The Life Path Number or the Life Path is the sum of the birth date. This number represents who you are at birth and the native traits that you will carry with you through life. The most important number that will be discussed here is your Life Path number.

The Life Path describes the nature of this journey through life. The Life Path number is established from the date of birth. First, convert the month to a single number or a master number (November stays 11 rather than 2). Then convert the day of birth to a single digit or master number.

Next, add the total digits of year and reduce this sum to a single digit or master number. The individual digits representing the month, day, and year, be they single digits or master numbers, are then added together, as necessary to reduce the sum once again to a single digit 1 through 9, or to the numerology "master numbers," 11 or 22. These master numbers, as components of the date or as a final result, are not reduced any further.

Example: If a person was born on October 23, 1972 (10-23-1972*), add the month 10 (which is reduced to 1) to the day 23 (which is reduced to 5) plus the the year 1972 (which reduces to 19, then to 10 and finally to 1**). Thus, the total of the month, day, and year is 1+5+1. This date is a 7 Lifepath.

*Be sure to add the full year, not just the last two digits, i.e. 1969, not 69.

**For some reason, this step is often overlooked when the total is 10. 1+0=1