The soul urge number has to do with an inner yearning. Unlike your life path number, which shows new lessons in this life, the soul urge number contains past life gifts and tells more about your inner “essence.” This number will feel close to your heart, and it may be an aspect of your personality that others do not see at first, or only those close to you understand how much this number means to you. The soul number is most closely connected to past lives and what you have already developed, so this aspect of your personality feels quite natural to you. Sometimes, to your frustration, your life path number may pull you away from this number if they are not compatible.
With 8 as your soul number, ambitious undertakings feel quite natural to you. In past lives you achieved a noteworthy level of status and/or material success, so a sense of accomplishment gives you a feeling of deep satisfaction and security. Inside you there is a leader capable of directing groups of people and organizations. If your life path number is one that calls for more diplomacy, serving, or working in equal exchange with others, such as the 2 or 6, it may be hard for you not to take over projects or take on the role of boss.
Doing something that puts you ahead of the rest around you and tackling big goals gives you deep soul satisfaction. You want to see your hard work manifest some kind of tangible result, and are usually successful materially. You value a strong work ethic, ambition, and going after what you want out of life. You’ll feel a natural compatibility and understanding with other soul 8s, as they have your same life values and traits.
You have strong beliefs, whether political or spiritual, and want your life to be spent contributing to those ideas. Ultimately, you want to make a difference in some capacity.
Some with this soul urge number may become angry and frustrated with the unfairness of the world. If you cannot leave up to your natural “boss” instincts, that can also be hard on you.