your life path - the long and winding road
Do you know what your life lessons are and what you came here to learn in this lifetime? Using numerology, you can find out by knowing your Life Path number.
1 2 3 4 / 5 Life Path
The Life Path Number is the 5th number out of 5 core numbers in a numerology chart. Your Life Path number is very important as it is one of the most significant numbers in your chart. It represents a number of things. First of all it is the path that you are traveling and one that you have chosen to walk on, tread on, jog on, march on, traipse on, schlepp on or run on. Secondly, it is the biggest adventure of your life. It’s a long, wandering and eventful journey that represents the opportunities you have at your disposal as well as the challenges and the lessons you came here to learn and overcome. And lastly, it reveals certain qualities about you and the fundamental traits that will always be a part of who you are. Your Life Path is, for all intents and purposes, the Journey of your life. Your LIfe Path is about finding your place in the world and connecting with yourself through personal experiences and the pursuits that keep your spirit, passions and vitality alive and you brimming with vim and vigor. When you are on your Life Path, you are connected to your higher self and doing what you agreed to do and learn. It’s a road map and your guide to personal success and happiness.
Calculating Your Life Path Number
To calculate your life path, begin by adding up the reduced numbers of your birth month, day of your birth and the year of your birth. Please note that the exception to this rule is with Master Numbers 11 and 22. So birthdays in November (the 11th month) or birthdays on the 11th or 22nd, or sum totals of numbers 11 or 22 are not converted to single digits.
Example 1: birthday on 3-11-2002
3 + 11 + 4 = 18
1 + 8 = 9
This birth date is a 9 Life Path
Example 2: birthday on 3-31-1948
3 + 4 + 22 = 29
2 + 9 = 11
This birth date is an 11 Life Path
Example 3: birthday on 7-18-1950
7 + 9 + 6 = 22
This birth date is a 22 Life Path
The Master Number Life Path 11 or 22
Master numbers resonate to a higher vibration or frequency and have special status in numerology because they hold more potential for the person who have master numbers in their numerology birth chart. That being said, both numbers are taken into consideration with either a 11/2 or 22/4 Life Path. Therefore both the single and double-digit numbers can be read for further delineation.
What’s Your Life Path?
The 1 Life Path entered this life plane to initiate and to be large and in charge! You are the leader. You are very individualistic and both desire and demand your independence. The need for personal attainment gets you where you want to be. Your challenge is not to overtake or step on others in your quest for attainment in your drive for self-actualization.
The 2 Life Path entered this life plane to learn the art of cooperation and diplomacy! You are the peacemaker and the fixer. You are the mediator with diplomatic qualities. You prefer gentle persuasion rather than all-out brute force! Your challenge in life is to not let others overpower you and to learn how to stand up for yourself.
The 3 Life Path entered this life plane to communicate and create. You have a strong sense of creativity and are an artist at heart. You are a social butterfly and love parties or any kind of social activity. Your challenge in life is not to scatter your energies and to focus, focus, focus. Also it’s important not to let your emotions overcome and take over when you are hurt by sarcastic or negative comments.
The 4 Life Path entered this life plane to learn to be practical and solid. You are the pillar of society. The problem solver and the natural genius for planning, fixing or building. You are extremely trustworthy and down-to-earth! Your challenge in life is to be more flexible and to be less rigid and stuck in conventional thinking.
The 5 Life Path entered this life plan to motivate others and experience freedom. You are witty, adventurous and resourceful. You love to travel, and are the great explorer, but can be a bit of a wanderer. The key to your success is a license to do as you desire – within reason. Your challenge is to learn to reign in your restless energy, be more content and control impulsive tendencies.
The 6 Life Path entered this life plane to learn responsibility! You are the healer, the nurturer and the guidepost for protection and healing. You are the ultimate parent, friend or lover. You came in with a desire for a domestic role in this lifetime with a need to take care of those you are responsible for. Your challenge though, is not to be a doormat and taken advantage of, or to interfere in the lives of others. Know your limits and boundaries.
The 7 Life Path entered this life plane to seek Knowledge! You are the seeker of faith and you have the gift to analyze situations very quickly and accurately. You are fascinated with the mysteries of life, including both spiritual and religious doctrines. Your challenge in life is not to shut yourself off from others or to isolate, but to learn to let others in so they can know and understand you. Strive to be less pessimistic and secretive.
The 8 Life Path entered this life plane to learn to handle money, financial issues, authority and power. You came here to learn the art of business and the handling of your financial affairs. You know how to direct and coordinate any kind of business endeavor and most certainly know how to control and take command of any situation. Your challenge is to learn to be more patient, and learn to listen to others without being overbearing and intolerant.
The 9 Life Path entered this life plane to be more understanding and compassionate of others! You are the humanitarian who came here to help those less fortunate. You do possess an abundance of strong feelings for those who are in need, coupled with a strong sense of compassion and generosity. Your strength is through service to others. Your challenge is to see the bigger picture and to learn that giving is satisfying and selflessness is a virtue. It’s also learning to strike a balance between giving and receiving.
The 11 Life Path entered this life plane to be inspirational. You are like a light bulb illuminating others and all things in your wake. You must realize and live up to the full potential that the 11 Life Path affords by recognizing your healing and perceptive capabilities. The challenge is, that since you are so sensitive and have psychic abilities, there is a tendency to be over-sensitive. You must learn to stay calm, centered and balanced during times of stress. Recognize and honor your nervous energy but reign in your tendency to go out of control with your emotions.
The 22 Life Path entered this life plane a born genius and an advanced soul. You are a powerful force and have the ability to achieve things on a grand scale and the term master builder is often attached to the traits of a 22 life path which is an intense vibration. You have a heightened sense of awareness of what is right and wrong in the world and want to share your gifts of compassion, insights and hope with others. Your challenge is to recognize this potential within you and balance your inner needs with your outer needs. It’s the Universal Law of “As within, so without.” Love yourself, love the world.
“God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well”
Kathleen Lamoureux is an intuitive numerologist, author, life coach and wellness professional in the San Francisco Bay area. Kathleen reads and interprets the numbers from her client's Numerology Chart so that they will understand themselves through the power and energy of their Soul Print Numbers derived from the birth name and date of birth.
She has had the pleasure of doing hundreds of numerology readings over the last 16 years evaluating numerology charts for entrepreneurs, business owners and couples. Kathleen's gift is to help her clients discover themselves through their numbers to manifest success in key areas of importance such as love, relationships, business goals and career paths... read more
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