A Life Path 8 is naturally gifted with superior natural leadership abilities, along with the capacity to easily build and accumulate wealth. You portray a great balance of power and balance, which is why 8 Life Path individuals are literal powerhouses.
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Life Path 8 – The Powerhouse
If you are a Life Path 8, your personal mission is to develop a great deal of power, abundance, as well as the satisfaction that comes from attaining material success in the world. There’s a lot you need to learn and maneuver through.
For example, in as much as your biggest lesson in life is to learn how to manage all the personal relationships you have, aside from your money and power, being on this life path is more about the establishment and building of financial security.
It is in your nature/ DNA to seek out the freedom and the power that come with being in a financially stable place. So, from an early age, your drive is centered around money and power, in one way or the other.
The Search for Balance and Power
As an 8 Life Path, you have this great talent for management. You are the kind of person who can manage anything and everything in your life, especially your finances and business. You also portray a keen understanding of what makes the material world, as well as an intuitive understanding of what makes just about all enterprises work.
Along with this intuitive understanding of the material world, is an understanding of the things you need to do to inspire people to join you in your rather elusive quests, and the interesting bit is that most of the time, these people are not capable of seeing exactly what or how you see the things you are talking about.
What this means is that you will be left to deal with the guidance and inspiration of these people you wish to work with for them to see your quest. Your continual inspiration, guidance, as well as encouragement, is essential to you, but also a challenge because you are forced to prod these individuals into action.
It is up to you – your vision, dreams, and your superior leadership abilities and talents to direct these people along the lines of your vision and success. So, in as much a Life Path 8 attracts a lot more than all the other life paths, you have to put in a significant amount of effort. And that is where the biggest challenge of your life is.
As an adult learning that they are on the 8 Life Path, if you look back at your life, you will realize that you have had issues with authority for as long as you can remember.
However, your growth and maturity now tell you that even though yours is the beautiful and powerful journey of power, money, and authority, this fabulous side of life demands wisdom, fortitude, and discipline.
The cost you pay for being The Powerhouse is either a major success or a huge failure, and in other cases, both of these happen to you, but at different times.
Life Path 8 – Challenges and Tests
1. Internal Power Battles
On this life path, your biggest test will be in learning about and how to use your personal power. This side of your life means that you most likely experienced a great deal of childhood experiences, experiences that test(ed) your resolve, will, stamina, and your fortitude – especially when it comes to standing up to yourself in the healthiest of ways and moving up to a higher realm of success and achievement.
With these internal conflicts, you may not feel that you really are a powerhouse, but the bright side of things comes when you accept yourself and believe that your life should be and is all about achievement and success. When you get yourself here, the real work in your life begins.
2. Not So Lucky
Your Life Path is Unforgiving, and you may feel that you are the unlucky one – you are the one who gets pulled over for driving 4 miles over the limit, even when you are not the only driver over the speed limit.
Though unfair, it is what it is, and you have to be ready for these challenges. You could model your life out of Martha Stewart’s life – although there are many others who were involved in insider trading, she’s the only one who was arrested, tried, and convicted, and she spent her life in prison.
The others weren’t touched. What does this mean for you? Simple, whether right or wrong, a Life Path 8 must never compromise on their ethics or morals.
Interestingly though, a Life Path 8 is very resilient, which explains how Martha Stewart was able to bounce right back up. But even with this knowledge, remember that being on the 8 Life Path means endless ethical tests, but you will prevail.
3. Communication Troubles
You wouldn’t expect this to be one of your salty features, you are supposed to be one of the best executives anyway, but it happens. How? Well, you will be misinterpreted by others many times.
You also see things in black-and-white, with no room for gray areas, and you are naturally compelled to say it as it is – no padding, no warming them up, no sweet-talking. So, be ready to work on how you convey information. Be tactful when communicating.
4. Recurrent health issues
the other big challenge of life path 8 individuals is the recurrence of health issues, often because of addiction and stress. You are also prone to accidents. And sometimes, you are not really present or capable of living in the moment. You also don’t pay much attention some times.
5. Nothing is guaranteed
even though being on this 8 Life Path characterizes you as a Powerhouse with the ability to amass a great deal of wealth, you are not guaranteed this wealth.
You must master the art of success in this material world – you need to understand how to deal with control, power, money, and authority. Remember that you could lose it all.
6. Drawn to Scarcity
You are supposed to be a powerhouse, but you might find yourself drawn to scarcity, only to end up in destitution, trying to make ends meet.
To counter this, tune in to your higher purpose/ vibration, maintain ethical conduct, and put in more effort. Note that this doesn’t have to stop you, because even with all your struggles, once you put in your all and tap into your higher purpose, you will rise from the ashes like a Phoenix.
- You have a high degree of detachment
- Be careful not to fall into the temptation of living above your means
- Your power could corrupt you, and you could be intolerant, stubborn, overbearing, or impatient.
An 8 Life Path has excellent entrepreneurial and executive skills. You think really big, and you can find the right processes, as well as the people you need by your side to support the enterprises you choose.
But as mentioned above, trouble will always find you, but as a powerhouse, you can avoid these challenges, and the best ways for you to do that is to focus with intent on your higher purpose. Losing focus makes everything else out of sync for you, and that would drop you into a deep pit of trouble.
Your communication challenges aside, you are the classic workaholic, especially because you inherently believe that you must be the best provider.
To make things work, you have given in your concerted efforts, management, and your organizational abilities, all necessary for you to make things happen and for you to meet and define your goals.
You are a good judge of character, and you attract the right people easily – think business partners and the right employees.
A life path 8 would do well in legal services, banking, medicine, brokerage, or financial planning.
8. Family, Relationships, Compatibility, and Marriage
Along with having issues with authority figures, being The Powerhouse doesn’t excuse you from a life rife with endless family issues. With your need for power, authority, and control, it’s hard for you to give up on some things, and you find yourself either on the ground up, or split among the rest of your family members.
This is understandable, though – you’ve endured pretty profound things in your life. In other cases, however, you may have to choose to see your family as your best/favorite teachers when you think of the hardships, they put you through but also the opportunities you got to learn a bit more about yourself.
These struggles in life could be used to your advantage, allowing you to develop a thick skin around discomfort, and that will intern arm you with the tools and skills you need to attain your goals.
The other issue that comes with being a Life Path 8 in relationships is your inability to forgive or move past infidelity. No matter what you do, you cannot forgive infidelity, you are unable to get over it, and the best thing for you to do would be to release that person from your life.
Note that this goes beyond personal relationships and applies to your businesses and career as well. Being aware of the inability to work through or revive lost trust is something that cannot be changed, and once you lose trust, it is lost forever.
If you are on the 8 Life Path, you will also realize something interesting about yourself – you don’t have any tolerance for the people who are often feeling sorry for themselves.
Yes, it is ironic – you often view yourself as a victim, but you don’t want others to dwell on the same. And when you choose to dwell on the negative side of things, your mental health suffers, and you might find yourself deeply depressed.
Regarding marriage and lasting relationships, you are faithful, consistent, and you make an excellent partner. You are also the ultimate provider, as you seek for security, comfort, and extra coziness. You also enjoy parenting.
Sudoku and chess are your go-to idea of fun/leisure.
Zodiac – Leo
Astrology – Saturn
Your greatest power on the 8 Life Path is that when you are on fire and when working with all your higher optimal energies, you will be at great ease, and you will attain the financial abundance you seek easily.
So, make use of your power/ authority specifically for the good of other people, don’t dwell on the negative, stop victimizing yourself, and be ready for abundance.