This number is considered inauspicious. Saturn presides over this number, and numerologists have mostly associated it with the darker aspects of Saturn, When Saturn is strong, the native may be highly philosophical. Agriculture, mines and minerals, black grains, oils and all things buried in the bowels of the earth will bring him luck and money. When Saturn is weak, there are only sorrows, failures, gloom, and melancholy. Some numerologists call it the number of mourning. It is associated with restrictiveness. According to Sepharial, this is the number of dissolution, reaction, disintegration, deflection, eccentricity, and aberration.
The positive side of this number, when Saturn is strong, bestows executive ability, sound jugdement, productive labour, leadership, and success. When the planet is weak, the native is selfish, miserly, scheming, impatient, and careless. It is a number associated with rise and fall in a career, changes and voyages.
Number 8 is strong if the birth is on the 8th, 17th or 26th of any month, on a Saturday, in the planetary hour of Saturn and, particularly, if the birth is between December 21 and February 19. This is so because Saturn is the ruling planet of the zodiac signs Capricorn (December 21-January 20) and Aquarius (January 20-February 19).
Number 8 is a group by itself, and does not have affinity with any other group. This has been stated earlier. But that does not mean that Number 8 persons do not mix well with other numbers. There is no indication in numerology to find out which planet is strong in the chart of any Number 8 person, but if the Sun is strong, a Number 8 person may have friends among Number 1 people. If Jupiter is strong, he may mix well with Number 3 people and so on. But Number 8 people should be wary of Number 4 persons, and are advised not to live in a house which bears the number 4 or can be reduced to the basic number 4, such as 13, 22, 31, 40, 49, 58, 67 and so on.
Number 8 people tend to be profound but, at the same time, sensitive. When they are misunderstood by their friends, they take it to heart. They have a certain amount of eccentricity, and, sometimes, it manifests itself on a religious plane. Outwardly, they may appear cold and detached, but they are warm at heart. They have a fatalistic attitude towards their career- they, either, rise to a very high position or lead an obscure life.
We have found that, in many cases, when the natives have number 8 as their basic number, and are born on the 8th, 17th or 26th of any month, number 8 years (such as the 8th, 17th, 26th, 35th, 44th, 53rd, 62nd, 71st, and 80th years of age) have been very important on their life. Number 8 persons should experiment with the dates and years of their life. If number 8 is lucky, they should keep important engagements for the 8th, 17th, or 26th of the month. But if the number 8 series does not agree well with them, and another number responds well to their luck, they should fix all fresh undertakings on dates which, by experience, they find lucky.