I got into Numerology in a funny way. It was the year of 2015 and it started with the odd experience of seeing 11:11 on the clock all the time. There was also a weird experience that expanded my curiosity about numbers: I was colouring mandalas in a terrace when I noticed an intermittent car horn honking sound in the distant background. There is nothing strange about cars honking around, but my attention got caught by it because the sound seemed to occur in exact intervals of time. So I did a brief experiment and I started creating timestamps, one for each emerging sound. The result is visible in the picture below.
From 11:15 to 12:00, I registered the same sound every four minutes. At the time I didn’t think about it, but between 11:11 and 11:15 there is also a four-minute interval. What are the odds? If you’re a mathematician, let me know. Anyhow, that’s how I started to wonder more about numbers and their meaning. The Life Path number is just one of the different aspects of numerology that I stumbled upon and which I bring now to you in this blog post.
The Life Path number is calculated with the full birthday date of a person. It is said to be the most important number in a numerology chart as it describes the nature of someone’s life journey and the core of his or her personality. Let’s have my birthdate as an example. I was born in April 11th 1989. This is how my Life Path is calculated:
1+1 (birthday) + 4 (month: April) + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 (year) = ?
Now the Life Path number ranges from 1 to 9. This means that we need to break down the numbers and add them until we end up with a number between one and nine. Continuing with the same example, we have:
2 + 4 + 27 = 6 + 2 + 7 = 15 = 1 + 5 =6
My Life Path number is six. Now what does that mean? According to numerology, a Life Path number 6 represents someone who is nurturing and who has a natural tendency to take care of others. Number six also represents someone who isn’t able to be comfortable while others are suffering. With strong maternal/paternal instincts, people with a six in their life path number value home and family, and they like to make their space comfortable, loving, and safe.
In relationships, they oscillate between being very critical and ‘blind’, meaning that they either have very high standards regarding their relationships or that they may put people in such high pedestals that they even refuse to see their human flaws. Sixes are usually good teachers, caretakers, and compassionate leaders. Self-care is a must for their health and wellbeing.
If you’re also a Life Path number 6, you can read more about it here. To see other Life Path numbers and their meaning, click here. Please, let me know what’s your Life Path number in the comments section – I would also love to know what do you think about numerology as a way to learn more about ourselves.