The best and worst love matches for the Life Path number 8
The Life Path number 8 is successful, attractive, and wise, and can draw many love interests their way. But the 8 Life Path is also very focused on work and the material side of life, making romance and relationships less of a priority. Some people will be drawn toward the 8's unwavering dedication and talent, but others need more connection, emotion, and availability than a person with an 8 Life Path can provide. Keep reading to see which Life Path numbers make the best romantic partners for an 8, and which combinations just won't work out!
8 and 1 Life Path numbers
People with a Life Path number of either 8 or 1 are strong-willed; unfortunately, both are also pretty stubborn. In a relationship, the two are like captains on the same ship, where conflicting orders can lead to explosive arguments and hurt. Compromise is premium. The 8 has financial savvy which complements both numbers' strong business sense, but in work, as in love, both must keep each other's duties separate to avoid stepping on toes. Both the 1 and the 8 demand full respect and an equal playing field, and neither one can handle being dominated. Fortunately, the 1 and 8 also enjoy sharing rich life experiences. If they can acknowledge that they are both sensitive people behind the strong facades, and if both can compromise and communicate on a daily basis, a 1 and an 8 can enjoy a rewarding, happy relationship full of common interests.
8 and 2 Life Path numbers
Life Path number 8's inner strength draws the Life Path number 2. Viciously goal-oriented, an 8 is a force to be reckoned with. An 8 understands that a 2 experiences the true power of emotions. Together, the 2 and the 8 can bring each other balance, but they must also beware: there is often a lot of illusion in this pairing, and when the illusion falls apart, so may the partnership. Often, the strength or romance one sees in the other will falter, causing a break in the relationship. Both the 2 and 8, then, must take special care to see each other as they truly are. The 2 must love not just the 8's strength and abilities, but also their weaknesses. The 8, in turn, must love more than the 2's romantic presence -- they must also acknowledge the 2 as a whole person.
8 and 3 Life Path numbers
Life Path numbers 8 and 3 are a tough combination to call... The two are, at the same time, both compatible and incompatible. The 3 brings a creative, scattered energy that can prove uplifting to the 8. The 8 is ambitious and goal-oriented. Both the 3 and the 8 are capable of turning dreams into reality, but their approaches are very different. This is a great combo for business partners or long-time friends who decide to start a new business venture. At the same time, 8 might become frustrated with 3's tendency to drop projects. 3, meanwhile, can find 8's priorities are out of whack. 3 is more easy-going, while 8 is demanding. On the question of romance, the only way for love to flourish is for the couple to maintain mutual respect. The 3 and 8's views of life are so different that they must respect each other's needs.
8 and 4 Life Path numbers
Life Path numbers 8 and 4 make excellent lovers or business partners, working together like gears in an engine. By joining their forces -- creatively or in business -- they quadruple their output. While 4 is persistent, dependable, and determined, 8 is a true visionary. In romance, each respects the other's value. A 4 and an 8 can create a wonderful world together where spiritual bonding happens effortlessly. Still, 8s can seem risk-taking to 4s; 8s can also strike 4s as stubborn. Meanwhile, 8s can see 4s as stuck in the mud. If frustration overshadows love, the relationship could end fast. Compromise is the name of the game, because when this couple is on, they're on. Realizing that this relationship is worth salvaging, the 4 and the 8 should work hard to support each other and then enjoy the productive relationship that follows.
8 and 5 Life Path numbers
A successful relationship between Life Path numbers 8 and 5 can be challenging. Compatibility can only exist if each partner has a very different role in the relationship. As business partners, a 5 and 8 can do very well: the 5 is an excellent promoter and salesperson, and the 8 is a visionary with a strong authoritative presence. Romance is possible, too, but only if the 5 and the 8 take care not to influence each other or tell each other how to behave. Also, the 8 tends to be authoritative and the 5 is a social butterfly -- jealousy and control issues may come up. The key to success here? Respecting personal freedom and space. Each partner should keep some distance within day-to-day life, expectations, and routine.
8 and 6 Life Path numbers
Life Path numbers 8 and 6 are very compatible. Both are practical and goal-oriented people who do not run from responsibility. The differences are in how 6 and 8 view responsibility and pursue their ambitions. 6's responsibility is usually to family and friends; 8's sense of responsibility is geared toward goals and dreams. Still, the 6 can keep a rein on the lofty visions of the 8, and the 8 can inspire the 6 to aim higher. In romance, 6 and 8 play off each other's strengths. Problems may arise if one partner tries to dominate the other. Sometimes 6's tendency to take on any burden can make him or her a martyr to the 8; other times, 6's ability to make others feel guilty can make 8 feel less powerful. So 6s and 8s can either enhance or frustrate each other. Balance is key.
8 and 7 Life Path numbers
Life Path numbers 8 and 7 aren't terribly compatible, so if two of them are attracted to each other, it is generally because there are other numbers in their charts that cause chemistry. Usually, 7s and 8s do not have much interest in each other. First off, they have different sets of priorities: While 8 has a strong drive for financial success and security, 7s are much more spiritual and prize intellectual growth. 8s understand the balance between mental and spiritual, making them great businesspeople, while 7s have an in-born dislike of business. Also, while 7s prefer quiet conversations, 8s like to occasionally experience noise and butterfly-like social interaction with others. Still, if a 7 and 8 want to make a go of it, they must be sure to allow each other a lot of space and freedom. The 8 must make peace with the 7 and avoid being critical, and the 7 should respect the way the 8 focuses on practical goals and results.
8 and 8 Life Path numbers
Two Life Path number 8s can both attract and detract from each other. 8s are visionaries with active imaginations and a talent for business. However, 8s are also driven to be in charge and don't like to surrender control to anyone else. This means that two 8s in a romantic relationship might find themselves in constant competition. If they direct this competition against other forces though, they have a good chance of a long and happy relationship -- one that could be financially prosperous, as well. 8s should also be wary -- no other number can experience financial ups and downs like an 8 can, and big enough money problems will almost certainly ruin this relationship. 8s need to follow their heart and intuition in the pursuit of success, but it is equally important to guard assets to avoid serious problems.
8 and 9 Life Path numbers
Life Path numbers 8 and 9 are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum and have nothing in common -- technically they are not compatible. Strangely, they are often strongly attracted to each other, forming a relationship that can remain interesting and fresh for many years. Between an 8 and a 9, there is always something new to discover. 8s are go-getters with big dreams and expectations; 9s are focused, but driven by different motives and intentions. The priorities here are very different -- the 8 is focused on the material world, the 9 on humanitarian efforts. Often, 8 and 9 will find themselves on opposing sides of a discussion and rarely agreeing when it comes to practical matters. The keyword in this relationship is respect: Disagreements will not weaken the foundation of the relationship as long as both parties appreciate each other and accept the differences.