Life path numerology is just one of many formulas a numerologist will use to help decipher the meaning of the numbers specific to your birth. Numerology works on the principle that all life has energy and numbers vibrate to certain energies. If you know how to recognize these patterns in numbers, then you can use them to achieve your potential.
Understanding Life Path Numerology
Your life path number, also called a destiny number, is derived by adding your birth date together. This is probably the most important formula used in numerology because it reveals who you are at the time of birth.
Knowing your life path number can help you understand what your strengths are and where your weaknesses lie. This single digit can unlock what's in store for you in life.
Your life path number reflects how you think and perceive the world, what fields of work will interest you, and helps guide you in making choices to optimize your talents and intellect.
Calculate Your Life Path Number
If you were born on May 12, 1975, you would first convert the month into its numerical value. In this example, May = 5.
Next, add all the number together.
- 5+1+2+1+9+7+5 = 30
You need to add 30 down to a single digit:
- 3+0 = 3
This is your life path number.
Meaning of Life Path Numbers
Not only are single digit numbers assigned properties, but combinations of numbers have various meanings. Numerologists recognize the numbers 1 through 9 as the main numbers while zero is excluded since it's the number of perfection.
You could end up with a master number which would appear as 11 or 22. You'll still want to add these numbers down to a single digit for the initial calculation. (Later, you'll use both the master number and the single digit for deciphering your life path.)
Below are the basic 1-9 numbers used in numerology and the energy signatures and properties they carry.
Number 1 - Original creative person with strong leadership qualities, natural instinct to protect the weak and defenseless
- Law enforcement
- Political activist
Number 2 - Enjoys being the diplomat and peacemaker, cooperative spirit with ability to see both sides of all issues
Number 3 - Quick wit, entertainer with a gift for words
Number 4 - Builder of strong foundations with down-to-earth attributes
- Business Entrepreneur
Number 5 - Synonymous with freedom, love for travel and change
Number 6 - Love for children and home; great artistic energy for expressing love and family bonds, appreciates beauty
- Psychologist or Psychiatrist
Number 7 - A need to discover the truth behind façades and discover what's inside
- Doctor, medical professions
- Minister, spiritual advisors
Number 8 - The organizer, a vibration often associated with money
- Manager, business acumen, especially finances
Number 9 - Ultimate humanitarian vibration, strong interest in metaphysics and exploring the unknown, an idealist, psychic abilities and intuitive talents, desires to be of service to humanity, can function in all environments and most occupations
Traditional Numerology and Master Numbers
Traditional numerology also includes what are called master numbers. There are two traditional master numbers - 11 and 22. However, modern numerologists decided to add more master numbers by doubling the other single digits.
Double digits or master numbers are believed to carry a greater spiritual awareness and even enlightenment energy because they have twice the amount of energy of a single digit. Traditionally, master numbers indicate a person who will master the number properties. Such people are believed to be very spiritually evolved.
It's important to note the life experiences of someone with a master number birth date will be more challenging than a single digit birth date. If the person is unable to live up to the expectations of the number vibration, then those challenges could become burdensome. It's wise to always read the single and double digit meanings.
The two traditional master numbers:
Modern numerologists have added others:
Traditional Master Numbers Examined
Since the addition of other master numbers is a modern inclusion, traditional numerologists still recognize only the ancient master numbers. Master Number 11
If your birth date adds to 11, then there are 3 possibilities of energy influences to consider.
- 2 (1+1=2)
- The epitome of a spiritual awakening and gaining spiritual knowledge is found in the master number 11. This vibration is very demanding and brings a feeling of anxiousness because it's so electrical and charged with energy. An 11 life path will take you into the spotlight and bring fame. You'll have the ability to create new fields or make major breakthroughs. Intuition is very strong.
- Spiritual Leader
Master Number 22
If your birth date adds to 22, then there are 3 possibilities of energy influences to consider.
- This number vibrates to the energies of worldly affairs and international interaction. It'll deliver open-mindedness to you and bring material gains. You think big whenever you approach career, charity or any other undertaking. There is always a drive to do well for the world and a desire to leave it a better place through personal efforts and in serving humankind.
- Political arena
- Real estate
Life Path Numerology
Life path numerology can be very simple yet complex with all of the possible number combinations. It is advised to consider the combination number but then to add it down to a single digit. Understanding both double digits numbers and single digit numbers will provide you greater insight into the path unfolding in front of you. These numeric interpretations can guide and help you take advantage of all opportunities to assure you fulfill your destiny.