Your birthdate is a very important number and many experts believe that much can be told about your personality by the date of your birth! The study of what your date of birth says about your personality and your life is called numerology. It is an interesting stream of knowledge that offers you incredible insight into yourself through numbers associated with you.
There is a rapidly growing number of experts on the subject of numerology who find that our qualities and character are greatly influenced by your number. Likewise, they believe we can see the life pattern and future that one may expect.
The most significant numerological influence in one’s life is his or her Life Path Number and it is based on your date of birth.Many believe that your life path number can uncover the best revelations about you. This number is calculated based upon one’s birthdate, including month, date, and year.
Below you will learn how to calculate your numerology number. Then read on to discover the significance of your birthdate in terms of numerology and the characteristics of your number.
To Calculate your Life Path Number:
Each unit of the date, month, date, and year, must be computed and reduced to a single digit. For example, if you were born on November 6, 1996, you would calculate your Life Path as follows:
November is the 11th month of the year. 11 reduces to 2 (1 + 1 = 2).
The date of the 6th requires no calculation.
- Note for example however, that if the date of birth was say, the 17th, those digits would need to be reduced as well. 17 reduces to 8 (1 + 7 = 8).
The year of birth is 1996. 1996 reduces to 7 (1 + 9 + 9 + 6 = 25, then 2 + 5 = 7).
Now add the resulting single-digit numbers: 2 + 6 + 7 = 15.
Reduce it further when necessary. In this case to 6 (1 + 5 = 6)
The Life Path number here is 6.
Once you have your Life Path Number you can be more clear about your talents and challenges and give yourself every opportunity to maximize your gifts and overcome the less desirable traits. It has also been stated that these negative traits indicated for each numbers are more prevalent when their has been failure in developing your talents. Those who tap their innate gifts are less challenged by the troublesome personality traits.
The 9’s are a compassionate group, evincing charity, humanitarianism, cooperation, generosity and self-sacrifice. They are also creative, sophisticated to the point of seeming aristocratic, proud and romantic. The negative traits of 9’s is and inclination toward self-centeredness, egocentricity and self-pitying. They also can be overly sentimental, arrogant, mentally unstable, and even cold.
The 8’s have a commanding presence that gives them a propensity toward positions of power. They seek control and usually manage that successfully, but are realistic, typically materially detached, successful and balanced in their thinking. Part of their success may lie in their skills in character judgements and general street smarts. The less desirable traits for this group are cruelty, insensitivity, violence and an inclination to be bullish or greedy. They may also be inclined to be religious zealots or extremists.
The 7’s are known for their spirituality, strong intuition, intelligence, and a nature inclined to contemplation, focused analysis, and a studious nature, and possess great wisdom, perseverance and social grace as well. The less favorable characteristics are social awkwardness, a cool and distant demeanor, sometimes even sarcastic. These individuals may also be inclined to despondency or melancholia.
The 6’s have all the nurturing qualities we would all wish for in our own mothers. They are compassionate and loving, showing love and sympathy easily and may be very protective on behalf of their loved ones. They are also fair minded, often noted for their contributions to the healing and teaching professions. On the negative side of it the 6’s may be overprotective becoming somewhat anxious, worried and suspicious to the point of paranoia. This can create emotional instability, jealousy and cynicism.
The 5’s are characterized by an adventurous spirit and high energy. They cherish their freedom and jump into life with both feet with an ability to adapt with great versatility to almost any circumstance due to their inherent curiosity and quick thinking. As well as a notable degree of courage in new situations. What the 5’s are challenged by in their willingness to jump into any situation, is an inclination to be self-indulgent, with a carelessness that puts the 5 in some very unfortunate or even unhealthy circumstances, including addictive behaviors or hazardous sexual exploits.
The 4’s are the perfect examples of dependability, characterized by their hard work and steadfast work ethic, and are methodical, precise and exacting, and are recognized for their devotion, patriotism and trustworthiness. Negatively the same qualities described above can do them a disservice in relationships and friendships since they are considered often to be boring company, having little skill or interest in socialization, so there may be a lack of emotion, warmth or imagination. It is also noted that the 4’s may be neglectful in their physical appearance.
The 3’s are rich in imagination and creativity, and can be great communicators which often places them in a position of inspiring others, manifesting joviality, rich talent, and tolerance and are generally charismatic. Interestingly, their challenging characteristics pose a strong contrast, as they may appear demanding, frequently taking a negative view of things and are prone to intolerance, hypocrisy, and even superficiality.
Number 2’s are generally known for traditionally feminine qualities of kindness and courtesy, often regarded as peacemakers, with a gentle and loving nature. The 2’s may be musically inclined and good scholars, and may be quite sensual and intuitive. The more challenging characteristics of the 2’s are an inclination to laziness or carelessness, as well as spoiled, and may not always be truthful, but may be overly sensitive if criticized.
Number 1’s possess an independent, individualistic nature, showing great skills for success and leadership, described by some sources as masculine. Qualities associated with 1’s are strong focus, originality and they are known to be self-starters. They are generally regarded as willful, facing challenges with courage and a willingness to go against the mainstream, when for a good cause. On the negative side some 1’s are seen as stubborn and selfish, and contrary to the above description, may seem even weak-willed.