Life Path 7

Life Path 7 by Laurie Buchanan

Life Path 7 by Laurie Buchanan

The Path of the Loner

If you missed the post on how to calculate your Life Path number, simply click HERE.

The nature of a Life Path 7 person is intellectual and introspective. You delve into everything in an effort to find out what makes it tick. You rarely accept things at face value. Rather, you must see for yourself that your own opinions are sound. When the germ of an idea is absorbed into your subconscious, you meditate and turn it over in your mind until you fully understand every aspect. Only then do you act on it or discard it. This process leads you to the discovery of great philosophical truths, which you use, in turn, to your advancement as well as in the consolation and healing of the troubled. You’re psychic—you possess a certain knowing—and often experience déjà vu, a sense of having lived a certain experience before.

Yours is the role of philosopher, teacher, and healer, but it’s not easy for you to teach until you loosen up a bit. Your reserved nature gives people the impression that you’re unapproachable. Only those who understand your quiet, contemplative moods can get through to you. These are the fortunate ones because you have so much to give.

Your interests are mainly cultural and philosophical—you pursue the intellectual. The finer things in life are as necessary to you as the air you breathe. All things beautiful capture your keen interest: a well-done painting, a beautiful sculpture, or a good book. You’re the rare individual who enjoys every stroke of the brush in a painting, not just the overall effect. Because of this trait, you’re a connoisseur of the finest ilk. Life Path 7’s make excellent parents because they teach their children to appreciate all of the beauty that life has to offer, both in an intellectual and a physical sense.

Your reserved manner wraps you in a mantle of dignity. Respect from one and all is your heritage, and you accept it with grace. Because you have to face a wide brushstroke of obstacles, life is often disappointing to you, but you see disappointments as opportunities to delve into the hidden truths of life and use this knowledge to better yourself and your life. This spiritual and practical knowledge you glean is your vehicle to happiness.

Never hurry—take the time for rest and meditation. There’s no need to be concerned with economics, for you generally have what you need. The fate of the mystic, as for a 7, is to study, question, apply, and teach the secrets of the soul. As such, Providence always takes care of your material needs. This is a rare gift and should be used well.

The Life Path 7 suggests that you entered this plane with a gift for investigation, analysis, and keen observation. You’re a thinker of the first order. You evaluate situations quickly and with amazing accuracy. As a result, you’re thorough and complete in your work—the perfectionist who expects everyone else to meet a high standard of performance, too.

A Life Path 7 person is a peaceful and affectionate soul. But you guard your connection to people carefully. It’s easy for you to detect deception and recognize insincere people. When you do, you give them a wide berth. You aren’t one to have a large circle of friends, but once you accept someone as a friend, it’s for life. Most 7’s are charming and refined individuals with great poise and a quick wit.

Nonetheless, there’s a certain reclusiveness about you. While others enjoy being around you, you don’t necessarily enjoy being around them. Your reserve is often mistaken for aloofness, but there’s no rush. It takes time for you to warm up to new friends. Clubs and organizations hold little interest for you—you’re not a joiner.

You enjoy your own company—you actually thrive on being alone, away from the hustle and bustle life. You need a good deal of quiet time to be with your own inner thoughts and dreams. You dislike crowds, noise, distractions, and confusion.

As mentioned before, the keynote of 7’s strength is reflected in their depth of thought. 7’s garner knowledge from practically every source they find. Intellectual, scientific, and studious, you don’t accept a premise until you have dissected the subject and arrived at your own independent conclusion.

7 is considered a spiritual number and it often denotes a spiritual wisdom that becomes apparent at a fairly early age. A built-in inner guidance system provides you with a strong sense of intuition—almost a law unto yourself. Whatever spiritual position you take, traditional or not, you cling to it with fervor. Once you’ve decided on an issue, you’re tenacious. It’s almost impossible to get you to revisit the question. Adaptability is not your style, and change for you is a rarity.

Rather than accepting advice, you rely on your own experiences and your intuition. Your hunches usually prove to be accurate and knowing this, you confidently follow the directions they guide.

The Shadow Side
Your shadow side has you leaning toward moodiness, standoffishness, and secretiveness—none of which furthers your image. As a result, many people find you cold and unemotional, making it difficult to enter relationships. Worst case scenario, you may also be devious and calculating.

In the most negative use of the 7 energies, you can be pessimistic, lackadaisical, quarrelsome, and secretive. A Life Path 7 individual who’s not living life fully and gaining through experiences, is a hard person to live with because of their lack of consideration for others. Operating on the negative side of the 7 can produce a selfish and spoiled individual and living with one can be a challenge. This may be why some 7s prefer living alone.

Fortunately, the negative 7 is not the typical 7, at least not without some mitigating positive traits. This number is one that seems to have some major shifts from highs to lows. Stability in feelings may be elusive for you.

Famous People with Life Path 7
Paula Abdul, Muhammad Ali, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Baez, Christian Bale, Antonio Banderas, Candice Bergan, Valerie Bertinelli, Robert Blake, Ellen Burstyn, Eric Clapton, Glenn Close, Harry Connick, Jr., Geena Davis, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Shannen Doherty, Michael Douglas, Fran Drescher, Carmen Electra, Carrie Fisher, Mel Gibson, John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Grant, Charles Grodin, Ethan Hawke, Tommy Hilfiger, Janet Jackson, Keria Knightley, Angela Lansbury, Heath Ledger, Lyle Lovett, Ewan McGregor, Toni Morrison, Al Pacino, Matthew Perry, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Jerry Seinfeld, Danielle Steel, Patrick Stewart, Emma Thompson, Tanya Tucker, and Naomi Watts.

Life Path 7 Compatibility
The Life Path 7 person has a natural fit with 1, 5, and 7. They get along well with Life Path 4. They’re neutral with Life Path 9, but they find a challenge (or need to compromise) with Life Paths 2, 3, 6, and 8.



175 thoughts on “Life Path 7

  1. Laurie, now I want to be a 7. It seems to be the finest of numbers to be born under. All those wonderful, spiritual qualities. Then again, I still want be the train…
    I can’t really absorb that you went to work today in what I would consider sub-Arctic conditions. Gee, y’all are tough!

  2. As I read the description I felt drawn to find all the ‘7’s in my life. Then, when I read the negatives I thought–oh. And, the final, kicker not compartible with ‘6’s. I tell you this would have been very helpful when I was dating. : )

    • I think you’ll find even a closer accurate assessment of any personality by looking as well at the attitude number and the horoscope of a person along with his/her life path number. For example, some traits could be amplified for gemini personalities while others could be canceled out or balanced. I’m a gemini, attitude number 9, and life path number 7 in the same time. Geminis are sociable in nature while life path 7 have a loner quality, combining the two makes more sense for me since I find myself sometimes very sociable and others inclined to have some solitude and peace of mind. So, I might say I’m something between an introvert and an extrovert. Try googling your horoscope personality analysis and attitude number. And then combined with your life path number 7, it will make a greater sense.

  3. I need to find out if all the people I don’t get along with are 7’s . . . sounds about right. I understand the need to be alone and enjoy one’s own company, though.

    • Barbara – I’m wondering if you guys ended up getting our big snow from the other day. It’s on its way through — again — today. We won’t need to go to the fitness center to work out today because we’ll be shoveling our driveway to leave (and return from) the annual Super Bowl party we attend with friends to watch commercials (and maybe a bit of the game)…

  4. The minute I read this I thought, “I love Life Path 7’s!” Love the introspective quiet thoughtful nature. Oh, wait a minute, it says I’m suppose to be challenged by 7’s…

      • This has been so interesting, Laurie. If I read a number and cannot relate to it, it feels necessary to keep looking until I can see personal traits in it. At first, when reading the #1 Life Path, I thought “well, that certainly isn’t me.” But, going back to read, it most definitely describes a part of me. In fact, it leapt out this morning how this part is a part that I tend to reject. You are teaching how to embrace the numbers within ourselves, and to look more clearly at what we say “this isn’t me.”

        It would be interesting to use these life path numbers in such a way. Helping others see that they are MUCH larger than what they’ve chosen as they incarnated into a body. That–ultimately–we can realize that we are Everything. OK, we are individuals, too. But I have learned how much we limit ourselves when we say, “This is how I am.” Every time I say that the world says, “Ha ha, do you want to define yourself that small?”

        Sorry to babble on–this feels so exciting!

      • Kathy – I love your astute observation about looking deeper at the parts we reject, and that ultimately we can realize that we are everything. You’re a wise woman.

  5. I think my oldest daughter is a 7, but my math is never reliable whereas IT Girl is nearly another Einstein. She is very beautiful but aloof….and her sisters finally got her asked out on a date and she went. She does do bell choir and a women’s organization that fund raises for a college I think at 32 she is wishing for some companionship, but may just stay aloof because she also has quite a contentment not having to take care of others

    This is a fun series thank you

  6. “Yours is the role of philosopher, teacher, and healer, but it’s not easy for you to teach until you loosen up a bit. Your reserved nature gives people the impression that you’re unapproachable. Only those who understand your quiet, contemplative moods can get through to you. These are the fortunate ones because you have so much to give.

    Like a number of others, Laurie I can certainly relate to these qualities, while other aspects are opposites. The above paragraph is what sets me apart, despite subsequent defining traits that ring true. Likewise I wouldn’t say the debit tendencies define my essence for the most part either. (not my outgoing wife, who is a 6) My time is almost here. I’m an 8! But again, the presentation here is utterly fascinating, and the world-view always heartening.

    • Sam – Like Kathy D. below, you’ve found snippets of resonation with each of the numbers. It’s going to be interesting to hear your thoughts on Life Path 8 — it’s just around the corner.

    • I agree 100 percent ! , I come off to people as if I am better then them , most of the time I don’t want to talk unless its a subject I am interested in ! I am trying to learn to be a better listener , I have trouble with Focus and concentration at times , i love learning how to keep good health and improve it , I enjoy exercising and I think it’s fun to people watch !

  7. Well my life path number is 7 and i can easily relate myself with not only the positive one but the negative side of this number , thanks for giving it in so much detail 🙂

  8. Wow this is so accurate. The information you have provided here has been a real eye-opener. It has given me some clarity into my behaviours – why i behave like i do and why situations in my life have panned out as they have done.
    Even though often surrounded by people, I am a loner through and through.
    Apart from some of the negatives, I’m very happy i have a lifepath of 7 =)
    Glad I stumbled over your site and i’ve added myself to your list of subs.
    Michelle xoxo

  9. Your work sounds wonderfully interesting; i’m happy you liked the review of the Orphan Master’s Son. We have got to keep on, keeping on! Have a blessed day!

  10. Thanks for reading my blog entry; the I am Not Bob challenge for April is terrific and time consuming; to think people bent over their desks with quill and ink! i think I am a number 9; not time to really check; hugs and love, e

  11. My son is a Life Path 6 and my daughter in law is a Life Path 7 … and they seem to really work together well, when I read you article on the 7 and then on the 6 and the compatibility of the two — i went iiiiik ! But then I happened to think, there have to be many others in this big world that are not compatible, but married, and they make it work. I would love to know your thoughts on this. Thanks, Debbie

      • Teeceecounsel – Mathmatically your Life Path number will stay the same because it’s based on the full date of your birth and that can’t be changed. BUT…if there’s something you don’t like about your life journey, a person can always change their trajectory. Human beings have a free will. And I always like to remind people that, “Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”

    • Sexy Confident Woman – Each Life Path number 1 through 9 has it’s positive (light) side, and each Life Path number has a negative (shadow) side. The choice of which one to nurture and embrace is ours. Glancing at the headlines lets us know that while many people choose the high road, unfortunately there are others who do not…

  12. my husband is a 7, i am a 5; i know it “works” since we have complimentary vibrational planes – however; now that we are in our 7 years of marriage; there is a whole lot of reflection lately forme; though he is free to not tie up my freedom; i suspect it is because he values his time alone more than our time…i also fully agree with the “Your reserved nature gives people the impression that you’re unapproachable. Only those who understand your quiet, contemplative moods can get through to you. These are the fortunate ones because you have so much to give.”

  13. Hey, I am a number 7 Life Number, while many of my favorite actors and actresses share this with me, I’m sort of wary about my future. I am 22 and I fear for these ‘disappointments’ I will face in my future. I have already experienced disappointments, and while they sucked alot, I feel i’m learning from them. I hopefully have learnt that hard work is required to achieve great things and it doesn’t come easily like it used to for me.

    I can relate to being the ‘loner’, while I am a Gemini I can be quite chatty and sociable in a comfortable environment. However I am known to find pleasure staying at home and watching tv! This is the complete opposite of my boyfriend, who’s Life Number is 33 . . .the master number! I fear that him and I will not work out, because our life numbers are not compatible. I am willing to compromise for him, well I hope I can, I always get irritated by his behaviour but I can’t deny the fact that I still want him!

    My attitude number is 6 while his is 8, I feel all our numbers are complete opposite to each other. I don’t understand how it is that we ended up together . . .for now!

    • Farawayfromthemilkyway – It’s my perspective that if you can’t be your authentic, transparent self with your boyfriend (fully you), then you might want to re-examine the relationship. Likewise, he needs to be able to his authentic, transparent self. If the two of you grate on each other when you’re who you really are, it may not be the best pairing.

  14. Hi! I’ve been reading about the different life path numbers over the year and it’s been so helpful to me. After reading different websites, your definition is so much more thorough and completely relates to me! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. It’s so wonderfully written. I’m a number 7, and this makes me feel a lot more comfortable with my self, The “reclusiveness,” The loner qualities I have, the tiny circle of friends, etc. etc. Now I think I know how to live my life the right way..and how to make the most out of it.

    This has also helped me see why my dad is the way he is as well as why my Mom and brother act the way they do.
    Sending lots of good energy your way!! 🙂

  15. I try to keep my path simple. To live never being the cause of anyone’s misfortune and never pass up the opportunity to perform a charitable act. I think I have that part down so I am trying to add being sensitive and indulgent to the needs and concerns of others.

  16. Your reading of my life path number is incredibly accurate. When my Mother was alive she tried so hard to pass this type of information on to me but I always rejected it as nonsense..she was right about it all..thanks 🙂

  17. Hi Laurie,

    Thanks for your great article.

    i am 19 year old “man”.

    “The Life Path 7 person has a natural fit with 1, 5, and 7.”

    This is funny.

    My family looks like this:

    My mother is a 7
    My father is a 5
    My systerr is a 1
    And i am a 7.


    I do not know, but my connection to my parents is very bad though, we have not really synchronicities together. But my connection with my sister is ok, but it has been a big roller coaster in the past.

    But i really like it to be alone, but also hanging out with friends but not like everyday, more like one time in a week is ok but i if someone is clinging to me too much i feel like i have no room for myself anymore but i like that room, like being alone 95% of the time and the other 5% meeting with a friend or so.

    I am very spiritual and i often loose myself in conversations with someone else, because of that random society talk, the people that surrounding me are normally absolutely non-spiritual, i could never a friend in my age that deeply resonates with me.

    As a 7 i am like effortlessly aware of my environment, like when a door opens or i just have a natural sense for details and i have a good intuition and can concentrate on many things together, people in my environment normaly seem to be a little unconscious, like when they watch tv, they are not able to hear me, they get into a trance state, that is something that i could never understand.

    Ok enough for now, maybe someone find this an interesting read 🙂

  18. I have always wondered why I was different from the people around me. Why i was the quite one that preferred to be by herself. People think i’m shy, but really i’m not. Right now i’m trying to figure out my future. Do you have any suggestions of what careers 7s should have?

    • Lily – Please don’t limit yourself to what I mention here. Consider this an appetizer, simply to get you started:

      Natural vocations and careers for people who are a Life Path 7 are: scientific authority, archeologist, authority on antiques, psychoanalyst, surgeon, historian, marine biologist and any other work related to the sea, theologian, clergyman, authority on etiquette, psychiatrist, scientific researcher, detective, investment counselor, or judge.

  19. I’m thinking of either going into environmental & wildlife conservation, The Military, or Entertainment Business Management. Which out of those 3 are best suited for a 7 life path person? Thanks.

    • Christoph – Typically speaking (and that’s a broad generalization), the Life Path 7 person has a natural fit with 1, 5, and 7. They get along well with Life Path 4. They’re neutral with Life Path 9, but they find a challenge (or need to compromise) with Life Paths 2, 3, 6, and 8. If you get along well with the Life Path 8 you live with, you either (a) don’t fall into the generalization, or (b) have learned to zig when the other person zags — the delicate art of compromise 🙂

  20. My life path number is 7 and im soon going to get married to a girl of life path number 4. What do you suggest i take care of in future to maintain the relationship becuase i have heard that 7 are not cut out for marriage. Please help.

    • Abhiraj – This is what I know to be true: Mutual RESPECT is the number one ingredient in any successful marital relationship.

      This is coming from someone (me) who has been happily married for over 33 years.

      If the two of you have and show mutual respect for each other, everything else will take care of itself.

  21. Yep, describes me to a T, every single word. ^_^
    I love being a 7. Since I learned about it, I slowly started to embrace it for all it is. Great information, thank you 🙂

  22. Laurie, this is probably the 100th article i am reading about life path 7. I read a lot about astrology and numerology and I think a lot, a lot about what I read! lol .. The reason I am actually responding to an online article today is because I see that you respond back to everyone. That is very much appreciated! And ofcourse your article is very legit too.

    My DOB is 03/16/1986 .. That makes me a double 7 …. Even my name adds up to 7 .. and I have to admit, even though I don’t like it , that I am very much a typical 7. 😦 I tend to like some dreaming/alone time for myself every single day so that I can refresh myself, figure out my action plan for the day/night and come out happy in a social environment or at my work place .. Too many continuous event,s conversations freeze my brain. I dont like this loner aspect of mine :(. They say 7’s are not ideal for marriage. I want to get married have a happy married life, real bad. But I don’t want to be a person who keeps to himself and ignore his wife. I want to be normal and jolly and happy. I feel scared I that I involuntarily would tend to these alone times, cause I some times and never realize it.

    I am also hyper critical sometimes. I would not be happy with myself if I was a person who constantly wanted some time alone in my married life for my dreaming and being a loner. I want to be a good husband, a good dad, a good social friendly family member .. I feel scared .. I want a partner who balances me well and adds in some carefree and social aspect in my life…

    What can I do to control myself from involuntarily going in this dream world of mine, I like that state but I don’t like the fact that I tend to be a loner that way. I want togetherness and a happy marriage..

    Thanks for your time and love!

    • Anon – First of all, I never met a Life Path 7 I didn’t like. That said…

      …please know that ANY person who doesn’t like ANY aspect of their Life Path number (zodiac sign) is NOT locked into anything. These are mere generalizations (tendencies).

      I am a firm believer in, “Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” In other words, if there’s something you don’t like — change it.

    • I am also a Life Path 7. I don’t enjoy it either. I want to be married as well and I want to be social and be around people. The problem is connecting with people is usually difficult. When I was younger, I thought I had a tendency to be too philosophical and that pushed my friends away. I try to more realistic and practical now when I speak to them but sometimes I feel confused and lost.

      • Tuyen – The fact that you recognize the issue is half the battle. Now that you’re aware, you can take action steps to rectify the situation. Simple, small baby steps – one at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be miles ahead 🙂

        Remember, “Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”

    • Pushkar – Generally speaking, the number 7 is a positive life path number and can represent the number of wisdom. The downside of the number 7 may be their tendency to isolate themselves when out of balance.

      More important than finding a compatible name number, is exploring and building a sense of spirituality. This, in turn, will contribute to an outlook and lifestyle that is positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing.

  23. Hi Laurie,
    I can’t make your like button work. I am interested in all of this but need to keep reading for a while to digest it! Have a great wekend, Jo

    • Jo – I’m glad you “like” Speaking from the Heart — thank you for letting me know. I have no idea what’s up with the “like” button. I just called my son and asked him to “like” my post and it worked for him. I’ll send a note to the WordPress tech team and ask them to take a look 🙂

  24. I recently just got into numerology from a co-worker of mine. I’ve always been into astrology and now I’ve just been researching so many different aspects of my personality because at the age of 19 I am ready for a clearer understanding of myself. You’re description of a 7 has been by far my favorite. It doesn’t focus too much of the negative aspect of our personalities even though they can be very hard to get acquainted with. I kinda like that exclusiveness about myself, and the high standards I try to obtain. Libra/scorpio cusp, life path 7, ISFJ personality type. WOO! Hoping for a successful and fulfilling life

  25. Well put, Laurie. I see myself in a lot of the 7’s profile, although I do like to join some organizations (mainly writing and gardening-oriented). And I sometimes do get from point A to point B using intuition – so maybe I need to tune in to my intuition more often.


    Sharon A.

    • Sharon – I’m glad this post resonated with you. Tuning in a little more to my intuition (listening to my gut) has always proven helpful to me, I bet it will for you, too 🙂

  26. I’m a seven but I can’t seem to get away from abusive people everyone is attracted to us i’m not trying to be full of myself but 7’s have outer and inner beauty and others just try to take advantage or are always jealous. We tend to attract everyone especially bullies who want to call us rude behind our backs and then call us insecure when we stand up for ourselves. Sometimes I feel no-one is actually good enough for us and so I isolate myself and reflect.
    Sometimes I have spoken to people who tell me that they were attracted to me from school but never approached me because I was mysterious so we are left never really receiving full credit for anything because no-one ever says it enough. OR malicious selfish people withheld credit in the hope of me staying with them. OR as a challenge to prove to their mates for getting the mysterious girl.
    Also everyone is a complete asshole towards us 7’s.

    • Brandon – Here’s a brief list of some famous people who are Life Path 7’s. As you can see, they make great entertainers! And my advice for shyness — regardless of a person’s Life Path number…

      …typically (not always), people who are shy have a tendency to care too much about what other people think. My advice? “Do not — ever! – be held hostage by the opinion of others.” — Laurie Buchanan

  27. I am a life path 7. Most of it is true. It has made me a very lonely person for the most part. I am 31yrs. old and I have never had a girlfriend. Of coarse I have had encounters with those whom I really had little or no attraction to. Not many. I am attractive. I just can’t connect with those who I really want to connect with. If I am insecure about myself, it’s ruined. If I feel she is too loose, I already feel betrayed. I am too intuitive. If I feel a person is down, I feel down and any progress is halted. It seems that I am admired, but nothing ever happens for me. Being lonely is not the way to live. I am not a monk and life path seven is not for me. I wish I had a less caring attitude. Things are too sacred for me.

    • Jeff – Based on your comment, may I suggest you find something about Life Path 7 that you resonate with and embrace that one thing. It can be large, or small — but take that single ball and run with it. And let all the rest fall by the wayside.

  28. I was born 15 minutes before the next day. If I were born 20 minutes later I would be 8. Formally, I’m 7, and I notice most of characteristics of 7 in my life, so I’d say I’m true 7. Theoretically I would be happy with all that I’ve achieved already both in spiritual and intellectual sense. But I’m not. I have a strong inclination to everything material as well. I have a deep regret that I’m not powerful, rich and famous as yet – everything that 8 strives to be and is able to readily achieve. I often have ambitions of 8, but sometimes cannot achieve my goals. It looks like limitations of 7, such as lack of leadership, strength etc. would prevent me from achieving my goals. Actually, I would like to be 100% 8 rather than 7. Laurie, what do you think? Do you think it is possible that an individual born on the edge of the dates would inherit charecteristics of the two numbers at the same time (by the way, if I were born in a neighbor contry, 50 miles away from my hometwon, I would be 8)? Which number life path should such a person follow?

    • Sanello – Yes, I believe a person born on the “cusp” can inherit the characteristics of both numbers. And if it were me, I’d cultivate the characteristics of the number that most nourishes my heart.

      • Thanks, Laurie! I really appreciate your answer. Charecteristics of 8 resonate with my heart most. But I imagine how effective I could become combining wisdom of 7 with practical abilities of 8 )))

  29. hey Laurie, i just discovered i was a 7…im in a point in my life where im really not sure of who i am , and thats how i think became interested in numerology… i started to do meditation a little bit and i see the qualities listed in me, but im confused; i feel like i am only like that because of meditation…i mean is everybody who meditates becomes like a 7 ? does meditation make you something you’re not?

    • Herve – In my experience, meditation is a pathway that helps me to become the best version of me possible. It is not my perspective that meditation makes anyone become more or less like a life path number, 7 or otherwise.

      • thanks for your answer…i have one more question concerning this…since some people say meditation changes your brain and make smarter, so i want to know , does our intelligence come from the brain or the spirit ?

      • Herve – Again, I can only share my own perceptions. With that in mind…I believe that “intelligence” comes from the brain, but “wisdom” (how we incorporate what we know with the life that we live) comes from the spirit.

  30. Laurie, I love your website! Your holistic integrative life enhancement programs is wonderful, nice to see everyone doing their part to raise the vibration of this wondrous world of ours. Be well and much love♥ Happy New Year!

  31. I wonder if you can answer this:. I just got on my computer to google and saw an email in my box that was because someone made a comment in this blog. So I will ask you in case you know the answer..
    I have been thinking about energies because of a strange thing that happens every day. whenever I use my stove the clicking when I turn the burner on creates an energy that makes my eliptical machine/bike beep.. The bike only beeps when you step on it. But some how the electricity from turning my stove on is effecting my machine which is across the room in a straight line. This also kind of explains to me why in the past my computer use to freeze whenever the heater came on. The computer guys never believed me because one was not connected in any way to the other. But I know it happened every time.
    So can you tell me about the energies in the air and how this could occur?

    • Sharyn – I wish I had an answer for you, but alas, I do not. What you’ve described does not sound like the work of spiritual entities — at least not in my experience (or that of my clients). However, because of the consistency, it may have to do with the way your electrical is wired.

      • Oh yes, I didn’t think it was spiritual at all. I just thought you could maybe explain the energy connection (which isn’t physical). I’m sure its something like static or EMF but I am curious how it is working. There is not electrical connections.. Just the stove is connected I suppose although it is gas. My bike has batteries for digital display and that is it, it isnt electrical. So I think it has to be static. But I find this strange.
        Another strange thing that happens is , I use to put a crystal in my cats water bowl. Twice that water bowl exploded and I relate it to the crystal. I mean glass shattered and went everywhere. Have you ever had this happen or understand that type of energy?


      • Sharyn – I put clear quartz crystal in my companion animal’s water bowl as well and have never had anything like that happen. I’m befuddled! If you ever discover the cause, please let this inquiring mind know! 🙂

      • for other energies I’d like to do a sageing around the house. Is there a short simple prayer I can say as I do this. I am feeling a lot of stuck energy around me. I have been quite negative and not so happy the past few years and would like to start a new year with more positive energies. I work at home so I”m here most of the day. The energy is thick (I think) and not so happy. What else can I do besides sage. I need it all gone..

      • Sharyn – In my experience, keeping it simple works best. When I clear energy at home (I use a Zenergy Chime, but always have a salt lamp running) I say: I invite the energy of Divine Love to flow. Thank you, and so it is.

  32. I used two of the same type of bowl both times, so I don’t know if it was the combo of the type of cheap glass the bowls were made or not. I haven’t tried to put a crystal in the water again after those two ..
    I make glass beads and I used the same glass bowl for years to clean the beads. One day I had the bowl full of glass beads to be clean and it just exploded. I think since the bowl was old maybe it had a crack. But I would think that the bowl would have just cracked at the crack and not in thousands of tiny pieces. Sorry I know this isn’t related to the Life path 7 which I am.. I just don’t know how else to find these answers, as the really baffle me. I tried googling and come up with nothing:)
    Happy New Years..

    • Sharon, research “sympathetic resonance”. Plenty of explanations from physics to metaphysics, we are all vibrational frequencies resonating across a sympatethic field of energy. Strong emotions are very powerful “vibes” that may have an effect around your physical environment. Try meditation to calm your mind, your life will flow smoothly.
      Best wishes on your journey, Peace in the New Year♥

      • Thanks for the advice, I will do that. I do understand that our thoughts are energy and negative thoughts have this negative impact around us. The glass bowls and my stove phenomena was a way for me to start to really understand energy that is invisible and how to realize that it is there. Because I can’t see the energy from negative thoughts I forget that it has an impact. I think if I can learn a little more I will focus more on positive thoughts. I’ve had 40+ years of negative thinking so it’s very hard for me.
        Thanks for the energy clearing affirmation.. I will use that.
        Happy New Year:)

  33. Laurie,
    my life path is 7 , date of birth 13-feb-1990 ,
    can you suggest me safe name numbers which maybe in accordance with my dob and for success, since now my total name number adds upto 40 (in chaldean ) and 67 (pythagorean) , I have a unsuccessful, life , health issues also.
    I hope you suggest some name numbers which i could change the spelling.

  34. I see a lot of myself in #7 except paragraph two. It has taken me 64 years to project this path and seems some aspects have become more or less pronounced or even not present. I suppose other parts of life paths have been present, remain present or disappeared over the years too.

    However, with the crime, wars and destruction of the planet my attitude has become more cynical and pessimistic sometimes to the point of despair. .

    • Carl – I’m a Life Path 5 and not aspects of it describe me either (at least not from my perspective). And just as our outward appearance changes with time, so do our thoughts and behaviors change and evolve. I’ve never met a Life Path 7 that I didn’t like 🙂

    • Carl, I can understand how you feel given the events that are unfolding before us. Have you considered taking an active approach to life? Perhaps research why “bad” things are happening at this point in time, in human history. It’s amazing what u’ll discover, and deepen u’r understanding of this construct. Believe me, this will empower you, and you will be the change you want to see in the world! Best wishes and love to you. 🙂

  35. I am a 7 with attitude number 8 which is a fantastic balance. i am both practical and spiritual. Your blog is in great detail and i enjoyed it a lot. I started taking interest in Numerology a year back. It really helps me understand people around me and why they react in certain ways. As a 7, being different from others was not always easy for me but with time i learned to embrace this quality of mine. It helps me stay focussed and away from all distractions. I am my best friend and counselor and that’s the best thing about being a 7. and yeah you are absolutely right we have the power to cultivate any quality of any number. Nature has given us all the fantastic power to do so. The point is “Never get stuck anywhere at any point with something negative that you think you are born with.”
    Loved reading your blog. Thanks

  36. Really like your page gives me a nice sense of direction, Thanks!
    I’m a Life Path 7, and the day was born on was 8, that number i don’t really know what that means, could you give me a little incite on that please and thank you,

    • Manny – A person born on the 8th day of the month has a talent for business and tends to approach issues with originality and creativity. They are confident and ambitious, and are always up for a challenge.

  37. I just discovered that I’m a life path 7, and a lot I read here is not so far-fetched. I like to increase knowledge, and dig deeper into subjects some people may consider unsettling or unrealistic (e.g. crimes or conspiracies). Provided that I’m really interested in the topic. Because the most time I prefer to collect vast amounts of topics more shallow, just to satisfy the hunger for knowledge.
    And yes, we 7s can appear to be aloof or cold among people, especially if we don’t know them well. Because I fear, when they figure out my flaws or sensitivity they may attack me. I also noticed that some people who’d like to approach me, don’t know how to do it bcause they consider me “odd”.

    “While others enjoy being around you, you don’t necessarily enjoy being around them.”

    That’s really the case when people are in fact nice, but they take your breath away bcause their personality is overwhelming. Then I

    “actually thrive on being alone, away from the hustle and bustle life.”


    My long-term relationship with a lifepath no. 5 recently broke off very badly and I still wonder how that’s possible. Our zodiac signs matched even partially (Scorpio+Pisces). I think other numbers, e.g. heart’s desire numbers may be in conflict.

  38. I’m a life path number 7, everything that is stated above is entirely accurate. Almost eerily accurate. I am the ultimate truth seeker and loner. My boyfriend of 5 years is life path 6. We are the complete opposite, gets on mynerves but we have an unbreakable understanding.

  39. Hi,
    1st of all thx for this information… im a life path 3 leo woman and my man is a 7 life path and a sag sign on top of that….its not always easy to accept his loner spirit but im learning not to take it personally. He does try to bend here and there. So that compromise helps. We care for each other greatly I hope our social differences do not come between us in the long run.

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  41. Hi,

    Great post! Your description of the 7 life path sounds eerily like me 🙂 I’ve also noticed that 7 appears a lot in my other numbers. My expression and heart’s desire #s are also 7s. Plus, my birthday is 7/17/72. Is there a way to balance out all this 7 energy?

    Also, I’m assuming journalism would be a good career choice for a 7? Am I right?

      • Thank you… I also should have mentioned that I’m a Cancer with Capricorn rising and Libra moon. You would think that with three cardinal signs, my life path would be a 1. In fact, I often find myself in leadership roles and actually like being in charge. Interesting…

  42. I’m a 7 my fiance is a 9 and yes it can be challenging at times, so what does that mean for us? We’ve been together for almost 10yrs! He can be hard to handle sometimes but I love him.

  43. Hi Laurie (nice name, by the way). I have never posted on a website before, but when I read about #7, it was me exactly. I have always felt that I didn’t belong here, even when I was little. All of the normal things that kids and teens did and knew were a complete mystery to me. I couldn’t understand how they made friends and make small talk and how they “got” a boyfriend. I never stayed after school, went to prom or had a boyfriend even though I was pretty. I knew that everyone else knew these “secrets” about the process and I used to follow my sister around like a little duck to see if I could learn her secrets. It was the biggest mystery to me how she and others could “get” someone to fall in love with them or get someone to be your friend. I just knew that everyone else was in on it and I just wasn’t meant to know. She was always very sociable and had friends and I thought maybe it would rub off on me 🙂 It didn’t and she got tired of my shadow. I have always had a hard time socializing and I am not good at making small talk. It just seems like the same mundane lines and then what do you talk about when you’re done with “nice weather we’re having”? It seems like it’s such a waste of time when there are so many amazing things to talk about. It’s hard to find someone that actually is interested in the way things work, like the universe, “God” (which to me is the same as the universe, he/she cannot bet confined to a church), and the human body that we carry around everyday. I am still amazed at 53 that my friends and family could care less about these things, when they are everything.

    There was a lot of abuse growing up (which I have healed years ago through alot of self help books and meditation).I only bring that up because I think that maybe that also made me more reclusive than I normally would have been. I have always been very sensitive to sound and light and touch, the outside world can bombard my senses. If the tv is “yelling and screaming” or if the screen is flashing on and off like a car commercial, I have to mute it or turn the channel. I find it almost offensive, like an “attack” on my senses. I hate stress, I am just not equipped to handle it and I absolutely have to have my quite time to regroup. I also hated being touched (even a handshake), not out of fear, but because it was too close to my boundaries and it crowded me and made me very uncomfortable. I’ve always lived in my head and devoured books. I was always considered aloof, because I didn’t know how to play the game. So, I’m not sure if that is just part of being a #7 alone, but I’m sure the abuse didn’t help either.

    I grew up an atheist, and loved science and to me the God in the bible was not compatible with that. To me, there was no proof and I never believed the old bearded man in the sky that throws people into pits of fire if you “sin”. To me, sins were just mistakes, and if you didn’t make them, how would you ever grow, which is why we’re here and not “up” there. And why would God give everybody the gift of free will, and all these different choices if he was going to get angry for not choosing the one he wants you to? God doesn’t roll dice and he doesn’t set people up for failure- we do that very well by ourselves.

    I started meditating while working on healing myself emotionally about 12 years ago and have learned a lot and had some interesting “journeys”. I have always been intuitive, but didn’t really realize it till later in life. I now believe in a spiritual being/ universe that is everywhere and nowhere and everybody has access to that light inside, and is entitled to know the universal truths, not just a chosen few (to me, that’s all about power and control and that’s not God’s doing). I am also a ‘human” lie detector ( I can spot them a mile away) and after a lot of researching and growing, I have become a truth detector too 🙂 I am very thorough and do have to see all sides and then my soul will tell me what’s true and I absolutely believe that. One of my “signs” that something is true has always been goose bumps, may sound strange but it helps confirm my truth. I have also done a couple of past life regressions on myself, which was very interesting (no, I wasn’t famous and don’t want to be-too many people around and too much stress!).

    I have always had a love of learning, even as a teen I was reading Carl Sagan and Omni magazine and I couldn’t get enough. I HAVE to know how and why things work. When I would go to the library, I would checkout 8 or 9 books on the subject of the day and read them all in 1 or 2 weeks. Right now I am researching sacred math and geometry and Da Vinci’s paintings (ck them out-he hides things in every picture, including math and geometry). I would love to “teach” (people told me I would be a good one) and share with other people what I’ve learned, but it’s rare to find that person that has the curiosity and passion for knowing. If I ever do, I will lock them in the closet so they can’t get away 🙂 I have never been married and never even thought about it growing up. I just always knew it wasn’t for me and I don’t know if I could handle someone around 24/7.That may change in the future, but if it doesn’t that will be fine too.

    As far as the negative side, I have come a long baby 🙂 I am much more open and sociable, which is fine, as long as it’s short term and I can “recharge”. I am very open to change now and it’s a beautiful thing! If you don’t change, you don’t grow and I don’t want to be the same person I was 10 years ago, or even 2 years ago. I have a few friends, but they are good ones (one I’ve known for 35 yrs). I am a pretty positive person and have overcome a lot and I refuse to be around negative people or drama, and can’t understand why other people would want to, but that’s their journey.Sounds funny, but I am actually appreciative now that there was so much abuse in a way, because I do believe in reincarnation and I realize now that we all volunteered to live this lifetime we’re in through free will and if your soul didn’t choose it, you wouldn’t be here. That also helped me to realize that none of us are victims, just volunteers-that was a BIG one for me. It’s hard to accept when things happened to you almost as soon as you got here and you were helpless, but it gave me my power back and that was tremendously healing. And I still wonder if those things hadn’t happened to me, would I have ever started on this spiritual journey?

    Anyway, I’ll shut up now:) I didn’t mean to talk so much, but I’m sure I’m not the only 7 out there who has been through hard times and I hope this helps in some way.

    Thanks for listening

  44. I was born on August 12 1994 and he was born on December 10 1993 making me a 7 and him an 8. I heard that we’re really incompatible, based on our numbers how good of a match are we?

    Thank you so much, Laurie

    • Snailshells10 — When it comes to relationships, I would put my stock in what’s in my head and heart (as opposed to numbers). Yes, numbers can be telling, but we (individuals) play a much greater role in the outcome. A good relationship is hard work. A great relationship is really hard work. The main ingredient in all great relationships? Mutual respect.

  45. Dear Laurie

    Its a great article you have here but ive got to ask you this question cause its bugging me sometime:

    What does it mean by having a lifepath 7 AND a birthpath 7?

    Your answer is greatly appreciated.

    Thank You for your time.

  46. I’m a 7 for sure I’ve always been told I have an on and off switch being animated because I know when to back away and have my space. I have a girl I’m interested in she’s a 7 and we clicked” . To the point “”conversation is our motto. But it’s so simple and our conversations are impactful. What can you tell me about a life path 7 woman?

    • Life path numbers are not gender specific. Generally speaking, the characteristics of any life path number (including master numbers) are the same for each gender. However, individuals may lend their own unique masculine or feminine flair 🙂

  47. It is hard to be a 7. You want friends but you can’t get them because people often misjudge you. You want a relationship but you have to be alone to stay sane. You need time to ruminate on ideas but society and its high paced life makes it all unbearably noisy. I wish i was a 3 or a 5. I was born in 4Oct82 and have some 5s and a strong 4. It is,however, difficult to stay focused and not get lost in your inner world that you can’t share with no one cos little people are worthy enough for this

    • Blaleeeee — Just because your a Life Path 7 (I’ve never met one I didn’t like), doesn’t mean that you can’t put into action and live the positive attributes of any other Life Path number you admire. It’s a choice. The good news is, the choice is yours 🙂

    • Yani – Good communication is a skill that can be nurtured and cultivated. But like anything worthwhile, it takes time and effort. Best wishes to you and yours as you tend to your garden of expression.

  48. I really need some help, I am a number 7, and as it states am of the negative variety. I haven’t always been like this, not even close. People used to say I was amazing, way past my years, basically everything positive in this reading would have been true.
    Nowadays, I am the worst person I can imagine, I can’t even look in the mirror, and I’m worried I’ve done so many drugs I can’t go back and I’ve lost my intelligence. What do I do, if there is anything I can do? And can I once again have my amazing connectectedness I once experienced?

    • Meghan –

      It is my sincere belief that “whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” With that in mind, if you want to change you must commit to it. Commit to things that are positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing: kindness, honesty, positivity, caring, compassion, dependability, discretion, empathy, faith, generosity, gratitude, and so on.

      Blessing to you as you move forward in your newly committed, clean and sober life.

  49. hello, im an aries with 7 life path, your blog is exactly describing me. This is my story, my ex is aries too with 5 life path, we really get along together because I understand his want in variety of life and he also understand my introspective nature. Even he’s an average looking guy , I fall in love with him because he is so funny ,lots of humor. Our love is very passionate because of our same sun sign, but we broke up because he gets another girl pregnant.

    My current boyfriend today, is scorpio with 7 life path too, I was attracted to him because he is very intellectual, but not so funny as my ex boyfriend, but i dont want to compare the two because Ive totally moved on and happy with my current bf. And I discover too that we have share the same moon sign which is Gemini, we share the same interests, same likes,same hobby,movie,music, etc, but sometimes I have doubts on him in the future. Like what if we have lack of communication because of our aloofness and quite side, that may create some problems in the relationship, I need some advice,thanks.

    • Morris The Cat — Matters of the heart is a garden that you must tend to yourself. I can, however, say that not wanting to compare the two people is a great start. They’re two totally different people and it’s two totally different relationships. Best wishes to you as your nurture you inner landscape.

  50. Hi Laurie. Thanks for liking my travel posts. I’ve added up my dates and they come to 5. Although I relate to bits and pieces of 5, I really resonate with the major part of the 7, so it’s a bit confusing.

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