July 23, 2024
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Calculate Life Path & Destiny Number

Numerology is the study of the spiritual meaning of numbers. It assigns a number to each letter of the alphabet in order to derive a single number for your name. This number is your Destiny number. Your life Path number is the total of your birthday numbers reduced to a single number. These two numbers form the foundation of your personal traits. When combined you derive your Soul Purpose number.

Numerology Numbers

The standard numerology numbers are 1 to 9.

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Master numbers are duplicate numbers:

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Calculate Your Life Path and Destiny Number

Calculate Your Life Path Number

It is rather easy to calculate your life path number; it is simply the total of your birthday reduced to a single digit. Follow the steps below.

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If you were born on 11/13/1981, then your Life Path number would be 1+1+1+3+1+9+8+1=25. Then, reduce the total to a single digit, 25=2+5= 7. The life path number in this example is 7.

Your Destiny (Name) Number Calculator

To calculate your destiny number enter your full birth name into the calculator field below. The calculator uses the Pythagorean method.

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Life Path Number Definitions

The Life Path Number is the leading number in the life of an individual. It determines the skill sets and the natural talents a person will excel in, gravitate towards, and attempt to master.

You can read the full explanation of each Life Path Number on the pages linked from the basic meanings below:

Life Path Meaning
1 Master Doing Things Alone
2 Master Doing Things with a Partner
3 Master Creative Skills
4 Master the Use of Tools and Building Things
5 Master the Skill of Travel and Learning from Other Cultures
6 Master a Talent that Fills a Need in Society
7 Master a Spiritual Practice
8 Master Leadership Skills
9 Master the Connection between Wisdom and Action
11 Master Yourself
22 Master Relationship Skills
33 Master a Creative Skill that Serves Others
44 Master Negotiation and Networking
55 Master Disrupting Systems at the Right Time and in the Right Way


Name Numerology

To get the full picture of your name it is necessary to calculate and look at the numerology of your first name, the surname of your parents (mother and father), the vowels total in your name, and the consonants total in your name. Your Destiny Number is the numerical total of your full birth name.

Destiny (Expression) Number

Your Destiny Number is your full birth certificate name letters added up and reduced to a single number or master number. This numerology applies to any “named” entity, not just people, but businesses and countries. Your full birth name indicates your destiny. The full name of a business indicates its destiny. And as you might correctly assume, changing your name can modify your destiny. Having nicknames or shortening your name for practical purposes shapes your destiny in subtle ways.

You can read the full explanation of Destiny Numbers on the pages linked from the basic meanings below:

Destiny Number Meaning
1 Standing Out, Leading by Example
2 Fulfillment through Partnership
3 Need to Create for Others to Enjoy
4 Make Life Safe for Yourself and Others
5 Go Out and See the Wide World
6 Find a Way to Serve Where There is a Need
7 Achieve a Spiritual Path to Guide Other Spiritually
8 Lead Others to Success
9 Learn Deeply and Teach
11 Find Personal Enlightenment
22 Teach Others How to be Partners
33 Do Creativity to Heal Others
44 Be a Community Leader
55 Be a Community Disruptor


Active Number – First Name

Additional special calculations reveal more depth in your personality. Since most people have first, middle and last names, the calculation of the first name is your Active number. This number, and the energy it represents, is the first energy people most often feel when they greet you and you greet them.

Heredity Number – Last Name

Your last name calculation represents your Heredity number and the power of your family lineage. There are two heredity numbers to calculate, the surname of your father and the surname of your mother. The father’s surname number generally represents the public energy of your family line and the mother’s surname generally represents your private family energy since most people share the father’s surname out in the world.

Soul Urge Number – the Vowels in Your Name

Hidden within a name is the Soul Urge number, which is the number of the total of all the vowels in the name. Sarah’s Soul Urge is A+A or 1+1, which equals 2, meaning partnership. The Soul Urge for Sarah is the same through all three common Western systems. The Soul Urge represents your deepest desire, what you most want and need emotionally.

Personality Number – the Consonants in Your Name

Also hidden within a name is the Personality number, which is the number of the total of all the consonants in the name. Sarah’s Personality is S+R+H. In Pythagorean numerology, the number is 1+9+8, which equals 18, which reduces to 9. In Gematria numerology the number is 6+5+6, which equals 17, which reduces to 8. And in Chaldean numerology, the number is 3+2+5, which equals 10, which reduces to 1. The Personality number represents social status and the connection to the material world.

Numerology Compatibility

Not only do we want to understand ourselves as individuals, but we also want to know how compatible we are with others. Taking your Destiny number, your Life Path number, and your Soul Purpose number and matching them with another person’s Destiny, Life Path, and Soul Purpose numbers is a powerful use of this tool. You can use numbers to improve and fully understand all your relationships.

The complete picture of any relationship requires looking at the Destiny, Life Path, and Soul Purpose numbers of both people. This comparison can even be done with a company, which will have a birth date (when it was founded) or a home you live in, where the address is the name and the recording of the deed is the birth date.

Numbers in Everyday Life

Daily life is full of numbers, which can be calculated and explored in relation to the three prime numbers of a person (Destiny, Life Path, and Soul Purpose). There are Lucky Numbers, Repeating Numbers, Life Cycle Numbers, and Semi-Permanent Numbers.

Lucky Numbers

Your most basic lucky numbers are your 3 main numbers: Destiny, Life Path, and Soul Purpose. But your luckiest number is the total for all three! In the example above, Sarah’s luckiest number is 55 + 3 + 4, which equals 62, which reduces to 8. Sarah wants to be on the lookout for the number 8 or chose to pursue opportunities on the number 8 days in her Life Cycle Numbers.

Repeating – Angel Numbers

Numbers also “appear” when we need a certain meaningful message. A person might start seeing and noting a specific number in a day or over the course of a day or even throughout life. The appearance of a repeating number in the visual and cognitive field is a message from the universe or spirit asking the individual to “pay attention” and figure out why the number repeats and persists.

Angel numbers and messages are triples of mundane numbers (111 to 999). There are also nine Orders, which are quadruples of the mundane numbers (1111 to 9999). When Angelic numbers appear in your life, you need to understand the divine message being offered to you and the Angel or Order sending the message.

Life Cycle Numbers

There are also number calculations to determine the many numbers of each day, starting with the actual day number, but also include the month plus day number, and the month plus day plus year number. Each month is a number and each year is a number.

There is also the number for each year of a person’s life, calculated by using the birth month and day and the current year. In the case of Sarah Jane Smith, born November 3, 1979, her current year number would run from November 3 to November 3 every year. In the year 2020, her number would be November 3, 2020, or 11+3+2020, which equals 9. The following year would be 11+3+2021, which equals 10, which reduces to 1. And the year after that would be a number 2 year. Life Cycle Numbers.

Semi-Permanent Numbers

Some examples of Semi-Permanent Numbers in daily life include a phone number, an address, a plate number on the car or truck someone drives, and so on. Semi-Permanent Numbers are important when matched with the three primary numbers. If you have an address that reduces to a 2 and your Soul Purpose is an 8, then you need partnership to life up your power or beware that partnership can restrict your power, at that address.