Your Life Path – Do it Yourself Calculations

Be sure you have read and understand Section I of this numerology guide before proceeding to the calculations.

This section of our guide will teach you how to calculate the Life Path. In numerology, the Life Path number shows us the natural talents and abilities that we were born with and what we have the innate ability to achieve – often without training. This number is the most important number in your numerology chart. It indicates what you are now or were born with, while your destiny number indicates what you must strive to become.

You will find as you delve deeper into Numerology that different numerologists may use different names to refer to the same calculation. For instance, your life path may also be refered to as birth path or birth force. Regardless of the name used for this number, the way it applies to your life remains the same.

The Life Path is calculated by adding the month, day and year of your birth.

We would caculate his life path as follows:

8 + 1 + 2 +1+ 9 = 6 + 8 = 35

again, because we can’t have a double digit number, we reduce the sum of these numbers by adding the two numbers in 35, which gives us:

3 + 5 = 8

This means that John’s life path number is an 8.

Exercise

Calculate the life path for the following dates:

a. August 7, 1975

b. May 1, 1954

c. June 8, 1966