How to Calculate Your Life Path Number in Numerology

Here is a guide to calculate the Life Path (or Birth Path) Number in Numerology.

How to calculate your Life Path number

Here’s the formula for how to calculate your Life Path number. Or, scroll down for our Cosmic Calculator.

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.

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Felicia Bender

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