1The life periods are based on the birth date. The number representing the month of birth, reduced to a single digit or master number, is the first life path period indicator. The second life path period is determined by the day of birth reduced to a single digit or master number. The final period is based on the year of birth reduced to a single digit or master number.

The timing of the first period begins at birth and continues until at least when in astrological progression the Moon has returned to its original place in the birth chart. This is about 28 years. To estimate the completion of the first period, determine the year that the subject turns 28. Next, calculate the personal year for the subject that year. If it is a 1 personal year, this year should be considered the beginning of the second life path period. If it is a 2 personal year for the subject, the previous year should be considered the beginning of the second life path period. If it is a 3-9 personal year, the beginning of the second life path period will not occur until the beginning of the next nine year cycle, i.e. the next 1 personal year.

This same process should be used to determine the beginning of the third life path period. For this, it is the 1 personal years a year before, on, or after, the 56th birthday.

The following chart illustrates ages when Life Path Periods begin and end. The transitions from one period to the next are very gradual. The Periods always change in a 1 Personal Year, but the influences of the next Life Path Period are sometimes felt a couple years before they actually change. In the same way, a previous Life Path Period gradually fades over a period of a couple of years after the new Life Path Period begins.

Like the Pinnacles and Challenges, the Life Path determines the timing of the Life Path Periods:

  1. The First Life Path Period starts at birth.

 

  1. The Second Life Path Period starts on January 1 of the 1 Personal Year closest to the 28th Birthday.

 

  1. The Third Life Path Period starts on January 1 of the 1 Personal Year closest to the 56th Birthday and continues the rest of the life.

Age Chart for Life Path Period Timing

Life Path Number First Life Path Period Second Life Path Period Third Life Path Period
9 0-27 28-54 55 on
8 0-28 29-55 56 on
7 0-29 30-56 57 on
6 0-30 31-57 58 on
5 0-31 32-58 59 on
4 0-23 24-59 60 on
3 0-24 25-51 52 on
2 0-25 26-52 53 on
1 0-26 27-53 54 on

 

Calculating the Life Path Periods

  • The First Life Path Period is from the Month of Birth.

 

  • The Second Life Path Period is from the Day of Birth.

 

  • The Third Life Path Period is from the Year of Birth.

By this point in the course, you know how to interpret the Master Numbers of 11 and 22.

We begin by using Barbara’s date of birth as our example:

November 26th 1953
11/2 Master No. 2 + 6 = 8 1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
11/2 8 1 + 8 = 9
11 + 8 + 9 = 28
2 + 8 = 1 Life Path

Month of Birth = the First Life Path Period

November
11/2 First Life Path Period

Day of Birth = the Second Life Path Period

26th
2 + 6  = 8 Second Life Path Period

Year of Birth = the Third Life Path Period

1953
1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
1 + 8 = 9 Third Life Path Period

 

For example, my birth is month 2, day 8, year 1939/22. Thus, I would be 28 in 1967 (1939+28-1967) which would be a 6 personal year for me. The next, 1968 would be 7 personal year; 1969 an 8 personal year, and 1970 a 9 personal year. The year 1971 would be my next 1 personal year making this the year that my life path period changed to 8. In 1995, a 7 personal year for me, I turned 56. My next number 1 personal year came in 1998. This then was the beginning of my third life path period.

First Life Path Period – Early years

The first Life Path Period begins at birth. This developmental period runs through youth and young adulthood. This first period is a part of life that usually includes one’s school years and young adult work experiences. What a person learns during this period lays a foundation for the next Life Path Period.

In this period you will show a stronger tendency toward independence. Originality and creativity come early and continue through this period. You have the ability to lead early on, but at a time when the emphasis is on learning to follow, this can be a problem. You do have a good deal of early self-confidence and individuality which can help you achieves early successes. You are aggressive in your early career path. Individuality, independence, and intensity are the key words for this life period cycle.

Ambition is a significant driving force. Aloneness can be comfortable because you realize you have and are all you need.

As life is lived during this cycle, events and circumstances tend to bring both challenges and opportunities to express free will, independence, and initiative. Some of those may persist for years, others may occur repetitively.

This is the first stage of a person’s life. It starts with your birth goes on till your mid-life. This is a development phase. These are the basic foundation of a person’s life. In this period the foundations for your future years are laid.

 

Second Life Path Period- Productive years

The second Life Path Period is our most productive time of life and spans our middle years. During this middle period, the energy present typically touches our family life, career, and other areas of daily life. As we grow and experience life, the knowledge developed from our experiences influence this second Life Path Period and are available to us in later years.

In this period you will have more drive and determination thanks to the 1 life path period. If you have other indicators that you would do well in business for yourself, this life path period would be time to move in that direction. Your demeanor now is highly independent and leadership skills are sharpened. The potential pitfalls here are letting ego go a little out of control and perhaps showing a lack of patience at times. Adaptability, cooperation, and sensitivity are the key words for this life period cycle.

Your life seems to either persistently or frequently present events or circumstances related to relationships — career, family, romantic, and social. You tend to be a peacemaker.

Tact, intuition, cooperation, patience, persistence, persuasion, and loyalty are stronger points during this cycle.

The middle stage of a person’s life is divided into two parts. This period extends the midlife of a person. This is the most important period since most of significant events of a person’s life happen in this period.

In this period of the numerology reading, your full concentration falls on your family and your profession. You go through different experiences of life and prepare yourself for life’s final stages

Third Life Path Period – Later years

The third Life Path Period is a time for integrating knowledge and wisdom. This period builds upon the growth and development of the first two Life Path Periods. It is a time for reflection and releasing any leftover struggles or concerns.

New challenges may continue to appear even in your later years. In this period you may achieve the recognition that eluded you earlier, and this may mean it will be hard to kick back and take life easy.

This is the last and final stage of a person’s life. In this period you need to analyze whatever you have experienced and learnt in the previous two periods. This is the time for some reflection. In this time you are likely to settle all the differences and lead a calm and peaceful life.

 

Life Path Period Number 1

This is the time when you should set your own goals and devote your whole attention and resources in achieving those goals. You need to put your skills to work and achieve success. Individuality, independence, and intensity are the key words for this life period cycle.

Ambition is a significant driving force. Aloneness can be comfortable because you realize you have and are all you need.

As life is lived during this cycle, events and circumstances tend to bring both challenges and opportunities to express free will, independence, and initiative. Some of those may persist for years, others may occur repetitively.

A 1 life path period does not lend itself to early retirement and leisure activities. Indeed, this may become the most active time of your life.

You should have confidence on yourself and rely on your own strengths and abilities than relying on others. You will have to keep eye on your set goals and work hard and overcome the obstacles that come in your way.

Early years: In this period you will show a stronger tendency toward independence. Originality and creativity come early and continue through this period. You have the ability to lead early on, but at a time when the emphasis is on learning to follow, this can be a problem. You do have a good deal of early self-confidence and individuality which can help you achieve early successes. You are aggressive in your early career path.
Productive years: In this period you will have more drive and determination thanks to the 1 life path period. If you have other indicators that you would do well in business for yourself, this life path period would be time to move in that direction. Your demeanor now is highly independent and leadership skills are sharpened. The potential pitfalls here are letting ego go a little out of control and perhaps showing a lack of patience at times.
Later years: New challenges may continue to appear even in your later years. In this period you may achieve the recognition that eluded you earlier, and this may mean it will be hard to kick back and take life easy. A 1 life path period does not lend itself to early retirement and leisure activities. Indeed, this may become the most active time of your life.

Life Path Period Number 2

This is the period when you need to show patience and work in a steady pace towards your goals. You like to maintain peace and help others in their need. You should try to do your work on your own and cultivate managerial and organizational skills. Adaptability, cooperation, and sensitivity are the key words for this life period cycle. Your life seems to either persistently or frequently present events or circumstances related to relationships — career, family, romantic, and social. You tend to be a peacemaker.

Tact, intuition, cooperation, patience, persistence, persuasion, and loyalty are stronger points during this cycle.

You will shine in the field of performing art like music. This is also a period when you can improve your intuitive skills. You will gain in maintaining good and friendly relations with others.

Early years – This is a difficult life path period for a young child since it suggests that emotions may run high and sensitivities to many things may be present. On the positive side, this influence may be helpful for developing any artistic talents. The 2 period may be one in which you will be required to be helpful, supportive, and willing to adapt in general. A tendency to have emotional reactions to problems and confrontation may follow you into early adulthood.

Productive years – The 2 life path period suggests that you will profit from your ability to work together with others in harmony and cooperation. In these years your ability to use skills in diplomacy and mediation will be pronounced. The affairs of others and their success may be the key to your own advancement. Pushing your own agenda doesn’t work as well now. The need is to control hyperactive emotions that may appear from time to time.

Later years – The 2 life path period in the later years promises a good retirement with many friends and opportunities. Your influence now will be based on your ability to bring together diverse opinions and ideas. Friends and family, and especially a close relationship is all important to your happiness now. Having close connections is vital to your health and wellbeing in your senior years.

Life Path Period Number 3

This is the time when you work and think in a mature manner and achieve success in your different ventures. People would be attracted by your charisma and friendliness. This is a period when you face new challenges in life with confidence and guts. Your success will come from areas like arts, poetry, and acting etc. You are charismatic and attractive; people will love your company. This is the time to remain focused on your goals and not to dabble on different matters. You are socially active and people would like to be seen with you. Self-expression, creativity, and social interaction are the key words for this life period cycle.

You tend to appear charming, perhaps charismatic. You are imaginative, inspirational, and able to tap deep emotions.

As life is lived during this cycle, the events and circumstances related to art, beauty, and friendliness are attracted. The creative force can ease working through or around obstacles that life presents.

Early years – The 3 is an excellent life path period for a young person because of its inclination toward the development of expression. Any talents you may have in creative or artistic endeavors are encouraged during this period. Emotions may be high and hyperactive tendencies can be present. Making friends and enjoying social interactions will come easily now. Enjoy life as this is the tone of the 3 period, but be careful not to scatter your activities to the point that you fail to make progress on anything.

Productive years – This is likely to be a very pleasant, carefree and creative time in your life. Being original and using your talents of expression will find you furthering your career and your life in general. If there is a pitfall during this time it is becoming overly optimistic and extravagant, and spreading your talents too thin. In all this is a period that offers much happiness in exchange for a minimum of planning and concentration.

Later years – A 3 period in later life suggests an active social life with numerous hobbies and activities. If you are a creative person, this late life period may become your most prolific and fruitful. Indeed, this may be the time to write that book you have thought about, a time to learn a new method of expression perhaps, or simply let your imagination run free. Enjoy yourself, it won’t be that terribly hard now.

Life Path Period Number 4

With this number in your numerology calculation, it’s a time to set goals for the future and work hard to realize the goals. Production, work, and practicality are the key words for this life period cycle. Work and career are important. So is a stable family and solid community. This is a cycle for concentrating on building a foundation upon which financial stability can be built. You tend to be honest, conscientious, and sincere. Also conservative and protective, with dignity and a strong sense of worthiness.

You need to work in an organized and methodical way to establish a strong financial base for yourself. It’s also a time to stay focused and not be involved in too many matters.

Early years – A 4 life path period is not much fun for a young person. It suggests that learning is difficult or the demands placed upon you to learn were harsh and burdensome. Now you have to build a solid foundation and the tone is one of learning practicality, order, and routine. Often this period denotes growing up with limited resources or restrictions of some sort. The demands often set the stage for later successes. You are to be very well prepared to start your career in early adulthood.

Productive years – This period is a time to build and develop ideas into a tactile form. Now is a time that you become more of a builder, a better organizer, and perhaps even a more stable and secure person. Your judgment and decisions take on more conservatism and practicality, and they are based on careful and more thoughtful planning. You are apt to be more serious about your work and perhaps devote more time to it, too. Be careful not to become a workaholic. With a 4 lifepath period you must be constantly reminded to take the time to smell the roses.

Later years – The 4 period in the later years suggests a period that predicts work rather than retirement. Whether by choice or by necessity, you are apt to keep your nose to the grindstone a lot longer than most of your peers. Even if you do retire, you will want to keep working on hobbies and avocation long after others have opted for the rocking chair. If you own your own business, it may be hard to accept that fact that things can run without your ever present attention.

Life Path Period Number Five

This is a time when you will face many changes in your life and adapt to them. You will have to change your workplace or your home in this period of your life. You will meet different people from various walks of life.

Variety, freedom, and opportunity are the key words for this life period cycle.

This cycle comes with enhanced flair for promoting and also for writing. There tends to be travel, or other situations will arise for meeting people with diverse points of view. Things don’t stay the same for long.

You adapt more easily to change and uncertainty. Crowds and audiences tend to appeal. You seem to have an innate ability to communicate with individuals of any social background.

You will learn new customs and new languages in this process. You will enjoy your freedom and spend time in traveling and visiting different places. This is the time when you might face some situations where your presence of mind will be tested.

Early years – The 5 period early in life can be difficult because it often lacks the stability and certainty that you may wish for. This period often features changes and emphases freedom of thought and activity. You are likely to be constantly looking for something new, something exciting, something less boring to stimulate your expansive mind. During this time you will be an explorer and a wanderer. Whether this is a positive or a negative trait only time will tell. At any rate you are driven by curiosity and adventure. A restless nature often results, and as you progress into adulthood, a number of job or career changes may occur.

Productive years – In this period you are ever ready to accept change, progress, and new ideas. Likewise you are quick, sometimes too quick, to dump the old, old jobs, old activities, even old relationships. Sometimes this is good, sometime not so good. At any rate this 5 period suggests that you are more impulsive now and the test will be to see if you can handle the increased freedom you are feeling with constructive judgment. If so, you will find this is a period that can and should produce remarkable results.

Later years – With the 5 period occurring late in life, be prepared for a never ending series of adventures and expansive travel so long as the resources hold out. Actually, however, many with a late life 5 period choose to continue to work because of the sense of freedom found in their endeavors now; so long as the work is not boring or routine, there may be no reason to quit. This influence will continue to send you off to find new challenges and try new things. You are never too old to learn.

Life Path Period Number 6

This is the time to realize the duties and responsibilities that you have towards your family. Your whole concentration should be towards establishing healthy and happy relationships. New opportunities will come your way. Responsibility, family, and nurture are the key words for this life period cycle.

This cycle tends to either persistently or frequently present events and circumstances related to rendering service to those in need. There’s a desire for an ordered and predictable life.

Harmony with family and community are of high importance. Commitment issues come into focus. Progress is made through being flexible and negotiating acceptable compromise.

You will need to use them and apply your talents to explore them to the fullest. This is also a time for settling in a happy and fulfilling marriage.

Work done with the cooperation of others will be fruitful. You will also have to compromise with others and be adaptable to the various changes that life has to offer you.

Early years – The 6 period produces a need to be needed, and you probably want to help your parents or your brothers, sisters, and friends in whatever way you can. In some cases, this period is one in which the subject is required or somehow forced to take on more than a normal amount of responsibility at an early age. Generally, this early time in the life is marked by obvious attempts to be helpful and even nurturing to others. In early adulthood there is a strong sense of responsibility and caring.

Productive years – Through these years you will find yourself getting ahead only after you have made the personal sacrifices necessary to benefit others in need. Much of your life in this period will tend to be centered around your home and family. This is not a period that lends itself to dramatic enrichment because you tend to be more selfless and less demanding of personal rewards. Your opportunities may be as an idealist, a mediator, and perhaps even a leader in your community. Certainly the focus of the period is associated with family and domestic concerns.

Later years – The 6 period late in life is usually a happy and content time. It denotes a tendency to accept responsibility and lend a helping hand to those around you. You are not likely to be lonely in your later years since family and domestic matters will probably be emphasized during this time. Indeed, you may help or even be responsible for rearing a grandchild or two.

Life Path Period Number 7

With the life path period number seven, you will be attracted towards various fields. You need to concentrate on a particular field of interest. You need to stay focused on the work in hand and pursue it with energy and vigor. Intelligence, introspection, and study are the key words for this life period cycle. There’s a tendency to specialize. And to seek wisdom and hidden truths in theories and fundamentals. There is good judgment, dedication, and a scientific approach to finding solutions — with an intense reasoning capacity.

It is a period of inner development and analytic pursuits. Intelligence in others is respected. Quality is respected. There’s a drive for perfection.

You will be attracted towards pursuing a career in science and technology, philosophy and spirituality. Develop knowledge through meditation and spirituality. This is a time when you should make use of your talents by helping others and guiding them.

Early years – If there is a problem with the 7 period in early life it is being misunderstood or considered “difficult.” In this period you may have the sense that you are different from your peers. You repel conformity. The 7 period makes you inclined to seek and absorb learning as a primary focus. The fact that you don’t feel very comfortable in your environment is to be expected. Your natural curiosity and inquisitive mind will take you far during this period.

Productive years – The 7 period in the productive years is excellent for one continuing studies and analysis into midlife. The tendency is to strive for mental growth and development and you are apt to be in the process of expanding your areas of interest now. This period is a plus if you are engaged in academic pursuits, but otherwise progress may be slow. It is hard to force yourself to seek opportunity now, and if you do, it will probably be to no avail. Perhaps it will come to you if you get prepared.

Later years – When the 7 period occurs in later life you may find yourself engaged in study as never before in your life. This period may find you writing more, engaged in some form of research, or venturing into new and interesting subjects. This is not a very social period and indeed there is concern that you may become increasingly isolated by your own choosing.

Life Path Period Number 8

This is the right time to learn from your mistakes you have made and start things on a new way. Working on your past mistakes and learning ways to handle them will develop administrative and leadership qualities in yourself. Business, career, and organization are the key words for this life period cycle.

Interests and career tend to be along commercial activity, business organization, positions of authority, and management of people. Goals tend to be large, ones that both provide material reward and benefit the community. Large corporations and organizations are appealing. Focus is on the practical affairs of finances and commercial activity. Material accumulation and security tend to be important.

This is also a time of achieving financial strength. This is the time to maintain your patience and concentrate your devotion to the project at hand. This is the time to make meticulous plans by considering all the things in question.

Early years – An 8 period in early life stresses the practical and the material. This is not the stuff of a good childhood experience as it may tend to elevate the importance of material success at an inappropriate age. For the less affluent, there may be too much interest in achieving material goals. This period may have its positive side in preparing a relatively young person for financial and material success. You may go into business early in life with the tools to succeed.

Productive years – The 8 life path period in the productive years may push you to a level of success that would not have otherwise been attained. This period denotes a time when attainment, authority, and general business acumen is brought to foreground. You will want to set your goals high and do everything in a big way. If you have the inherent management abilities, this period will accelerate your prestige and attainments.

Later years – With the 8 life path period in later life, it is suggested that your greatest achievements may be yet to come. If all you have lacked before is good management, now may be your time to shine. In retirement you may find yourself deeply involved in clubs, organizations and perhaps government entities. Your contribution to these can be important for your sense of accomplishment and for your social life at this time.

Life Path Period Number 9

This is the time to devote yourself to the service of others. It should be the principal goal of your life. Serving for the humankind and the poor, will give you immense satisfaction. Tolerance, creativity, and humanitarian principles are the key words for this life period cycle.

There seems to be an innate tolerance and compassion with a broad view and understanding of humanity. Also a tendency to freely and joyfully give of time and possessions when providing assistance. The cycle brings a vivid imagination.

The cycle persistently or frequently presents events and circumstances related to the benefit of humanity.

You will get satisfaction from social service and this will bring great personal gains. You are selfless and will overlook your own needs for the fulfillment of the needs of others.

Early years – The 9 life path is difficult for a young person because so much is expected of them in terms of feeling compassion and tolerance. The youthful years are by nature selfish years and the 9 period stifles this sense of being self-absorbed. While the upbringing under this influence can be helpful in the future, often the period brings periods of feeling lonely, unappreciated and unsure of self. The lesson of the 9 is that life is universal rather than personal, and thus, those with this early path may have a head start.

Productive years – With the 9 in the productive years you may find yourself becoming more of a humanitarian. You may find it easier to express compassion, sympathy, understanding and tolerance while in this period. This can be an emotional cycle and one of significant personal growth. You may be called on to overcome disappointments and setbacks, but the potential for gain in this period is significant.

Later years – The 9 period in the later years generally signifies a settled and happy life at this juncture. You are inclined to positive feelings toward the world, and you will want to share your experiences to a greater extent. You may engage in many positive works benefiting mankind or just a few needy souls in your immediate environment. The lesson of the number is learning to give without expecting to get something back. If you have learned this by this time, this period may well be the best part of your life.

Life Path Period Number 11

This numerology prediction shows that you have gone through many experiences in life and learnt from them. You have developed an idealistic nature and you are spiritually inclined. This will make you unworldly and unrealistic. You are impractical and financial matters don’t bother you. Spirituality, dynamism, and charisma are key words for this life period cycle.

Events and circumstances during this cycle tend to relate to spiritual aspects of things, either repetitively or persistently. Issues tend to resolve better with intuitive insight and may occasionally require diplomacy, smoothing situations for others.

The cycle is infused with intuition and inspiration. There’s a tendency to be drawn to movements or organizations with idealistic aims.

You need to realize the benefits of the spiritual wisdom that you have gained. You should also share with people the wisdom and spiritual knowledge that you have gained.

Life Path Period Number 22

People with this Life Path period twenty two have their whole concentration on the task at hand and the different ways to achieve it. Practicality, power, and dedication are key words for this life period cycle.

Events and circumstances during this cycle tend to relate to the physical manifestation of dreams and goals, including formalizing methods to reach the goals, either repetitively or persistently. Issues tend to resolve better and more quickly with a grounded and practical approach.

You tend to be methodical and practical, to have a strong sense of what is right, and to be conscientious and sincere with a sense of dignity and worthiness.

Completing the task at hand will give you immense satisfaction though this might take a lifetime. In th11