# Calculating Life Number: Meaning and Symbols

## How to Calculate Your Life Path Number

If you are only going to know one number in your entire Numerology Chart, I would recommend that you know your Life Path Number.

This number is derived from your date of birth and indicates your ultimate life purpose. Knowing your life path number gives you a good direction on what to do in your life.

But also understand that what we came here to do is always the hardest thing for us to do. That’s why it lasts a lifetime! Why should you apply for a program where you have already obtained a PhD? You are here to learn something new and your course requirements will be revealed to you through your life path number.

Always know that the major themes of your life path number indicate exactly where you will experience challenges and difficulties throughout your life as you learn to recognize and master your life purpose.

First you need to know your life path number. See how to calculate yours with the example below.

EXAMPLE:

6 DECEMBER 1942

DECEMBER is the 12th month: = 1 + 2 = 3 The day of birth is 6: = 6 The year of birth is 1942. Add all four numbers together: 1 + 9 + 4 + 2 = 16; keep adding until you get a one digit number:
1 + 6 = 7

We now add the resulting single digits.

Month = 3 Day = 6 Years = 7

3 + 6 + 7 = 16 (16 is a Karmic number; see this post for more about the Karmic number 16/7)

In Numerology, you keep adding until you reach a one-digit number.

1 + 6 = 7

The life path number is 7