Calculating Your Numerology Life Path Number

Numerology is the ancient belief system that numbers have hidden meanings which influence everyday life. There most important number in numerology is the life path number. To find an individual’s life path number, add together the numerals from their birth date, including the full year, until the sum is a single digit. For someone born March 4, 1985, March is the third month which makes it a 3. We then combine the numbers, constantly reducing to a single number ( 3 + 4 = 7 ) added to ( 1 + 9 + 8 + 5 = 23 ) for a total of 30. 30 is then reduced one more time to ( 3 + 0 = 3 ). This gives us our final Life Path Number.

In situations where the year combined by itself equals 11 or 22, we do not combine them prior to adding the month and day combination. Examples are March 4, 1975 ( 3 + 4 = 7 ) + ( 1 + 9 + 7 + 5 = 22 ) which reduced to ( 7 + 22 = 29 ) and ( 2 + 9 = 11 ).

If the life path number reached is one, the individual is likely to be a leader. They have a desire to be ambitious and independent. Due to their uncompromising nature, they are sometimes seen as bossy and selfish.

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A two is more of a pacifist and a diplomat. They prefer to solve conflict and spend a great deal of time lost in thought. Number two’s are sometimes seen by other as an extremist who is overly sensitive when criticized.

Three unveils a creative streak and sociability. They tend to be good public speakers. Number threes can become depressed due to their sensitivity and lack of balanced relationships.

Four is the life path number of practicality and planning. This is fits well with their perfectionism. Because fours are set in their ways, they are sometimes seen as narrow minded.

A desire for adventure and change are the hallmarks of fives. They are passionate and good at motivating other people to succeed. Fives occasionally lack a sense of direction and have problems settling down.

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Sixes are the caretakers of the world, with a strong nurturing personality. Loyal and devoted, they must feel as though they are useful in order to be happy. This can lead to sixes forgetting to take care of their own needs.

People with a life path number of seven are analytical and witty. They tend to have small groups of close friends rather than a large social circle. Because sevens are guarded, they can come across as aloof.

A life path of eight implies that someone is organized and driven to reaching their goals. They tend to work too hard and aim for monetary success ahead of other things in life.

Honesty and generosity are generally associated with nines. They can lack personal ambition which may hold them back in the workplace.


by April Stevenson