While most, if not all of us, are familiar with the concept of horoscopes and the zodiac signs, those who study the energy of the Universe agree that there are other ways to understand this incredible force in our lives. One involves the use of an important number called your ‘birth number’.

Your ‘birth number’ or ‘life path number’ is believed to be one of the most important numbers in the study of numerology. It provides insight into your life, your personality, character traits you were born with, and your future, all based on the date of your birth.

If you don’t already know what this number is for you, don’t worry. It’s incredibly easy to calculate. Start by writing down your full birthdate, for example, November 18, 1975. You then need to reduce each of these factors down to a single digit. November is the 11th month of the year. 1+1 = 2. Then look to the day, 1 + 8 = 9. Finally, the year of birth. 1 + 9 + 7 + 5 = 22, continue reducing to one digit 2 + 2 = 4. Then add all these single digit numbers together 2 + 9 + 4 = 15 and reduce it 1 + 5 = 6. If you are born on November 18th, 1975, your birth number would be 6.

Numerologists believe that we are all born with a set of natural gifts, strengths that will help us to succeed in all that we do. The catch is that in order to fully use these gifts to their full advantage, we must first identify and acknowledge those that we possess. Do you know your natural born gifts?

Discover the magical gift you were born with according to your birth number:

Number 1

Born with an incredibly strong will and sense of determination, you likely find yourself falling naturally into roles of leadership in everything that you do. You were born with the gift of influence. You take joy in the ability to lead others, your self-worth largely associated with the number of people who trust in and follow your command. This ability to influence those that you meet can be used both for great good, but also incredible evil, so always stop to reassess your intentions before proceeding with caution. Once others are familiar with your tendency to manipulate, especially if they associate it with bad things, you may lose their trust and fast.

Number 2

You have always been highly sensitive and compassionate, putting the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others before your own. This is due to the fact that you were born with the gift of empathy. You have a natural ability to not only recognize how others are feeling but to truly understand what they are experiencing at that stage in their lives. Follow your heart, as this gift will lead you to bring peace, harmony, and healing to a dark, negative world that needs your caring nature so badly. At the same time, never underestimate the power of karma. If you put love and happiness out into the world, you can expect great rewards in return.

Number 3

Often underestimated, most people who meet you believe that you are nothing more than a dreamer, your head in the clouds. What they don’t realize is that you were born with the gift of manifestation. The process of dreaming and setting goals is only one step in your process, but it’s an incredibly important one. Your dreams, goals, and desires are what motivates you to keep working in this life, and by setting your sights on these intentions, you will ultimately bring them to fruition. If anyone underestimates you, you don’t waste your time arguing or trying to prove yourself. Your success is all the proof you need.

Number 4

In the face of life’s confusion, struggles and challenges, you are the solid force that can’t be broken. Born with the gift of strength and security, you are known for being reliable in all that you do. When you commit to someone, as a romantic relationship, a friend or in a workplace partnership, they can rest assured that you will do everything in your power to ensure that you do not let them down. You have a knack for finding or creating harmony in life, which helps you to overcome the stresses that come your way. Just be careful, with that strength also comes an unwavering stubborn streak that can get you into great trouble.

Number 5

Rather than dedicating all your time and energy to the physical world around you, you are well aware that there is so much more to the universe. This has led you to dedicate your life to your spiritual path, motivated by your gift of spiritual understanding. It’s an often overlooked and underestimated gift, as people focus their attention on material rewards for their efforts, but that doesn’t sway you. You understand that when this life is over, all the material possessions in the world aren’t going to ensure that you transition smoothly into the spiritual realm. You are also aware of the greater cosmic powers at work, rewarding those who work with them towards the bigger picture as opposed to against them for personal gain. Stay true to your beliefs, they will serve you well.

Number 6

When you walk into a room everyone knows, as you instantly brighten the mood and bring happiness to everyone in the area. You are a walking beacon of light, sharing your natural gift of hope during even the darkest times. This isn’t to say that you will never face the darkness, or that you won’t have your own personal struggles. You are as human as the next person, and with that comes challenges to overcome. The difference is that you refuse to let these challenges tear you down. Instead, you use them as motivation to continue forging ahead, bringing happiness and joy to those that you see struggling. You may not be able to fix all the problems in your own life, but to know you brought a smile to just one face is all that it takes to keep you moving forward. Never allow life to put out your light.

Number 7

Blessed with the gift of intuition, you have an uncanny ability to understand every situation and individual you meet at a deeper and more meaningful level. Others may shrug it off as ‘pure dumb luck’, but you know that when you are listening to your gut, it is so much more than that. Your intuition is strong, its messages are clear, and it is rarely wrong. It’s important to note that the more you use this gift and trust in yourself, the stronger it will become. Don’t allow the skepticism of the world to keep you from engaging in it. Trusting in this gift may just bring a ‘miracle’ to those around you in their time of greatest need. Furthermore, it can keep you safe from many of life’s greatest challenges.

Number 8

Far more traditional than many of the other life numbers, you understand the power that comes in respecting those that came before you. You were born with an incredibly strong moral compass, a gift of morality, and it will help you to make your mark in this world. In even the most confusing and overwhelming of situations, you still maintain a clear understanding of right and wrong which is something that most people are unable to say. Don’t discredit how much power that represents. In a dark, negative world where we are so often skeptical about acts of manipulation and control from those that possess power, this gift will help you to maintain a clear, level head. You may choose which battles you believe are worth fighting, but when you stand up for what is right, you stand tall and others can’t help but notice you.

Number 9

While others may be concerned with how to succeed financially, the material possessions they possess or the power that they hold in this life, none of that appeals to you. Born with a gift for creativity, there is nothing you want more than simply to express yourself, and to connect with others through that expression. You may engage in some of the more obvious methods of creative expression, as a musician, artist, painter, or writer, for example. However, you may also manifest this creativity in far less obvious ways. Your ability to think outside of the box allows you to be a skilled problem solver, able to see solutions that others wouldn’t have even considered. For this reason, people often turn to you for advice, seeking your unique perspective in life. While you enjoy helping others in this way, don’t forget to also spend some time focusing on yourself.

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