Life Path Number: the Right Way to Live Your Life

By Nataly Porter Nov 19, 2023
See how your life path number influences your life!

We know that all people are born under a specific zodiac sign which in this or that way makes the person different from others. However, numerology can (and does) influence us just as astrology does! Have you ever heard that you have a specific Life Path Number that can be calculated by your birthdate and shapes your future? It’s high time you found out which is yours!

How to calculate your Life Path Number?

Let’s imagine that your birthdate is January 18, 1987.

We start with the month, 1, and there is no need to reduce the number.

Then we take the date – for example, 18 is reduced to 1 + 8 and equals 9.

The year, 1987, is reduced to 1 + 9 + 8 + 7, which equals 25. The next step is 2 + 5 = 7.

Now, let’s add the reduced numbers of the month, date, and year (1 + 9 + 7) and get 17. In the end, we add 1 + 7 and get 8 which means that your Life Path Numbers is 8. Not so complicated, right? Now, read more about the number that defines your destiny! 

To make sure you perform the calculations in the right way, watch this short video:

How to calculate your life path number

Number 1



The first number in numerology, just like the first sign on the zodiac, is all about action, motion, and initiative. 1 stands for independence and leadership and typically characterizes people with bright personalities and limitless ambitions. The negative sides of such people are a tendency to be too bossy or boastful and hiding their insecurities behind the mask of selfishness. Don’t forget that you can easily pass from being the first to being lonely!

Number 2

The number is about sensitivity, harmony, and balance. In numerology, the vibes of the number 2 work as the mediator that brings together the most distant things through kindness and compassion. The number is also a symbol of intuition and psychic abilities that can easily deal with energy shifts and small emotional outbursts. On the other hand, number 2 is about sensitive people who may eventually start feeling unacknowledged or underappreciated. The task of such a person is to learn to look for the equilibrium inside, not outside.

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Number 3   


The number connects 2 important powers – creation and communication. People who have the number 3 as their Life Path Number are usually in this or that way connected to art or literature. The things you do motivate and inspire others, and those belonging to the number feel really happy when they make other people smile. At the same time, number 3 people can be moody – if they see that others don’t understand or don’t support them, they can entirely withdraw. Look for the way out in your active imagination – find a couple of important moments to reset and restore.

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Number 4

Number 4 possesses earthy energy and concentrates on its roots. Lofty matters are not about the number – it believes in the physical world only and is sure that to build a long-term legacy, it’s essential to start with a solid infrastructure first. The people who have this number for their Life Path are typically hardworking, accountable, and pragmatic and prefer to live and act based on logic. The bad things about the number’s personalities lie in the same qualities – solidity can turn into rigidity quickly, and rules become not just something to follow but something to worship.

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Number 5


The symbol of freedom among the numbers, number 5 can be defined as progressive, audacious, and broad-minded. To explore the world around, number 5 resorts to all 5 senses, and it learns the most important lessons through spontaneous bravery. In terms of signs, number 5 is the closest to Sagittarius – the sign known for its self-abandonment and playfulness. However, there are still some factors about those belonging to number 5 that it can’t boast of, e.g. intolerance and restlessness. These people keep looking for something new for all their lives and sometimes feel it is too hard to accept daily responsibilities. Remember that the most extraordinary things can be found in your own backyard!

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Number 6

Number 6 is the healer of numerology. People who belong to it possess supportive and nurturing personalities who can cope with problems that appear in both emotional and physical worlds. They have an ability to help others in a rather straightforward yet gentle way. People of number 6 are very responsible and care a lot about their friends and dear ones. Besides, they communicate with kids and animals easily and naturally. On the other hand, people of number 6 tend to be overprotective and even controlling. Try to learn to trust other people more!

Number 7


People of number 7 are the so-called detectives of numerology. They typically possess great analytical skills and investigative abilities. If we compare the number with signs, it looks like a mix of Scorpio and Virgo – very attentive to detail but driven by the wisdom that lies inside the minds of people. Quick-witted 7 can, however, behave like a perfectionist and become overly skeptical. If you have this number for your Life Path, try to look for a proper balance between your perfectionism and fun.

Number 8

People of number 8 are concentrated on financial success and material stability. These people are usually very ambitious and goal-oriented and easily become leaders when they make use of their natural magnetism. They willingly rush to the top of every ladder that can help them reach great heights. On the other hand, big power can lead to significant responsibility, and people of number 8 easily turn into workaholics. The bad thing about it is that these guys can become overly possessive. To avoid it, try to share your success with others and contribute to society or your dear ones.

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Number 9


Number 9 is the symbol of an old soul that’s been everywhere and seen everything. In its turn, number 9 can share its experience and stimuli with others. The most important mission of the number is to reach enlightenment and consciousness in their highest forms, and for people of the number, it’s essential to reach spiritual awareness in their turn. Number 9 isn’t afraid of changes and willingly inspires others. The only thing for those belonging to number 9 to keep in mind is that they should find the proper balance between tangible reality and pure fantasy.

Number 11

With this Life Path number, you’re able to inspire people. You’re full of energy and always ready to overcome obstacles. Energy flows through you.

There seems to be a special connection between you and the higher realm. You get ideas, information, and insight without going through a thought process. Your intuition is almost supernatural. This leads to creativity and a great capacity for invention: a lot of inventors and scientists had 11 as their Life Path number.

11 is a powerful number – that’s why not everything it brings to you is positive. You possess a lot of talents but tend to be self-critical and a bit too self-conscious. Believe in yourself: you’re blessed with a special role in life.

Number 22

Life Path Number: 22

This is probably the most successful Life Path number of them all. It is one of the Master Numbers, which makes it very demanding. It makes you strong, but your power is very delicate: it needs your vision and ideas to exist.

Due to 22, you are able to combine a lot of contradicting characteristics in yourself. This talent allows you to work with a great variety of people and achieve your goals no matter what happens. You unite and inspire people to work together.

The number asks you to share your ideas and vision with others. You need to be flexible – and this is probably one of your weakest traits.

Number 33

Just like 11 and 22, 33 is a Master Number. It allows you to have an inspiring influence on others. However, you need to find inner resources to reach your objectives.

For you, it’s important to help and support others. You’re a powerful healer who is always there to support the weak. You never fail to give comfort to those who need it.

Your challenge is to become truly helpful rather than just offering a shoulder to cry on. The number urges you to achieve balance and find out when it’s necessary to interfere and help someone and when you should stay away.

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