If you’re only going to know one number in your entire Numerology Chart, I’d recommend that you know your Life Path Number.
This number is derived from your birth date and indicates your ultimate life’s purpose. Knowing your Life Path Number gives you solid direction about what you’re meant to be doing in your life.
Yet also understand that what we came here to do will always be the most difficult thing for us to do. That’s why it takes a lifetime! Why would you sign up for a degree program where you’d already earned a Doctorate? You’re here to learn something new and your course requirements are revealed to you through your Life Path number.
Always know that the key themes of your Life Path number indicate exactly where you’ll experience challenges and difficulties throughout your life as you go about learning to acknowledge and master your life’s purpose.
First you need to know your Life Path Number. See how to calculate yours with the example below.
Calculate your Life Path number:
DECEMBER 6, 1942
- DECEMBER is the 12th month: = 1 + 2 = 3
- The day of birth is 6: = 6
- The year of birth is 1942. Add all four numbers together: 1 + 9 + 4 + 2 = 16; continue adding until you get a one-digit number:
1 + 6 = 7
We now add the resulting single digits.
Month = 3 Day = 6 Year = 7
In Numerology, you always keep adding until you reach a one-digit number.
1 + 6 = 7
The Life Path Number is 7
7 LIFE PATH: The Seeker
Personal Mission: To Develop Your Sense of Spirituality, Intuition, Trust, and Openness in Every Aspect of Your Life
You were born to learn to have faith in yourself and in others. There is a lot of spiritual energy surrounding you, so you need a strong spiritual base. You would excel as a philosopher, analyst, or researcher because you’re always seeking truth and knowledge, and love delving into life’s mysteries. You tend to devour information and excel when you’re able to consolidate meaning out of a stack of data and then share your findings with like-minded people.
Do you feel as though you’re a little out of place in the world? Many 7 Life Paths feel as though they’re old souls who are here exploring the material world. You’re most often on a different wavelength than other people. You’re bright, intelligent, and intense. You’re good with technical problems, at writing, and in discovering things.
Do you feel intuitive? You have a natural intuitive ability that is in some ways at odds with your highly analytic mind. This can be a point of confusion for you. On one hand, you’re all about data, knowledge, and research, and you need accepted systems of thought to operate in your chosen realm. On the other hand, you’re constantly receiving intuitive data that you can’t qualify or quantify and it may scare you. Either you block and suppress your intuition—which could lead to dissatisfaction and ill health—or you learn to respect and balance both aspects of your highly calibrated mind.
Perhaps you experience the opposite: You fully embrace your psychic awareness and refuse to use your grounded, analytical abilities. Either way, inviting both aspects of your cognition (analysis and intuition) to co-exist and co-create can have a profoundly positive impact on your life. Really, at the end of the day, yours is a highly internal journey where you’re primarily purpose is to get to know who you are in the deepest, most authentic and soulful way. And this will take a lifetime.
Because of the push-and-pull between your belief in hard data and your intuition, it’s important for you to take time alone periodically to regroup. In Numerology, the 7 is the number of contemplation and of being alone. Often those on a 7 Life Path will spend good portions of their lives on their own.
Meditation is imperative. Nature is rejuvenating. You flourish and relax when you connect with the environment in some way. You need consistent exercise to move your energy around as well. Self-care is necessary for you to have a balanced life. You work best in a position where you can spend some time alone.
In healthy, loving relationships, you tend to be honest, loyal, and direct. Even so, you often have trouble being supportive or praising your partner. This behavior is based on a fear that your loved ones might realize you’re not “good enough” for them and will leave you. The irony is that if people do leave it’s because they feel undervalued and neglected.
In terms of relating: You can have a sharp tongue, so you need to think about your style of communication and the goals you have for communicating. You tend to get stuck in your head. You’ll over-analyze everything and every situation. You’re also not always the best at understanding people’s wants and needs. You have an air of secrecy about you and enjoy a sense of mystery. You need space and privacy and don’t allow others into your personal life unless you invite them in.
You may appear aloof to others, yet you are simply observing the world and processing it in your own way. If you don’t operate with the higher-level vibration the 7 Life Path Number brings with it, then you’re probably exhausting to be around because you will focus on petty things and can appear to be somewhat shallow.
In some ways, it’s as if you’re visiting the planet because you really don’t feel as though you’re from here. If you lack the anchor of solid spiritual beliefs, you’ll attempt to escape the rather mundane routine of daily life. When you’re off track and lack psycho-spiritual resources, you’re drawn to drugs, alcohol, sex, excessive travel, or overwork. You have profound gifts to share with the world. Powerful intuition, refinement, science, and philosophy are your strengths in a lifetime optimally devoted to study and inner reflection.
We love many well-known 7 Life Paths for their mysterious, vulnerable, and complex persona’s. Given that the Seven Life Path is continuously working with issues relating to trust and openness, no wonder we are fascinated with you—you’re so hard to figure out.
Common threads when a 7 Life Path is working with optimal energies are being attuned equally to intuition and intellect, wisdom, being at peace with yourself, and not being afraid of opening up emotionally to others.
Your life purpose is to develop your sense of higher purpose, trust yourself and others, and trust in the process of your life so that you can feel safe enough to open up and share your inner beauty and wisdom with the world.
7 LIFE PATH: Potential Challenges
Your potential challenges are:
- To trust and be open. Trust begins with self-trust, which doesn’t come easily for you. You often trust your thinking mind over your inner knowing. You need to be open to both forms of knowing.
- To develop your own approach to life. You tend to trust theviews and ideas of others more than your own, so you often attempt to fit yourself to their approaches.
- To evaluate the experts, books, and methods you learn about, embrace that which works best, and listen to your own instincts rather than taking all the information at face value.
- To honor your need for privacy. If you learn to balance your need for private time with your need for social interaction, you will feel more fulfilled.
- To come to terms with your feelings about past betrayals and instances of being misunderstood. The pain you feel has been compounded by the fact that you started out trusting and set yourself up for being misunderstood or taken advantage of.
- To overcome your mixed feelings about intimate relationships. You want them, but you don’t. In relationships you need and want a partner for companionship in order to feel a sense of completion, harmony, and balance. You can only have a balanced and healthy intimate relationship when you don’t look for completion through another.
- To realize you’ll feel most satisfied when you’re able to balance your intuition and your analytical mind. You’ll be challenged with balancing the two arenas (right brain/left brain). To deeply connect with your path of seeking deeper truths. If you fear the unknown, you’ll experience a sense of anxiety, confusion, or frustration.
7 LIFE PATH: Strengths to Develop
- You’re wise beyond your years. Learning to cultivate and embrace wisdom is your life’s purpose. You will learn more effectively through having direct experiences and trial and error experimentation than through reading books or being told.
- You’re incredibly intuitive. In order to find your authentic self, focus on cultivating your intuition, knowledge, and acceptance. Having a tendency to lack healthy personal boundaries, you typically share everything you think and feel, and then later feel hurt, betrayed, or misunderstood when people don’t respond well to your sharing.
- You’re an excellent communicator. Take the opportunity to express yourself directly and openly. When you come to trust yourself and your heart, you’ve got nothing to fear. When you trust your intuition, you’re an insightful guide for others. At the end of the day, you’re meant to be a spiritual teacher to yourself and others, in whatever unique manner this teaching manifests for you.
- You’re intelligent. You have a highly developed mind and so you also need an equally developed physical body. You need physical exercise, meditation, and time spent in nature. Good outlets or you would be hiking, dance, and martial arts.
- You have high expectations of yourself and others. Keep reviewing your expectations, allowing others (as much as yourself) their journey. This runs the gambit from letting go of your impatience with bad drivers to forgiving someone for having deeply hurt you.