When talking about numerology the first question that may come into your mind would be “what is my life path number?”. If you are wondering what is your life number and how this important number in numerology can affect your life you have just come to the right place. Your life path number is a single-digit number and the most influential and critical number in your numerology chart, it is calculated based on your birthday and is similar to the sun sign in astrology.
The life path number indicates the main mission in life and tells who you are, what skills or traits you have and what major events and challenges you may face along the way. It is surprisingly the easiest number in your Numerology Chart to calculate
Life Path Number Calculator
Use the calculator below to find your life path number. After calculating your life path number scroll to the bottom of the page to find out more about your life path number. You can see how this number can affect your personality, love life and career.
Your life path number is just one aspect of numerology, you can find your destiny and soul urge numbers as well in this free report.
How To Calculate Life Path Number?
To find your Life Path number, you basically need to take your date of birth and simply add the Month + Day + Year to reduce it down to its numerical value.
There are 2 extra rules to follow:
- Group the Month, Day, and Year, and add them individually
- Master numbers 11, 22 and 33 should be reduced to single digits until the last calculation.
Rule 1 in Life Path Number Calculation: Group the numbers from Month, Day and Year Together
Start with your date of birth, for example, March 4, 1988
First, we start with the wrong method that people use to calculate life path number:
The Incorrect Method
The day of birth is 4
4 = 4
March = 3
The year of birth is 1988
1988 = 1988
4 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 8 = 33
At this point some people claim, my life path number is master number 33 which is incorrect.
The Correct Method
The correct way to calculate the Life Path Number is to reduce the day, month and year down to a single digit for each by adding them like below:
The day of birth is 4
4 = 4
March = 3
The year of birth is 1988
1988 = (1 + 9 + 8 + 8) = 26 = (2 + 6) = 8
Then add the totals from each of the groups above:
Now we add the single digits of day, month and year to get the Life Path Number.
Month=3 + Day=4 + Year= 8
4 + 3 + 8 = 15 = 1 + 5 = 6
The correct life path number is 6, not 33
Here is another example with two-digit Month and Day:
Birth Date: December 12, 1963
December = 12 = (1 + 2) = 3
12 = (1 + 2) = 3
1988 = (1 + 9 + 6 + 3) = 26 = (2 + 6) = 10 = (1 + 0) = 1
(3 + 3 + 1) = 7
Correct: Life Path 7
Rule 2 in Life Path Number Calculation: Do Not Reduce Master Numbers 11 or 22
Do not reduce master Numbers 11 or 22 (1 + 1 = 2 or 2 + 2 = 4) if they show up in the groups during the calculation, until the final calculation.
The numbers 11 and 22 are special Master Numbers in Numerology and have additional properties and meanings.
Birth Date: June 29, 1991
June = 6
29 = (2 + 9) = 11 (Do Not Reduce)
1991 = (1 + 9 + 9 + 1) = 21 = (2 + 1) = 3
(6 + 11 + 3) = 20 = (2 + 0) = 2
As you can see 11 and 22 are not reduced until the final calculation.
You can also use the life path number calculator below and simply select your date of birth:
Common Questions Regarding The Life Path Calculation:
Question: We have a different format for dates in our country :
Does the life path number change based on the order I add them in?
Answer: The order of the numbers does not matter and as long as you are grouping the Month, Day, and Year, the numbers will always be the same.
Question: Does it mean you are a more spiritual person if your Life Path number is 11?
Answer: The Life Path Number is not an indicator of spirituality and having a master number is not better or worse than regular numbers. Having a Life Path 11 does not mean everything will be great, and people with life path number 11 have a hilly path. Each Life Path will have its own individual trials and growth opportunities and none should be considered better or more spiritual than another.
Question: My life path number is 11 should I consider myself an 11 or a 2?
Answer: If you come out with a Master Number 11, 22, or 33 you are actually both numbers. A Life Path 11 may have some traits of a 2, but not all of them. Your Life Path will mainly reflect the Master Number, but you may also have some of the traits of the secondary reduced number(2). This is why on reports you may see it written as 11/2 to indicate the secondary traits.
If you have a Master Number also read the Life Path description for your secondary trait.
What Does Life Path Numbers Mean?
Now that we have the answer to the question of “what is my life path number?” it is time to find out what every life path number mean:
Life path number 1: It represents independence in a person and leadership qualities. Most ones are very good delegator so it’s also the father figure as it has a lot of masculine energy. It doesn’t mean a woman can’t be a one, it means that a woman who is a one is kind of more of a power character than a nurturer. Read more…
Life path number 2: When it comes to people with life path number 2, there is absolute peace everywhere. They not only admire peace but also try their best to implement it. Destiny path 2 people are sympathetic, peaceful, emotional, conservative and somewhat reserved. Read more…
Life path number 3: It represents the child so the child, in this case, is a creative independent spirit. Somebody with a lot of imagination, somebody who’s willing to try new things and might actually be good at a lot of really different things. Read more…
Life path number 4: This number has a lot of stability, structure, and law, someone who is a hard worker. They seem to build castles in the sky as they are builders of things that they expect to make sense. So these people basically in their imaginations they build things and believe they can achieve it and ultimately they can. Read more…
Life path number 5: This number represents beauty, harmony but mostly change and travel, someone who is innovative. These people have some sort of a rebellious attitude, somebody who’s willing to be different and not follow the social norms. Read more…
Life path number 6: Six is going to be a family unit, so someone who is born in six is going to be really into family, children, and relationships. Most sixes are pretty good with money because that is their responsibility. Read more…
Life path number 7: Seven is the spiritual number, people with life path number 7 don’t believe in trivial things. A lot of their greatest things are life, death, freedom and love and things that make sense. They can often be loners, really deep mystical and have great intuition maybe they are even perfectionists. Read more…
Life path number 8: Eight represents power, money, vision, and achievements, eights are not good at delegating. They prefer to much on their own, they sort of believing no one can do things better than they can. A lot of people consider the eight mentalities as a millionaire’s mentality. It is not necessarily always true but eight is just someone who is willing to push a little bit harder than the rest and maybe a little bit more ruthless. Read more…
Life path number 9: Nine represents completion if we consider one is the beginning nine is going to be the end, and all the other numbers are going to be in the middle. This number is going to be completion, compassion, renewal energy, rewards, and spirituality. These people are wise, these people don’t need trivial things, they’re very secure in themselves and maybe they’re a little bit too patient. Read more…
As mentioned before your life path number is just a fraction of numerology, the good news for you is that you can get a full free reading to reveal your destiny and soul urge numbers as well. Click here for your free reading.