The number 8 is a powerful, masculine number capable of achieving great things and acquiring great wealth. But while it’s easy to be overawed by the 8’s confidence and authority, few people realise that the 8 is all about balance. This is signified by the shape of the number, which sits perfectly poised and balanced. Many are drawn to the number in the hope it will bring them money and power, but 8 is also the number of Karma. It teaches cause and effect and shows that you reap what you sow. The 8 strikes a balance between the material and spiritual worlds, which is the key to its success. Meaning of the Number 8
An 8 is driven, hardworking and goal-driven. But although it will often accumulate huge wealth through its endeavours, it is not greedy and money is not its primary focus. It is honest and generous to others but as natural risk-takers those with strong 8s in their chart will often lose their fortunes a few times throughout their lives. However they bounce back stronger from these knocks, learn valuable lessons and emerge even more successful than before. 8s need to learn valuable lessons throughout their lives and tend to experience more hardship than other numbers. They will often have to overcome extreme adversity and by going through periods of trauma they will develop a real sense of understanding, compassion and empathy. The 8 is very focused and has the confidence and inner-strength to keep it going when the going gets tough. They are survivors rather than victims.
The 8 has excellent judgement and is particularly adept at problem solving. This means 8s are often drawn to careers in law enforcement or the armed forces. However 8 is a number that must be used for good, so many 8s will also fit well into humanitarian careers. They will soon rise to the top, thanks to their natural confidence, drive and diplomacy. They are able to take control of a situation and produce results, even under difficult circumstances. Ambitious and effective, they will always do well in the workplace but they will have to resist the temptation to become workaholics.
On the negative side an 8 can be angry, intolerant and aggressive. They can be tactless and upset others with their air of superiority. But the 8 is a symbol of resilience and throughout its life will learn to overcome obstacles using a combination of strength and diplomacy. They won’t hide from confrontation but they won’t alienate others in the process. They also make loyal and dependable lovers, albeit with a tendency to speak the truth where others would sugarcoat it. No matter what, the 8 will lead from the front with courage and skill.
Numbers and their meaning in numerology