If you believe in Numerology, perhaps you are already familiar with Life Path Numbers. However, if you are not, then you are just on the right page. Learn about your life path number here.

What is a Life Path Number?

A life path number is the most important number in your numerology chart. This number is the sum of your date of birth and it represents a wide array of your personality and traits. It also outlines the opportunities, challenges, and lessons that you will encounter in your lifetime.

How to Get Your Life Path Number?

The process of getting your life path number is very simple. First, you have to reduce your birth date, the month, day and year into a single-digit. Then add each of the resulting digits and reduce the total to a single digit (1 to 9) or a Master number (11, 22 and 33).

Take this example: If you were born on July 13, 1976, your Life Path Number will be calculated as follows:

Month: July is the 7th month so this is 7.
Day: The date of birth is 13, reduce this to 4 (1 + 3 = 4).
Year: The year of birth is 1976, reduce this to 5 (1 + 9 + 7 + 6 = 23, then 2 + 3 = 5)
Add all the resulting single-digit numbers: 7 + 4 + 5 = 16; then 1 + 6 = 7
Your Life Path number is 7

Check out your Life Path number definition below:

Life Path Number 1

The Orignal

You are ambitious, determined, bold, athletic, creative and original. You assume the responsibility to provide and protect your family. You are born leader and with your drive, skills and talent you can achieve much in life. However, you need to watch out for your attitude because you are prone to being overzealous, angry and aggressive. Individuals with Life Path Number 1 want to be at the top and with this attitude you can be self-centered, egotistical and demanding. You also have a strong desire to appear successful and have a strong tendency to be arrogant, conceited and boastful. If you can’t control these negative behavior, you can be violent and vindictive, which is not at all healthy and helpful for you. You are a good leader but a poor follower, so it is best for you to be self-employed and be your own boss. You can also be a good military or diplomat leader.

Life Path Number 2

The Peacemaker

You are considerate, thoughtful, cooperative, loyal and a natural peacemaker. You always seek for peace and harmony and see all the viewpoints in any situation. You handle tough situations with grace and tend to be persuasive than forceful, which makes you a good mediator. Because of your sensitivity, gentleness and loving spirit, you make an excellent lover and friend. However, you have to watch out for your sensitivity as this is a critical factor for you. People with this Life Path number tend to be oversensitive, shy and too afraid to speak their minds. You have the tendency to keep your silence because you are afraid of confrontation and you struggle to contribute in a group, which may lead to feeling resentful because you can’t express your ideas. Learn to respect your own opinion and values as how you do with others. Choose a career that will highlight your strength. For instance, you can be a good diplomat or counselor. You will also enjoy farming, gardening, music, and arts too.

Life Path Number 3

The Artist

You are creative, artistic, generous, resilient, popular and inspiring. Individuals with Life Path Number 3 are oozing with creative energy and are so expressive that it shows in the different areas of their life be it in written word or verbal. Threes have high potential to be a poet, actor, writer, artist or musician. While you have a happy disposition and tend to be the life of the party you can be emotional and vulnerable. When you are hurt you tend to withdraw. You can also be moody and cynical when depressed. You don’t take responsibilities seriously and tends to live as if there is no tomorrow. You procrastinate and lack the direction of life. Watch out for your finances and take responsibilities seriously. If you use your talent positively you can bring joy to the world and be a good inspiration to others. For your career, head for entertainment. You will also be a good designer, jeweler, writer or hairdresser.

Life Path Number 4

The Organizer

You are organized, systematic, controlled, disciplined, hard-working, practical, reliable and dependable. You are realistic and do not go for the “get rich quick” schemes. Due to your determination and perseverance, you have high chances of success. You take responsibilities well and will make a good friend or partner. However, you have to slow down as you have the tendency to be stubborn, rigid or too serious. By being too tactless you can drive people away. Also, watch out for yourself, you can be complacent when things are under control. You also need to take a break because with too much work on your plate you will be depressed and fatigue. So add fun and relaxation activities in your routine. Do something that will recharge you. This will also make you more happy and productive. No matter what career path you choose, don’t forget to teach the people around you. You will be a good lawyer, mechanic, engineer or accountant.

Life Path Number 5

The Adventurer

You are free-spirited, restless, an adventurer and someone who is always on the go. You value freedom and changes above all. People with Life Number 5 loves to try new things, you live life in the present and give in to you curiosity that you keep moving around to find answers to you questions. You easily make friends and are multi-talented. You will certainly enjoy a fruitful life but if you are number 5, you should also learn to slow down. Fives are always on the lookout for the next adventure that they missed developing a direction in their life. You fear being trapped or smothered in a relationship. You can also be discontented and impatient, undisciplined and disorganized. Your challenge is to learn the true definition of freedom and to learn to settle in one area and cultivate your skills. You are persuasive and motivating, so you will work best at sales, advertising, promotion or any position that requires communication skills and understanding of people.

Life Path Number 6

The Nurturer

You are warm, loving, sympathetic, responsible and family-oriented. You are also a nurturer, a healer, helper and a humanitarian. It is your nature to help. Although you are kind-hearted than most that you know, you should also be mindful of your attitude because you have the tendency to be self-righteous and critical of others. Also, because of your generous attitude, you can be a slave to others. You sometimes consider yourself as the savior of the world and take on to much burden because of your take-charge attitude. Your challenge is to know when to help and when to let others do the thing to learn the lessons of life. It is important that you define the difference between helping and meddling. For your career, find one that will reward your effort and responsibility. You will do good in music and arts. Also, you are a better manager than a worker. This might mean getting a better education, so study well.

Life Path Number 7

The Intellect

You are intellectual, analytical, intuitive, reserved, secretive and mysterious. You have a compelling inclination towards spiritual subjects. You are deep and tend to seek truth and wisdom in everything you do. Most 7s are loner and introvert, which is a big hurdle in building close relationships with the people around you. Thus, you have to balance your love for solitude and your effort in building your social life. In short, your challenge is to maintain your independence without being isolated. When your life is balanced you are both charming and attractive. You enjoy sharing your wit, which makes you even more appealing to opposite sex. However, be watchful of your attitude because you have the tendency to feel that you are the center of the universe and that you are the only person that matters. Due to your investigative mind and wisdom, you will be an excellent detective, judge, scientific researcher, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and theologian.

Life Path Number 8

The Achiever

You are born leader, ambitious, goal-oriented, honest and resilient. Establishing financial security is important for you. You also have a good instinct in determining a person’s character and you attract the right kind of people who support your vision. You are hard working and diligent in achieving your dreams, so success is always near. You consider your status as a critical factor, so you have the tendency to live beyond your means. Also, when it comes to family, you need to be reminded that love is more than just providing their financial needs; you need to tell your family and show them how important they are to you. You are thoughtful but tactless. Oftentimes, your being too honest is interpreted as being insensitive. You are in for huge challenges, including bankruptcy and failed marriages. However, your life path number is of returning karma and opportunity. You are resilient and will make more than one fortune. Due to your attitude, skills and talent you will excel in business, finance, real estate, law, science, and management. You are also attracted to politics, social work, and education.

Life Path Number 9

The Healer

You are compassionate, generous, imaginative and creative. You are a natural egalitarian, a philanthropist and a humanitarian who have a deep concern about the state of the world. You have a broad perspective of life. You rarely prejudiced and do not easily entertain social biases. You strive to be better and naturally attract people from different walk of life who fit into your larger plan. You are willing to sacrifice your energy, fortune and time for a better world. However, when things don’t go in harmony with your nature you have the tendency to be moody, aloof and withdrawn. You can also be timid and ungrateful while putting the blame on others. You have the gift of examining yourself objectively, so your challenge is to accept your shortcomings and strength with grace. With your creativity and imaginative nature, you will do good in interior design, landscape art, and even photography. Meanwhile, your social consciousness will make you an effective lawyer, minister, teacher, healer, environmentalist, and politician.

Master Life Path Number 11

You are intuitive, sensitive, charismatic, idealistic, inventive, visionary, inspiring and have a great understanding of the people around you. You can sense the story of a person without being told. This Life Path number is the magnified version of number 2. So, you are inclined to finishing anything you started and is good at working and building a relationship with others. However, you should not be overwhelmed with your gift because it also comes with a downside, including phobia and fears. In addition, you have the tendency to be nervous, moody, impractical and indecisive. No. 11 individuals have slow development but you will achieve more accomplishment during your evolution than any average person. You real success will take time and you will enjoy it in your maturity years between 35 and 45. Due to your quick and accurate talent in analyzing situations, you will do good in the business world. Your healing capabilities will also make you an excellent fit in massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and counseling.

Master Life Path Number 22

You are understanding and powerful. Your Life Path number is the most powerful of all numbers. You are considered the Master Builder because you can turn your dreams into reality and you have a great spiritual understanding. You have the intuitive nature of number 11 and the practical attitude of number 4. For instance, you can see the beauty and potential of a given idea and at the same time the practical method of applying it for production. This is the most promising number but the most difficult to live up to. You need to have a strong spirit because there will be many challenges due to your potentials. You are also prone to fears of failure. Thus, it will take time before you realize your dreams because you have to go through trials. Also, learn to be more flexible as this is your weakest characteristic. You also lack faith in others’ ability and can be manipulative. So, keep your feet on the ground because with faith and commitment, you will have an enduring influence on the world. With your impressive common sense, you will excel in business and politics.

Master Life Path Number 33

You are intuitive, generous, joyful, loving, and energetic. This Life Path number is the mover and shaker of the Master numbers. Individuals with Life Path number 33 have the combined abilities of number 11 and number 22 but this number is rare. You have the intuition and dream that reaches a new orbit. Overall, you want to raise the human race at a higher level of understanding. You want to serve, help and heal everyone with love. Your challenge is to focus your energy and emotion on higher purposes that are also in harmony with the spiritual law. Do not try to solve all the problems of the world at once. You are here to learn composure and share to the world the abounding love and kindness in you. Be ready to respond to the needs of others and always remember that serving and taking responsibilities are always joyful when it is from a loving heart. Due to your compassion for others and inclination to serve you will work best as a teacher, doctor, counselor, volunteer, musician, social worker or instructor.