Build Your Own Numerology Chart, Part I
THE LIFE PATH
In this section, we show you how to calculate your own numbers - just take it step-by-step. Calculations are almost completely eliminated, but you should be ready to make the occasional note. We start with the numbers derived from your date of birth.
All numbers based on your date of birth reflect influences and events related to the momentum or Path of Your Life. Think of their effect as similar to the weather and the landscape you travel through. The influences you encounter are enormously important; in fact, your Life Path number is the most important number in your chart. And yet, the power of these numbers is felt mainly “externally” — and most of them affect you only for varying periods in your life (Cycles) or are overcome after you reach a certain age (Challenges). Even your Life Path number is a cycle; it is the longest cycle of your life.
Excerpt from the book Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self
YOUR DATE OF BIRTH - A DOORWAY IN TIME
We don't do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are — that is the fact.
Jean Paul Sartre
If ever there was a moment of total transformation, it was the moment of your birth. In that instant, you stepped through a door in time into a new reality - the reality of human life. You left behind the memory of what was before, and entered the physical realm in the purest condition: untouched by this world; not yet influenced; not yet inhibited; and free of concepts expectations, judgments, and self-consciousness. (Small wonder that everybody around you instantly fell in love with you!)
Your life is indeed like a play. Birth is the raising of the curtain; death the curtain's descent. The play has evolved through various stages of preparation, but does not really begin until you are born. When all the players go on stage, they have been prepared for their parts. Their characters are outlined, and the stage is set. At the moment the curtain is raised, the play itself exists as a potential within the characters, the director, the musicians, and the audience.
In the same way, the moment of your birth provides that broad outline for your life. Your entire life exists as a potential that has been prepared for. You have ultimate freedom to do with your life as you like: To fulfill its potential completely, or to make some smaller version of yourself. It all depends upon your effort and commitment. You make the decisions to fulfill, to whatever extent, the potential life that exists within you. That is your choice. In this sense, the possible you is implicit during the moment of your birth.
The Life Path number
The most important number in your numerology chart is based on the date of your birth, the moment when the curtain goes up in your life. This number is called the Life Path number. It can be compared to the plot of a potential play. The Life Path number gives us a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons we will encounter in this lifetime.
End of excerpt
The Life Path, as is the case with all numbers derived from your date of birth, has to do with the momentum, the direction, of your life. The Life Path is a cycle.
Food for thought
This age-old method is founded on the concept that your Life Path is based on your three Period Cycles. Therefore, in order to calculate your Life Path number, you actually calculate your Period Cycles first. Your three Period Cycles are based on your month, day, and year of birth, and represent the early, middle, and later part of your life respectively. Your complete life's cycle - your Life Path - has all the attributes reflected in the Life Path's number. However, the Life Path is also influenced by the properties and traits revealed in each of these Period Cycles.
How to Find Your Life Path number
First, we reduce each unit (month/day/year) of the birth date to a single-digit or a Master number. Next we add each of the resulting digits (or Master numbers) together and reduce the total again to a single-digit.
Example: October 12, 1936.
October is the 10th month. Reduce 10 to a single-digit. 1 + 0 = 1
The day of birth is 12. We reduce 12 to 3 (1 + 2 = 3)
The year of birth is 1936. We reduce 1936 to 1 + 9 + 3 + 6 = 19. 1 + 9 = 10. 1 + 0 = 1. The year 1936 reduces to 1.
We now add the resulting single digits.
month = 1, day = 3, year = 1. Total is 5
The Life Path number is 5.
Another example: November 22, 1911
November is the 11th month. The 11 is a Master number and is not reduced.
The 22nd day is also a Master number: 22.
The year 1911 reduces to 12, which reduces to 3.
month = 11
day = 22
year = 3
total = 36
We reduce 36 to 9. The Life Path is 9.
Learn Numerology As You Go
Numbers derived from your date of birth
- Life Path number
- Your Birth Day number
- Your Challenges
- Your Pinnacle Cycles
- Your Period Cycles
- Your Personal Year Cycles
Numbers derived from your name
- Your Expression number
- Your Heart's Desire number
- Your Personality number
- Your Karmic Lessons
- Your Hidden Passion
- Your Balance number
- Your Subconscious Self
- Your Cornerstone, Capstone, and First Vowel
Texts (sometimes truncated) for:
- Life Path
- Birth Day numbers
- Period Cycles
- Personal Year cycles
- Expression numbers
- Heart's Desire numbers
- Personality numbers
- Karmic Lessons
- Hidden Passion numbers
- Balance Numbers
- Suconscious Self numbers
- Special Letters (Cornerstone, Capstone, First Vowel)