This article is part of a series about the Life Path number in numerology, which represents the essence of who you are, and your purpose. To calculate yours, just add up the numbers in your birthday and reduce (please read this article for clarification).
If you are a Life Path 7, you walk a lone road. This is the number of mysticism, often associated with Neptune, the planet of illusion. Neptune is also the great dissolver, and its touch transcends us into the higher dimensions where any sense of self is lost to the collective consciousness. The tarot card associated with a 7 is the Hermit. While these two ideas may seem juxtaposed, when you think about it, they make perfect sense; in order to dip into the spiritual realm and connect with collective intelligence and divine inspiration, we must escape reality through seclusion.
This is not the only dichotomy that you will experience as a 7. You have two opposing thirsts: a need for spiritual growth, and a need for data. The first is driven based on a desire to have your questions answered. The second….is also based on a desire to have your questions answered. You have a lot of questions! You spend much of your life learning, and at times may find yourself either too zoomed in on an issue, or too zoomed out.
What I mean by that is, if you hyper-focus on collecting data and as much scientific knowledge as you can to feed the brain (your ego), you will lose perspective on the issue. Likewise, if you let go of all the details of an issue and do spiritual bypass (a form of escapism), you’re just avoiding the real world entirely. In either of these cases, you are operating from fear based beliefs and the sooner you can recognize your own self-destructive behavior, the quicker you can get back on your path. 7’s often have trust issues and need to work on their openness.
These polarities are challenging, and the constant goal is the balance point. This is not an easy feat, nor an easy life path. You are a natural outcast, much like life path 1’s and 9’s. But in order to find answers, you often must be alone. Many 7’s don’t in fact start out loners, they become loners. They actually seek out isolation and a different road than the one of their parents and/or peers, and purposefully go against the grain. This isn’t always rebel-without-a-cause energy, although it can be in its negative expression. But 7’s instinctively know that they must separate in order to pursue their spiritual growth, and to do their research.
Because your previous incarnation was (in theory) a life path 6, packed full of responsibility and obligation to family, you feel a sense of worn-outness early on in life. I know many 7s that are sooooo over their family, and the requirements of their station, early on in life. They roll their eyes at the obligatory holiday photo sessions, they rail against the status quo and all the expectations on them. They end up moving across the country at 18. They just can’t take it anymore, the hypocrisy of it all. 7s can come across as jaded, but also petty…unappreciative, but more real than anyone around. Direct, but mysterious. Honest, but kind of mean. They are a walking contradiction!
As you move down your path throughout the course of your life, you are headed towards the next incarnation, a Life Path 8 which is deeply rooted in the material plane and here to master the art of manifestation and the delicacies of power. You, on the other hand, could often care less about the material plane and are the most likely life path number to neglect your physical body. That’s a problem, because your 3D body is the vessel that you need to play this game we call reality. You may often neglect other material things such as your finances…again, a problem because you are here in the matrix whether you like it or not. You chose to play this game. You need to take care of basic needs because those are the rules of the game, and I know you like to push against rules. But the more you neglect your material needs, unfortunately, the less energy you will have to focus on those “what does it all mean” questions and you will become more and more imbalanced.
On the flip side (are you sensing a pattern?) 7’s can hyper-focus on nutrition, fitness, supplements, anything and EVERYTHING health and body related. This is well and good but when it turns into obsession, or a very clinical approach that ignores the spirit’s part in health, things can go south. We’re talking about psychosomatic symptoms, compulsive disorders, obsession over illness, etc. Again, balance is key and for this life path, meditation is not even an option, it’s a must!
If you are a 7, you are highly intuitive, often psychic, have a cool intellect, and can tap into the collective consciousness and your own unparalleled intelligence at any time. You can also damage yourself with drugs and alcohol, become dependent on others, literally become a hermit and live off the grid, wind up destroying your own life in an effort to go against the grain (and other people’s lives, too!), and a myriad of other sad ways to waste this beautiful gift. The choice is yours!