Your day begins with numbers and it ends with numbers. Every moment of your life fixates around these figures and they embrace the potential power to revolutionize your life too. The meaning of numbers is so intensely embedded that a small spotlight on it has the capability to change your life for the better.
In numerology, the fundamental nature of every personality is found in the Life Path number or Birth number. It gives you a hint as to your life purpose and also suggests what challenges, inclinations, and obstacles will come into play throughout your existence.
How To Determine Your Birth Number:
Essentially, reduce each unit of your birth date into a single-digit number.
For example, if you were born on November 21, 1988, you would calculate your Birth number as follows:
Month: November is the 11th month of the year. 11 would reduce to 2 (1+1=2)
Day: The date of birth is 21. 21 reduces to 3 (2+1=3)
Year: The year of birth is 1988. 1988 reduces to 8 (1+9+8+8=26 and reduces again 2+6=8)
Add all of the digits together: 2+3+8= 13 and 1+3=4
The birth number, in this case, is 4.
What exactly does your birth number reveal about you?
1. The Independent
You are a natural leader. You are unique, independent, and desire personal accomplishment. You are a true “alpha,” and naturally take control of things. You are artistic, and you’re at your best under pressure. When there’s a problem to be solved, you thrive. You’re completely genuine and authentic and may work as an inventor or innovator of sorts. You bore of routine quickly and highly detailed tasks are tiresome to you. You’re ambitious and direct, and though you are coy about your successes, people truly attach to you. You’re an amazing conversationalist and can fit into various social settings with ease. On the negative side, while you’re a great leader, you’re sometimes a poor follower. This means that you can struggle to take direction, or truly learn. You have to be able to do both.
2. The Peacemaker
Your strengths are listening and absorbing. You are by all accounts a “fixer,” and a healer. You are a mediator and are very diplomatic. You see both sides of a situation easily and have the incredible ability to reason with people and persuade them to see a different perspective. If you choose to embrace your spiritual side, you are highly intuitive, idealistic, and visionary. Because of your love for balance and perfection, you prefer habit and routine. Your path will be familiar. You are a leader in a spiritual sense, but when it comes to handling workplace politics, drama and major decisions in which one party benefits over another, you will not thrive. You have too much empathy for that. You can also express a lot of nervous energy, often seeming like an extremist – or at least, indecisive – in your preferences. You will have to be careful to not be so hard on yourself, and not to let your emotionality get the best of you.
3. The Inventor
You’re going to see the most success in your life merging these two fields, perhaps doing something like writing, speaking, acting, art or journalism. If you aren’t a particularly “artistic” person, that doesn’t mean your creativity will go to waste. You’re highly optimistic, and an exceptional problem-solver. You are focused on harmony, beauty and living life to it’s fullest potential. You are an expert at connecting with people. You’re known for being warm and friendly, even if you’re introverted. You have an amazing ability to see both sides of a situation and meditate well. You know how to make others feel at home. On the flip side, you can often become reclusive, and appreciate alone time. If you’re feeling hurt, you may hide away from others. It’s difficult for you to admit to your own problems sometimes (though you’re great at solving other people’s). This is because you can’t acknowledge them without letting them bring you down a bit, and it’s something you dislike. You’re an extremely loyal partner, and your big test in this life will mostly be controlling your ups and downs. You need to be working in a place where there’s a lot of cooperation, and give yourself enough space to indulge in your escapist fantasies (travel as much as you can, spend time outdoors). You need to reach for balance in this life – being too optimistic or too critical can both hold you back.
4. The Builder
You have a natural inclination for planning, fixing, and practically applying information. You’re one of the most trustworthy, honest, down-to-Earth people around, and you’re a pro at smoothing out even the most difficult situations. You’re idealistic as much as you are practical, and the marriage of those two things is what really sets you apart from the rest: you have a vision, and you know how to see it through. If you commit to your vision, you’ll be able to achieve things beyond your wildest dreams. Sometimes your willpower can hurt you, though: you need to be certain that your strength isn’t translating into stubbornness. On the downside, you can also come across as narrow-minded, or repressive, even. You need to be mindful of your social tact. Don’t miss the big picture, and remember that not everybody thinks the way you do.
5. The Progressive
You want to see the world evolve into its full potential. You’re big on freedom, justice, humanitarianism, and so on. You’re very skeptical of how ego has taken hold in society, and want to do whatever you can to help dismantle it. You’re adventurous, relaxed, eccentric and advanced in your thinking. You are the most compassionate of all the life path numbers, and the welfare of all others is your ultimate priority. You’re a great communicator and motivator, and you will need these traits to mobilize people to take action. Your work in this life will not be traditional – you deplore agonizing monotony. You will travel often and have many amazing experiences in your life. On the flip side, you will need to be careful about irresponsibility. You can err toward disregarding your obligations, and that will not fare well for you (or anyone) in life.
6. The Nurturer
You are a beacon of truth, righteousness, kindness, personal growth, and domesticity. You have strong parental instincts, and this bleeds out through your entire life. You’re happiest when you’re working to help others and cultivating a comfortable, friendly space. You are big on health, happiness and wellness, and like things to be routine, but fun. You’re idealistic and tend to be a great advice-giver. You are an incredible partner, and when paired with someone who shares and appreciates your natural skills, you can truly thrive. You have an almost supernatural wisdom about you, and will have near psychical levels of insight even at an early age. You are the epitome of an “old soul,” and will be happiest when you have children of your own.
7. The Perfectionist
You’re a perfectionist and a healer. You have the gifts of both analysis and spiritual insight, and that combination makes you a great counselor and guide. You’re emotional, but you’re a thinker, too. You’re a leader, through and through. You prefer to be away from the chaos of modern life, taking to a lot of ritualistic, spiritual practices and lifestyles. You’re a very loyal friend, and you’re super social. The number 7 itself has a lot of spiritual importance, and this will be reflected throughout your life. You use a combination of your experiences and your intuition to guide you, and your biggest challenge will be navigating your emotional extremes.
8. The Hard Worker
You are prone to developing a little bit of workaholism. You’re an excellent leader, as you are practical, grounded, and driven. You are the most career-driven of all the life paths. But you are biggest struggle is that you look for your success in the material world. The more you focus on earning love and validation in places that won’t give it to you (the office, for example) the more your personal life will suffer. You are most concerned with status, even if you don’t realize it. You want to fit into a picture you think is desirable, attractive, etc. This works against you because deep down, you are still a sensitive being. You need to make sure you balance your drive with love and connection. Emotional suppression may be an issue for you, too.
9. The Empath
You’re extremely humanitarian in nature and deeply care about the welfare of others. You have a true compassion for you. Many people with a life path of 9 end up in some kind of philosophical field, as teachers, philosophers, or writers. This makes sense, as you have a commanding presence, but an emotional and intellectual depth as well. It’s very likely that you’ll see a good degree of material success in your life, but that doesn’t matter anywhere near as much as the purpose you feel toward your work. Your only downfall could potentially be a bit of selfishness. Make sure your needs are genuinely being met – you’ll feel less of a need to take.