7 Challenge | A Struggle To Evolve SpirituallyOctober 12, 2023
0 Challenge | The Challenge Of ChoiceOctober 12, 2023
8 Challenge | A Struggle To Empower Yourself
Knowing your Challenge numbers and understanding their meaning can open a window of understanding during each phase of your Pinnacles.
To know what you’re up against is often half the battle of being able to fully embody your passionate purpose in life! Challenge numbers aren’t meant to be overcome—rather they indicate what you must become.
I view the Challenge numbers (particularly the 3rd or Main Challenge) as the KEYS TO YOUR CASTLE!
Why? Because most often, when the Challenge is mastered, it’s a vital yet mysterious missing link that becomes your best friend rather than your worst foe. Trust me on this.
The issue here is that when a number presents itself to you as a Challenge, it’s bombarding you with the destructive aspects of that number while simultaneously demanding that you operate in the constructive aspects of the number.
We can also see the Challenge numbers as indicative of certain weaknesses we have that we’re being asked to improve upon and turn into strengths.
The Challenge number by definition is confrontational. This number challenges you to overcome the opposing energies while becoming aligned with—and embodying—the constructive elements associated with a particular number.
The Challenge numbers indicate specific areas where there are shortcomings in your character.
I’m making the assumption that you know how to calculate the Challenges, or you wouldn’t be searching for information about the 8 Challenge!
>>If you aren’t aware of how to calculate them or want to know about the Challenge Cycles in more depth, refer to The Ultimate Guide To Practical Numerology: Mapping Your Path & Purpose.
When the 8 is your Challenge Number, you’re being called upon to think big, step up to the plate, and get it done. Achievement is expected during this period and so, of course, this will also be your obstacle.
People who experience an 8 Challenge either make it or break it—much in the same way that this happens with the 8 Life Path.
It’s a difficult Challenge, yet if you realize that you’re supposed to be making money, supposed to be successful, perhaps you can shift out of the negative experiences and thoughts surrounding money and abundance and understand that this could be the time of your life in which you experience your greatest financial success.
When you’re in your groove, you’re in the peak of both your financial and your spiritual abundance, because you’ll be giving most generously. This Challenge rewards you with priceless levels of personal empowerment. The trick is that it’s hard-won.
The destructive pull will be toward greed and a belief that satisfaction can only be gained by accumulation and safeguarding. You’ll experience great difficulty and required effort in your attempts to gain money status and power, often to the exclusion of all else.
Family life and relationships sometimes suffer during this challenge, since all your focus is on yourself and on your financial achievement (or lack thereof). There’s a drive toward dominating situations with the underlying need to impose yourself and your Will onto others.
You’re being called to use your ability to earn money and acquire status and power with a sense of balance and with a strict sense of ethics and philanthropy.
Warning: The caution here is to engage in all you do with your authentic self, with ethics and honesty, and without greed and malice.
If you lean toward the more destructive aspects of the 8 energy, there will be a (hefty) price to pay.
The 8 Challenge also signals that you need to stop giving away your power. This is a period of development where you’re being groomed to fully embrace your sense of personal empowerment and learn to empower others.
Potential Destructive Aspects of the 8 Challenge
- Suppressing your power through poverty, homelessness, or other ways to avoid achievement in your life
- By not focusing on your own relationship with money and instead focusing on everyone else’s through jealousy, bad mouthing, and indulging in feelings of disgust
- Focusing only on material gain at the expense of everything else
- Being arrogant, unyielding, and uncompassionate
- Becoming lazy and feeling bored with life; having an intense “love/hate” relationship with money
- Health-related issues like addiction and mental illness