How To Calculate Your Life Path Number (Complete Guide)

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Hello and welcome to this website. In this article, we’ll go over how to calculate your life path number correctly.

Many individuals come to me and say that they worked out their life path number and that all they did was put their numbers straight across and that’s what you termed the appropriate life path number, but I’m here to tell you that this method produces good results sometimes and not so good results other times. So there’s a correct method to compute the life path number and a wrong way to do it, and you must grasp the difference since the ramifications can be disastrous. So I will give you a few examples of why it’s critical to apply the correct calculating method when determining your life path number. And I imagine a lot of people will be startled to learn that this isn’t their life path number because they used the incorrect life path number calculating method. Let me now demonstrate some examples before explaining what I literally mean. Let’s begin with the first. At first, I will show you the popular or incorrect method.

The Incorrect Method

So, I recently consulted with someone who wanted me to perform a numerology analysis for that individual, and I looked up his date of birth and went to listen to him. He believes he is master number 11 and is approaching me because he was interested in my expertise. But as soon as I saw his date of birth, I realized that he wasn’t a master 11 number. That isn’t to say that he doesn’t have some of the same qualities as a master number, but he also doesn’t have that big huge contract that master numbers have. In this case, his birth date was August 25, 1967. So, there are two methods for calculating a person’s life path number: the incorrect method and the proper method. Show the most popular approach to do it that you’ll find on the internet. As far as I can tell, the quickest, most popular method does not develop subtleties or get to the heart of who you are and what makes you, YOU, and what makes you different, special, and unique. It would help if you understood that you were given this date of birth and that you want to learn the lessons of a lifetime from it, and believe me when I say that it should be as precise as possible.


Now, let’s continue with an example so you can see what I’m trying to say. Okay, the most common method is to add up the numbers in a straight line, as we’ve been told in the past. So, since August is the eighth month, we add 8 + 2 + 5 and then add one, then 9, then 6, then 7. Calculating or simply adding all of the numbers in the date of birth is what we’re doing here. To further break it down, we added 8 + 2 (which comes from the month of August plus two from your day of birth), plus 5 (which is also the day of birth), and then 1 + 9 + 6 + 7 (which is the year of birth). When we add those two numbers together, we get a 38, and when we add those two numbers together that is 3 + 8, we get an 11. That is why this individual believed he was a number 11 master. However, when it is introduced in this manner, the master Number 11 does not apply because it was done incorrectly. Now, let me show you how to do it correctly.

The Correct Method

So we will use August 25th, 1967 as an example. August is the eighth month; hence the number eight equals August. It’s important to remember that it’s a completely unique entity that shouldn’t be mixed with anything else. And it would help if you broke down your month separately. The only time you wouldn’t use a reduced number, in this case, is if the person was born in November, which is the 11th month, so we’d leave it as a whole number 11, or if they were born on the 22nd or 11th day, which we’d leave alone. I repeat, the Elevens and 22s are always left alone.

Now, let’s return to the date of birth. I stated that August equals 8, and that moving forward to the day of birth, which is the 25th day, is reduced to 2 + 5 equals 7. And let me reiterate that this is a number that is maintained distinct from the others. As we get closer to the year of birth, 1967, we’ll add all the numbers straight across, which is 1 + 9 + 6 + 7, giving us the number 23, which we’ll further reduce to 2 + 3 and finally 5 in the end. And, like the other two, we’ll treat this as a distinct entity. The next stage is to combine all of these distinct entities: the eight for August, seven for the day, and five for the year. Similarly, when we add 8 + 7 + 5 straight across, we obtain 20, which needs to be lowered further, resulting in 2 + 0, which becomes 2 in the end. So, in the end, this individual’s life path number is 20/2.

The Incorrect Way VS Correct Way

You might argue that it didn’t make much of a difference because 11, 1 + 1 = 2 and 20, 2 + 0 = 2 both equal 2, so what’s the big deal? And, yes, you are correct, but there is a common thread that runs through both energies. Therefore this specific person’s reading, which I gave him, had many traits parallels to the master number 11. However, the 11 represents someone who has come to work out a double need for humanity’s creativity; however, when it comes to this individual, the number 3 represents creativity, and the eighth represents material gain if you look at it Incorrectly (3+8=11). And the eleventh is all about humanity and spreading the word. When it comes to the correct method, and the answer is 20 or two, the 2 emphasizes learning lessons around partnership, patience, and diplomacy rather than talking about this zero. It’s all about connecting with your intuitive gifts, and this type of person has a crazy amount of intuitive gifts that help them learn different definitions of techniques. As you all know, the numbers 11 and 20 are both equal to two, but you need to know that the 11 has a master contract that they signed before they arrived here, so it’s a bigger ticket with a bigger duty that follows them throughout their lives. Even though both of these numbers equate or reduce to number 2, 11 is still a hefty ticket with more responsibility, I hope you grasp my argument. Ok, now let’s do a quick recap in the steps to calculate the life path number in the correct way.

this image introduces the steps about how to calculate your life path number correctly

Steps To Calculate Your Life Path Number

  1. Take your date of birth
  2. Convert into a numeric form where august is 8, March is 3, and same others
  3. Consider day, month, and year as a separate entities.
  4. Pick the month entity and calculate its number by converting it into numeric if it is 12, make sure to reduce it by adding 1 plus 2 to 3 and if it is 10, do it in a similar way.
  5. If the month is 11 do not reduce it; consider it as a whole.
  6. Add the day of birth together into a number if it becomes 2 digit reduce it in a similar manner into a single digit as shown in step 4.
  7. Make sure not to reduce the 11 or 22, these two numbers are considered as a whole.
  8. Repeat the same step will the year entity add them, if more than one digit, they will be reduced into a single digit by adding them straight across.
  9. Make sure to exclude 11 and 22.
  10. Add all the single-digit of each entity: the day, month, and year.
  11. If again two-digitdigits reduce them into a single by adding straight across.
  12. The following number is your life path number.

Lets look at a couple of more examples to make you understand better:

Example 2

Consider the date of December 14, 1995. So we’ll need a single digit for each section. First, we’ll need a single digit for the month, then the day of the month, and finally the year, and then we’ll add all the single digits together at the end. Because December is the twelfth month of the year, the month’s digit is derived by putting 1 and 2 together, which equals 12.

The day of the month is determined by adding 1 and 4, which equals 5, and the digit for the birth year is determined by adding 1 + 9 + 9 + 5, which is 24. But we won’t stop there because it’s not a single digit, so we’ll combine the two and four to produce a single number, which is 6. We can put these up after we get a single number for each of these sections, which in this case would be 3 + 5 + 6 = 14. We’ll use the same approach to add 1 and 4 to get a single digit, which is 5. So, in this case, and based on this birth date, the life path number is 5. So, this means that according to the meaning of life path number 5 this person possesses a rush of enthusiasm and is a freedom seeker.

Example 3

Let’s say you were born on July 3, 1995, or 7/3/1995. First, combine the year’s digits to reduce it to a single digit. 2+4 = 6, and 1+9+9+9+5 = 24. Because both the month and the day are already single digits in this example, we can now put the two values together to get 16, which is 6 (for the year) + 3 (for the day) + 7 (for the month). Finally, as needed, add those digits together until you get a single digit. We get 7 when we add 1 and 6, which is this person’s preferred life path number.

Example 4

Consider the fact that your birthdate is August 18, 1989. Reduce each component of this date to a single digit to get your Life Path Number. So, The month of August, which is 8, is kept as a single-digit = 8. 1 + 8 = 9 is the result of reducing the date, 18, to 1 + 8 = 9. 1989 is simplified to 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 digits. This adds up to 27. 27 is therefore reduced to 2 + 7 = 9. Then we multiply the shortened month, date, and year numbers together (8 + 9 + 9) to get 26. Finally, we add 2 + 6 to get a total of 8. Your Life Path Number is 8 if you were born on August 18, 1989.


Well, that was it for this article. I hope you got to know a lot about numerology and how to calculate your life path number correctly. If you found this article helpful, please share it with your family and friends. To learn more about numerological readings click here. With that, it’s time for me to go. Till next time, stay safe and thanks for reading.