Birthday Number 8
Eight people are daring and bold, usually naturally good in business and they have a knack for making or acquiring money. Eight people are very motivated by success and are quite competitive. They are also prone to being very self-confident, practical, and efficient which lends to others trusting them with their business. Eight people are often seen as “lucky” or having lucky breaks in life – but this is typically due to a natural drive and persistence that helps them attract what they want/need for success.
The farther from Number 1, the more complex are becoming the characteristics of Numbers. In most neurological guides Number 8 is often associated with business skills and with the ability to handle money. Perhaps, in the business world the representatives of Number 8 are showing themselves exactly this way, but the true potential of this Number lies a lot deeper, and it is clearly shown by the list of famous people that were born on this day. If one will take a closer look, he will find out, that there are a lot of artists and actors born under the Number 8. For many of them the world of business is not really interesting. How the Birthday Number 8 can manifest itself in their case? Let’s try to find it out in the interpretation below.
If a person is born on the 8th of any month, he will definitely be ambitious, he has a lot of energy and he is capable of a great deeds. This people are able to show a great intellectual and emotional effort, often bringing them to a leading position in everything they do. They are usually hard workers, but instead of the physical work they will prefer to work intellectually or emotionally, knowing that the effectiveness of efforts at these levels is much higher. Sometimes those born with Number 8 are experiencing some certain difficulties building a close relationship with the others because of the magnetic force of their personality, which can sometimes be overwhelming.
The number 8 symbolizes the principle of domination, control and achievement represents the executive decision-maker. The 8 person tends to be rather formal, stern and hard-headed. 8 is the number of the natural leader with a good grasp of how to accomplish any goal. More comfortable in the realm of material, tangible facts, the 8 person will be truly exceptional as soon as they develop their spiritual connection and natural intuition. The 8 energy must learn compassion as it is one of their ‘life lessons’.
The 8 Life Challenges are to overcome belligerence, manipulation, anger and judgment.
The ultimate accomplishment for the 8 person is to gain ‘wisdom’.
Number 8 are single-minded and show good judgment and executive skills, often achieving power and material success. 8 represent justice and balance.
Those under the influence of the powerful and karmic number 8 seem to endure life’s hardships more so than other numbers. They often face abuse (in its many manifestations), rejection, neglect, bullying, discrimination, broken homes and family breakdown and other dis-stabilizing life experiences in their younger, formative years during childhood and often into the teenage and early adult years.
The lessons of this path are many and varied, but generally have to do with learning to overcome adversity and learning about compassion for others through having faced and survived often horrendous life circumstances and/or situations. Although often unpleasant, these life lessons and experiences serve to teach those influenced by 8 to find their inner-strengths and step into their own power. To be a survivor rather than a victim. It brings harsh lessons of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.
Through adversity, those under the 8 influence learn to face and overcome obstacles and to rise above negativities and use their powerful talents and manifesting abilities for the benefit of the self, others, and humanity as a whole.
8 learn the attributes of resilience, rising above adversity and finding personal success in whatever field or direction their soul chooses in this lifetime. They learn compassion and empathy for their fellow human and through their own experiences of overcoming obstacles and difficulties are able to tap into a deep well of inner-wisdom and strength. This wisdom and life experience knowledge is to be used to teach, guide and assist others towards better ways of living, doing and being.
The 8 energy is known to be self-confident, ambitious and are often risk-takers. They are often found in authoritarian or managerial positions, and can sometimes become the ruthless workaholic. The 8 energy must watch that it does not become too obsessive.
Number 8 is the number of karma and carries within it the Universal Law of Truth, that is ’cause and effect’ – ‘as you reap, so shall you sow’. The number 8 is the first number of ‘Free Will’- accruing our karma.
Number 8 is the number of financial security. On the positive side, these people are usually quiet, reserved and shy. They do not obviously push ahead, but slowly and surely get to where they want to go, and nothing will stop them achieving their ambition/s.
On the negative side, the 8 energy can become ruthless and materialistic.
The mystery of the 8 is that of the Lemniscate – the external and continuous spiral of perpetual motion which is the supreme signature of the Universe and all evolutionary cycles.
This number offers no half-measures – it is either personal limitation or spiritual freedom.
8 is the ‘power’ number which needs always to be used for the good of mankind. The task of the 8 is great – and when awakened and developed, is the ‘Master Energy’ working for humanity. 8 people must give their all to whatever they undertake, and these people are called upon to lead, to take authority and to take up ideas and plans of others and bring them to accomplishment.
Strength, will and effort are energies of the 8 and their ultimate goal is mastery on all levels and planes of being. There is the opportunity to create a balance between the spiritual and material worlds – as above – so below.
Number 8 people see things in the larger picture and from a higher perspective. They look at life in a practical manner and with discernment. Being the leader and having authority, 8 must have goals and a purpose in life. They can direct the mind of humanity to reach a higher attainment, by giving their all in their undertakings. They can bring an infinite into the finite in harmonious balance.
The 8 vibration has much to give the world as they are a stable, efficient and dependable influence which others need. People with this energy have sound judgment and have a need for their idea of security. The diligent 8 will work tirelessly for a cause they believe in and like to see the results of their energies.
Finances, wealth and power can be the path of the 8, but if the spiritual side is neglected, there may be reverses (or loss) in life.
People of this number will leave an inheritance or legacy in life by all that they accomplish.
The 8 may try to be all things to all people, and needs to learn to delegate to others. There is a great deal of will, courage, integrity, trustworthiness and stability in the nature of 8. The need of this energy, when awakened and developed, is to work for the cause of bettering humanity, the community, the nation and the planet.
The 8 person has a philosophical nature and there is a desire to know about life and its purpose. The 8 is a natural doer and there is a strong driving force that persists to this goal. The intensity in which they work can be overwhelming to some other vibrations.
Relationships are necessary to the 8 person as they need to associate with humanity. They are loyal, true and dependable, frank and honest and they let you know where you stand at all times. 8 need love and admiration for the rewards of their efforts and achievements. At times they need to slow down to look at the real value of those near and dear to them.
A capacity for hard work can result in self-made success – if so, 8 seldom lets go. Though greed and miserliness lurk within this number, it is a determined striver.
Emotional characteristics – People of Number 8 usually have a very strong character, they are capable of deep emotional attachment, but in the same time they are often misunderstood, because it is not so easy to love them. They may seem cold sometimes, while deeply inside they are very emotional, but they just do not like to show their feelings much. Number 8 is expressing feelings through actions – doing something instead of saying it – and that’s where the misunderstanding comes from. They are capable of a great sacrifice, and they can be misused if they are getting too attached to the wrong person. Being in love, most people of Number 8 would like to do just anything for their loved ones, so it is better for them to choose their object really carefully.
Those born with the number 8 have a magnetic personality and they are very attractive to the opposite sex. They have great strength and they are sexually active, but they also have a spiritual inclination, they are looking for a spiritual connection with their partner, otherwise the relationship will not be long. The partner of number 8 should be the same strong, because if he does not give satisfaction, people of this number may look for it somewhere else. Maybe it is not always easy for Number 8 to find a suitable partner, but as long as this finally happens, they are eternally happy and they will never think to cheat or find someone else.
Harmonious relationships with number 8 are something people are looking for. But in the same time it is not so easy to achieve. The perfect partner of number 8 must possess a deep understanding and the ability to respect the very specific nature of his spouse. People of Number 8 need a complete freedom; independence is one of the most important things for them. Living next to them one has to maintain the spiritual fellowship, not to mention the physical side. It can be said that probably there is not much people who are really able to fully satisfy those born under Number 8. But if the efforts are enough – there is no better person for any kind of partnership, than Number 8. Often they find a perfect partner in the people born with the same Birthday Number.
People born with Number 8 are really great, but they should remember that sometimes it is difficult for the others to understand them. For their own sake they should not wait for the others to give them some approval, they should avoid falling into the extremes. They should do their best to control themselves not to let the pendulum of their emotions swing from one side to another. They should send their abilities toward a single goal, rather than wasting them on the useless emotions. If they will learn to accept what comes to them, without fighting with the whole world, they will be much happier and they will be able to achieve their goals much faster. They need to develop patience and put their determination and perseverance in a strict balance. In this case they will be able to raise up really high, because they already have everything, that is needed for success. They are smart, hardworking, they have a great spiritual and mental strength, and in the same time they are artistic and very sensitive.
Your strengths – You have a talent for business, and a good sense of money. Your approach to business is original, creative and daring. You have sound judgment and need the freedom to exercise it, lest you become bitter and tyrannical elsewhere in your life. It is advisable to avoid partnerships wherever possible. You are highly competitive and close partnerships — especially when power is divided equally — can lead you to indulge in intrigues and manipulation.
You are efficient and can handle large projects. If you do not already run your department or own business, you are destined for such a position. Leadership is your gift. In the same way, you have a great talent for organization. You can manage large groups of people and guide them along the lines of your vision. You are a realist, self-confident, practical, ambitious and goal-oriented. Others respect you and your judgment. They know that you can be depended upon; you come through.
You enjoy a challenge. The expectations of others stimulate you, especially if they doubt you can pull it off. You tend to be dramatic with money. You have a need for status and may show off the fruits of your labor with an impressive car or house. You are proud of your family and like to be complemented.
Your challenges – You have strong character, but may be domineering and bossy. You have little patience with weakness, be it your own or someone else’s. You do not express your feelings much.
You must develop the qualities of perseverance and survival. You will meet many obstacles, which must be viewed as challenges that, in fact, make you stronger. Your attitude toward the difficulties in life will be the difference between success and failure.
Number 8 resonates with the influences and vibrations of authority and personal power, self-confidence, executive ability, confidence, inner-strength, professionalism and the professional, management, material freedom, success, good judgment, money, finances, riches, manifesting wealth, abundance and prosperity, provision, investments, discrimination and discernment, giving and receiving, thoroughness, dependability, self-reliance, repose, practicality, consideration, inner-wisdom, self-sufficiency, social status, pragmatism, the ego, aggregation, compassion, dictatorship, executive, delegation, reality, truth and integrity, compassion, dictatorship, multiples, employment, stability, appearance, customs, skills and talents, exchanges, truth, good judgment and problem-solving, organization and organizing, achieving and achievements, decisiveness, control, constant, ambition, the authoritarian, challenge, efficiency, trustworthiness, insight, planning and the planner, sociability, works independently, learning through experience, true justice, retreat, patience, caution, self-discipline, free-will, insight, spiritual consciousness, expansion, dissolution, dimension of the timeless, good and bad, right and wrong, day and night, ability to see and relate to eternal dimensions, balance between forces, connects spirit and matter, developing confidence to follow a vision, breaks down barriers to transformation, reality, courage, a desire for peace and a love of humanity and world transformation.
Number 8 also relates to the concept of karma – the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect.
Relates to: The North Node of the Moon (individual fate)
Tarot Card: Strength
The number 8 is considered extrovert and is the highest feminine number. It’s attributes are ‘giving and receiving’ and 8 is the number of ‘karma‘. The related planet is Saturn and it is related to the star sign Scorpio. The Tarot card linked to the number 8 is the Strength Card.
Muted reds, greens and purples will appeal to number 8 as they are comfortable and confident colors that also have an element of luxurious. If feeling stressed, Number 8 should experiment with lighter colors
The Ruler: The Sun
Character: The Boss, powerful drive to succeed, the ability to rise above aversions and adversity, good decision-making, intensely active, seizes opportunities, takes control, wants security, achieves success.
Negative: The negative aspects of number 8 are a tendency towards a superiority complex, greed, tactlessness and domineering, sneering, condescending and superior.
8 in Relationships:Number 8 have a fear of expressing their emotions as they are frightened of rejection and being hurt. Anyone involved with a number 8 will need to initiate any discussions about love or commitment as number 8 will never expose themselves emotionally if they are unsure of the response they may receive.
Relationships can be tumultuous as part of 8 life/karmic lessons relate to establishing what they do and what they do not want in their lives. Number 8 must often experience a line of failed romantic relationships in order to learn the lessons that will hold them in good stead throughout the remainder of their lives. This is most often recognized and appreciated in time and with clear hindsight.
Early in life 8 will not be overly concerned with romance or relationships but are more likely to focus their attentions on their ambitions in other areas of their lives. If number 8s do form relationships in their youth they should try to set aside time to spend with their partners in formulating their plans and ambitions for the future.
8s often become workaholics and are happy to spend their time pursuing their career goals. Because of this, within a marriage or long-term relationship, they need a partner who understands and accepts their self-imposed working lifestyle.
Later in life, however, finding a partner and making a firm commitment may become an ambition within itself.
Relationships formed by number 8 later in life are more likely to succeed as they will have more energy and attention to devote to their partners once their other ambitions are realized and they have established themselves and their true wants and desires in life. Once they feel that they have achieved this they are most happy and willing to settle down into a comfortable and supportive long-term relationship with a compatible partner.
Partners need to be aware and accepting of 8 passion and drive to succeed at whatever they set their mind to, as this can cause feelings of separation and lack of care and/or support.
8s can be strong individuals, and because of their energies they often attract those who want/need someone else to take responsibility for them and care of them. They may attract clingy, needy and/or dependent friends and partners who always need their help, guidance, time, attention and financial assistance.
8 make for solid and dependable partners who are intelligent, loving and faithful. They often resonate best with those who carry similar neurological vibrations, such as 2, 4 and 6.
Parenthood – As parents, number 8 will want to ensure that their children are raised in an environment that is secure and comfortable. They will want their children to have the best of everything and will spare no expense in providing for them.
Number 8 find parenthood less stressful later in life when they are more likely to have the financial means to provide for their children. They will also have more time to spend with their children, which they will find very rewarding.
The children of number 8 parents will know that they can always turn to their parents for support and security in all matters.
Home and Leisure – Sports that have an element of a challenge will appeal to number 8 as they like the excitement and sense of achievement of overcoming the odds, and will often be attracted to sports such as rock climbing and hiking. Any activity that has an obvious finished result will make number 8s happy. Pleasure can also be derived from the simple act of completing a difficult jigsaw puzzle.
The homes of number 8 will reflect their confidence and contentment. 8s will enjoy putting their practical skills to use about the home and surrounds and will take pleasure in DIY projects. Number 8s have a passion for gadgets and new technology and their homes will be full of labor-saving devices. Unlike many people, number 8 will make full use of their appliances.
Careers – Number 8 have strong ambitions and a deep desire to succeed and are prepared to work hard and commit themselves totally to their careers in the pursuit of success. Work can in fact become something of an obsession for number 8 and they should try to achieve a better balance between work and pleasure.
Efficient workers who know how to use their initiative, number 8 are valuable employees and have a great deal to offer an employer. The organizational skills, motivation and enthusiasm of number 8s are respected and valued by employers, and number 8 hard work usually results in swift promotions.
As managers, number 8 are skilled and fair. Decision-making does not daunt number 8 and they are happy to make important decisions and to carry the responsibility for the consequences. Number 8 recognize the importance of teamwork and working together towards a common goal and they will encourage members of their team to make the most of their personal abilities and skills for the benefit of all. It is important for number 8 to share power and responsibility in the workplace and not take on all the pressure or glory alone.
Number 8 are well-suited to careers in finance and marketing, but also do well in setting up their own businesses.
8 are natural humanitarians (often despite negative and/or harsh experiences with others in their lifetimes) so strive to bring justice to unjust matters. They often choose careers where their work brings in a solid income, but also serves for the benefit of others.
Many become advocates for the down-trodden, abused and under-privileged either within the realm of their career or business, or in their own time and space. Their ultimate goal is to unite and heal humanity.
8 resonate and excel at any type of professional or executive, business owner, manager, publisher, contractor, engineer, financial analyst, judge..
Ideal Gifts – Both men and women with the 8 energy like anything expensive and/or of quality.
An iPod, a new high-tech gadget, a beautiful outfit or something personally distinctive suits them well. They are often vain too, so a beauty salon voucher or pampering products make ideal gifts.