Numerology Basics: How to Calculate Your Life Path Number & Personal Year Number
Yesterday I had a fun visit from one of my neighbours. I don’t know how the conversation started, but he expressed to me how he felt that numbers played a huge role in our lives. He also firmly believed that certain numbers were either “lucky” or “unlucky” for him. That in turn caused me to teach him about the basics of numerology: in particular how to calculate his life path number and personal year number. He was so interested in it – and was very excited to see so many correlations in his life with his life path number that he had me calculate the life path numbers for his brothers LOL! He got even MORE excited when I told him that based on his life path number (which is a 1 by the way), that 2017 is going to be HIS year. I’ll get to the reasoning behind that in a minute …
With my neighbour being so excited and interested in numerology, I figured I would make a post for everyone so that they too can learn more about themselves, as well as possibly even predict for themselves good and bad years and days. It’s very easy actually:
To calculate your Life Path Number:
Take your full date of birth and add each number together. If you have a double-digit, you must reduce it by adding the two digits together (except for Master Numbers – do not reduce them. Master Numbers are 11, 22). Here is an example to show you what I mean:
My birthdate is: February 13, 1974. February is the 2nd month. So:
2 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 4 = 27 I must now reduce that number:
2 + 7 = 9
Therefore, I have a Life Path Number 9
To calculate your Personal Year Number:
Same principle; but instead of using your year of birth, you add your month and day of birth with the current or upcoming year. So again using my birthdate, let’s calculate with 2017 for this example:
2 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 16 We need to reduce that. So:
1 + 6 = 7
Therefore, for 2017 I have a Personal Year 7
I’m not really going to get into the actual analyses/meanings for each life path number or personal year here, but if you wish to know you can do your own research online.
Now, I’ve noticed that there are some “strange” correlations in terms of a person’s Life Path Number. Like for example, my house number is 126. The three digits added together come to a sum of 9. So obviously I was “meant” to have this house (realize I bought this house long before I got interested in numerology. So at the time I was none the wiser lol). Another example is years that have a value of 9 seem to have had some sort of major positive change or moment(s) in my personal life – moments that made permanent, positive change. Take 2007 – a 9 year (2 + 7 = 9), that was the year my husband Yvon moved in with me and proposed. The previous 9 year was 1998 – which was the year my twin girls were born. 2016 was also a 9 year … but grrrr I didn’t see a darn thing – so I’m wondering if perhaps it is still trying to manifest. I hope so!
This is why I told my neighbour that 2017 was going to be his year – something majorly positive is going to permanently change his life this year. 2017 is a 1 Year … my neighbour’s Life Path Number if you recall is a 1. And guess what: I was right because later this year he will be retired full-time and receiving a very healthy pension!
The numerology of 2017 itself – a 1 year – promises new beginnings, new directions, and success/growth with money & finances.
The last 1 year was 2008: the year Yvon and I got married. What a new beginning that was huh?
But on the other side of the coin, at least for some people who have a Life Path Number 9, it seems that our “unlucky” number or year is a 6 (an upside down 9!). One example for me was 2004 – a 6 year: that was the year I left my ex-husband and moved on my own – struggling to survive. For my neighbour with a Life Path of 1, he already knew that 3’s were “unlucky” for him. This may in fact be likewise true for other folks with a 1 Life Path.
I’m not saying that EVERY “unlucky” number year or date will cause you some sort of negativity. What I am saying is that there is a stronger probability of it in comparison to other years and/or days (i.e. 2013 – a 6 year – the “unlucky” number for me – didn’t really have any negative setbacks at all).
You can apply basic numerology to anything in order to learn what to expect in terms of the energetic vibrations. For example, the address of a new home, the date of a planned pregnancy, wedding, or party, and so on. There are even more advanced numerology calculations; such as Life Challenge Numbers and Name Numerology.
It’s interesting (and surprising) to see just how much numerology itself plays a major factor in our lives. I encourage everyone to learn their Life Path and Personal Year Numbers – for I truly believe that there’s something like a “hidden code” for us to be aware of and follow: a code that can tell us what to expect and when, and how we can actually manifest our goals and desires based on our Life Path Numbers alone (i.e. my house number mentioned earlier is a perfect example).