Your Life Path represents your journey through life. The skills and characteristics that are represented by your Life Path can come naturally to you. Generally, you will feel drawn to, and enjoy, the activities that your Life Path describes. The Life Path number also describes the theme of the lessons that you learn through experience. The more you take on real and worthwhile challenges, the more experience you will gain about yourself and your abilities. For those that do take on challenges, the Life Path will become more important as it can highlight those pursuits that will be rewarding to you, and accomplishment brings joy, pride and experience.
When you are on your Life Path, you can draw others to you who wish to learn from you and utilize your strength, knowledge and courage. It is about being an active participant, instead of passively moving through life. When you engage yourself in your life, the world around you will become more alive. This is what the Life Path number is about. Find the pursuits that keep your inner flame burning and go after them. It is directly linked with your passion, vitality, and your connection with others. When you are on your Life Path, you are connected with yourself.
Your Life Purpose is best described in Numerology through the Life Path. The Life Path is about finding your place in the world. This number represents the native traits that you are born with. It also represents the trends and tendencies of your life and your work. The Life Path gives you the clue to your inner characteristics, vocational abilities, and possibilities. Keep in mind that the Life Path requires real, honest work on your part. It is not about putting your head in the sand, but rather living up to your potential.
Many people may find that they do not yet have a clear life purpose. Studying your Life Path can help you to focus, and listen to your inner dreams. You can calculate it by adding together the numbers in your birthday. The Life Path can help to pull together the different pieces of your life. Your purpose can slowly be revealed as you start to see the connections, and patterns in your life.
Understanding your Life Path is a process of finding out who you are. It involves doing what you love, no matter the difficulties. It involves being who you are and not the person others have dictated. It’s your choice. You can bring your purpose into your present and your future.
Your Life Path number can help you to better focus and be aware of the aspects of your personality that have matured and those that can still mature and grow. You may look to your Life Path to help guide you in your questions around personal fulfillment and accomplishment.
How do I calculate it? (Click here to calculate it online)
You may use the online tool to calculate your Life Path, or you can follow the instructions below.
In Numerology, numbers are “reduced” from multiple digits to single digits by adding them together and reducing the result until you arrive at single digits. However, there are master numbers, such as 11 or 22, which are considered special and often require more diligence and personal awareness on your part to live up to their potential. When you reach these numbers, you stop reducing.
To calculate your Life Path number, add together your Birth day + Birth month + (total of Birth year)
Consider a birthday of 2/16/1956:
First, add together month and day of birth: 2 + 16 = 18
Next, reduce the year (1+9+5+6) = 21
Next, add together the two results: 18 + 21
Now, we have a number, that might need reducing. It’s 39
Since we have a double digit, we then “reduce” the final result, until we have a single digit
3 + 9 = 12 ← Not a single digit yet
1 + 2 = 3
This person has a Life Path of 3, which you can read more about below. But, you can also use other tools and techniques to fully explore what your Life Path means for you. For instance, you might work with the Tarot, I Ching, Runes or other system of divination to look deeper into your own Life Path number.
Some questions that you might like to ponder:
- Who has encouraged my progression along my Life Path?
- Where have I limited my own progress on my Life Path?
- What do I like about my Life Path?
- How has my Life Path served me?
- How have I lived in service to my Life Path?
- How does your Life Path live through you?
- How does your mood influence your progression on your Life Path?
- How have you inspired others through your living of your Life Path?
Additionally, you might even surprise yourself with your personal discoverings by working with art, books or even just watching television. Some ideas for exploration are below.
Perhaps you can try to create something that reminds you of the qualities that are represented by your Life Path. Perhaps you can share something that you have created while living your Life Path, through your vocation, avocation or other activity.
What movies, books, art, music,characters or other forms of media, remind you of your Life Path?
Which celebrities, or other people of fame, seem to embody your Life Path?
Life Path #1: The 1 Life Path is about developing your own will, individuality, decisiveness, and expressing your creativity, Being a caring, considerate leader is as important as is being on your own and forging your own path. Standing on your own two feet is important.
Life Path #2: The 2 Life Path is about cooperation, passion, service and balance. Being generous, honest and caring will help you to bring out the best in yourself and others. Often others will seek you out for information/ advice/help. You can be exceptional at organizing and fact finding and following pursuits that allow you to do these things can make you the most happy.
Life Path #3: The 3 Life Path is about socialization, and stepping forward. Speaking out, especially in a public forum, can be very important for you. Social skills, creativity, and looking good are extremely important for you. Balancing material needs and the need to relax can often pull you in different directions.
Life Path #4: The 4 Life Path is about being practical, persisting and dedicated. Quality is an important lesson for you. It will be important to remember that faster is not always better. Work is very important and rewarding for you. Structure and balance can be very important. Learn to provide a space for leisure in your life as well. Taking and giving orders can be very important.
Life Path #5: The 5 Life Path is about striving for the answers to life, learning, being and freedom. You can learn about freedom simply by watching others. Stay open-minded; be inquisitive, eager to learn. Being tolerant of new or unusual people, places, or things can help you to be a stronger person. Variety is a key word for your journey.
Life Path #6: The 6 Life Path is about having compassion and empathy for others. It may involve standing up and willingly giving assistance to those who need it most. Balance and Responsibility are key elements of this life path. Feeling useful makes you feel happy.
Life Path #7: The 7 Life Path is about learning that “You reap what you sow.” Planning, Organizing, and Simplicity are very important for you. Generally you are peaceful. Your journey is one in which being aware and open is very important. Although you may enjoy being analytical, sticking your head in the sand just wont do for you. Learn to listen to your inner judgment and you will do well.
Life Path #8: The 8 Life Path is about prowess, strength, learning how to accept responsibility, and leadership. People will often look to you for answers or guidance, even from a young age. Learn to balance your personal desires with the desires of those around you. It is important that you evaluate situations from multiple viewpoints. Simplicity is important. Try not to get caught in the material world.
Life Path #9: The 9 Life Path is about being passionate and compassionate. It is about understanding the highs and lows of life. Being grounded and attuning to the simple things in life, rather than the material is important for your growth. Helping others and being of service is as important as helping yourself.
Life Path #11: The 11 Life Path is about developing balancing your own will and desire, with the needs of others. At times, your idealism can be strong, so it is vital to learn about how you can best convey your message to the world, without getting caught in what should be or could be. Individuality and expressing your creativity help you to relax. Being a kind, caring, considerate leader is as important as is being on your own and forging your own path.
Life Path #22: The 22 Life Path is about sharing you insights, hope and compassion with others. Your heart is pulled toward the inner life, but your mind often yearns for the simple and practical. Finding ways to balance your inner and outer needs will help you to be grounded and centered. Also, finding a way to utilize your intuition and spirit within your vocation, or avocation, will help you to feel as if you are being of service. Allow your voice to be heard.
Walking your path:
Walking your particular Life Path will require you to first learn about and work with the core challenges and opportunities that can present themselves to you as you mature and grow. For instance, finding ways to become more ordered and less chaotic, rather than struggling against structure and authority, especially if you have Life Path 4.
The challenges, opportunities and experiences that occur in your life can best be used as gateways into deeper understanding of your Life Path. Whatever life is trying to bring to you is vital toward living fully and happily. If you back away from your life experiences, then your walking away from your Life Path. it is up to you to have the resolve and courage, like the hero of your own story, to find a way to accept the call.
Living your life consciously will help you to follow your Life Path in a way that is inventive, creative and fun and inspiring to yourself and others. Fully living through your Life Path is about recognizing that life can be vibrant and challenging at the same time. It’s about finding ways to be the initiator. And, it’s about taking on challenges in your own way without disconnecting from life, or unnecessarily pushing away the people that are important to you.