During the “Alphabetically Speaking” series, when I posted “N is for Numerology” I promised that in January I would present a 10-part “Numerically Speaking” series. This first post is to share with you how to calculate your Life Path Number.
Once you’ve calculated yours (and that of your family and friends) my next 9 posts will share detailed information about what each of the 9 Life Path numbers means.
In the “N is for Numerology” post I shared what Numerology is. If you missed that post or you’d like a refresher, simply follow this LINK.
What is a Life Path Number?
In Numerology, the Life Path Number represents natural characteristics, talents, and traits based on a person’s date of birth. On the day you were born certain powers were bestowed upon you that will be with you your entire life long. The Life Path Number describes the nature of your journey through life.
A person’s name may change (i.e., marriage, divorce), but unlike your name—your date of birth is unalterable and its personal vibrations shape every event or incident in your life span.
The Life Path number is the sum of your date of birth. It’s important to note that every Life Path Number has both positive and negative vibrations. It’s up to each of us to determine which one we’ll follow.
We’ve all known couples who don’t get along. They seem to constantly be at loggerheads because neither can understand or accept the other’s principles.
Someone born with a 5 Life Path for instance, would have a strong urge to travel; whereas a person born with a 4 Life Path would have more of a “nose-to-the-grindstone” nature. These two could be potentially incompatible if they didn’t understand the nature of certain compromises necessary and possible in their relationship.
By using a simple calculation, you can check the Life Path Number of friends, family, acquaintances, employees, and partners for a better understanding of their aims in life and what you can expect of them as it relates to your own Life Path Number.
Remember, your Life Path number covers a person’s entire life span. Even though you may not currently recognize all the aspects of the path outlined, they’ll eventually be very much in evidence. Some people never recognize theirs until middle-age or after. So don’t worry if what you read isn’t all you at the moment.
The other all-important factor is whether one lives life according to its positive or negative vibrations. For instance: in a 5 Life Path, the travel indicated could represent progress in a positive sense, but great fickleness and irresponsibility when lived negatively.
How To Calculate Your Life Path Number
To determine your Life Path number, add together the number value of your month, day, and full year of birth, and then reduce the total to a single digit. The number value for each month is:
For example, if like me you were born on September 28, 1957 you would add:
September (number value) 9
To reduce 1994 to a single digit:
1+9+9+4 = 23
But 23 is not a single digit so we need to reduce it again:
2+3 = 5
The Life Path number for a person whose date of birth is September 28, 1957 is 5.
The short method for obtaining this same number would be to add the dates this way:
9 (for September) +2+8 (for the date) + 1+9+5+7 (for the year) = 41. Reduce this number to one digit by adding 4+1 which equals 5.
The Life Path Number represents your inborn characteristics, latent talent, moral fiber, and nature of this journey through life—all of which shape your life on earth.
What’s your Life Path Number?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
– Laurie Buchanan
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