Created by The AstroTwins and our resident numerology expert Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist
What is the meaning of your Life Path Number in 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.
How do you find your Life Path number in Numerology?
To find your Life Path number quickly, use our cosmic calculator below. (Scroll to the bottom of the page if you want to learn how to calculate by hand.)
Find your Life Path number
Meaning of Life Path numbers in Numerology
As a 1 Life Path, your purpose is to develop and master innovative creativity, confidence, independence, originality, and achievement.
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As a 2 Life Path, your purpose is to learn and express the power of love, harmony, balance, cooperation, and diplomacy.
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As a 3 Life Path, your purpose is to develop creative self-expression, emotional sensitivity, joy, and inspired communication.
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As a 4 Life Path, your purpose is to develop systems and processes that bring you security and stability; you are naturally industrious and will enjoy working hard to achieve your goals.
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As a 5 Life Path, your purpose is to develop fearlessness, adventurousness, resilience, and the constructive use of freedom.
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As a 6 Life Path, your purpose is to develop nurturing, balanced responsibility, acceptance, service to others, and visionary pursuits.
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As a 7 Life Path, your purpose is to develop your intuition, spirituality, trust, and openness, balanced against your desire for data-driven analysis.
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As an 8 Life Path, your purpose is to develop an empowered relationship with money, power, control, and authority.
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As a 9 Life Path, your purpose is to develop your spirituality, humanitarianism, creativity, wisdom, and integrity.
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As a Master Number 11/2 Life Path, your life purpose is to become an inspired healer, artistic force, and spiritual catalyst.
As a Master Number 22/4 Life Path, your life’s purpose is to become a master teacher and change people’s lives in a practical and tangible way.
As a Master Number 33/6 Life Path, your life’s purpose is to use your nurturing and healing gifts to serve yourself and others in a joyful and accepting way.
How to calculate your birth path number by hand
If you like to “do the math” you can find your Life Path number by using this calculation:
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
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.