THE LIFE PATH NUMBER – HOW TO CALCULATE & INTERPRET IT.
Ah, the Life Path Number! Probably one of the most famous numerology numbers, the Life Path Number describes the direction your life will take, what challenges you will encounter, and the opportunitiesyou will come across. Often called the “most important number”, it tells you what your life’s journey will look like. This number also represents the traits and talents that you were born with.
Just to refresh your memory The Life Path is based on your full birth date as it is described numerologically.
An example of this would be 06/04/1975 (month, day, year).
FORMULA FOR CALCULATING YOUR LIFE PATH NUMBER:
1. Convert the month to a single number or a master number (November stays 11 rather than 2).
2. Then convert the day of birth to a single digit or master number.
3. Next, add the total digits of year and reduce this sum to a single digit or master number.
4. The individual digits representing the month, day, and year, be they single digits or master numbers, are then added together, as necessary to reduce the sum once again to a single digit 1 through 9, or to the numerology “master numbers” 11 or 22. These master numbers, as components of the date or as a final result, are not reduced any further.
AN EXAMPLE: CALCULATING ANGELINA JOLIE’S LIFE PATH NUMBER
Now let’s go through this step by step using paparazzi’s most beloved, Angelina Jolie’s birthday as an example.
She was born June 4, 1975.
1. CONVERT THE MONTH TO A SINGLE NUMBER OR MASTER NUMBER.
Note that when calculating months, double-digit months such as October, November and December must be reduced down to a single digit. For example November which is the 11th month equates to the number 2 after you add 1+1 together. It does not reduce to a 1.
Angelina Jolie’s birthday does not reduce down to a single digit. Her birth month is the sixth month of the year. Her month number is 6.
2. CONVERT YOUR DAY OF BIRTH TO A SINGLE DIGIT.
For instance, if you were born on the 17th then you would add 1 and 7 together to reduce the number to 8. If you were born on the 29th you would reduce to the master number 11.
Angelina Jolie’s birthday does not have to be reduced as she was born on the 4th, so her number is 4.
3. ADD THE TOTAL DIGITS OF THE BIRTH YEAR AND REDUCE THEM TO A SINGLE NUMBER.
Jolie’s birth year is 1975 so you would add 1+9+7+5 to arrive at a sum that represents the year number.
In Jolie’s case the year is the master number 22 (so don’t reduce further).
4. ADD THE MONTH SUM, BIRTH SUM AND YEAR SUM TOGETHER.
For Jolie it would be: 6+4+22 = 32
If you get a double digit, as is the case with Angelina Jolie, reduce the number down further: 3+2 = 5
Angelina Jolie’s Life Path number is a 5. In fact Jolie is almost a perfect example of a five who often find themselves to be the catalyst for adventure, travel, and romance.
WHAT DOES ANGELINA JOLIE’S LIFE PATH NUMBER SAY ABOUT HER?
Angelina certainly lives up to the number five’s reputation as being a freedom-loving, independent soul. The Life Path Number 5 is about freedom, independence and the right to follow where the heart and will lead you in life.
Jolie certainly demonstrates this life path number’s desire to travel. They love to experience as many different life situations and life styles as possible and are extremely adaptable in this way.
Jolie’s travels through Cambodia, Africa and other amazing destinations certainly reflects the cultural curiosity of the five as do her numerous tattoos. A five is graceful in all situations which is partly how Jolie earned her status of the first person to win the U.N’s World Citizen award.
Anyone with a life path number of 5 is destined do well in any “front line” occupation. For instance many crisis workers, emergency care workers and leaders of self- groups are fives. Jolie follows the spiritual and ethically responsible path of a five by spending so much of her time, energy, and money on helping others.
The fact that she bought a plane and learned how to fly it herself in order to drop off food to needy refugees in Cambodia is also typical of a five. The fact that she does fly her own plane and has no fear of exotic places and people is also true to the five’s love of daring and adventure.
LIFE PATH INTERPRETATIONS
Once you’ve calculated your Life Path number (or your loved one’s), read below to find the corresponding interpretation.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 1
You are all about power. Number 1’s often become great leaders. For this reason, they make great entrepreneurs, freelancers, generals, commanders, CEOs and producers.
A number one is usually blessed with motivation, enthusiasm, creativity and inspiration. They tend to be physically healthier and mentally stronger than most people are.
They often lust for success (especially material) at any cost. Number 1s who stray from their paths often end up in clingy codependent relationships.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 2
You are all about love. The most important thing to you is finding a soul mate. Those following a number 2 Life Path tend to be diplomatic, sensitive individuals who make great judges, mediators, lawyers counselors or social workers as they bring harmony to all group situations.
It is very important for them to get out and socialize.
A number 2 who is isolated courts pessimism, lethargy and depression.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 3
You are all about performance! Number 3’s are entertainers of the world and most of them are truly gifted musicians, writers, actors, dancers, public speakers and politicians.
The number 3 life path is one that is characterized by beauty, excitement, eccentricity and fame. Number 3’s stray off their life path by giving up their dreams and talents. Many escape into drug abuse or promiscuity to avoid hearing the nagging voice of their true calling to express their talents.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 4
You are all about stability! Number 4’s often end up becoming the pillars of the community. These individuals are hard working, practical and trustworthy.
These loyal individuals make fantastic marriage and business partners.
However, self-sacrificing number 4’s often demand too much both of themselves and others and develop reputations as martyrs or tyrants. Their will power and stubbornness can also be interpreted as greed and selfishness.
This completely baffles the confused number 4 whose intentions are usually to benefit the good of all.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 5
You are all about freedom! 5s are highly inquisitive individuals who consider hands on experience to be the best teacher in life. Many of them are deeply intelligent, philosophical and spiritually-minded. They are also great communicators that make excellent social anthropologists, archaeologists, teachers, writers and historians.
However, fives tend to be very self-absorbed and unaware of the effect of their actions on other people. As other people often feel tricked or fooled by number 5’s, experiencing a series of broken relationships is also often a part of their path.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 6
You are all about nurturing. Number Six Life Path are usually people-pleasers that have a great need to feel indispensable to others. For this reason many number 6’s often dedicate their lives to being care givers and service providers such a doctors, nurses, counselors, fire fighters and law keepers.
Sixes usually feel a spiritual obligation to help others. Sixes that find themselves enslaved to an addicted or mentally ill partner might not be following their true
path, as this is a sign that they have become enablers, rather than healers of the diseases.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 7
You are all about knowledge! Sevens intellectual and studious personalities often pursue advanced academic careers. As they love to absorb information, they usually require a great deal of private time to cultivate their knowledge.
These reserved and analytical deep-thinkers make great mathematicians, engineers, inventors, scientists and doctors. A sign that a number 7 has strayed completely off of his or her life path is a complete withdrawal from society.
In this case, the troubled 7 should try to recognize his or her original ambitions to improve the world through the application of wisdom.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 8
You are all about wealth. Number 8’s are usually confident, charismatic individuals. Usually their life purpose is learning to manipulate money and power without becoming corrupted in the process. They become landowners, builders and bankers.
Eights have tremendous potential for practically improving the lives of thousands, perhaps millions of people. Sometimes the pursuit of riches becomes more important than personal relationships and cost them their personal relationships, morality and popularity.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 9
You are all about spirituality. Those on the number 9 Life path are destined to travel a humanitarian path. These sophisticated individuals are very selfless souls
and are often patient, trustworthy and honorable from the very beginning to the end of their life.
These individuals make great environmentalists, teachers, artists, priests and healers. Sometimes a nine’s lofty ideals are presented in a manner that others find absurd.
Part of a 9’s life path is to express spiritual principles through actions, rather than through preaching or proselytizing.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 11 (MASTER NUMBER)
You are about enlightenment. Elevens tend to lead a life of extremes. In their quest to find a balance between the rational and the irrational, they will often pursue the most eclectic of religions and cultures.
These avant-garde and visionary individuals make great students, psychics, mystics, healers, teachers, writers, musicians and artists.
Many of them are “wounded healers” who at some point in their life suffer a devastating experience that propels them on the search for spirituality. However along with these situations usually comes a lot of toxic emotional baggage and a harsh inner critic.
It takes many 11’s their entire life to rid themselves of the chip on their shoulder and achieve enlightenment.
LIFE PATH NUMBER 22 (MASTER NUMBER)
You are a master builder. Whatever a 22 thinks about is almost sure to become manifest so it is very important for them to choose their thoughts carefully. If they are willing to work for what they desire they can achieve enormous prestige, success and fame.
They are the most capable of the Life Path numbers and are endowed with many powers. They have a unique talent for manifesting ideas into the realm of reality. Sometimes they display what looks like insensitivity but actually they are just very focussed on their goals.
This is part of a spiritual directive to be detached from objects and the outcome of events. Many of them work for material gain, with the idea that their wealth should be spread among the masses.