The life path number is calculated from your FULL date of birth and is considered one of the most important and influential numbers in your entire numerology chart.
The numbers used in Numerology to indicate a person’s Life Path Number range from 1 to 9.
In many cases, your single-digit Life Path Number will be written to include the two-digit number from which it was derived, such as 16/7, for example.
How to Calculate Your Life Path Number
Your life path number is calculated using just a simple mathematical addition, with 2 additional rules:
- Group your birthday numbers together before adding and
- Do not reduce the main numbers from 11 or 22 to single digits until the final calculation.
Seems simple? That is!
The easiest way to start working with numerology is to analyze your unique date of birth. Numerology is about how to get to the root number. To do this, you simply reduce the digits to a single digit number, excluding 11 and 22, which are considered master numbers (more on that later). This single digit is your individual Life Path Number.
The life path number is similar to your astrological sun sign: it reveals your greatest purpose, including strengths, weaknesses, talents and ambitions. Your life path number also sets the tone for your experiences and why events occur in the past, the present and the future. Simply put, it is the method for madness.
Let’s say Adarsh birthday is December 15, 1992. To calculate the Life Path Number, you will reduce each component of this date to a single digit:
The month, 12, is reduced to 1 + 2 = 3.
The date, 14, is reduced to 1 + 5 = 6.
1992 is reduced to 1 + 9 + 9 + 2. This is equal to 21. So, 21 is reduced to 2 + 1 = 3.
Then we add the reduced numbers of month, date and year (3 + 6 + 3) and we reach 12. Finally, we add 1 + 2 and we reach 3. If you were born on December 15, 1992, your Path of Life O number is 3. It may seem scary at first, but when you see everything written that way, it becomes a lot less intimidating, doesn’t it?
As mentioned above, the only time you would not reduce the final number is if you reach 11 or 22. They are considered Master Numbers and connote a more intensified version of your root numbers (2 and 4, respectively). The master numbers suggest a high degree of learning, achievement or success, but probably in a more stressful or high-pressure environment.
For example, Sir Paul McCartney, perhaps the most famous Gemini in England, was born on June 18, 1942. When that date is reduced (month = 6, day = 9, year = 7), the sum is 22. Instead of simplifying to a single digit (resulting in 4), the number 22 reflects the Master Number – the high-octane iteration of 4, revealing McCartney’s strong “life mission”.
Converting letters to find your destination number
You can also use numerology to derive the root number of names or words – this is where our old friend Pythagoras lends a hand. According to their theories, certain letters have specific numerical values, which are as follows:
1 = A, J, S
2 = B, K, T
3 = C, L, U
4 = D, M, V
5 = E, N, W
6 = F, O, X
7 = G, P, Y
8 = H, Q, Z
9 = I, R
Using this technique, it is easy to find the root number associated with the names, which numerologists call their Destination Number. To find your destination number, calculate the root number of your full name (first, middle, last) by reducing each name to a single digit and adding up the total.
For example, my full name reveals my Destination Number: ALIZA (1 + 3 + 9 + 8 + 1 = 22, which becomes 2 + 2 = 4) KELLY (2 + 5 + 3 + 7 = 20, which becomes 2 + 0 = 2) FARAGHER (6 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 8 + 5 + 9 = 46, which becomes 4 + 6 = 10, then finally 1 + 0 = 1), resulting in a Number Target of 7 (because 4 + 2 + 1 = 7).
While your Path of Life reveals your greater purpose, your Destination Number provides insight into how you will express your greater goals. Therefore, as a person on the Way of Life 8, my mission is to cultivate abundance, and I will express this through my Destiny Number 7: analysis, research and critical observation. It looks correct.
Life Path Number of interpretation
So, now that you’ve calculated your life path number and destination number, it’s time to find out what those digits really mean. Let’s dig.
Life Path Number 1 (10/01, 1/19)
Like Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, it deals with action and initiation, in numerology 1 it is related to the forward movement. 1 symbolizes a pioneering spirit, independent nature and innate leadership skills. On a bad day, I can be a bit bossy or arrogant, hiding any insecurity behind exaggerated self-importance. I must remember that, although it is the first, it can quickly become the most lonely number. Even the most autonomous 1s need the support of their friends, family and lovers.
Life Path Number 2 (11/2, 20/2)
2 is linked to sensitivity, balance and harmony. In numerology, vibration 2 takes on the role of the mediator, creating harmony by bringing together dissonant forces through compassion, empathy and kindness. 2 is linked to psychic abilities and intuition, and if this number appears as a Life Path or Destination Number, the individual will be astute for subtle changes in energy and emotional nuances. Because he is so sensitive, 2 is very averse to conflict and may end up feeling little valued or unrecognized. 2 should avoid seeking external validation and, instead, realize that the necessary perfect balance already exists within.
Life Path Number 3 (3/12, 3/21)
Communication is fundamental for 3. Symbolically, 3 represents the result of two united forces: It is the essence of creation. 3 is highly endowed with expression, perfectly sharing innovative and pioneering concepts through art, writing and prayer. His work inspires, motivates and uplifts others, and he finds great joy in making others smile. However, 3 is also known to be quite temperamental and, if 3 feels misunderstood, he can withdraw completely. The escapist tendencies of the 3 are easily mitigated by the practice of full peaceful conscience: with such an active imagination, it is important that the 3 find moments of silence to restart, restore and recharge.
Life Path Number 4 (4/13, 4/22, 4/31)
In numerology, 4 has a terrestrial energy and is focused on strengthening its roots. 4 firmly believes in the physical world and knows that investing in a solid infrastructure is necessary for building a lasting legacy. Practical, hardworking and responsible, the number 4 vibration focuses on creating logical systems that can support scalable growth. There is a solidity in 4, however, which can quickly turn into stiffness; 4 should remember that the rules are intended to improve, not inhibit. It is easy for 4 to become stubborn, so 4 benefits from learning to let go and think outside the box. 4 you will feel liberated and inspired by finding the courage to take some bold risks.
Life Path Number 5 (14/5, 23/5, 32/5)
Free, adventurous and progressive thinking 5 is defined by freedom. 5 needs to experience the world through the involvement of their five senses: For 5, life lessons are acquired through spontaneous acts of bravery. Similar to Sagittarius energy in astrology, 5 it is known for its playful, impulsive and lively spirit. But on the other side of his joie de vivre, 5 may become restless and impatient. As 5 is always looking for discovery, it is difficult to accept day-to-day responsibilities – including professional and interpersonal commitments. 5 one must remember that, by narrowing his gaze, he will discover that the most rewarding exploration exists in his own backyard.
Life Path Number 6 (6/15, 24/6, 33/6)
6 is recognized for its stimulating, supportive and empathic nature. A true healer, 6 has the ability to solve problems in the emotional and physical domains, helping others through his direct but gentle approach. 6 has a strong sense of responsibility and cares deeply about his friends, family and lovers. This number can also communicate easily with children and animals, displaying gentle tenderness and a zealous spirit. But not everything needs to be created by parents, and sometimes the protective energy of 6 can become dominating and controlling. To avoid carrying the world on your shoulders, 6 must learn to build trust and understanding for others: Simply put, everyone must go their own way.
Life Path Number 7 (16/7, 25/7, 34/7)
The numerology detectives, 7 is known for his investigative skills and analytical skills. Astrologically, the number 7 can be thought of as a mixture of the Virgo and Scorpio energies: the 7 is extremely detailed, but it is driven by inner wisdom as opposed to tangible realities. 7 has an astute eye and his shrewd observations foster a creative and astute spirit. Since he can quickly find fault with almost any system, 7 is a bit of a perfectionist. 7 will often assume the flaw, so it is important that this figure counterbalances its inherent skepticism with an open mind. Not everything will be fail-safe – but that’s what makes life fun.
Life Path Number 8 (8/17, 8/26, 8/8)
8 is all about abundance. In numerology, this number is related to material wealth and financial success. Ambitious and goal-oriented, 8 can effortlessly assume leadership positions through his natural magnetism. 8 applies general thinking to broaden its scope, quickly climbing the top of any ladder to reach extraordinary heights. But with great power comes a great responsibility: 8 workaholic races, and on a bad day, they can become overly controlling and possessive. However, its negative qualities can be diminished by giving back to the community. When using success to help others, 8 realizes that there is nothing more valuable than contributing to a greater good.
Life Path Number 9 (9/18, 9/27, 36/9)
As the only final digit in numerology, 9 connotes an old soul. 9 the ups and downs of life are no strangers – I was there, I did it. Consequently, 9 can effortlessly synthesize large amounts of stimuli, psychically connecting the dots to form a cohesive whole. The mission of 9 is to reach your highest state of consciousness and help others to achieve this spiritual awareness. 9 is not afraid to transform and his malleable spirit inspires others to explore their own range of motion. Since 9, in many ways, has transcended the physical plane, he must constantly remember to anchor. 9 must learn to balance the abstract with the tangible, finally finding its place at the intersection of fantasy and reality.
Life Path Master Number 11 (2/2)
Master Number 11 accelerates the energy of Number 2; his purpose is to heal himself and others through his high psychic abilities. Often, Master Number 11’s intuitive gifts are the result of life’s extreme circumstances: Master Number 11 has no choice but to cultivate extrasensory talents. In numerology, Master number 11 is connected to spiritual enlightenment, conscience and philosophical balance.
Life Path Master Number 22 (4/22)
Master Number 22, often referred to as the Master Builder, expands the vibrations of Number 4. Master Number 22 is inspired to create platforms in the physical realm that transcend immediate realities – by merging the tangible and the intangible, Master Number 22 cultivates a long-term legacy dynamic. The skills of Master number 22 are usually a by-product of instability in early childhood that fuels innovative thinking. Industrial, creative and reliable, Master number 22 is always on a mission to transform.