# How to Calculate Your Life Path Number?

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When it comes to numerology, knowing how to calculate your life path number can result in the opening of this whole new world of endless opportunities, possibilities, and lessons; thereby embarking you upon this road of self-discovery and evaluation.

This life path number, or more commonly known as your life purpose number, has been used for centuries now to decipher your basic purpose in life. It is used by people throughout the world of different regions and cultures to implore about your basic drives, challenges, and talents that more often than not remain rather undiscovered.

Based on your date of birth, this intricate system of numbers enables you to reduce each number in your date of birth to a single digit number known as your life path number.

## Life path number in numerology

Talking about numerology, your life path number is the most important number in your life. It not only helps you discover your one true passion in life but also helps you to pursue it in a much better way. By allowing you to assess all your strengths and weaknesses based upon your very own individual date of births, this wondrous branch of astrology enables you to choose a life path most perfectly suited for you.

## How to calculate your life path number

1. First off, take your date of birth into consideration. For example, if a person is born on the 19th of December 2009 his full birth date is: December 19, 2009
2. Reduce the day, month, and year of your birth date to a single digit by adding them all up. Then add all the individual numbers of your birth date as follows: December 19, 2009, equates to month: 12, day: 19, and year: 2009
3. Add all the numbers up: 1 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 24
4. Add the individual numbers up: 24 added individually will sum up to 2 + 4 = 6
5. Thus, the life path number would be 6

Therefore, in this example, your life path number is calculated to be 6. If we take a closer look into these figures, the number 24 is as important as the individual numbers of 2 and 4, thereby making your life path number be written as 24/6.

## An important consideration

An important point to be considered here is that if your final path number comes out to be a double-digit, you have to reduce it to a single one by adding both of the separate digits together.

For example: 10 would be reduced to 1 + 0 = 1

## The importance of a single digit life path number

Since most of the people alive today have either a three or four digit birth number, it is highly essential to reduce it to a single digit one for it to make any sense in numerology. These single-digit numbers must range between 1 and 9 for them to point towards the various challenges you are going to face in your life.  However, please keep in mind the following points while deducing your life path number.

### If you have a zero in your birth number

For instance, if your birth number reduces to 10/1 or 28/10 then this number points towards your possible gifts and talents in life like empathy, intuition or strength.

### If you have a rare one-digit birth number

If it’s a single number, then that number alone points towards your basic purpose in life.

### If you have a three-digit birth number

If your birth number turns out to be a three digit one like 27/9, then the number present on the right side of the slash (in this example 9) will be your final birth number representing the real purpose of your life.

### If you have a four-digit birth number

And lastly, if your birth number reduces to a four digit one such as 29/11, then each of the two middle figures on either side of the slash will represent your birth number.

## Interpretation of your life path number

Your life path number or calling, therefore, ranges from the digits 1 through 9 and is associated with a very unique and distinct drive and/or challenge.

### Creativity

The life path number 1 represents a person’s creative energy. Such people experience a thirst to prove themselves through various talents.

### Cooperation

The life path number 2 represents a person’s innate ability to cooperate even when the odds are stacked heavily against him.

### Expression

Being able to express themselves in the most articulate of the ways is the strongest forte of people with birth number 3.

### Stability

The characteristic feature of people with a life path number 4 is having stable support of friends and family to lean on.

### Freedom

People with 5 as their path number feel the strongest when they’re able to help others through their own freedom of expression.

### Vision

People with a life path number 6 have an inborn talent of viewing the world in their own distinct way and feel most appreciated when it gets reciprocated.

### Trust

People with a life path number 7 have trust as their strongest forte, and they constantly need people to rely upon.

### Recognition

Despite feeling at constant war with themselves for fame, money, and recognition; people with a life path number 8 feel the best when they feel appreciated.

### Integrity

People with a life path number 9 are born leaders, and it’s their innate sense of trust and integrity that makes them stand out.

#### Morgan

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