To calculate your Life Path number, just add up the day, month, and year of your birth, then reduce. For example, if you were born on November 25th, 1992, you would add: (1+1) + (2+5) + (1+9+9+2) = 2 + 7 + (2+1) = 2 + 7 + 3 = 12. Then reduce: 1 + 2 = 3. You are a Life Path 3!
If you have a Life Path 2, you are learning the life lessons of balance, harmony, and patience. 2 represents the mother-figure, and you will spend your time learning how to achieve fulfillment primarily through relationships. Your biggest gifts and challenges come from serving the needs of people in your life, and by acting as a mediator. Although you aren’t the first number, you’re still pretty early on in the cycle of 9, and therefore must caution against being overly self-centered.
The number 2 is feminine, and ruled by the Moon. In astrology, the Moon represents emotions and the unconscious, and much of your life involves using your intuition and feelings. 2’s have qualities of the Moon’s Zodiac sign, Cancer: nurturing, sensitive, caring, but at times moody, co-dependent, and smothering. You have some Taurus qualities (the Moon’s exalted sign), in that you are peace-loving, and family oriented, but can be stubborn and self-absorbed. You have a bit of Libra thrown in for good measure: obsessed with fairness and balance, and seeking validation from others!
2’s have subtle lessons in life that may be underestimated by others, and therefore you can be overlooked…but you tend to not require a spotlight anyway. You have the messiest lessons to learn, because they deal with interpersonal relationships! As a 2, your biggest desire is to give and receive love. In fact, it’s such a huge part of your existence, you can go overboard easily. Your biggest life lessons and hurts will come from chasing after love from the wrong people, and from giving to others to the point that it becomes detrimental. You must learn to discriminate who you should and shouldn’t give love to, and establish emotional boundaries, or else you can become withdrawn and closed-off from others in an attempt to protect yourself from pain.
Unlike Life Path 1’s who come into this world without karma, you have some inherent empathy from your previous incarnation. Last lifetime, you spent your life developing your individuality, independence, self-confidence, and achievement. Now, you are born with the understanding that no man is an island. You want to develop working partnerships with others, to share life with, because you’ve done the autonomous thing. Now you want people, and to give and receive love with them! To you, individual achievement is nothing without having loved ones by your side; group goals are more important. You will make the best contributions by caring for and nurturing others.
Unfortunately, you can come across as very needy and selfish in your pursuit of love, and even smothering. This ironically drives people away, which is the last thing you want to do! You will often do more for others than they perhaps need or ask for, draining yourself in the process and becoming withdrawn and resentful. However, it is your responsibility to set boundaries! You may be accused of being manipulative in your moodiness, not necessarily because you intend to control people, but because you are rather non-confrontational and prefer to imply your needs rather than be direct about them. This is something you should work on!
In the first half of your life, you may experience a lot of relationship issues. Young 2’s are often looking for love in all the wrong places, because they are attracted to more independent and stoic types who don’t want what you’re offering. You want validation from these people, who either take too much, or run like hell from your smothering love! Co-dependency is an issue you may spend a lifetime mastering. In your desperate need for love and validation, you can make too many compromises in relationships, or refuse to let people go when the relationship is over.
As a Life Path 2, you are best when acting in service to others, and will gain self-fulfillment this way. You are expert at creating harmonious environments, and should hone your intuition and diplomacy skills. Remember that patience is a virtue: your life will require patience again and again, and faith that all will be okay! If you can learn self-validation and to give love to yourself, you’ll be in healthier relationships. And remember: you don’t have to do everything for everyone!