Life Number 8: Meaning and Symbols


The powerhouse

Personal Mission: To develop abundance, power and the contentment that comes from success in the material world.

The lesson of the 8 Life Path is how to manage your personal relationship with power and money. This path is about establishing and building financial security. You are looking for the freedom that comes from being financially stable. From the start, your drive will be money oriented one way or another.

Sailing the 8th Way is not particularly easy as you are meant to use power, influence, authority and control to make a positive difference in the world. You are guaranteed to have major “authority issues” in your early life – and possibly all of your life.

You will tend to be either a huge success or a major “failure” – or both at different times.

Yours is the journey of money, power and authority, and while that may sound fantastic, this path requires a lot of discipline, wisdom and determination.

Your first testing ground will be in the arena of your personal power. You will often experience difficult childhood experiences that test your will, stamina, determination and determination to stand up for yourself in a healthy way and move into greater realms of achievement.

Once you accept that yours is a life meant for success and achievement, the real work begins. You have excellent management and entrepreneurial skills. A key for you is to think big and find the right processes and people to support you in your ventures.

Focusing intently on your higher purpose will keep you out of trouble – or at the very least can keep you from getting into a whole lot of trouble.

The 8th Way of Life is quite ruthless: you don’t get away with it much. If you drive five miles over the speed limit, surrounded by ten other cars doing the same, you’re the one who gets a ticket. It may not seem fair, but that’s the way it is.

Martha Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is on an 8 Life Path and her story is a perfect example. How many other people did the same kind of insider trading as Martha Stewart? Yet she is the one who was arrested, tried, convicted and went to prison.

Right or wrong, the 8 Life Path person must always act without compromise. Martha Stewart bounced right back — resilience is another 8 Life Path trait, so pay attention — but the message is clear: your ethics will be tested.

You are easily misinterpreted by others, so you must learn to be tactful in your communication. You feel compelled to tell “the truth” without padding and that doesn’t go well with most people. You see things in a black and white way with little room for gray. You may be the classic workaholic, which is partly because you want to be a great provider.

Like the 4th Way, the 8th Way is full of family issues. Understand that you have had some profound experiences in your life, or you can be grounded and spat out by them or you can choose to see them as your favorite teachers – that they were hard on you and gave you the chance to learn about yourself. Struggle and struggle can be used to your advantage as it gives you a thick skin for discomfort and also some great skills and tools to help you achieve your goals.

One thing you have trouble getting past in your personal life is infidelity. You simply can’t get over it and you won’t be able to forgive, so it’s best to free that person from your life. This also applies to betrayal in business.

As 8 Life Path, keep in mind that you cannot restore the trust you need to make the relationship complete and optimally functional again.

You don’t have much tolerance for people who feel sorry for themselves, which is ironic because 8 Life Paths often see themselves as victims. Choosing to stick with the negative – and the 8 life path usually sees more than its share of what can certainly be considered ‘negative’ – leads to deep depression.

A word of warning: 8 Pathways often have recurring health problems due to stress and addiction, even though your constitution is the most firm and resilient of all numbers. You can also be accident prone because sometimes you don’t live in the moment and don’t pay attention.

Interestingly, being on the 8 Life Path, with an emphasis on money and power, is no guarantee that you will lead a charmed financial life. Understand this: The 8 is all about mastering the art of success in the material world – money, power, control, authority.

It does not give you a particularly charmed and easy time with money. You will have to put in concerted effort, organization, management and determination to make things happen and define and achieve your goals.

While everyone in the world deals with money, money is a central theme and focus in your life for you. You think in a business sense and money is important to you, somehow!

A person with 8 paths is just as likely to be drawn to scarcity. You could end up poor at worst and just “get around” at best. However, if you can embrace the idea that making money is good – for you, not only good, but necessary for your life purpose – you will discover that it doesn’t take much to launch a huge success. The 8 vibration provides the energy to achieve financial abundance through concerted effort, ethical behavior and attention to your higher purpose.

I know many 8 life paths who struggled with a ton of childhood issues who either succumbed to addiction and victimization or dug up their fear and anger at their circumstances to rise from the ashes like the Phoenix. That’s how dramatic the 8 Way of Life can be. I know many 8 life paths that have been as the poster child for “The Rise and Fall and Rise of [vul hier je naam in].” They are destitute, addicted, lazy and then, by a strange turn of events, clean and sober, passionate about something and become a millionaire within a year. No joke.

As an 8 life path, take courage. It’s not a quirky or random chance that you’ll find yourself in the trenches again and again. The hard stuff is at the heart of this vibration, making the ultimate rewards you get for your efforts even sweeter.

I’ve already mentioned Martha Stewart. I bring it up again with the intent of illustrating the resilient qualities of the 8th life path. You are in a position to bounce back from adversity if you stay positive and keep your ethics clean. How many people could go from America’s cooking and homework expert to convict and back again without much hit? Smaller people would have sneaked out of the spotlight with their tails between their legs. Martha not. She is focused on her strengths and agrees.

Common threads when an 8 life path is ‘on fire’ and operating with optimal energies, are comfortable with financial abundance, use wisdom and authority wisely and for the good of others, do not remain negative or fall victim to circumstances, and give abundantly time, money and influence to make the world a better place.

Your life purpose is to use your abundance and strength to make the world a better place.


Your potential challenges are:

Solve problems related to money, power, authority, control and recognition. To think and ask: “Am I striving for control and power or am I giving it away?” You can try to control others around you or give your power away to others who abuse it and you. You may have an authoritarian partner or an abusive parent. You often allow employers, parents, or others to treat you with disrespect or contempt until you learn to stand up for yourself and claim your power. To work against your impulse to avoid material success. If you don’t learn to avoid these impulses, you could end up destitute at worst, or simply clock the clock at best. The urge for material abundance comes with equally strong fears of abundance. This means that an 8 life path often wants money and yet because you believe that money is “bad” or because of negative messages you received during your childhood, you are challenged by your tendency to follow the opposite direction of scarcity. understand that problems with money are likely to arise throughout your life. You may also be faced with power, control, authority or recognition. You may not have any problems with money; your biggest problems may be with strength and recognition. Embracing that money and spirituality can coexist. To make the leap from self-centered entitlement to giving, generosity and feelings of abundance, if you were born with a “silver spoon” in your mouth. Those born in wealth tend to distance themselves from other people. If you were born into poverty, you tend to use your history as a reason for never taking reasonable steps to become financially abundant. Make a concerted effort to avoid greed. If you abuse or suppress your power, it will turn and destroy you. Clarity of focus along with a higher purpose is necessary for your healthy success. The central work for you involves getting in touch with your sense of inner abundance and not just striving for material wealth in the outer world.

Get well soon

You are a powerful person. You must experience inner abundance, strength and respect before you can effectively manifest these qualities in the world. Your destiny somehow involves money. Yet you are not only here for money; you are here to manifest abundance in terms of attitude and feeling. Find ways to give to others throughout your life. You can be successful with whatever you focus on. When you explore the energy of the 8 Life Path, you find yourself with both an attraction and an aversion to success. It’s a struggle. Sometimes you can get lazy and life gets boring. While you may run into difficulties, you need to learn how to focus on your goal, start it, and do whatever it takes to manifest your vision. Others may find you intimidating. Even if you’re not vocal or aggressive, there’s no denying your internal sense of power. Even if you can’t see it, others can. You worry about not allowing others to control you. When you are using your strength constructively, you are working with your optimal energy. You are a doer and an achiever. Once you realize that you are meant to be financially successful in your life, you can begin your expansive energy. When you banish the feelings that keep you from achievement, you can think big and play big. When you focus on what you want with drive and intensity, you can achieve anything. Whatever you want is worth working for.


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