Discover Your Life Path Number

life path number

In both Astrology and Numerology, your birth date is significant in determining parts of your destiny.

In Astrology you look towards the planets for answers, but in Numerology you use the numbers of your birthdate to determine your Life Path Number.

This number is believed to hold clues as to part of your purpose in this lifetime and what lessons and experiences you are likely to fulfill.

Here is how to determine your Life Path Number:

Begin by converting your birthdate into single digits. So for example, if you are born on August 20, 1980 you would do this:

Month: 8 (August is the 8th month)

Day: 2+0 =2

Year: 1+9+8+0= 18 (Keep reducing this number to a single digit)


Then you would add these three numbers together:

8+2+9= 19


Again, reduce this number further till it is a number between 1-9



This would give you a Life Path Number of 1.

The only time you would not reduce the numbers down is if you get a 11, 22 or 33 at any step along the way. This is because these are known as Master or Power Numbers.

For example, my birthdate is 29th December 1988

Month: 1+2=3

Day: 2+9= 11 (This is a Master number so it doesn’t need to be reduced to a single digit)

Year: 1+9+8+8=26


If I add these together 3+11+8=22

My Life Path Number would be 22. (Again, this number does not have to be reduced to a single digit as it is a Master Number).

Here is what your Life Path Number Means:

Life Path Number 1

You are a born leader, motivator and inspiration to those around you. You are ambitious and are often a well respected, especially in your career. You are best suited to learning on your own and from experience. You are also innovative and entrepreneurial and would rather forge your own path than follow someone else’s. You are likely to be very prosperous in this life because of your keen leadership abilities. You have a great strength and the power to overcome most obstacles. At times you can be overly sensitive and you can take criticism quite harshly. You do not like being told what to do and at times you can be selfish or controlling. You are destined for great success in this life. It is time for you to step into your role as a leader and to forge the path ahead. Follow your heart and know that you will always be guided when you take the reigns and step into your true power.

Life Path Number 2

You are a born companion, best friend and employee. Life will always be easier for you when you are following in the footsteps of those before you. This is because you learn best from other people and their mistakes and triumphs. You are a born peace-keeper and struggle through disagreements or conflict of any kind. You are very thoughtful and conscientious and it is likely that you will always have many friends. You love being in a relationship or having a ‘partner in crime’. You are a gentle soul and are always able to see others points of view. You forgive easily and are often the first one to compromise or sacrifice something. At times you can be a ‘people pleaser’ and give too much of yourself away. You have a strong desire to be loved and accepted and this can sometimes lead you astray. You are destined to help support and guide others using your diplomatic and open minded approach. You are an excellent friend, mentor and support to those in need. Ask yourself where you can be most of service and then follow your heart to the answer.

Life Path Number 3

You are a creative and self-expressive soul with a strong ability to communicate and socialize. People are often drawn to your charismatic nature and always have fun in your company. You are extremely intelligent and have the ability to almost see through the minds of others. You are knowledgeable about a lot of things and often have talents in multiple areas. You are enthusiastic at heart and thrive when you are able to express yourself. You are also emotionally sensitive and enjoy being attached to others. At times however, you can be too clingy and lose your independence. You can also err on the side of forgetfulness or carelessness and those around you may be frustrated by your flighty nature. You are destined to use your communicative skills and quick-wit to forge your path in this life. You long to express yourself and through this expression you are able to help and guide others. You thrive when surrounded by friends and family and you find life easiest when you go with the flow and allow your heart to lead you.

Life Path Number 4

You are strong, logical and are a foundational support for others. You are also analytical, detail orientated and observant to those around you. You are extremely driven and often have the strength and energy to continue ahead long after others have given up. You are calm, centered and always have a logical and practical response for everything that you do. You are very goal orientated so having a plan of attack will always hold you in good stead. You are likely to be very prosperous in this life as not only are you intelligent, but you are also responsible and conservative with material possessions. You can be stubborn at times and can be prone to workaholic tendencies. You also may take on more burdens than necessary, especially when it comes to your friends and family. You are known to be reliable and if you don’t hold your boundaries in place, people can take advantage of you. You have the knack of tacking a creative idea and turning it into a reality. At times you can be narrow minded and limited in your thinking and beliefs. You are destined to bring order and structure to your life and the lives of those around you. You are also grounded and dependable. You have the gift of being able to take ideas and give them ‘roots’ or legs to stand on.

Life Path Number 5

You thrive on freedom and adventure and always seem to have enough energy. You are naturally intelligent and optimistic as you are curious by nature and love to observe others. You are a chameleon of sorts and can fit yourself comfortably into any situation or event. You make friends easily and you love to travel or spend time outdoors. You are a strong individual and have the ability to find your way around difficult situations in life. You may find that in life you are constantly on the move or you never truly stay settled for a long period of time. At times you can lack consistency and can be irresponsible. You are also known for making impulsive decisions that can sometimes lead you astray. You do well in creative and imaginative fields and love learning about new cultures. You are destined to be adaptive and to go with the flow of life, rather than trying to ride against it. You are an explorer at heart and thrive from trying new things and opening yourself up to new experiences. You must learn to trust yourself and go in the direction of your calling. Because of your adaptable nature you are likely to change careers and directions often- learn to accept this and go with the wind.

Life Path Number 6

You are driven by your family and have a strong sense of justice. You are a natural mediator and have the ability to see both sides. You are often the go to person during disagreements and you know exactly the right thing to say at the right time. You crave peace and harmony in your home environment and can feel out of sorts or threatened if otherwise. You always aim to make those around you happy and your are known for being self-less and very giving. You are knowledgeable and tend to learn best from experience. You are also very creative and may also have a fascination with history or collectibles. You tend to take on a lot of responsibilities within the home and family and it is often your top priority to ensure they are all ok. You are a natural humanitarian and would make an excellent care giver. At times you can be obsessive and a hypochondriac. You may also have a hard time letting go of the past and forgiving those who betrayed you. You are destined to support and encourage others using your genuine and natural caregiving abilities. While you tend to shy away from the world, know that you hold a great power and strength to achieve your desires. You are an expressive and nurturing soul and will always feel guided when you are connected to this energy.

Life Path Number 7

You are a deep thinker and an introvert. You are not afraid to dig deep to uncover the truth however, you rarely talk about your findings. While you are quiet, you are also highly observant and rarely take what others say to heart. You like to do your own research and find it hard to trust others. While you have the natural ability to delve deep into your subconscious, you can struggle to let things go and may find it challenging to forgive others. You are philosophical in nature and are often guided to help others who are struggling. You may also have psychic or strong intuitive gifts, or a natural healing ability. Some people may not understand you, but those who do love to be in your company. You often have very strong friendships and may even feel a past life connection to others. You are approachable, understanding and love to work in a creative field. Any obstacles on your path are usually solved using your philosophical or intuitive nature. At times you can be too dreamy or out of touch with reality. Others may interpret your introverted nature as being rude or cold. You can also be indecisive and are prone to anxiety. You are destined to learn through your intuitive awareness. You are a natural soul seeker and crave a deeper understanding to life. You will find solace and ease in life when you look within and explore things beneath the surface.

Life Path Number 8

You are born with the gifts of prosperity and power. You have a strong and keen ability to get ahead in life and when you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything. You thrive on prosperity and success, especially in your career. You are also highly instinctual and when you use this ability, everything seems to fall into place. You have an understanding of both the material and spiritual world. You are also very charitable and love to give back. You are productive, agile and are very sympathetic to those around you. You are courageous and rarely allow fear to stand in your way. At times you can be stubborn and when out of balance, you can also use your power to control and manipulate. You are highly disciplined and expect others to be the same. You are destined to step into a power position in this life time, but with great power comes great responsibility. You are gifted with the ability to step into a power role and to be prosperous because of it. Learning to balance the material and spiritual world will be a challenge for you, but through finding this balance you achieve personal satisfaction and harmony.

Life Path Number 9

You are sensitive to others and your surroundings. You love being in nature and surrounded by beautiful or creative things. You are also highly intuitive and may have the ability to sense what others are thinking and feeling. You are drawn to the esoteric sides of life and crave a deeper understanding of the world around you. You can be dismissive of the material life and are drawn to explore and move with the flow of the Universe. You are a romantic at heart and can sometimes lose yourself in your relationships. Because you are sensitive to others, your emotions can be up and down and at times, you may feel overwhelmed or even depressed. You are caring at heart and are always there to help if needed however, you are an independent soul and may not always be there when needed. You can be easily deceived however, you are always protected and you may find that you float through life’s challenges. You are destined to lead a deep and at times, challenging life. Through these challenges however, you will always feel guided and protected. You are powerful at your core but shy away from material possessions. You are a compassionate and intuitive soul.

Master or Power Numbers

These indicate greater challenges in life but also greater rewards.

Life Path Number 11

You are a spiritual messenger in this life time and are destined to discover and tap into the deeper parts of your soul. At times you can be difficult to understand and you may have a hard time communicating with others. You are highly ambitious and are driven by your goals and dreams. You are independent and rarely take the guidance or advice of others. You are brave and positive but underneath it all, you are very sensitive. At times your self-doubt can get the better of you, but eventually, in your own time you come around. In fact, you can be very headstrong and can sometimes close yourself off to the signs and guidance around you. You have a hard time dealing with failure and are prone to depression and stress. There may be a strong need for partnership in this life, and when not in a relationship feelings of loneliness could ensue. You are destined to deliver a spiritual message in this lifetime through being yourself and aligning with your purpose. You may feel a struggle between your ambitions and your doubts, but by developing your confidence this can be appeased. You have a strong intuition and ability to create and invent. You are fated to walk a courageous path in this lifetime, so step up to the plate and see where the road will take you.

Life Path Number 22

You are a builder and architect of the Universe. You have a strong potential to implement your ideas and turn your dreams into a bigger reality. You are also blessed with a strong intuition but also a practical sensibility. This allows you to not only dream big but also lay down the foundations to making it a reality. Life may tend to throw you situations in the extreme, but know that you have the strength and courage to construct a solution. You have a natural ability to cooperate and understand others and you are definitely a mediator and peacekeeper at heart. At times however, you can struggle to allow others to help you and you may also find that you make ignorant or hasty decisions. You are destined to take your goals and dreams and turn them into actions that will help better the world. You are a global visionary and working alongside others, you can create whatever you desire.

Life Path Number 33

You are a master teacher with an analytical mind and keen sense of intuition. You are gifted with the ability of being able to teach and guide others using your own principles and way of thinking. You are an extremely generous soul and are tapped into the emotions and feelings of others. You have a strong sense of justice and have a genuine care and concern for those less fortunate. You are a strong leader and love to create your own path, not just for your own success but for the success of those around you as well. Your biggest challenges are in focusing on your emotions and your own path, instead of being attached to others and trying to help them. They also need to learn that they can’t be everything to everyone. Your lesson will be in learning how to balance your emotions, the material world and the spiritual world. You are destined to help inspire and teach others on a huge global scale. Your energy is strong and works on a Universal level, this means that your teachings have the power to effect many people for generations to come. You need to protect and strengthen your energy and focus on your own emotional health.


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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.