In numerology, your Life Path is the most important number (kind of like the Sun in astrology). It’s very easy to calculate: just add up your birth day, month, and year numbers, and reduce until you have a single number. That’s your Life Path!
Example: You were born on July 5, 2002. Your birthday is 7-5-2002. Add up the numbers: 7 + 5 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 2 = 16. Reduce by adding 1 + 6 = 7. You are a Life Path 7!
This number says a lot about your personality. For example, 6’s take on a lot of responsibility, and are very family-oriented. 8’s are serious and status/money oriented. There are common traits among all the Life Path numbers (1 through 9), and those with Master Numbers (11, 22, and 33), but we express them in different ways.
Your Life Path number can also guide you towards your life purpose. For example, I’m a Life Path 9, so my purpose is to teach others (good thing I’m writing this instructional blog!). When you do things involving your Life Path, you feel fulfilled, because you are taking steps on your journey towards self-actualization.
Often, your biggest challenges have to do with your Life Path. For example, 1s are the first number, and their purpose is to become self-sufficient. They often try to lean on others for support, and are left hanging; that’s life trying to get them to stand on their own two feet! 2s are meant to find harmony and patience, through partnerships. But they have some of the biggest relationship issues!