Numerology is an ancient system of belief that shows us how numbers vibrate to energy. Each number in our birth date vibrates to a different energy; this energy helps create our persona. Numerology teaches us that the numbers 1 – 9 have specific characteristics that have negative and positive connotations. Pythagoras taught us that the world is mathematically created and expresses itself through numbers. He believed the single digit numbers represent the nine cycles of life. In numerology every number is reduced to a single digit number. For example, 23 is reduced to 5 or 187 is reduced to 7.
When you add up all the numbers in your birth date and reduce it to a single digit, this is called your Life Path and represents your destiny and what you’re here to learn, do and create. To find your life path number, add your birth month + your birth day + your birth year and reduce to a single digit. For example, if you were born on May 15, 1980, you would add 5 + 5 + 9 = 19. Reduce to a single digit and you’re a one life path. The Master Numbers 11, 22 and 33 should never be reduced. All other numbers are reduced to single digits. So give it a try. Add up the numbers in your birth date and see what your life path reveals about your destiny.
The One Life Path
One is the first number which means that your one energy is original, innovative and forward thinking. One life paths are independent, self-motivated and ambitious. When a one life path sets his mind to something, he accomplishes it. Ones are winners, leaders, trendsetters and power brokers. You would make a great entrepreneur, boss, project leader, inventor, politician, lawyer, and athlete. In love, you know exactly what you want and are drawn to people who are powerful, deeply aware but not over-talkative. Your success will depend on your courage to think freely. You mustn’t worry about what others think. You are a born leader and you are here to innovate new things. The challenge for the one Life Path is to avoid self-criticism. Ones tend to be very hard on themselves and will often create their own blocks to success. But once a one accepts they’re here for big things, there’s no stopping a one!
The Two Life Path
Two energy is all about love, harmony and peace. The number two represents balance and cooperation. Twos hate conflict and will often put up with a lot just to avoid a fight. In relationships, twos are loyal and committed. Twos are about duality. Think of yin/yang, yes/no, up/down, true/false. On the one hand, twos are loving, compassionate and generous. But they can also be sensitive, moody, passive aggressive, and resentful. Twos can be very sensitive and will withdraw from people if they get their feelings hurt. It’s important for two energy to learn to love and take care of themselves first. It’s also an indicator of psychic ability and an interest in all things paranormal. In tarot the number two card is the High Priestess, a card that indicates esoteric wisdom and intuition. So take time to explore this side of yourself because you have the skills within you.
The Three Life Path
Three is the number of creativity and communication. Threes love to talk and enjoy being the center of attention. In addition to making great writers, actors, performers and comedians, threes also make wonderful counselors. Friends, even strangers, feel comfortable “confessing” to you. Some threes have the Peter Pan Syndrome and may need some help leaving the nest so to speak. Threes need to watch out for a tendency to rely on others too much and can engage in co-dependent relationships. But as long as you practice setting healthy boundaries, this will never be a problem for you. Threes need to learn to pick one of their many talents and focus on that for a time as they tend to scatter their energies chasing too many dreams. There’s a Swedish proverb that says, “The man who chases two rabbits catches none.” Your destiny is to make people smile, to entertain and enlighten others and to shed light where before only darkness lived.
The Four Life Path
Fours are the teachers of the other numbers. They represent balance, commitment and education. Fours need serenity, a home and a solid relationship. You probably have a beautiful home and even a sacred space or special room that reflects your personality. You’re a gracious host with a talent for making people feel welcome. Fours like organization and structure. If a four's home is disorganized, it’s a sure sign that all is not well in their world. In relationships, fours are devoted to their partners. fours can be stubborn, opinionated and fixed in their beliefs. They can also be perfectionists which can manifest as procrastination. Fours are dreamers and need to be careful not to avoid their work. Fours have great ideas, but they need to act on them if they’re to be truly happy. Fours are not rash or unpredictable. They will take a leap of faith but only after they’ve fully examined the risk/reward factor.
The Five Life Path
Fives love life and enjoying living to the fullest. You may get bored easily and need lots of freedom. You don’t like to feel hemmed in by anyone. Fives seek adventure and will often create drama just for something new. Fives make great travel agents, detectives, and performers. If they feel trapped in any way, fives will often seek escape through addictions. Fives are great motivators and can be very persuasive. Fives can be impatient. The five is challenged to learn how to “be here now.” Fives are the detectives of the numbers. You can always tell when someone is lying. Fives must get to the heart of mysteries. They will always know the gossip at work. Your success depends on living life to its fullest, learning from your failures and successes, and being resourceful when faced with the unexpected. Fives are hardworking, loyal and fun.
The Six Life Path
People are drawn to the six life path. Because of their nurturing, wise energy, six life paths are considered the parents of the other numbers. You are naturally giving and generous. Sixes make great managers, entrepreneurs, nurses, counselors and leaders. Sometimes, six energy enjoys being the rescuer and can get themselves involved in co-dependent relationships. Sixes can put people on pedestals and then get very hurt when these people disappoint them. With the energy of a six number, it’s important to learn how to mother, nurture and love yourself. Sixes excel at teaching and the arts but do well running their own business too. Sixes adapt easily. They are loyal, loving and responsible. Six life paths make excellent parents and partners. They are devoted to family and friends. Your purpose is to teach others to adapt and bend so that they can more readily experience peace and love.
The Seven Life Path
Sevens are wise, independent and introspective. Sevens can be very solitary are seen as serious, smart and mysterious. Sevens recharge in nature. Being an original and engaging their imagination is more important to a seven than money and success. Many sevens have psychic abilities. They tend to be secretive - mainly because sevens need their own space. Sevens are known for blazing their own path. The destiny of the seven is to study, seek, and reflect. Sevens need to explore their faith. If a seven doesn’t focus on their faith, they often turn to excesses and sometimes addictions to fill this void. As the mystic of the other numbers, a foundation of faith is important to the seven's well-being. Sevens make great therapists, psychiatrists, mystery writers, public speakers and would enjoy any career in the esoteric. Sevens make wonderful spiritual teachers once they discover and embrace their faith.
The Eight Life Path
Eights are here to learn about money, health and trust. Eights don’t feel safe until they’ve established a sense of financial security. They need to be around people who are authentic and true to themselves. They like to lead and pave their own way. Because of this they make great leaders, but eights need to learn how to delegate and listen to others. Think of the number eight – it consists of two circles which often symbolizes the comeback. Eights are famous for reinventing themselves. Eights tend to be huge successes or big failures – but they are known for their reversal of fortunes. Eight is a power number, but you need to overcome a workaholic tendency. One of the eight's greatest challenges is easing up on themselves. Eights are reluctant to ask for help and will appear to the world as tough as steel. Eights will use their success to help others too; they are generous and fair. You will always feel better when you make time to give back and share your success.
The Nine Life Path
As the last single digit, Nines are often old souls who are wise, kind and compassionate. You feel best when you’re helping others. Nines are also the doers. They are the leaders of a group and only need to be shown how to do something one time, and then they are ready to work. Because of this, you need to be careful that you find balance in your life. Nines tend to give too much of themselves and need to learn how to ask for help.Nine energies often have difficult memories from their childhood that they still need to process. Nines are happiest when they learn to set good boundaries, when they’ve healed their inner child, and are working in a field that is meaningful to them. Nines can’t work for a paycheck. Their work must have meaning and purpose. Nine Life Paths are some of the kindest, most generous and compassionate people you’ll ever meet.
As you can see, each number has positive and negative aspects. It’s important that we embrace all sides of our energy, even the shadowy sides we don’t wish to claim. What we ignore about ourselves or refuse to work on only becomes magnified until we face them and own them. You can choose to work from the positive side of your numbers as long as you make time for meditation, balance, spirituality and self-love.