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What is a Life Path Number?

Your life path number is considered one of the most important and influential numbers within your entire Numerology Chart.

According to Joy Woodward, in the “Beginners Guide to Numerology”, your Life Path number reveals the special path you will navigate in your lifetime. Your life path number uncovers your natural talents and abilities, character, and unique opportunities, and important lessons that will help you achieve your destiny. Your life path number reveals more about your true nature than any other number. It shows where you will find your success, power, and energy. It will also uncover the shadow side of your personality.

If you tune in to your life path number, it can lead you to a fulfilling career that utilizes your natural talents and capabilities as well as greater self-awareness and better relationships with others.

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How to calculate your life path number with a calculator

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⇐ Click on the calendar icon and select your birth date.

 

How to find your life path number without a calculator

Numerologists use different methods to calculate a life path number. Most numerologists agree on the following method:

Day + Month + Year = Life Path Number

Calculate the Day

Reduce the birth day to a one-digit number. If a day is a single-digit number then it is used as is. If it is a double-digit number then it is reduced as below. 11, and 22 are considered master numbers, so if the double-digit number is 11 or 22 (master numbers) then they are not reduced to single-digit numbers but used as-is (11 or 22).

Calculate the Month

To calculate the month, use the following values:

  • January – 1
  • February – 2
  • March – 3
  • April – 4
  • May – 5
  • June – 6
  • July – 7
  • August – 8
  • September – 9
  • October – 10 (reduces to 1+0=1)
  • November – 11 (Since 11 is a master number it is not reduced)
  • December – 12 (reduces to 1+2=3)

Explanation

If a month is a single-digit number then it is used as is.

If it is a double-digit number then it is reduced as above. If the double-digit number is 11 or 22 (master numbers) then they are not reduced to single-digit numbers but used as-is (11 or 22).

Calculate the Year

Calculate the value of each of the digits in the birth year. If the answer is a two-digit number then reduce it.

Calculate the Life Path Number

Add the day, month and year to get the final number. Reduce this number if it is a double-digit number unless it is 11, 22, and 33* (master numbers). Therefore, the final life path number will be either a 1 to 9, 11, 22, or 33.

* If the result is a double-digit 33 and it does not include an 11 or a 22 then the result is reduced to 6 (33: 3+3=6). In this case, it will not be a Master Number. However, if the result includes either an 11 or a 22 Master Number then it is considered a true 33 and a Master Number.

 

Examples

If someone was born on the following birth date: December 28, 1965

Day: 28 (2+8=10), this is reduced to (1+0=1) so the number is 1

Month: December is the 12th calendar month (1+2=3) so the month number is 3

Year: 1965 (1+9+6+5)=21 =(2+1)=3

The life path number is the Day + Month + Year

In this example, it is 1+3+3=7

 

If someone was born on the following date of birth: November 28, 1965

Day: 28 (2+8=10), this is reduced to (1+0=1) so the number is 1

Month: November is the 11th calendar month. Since 11 is a Master Number it is not reduced  so the month number is 11

Year: 1965 (1+9+6+5)=21 =(2+1)=3

The life path number is the Day + Month + Year

In this example, it is 1+11+3=14

We then reduce 14 to 1+4=5

So the Life Path Number is 5

Life Path Number Meaning

See the life path number meanings for number 1 to 11 below.

Life Path Number 1

Life Path 1 means you are a born leader, full of original thoughts, inventions, ideas and vision according to Joy Woodward. The problem with number 1s is that they are very good at starting things but don’t always see them through. They lose interest when the details become tedious.

When it comes to relationships, it is important for number 1s to keep their independence but they also like feeling needed. They like to be in charge, but must be careful not to be overbearing. Although they come across as being very confident, they offer struggle with negative self-talk.

When it comes to careers, Since number 1s don’t like being told what to do, they do better in managerial positions or as entrepreneurs. They have a tendency to be very competitive and this drive helps them succeed in life. Since they are driven by instant gratification and immediate results, they can be impulsive.

The shape of the number 1

The straight line that creates the 1 represents the boundaries that they need to develop.

Celebrities with a life path number of 1

Calvin Klein, Tom Cruise, Larry King, Lady Gaga, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King, David Letterman, George Clooney, Alfred Noble, Nicolas Cage, Drew Barrymore, and Tiger Woods.

Astrological Equivalent: Aries

Tarot Card Equivalent: The Magician and the Aces of each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Red, flame, cardinal, burgundy

Gems: Ruby or garnet

Flowers: Lily for purity, purple lilac for first emotions of love, sage for esteem, all red flowers for boldness

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 2

Life Path 2 means that your strongest straits are kindness, empathy, diplomacy, and cooperation according to Joy Woodward. You are the most patient of all the numbers and are extremely sensitive, perceptive, and emotional. Their sensitivity is not only emotional but includes allergens of all kinds (such as food, skin products, etc). You can find a number 2 laughing one minute and then crying the next. Number 2s are very intuitive and can sense other people’s emotions. It is important that this intuition doesn’t come at the expense of their own values. Because number 2s are very sensitive and tuned in to other people’s emotions, they can find themselves ignoring their own options to keep others happy. This will cause resentment over time. They also tend to be overly concerned with what other people think.

When it comes to relationships, number 2s are unlikely to stay single for very long. They are more comfortable in a relationship than on their own.

When it comes to careers, number 2s will be great negotiators and mediators so they could pick a career where this quality is part of the job. In general, they will be successful in any career choice that helps other people (such as mediation, teaching, counseling, law, etc.)

The shape of the number 2

The shape is curvy and compromising which, according to Woodward, shows you that you need to learn how to stand up for yourself.

Celebrities with a life path number of 2

Jennifer Aniston, Meg Ryan, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lopez, Angela Bassett, Tony Bennett, Paris Hilton, Ashley Judd, Madonna, and Kathy Bates.

Astrological Equivalent: Libra

Tarot Card Equivalent: High Priestess (intuition, balance, duality); the 2s in each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Orange, peach, salmon, gold

Gems: Moonstone, gold

Flowers: White jasmine for amiability, white lilac for modesty, mimosa for sensitivity, pansy for shyness

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 3

Life Path 3 means you are popular and very social, according to Joy Woodward. Number 3s are optimistic and enthusiastic. If they don’t find an outlet for their creative energy, then it will become emotional energy. Their feelings are hurt easily. Number 3s can be very hard on themselves and are often self-deprecating.

When it comes to relationships, you must make sure that people feel appreciated and your closest relationships need more reciprocal action from you.

When it comes to careers, number 3s are very creative. Ideal careers for them include musicians, artists, dancers, chefs, and writers.

Number 3s are very lucky people, but they should never take this good luck for granted.

The shape of the number 3

It looks like a pair of sideways horseshoes and is considered the luckiest number.

Celebrities with a life path number of 3

Bill Cosby, Alec Baldwin, Hillary Clinton, John Grisham, Jackie Chan, Katie Couric, Christina Aguilera, John Travolta, Cameron Diaz, Joan Rivers, and Reese Witherspoon, Elijah Wood, and David Bowie.

Astrological Equivalent: Leo

Tarot Card Equivalent: The Empress (the ultimate creative force); the 3s in each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Yellow, gold, lemon

Gems: Topaz

Flowers: Yellow jasmine for happiness, larkspur for lightness, lily of the valley for return of happiness

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 4

Life Path 4 means organization and efficiency. Number 4s are practical planners who are always prepared for everything according to Joy Woodward. They are reliable, dedicated, and prompt. Since they have a desire to control outcomes, they learn how to embrace and trust change. They are pessimistic and always prepared for the worst.

When it comes to relationships, they have strong boundaries as a protective mechanism. Since they are so practical they don’t treat themselves or enjoy extravagant things. They are naturally friendly but don’t let people get too close.

When it comes to careers, number 4s tend to find success in fields like education, business, healthcare, accounting, etc. A strong foundation and a nest egg are all they need to feel happy and secure.

The shape of the number 4

The number 4 is made up of straight lines representing the need to maintain order and efficiency.

Celebrities with a life path number of 4

Bill Gates, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Joseph Fiennes, Chris O’Donnell, Chris Tucker, and Will Smith.

Astrological Equivalent: Taurus

Tarot Card Equivalent: The Emperor and the 4s of each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Greens

Gems: Jade, emerald

Flowers: Nasturtium for patriotism, bluebell for constancy

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 5

Life Path 5 means flexibility and impulsiveness according to Joy Woodward. Number 5’s are fun-loving and always up for anything. They enjoy adventure, freedom, and travel. They would prefer to spend money on traveling than on purchasing material items. Number 5’s tend to live by their own rules and bend other people’s rules. They are good at languages.

When it comes to relationships, they struggle with commitment. They are capable of commitment but have to want it.

When it comes to careers, they have multiple talents and will be successful in anything that interests them. Since they adapt easily, they would be good with anything involving technology that changes at a rapid pace. They motivate others and can sell anything with their charm, so marketing positions might be great options for them as well.

The shape of the number 5

The shape of 5 is open on the top right and the bottom left. It is flat on the top and curvy on the bottom. This gives clues to their need for constant variety and change, according to Woodward.

Celebrities with a life path number of 5

Abraham Lincoln, Steven Spielberg, Mick Jagger, Helen Keller, Sean Penn, Ellen DeGeneres, Keith Richards, and Tina Turner, Liv Tyler, Angelina Jolie, Don Johnson, Willie Nelson, and Dennis Quaid.

Astrological Equivalent: Gemini

Tarot Card Equivalent: The Hierophant (unorthodox, not accepting responsibility, rebelling against the status quo); the 5s in each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Turquoise, green-blue

Gems: Aquamarine, turquoise

Flowers: Ranunculus for radiant charm, gardenia for sensuality

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 6

Life Path 6 means love and charisma according to Joy Woodward. The 6 vibration is all above love. Number 6s are charming, charismatic, with a magnetic personality. They are generous and kind and admired by others. They are caring, compassionate, generous, and nurturing. They like to be needed and tend to attract people who need help.

When it comes to relationships, they don’t always know the difference between help and interference. Family is very important to number 6’s.

When it comes to careers, they are great with careers related to hospitality, psychology, anything related to animals, or teaching.

The shape of the number 6

The shape is similar to that of a pregnant woman.

Celebrities with a life path number of 6

Albert Einstein, Goldie Hawn, George W. Bush, Victoria Beckham, George Steinbrenner, Christopher Reeve, Bill Maher, Michael Jackson, Stephen King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert DiNero, John Lennon, Richard Nixon, Eddie Murphy, Rosie O’Donnell, and Bruce Willis.

Astrological Equivalent: Cancer

Tarot Card Equivalent: The Lovers (making commitment in matters of love and romance, balance in relationships); the 6s in each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Royal blue, indigo

Gems: Pearl, sapphire

Flowers: Rose for love, honeysuckle for devotion

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 7

Life Path 7 means people who are very analytical and smart according to Joy Woodward. They are skeptical and curious by nature. They are gifted with great intuition. Number 7s find it important to have spiritual or religious beliefs otherwise, they lack purpose. They are interested in history and enjoy nature. They are knowledgeable and witty.

When it comes to relationships, it is difficult for them to maintain relationships, as they appear to be holding back and keeping secrets. It is important to make sure that your communication is open and honest. Numbers 7s enjoy making people feel at ease even though deep down they are very judgmental.

When it comes to careers, they make good researchers, historians, spiritual or religious leaders or teachers, or lawyers.

The shape of the number 7

The shape resembles a boomerang. You often find yourself returning to the same places, people, or jobs. The base of the number 7 doesn’t offer much support, which can cause imbalance. Try to work on balance in your life.

Celebrities with a life path number of 7

Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Marilyn Monroe, Antonio Banderas, Muhammad Ali, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Eric Clapton, Robert Blake, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Douglas Danielle Steel, and James Woods.

Astrological Equivalent: Pisces

Tarot Card Equivalent: The Hermit (silent, wise, seeks truth. The solitary Hermit is the wise teacher and withdraws to meditate); the 7s of each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Violet, purple

Gems: Amethyst, alexandrite

Flowers: Lavender for silence, rose-scented geranium for preference and discernment

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 8

Life Path 8 means being a visionary according to Joy Woodward. Number 8’s love being in charge. They love money and enjoy spending it. Success is possible if it is obtained with integrity and authenticity. They can be opinionated and controlling.

When it comes to relationships, showing love and affection is difficult. Relationships often don’t last for too long.

When it comes to careers, number 8s will excel at anything in the business world, such as banking, real estate, finance, and journalism. They are good at organizing, teaching, coaching, and supervising.

The shape of the number 8

The number eight is made up of two circles which represent the spiritual and material. It is important to keep these worlds in balance. The symmetrical shape also means that you can reverse anything anytime.

Celebrities with a life path number of 8

Nelson Mandela, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Damon, Anthony Hopkins, Whitney Houston, Cindy Crawford, Barbra Streisand, Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, and Richard Gere.

Astrological Equivalent: Capricorn

Tarot Card Equivalent: Strength (strength to harness the elements of power for selfmastery); the 8s of each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: Rose, pink

Gems: Diamond, rose quartz

Flowers: Hollyhock for ambition, camellia for excellence and mastery

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 9

Life Path 9 means intuition and intelligence, according to Joy Woodward.

They have an intelligent sense of humor, infectious laugh, and great intuition. They are not impulsive and can think long-term. They learn throughout their lifetime and retain information.

When it comes to relationships, they are charming and romantic and easily attract partners. However, it is challenging to find someone who is intelligent enough for them and who can make them laugh.

When it comes to careers, they enjoy helping people and may find fulfillment by inspiring others with their ideas, so a great career choice will be a teacher, counselor, artist, writer, or healthcare professional.

The shape of the number 9

The number nine has a head full of wisdom.

Celebrities with a life path number of 9

Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Mohandas Gandhi, Sharon Stone, Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Elvis Presley, Cher, Mother Teresa, Chuck Norris, Jack Canfield, and Shirley Maclaine.

Astrological Equivalent: Scorpio

Tarot Card Equivalent: The World (completes the journey); The 9s of each Minor Arcana suit

Colors: White, pearl, clear

Gems: Opal

Flowers: Magnolia for grief, Michaelmas daisy for farewell, red poppy for consolation, rosemary for remembrance, woodbine for fraternal love.

(source: Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.)


Life Path Number 10

Life Path 10 is the number of natural leaders and initiators. They can influence people easily and are very independent. People with life path number 10 are leaders, not followers. They have a natural drive and want to be the best at everything they do. They have courage and are not afraid of hard work. Number 10s always have great ideas and are capable of following through and reaching their goals. They don’t leave projects unfinished. They are positive, self-confident, can do anything and they know it.

When it comes to relationships, they are passionate when they are in love. Even though they are very ambitious they still find a balance between their career and their relationship. They will always treat their loved ones with love and respect. If they give them their word, then they will stand by it. They do have a need to be right all the time, which puts pressure on any relationship.

When it comes to careers, they are more suited to work in managerial positions since they are better at giving orders than taking orders. They have leadership qualities and creative ideas. They should have their own business or initiative or be a team leader, army commander, political leader, director, founder, CEO, etc.

Celebrities with a life path number of 10:

Calvin Klein, Tom Cruise, Larry King, Lady Gaga, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King, David Letterman, George Clooney, Alfred Noble, Nicolas Cage, Drew Barrymore, and Tiger Woods.

Life Path Number 11

Life Path 11 means a Master Number which means that it has more potential on the one side. On the other side, it is more demanding. The life paths of master numbers are unique. At a lower and easier vibration, they can take on traits of the number 2 (sensitive, emotional, and perceptive). If they reach their potential, they will live in the energy of the master number 11 and be true leaders (intuitive and inspiring). The world might not be ready for them according to Joy Woodward.

According to Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D., those with Master Number 11 are intuitive, sensitive, and very enthusiastic. Master Number 11/2 is on a journey to find its own truth (illumination), using spiritual inspirations as a guiding light, and then bringing these illuminations to others to help raise spiritual awareness on the planet. You might say the 11 is born to bring spiritual insights (messages) to Earth. Lagerquist explains that because of its heightened sense of intuition, the 11/2 has excellent insights into personal situations and issues of the larger world. This is often the number of a person who is psychic.

When it comes to relationships, they love being in relationships particularly in harmonious relationships.

When it comes to careers, they make great motivational speakers, spiritual leaders, designers, or media personalities.

Celebrities with a life path number of 11:

Edgar Allan Poe, Tony Robbins, Jennifer Aniston, Coco Chanel, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Al Gore, Harry Houdini, Prince Charles, Prince William, Barack, and Michelle Obama, and Ronald Reagan.

Astrological Equivalent: Sagittarius/ Aquarius

Colors: Glossy white, silver, platinum

Gems: Mother of Pearl

Life Path Number 22

Number 22 is a Master Number which means that it has more potential on the one side. On the other side, it is more demanding.

The Master Number 22/4 is known as the Master Builder according to Woodward. People with life path 22 are down-to-earth and practical yet they easily inspire others with their vision. According to Woodward, they have the unique ability to turn vision into reality. They work better in a group and know how to get the best out of everyone. They don’t always trust that others are capable of doing things and sometimes have problems delegating. However, when they get over this issue and let go of their natural instinct to control others and learn to trust them, then the outcome is impressive. They can make a team worth more than the sum of their parts.

They do have a tendency to manipulate others and have work to do on this quality.

They have great intuition and can see potential in ideas that others might not be able to see at first.

Life path 22 has a double dose of 2 energy. Therefore, when it comes to careers, number 22s, like number 2s, will be great negotiators and mediators. In general, they will be successful in any career choice that helps other people (such as mediation, teaching, counseling, law, etc.). They enjoy helping others and giving people advice and emotional support.

People with life path number 22 are extremely ambitious. They are very driven and work hard to reach their potential.

When it comes to relationships, number 22s are similar to number 2s and are more comfortable in a relationship than on their own. They have no problem committing and staying in a long-term relationship. They are attracted to driven partners who are goal-oriented and high achievers.

When it comes to careers, their love for helping and healing opens up many careers such as medicine, healthcare, human rights, education, etc. They often get too focused on helping others and forget to take care of themselves.

According to Kay Lagerquist, Ph.D.,  The 22/4 is interested in ideas and fields of work that result in forward movement and the evolution of humankind. These people want to make use of their talents to build something of lasting value that is splendid and uplifting. A 22/4 should choose a field that requires ultra specialization, for it’s in this area that both success and satisfaction
will be gained.

Celebrities with a life path number of 22:

Sir Paul McCartney, Will Smith, the Dalai Lama, Chris Hemsworth, Sir Richard Branson, AI Gore, Demi Moore, Winston Churchill, and Woody Allen.

Astrological Equivalent: Capricorn/Leo/Virgo

Colors: Red, gold

Gems: Rose gold

Life Path Number 33

The Master Number 33/6 is known as the Master Teacher according to Woodward. They are the most influential of the Master Numbers. One of the reasons that they are so influential is because they don’t say anything without first checking that it is correct. They research ideas before they share them with others, which causes people to trust their opinions. They are genuinely concerned about humanity and don’t have a personal agenda which makes it much easier for people to trust their views.

When it comes to relationships, they need to focus on mastering their emotions. They love helping and healing and can fall for types that need “fixing”.

They are also the most compassionate of the Master Numbers.

Celebrities with a life path number of 33:

Meryl Streep, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Stephen King, and John Lennon,

Astrological Equivalent: Cancer/Pisces

Color: Deep sky blue

Gems: Lapis lazuli


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