Life Path Number
The Life Path is the sum of the birth date. This number represents who you are at birth and the native traits that you will carry with you through life. The most important number that will be discussed here is your Life Path number. The Life Path describes the nature of this journey through life.
The Life Path number is established from the date of birth.
The most important number in your Numerology chart is your Life Path number, based on the date of your birth. Your Life Path number reveals a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges and lessons you will encounter during this lifetime.
The most important date in your life for numerology purposes is the day of your birth. The Number of Destiny is a number that is obtained by adding numbers of your birth date: day, month, and year. In the Western numerology, it is called “The Life Path Number.”
The numbers used in numerology to indicate one’s life path number run from 1 to 9 and Master Numbers 11, 22, 33. Master numbers have double power of single digits. These numbers are given more challenges and, in return, have greater potential.
Your Life Path Number is something you were born with; it is indicating what you should do. It shows you what your nature is and what capabilities you have to work directly with the flows of the universe. Numerology life path number determines the initial encoding of the bio-energetic matrix.
Life Path Number is more important than the Soul Number or the Number of Name.
At the moment you were born, you were unique with your own character and unrepeatable DNA. Every one of us has his or her potential, which we have to keep and develop throughout our lifetime.
The method of Life Path calculation is based on the theory that the path consists of Three Cycles.
The Three Cycles are represented by the year, month, and day of your birth. They represent the later, middle, and early part of your life, respectively. Your Life Path (or your life’s cycle, as it is often referred to) is described by a single digit number. It is influenced by all the traits and properties revealed in each Cycle.
How to find your Life Path number
First, reduce each unit of your birth date (month/day/year) to a single-digit number or a Master number (Master numbers are 11, 22 and 33). Next, add each of the resulting digits (or Master numbers) together and reduce the total again to a single digit, or a Master number.
For example, if you were born on October 12, 1936, you would calculate your Life Path as follows:
Month: October is the 10th month of the year. 10 reduce to 1 (1 + 0 = 1).
Day: The date of birth is 12. 12 reduce to 3 (1 + 2 = 3).
Year: The year of birth is 1936. 1936 reduces to 1 (1 + 9 + 3 + 6 = 19, then 1 + 9 = 10 and finally 1 + 0 = 1).
Now add the resulting single-digit numbers: 1 + 3 + 1 = 5.
The Life Path number in this case is 5.
This the only correct way to calculate your Life Path
There are other methods for calculating your Life Path number, all of which will arrive at the same single-digit result, yet the method used here is the only one that is correct. The other methods follow the wrong “path” of calculation, arbitrarily adding up the numbers that appear in the birth date, which can result in a Master number where none truly exists, or miss a Master number that should have actually been included.
The reason the method mentioned here is the only correct method is because it is the only one that acknowledges the Life Path as a cycle, one that runs from birth to death and interacts with the other numerological cycles of your life.
Your Period cycles are three long-term cycles that each cover about a third of your life. The First Period cycle is based on the reduced number of your month of birth, the Second Period comes from your reduced day of birth and the Third Period comes from your reduced year of birth. Therefore, your all-encompassing Life Path number is not a matter of simply adding up the numbers that appear in your birth date, but is actually derived from the numbers that make up your three Period cycles.
Think of it this way: Those who blindly add numbers randomly without understanding the integrated nature of the whole are like spiders who have lost touch with the brilliant architecture of their webs, and are now just stringing lines here and there randomly, creating only chaos and confusion.