# Numerology: How to Calculate Your Life Path Number

## What is a Life Path Number?

In numerology, your life path number is one of the most important factors. The other two factors include your birth number and name number.

Here is your guide to calculate your life path number.

Life Path Number is also known as destiny number or fortune number.

Your life path number tells what you are and what type of life journey you will have. It tells your positive and negative characteristics, the outline of the opportunities and challenges in your life.

## How to Calculate Your Life Path Number?

As a life path number is a single digit total for all the numbers in your full date of birth, the easiest method of calculating your life path number is to add all the numbers in the date to a single digit number. For example, suppose your full date of birth is 10th December 1985, the calculation is as following:

10.12.1985

=1+0+1+2+1+9+8+5

=27

Now you have again add the numbers in 27 to reduce them in a single digit number. So 27=2+7=9

Thus 9 is your Life Path Number

## Advanced Method of Calculating Life Path Number

However, although adding all the numbers one by one and getting a single digit number is the easiest method of calculating your Life Path Number, it is not recommended. The simple reason is that your full date of birth has three groups, that are Date of Birth, Number of Month and the year, and when you separately convert each group in a single digit number, you can read many other characteristics of that person which is not possible when you use the easy method. See following example:

A person has his Date of birth December 21th 1983. Let us convert it purely in numbers. In numbers, it is 21.12.1983. Now let us convert each group in single digit number separately.

(21=2+1=3) + (12=2+1=3) + (1983=1+9+8+3=21=2+1=3)

So it is 3+3+3 =9, the Life Path Number of that person.

Here we see that the number 3 is repeated in all the three groups. Such repeatation of a specific number or numbers, or appearance of specific numbers has its own meaning. If you calculate the Life Path Number by using the easy method, obviously you will miss advanced reading.

## Do not miss to see if there are Master Numbers

In numerology, 11, 22 and 33 are considered as master numbers. Master numbers have their own characteristics. They are known as spiritual numbers. While calculating a life path number by using simple method, you can miss such master numbers. See this example:

A person has his date of birth March 29th 1980. In numbers it is written as: 28.1.1984. Now if you use simple method for calculating the life path number, it is 2+8+1+1+9+8+4=33=3+3=6. If you use advanced method of calculations, it is: (2+8) + (1) + (1+9+8+4) = (10) + (1) + (22) = 33. Here you see the total is 33, which is a master number, and in advanced reading of numbers, if the total is 11, 22, 33 or 44, it is not reduced to single digit number as the master numbers have their own different characteristics.

Moreover, you see the number 22 as the total of the number of year, which also has a distinct meaning.

I hope you got the right method of calculating the life path number and also you got why this right method you should use. I would like to write more about the life path number in my next articles on numerology.

Thank you for reading.

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## Comments 4 comments

I'm glad you included the second method because I'd forgotten about it. Also when I used it, I found a simple math error I made in my first calculation. I hope you eventially do a hub about what each number means because I've misplaced my book and don't want to have to buy another. Voted up and awesome!

Very interesting; thanks for the lesson

Very interesting. While I do not practice this at all I cannot fail to see the significance. It is most intriguing and information I think is worth knowing. Thanks

Numerology: How to Calculate Your Life Path Number is very interesting I tried mine and worked out correctly.