Numerology: Discover & Understand Your Life Path Number

By Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist

What is Numerology?

In numerology, the essence of every personality is found in the Life Path number. It gives you an indication of your life purpose and also indicates what challenges, tendencies, and obstacles will come into play throughout your life.

Don’t know your Life Path Number? Click here for an easy tutorial on finding it!


HOW-TO: Calculate the Life Path Number

1. Begin with your full birth date.

Example: DECEMBER 19, 2009

2. Reduce the month, day and year down to a single digit by adding them.


December is the 12th month
Add 1 + 2 = 3


The day of birth is 19
Add 1 + 9 = 10.
 adding to digit down to a one-digit number:
1 + 0 = 1


The year of birth is 2009
Add all four numbers together: 2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 11.
Continue adding until you get a one-digit number: 
1 + 1 = 2

3. Now add the resulting single digits together to get the Life Path Number.

Month=3 + Day=1 + Year=2
3 + 1 + 2 = 6

The Life Path number is 6.

Felicia-BenderFelicia Bender, Ph.D. is The Practical Numerologist and author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create The Wildly Optimal You. You can get your numerological groove on at

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