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8 LIFE PATH: The Powerhouse
Personal Mission: To Develop Abundance, Power, and the Satisfaction 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 seek the freedom that comes from being financially stable. From early on, your drive will center on money in one way or another.
The 8 Life Path isn’t particularly easy sailing, since you’re meant to use power, influence, authority, and control to make a positive difference in the world. You're guaranteed to have big "Authority Issues" early in your life - and possibly all your life.
You’ll 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 fabulous, this path demands a great deal of discipline, wisdom, and fortitude.
Your first testing ground will be in the arena of your personal power. You'll often experience difficult childhood experiences that test your will, stamina, resolve, and fortitude to stand up for yourself in a healthy way and move into bigger realms of achievement.
Once you accept that yours is a life meant for success and achievement, the real work begins. You’ve got excellent executive and entrepreneurial skills. A key for you is to think big and find the right processes and people to support you in your enterprises.
Focusing intently on your higher purpose will keep you out of trouble—or at least might deter you from getting in a whole heap of trouble.
The 8 Life Path is fairly unforgiving: You don’t get away with much. If you’re driving five miles over the speed limit surrounded by ten other cars doing the same thing, you’re the one who’ll get 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 provides a perfect example. How many other people engaged in the same type of insider trading as Martha Stewart? Yet she’s the one who was arrested, tried, convicted, and went to prison.
Right or wrong, the 8 Life Path person must act with uncompromising ethics at all times. Martha Stewart bounced right back—resilience is another 8 Life Path trait, so take note of it—yet the message is clear: Your ethics will be tested.
You’re easily misinterpreted by others, so 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 manner with little room for gray. You may be the classic workaholic, which partly comes from wanting to be a great provider.
Like the 4 Life Path, the 8 Life Path is rife with family issues. Understand that you’ve endured some profound experiences in your life, and either you can be ground up and spit out by them or you can choose to see them as your favorite teachers—that they were hard on you gave you the opportunity to learn about yourself. Strife and struggle can be used to your advantage because through them you’ll develop a thick skin for discomfort and also some great skills and tools to help you obtain your goals.
One thing you have trouble getting past in your personal life is infidelity. You simply can’t get over it and won’t be able to forgive, so it’s best to release that person from your life. This also goes for betrayal in business.
As an 8 Life Path, be aware that you won’t be able to revive the trust you need to make the relationship whole and optimally functional again.
You don’t have a lot of tolerance for people who feel sorry for themselves, which is ironic because oftentimes 8 Life Paths view themselves as victims. If you choose to dwell on the negative—and the 8 Life Path typically sees more than its share of what can certainly be considered “negative” —this leads you to deep depression.
A caution: 8 Life Paths often have reoccurring health issues because of stress and addiction, even though your constitution is the most hearty and resilient of all the numbers. You can also be accident prone because sometimes you don’t live in the moment and aren’t paying attention.
Interestingly, being on the 8 Life Path, with its emphasis on money and power, is no guarantee that you’ll live 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 doesn't give you a particularly charmed and easy time with money. You will need to give concerted effort, organization, management, and resolve to making things happen and to define and meet your goals.
While everyone in the world has to deal with money, for you, money is a central theme and a central focus of your life. You think in business-like ways and money is important to you, one way or the other!
An 8 Path person is just as likely to be drawn toward scarcity. You could end up destitute at worst and just “making ends meet” at best. If you can, however, embrace the idea that making money is all right— for you, not only all right, but imperative to your life purpose—you’ll discover it doesn’t take much to launch into huge success. The 8 vibration provides the energy with which to achieve financial abundance through concerted effort, ethical conduct, and attention to your higher purpose.
I know many 8 Life Paths who have struggled with a load of issues from childhood who have either succumbed to addiction and victimization or blazed through their fear and anger over their circumstances to rise from the ashes like the Phoenix. That’s how dramatic the 8 Life Path can be. I know many 8 Life Paths who’ve been like the poster child for “The Rise and Fall and Rise of [insert your name here].” They're destitute, addicted, lazy, and then, through some strange turn of events, clean and sober, passionate about something, and a millionaire within a year. No kidding.
As an 8 Life Path, take heart. It’s not willy-nilly or random chance that you find yourself in the trenches over and over again. The tough stuff is the core of this vibration, making the ultimate rewards you get for your efforts even sweeter.
I already mentioned Martha Stewart. I bring her up again with the intent to illustrate the resilient qualities of the 8 Life Path. You’re positioned to bounce back from adversity when you stay positive and keep your ethics clean. How many people could go from being America’s cooking and homemaking expert to convict and back again without much tarnish? Lesser folks would have slunk away from the spotlight with their tails between their legs. Not Martha. She’s focused on her strengths and goes with it.
Common threads when an 8 Life Path is “on fire” and working with optimal energies are being at ease with financial abundance, using power and authority wisely and for the good of others, not dwelling in the negative or becoming a victim to circumstances, and being abundantly giving of time, money, and influence to make the world a better place.
Your life purpose is to use your abundance and power to make the world a better place.
8 LIFE PATH: Potential Challenges
Your potential challenges are:
To work through issues related to money, power, authority, control, and recognition.
To reflect and ask: “Do I either strive for control and power or do I give it away?” You may aim to control others around you or give your power away to others who abuse it and you. You might have an authoritarian mate or an abusive parent. You often allow employers, parents, or others treat you with a lack of respect or with 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 may end up destitute at worst or just punching the time clock at best. The drive toward material abundance comes with equally strong fears of abundance. Meaning, many times an 8 Life Path will want money and yet because of a belief that money is “evil” or because of negative messages received during childhood, you’re challenged by your tendencies to go the opposite direction toward scarcity.
To understand that issues with money will be likely to recur throughout your life. You may also confront issues of power, control, authority, or recognition. You may have no issues with money; your major issues may be with power and recognition.
To embrace the fact that money and spirituality can co-exist.
To make the leap from self-centered entitlement into giving, generosity, and feelings of abundance, if you were born with a “silver spoon” in your mouth. Those born into wealth have the tendency to distance themselves from other people. If you were born into poverty you may have a tendency to use your history as a rationale for never taking reasonable steps to become financially abundant.
To make a concerted effort to avoid greed. If you misuse or repress your power, it’ll turn around and destroy you. Clarity of focus teamed with a higher purpose is imperative to your healthy success. The central work for you involves contacting your sense of inner abundance, not just striving for material wealth in the outer world.
8 LIFE PATH: Strengths to Develop
You’re a powerful person. You need to experience inner abundance, power, and respect before you can effectively manifest these qualities in the world. Your destiny involves money one way or another. Yet you aren’t here just for money; you’re here to manifest abundance in terms of attitude and feeling. Find ways to give to others throughout your life.
You can be successful with anything you focus on accomplishing. When exploring the energy of the 8 Life Path, you find that you have both an attraction and an aversion to success. It’s a struggle. Sometimes you can become lazy and bored with life. Though you may face difficulties, you must learn how to focus on your goal, start it, and follow through with the necessary work to manifest your vision.
Others may find you intimidating. Even if you aren’t vocal or aggressive, your internal sense of power is undeniable. Even when you can’t see it, others can. You have concerns about not allowing others to control you. When you’re engaged in using your power constructively, you’re working with your optimal energy.
You’re a doer and an achiever. Once you realize that you’re meant to have financial success in your life, you can start working with 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.
7 LIFE PATH: The Seeker
Personal Mission: To Develop Your Sense of Spirituality, Intuition, Trust, and Openness in Every Aspect of Your Life
You were born to learn to have faith in yourself and in others. There is a lot of spiritual energy surrounding you, so you need a strong spiritual base. You would excel as a philosopher, analyst, or researcher because you’re always seeking truth and knowledge, and love delving into life’s mysteries.
You tend to devour information and excel when you’re able to consolidate meaning out of a stack of data and then share your findings with like-minded people.
Do you feel as though you’re a little out of place in the world? Many 7 Life Paths feel as though they’re old souls who are here exploring the material world. You're most often on a different wavelength than other people. You’re bright, intelligent, and intense. You’re good with technical problems, at writing, and in discovering things.
Do you feel intuitive? You have a natural intuitive ability that is in some ways at odds with your highly analytic mind. This can be a point of confusion for you. On one hand, you’re all about data, knowledge, and research, and you need accepted systems of thought to operate in your chosen realm.
On the other hand, you’re constantly receiving intuitive data that you can’t qualify or quantify and it may scare you. Either you block and suppress your intuition—which could lead to dissatisfaction and ill health—or you learn to respect and balance both aspects of your highly calibrated mind.
Perhaps you experience the opposite: You fully embrace your psychic awareness and refuse to use your grounded, analytical abilities.
Either way, inviting both aspects of your cognition (analysis and intuition) to co-exist and co-create can have a profoundly positive impact on your life.
Really, at the end of the day, yours is a highly internal journey where you're primarily purpose is to get to know who you are in the deepest, most authentic and soulful way. And this will take a lifetime. Because of the push-and-pull between your belief in hard data and your intuition, it’s important for you to take time alone periodically to regroup.
In Numerology, the 7 is the number of contemplation and of being alone. Often those on a 7 Life Path will spend good portions of their lives on their own.
Meditation is imperative. Nature is rejuvenating. You flourish and relax when you connect with the environment in some way. You need consistent exercise to move your energy around as well. Self-care is necessary for you to have a balanced life. You work best in a position where you can spend some time alone.
In healthy, loving relationships, you tend to be honest, loyal, and direct. Even so, you often have trouble being supportive or praising your partner. This behavior is based on a fear that your loved ones might realize you’re not “good enough” for them and will leave you. The irony is that if people do leave it’s because they feel undervalued and neglected.
In terms of relating: You can have a sharp tongue, so you need to think about your style of communication and the goals you have for communicating. You tend to get stuck in your head. You’ll over-analyze everything and every situation.
You’re also not always the best at understanding people’s wants and needs. You have an air of secrecy about you and enjoy a sense of mystery. You need space and privacy and don’t allow others into your personal life unless you invite them in.
You may appear aloof to others, yet you are simply observing the world and processing it in your own way. If you don’t operate with the higher-level vibration the 7 Life Path Number brings with it, then you’re probably exhausting to be around because you will focus on petty things and can appear to be somewhat shallow.
In some ways, it’s as if you’re visiting the planet because you really don’t feel as though you’re from here. If you lack the anchor of solid spiritual beliefs, you’ll attempt to escape the rather mundane routine of daily life. When you’re off track and lack psycho-spiritual resources, you’re drawn to drugs, alcohol, sex, excessive travel, or overwork. You have profound gifts to share with the world. Powerful intuition, refinement, science, and philosophy are your strengths in a lifetime optimally devoted to study and inner reflection.
We love many well-known 7 Life Paths for their mysterious, vulnerable, and complex persona's. Given that the Seven Life Path is continuously working with issues relating to trust and openness, no wonder we are fascinated with you—you’re so hard to figure out.
Common threads when a 7 Life Path is working with optimal energies are being attuned equally to intuition and intellect, wisdom, being at peace with yourself, and not being afraid of opening up emotionally to others.
Your life purpose is to develop your sense of higher purpose, trust yourself and others, and trust in the process of your life so that you can feel safe enough to open up and share your inner beauty and wisdom with the world.
7 LIFE PATH: Potential Challenges
Your potential challenges are:
To trust and be open. Trust begins with self-trust, which doesn’t come easily for you. You often trust your thinking mind over your inner knowing. You need to be open to both forms of knowing.
To develop your own approach to life. You tend to trust theviews and ideas of others more than your own, so you often attempt to fit yourself to their approaches.
To evaluate the experts, books, and methods you learn about, embrace that which works best, and listen to your own instincts rather than taking all the information at face value.
To honor your need for privacy. If you learn to balance your need for private time with your need for social interaction, you will feel more fulfilled.
To come to terms with your feelings about past betrayals and instances of being misunderstood. The pain you feel has been compounded by the fact that you started out trusting and set yourself up for being misunderstood or taken advantage of.
To overcome your mixed feelings about intimate relationships. You want them, but you don’t. In relationships you need and want a partner for companionship in order to feel a sense of completion, harmony, and balance. You can only have a balanced and healthy intimate relationship when you don’t look for completion through another.
To realize you’ll feel most satisfied when you’re able to balance your intuition and your analytical mind. You’ll be challenged with balancing the two arenas (right brain/left brain). To deeply connect with your path of seeking deeper truths. If you fear the unknown, you’ll experience a sense of anxiety, confusion, or frustration.
7 LIFE PATH: Strengths to Develop
You’re wise beyond your years. Learning to cultivate and embrace wisdom is your life’s purpose. You will learn more effectively through having direct experiences and trial and error experimentation than through reading books or being told.
You’re incredibly intuitive. In order to find your authentic self, focus on cultivating your intuition, knowledge, and acceptance. Having a tendency to lack healthy personal boundaries, you typically share everything you think and feel, and then later feel hurt, betrayed, or misunderstood when people don’t respond well to your sharing.
You’re an excellent communicator. Take the opportunity to express yourself directly and openly. When you come to trust yourself and your heart, you’ve got nothing to fear. When you trust your intuition, you’re an insightful guide for others. At the end of the day, you’re meant to be a spiritual teacher to yourself and others, in whatever unique manner this teaching manifests for you.
You’re intelligent. You have a highly developed mind and so you also need an equally developed physical body. You need physical exercise, meditation, and time spent in nature. Good outlets or you would be hiking, dance, and martial arts.
You have high expectations of yourself and others. Keep reviewing your expectations, allowing others (as much as yourself) their journey. This runs the gambit from letting go of your impatience with bad drivers to forgiving someone for having deeply hurt you.