Numerology How to read the number 8

Written by    Last updated: March 20, 2007


Each single number, 1 to 9, has been assigned certain personality traits and characteristics. In order to get an exact numerological reading you would need to go into greater depth with an expert, but here are some of the main principles to do with each number:

Single number 8

Ruler: Saturn
Zodiac: Capricorn
Colour: Dark grey, black, dark blue, purple
Gems: Amethyst, dark toned sapphire, black pearl, black diamond
Day: Saturday
Dates: 8th, 17th & 26th of any month


Positive: Considered to be a number of justice by the ancient Greeks, due to two equal division of numbers (4+4), sometimes, represented by the scales of justice. They are hard working with a spirit of tenacity.  The kind of people who see even the toughest projects through to completion.  They are often self‐made successes who, once having they set their sights on a particular goal early on in life, overcome great obstacles to reach it.
Negative: Tendency towards materialism, going to extremes, the need to maintain a high public profile, invariably misunderstood in their lives and may feel lonely. They like to hide their true feelings and may appear cold and undemonstrative as a result.

Career: Work that requires natural tenacity and ambition, anything to do with owning and operating their own business; public life, government responsibility, high position held often at very great personal sacrifice.

Popular number ‘8’ names

For Girls For Boys
Adrianna Archer
Beryl Braden
Cayley Brian
Jasmine Jordan
Laura Mathias

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