# Understand Your Life Path Numerology

Numerology is the study of the correlation between names, birthdates and numbers and has been in practice for thousands of years in most ancient cultures found around the world. The most popular system of numerology found in the West is the Pythagorean number system. The Life Path number is the most important number in your numerology chart and is derived from your date of birth. This number gives you a broad description of the opportunities and challenges you will encounter and reveals the major lessons you’re here to learn. The positive traits of the Life Path Number include skills and abilities you possess and the negative aspects of the number include behaviors you must learn in order to find balance.

How to Calculate Your Life Path Number:

For the purpose of this example, let's say you were born on May 5,

Start by adding together all of the numbers in the month. The month of May (the fifth month in the year) would reduce down to the number five (0+5=5). Next, you would do the same thing for the day. In this example, the month also reduces down to the number five (0+5=5). Then add together the month (5) and the day (5): 5+5=10. Next, we need to add together all of the numbers that make up the year: 2010 becomes 3 (2+0+1+0= 3). The final step is to add together the final numbers: 10+3=13. And then 1+3= 4. The final number is 4. 05/05/2010 = 4

The following gives a brief description of the traits, both good and bad, and ways to work with this energy.

Life Path Number 1: It’s All About You

Life Path number ones are natural born leaders, and boy do they love the spotlight. They have drive and determination, and they don’t let anyone or anything stand in their way once they are committed to a goal. This makes manifesting extremely easy for them.

They must guard against overzealous behavior or aggressiveness. They tend to become overly stressed by their own driven nature and can become focused on the need to be well off as they strive for growth, success and the finer things in life. They are best fitted to be an entrepreneur or to be their own boss. They'll want to hold fast to their dreams and work with the determination they already posses to achieve it. They're drawn to competitive sports or sports in general; however, they'll want to safeguard against letting pride and overconfidence take the wheel.

If you're a Life Path number one, know that your abilities are a gift from a higher source. You should be guarded as such and use your gifts with a sense of humility and gratitude. Life Path number ones need to keep in touch with their empathic side and be more forgiving of the shortcomings of those around them. They're better off working alone than with a group as they don’t take orders well and they're full of unique and innovative ideas for getting the job done. They're often faster than others they work with and can be critical and quickly frustrated by those who do not perform at their pace or level. Overall, being a Life Path number one is a strong vibration. They focus on what they want in order to achieve it.

Life Path Number 2: The Natural Peacemaker

Life Path number twos are extremely sensitive, perceptive and intuitive by nature. They seek peace and harmony through relationships and by being considerate and thoughtful of others. They are very loyal and supportive of others, almost to the point of putting their own needs and feelings aside in order to avoid confrontation of any type. This sensitivity can be a slight downfall for the Life Path number two as they often hold back their feelings and thoughts as they’re too afraid of being hurt to speak their minds.

They also have tremendous healing abilities and are phenomenal in the fields of massage and physical therapy. They also make great counselors. They are often seen as the power behind the thrown and work best with groups or with a partner, rather than individually. They'll want to seek work that appeals to their artist side and which allows their sensitive side to flourish. They have a passionate and understanding demeanor and also possess a good sense of humor.

Life Path Number 3: The Creative Communicator

The life path number three has an abundance of creative expressive energy and are great in all areas of communication. They make great writers, singers, actors, performers and broadcasters. The Life Path number three is optimistic and finds the positive in almost everything around them. They have a charismatic personality and are conscious of others, making others feel very comfortable in their presence.

Many threes have a "happy-go-lucky" type of outlook and can be overly optimistic. This can lead to procrastination. They need a structured and disciplined environment in order to progress. Most are social butterflies and they love to be the center of attention with their inspiring attitudes.

Life Path Number 4: The Hard Working and Orderly

Life Path number fours are the “worker bees” of the bunch. They are organized, systematic, methodical and do not give up easily. They establish a solid foundation and slowly and steadily climb their way to the top. Craving justice and honesty, fours are reliable and dependable to society. They are loyal to the ones they love, and work well in groups and with others.

They will need to be careful to not be bossy or rude to those who can’t seem to keep up with their level of perseverance and discipline. Most fours make good parents and are great in committed relationships. They are master planners and builders and are very cerebral. Most fours must be careful to not become so stuck in their ways that they become stubborn in their thinking and dealings with others.

Life Path Number 5: The Motivator

If you’re a Life Path number five then you already know how much you value your freedom. Fives love travel, variety and are more curious than a cat when it comes to experiencing all life has to offer. Their uncanny way of motivating others can lead them toward a career in sales, advertising, promotions, public relations or politics. The problem with most Life Path number fives is that they’re often too sensual, and their need for adventure sometimes leads to problems with overindulgence in food or sex, or generally abusing the gift of life. Although fives have a hard time settling down, due to a fear that they will lose their freedom, once committed they are very faithful and loyal to the end. Life Path number fives are very persuasive and should use their powers wisely and for the good of all involved.

Life Path Number 6: The Nurturers

The Life Path number six has a strong focus on home and family. They are nurturing, caring, loving, compassionate and make excellent caregivers. Because the six is so giving they can find it difficult to balance between helping and enabling others. They are often wonderful parents, providing safe and loving homes. They are also generous, kind and attractive and frequently put others before themselves. The goal for the Life Path number six is to avoid carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders and to avoid taking on the burdens of others. They will do well in business as they have charm and charisma and can use it to attract to the people and situations they need to help them advance.

Life Path Number 7: The Seeker of Truth

The Life Path number seven has a very spiritual side. They are attracted to the unknown and to solving the mysteries of life. They’re analytical thinkers with sharp minds, capable of great insight and incredible concentration.

They are also known as a loner of sorts. Sevens need time alone to recharge. They enjoy their privacy. They need to guard themselves against too much isolation or from becoming too withdrawn. By indulging in this behavior, they could cut themselves off from the joys of close companionship with friends and family.

Sevens are late bloomers and by middle age they start to reach their refinement. They have great spiritual potential. The Life Path number seven is the number of higher awareness and they need to work on cultivating their faith to avoid escapism through drugs, work, alcohol, etc.

Life Path Number 8: The Financially Secure

If you are a Life Path number eight, then you know the material world all too well and have a great talent for all business matters. Number eights attract financial success to them almost effortlessly by possessing the ability to inspire people to join their quest. They must be careful not to be too greedy or to let their material possessions dominate their lives or they could risk losing it all.

Eights are naturally attracted to positions of power or influence and do well in the field of law, publishing, business, finance and positions of high status. They must learn to bounce back from financial failures as they have the potential to rebuild again and again. Life Path number eights are usually a good judge of character and attract the right people at the right time into their lives with great ease. Their goal is to learn what really matters and to make decisions based on what is best for everyone involved, not just for themselves or for their own financial gains.

Life Path Number 9: The Humanitarian

The Life Path number nine is one of completion and resolution. They are natural born leaders and natural caregivers, often taking care of others before themselves. They have no limits to their compassion for others and most live selflessly, giving generously to others. Because of their strong social consciousness, nines are often found to be lawyers, politicians, judges, ministers, teachers, healers or any other vocation that involves some amount of self sacrifice.

Money often comes to them in strange and mysterious ways. The more they give, the more they get. You also carry a huge karmic pattern and often hold onto relationship problems or childhood pains and should work on forgiveness and letting go.

Life Path Number 11: The Intuitive One

The Life Path number eleven is mostly concerned with spiritual evolution and have an understanding of all metaphysical matters. Most elevens have psychic abilities and can be sensitive to the emotional currents from others around them. Sometimes these abilities are too overwhelming for them and they can manifest as fears and phobias making them at times indecisive, nervous and moody. They must take measures to protect against their nervous system.

Most enjoy soothing music or poetry; anything that provides a harmonious environment. They also have healing abilities and would do well in such fields as massage, physical therapy and counseling. They have the power to fulfill their partners needs and desires, and are sensitive and passionate lovers.

Life Path Number 22: The Most Powerful of All Life Path Numbers

Power is the word that comes to mind when describing the Life Path number twenty-two. They have the potential to be a master builder; the one able to manifest great things. Their potential exists by virtue of their ideals. This life path is one that requires a ton of evolution and is a serious task indeed. They develop a talent that will allow them to understand and unite a large variety of people. They’re great at business and have the ability to think on an international scale. This number is a hard one to live up to and promises a lot. With faith and commitment they can make a lasting impact on the world.

Life Path Number 33: The Most Rare Life Path Number of All

It is rare to have a life path number thirty-three, but they do exist and they’re known as the "master teacher." Those with this number are focused on a great devotional cause for all of mankind and are not concerned with their own personal goals or ambitions. They also have a high energy signature and are concerned with raising the overall vibrational frequency of the world. They’re called to dedicate their life to leadership, through kindness and compassion, and to help transform the worlds consciousness.