What is Numerology?

Numerology - Pythagoras

Numerology is the ancient science of numbers, with each number contributing a unique vibration to the story of your life. One of the benefits of numerology is that it can uncover your destiny and life purpose, and the life lessons you’ll face along the way. This is valuable information if you want to make the most of your journey. Even though it is one of the most accurate and powerful self-help tools available today, it originally dates back thousands of years to the ancient civilizations of Atlantis, Babylon, China, Egypt, India and Greece.

These days, Western (aka modern) Numerology is the most popular system used around the world. It is said to have been created by Pythagoras, the Greek mystic and mathematician, more than 2,500 years ago; however, some believe it wasn’t actually developed until after his death. Besides Western – Chaldean, Kabbalah, Chinese, and Tamil/Indian are other numerology systems currently being used around the world today.

Numerology is based on the premise that we are timeless souls who have lived, and will continue to live, many lives for the purpose of wisdom and growth. We numerologists believe that every one of us, in our quest for self-mastery, has a preset agenda consisting of the specific lessons we’d like to learn and the destiny we endeavor to fulfill while we’re here—the details of which are found in our ‘numbers’. In other words, we have prechosen our ‘numbers’ prior to this incarnation to provide the necessary tools and experiences to assist us in our quest.

Whether you’re searching for insight into your future, planning an important life event or looking to choose the ideal career, relationship, date, or name – the answers are written in your ‘numbers’.

Numerology can help you:

  • Forecast and plan your future
  • Discover your strengths, challenges, life lessons, and potential
  • Uncover your pre-chosen destiny and life purpose
  • Choose a suitable career – for yourself or your children
  • Plan important life events – ie. marriage, career change, travel, start a family
  • Choose the ideal name after marriage or divorce
  • Choose a business, pet, or product name
  • Choose a baby name or an elective caesarean date
  • Improve your relationships with others
  • Understand your children and become a better parent
  • Improve your self confidence through self understanding
  • Choose the ideal home or business

When combined with the universal Law of Attraction, numerology can help you to reach your highest potential with greater ease. Where numerology will uncover your destiny and life purpose – the Law of Attraction can help you fulfil it!

When you know who you are; why you’re here; where you’re going; and why you think, feel, and behave the way you do, you’re able to stand in your full power, which raises your energy vibration and enables you to improve the circumstances of your life. To me, numerology is so much more than simply predicting the future or choosing the ideal partner, wedding date, or name. It’s the missing piece of the puzzle that will help you live your best life and reach your full potential.

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How to Calculate Your Life Path Number

Your Life Path Number is the most significant number in your numerology chart. It’s the very first number a numerologist will look at to get an understanding of who you are and the kind of life you’ll live. This number reveals the path you’ve chosen to walk in this life and the lessons you’ve chosen to master on your journey. It indicates the kind of life experiences you’ll encounter as you fulfill your destiny and life purpose.

The Life Path Number can be calculated several ways however this is the easiest method of all.

Step 1:

Put a plus sign between each of the individual numbers in your birth date and add across.
Make sure you write the full birth year—that is, 1969 rather than just 69.
Let’s use the birth date March 29, 1969 (3-29-1969), as an example: 3+2+9+1+9+6+9 = 39

Step 2:

Add any double-digits together until you get a single-digit Life Path Number, unless they total 11, 22, or 33, which then becomes an 11/2, 22/4, or 33/6 Life Path Number.
3+9 = 12

Step 3:

Keep adding any double-digits together until you get a single-digit Life Path Number, unless they total 11, 22, or 33, which then becomes an 11/2, 22/4, or 33/6 Life Path Number.

1+2 = 3 Life Path Number

Click on your Life Path Number for a detailed description and suitable career choices

Life Path Number 1 – The Independent Individual

Number 1s are the Independent Individuals and leaders of the world, and their greatest gift is their uniqueness and originality. They’re strong-minded, self-sufficient, and extremely capable; however, they often feel like an outsider or a square peg in a round hole. On the one hand, they want to belong and be a part of the team—yet on the other, they crave to be #1 so they can stand out from the crowd. Once they learn to lead alongside others rather than dominating from above, they make outstanding managers and leaders.

1’s Strengths: Independent, Pioneering, Courageous, Innovative, Original, Self-motivated, Determined, Strong-willed, Creative, Trendsetting,

 1’s Weaknesses: Impatient, Insecure, Egotistical, Self-centered, Controlling, Competitive, Abrupt, Bossy, Opinionated, Aggressive

 Suitable Career Choices: Independent contractor; business owner; manager; team leader; entrepreneur; inventor; consultant; sales, marketing, or advertising professional; print or broadcast journalist; writer; life coach; designer; engineer; musician; actor; entertainer; public speaker; politician; real-estate broker; executive, media professional; financial advisor; creative director.


Life Path Number 2 – The Co-operative Peacemaker

Number 2s are the Cooperative Peacemakers of the world, and their greatest gift is their extraordinary ability to heal people and the environment around them. They’re natural mediators who have a talent for smoothing things over, and their knack for seeing both sides of a situation enables them to arrive at a harmonious outcome for all. Number 2s have big hearts and an enormous capacity to love. They thrive on connection and companionship and will do anything in their power to ensure that everyone feels happy and loved.

 2’s Strengths: Cooperative, Loving, Harmonious, Feminine, Nurturing, Patient, Creative, Affectionate, Intuitive, Supportive

2’s Weaknesses: Critical, Moody, Hypersensitive, Jealous, Lazy, Self-conscious, Indecisive, Co-dependent, Shy, Weak,

 Suitable Career Choices Counselor; healer; nurse; veterinary technician; caregiver; stay-at-home mom or dad; chef; mediator; negotiator; politician; tailor; musician; clairvoyant; artist; writer; social worker; teacher; child-care professional; personal assistant; diplomat; administrator; alternative therapist; physical therapist; nutritionist; hairstylist; makeup artist; bookkeeper; cosmetologist; guidance counsellor; psychologist; massage therapist; event planner.


Life Path Number 3 – The Self Expressive Creative

Number 3s are the artists and creators of the world, and their greatest gift is their ability to uplift and inspire. The childlike 3s are fun loving and young at heart and have a talent for working with children. They’re born entertainers who can light up a room with their smiles. Despite their tendency to criticize and gossip, their charisma is contagious and draws people in like magnets. Number 3s are bubbly, bright, and witty, and have a fabulous sense of humor.

 3’s Strengths: Creative, Optimistic, Humorous, Friendly, Inspirational, Imaginative, Fun, Outgoing, Charismatic, Gifted with words

3’s Weaknesses: Critical, Melodramatic, Dishonest, Disorganized, Scattered, Gossipy, Irresponsible, Superficial, Attention seeking, Conceited

Suitable Career Choices: Entertainer; communications professional; artist; chef; landscaper; designer; actor; musician; dancer; comedian; child-care professional; teacher; writer; publicist; photographer; clairvoyant; healer; jewelry maker; florist; salesperson; shop assistant; color consultant; socialite; architect; bartender; waiter/waitress; graphic/web designer; hairstylist; cosmetologist; makeup artist; life coach; personal trainer; or literary, visual, or performing artist (anything creative).


Life Path Number 4 – The Dedicated Worker

Number 4s are the dedicated hard workers of the world who take their responsibilities seriously. Due to their stable, practical, and reliable natures, they’re often the pillars of the workplace, community, and family. They’re the ones we depend on to keep the rest of us in line. With a tendency to see things as either black or white, 4s have good old-fashioned values and morals and easily know right from wrong. They’re always true to their word and are conscious of doing the honorable thing. If they commit to something, they’ll follow through and won’t let anyone down—unless it’s beyond their control.

4’s Strengths: Hardworking, Practical, Grounded, Stable, Reliable, Conscientious, Organized, Focused, Disciplined, Persistent

4’s Weaknesses Intolerant, Judgmental, Critical, Stubborn, Narrow-minded, Inflexible, Pessimistic, Controlling, Pedantic, Emotionally closed

Suitable Career Choices: CEO; manager; business owner; personal assistant; editor; auditor; bookkeeper; accountant; administrator; de-clutterer; physician; technician; police or military officer; life coach; personal trainer; analyst; landscaper; architect; urban planner; farmer; lawyer; event planner; executive; business consultant; proofreader; teacher; author; building superintendent; construction worker; banking or finance professional.


Life Path Number 5 – The Freedom Loving Adventurer

Number 5s are the Freedom-Loving Adventurers of the world who are always on the move. They enjoy visiting new places, meeting new people, learning new things, and partaking in exciting new experiences. They’re natural-born detectives with curious minds who lead colorful and changeable lives. Even though they’re gifted communicators who love to teach, speak, and promote what interests them, their short attention spans and need for constant mental stimulation can make them easily bored and distracted. They are gifted salespeople, networkers, and teachers who know a little about a lot of things.

5’s Strengths: Adaptable, Magnetic, Progressive, Clever, Multitalented, Resourceful, Courageous, Adventurous, Resilient, Enthusiastic

5’s Weaknesses Prone to addiction, Unreliable, Inclined to exaggerate, Dishonest, Scattered, Irresponsible, Intolerant, Noncommittal, Restless, Inconsistent

Suitable Career Choices: Travel consultant; travel guide; airline worker; event planner; reporter; public speaker; advertising, marketing, or sales consultant; promoter; communications or media professional; detective; teacher; therapist; hairstylist; cosmetologist; writer; sales representative; personal trainer; life coach; publicist; journalist; receptionist; television or radio presenter; hospitality professional (anything to do with people—5s often work in a variety of roles).


Life Path Number 6 – The Responsible Caregiver

Number 6s are the Responsible Caregivers of the world, and their greatest gift is their ability to nurture others with love. They’re natural counselors and solid advisors who go above and beyond the call of duty to offer a helping hand. Relationships are their number one priority, for they are natural parents and providers who dedicate themselves to love. Whether it’s for the sake of romantic love or the love of family, children, or friends, 6s will often sacrifice their own needs to put others first. They are often creatively or musically gifted, or are passionate lovers of music.

6’s Strengths: Generous, Responsible, Nurturing, Loving, Creative, Supportive, Wise, Conscientious, Sympathetic, Dependable

6’s Weaknesses: Self-righteous, Interfering, Critical, Perfectionistic, Bossy, Martyrish, Jealous, Self-critical, Unrealistic, Prone to worry

Suitable Career Choices: Hairstylist; fashion or interior designer; florist; psychiatrist; therapist; teacher; healer; chef, decorator; customer-service representative; nurse; caregiver; alternative therapist; child-care professional; stay-at-home mom or dad; artist; landscaper; color consultant; musician; actor; model; massage therapist; makeup artist; life coach; personal trainer; midwife; doctor or health professional; recruitment consultant; career counsellor; cosmetologist.


Life Path Number 7 - The Contemplative Truth Seeker

Number 7s are the Contemplative Truth Seekers of the world who need quiet time alone to ponder the meaning of life and hone their craft. Whether their alone time is spent meditating, relaxing, thinking, analyzing, studying, reading, gardening, or just puttering around, it is vital to their well-being and helps keep them centered. It’s important that partners and associates of 7s understand this about this number so they don’t take their need for time by themselves personally. They’re not as social and outgoing as the other numbers (unless they’re a 34/7 Life Path; have an outgoing astrology chart; or have other Core Numbers such as 1, 3, and 5). Instead, they’re the scholars, philosophers, and analysts of the world who love to learn and who need their space to “just be.”

7’s Strengths: Independent, Intuitive, Analytical, Intellectual, Deep, Insightful, Inquisitive, Contemplative, Technically oriented, Philosophical

 7’s Weaknesses: Secretive, Untrusting, Pessimistic, Cynical, Emotionally closed, Defensive, Skeptical, Withdrawn, Intolerant, Perfectionistic

Suitable Career Choices: Researcher; analyst; IT consultant; philosopher; psychologist; therapist; inventor; reporter; writer; scientist; engineer; computer programmer; web designer; technical or health consultant; accountant; clairvoyant; healer; spiritual teacher; doctor; travel agent; alternative therapist; physical therapist; nutritionist; explorer; journalist; private investigator; executive; musician; mathematician.


Life Path Number 8 – The Business-Minded Leader

Number 8s are the Business-Minded Leaders of the world who are usually drawn to self-employment or positions of authority. As talented problem solvers, they enjoy the thrill of a challenge and are driven to succeed. Their strength, determination, and vision— combined with their good judgment and practicality—enable them to reach, and often exceed, their goals. When they live by their higher ideals, they can be extremely successful in business. But when they have a negative attitude about life and money, they often struggle financially. If they can overcome their tendency to worry, they have much potential for success.

 8’s Strengths: Organized, Authoritative, Pioneering, Self-motivated, Dependable, Tenacious, Strong, Driven, Fair, Hardworking

 8’s Weaknesses: Workaholic, Egotistical, Domineering, Manipulative, Greedy, Prone to worry, Poverty-conscious, Intolerant, Superficial, Intimidating

 Suitable Career Choices: Business owner; independent contractor; manager; supervisor; team leader; banker; financial analyst; business advisor; real-estate broker; property developer; surgeon; lawyer; politician; executive; administrator; marketing professional; life coach; consultant; project manager. (Some 8s prefer not to work at all, while others work so hard that they’re able to retire early. Occasionally 8s may live off a wealthy partner or family who supports them.)


Life Path Number 9 – The Compassionate Humanitarian

Number 9s are the Compassionate Humanitarians of the world who like to fight for the underdog and make the world a better place. They’re extremely generous, sympathetic, and kind, and they feel the pain of others. It’s not uncommon to see them fighting for a cause or donating their time, attention, or money to the underprivileged, animals, or the environment. Not all 9s are selfless and compassionate, though. In fact, most grow into becoming Compassionate Humanitarians through their life lessons and experiences. Even though a willingness to serve lies deep within them, it takes a complete overcoming of their lower selves to bring it to the surface and have it remain there. They reach their potential when they live by their higher ideals, but it’s up to them whether they choose to do so.

 9’s Strengths: Generous, Creative, Sympathetic, Intuitive, Wise, Compassionate, Multitalented, Passionate, Understanding, Broadminded

 9’s Weaknesses: Intolerant, Impatient, Unforgiving, Aggressive, Temperamental, Intense, Moody, Hypersensitive, Defensive, Dramatic

Suitable Career Choices: Teacher; artist; writer; doctor; nurse; police or military officer; philanthropist; judge; lawyer; actor; health or education professional; politician; alternative therapist; counselor; social worker; activist; humanitarian; HR or recruitment consultant; publicist; public-relations executive; manager; public speaker; environmentalist; clairvoyant; healer; graphic designer; fashion designer; photographer; or literary, performing, or visual artist.


Life Path Number 11/2 – The Inspirational Teacher

Since 11/2 is a higher octave of number 2, also read the 2 description for greater understanding and insight.

Enlightened 11/2s are the Inspirational Teachers of the world, and their greatest gift is their ability to uplift and inspire others. In their quest to attain a higher level of consciousness and reach their full potential, they pass their teachings on to others—to enable them to reach their full potential, too. Master Number 11/2s are the most intuitive of all the numbers, and they combine the individuality, creativity, and leadership of 1 with the sensitivity, intuition, and compassion of 2, to promote peace and raise spiritual awareness on planet Earth. They’re also known as the Spiritual Messengers.

11/2’s Strengths: Inspirational, Uplifting, Charismatic, Creative, Inventive, Compassionate, Intuitive, Illuminating, Insightful, Idealistic

 11/2’s Weaknesses: Intense, Dishonest, Manipulative, Obsessive, Jealous, Possessive, Unrealistic, Self-destructive, Lazy, Egotistical

 Suitable Career Choices: Also see “Suitable Career Choices” for 2 Life Path Number.

Public speaker; motivational speaker; teacher; life coach; psychologist; counsellor; doctor; inventor; athlete; electrician; business owner; entertainer; film/TV actor or director; politician; musician; writer; spiritual or religious leader; public figure; designer; mediator; healer; massage therapist; clairvoyant; alternative therapist; environmentalist; artist.


Life Path Number 22/4 – The Master Builder

Since 22/4 is a higher octave of number 4, also read the 4 description for greater understanding and insight.

Enlightened 22/4s are the Master Builders of the world, and their greatest gift is their ability to turn dreams into reality through practical application. In their quest to attain self-mastery and reach a higher level of consciousness, they’re driven to build, create, or promote something of benefit to the community or humanity as a whole. Master Number 22/4s are here to create or become involved with a project, organization, product, or service that bridges the material and spiritual worlds. Whether this endeavor takes place on a local or international scale doesn’t matter, provided that it seeks to serve the greater good.

 22/4’s Strengths: Visionary, Inventive, Inspirational, Forward-thinking, Dedicated, Focused, Idealistic, Charismatic, Creative, Intuitive

 22/4’s Weaknesses: Controlling, Inflexible, Workaholic, Self-destructive, Awkward, Arrogant, Stubborn, Demanding, Self-righteous, Lazy

 Suitable Career Choices: Also see “Suitable Career Choices” for 4 Life Path Number.

CEO; business owner; manager; politician; diplomat; architect; engineer; inspirational speaker; spiritual leader; government worker or civil servant; social worker; doctor; health or education professional; law-enforcement professional; healer; scientist; inventor; alternative therapist; organization leader.


Life Path Number 33/6 – The Cosmic Parent

Since 33/6 is a higher octave of number 6, also read the 6 description for greater understanding and insight.

Enlightened 33/6s are the Cosmic Parents of the world who raise the vibration of humanity through their service, creativity, and compassion. Even though evolved 33/6s are extremely rare finds, they have the ability to heal the masses with their unconditional love. Whether they bring joy and happiness into the world through a career in service, teaching, healing, or the arts, they’re the champions of the underdog who feel a deep responsibility toward others. Master Number 33/6s are also known as the Masters of Healing Energies.

 33/6’s Strengths: Creative, Joyful, Compassionate, Intuitive, Inspirational, Uplifting, Healing, Loving, Family oriented, Nurturing

 33/6’s Weaknesses: Perfectionistic, Critical, Self-righteous, People-pleasing, Judgmental, Intolerant, Bossy, Self-critical, Interfering, Overachieving

 Suitable Career Choices: Also see “Suitable Career Choices” for 6 Life Path Number.

Entertainer; actor; musician; healer; spiritual teacher; dancer; artist; environmentalist; clairvoyant; public speaker; motivational speaker; hairstylist; designer; decorator; counselor; therapist; doctor or other health professional; chef; caregiver; alternative therapist; child-care professional; school teacher; stay-at-home mom or dad; homemaker; color consultant; literary, visual, or performing artist.