What is the life path number?
Your life path number is considered the most important number in your numerology chart.
The Life Path Number describes the direction your life might take, what challenges you might encounter, and the opportunities you might come across.
The number is based on your full birth date, and it reveals a lot about you and your personality too.
Calculating and understanding the meaning behind your life path number is an excellent way to understand yourself better, learn about your strength and weaknesses and prepare for what lies ahead of you in the future.
How to calculate your life path number:
1. Start by converting the month to a single number or a master number (November stays 11 rather than 2).
2. follow the month by converting the day of birth to a single digit or master number.
3. then, add the total digits of the year of birth and reduce this sum to a single digit or master number.
4. Lastly, the single digits or master numbers representing the month, day, and year, are then added together, as necessary to reduce the sum once again to a single digit 1 through 9, or to one of the numerology “master numbers” 11 or 22. These master numbers, as components of the date or as a final result, are not reduced any further.
[There are two exceptions to this rule, and that’s with the ‘Master Numbers’ 11 and 22 – i.e. November the 11th month, or birthdays on the 11th or 22nd, or sum totals of 11 or 22. These numbers are not converted to single digits.]
An example of how to calculate your life path number:
Let’s use an example of a well-known public figure.
How about Albert Einstein?
Einstien was born on March 14, 1879. This breaks down to 03-14-1879.
First, start by converting the month to a single number or master number. So 0+3 = 3
Then, go to the Birthday, in Einstien’s case, his birthday need to reduced to a single digit as he was born on the 14th, so his number is 1+4=5.
Next, add the total digits of the birth year and reduce them to a single number. Einstien’s birth year is 1879 so you would add 1+8+7+9 to arrive at a sum that represents the year number.
In Einstien’s case, the year is the number 25 (so we need to reduce further). 2+5 = 7.
Now add the month sum, birth sum, and year sum together.
For in Einstien it would be: 3+5+7 = 15
If you get a double digit, as is the case with Albert Einstien, reduce the number down further: 1+5 = 6
Albert Einstien’s Life Path number is a 6. In fact, Einstein is almost a perfect example of a 6 who often find themselves to be the catalyst for serving the world.
Numerology #6 is connected with balance, responsibility and love. Life Path Number 6 has a lot of energy of service in it and Einstien for serving the world through his scientific work.
A simpler way to find your number is just to add all the digits together, and the reduce the final # to a single digit unless the total is 11 or 22. So for Einstein add these numbers to 0+3+1+4+1+8+7+9. These numbers are then added together to get 33. Finally, these two numbers are added together, 3+3, to get 6. This means that 6 is Einstein’s life path number.
Ok now that you know to calculate your life path number (or your loved ones) go do the math then read below to find the corresponding interpretation brought to you by the panel of experts from numerologist.com.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 1
Power is all that you’re about when you have a 1 life path number.
Number 1’s often become, great leaders.
For this reason, they make great entrepreneurs, freelancers, generals, commanders, CEOs and producers.
A number one is usually blessed with enthusiasm, motivation, creativity, and inspiration. They’re most likely to be physically healthier and mentally stronger than most people are.
They often lust for success (especially material) at any cost. Number 1s who stray from their paths often end up in clingy codependent relationships.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 2
Love is all that you’re about when you have a 2 life path number.
The most important thing to you is finding a soul mate.
Those following a number 2 Life Path tend to be sensitive individuals with great judges.
They are very diplomatic that’s why they make great mediators, lawyers, counselors or social workers as they bring harmony to all group situations.
It is very important for them to get out and socialize.
A number 2 who is isolated courts pessimism, lethargy and depression.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 3
Performance is all that you’re about when you have a 3 life path number.
Number 3’s are entertainers of the world, and most of them are truly gifted musicians, writers, actors, dancers, public speakers, and politicians.
The number 3 life path is one that is characterized by beauty, excitement, eccentricity and fame.
Number 3’s stray off their life path by giving up their dreams and talents.
Many escape into drug abuse or promiscuity to avoid hearing the nagging voice of their true calling to express their talents.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 4
Stability is all that you’re about when you have a 4 life path number.
Number 4 often ends up becoming the pillars of the community.
These individuals are hard working, practical and trustworthy.
These loyal individuals make fantastic marriage and business partners.
However, self-sacrificing number 4’s often demand too much both of themselves and others and develop reputations as martyrs or tyrants. Their will power and stubbornness can also be interpreted as greed and selfishness.
This completely baffles the confused number 4 whose intentions are usually to benefit the good of all.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 5
Freedom is all that you’re about when you have a 5 life path number.
5s are highly inquisitive individuals who consider hands-on experience to be the best teacher in life.
Many of 5s are deeply intelligent, philosophical and spiritually-minded.
They are also great communicators that make excellent social anthropologists, archaeologists, teachers, writers and historians.
However, fives tend to be very self-absorbed and unaware of the effect of their actions on other people.
As other people often feel tricked or fooled by number 5’s, experiencing a series of broken relationships is also often a part of their path.
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LIFE PATH NUMBER 6
Nurturing is all that you’re about when you have a 6 life path number.
Number 6s Life Path are usually people-pleasers that have a great need to feel indispensable to others.
For this reason, many number 6’s often dedicate their lives to being caregivers and service providers such as doctors, nurses, counselors, firefighters, and law keepers.
Sixes usually feel a spiritual obligation to help others.
Sixes that find themselves enslaved to an addicted or mentally ill partner might not be following their true path, as this is a sign that they have become enablers, rather than healers of the diseases.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 7
Knowledge is all that you’re about when you have a 7 life path number.
Sevens have intellectual personalities often and pursue advanced academic careers.
As they love to absorb information, they usually require a great deal of private time to cultivate their knowledge.
These reserved and analytical deep-thinkers make great mathematicians, engineers, inventors, scientists and doctors.
A sign that a number 7 has strayed completely off of his or her life path is a complete withdrawal from society.
In this case, the troubled 7 should try to recognize his or her original ambitions to improve the world through the application of wisdom.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 8
Abundance is all that you’re about when you have an 8 life path number.
Number 8’s are usually confident, charismatic individuals.
Usually their life purpose is learning to manipulate money and power without becoming corrupted in the process.
They become landowners, builders, and bankers.
Eights have tremendous potential for practically improving the lives of thousands, perhaps millions of people.
Sometimes the pursuit of riches becomes more important than personal relationships and cost them their personal relationships, morality, and popularity.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 9
Spirituality is all that you’re about when you have a9 life path number.
Those on the number 9 Life path are destined to travel a humanitarian path.
These sophisticated individuals are very selfless souls
and are often patient, trustworthy and honorable from the very beginning to the end of their life.
These individuals make great environmentalists, teachers, artists, priests, and healers.
Sometimes a nine’s lofty ideals are presented in a manner that others find absurd.
Part of a 9’s life path is to express spiritual principles through actions, rather than through preaching or proselytizing.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 11 (MASTER NUMBER)
You are about enlightenment.
Elevens tend to lead a life of extremes.
In their quest to find a balance between the rational and the irrational, they will often pursue the most eclectic of religions and cultures.
These avant-garde and visionary individuals make great students, psychics, mystics, healers, teachers, writers, musicians, and artists.
Many of them are “wounded healers” who at some point in their life suffer a devastating experience that propels them on the search for spirituality.
However along with these situations usually comes a lot of toxic emotional baggage and a harsh inner critic.
It takes many 11’s their entire life to rid themselves of the chip on their shoulder and achieve enlightenment.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 22 (MASTER NUMBER)
You are a master builder.
Whatever a 22 thinks about is almost sure to become manifest so it is very important for them to choose their thoughts carefully. If they are willing to work for what they desire, they can achieve enormous prestige, success, and fame.
They are the most capable of the Life Path numbers and are endowed with many powers.
They have a unique talent for manifesting ideas into the realm of reality. Sometimes they display what looks like insensitivity but actually, they are just very focused on their goals.
This is part of a spiritual directive to be detached from objects and the outcome of events.
Many of them work for material gain, with the idea that their wealth should be spread among the masses.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON YOUR LIFE PATH NUMBER
Finding and understanding your life path number is one of the most important parts of numerology.
Funding your number will tell you some amazing insights about yourself and what makes you the person you are today.
I hope this brief walkthrough will help you find your life path number so you can begin to understand your own individuality and personality.
May the numbers always be with you!
With love, light, and gratitude!