This number is the most important number in a person’s numerological reading. It signifies their natural talents and abilities, and the way they see the world. It is the road they are currently travelling on and shows the person the opportunities and challenges they will face in life.
In order to determine your life path number, you need to break your birthday down into a single or double digit. To do this, you add together the numerals in the month, date, and year, and then add those three together. The number you receive can then be found on the following chart and you then have the number that is your life path.
1, 10, 19, 28, 37, 46 or 55 Your Life Path number is: 1
2 or 20 Your Life Path number is: 2
3, 12, 21, 30, 39 or 48 Your Life Path number is: 3
4, 13, 31, 40 or 49 Your Life Path number is: 4
5, 14, 23, 32, 41 or 50 Your Life Path number is: 5
6, 15, 24, 33, 42 Your Life Path number is: 6
7, 16, 25, 34, 43 or 52 Your Life Path number is: 7
8, 17, 26, 35, 44 or 53 Your Life Path number is: 8
9, 18, 27, 36, 45 or 54 Your Life Path number is: 9
11, 29, 38 or 47 Your Life Path number is: 11
22 Your Life Path number is: 22
For example, say your birthday is September 16, 1970. To determine your life number, you add together 9 (the month), 7 (the day, 1 + 6), and 17 (the year, 1 + 9 + 7 + 0). The resulting total is 33. That means your life path number is a six.
Birth Day Number
The only number that is not automatically broken into separate integers, the birth day number is the most important in understanding the special talents a person possesses and who they have become. It is one of the four core numbers of a reading, going hand in hand with the Life Path, Expression, and Heart’s Desire. It is the only finite number of them all.
Everyone has four challenges on their life paths and each of them brings a specific lesson that must be learned. Sometimes the lessons are all the same, sometimes they are different. They show us how to turn our weaknesses into strengths and how to work to improve who we are. Challenges one, two, and four, will need to be overcome during specific times of a person’s life. Challenge number three lasts from birth to death.
To determine your four challenge numbers, you actually have to subtract from your birth date. Challenge number one is determined by subtracting the month and day of your birth. The second challenge is determined by subtracting the day from the year of birth. The third challenge is the difference between challenge one and two, and the fourth is found by taking the month from the year.
Our life path also contains pinnacles, four cycles that range over the course of our lives. Pinnacle one goes from birth to around age thirty-five and this is when a person develops their character and sense of self. Pinnacle two – which influences our family life – and three – which is middle age, where our maturity levels off – lasts nine years. Pinnacle four is the rest of your life and is where rewards for our lives are given. These show you the general conditions of the time frame and what you can expect to happen and the challenges you will face. You will know when your pinnacles shift form one to another as many life changing events happen during their time. One to two is the one that is most keenly felt and maturity is gained here.
Once again, pinnacles are determined by using a person’s birth date. Pinnacle one is found by adding together the month and day and then taking it down to a single digit. The second one is found by adding the day and year together and taking it to a single digit. Three is the sum of one and two taken to a single digit, and four is found by adding the month and year.
Personal Year Cycle
Everyone’s life path goes in a rotation of nine years and depending on where a person is in that cycle determines what will influence your life during that year. It starts with year one when you are born and goes through until it resets again. Each of these nine year cycles are characterized by the different lessons that are learned and the opportunities that are presented. Each year through the cycle is a stepping stone through life, and each stage of maturity and development takes place here.
The following chart shows what each year holds:
The 1 Year: A year of new beginnings, seed-planting, and high energy.
The 2 Year: A year of relationships, sensitivity, and cooperation.
The 3 Year: A year of creativity, motivation, and inspiration.
The 4 Year: A year of hard work, discipline, and opportunities.
The 5 Year: A year of change, freedom, and unpredictability.
The 6 Year: A year of responsibility, domestic affairs, and service.
The 7 Year: A year of contemplation, self-awareness, and spiritual atonement.
The 8 Year: A year of reward, respect, and recognition.
The 9 Year: A year of completion, release, and transformation.
To determine your personal year, add your birth day, your birth month and the current calendar year together and work it down to a single digit.