What is a Life Path Number?
Life path numbers can take any value between 1 and 9, or they can also be one of the three main numbers; 11, 22 or 33. Each of the life path numbers is associated with some unique strengths and weaknesses. And these numbers are believed to give deep meaning to a person’s life.
Life path numbers serve to help us bring more possibilities to life and align with the needs of our soul. Just like your sun sign, these numbers also help in revealing your identity, talents, aspirations and much more.
Likewise, our numerological charts consider these numbers to be the most important, similar to how our sun sign affects our lives.
Overall, this number gives us a reality check about our life and guides us on the journey of life.
How do you calculate your life path number?
The main calculation of any numerology is based on your unique date of birth. The main purpose of numerology is to get to the root number and analyze your future accordingly.
To find the number, you have to keep reducing the numbers until you don’t arrive at a single digit number excluding the main numbers.
To illustrate, let’s say you were born on June 25, 1998. To calculate your life path number, we need to reduce these numbers to a one-digit number:
Since the month is already a single digit, we will leave it unchanged = 6
The date 25 is reduced to 2+5=7
The year 1998 is reduced to 1+9+9+8=27 and 27 is further reduced to 2+7=9
Let’s add up all the reduced numbers to get a single number: 6+7+9=22 and 22 further adds up to 2+2=4. Therefore, 4 is your life path number.
It may seem daunting at first, but it becomes less intimidating as you read more about it. You can also find your life path number by name.
Now that you know your life path number, let’s explore the meaning and significance of each life path number.
Number 1: The Born Leader
Number 1 represents innate leadership, independent character and a pioneering spirit. Residents who have this as their life path number are supposed to make their own path. They are especially attracted to innovative careers. These natives have the qualities of leadership, and they can do great in their businesses and other ventures.
Number 2: Collaboration Advisor
Natives with 2 as their number are said to be peaceful, wise, collaborative and compassionate. These natives have a great sense of understanding and believe in harmonious relationships. They may be best suited to careers such as therapy, administration, accountancy and other related matters.
Number 3: The Creative Extrovert
Creative, funny, expressive, sociable and charismatic are the main characteristics that define the natives born under life path number 3. As someone who likes to interact with others and talk to people, you are confident and sociable. The careers that fascinate you are writing, teaching, acting, personal care, hospitality and sales.
Number 3 is believed to have high life path compatibility with number 9.
Number 4: The Practical Worker
Natives with 4 as their life path number would be confident and work hard to achieve their desired goals. These natives are grounded, pragmatic, determined and reliable. They find their keen interest in careers such as auditing, accounting, analytics and law enforcement.
Number 5: The jack of all trades
Natives born under this number are versatile, restless, charismatic, communicative and resourceful. They are multitasking and free-spirited who love to go on an adventure. They can roll up their sleeves in journalism, travel, sales and advice.
Number 6: The Supporting Advisor
People with 6 as their life path number are compassionate, nurturing, helpful, supportive and perceptive. These natives believe in perfectionism and always love to decorate their corners. Careers such as healing, nutrition, beauty, fashion, education, interior decoration, etc. attract these natives.
Number 7: the clear-eyed philosopher
Natives with life path number 7 are intellectual, intuitive, analytical. As truth-seeking individuals, they are constantly trying to untangle life’s bigger problems. These natives are drawn to careers in technology, digital communications, journalism, esoteric practices, engineering, and technology.
Number 8: The Money Maker
These natives are career-oriented, strong, materialistic and organized. These positive traits can really help these natives make a huge amount of money. They have great potential in starting their own business because they have an aptitude for it. Apart from that, they can also excel in the fields of law, finance, banking and real estate.
Number 9: The Understanding and the Caregiver
These natives are kind, generous, helpful and passionate, constantly trying to help others make a better world for them. Careers such as; social work, law, creative arts and counseling can attract the natives born under the life path number 9.
Number 11: The inspiring and intuitive
Natives born under this life path number have the bonus qualities because they also have the traits of number 2 along with number 11. These natives are inspiring, intuitive, perceptive and visionary. They are generous enough to help others and improve their lives. They are suitable for careers such as; writing, life therapy, coaching, sports and esoteric practices.
Number 22: The Idealist
Number 22 is blessed with all the qualities of number 4, which is like icing on the cake. They have a lot of imagination and always try to expose their imagination in a creative way. These natives can have a good scope in engineering, architecture, healthcare, politics and innovation.