What Is My Life Path Number?
Do you have a lucky number? Or maybe you always make a wish on 11:11? People who believe in the significance of numbers practice numerology. Like astrology, numerology suggests that the numbers that make up your full birth date hold their own vibration that determines your life and personality. A life path number is a principle of numerology that people have studied as far back as 500 B.C.! Each number has its own meaning, and the integer(s) that represent your life path number, along with whether it is a single-digit number or a double-digit number, will give you all the answers you need about life’s greater purpose.
Your life path number is a way to better understand yourself and your purpose in life. If you’ve ever felt confused about the direction you should take your career, how to better your relationships, or how to make the most out of your life, calculating your life path is a great place to start.
One way to calculate your life path number is by following a simple equation. You don’t need special tools or equipment — maybe a calculator if math isn’t your forte. The life path number is calculated by adding up the number associated with your birth month, birth day, and birth year. Then, you continue adding the numbers together until you’re down to a single integer (or 11, 22, or 33, but we’ll get to that later). For example, May 26, 1995, would be calculated as follows: May (fifth month of the year) = 5 + 26 (birthdate) + 1995 (birth year). The total is 2026, but then you add each integer of that number together: 2 + 0 + 2 + 6 = 10. Then, lastly, you add 1 + 0 together to get your final life path number: 1.
The numbers 11, 22, and 33 do not get added together. If you calculate your life path number and end up with one of these numbers, consider yourself extra special! These are considered master numbers. People with master number life path numbers are thought to hold great power, as these numbers are associated with a higher spiritual purpose.
While the life path number can be calculated using the formula or a life path number calculator, you can also take our quiz to see which life path number most resonates with you and if it matches your calculated number!