Linda Goodman talks about the unfortunate combination of 4 and 8 birth numbers in her widely acclaimed book 'Star Signs' and talks in detail about karmic debt. A person born on these dates (4th, 13th, 22nd, and 31st) and whose birth number adds up to 4 is said to be born with heavy karmic debts to be paid in the current incarnation.
In one's past lives, a person may have procrastinated for too long or may have delayed doing what was necessary. This leads to the 4th numerological birth number acting as a medium to let the neutralization of karma to attain peace. The soul continues to attempt, to seek what was once delayed. Hard work and effort are written in the destiny of the native with birth number as 4. The same is true of those born with 8 as their birth numbers. Your birth number is 8 if your birth date happens to be any one of these - 8th, 17th, and 26th. In the case of the 8 birth number, the karmic duties are even more pronounced. Sacrifices may be necessary and the person may already be leading a life of self-sacrifice for the betterment of others.
Those born with 4 as the birth number must look for the presence of this number in their lives. It is considered to be unfortunate. Check your telephone numbers, addresses, pins, etc. and see if they add up to 4. For some reason, 4 people attract the numbers 4 and 8 in friends, relatives, personal numbers, etc. Check out how many friends you have with 4 and 8 as the birth numbers. Astroyogi.com astrologers agree that the natural attraction is unavoidable, even though it brings heartache and disappointments.
By keeping 4 and 8 numbers close to you, you intensify the negative impact of the numbers. It may lead to losses and bad luck. Friends and family cannot be chosen but your mobile number can be and decision making in these dates need to be avoided - 4, 13, 22 and 31. The same applies for those ruled by 8. Avoid taking important decisions during these dates - 8, 17 and 26.
In love and marriage, the combination of 4 and 8 can prove to be fatalistic. Fate may bring disappointment your way and test you in ways you were not ready for. Intense situations are likely. Couples deeply in love can work their way out of this mess by displaying a rare strength of character and proving their devotion for each other, but it will take sacrifice and will not be an easy path to tread. 4 at times may prove to be exactly what the 8th born needs. It may rescue the 8 from destruction and may end up losing oneself in this process. The attraction, however, will be too hard to resist. These two numbers are drawn to each other like twin souls and may end up being together against all odds.