Discover What Your Life Path Number Says About You

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Discover What Your Life Path Number Says About You


What day and year were you born? You may think it's just a random day, but as any mathematician will tell you, numbers reveal patterns and can be used to calculate almost anything. According to Numerology, your birthday indicates your overall path in life, how you fit into the world, and what personality traits may be dominant.  

Numerology, or the universal language of numbers, can help you learn about yourself and the world around you. The most important number in your Numerology chart is your life path number, which can be calculated using your birth date.

How To Calculate Your Life Path Number

If you're not a math person, don't worry! Figuring out your life path number is super easy. All you have to do is add up the digits of your birth day and reduce them until you get one digit.

For example, if your birthday is December 30, 1989, you'll want to write it like this first: 12/30/1989.

Take each number and add them together. Because this birthday is 12/30/1989, you would add:

  • 1 + 2 = 3
  • 3 + 0 = 3
  • 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 27

Since 27 isn't a single-digit number, you can reduce it further by adding each digit together: 2 + 7 = 9. Now add all the numbers together: 3 + 3 + 9 = 15. Further reduce the number by adding 1 + 5 = 6.

That means 6 would be your life path number.

Follow the steps to find your life path number, then continue to the next page to discover the meaning of yours!

What Your Life Path Number Means

Your life path number describes your traits established from the day you were born and reveals a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons you will encounter during this lifetime.

There are 12 possible life path numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 22, and 33. Numbers one through 9 are typical numbers, while 11, 22, and 33 are called master numbers because they are a variation of other numbers.

Find your number below and see how it applies to your life.

If you're one, you have the tendency to be the leader. You desire to be the best in all you do and lead others through your powerful personality. This strong vibration relies on its own strengths to accomplish goals and doesn't require external motivation.

People with this number will be confident, independent, creative, energetic, and ambitious. On the flip side, they can also be self-centered, critical, arrogant, impatient, and stubborn.

Because of these strong qualities, ones tend to be drawn towards self-employment or positions of power in politics, the military, or the business world.

As lovers, number one takes the lead in a relationship. They enjoy pursuing their partner and carrying out romantic gestures, but they have a low tolerance for laziness in others, which causes them to look for an ambitious partner.

Above all, this number is a natural peacemaker who loves harmony and cooperation with others. They often act as mediators in relationships and discussions because they consider all viewpoints before gracefully coming up with solutions.

Twos are compassionate, sensitive, artistic, kind, and diplomatic. Their life path can manifest in negative ways when they're oversensitive, shy, resentful, manipulative, and passive-aggressive.

People with this life path are drawn towards careers as diplomats, counselors, or artistic endeavors of various kinds.

As expected, this peaceful lover will go out on a limb to keep the peace in a relationship. Their sensitive and loving heart allows for deep emotional intimacy with their partners. They have a strong sense of loyalty - take care of them and they will take even greater care of you.

Go to the next page to see numbers 3 and 4!

If your life path is 3 or 4, you'll find a detailed description below about tendencies, career choices, good and bad traits, and love life. Some of it may leave you nodding your head; some may surprise you!

Don't have either of these life paths? Continue to the next page to find yours.

Three is known to be a people lover. Generally, people with this life path enjoy being social and having a positive outlook. They have a lot of creative energy and use their uplifting charisma to better the world and those around them.

People who have this number are adventurous, expressive, friendly, fun, and outgoing. In the negative sense they can be scattered, superficial, extravagant, irresponsible, and moody.

Overall qualities of creativity, self-expression, and people skills make threes successful in lives centered around entertaining, designing, or writing.

When it comes to matters of love, people with this vibration need a lot of freedom to express their love. They're exciting, energetic, and willing to experiment once they find a partner who accepts them.

Of all the numbers, four is the down-to-earth worker. They value accomplishment and efficiency above all else and can always be depended on to fix problems or find solutions. Their deliberate nature and sense of correctness allow them to use logic and work ethic to complete complex tasks.

Fours are practical, trustworthy, logical, self-disciplined, and organized. Sometimes, they can also be stubborn, narrow-minded, tactless, rigid, and slow to act.

Careers that use physical or mental building blocks are probably what you look for in life. Construction, law, engineering, and accounting are all good options.

As lovers, fours are loyal and dependable. Although it's not always apparent, they are deeply emotional and aren't satisfied with the status quo. In order to feel useful and happy in a relationship, they need to be challenged by their partners and help solve their problems.

Click to the next page to see number 5 and 6!

Did you get number 5 or 6? Check out the description below to find typical traits, life choices, love life tendencies, and job prospects!

If neither of these are your life path, continue to the following page.

Five is an intellectual vibration with lots of good ideas. In order to express themselves and find happiness, they require freedom as opposed to routine. They need a lot of variety in their everyday lives to be productive, so they automatically gravitate towards frequent change.

Words that describe them are: restless, curious, adaptable, romantic, and witty. Unfortunately, they can also tend to be irresponsible, inconsistent, distracted, non-committal, and self-indulgent.

Because of their dislike of routine, people with life path number 5 will prefer to have a versatile career in sales, travel, or entrepreneurial pursuits. They are likely to steer clear of mundane, 9-5 jobs.

In love, 5's are generally lucky in love. They are well-liked because of their easy-going and people-loving tendencies. Their adventurous nature allows them to enjoy a variety of experiences with their partner, and their intelligence will draw them towards a special someone who will stimulate their mind and be adaptable.

This number has a strong need to be a nurturer or rescuer. Anyone with this number will likely value harmony, stability, and family most of all and gravitate towards anything that benefits the welfare of a person or community.

People who have this number are responsible, domestic, possessive, stable, and loyal. Their weaknesses may cause them to be jealous, possessive, controlling, stubborn, and resistant to change.

Generally, this vibration is attracted to domestic pursuits that involve caring for others. They're likely to make an excellent stay-at-home parent. Alternatively, they may choose careers in nursing, home support care, or teaching.

As lovers, people who share number 6 will work hard to maintain the peace between themselves and their partner. They value a stability and security in home life, so they're likely to choose someone with great maturity and vision whom they can build a life with.  

Are you a 7 or 8? Go to the next page to see your life path.

Numbers 7 and 8 are the spirituality-seeker and the boss. Scroll to find out personality quirks, traits, career choices, and love life info.

If neither of these are your life path, continue to the next page.

Seven is a deeply spiritual vibration with detachment from material things. This number is mostly concerned with thoughts and ideals and are generally on a mission to seek truth and wisdom in life. They may prefer to be alone, but this can be their undoing if they don't allow some trusted people in. Their thoughts run on a deeper level than most, and they may seek out frequent escape through good or bad means.

Life path seven is analytical, intuitive, reserved, insecure, and wise. On the flip side, they can also be unreachable, detached, eccentric, cynical, and perfectionist.

The seventh life path is attracted to spiritual pursuits and may have several careers in a lifetime due to their changeability. It's likely that they'll become excellent wellness coaches, yogis, or any pursuit that betters the world and provides life wisdom.

Only a persistent lover will be able to reach a number 7, because they're mostly detached from ordinary social surroundings. While they tend to be a little eccentric in their romantic lives, their spiritual nature makes their depth of love beyond what most experience.

This number has a strong work ethic and has the skills to lead and manage others. People with life path eight are business-minded and focus on accumulating wealth. They're bad at accepting advice, even if it's good advice, because they feel they must rely on their own efforts in life. Although they may seem cold and aloof at times, they care deeply about the people that matter to them.

They are ambitious, goal-oriented, authoritative, successful, and courageous. In the negative sense, people with the 8th life path number can also be materialistic, narrow-minded, forceful, tense, and uncaring.

Careers high up in business, politics, or various managing positions would be of most benefit to you if you're a number 8.  

When it comes to matters of the heart, people of the 8th life path should make sure to show their partners love and affection. Too often they get caught up in being a good provider that they neglect the person that means the most to them. Oftentimes, they view relationships as more practical than romantic, but offer their partners a great deal of stability and security.

Continue to the next page to see life paths 9 and 11!  

While 9 is one of the regular numbers, 11 is a master number because it's two digits. Scroll to find typical traits, life path tendencies, love life info, and possible job choices.

If neither of these are your life path, continue to the final page.

Nine is a natural teacher or humanitarian, with a strong sense of compassion and generosity. Leading others is their strong suit, and they tend to "jump in" whenever there is a problem in need of fixing. People with this life path often overcome difficult trials in their lifetime, but they use these experiences to help others.

Number 9's use their natural skill-set to take charge in their careers. While they may spread themselves too thin in their pursuits, they are generally good at jobs that require completing many projects. They may become good teachers or humanitarian workers.  

Life path number 9 is known for being sympathetic, tolerant, emotional, helpful, and determined. Their faults can cause them to be moody, careless with money, scattered, impractical, and lacking in boundaries.

When seeking out a romantic partner, those with this number find someone who they can help and care deeply for. They show their love by taking on their partner's problems as their own, and while this can be beneficial, it can lead them to neglect their own needs.

This number is considered one of the master numbers because not only is it rare, but it's also a higher vibration of number two. Eleven is the giver; they have innovative ideas on how to help others. Because they are highly attuned to what's going on under the surface, they have incredible gifts of intuition and observation.

If an 11 can overcome their overwhelmed feelings, they're likely to be very successful in their career path. While they may flourish best in a field of healing, teaching, writing, or art, they also have a mind for business because of their sheer amount of good ideas.

Words that describe this life path are: idealistic, intuitive, considerate, sensitive, and spiritual. Unfortunately, they can also be manipulative, indecisive, impractical, nervous, and over-sensitive.

The good news for this life path is that they're likely to find a partner early on in life who will make them happy for the entirety of their lives. Because this number tends to work so well with people and be compromising, they will have a greater capacity to accept their partners for who they are.

The rarest numbers are on the next page. Click to see life path 22 and 33!

If you've come this far, you may be part of the lucky and rare ones who share the two master numbers 22 and 33. Scroll to discover life path info, including hints about love life, job prospects, personality traits, and more.

Twenty-two is a higher vibration of number four and they are considered the master builder, the most powerful of all the numbers. They are extremely grounded yet like to achieve their goals with intensity and creativity. They're likely to work for the greater good than for their own success, but sometimes it takes many years before they find their true path in life.

Because this number has a strong combination of vision and practicality, it often is very successful. People with this number are attracted to a wide range of careers since they are so versatile, but they are more likely to choose a career in the teaching field or in a managerial position.

This life path can be described as: resourceful, passionate, accomplished, idealistic, and wise. Expressed negatively, this number can be insensitive, overbearing, disorganized, and bossy.

Twenty-two has a love life shrouded in mystery. It's hard to know what they'll need and how they'll act because of each one's uniqueness. However, they should be careful to choose a partner that will bring out the best of their qualities and understand the power of their personality.

This is the rarest of all numbers and is a higher vibration of life path six. Thirty-three is characterized by its ability to be a master teacher or spiritual leader such as Dalai Lama or Gandhi.

Thirty-three has a deep sense of responsibility and will use their talents to better humanity as a whole. They are excellent, although reluctant, leaders. They could become amazing teachers, spiritual leaders, or excel in professions that require ample idealism.

People with this life path are nurturing, loving, altruistic, uplifting, and inspiring. The greatest weakness for this number is to become overwhelmed by their gifts and not live up to their ideals.

In love, life path 33 will need to find a partner who recognizes their gifts and gives them room to achieve what they were meant to. It's likely that this life path may not need a partner, and if they do, they require someone who has a deep sense of spirituality like themselves.

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