Life Path Number


Your Life path number is derived from your birth date, and it is the most important number in your numerological chart. Life Path Number describes the nature of your life journey, the road you are traveling. It describes your traits and who you are at birth, and outlines the opportunities, challenges, and lessons you will encounter in this lifetime.


How To Calculate – Life Path Number

You will find that there are a few variations on how some people, and websites, calculate your Life Path number. Most of the time, the results will be the same, however, when we come to the point of determining whether or not your number is a master number, it is then that these methods of calculations differ.

The method used by myself, and on this site, relies on the idea that your Life Path is based on 3 cycles ... and so it is sometimes called the 3 Cycle method. Some also refer to it as the "old" or "traditional" method of calculating your Life Path number, and others refer to it as the true Pythagorean method. For me personally, it is the preferred method, as it is more strict and more selective in determining whether or not someone falls into the category of a master number, resulting in a much more realistic statistical distribution of numbers ranging from 1 to 9, and 11,22, and 33. Using any of the other methods, I have found that there is an abnormal number of people having a master number versus its single digit counterpart.

More importantly, this method is the only one that uses the actual Cycles or Periods in your life to find your Life Path number. It is the only method where the numbers within your numerological chart (Pinnacles, Challenges and Cycles) relate directly to one another and to the Life Path number as well, providing a consistent analysis throughout your entire chart.

The numbers representing your Month, Day, and Year of birth are used to calculate your Pinnacles, Challenges, and are ultimately responsible for each of your 3 Cycles. It is these Cycles that are added together to form your full life cycle … or your Life Path.

I find that the simplest way to explain something is to use examples. If you are not too sure you can double check with my Life Path calculator or feel free to drop me a note below.




Example Calculation 1:
Date of Birth – December, 30, 1989 = 12 / 30 / 1989

3 Cycle Method
[i] (1 + 2) + (3 + 0) + (1 + 9 + 8 + 9) = 3 + 3 + 27 = 3 + 3 + 9 = 15 = 6 (your 3 Cycles are 3, 3, and 9)

Other Methods
[ii] 12 + 30 + 1989 = 2031 = 2 + 0 + 3 + 1 = 6
[iii] 1 + 2 + 3 + 0 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 33/6

From the above example, using the 3 cycle method, you need to reduce each number of your birth date (day, month, and year) separately, into a single digit number, THEN you add the final three numbers together and the result is reduced again to find your life path number.

Each of the 3 numbers ... 3, 3, and 9 in the above example [i] ... represents a cycle or a period in your life. Using other calculation methods, you are not taking into account these 3 cycles, and are also not taking into account master numbers withing the calculations themselves.

Using the other methods [ii] and [iii], our results vary giving us both 33 and a 6, introducing inconsistency and a statistically abnormal number of people having master numbers.

The next examples show how to handle master numbers within the calculations themselves.



Example Calculation 2:
Date of Birth – July, 29, 1964 = 7 / 29 / 1964

3 Cycle Method
[i] 7 + (2 + 9) + (1 + 9 + 6 + 4) = 7 + 11 + 20 = 7 + 11 + 2 = 20 = 2 (your 3 Cycles are 7, 11, and 2)

Other Methods
[ii] 7 + 29 + 1964= 2000 = 2
[iii] 7 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 4 = 38 = 11/2
[iv] 7 + 2 + 2 = 11/2 (if we reduce the day number in the calculation to it's single digit)

Notice in this example ... calculation [i], that I have not reduced the 11 to a 2. This is because 11 is a master number. If at any time in the calculation you encounter a master number (11, 22, or 33) you DO NOT reduce that number any further. Using the other methods we again get varying results, and an abnormally high number of people thinking they have a master number 11 life path.



Example Calculation 3:
Date of Birth – May, 18, 1970 = 5 / 18 / 1970

3 Cycle Method
[i] 5 + (1 + 8 ) + (1 + 9 + 7 + 0) = 5 + 9 + 17 = 5 + 9 + 8 = 22 (your 3 Cycles are 5, 9, and 8 )

Other Methods
[ii] 5 + 18 + 1970 = 1993 = 22
[iii] 5 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 0 = 31 = 4

In this Example 3, we see that using the 3 Cycle method the result is a master number, whereas using the other methods the result can be either a 22 or a 4.



Example Calculation 4:
Date of Birth – November, 29, 1901 = 11 / 29 / 1901

3 Cycle Method
[i] 11 + (2 + 9) + (1 + 9 + 0 + 1) = 11 + 11 + 11 = 33 (your 3 Cycles are 11, 11, and 11)

Other Methods
[ii] 11 + 29 + 1901= 1941 = 15 = 6
[iii] 1 + 1 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 0 + 1 = 24 = 6
[iv] 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 (if we reduced all 11's to their single digits)

Again, our result using the 3 Cycle method gives us a master number 33, while the other methods give us a 6. I chose these examples on purpose ... usually this works out the other way around, where the other methods result in a master number and the 3 cycle method does not (like in Example Calculations 1 and 2).

For those who feel that my preferred method of choice is somehow incorrect ... and this would include mostly those for whom the 3 cycle method does not produce a master number ... let me state that I have myself used the second method in the past exclusively, and it was only after much deliberation that I converted completely to the 3 cycle method, or the TRUE Pythagorean method, as it is most commonly called. It is by far the best method of calculation for your life path number.

If you have any thoughts that go against this, please look through ALL the comments on this page, and on this website as this topic has been discussed previously on several occasions, and the result of those discussions has made my decision ever stronger.

Also keep in mind that most professional numerologists use this method exclusively, and see the other methods as being incorrect. For more information feel free to examine some of the following material:

http://www.thedreamtime.com/category/numerology/ - Bret Simpson

All the readings I provide on my site are based on the work of Hans Decoz, author on this website - http://www.numerology.com/numerology-news/life-path-number

Book by Mathew Goodwin on Amazon.com - Numerology the Complete Guide, Volume I: The Personality Reading

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica Torrey July 25, 2017 at 11:08 am

I am confused as to how to do this with having two master numbers. My date of birth is 11/22/1971. Thank you!!

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seven July 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Hi Monica,
So when trying to figure out your life path number, master numbers are left as is for the calculation, and in your case only the year would be reduced down to a single digit value …
11 + 22 + 9 = 42 = 6

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Jaz July 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me my life path number. My birthday is August 2, 1992. My husband would also like to know his – his birthday is January 20, 1991. Thank you!

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seven July 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Hi Jaz,
Your life path number = 8 + 2 + 3 = 13 = 4
Your husband’s life path = 1 + 2 + 2 = 5

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Sharpest July 19, 2017 at 5:21 am

What’s my life path number. I’m Born 26th of November 1991

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seven July 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

Nov = 11 (master numbers are not reduced within the calculation)
26 = 8
1991 = 20 = 2
Your life path number = 11 + 8 + 2 = 21 = 3

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Rohit mahajan July 8, 2017 at 8:21 pm

What is my life path number.. 27-august-1994

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seven July 8, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Hi Rohit,
Aug = 8
27 = 9
1994 = 23 = 5
Your life path = 8 + 9 + 5 = 22/4

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Amanda Williams July 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm

My birthday is April 4,1992 can u telle my life path number and what it means, please?

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seven July 8, 2017 at 8:44 am

Hi Amanda, your life path number = 4 + 4 + 3 = 11/2 … http://www.seventhlifepath.com/numerology/life-path-number-11/

For a much more in-depth analysis, We also offer free readings at the following page – http://www.seventhlifepath.com/numerology-personality-reading/

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Neter July 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

Hi, my birthday is August 27, 1983.

And my calculation is; 8+2+7+1+9+8+3=38.
I expect my LifePath to be 3+8=11. Is this correct? When I used your calculator, it says 2.

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seven July 5, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Hi Neter, using the Pythagorean method of calculation …
Aug = 8
27 = 9
1983 = 21 = 3
Your life path number = 8 + 9 + 3 = 20/2 … more information can be found here – http://www.seventhlifepath.com/how-to-calculate-your-life-path-number/

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p. sowjanya July 5, 2017 at 1:40 am

My B-Day 22/01/1996 tell me my number?

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seven July 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Your life path number = 22 + 1 + 7 = 30 = 3

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Gillian June 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Hey ☺️ My birthday is August 21, 1993. Does that make me a 33 or 6? Thank you!

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seven June 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

Hi Gillian, the most correct way to say it is that you are a 6 with your higher vibration, or potential, being master number 33. That is why your life path number is most often written down as 33/6

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Paul June 20, 2017 at 6:55 am

Did you write the program for the Life Calculator and do the entire website and social media links all this yourself? If not, who wrote the program?

Nice work!

Paul

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Megan June 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Hi! My birthday is 3.18.1992, I think I am a 33/6? Is this considered a master number? Thank you!

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seven June 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Hi Megan, 33 is considered a master number, however, in your case using the Pythagorean method (http://www.seventhlifepath.com/how-to-calculate-your-life-path-number/) …

3 = 3
18 = 9
1992 = 21 = 3
Life path number = 3 + 9 + 3 = 15/6

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Jessica June 19, 2017 at 4:50 am

Mine: 4/18/1981
My boyfriend: 1/8/1982
Awesome site.. Thank you.

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seven June 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Hi Jessica,

Your life path 4/18/1981 = 4 + 9 + 1 = 14/5
Your boyfriend’s life path 1/8/1982 = 1 + 8 + 2 = 11/2

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Suz June 18, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Hi seven, my birthdate is July 2,1963. I think my numbers are 7, 2, 1. Could you please confirm if that is correct? Is there a single guiding number in there? Thank you so much.

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seven June 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Hi Suz, that is correct, and so your life path number = 7 + 2 + 1 = 10 = 1 … http://www.seventhlifepath.com/numerology/life-path-number-1/

We also offer free numerology readings at the following page if you are interested in a more in-depth analysis – http://www.seventhlifepath.com/numerology-personality-reading/. Unfortunately the free service is not available at the moment until next week, but normally it takes about 2 to 4 days to get your free reading.

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Panda June 16, 2017 at 4:26 pm

December 16 1990, what is my number? Thanks!

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seven July 19, 2017 at 7:39 am

Dec = 12 = 3
1 = 7
1990 = 19 = 10 = 1
Your life path = 3 + 7 + 1 = 11/2

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Olga June 16, 2017 at 9:06 am

My birthday is 04/22/1980. Do I end up with 44, 44/8 or 8?
Thank you

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seven June 17, 2017 at 9:37 am

Your life path number = 4 + 22 + 9 = 35/8

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JEAN June 16, 2017 at 3:06 am

hi whats my number, 22109.1989

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Shalyn June 9, 2017 at 3:19 am

My birthday May 30,1991. What is my on number?

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seven June 12, 2017 at 7:23 am

Hi Shalyn,
May = 5
30 = 3
1991 = 20 = 2
Your life path number = 5 + 3 + 2 = 10 = 1

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ushanth June 9, 2017 at 2:53 am

Whats my lucky number and life path number for nov 7 1991

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seven June 12, 2017 at 7:22 am

Your life path number = 11 + 7 + 2 = 20 = 2

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Justin June 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

What’s my number for 05/07/1987?

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seven June 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm

that would be 5 + 7 + 7 = 19 = 10 = 1

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Joseph June 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

my date of birth is 24th May 1994 can you tell me my life path number?

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seven June 7, 2017 at 9:28 am

Hi Joseph,
May = 5
24 = 6
1994 = 23 = 5
Your life path number = 5 + 6 + 5 = 16 = 7

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Alicja June 5, 2017 at 6:21 am

Hey, could you tell me my number? Date of birth: 17.11.1990 thanks

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seven June 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Hi Alicja,
17 = 8
11 stays 11 as it is a master number and is not reduced to a 2 within the calculation
1990 = 19 = 10 = 1
Your life path number = 8 + 11 + 1 = 20 = 2

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You Eng May 8, 2017 at 2:15 am

My birthday April 17,1974. What is my on number

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seven May 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

April = 4
17 = 8
1974 = 21 = 3
Your life path number = 4 + 8 + 3 = 15 = 6

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