The Meaning Of Number 8

 In Personal Development

It is true that the number 8, more than any other number, puts the emphasis in the areas of career, business, finances and authority. As with many other single-digit numbers, the shape of the number reflects its most important attribute. In the case of the number 8, that is, first and foremost, balance.

What the Number 8 Means

The 8 is thWhat's the meaning of number 8?e great Karmic equalizer, a force that just as easily creates as it destroys. When the 8 comes knocking, you can be assured that you will reap what you’ve sown.

The 8 balances the material and immaterial worlds. At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic.


The spiritual side of the 8 is practical, realistic and intelligent. It knows the difference between make-believe and genuine spiritual realizations.

On the material plane, it is focused on results, often in the form of money, yet does not care much about money for the sake of money. It is not greedy, it sees money as a tool, not an end-result. It is generous and willing to take risks. People with strong 8s in their charts often make and lose fortunes a couple of times during their life. They never consider bankruptcy a reason to slow down or feel sorry, but, rather, come out stronger and more success-oriented than before.

Traits of The Number 8

Some of the more recognizable traits of the 8 are-

  • drive
  • ambition
  • authority
  • efficiency
  • organization
  • management
  • discipline
  • control

The 8 is goal-oriented, focused, has good judgment, can discriminate and is practical, a realist. Its closest relative is the 1 as both numbers are powerful, have strong leadership skills, are unquestionably masculine and will not shy away from a confrontation.

However, where the 1 lacks diplomatic skills and an understanding of human nature — more typically the traits of the 2 — the 8 has those abilities as well, which is perhaps the most important reason the 8 tends to do well in business and in authority roles (the military and law enforcement draw a lot of 8s).

When the Number 8 Appears on Your Profile Chart

Children that meditate can change the world

Children that meditate can change the world

When the 8 appears in your personality profile chart, it indicates the presence of the character traits mentioned earlier, as well as the potential to be very successful and prosperous — hence the reason so many people like to manipulate their charts to add one or more 8s.

The energy of the 8 needs to be supported by other numbers in order to flourish. For example, the 4 to help you keep an eye on the all-important details. The 9 to keep you in touch with your humanity. So be careful what you ask for.

More About 8’s

If you decide to change your name to add one or more 8s to your chart, and the rest of your chart does not support this strong force, you may come to inherit more of its negative powers like-

  • frustration
  • dissatisfaction
  • anger
  • aggression
  • greed
  • intolerance
  • hate
  • insomnia

A higher-than-average percentage of 8s find their way into the top echelons of society, but you will also find a disproportionate number of 8s among the homeless.

If the 8 appears in your cycles, especially your Essence cycle, there is an increase in energy and focus, a sense of “can do,” and enhanced self-confidence. The shape of the 8 shows balance, but it also shows confidence, as it looks you right in the eye.  A positive 8 is honest to a fault, generous and forgiving.

They are physically imposing and often athletic, especially good in sports requiring strength and endurance. They are not particularly romantic, as they prefer a practical and straight-forward approach, but they are loving and more than carry their weight.


As with all single-digit numbers, the 8 has a positive and a negative side. However, one of the mysteries of Numerology is that there is a small number of people who, from an early age on and for no discernible reason, seem to turn the exact opposite direction of what their charts indicate. The key word here is “seem.”

This phenomena is found with all numbers, but appears to affect 8s more than others. There are quite a few people whose charts are dominated with 8s who become priests, missionaries, humanitarians and so forth, but those sacrificing and loving souls do still tend to be good at fundraising, money management and authority.

What’s Your Number?

Want to learn what your number is?  This is a great tool for aligning you and your personal Life Path Number.

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It’s Your Year!  It’s the year of the 8 what are you going to do with it?

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  • John Caffall Elder

    Your brilliant Rhonda! I Love reading your blog. I picture in my mind Sherri and I (married 29 years today) living the dream life like you and Brian and your little girl..she is so cute!
    I’ve got a lot of work to do. So I’ll keep working hard following The Unstoppable Family and Josh and the tribe to my dream life. Thanks

  • Bruce

    Hey there. First I wanted to ask you if your intent was to post this on a 2/7/2015=8 day. If so that is heads up for you since the h is alzo an 8 as is the z In what I just wrote. And if u were to throw in a quote or two about success=8 that would work too since the q=8 too. Rhonda has the 8 too. I wrote about the 8 today in my blog post and I would so like it if u could comment on it too!! Thanks for this one!

  • Michelle Anderson

    Thanks for a great post Rhonda. I discovered I was a 1 – You perform best when you are left to your own devices. Ideally you should own your own business and be your own boss. Hold fast to your life’s dream and work with the determination you possess to realize it.

  • Stephen Moody

    #6…You possess great compassion and seek to be of service to others.

    Wow this was pretty interesting to find out. Thanks for sharing this tool, I learned something about myself that I never knew. I honestly love the #8 and #11 my whole life. Now it is time to utilize my 6th sense and share the love.
    Rock on #8 and Be Unstoppable 🙂

  • Alicia Billman Kraemer

    Thanks for the cool tool! My life path number is 4 and the description is a little uncanny, lol. I like that this year is an 8…and my number is a factor of 8, so yeah…it’s my year too! =)

    You are practical, down to earth with strong ideas about right and wrong.

    Life Path Number: 4

    You are orderly and organized, systematic and controlled, you are decisive and methodical employing a step by step rational approach to problems solving. Once committed you do not give up easily!

    You are not one for ‘get rich quick’ schemes. Rather you use hard work and long hours to build a business or career- you seek to establish a solid foundation. Precise, tenacious and persevering, you have great potential for success, but only after putting out effort and overcoming the limitations you so often encounter.

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