Momstrology: Parenting with Astrology

by Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist

8If you have an Eight Life Path child, here are some basics:


To develop their relationship with money, power, authority, power, control, and philanthropy. Understand that because what we’re here to do is never going to be the easiest thing for us to do, your child will have challenges and difficulties with developing and acting upon these very themes.


The Eight Life Path child is intense. The first stop-off point? Personal power. Your child will be tested to tap into their sense of personal power while standing firm and strong. This can take a while. If they pass through this challenge, then it’s off the races. Know that your child is meant to master money and financial abundance. They’ll have major authority issues, so just be ready for it. There is nothing subtle about your little Eight Life Path child! They’re being tested with learning integrity and ethics, so they won’t get away with much. They’ll be the one in the group of friends to get caught doing whatever it is that they’re not supposed to be doing. Your Eight Life Path child is meant to think big and achieve great things in the world.


Children with an Eight Life Path will be challenged with authority issues. Since they’re learning how to become an achiever in the material world, they’ll be placed in situations where they’ll want to buck authority. The energy of the Eight is quit intense, so the childhood for the Eight Life Path child can have some rough edges. They’re developing their relationship with money, with personal power, with taking on executive leadership or management roles. The major challenge with the Eight Life Path child is with developing and mastering personal power. If they don’t achieve this mastery, the Eight Life Path can feel as though they’re the biggest victim on the planet.


Your Eight Life Path child is here to develop their mastery of financial abundance, power, authority, control, and achievement. You’ll have to work with them in these areas:

• The Eight Life Path thinks in business-like terms. Your child is action-oriented.
• Your child is learning how to be in charge and be an effective leader or manager. So they can be bossy, blunt, and opinionated.
• The Eight Life Path child is more emotionally vulnerable than they might appear.
• One of your child’s major life lessons is the satisfaction they’ll receive that comes from being financially abundant and giving.


Here are a few ways that you can support your Eight Life Path child to be the best they can be:

Talk about money!

As parents, we often avoid the hard topic of money as much as the tricky topic of sex. Your Eight Life Path will benefit greatly when you allow and encourage them to forge a relationship with money, learn how to make it and how to use it, how to give generously to others, and how to believe in their own business acumen. Money is a tool and an exchange of energy – the more comfortable your Eight Life Path child is with money, the more successful they’ll be.

Set firm, clear, unwavering boundaries.

The Eight Life Path child can often be a real handful. They’ll push boundaries until they break. What they’re really truly asking for are clear and unwavering boundaries from you. Even when they curse at you and slam the door, know that down the road, they’ll thank you from the bottom of their heart for setting reasonable boundaries and following through with them, despite the difficulty and pressures for you to do otherwise.

Place them in reasonable positions of power.

Your child is learning how to be an effective leader in the business world. If you place them in some fun, reasonable positions of power within your family structure, they’ll benefit greatly. Use it as a game, yet make sure there are age-appropriate rewards and penalties.

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