Life Path Number in Numerology Meanings

Numerology is an Ancient science that has been used to determine the vibration of people, places, and things. Pythagoras is accredited for Numerology in the West but the science predates him. Pythagoras understood that numbers give off a resonance or frequency that can be used to determine a person or object’s innate strengths and weaknesses. This article will serve as a guide to help you recognize qualities about yourself and others that will assist you on your soul journey.

Numbers are a pure force in nature and it is impossible to do much of anything without the use of numbers and counting. What time did you wake up? What is your phone number? What is your address? How much do you weigh? How much money do you have? How old are you? How many children do you have? We can go on and on demonstrating how often we refer to numbers. Everything can be reduced to a single digit number. Everything, including you!

A full Numerology chart consists of 6 numbers; three deriving from your name and three deriving from your date of birth. We will focus on what is called the Life Path number in this article and this will help you with figuring out one of your main missions in this lifetime. First, let’s demonstrate how you determine your Life Path number in Numerology then, we will provide a brief summary of each Life Path.

In summary, the Life Path Number shows us the flow of our lives.  It indicates the general ups-and-downs.

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How to get your Life Path Number

There are truly only nine numbers (1-9). Any compound or multi-digit number can be reduced to a single digit. Numerology is based off single digit numbers with the exception of what are called Master numbers.  

Master numbers are repeating numbers ie. 11, 22, 33 and so on. Numerologists generally accept the Master numbers 11, 22, and 33 and will not reduce these numbers to a single digit. As the name entails, Master numbers are just that, Masters, and harnessing their energy can be challenging in itself and most people never live up to this challenge.

To show how we determine your Life Path number, we will give a couple examples of the simple math that it takes to turn your birth date into a single digit, or Master number.

Example #1: Birth date is 9/11/1977

Add the numbers up until you come to one digit: 9+1+1+1+9+7+7=35 then 3+5=8

The Life Path number is 8 for the date 9/11/1977

Example #2: Birth date is 1/4/1977

Add the numbers up until you come to one digit or master number in this case: 1+4+1+9+7+7=29 then 2+9=11

The Life Path number is 11 for the date 1/4/1977

Please note that 11 is still 2 but it has a higher frequency than the single digit 2. The same is said for 22 (4) and 33 (6). If the Master number ideology is disconcerting, you may reduce it to a single digit. The principle still reigns true.

Life Path Number meanings

Now that we know how to determine a Life Path number, let’s see what each number entails. The following descriptions are not set in stone for each individual. There are other factors that play a part such as your name, the day you were born, personal self-development, culture, and familial upbringing. These descriptions are general and based off the vibration of your Life Path number.

1

1’s are natural born leaders. With the number one beginning our counting system, this makes 1 Life Paths naturally first in many areas of life. They are usually competitive and have a knack at being first. This Life Path is all about independence in mind and actions. They are not afraid of putting themselves out there where others are too cautious. However, there can be a tendency with ones to be self indulgent and selfish.

Element: Fire (dynamic, passionate, aggressive, active, arrogant)​

Planet: Sun

Astrology Sign: Leo

Deities: Heru/Horus & Sekhmet (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)​

Read: Life Path Number 1 in Numerology Meaning

2

2’s are your peacemakers. Number 2 people are naturally good with people and seek to harmonize and balance people, places, and things. They have no problem taking the lead in any situation but, are usually more comfortable in a supporting role. 2 Life Paths are business-minded and love projects that involve others. This is also a very intuitive number and many 2’s are naturally psychic.

Element: Water (intuitive, emotional, nurturing, artistic, passive)​

Planet: Moon​

Astrology Sign: Cancer​

Deities: ​Tehuti/Thoth & Athena (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

Read: Life Path Number 2 in Numerology Meaning

3

3’s are your communicators and motivators. 3 is the number of the child so this Life Path has a youthful approach to life. They have a funny sense of humor and tend to not take life too seriously. These Life Paths have a way with words! Writing, communicating, and self-expression come easy to 3’s. Three people are also highly creative and are attracted to most artistic expressions.

Element: Fire (dynamic, passionate, aggressive, active, arrogant)​​

Planet: Jupiter​

Astrology Sign: Sagittarius & Pisces(formerly)

Deities: Odin & Seshat (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

Read: Life Path Number 3 in Numerology Meaning

4

4’s are your students and teachers. 4’s are very inquisitive and love learning new things. They pay attention to the details! 4’s are very comfortable at home and are also business-minded. It is not uncommon to find 4’s running a home based business. They love structure and foundation and are usually not spontaneous. However, routines can be a downfall for four’s if not balanced with tangible goals and objectives.

Element: Air (intelligent, communicative, airy, flighty, dominant)

Planet: Uranus & Rahu (north node)​

Sign: ​Aquarius 

Deities: ​Hermes & Hathor (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

Read: Life Path Number 4 in Numerology Meaning

5

5’s are your adventurers. 5 people are all about action and getting things done, yesterday. This is the number of the traveler. 5’s love to be on the go and are not comfortable staying in one place for too long and this includes mentally. 5 is a very mental number and these Life Paths have the ability to materialize and actualize what they conceive in their minds. They are very much into leading and leadership roles. Boredom is 5’s Kryptonite so, they like to stay very busy.

Element: Air (intelligent, communicative, airy, flighty, dominant)

Planet: Mercury

Astrology Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Deities: Ganesha & Oshun (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

Read: Life Path Number 5 in Numerology Meaning

6

6’s are your nurturers and parent figures. 6’s are usually very balanced physically and mentally. They have an innate ability to counsel those around them in many areas of life. 6’s are extremely creative and are never at a loss for artistic and creative endeavors. They seek to express themselves in a loving and caring way. On the flip side, these Life Paths can be overbearing with their parenting energy and treat others as if they were their children!

Element: Earth (grounded, practical, dull, methodical, resourceful)

Planet: Venus​

Astrology Sign: Taurus & Libra​

Deities: ​Shango & Lakshmi (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

Read: Life Path Number 6 in Numerology Meaning

7

7’s are your spiritual seekers and investigators. Need to find out about any subject? 7’s are the ones to call! With 7 being a highly mental number, they have no problem with seeking out the depth of any subject. Many 7’s are comfortable being by themselves and have the tendency to be aloof or loners. Seven Life Paths are very psychic and are attracted to metaphysics, spirituality, and occult and religious studies. They absolutely love learning!

Element: Water (intuitive, emotional, nurturing, artistic, passive)​

Planet: Neptune & Ketu (south node)

Sign: Pisces

Deities: Poseidon & Auset/Isis (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

Read: Life Path Number 7 in Numerology Meaning

8

8’s are your business leaders and executives. 8’s are at their best when they are balanced spiritually and physically. They are into manifestation and seek to have physical things along with spiritual enlightenment. 8’s energy is vital and they rarely go unnoticed. 8’s are business savvy and are more comfortable running huge corporations and businesses as opposed to small shops. They have big plans and even bigger ideas.

Element: Earth (grounded, practical, dull, methodical, resourceful)

Planet: Saturn

Astrology Sign: Capricorn & Aquarius(formerly)

Deities: Anubis & Kali (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

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9

9’s are your humanitarians and versatile souls. 9’s at the highest vibration seek to make the world a better place. These are the people who will assist anyone with anything as long as it is for the greater good. With an abundance of life experience, they are comfortable helping people with challenges. 9’s love bringing creative solutions to problems and are attracted to all the arts. For these reasons, 9’s must resist trying to tell everybody what to do.

Element: Fire (dynamic, passionate, aggressive, active, arrogant)​​

Planet: Mars

Astrology Sign: Aries & Scorpio

Deities: Ogun & Durga (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

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11

11 is the number of illumination and magic. 11’s possess all the characteristics of the 2 Life Path but on a higher level. 11’s are extremely psychic and intuitive. There is a natural charm with 11 people. They are usually very popular and excel in whatever they do. 11’s are late bloomers and will find their stride in life in their mid to late thirties. It is not uncommon to find 11’s teaching and counseling after they identify their individual gifts and abilities.

Element: Water (intuitive, emotional, nurturing, artistic, passive)​

Planet: Moon​

Astrology Sign: Cancer​

Deities: ​Tehuti/Thoth & Athena (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

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22

22 is the master builder. 22’s possess all the characteristics of the 4 Life Path but on a higher level. 22’s are intuitive like 11’s and physical-minded like 4’s. 22’s seek to establish businesses and corporations but do not necessarily have to run them, although they can. They have visions for a better world and seek to build that world brick by brick. 22’s have huge dreams and ideas and they also have the capabilities to make their dreams come true. Their life is full of challenges in order to bring their gifts to the surface.

Element: Air (intelligent, communicative, airy, flighty, dominant)

Planet: Uranus & Rahu (north node)​

Sign: ​Aquarius

Deities: ​Hermes & Hathor (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

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33

33 is the master teacher. 33’s possess all the characteristics of the 6 Life Path but on a higher level. 33’s are intuitive like the other Master numbers. 33’s have so much latent potential that it is uncommon for most of them to exercise even a fraction of their incarnated gifts. Many 33’s seek to teach the world everything they know! 33’s know a lot about a lot of things without having to do the knowledge or required studying. They are a vessel for information and creative expressions that most people envy.

Element: Earth (grounded, practical, dull, methodical, resourceful)

Planet: Venus​

Astrology Sign: Taurus & Libra​

Deities: ​Shango & Lakshmi (See Deity Linkage Manual for more)

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