Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Ash
If you’re looking for more information to help you understand your purpose in life, discover your talents or why you behave the way you do, then you’ll need to learn how to calculate your life path number. Your life path number is one of the keys to uncovering your life’s purpose, what you should learn and master and what you can evolve into.
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What Is a Life Path Number?
Your life path number is the sum of the numbers in your date of birth, reduced to a single number. Your life path number can tell you a lot about who you are as an individual and the type of characteristics or activities you’re most likely to be drawn to.
It speaks of your strengths and weaknesses, ambitions and fears and desires and uncertainties. It also highlights the general tone your life is likely to follow.
Your life path number will also help you discover your own natural talents and gifts that you can start to work on in more detail and depth. You may be surprised to find out that some of the talents you possess could be interests that you haven’t yet pursued but have wanted to. Your life path number will also show you the obstacles that you’ll face as you pass through life and how you can overcome them.
How to Calculate Your Life Path Number
Ascertaining one’s life path number is an extremely simple process, and you don’t need the help of a professional numerologist to do this. You can calculate your life path number based on your date of birth.
For this calculation, you will need to arrive at three numbers based on your birth date, month of birth, and year of birth.
For example, if your birthdate was 21st September 1989, this is how you would calculate your life path number:
First take your birth year and condense it to a single digit. You do this by adding up all the numbers of your birth year until you arrive at a single number. In this case, the values are 1 + 9+ 8 + 9 = 27.
The number 27 needs to be further condensed until you reach a single digit, so 2 + 7 = 9.
Therefore, the first number needed to figure out your life path number here would be 9.
Now add your birth month and day to this value.
Here, 21 is the birth day, and 9 is the birth month. The day needs to be further condensed to a single value, so 2 + 1 = 3.
Now we can finally calculate the total life path number, which is the culmination of all three values. Here, the life path number would be 9 + 3 + 9 = 21. 21 is further broken down to 2 + 1 = 3.
Therefore, based on the birthday, this individual’s life path number would be 3.
Simple enough, right?
Well, there’s one caveat to this calculation, and this has to do with the numbers 11 and 22.
These are known as master numbers, and whenever you find them in your calculations, you need to simply let them be instead of adding the numbers together.
Master Numbers have the characteristics of their root numbers (2 for master number 11 and 4 for master number 22) but intensified.
So that’s how to calculate your life path number – as you can see, it’s a fairly simple process.
Of course, every human being is different and has their own unique personality. As such, your life path number isn’t the sole determining factor of your personality your life trajectory.
In numerology, your life path, expression and soul urge numbers are all important in gaining a clearer picture of who you are and what makes you tick.
If you’d like to learn more about what your life path number means and discover your expression and soul urge numbers, then I recommend getting a free numerology reading.
In your free reading you’ll learn the important numbers in your life, get powerful insights into your character, discover your hidden strengths and talents plus a lot more.
It’s a lot of fun and very insightful to see an overview of your life path number and what it means for you.