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How to Calculate Your Life Path Number (Numerology Lesson 3)

Congratulations, you have now graduated to calculating the mightiest of numerology numbers - The Life Path Number!

The Life Path is determined by the sum that is arrived at after reducing your birth date by adding digits together. This number represents the traits and talents that you were born with and the probable journey you will take during your lifetime.

Just to refresh your memory The Life Path is based on your full birth date as it is described numerologically.

An example of this would be 06 04 1975 (month, day, year).

Here is the formula:

First, convert the month to a single number or a master number (November stays 11 rather than 2). Then convert the day of birth to a single digit or master number. Next, add the total digits of year and reduce this sum to a single digit or master number.

The individual digits representing the month, day, and year, be they single digits or master numbers, are then added together, as necessary to reduce the sum once again to a single digit 1 through 9, or to the numerology "master numbers" 11 or 22. These master numbers, as components of the date or as a final result, are not reduced any further.

Now let's go through this step by step using the always controversial Angelina Jolie's birthday as an example.

She was born June 4, 1975.

First convert the month to a single number or master number.

Note that when calculating months, double-digit months such as October, November and December will not reduce down to a single digit. For example November which is the 11th month equates to the number 2 after you add 1+1 together. It does not reduce to a 1.

Angelina Jolie's birthday does not reduce down to a single digit. Her birth month is the sixth month of the year. Her month number is 6.

Your next step is to convert your day of birth to a single digit. For instance, if you were born on the 17th then you would add 1 and 7 together to reduce the number to 8. If you were born on the 29th you would reduce to the master number 11.

Angelina Jolie's birthday does not have to be reduced as she was born on the 4th, so her number is 4.

Next, add the total digits of the birth year and reduce them to a single number. Jolie's birth year is 1975 so you would add 1+9+7+5 to arrive at a sum that represents the year number.

In Jolie's case the year is the master number 22 (so don't reduce further).

Now add the month sum, birth sum and year sum together.

For Jolie it would be:

6+4+22 = 32

If you get a double digit, as is the case with Angelina Jolie, reduce the number down further.

3+2 = 5

Angelina Jolie's Life Path number is a 5. In fact Jolie is almost a perfect example of a three who often find themselves to be the catalyst for a love triangle.

Angelina certainly lives up to the number five's reputation as being a freedom loving, independent soul. The Life Path Number 5 is about freedom, independence and the right to follow where the heart and will lead you in life.

Jolie certainly demonstrates this life path number's desire to travel. They love to experience as many different life situations and life styles as possible and are extremely adaptable in this way.

Jolie's travels through Cambodia, Africa and other third world cultures certainly reflects the cultural curiosity of the five as do her numerous tattoos. A five is graceful in all situations which is partly how Jolie earned her status of the first person to win the U.N's World Citizen award.

Anyone with a life path number of 5 is destined do well in any "front line" occupation. For instance many crisis workers, emergency care workers and leaders of self- groups are fives. Jolie follows the spiritual and ethically responsible path of a five by spendng 2/3rds of everything she makes on charities.

The fact that she bought a plane and learned how to fly it herself in order to drop off food to needy refugees in Cambodia is also typical of a five. The fact that she does fly her own plane and has no fear of exotic places and people is also true to the five's love of daring and adventure.

As far as her personal life goes, Jolie may not be able to commit to any one lover for long. Her spirit is simply too democratic to value one human being's life above another - even in the name of love. This gives her an aloof character that men find irresistible, including Brad Pitt. True to the five's fickle nature, Jolie has been convinced that she has been deeply in love a number of times. This probably means that her affair with Brad Pitt is not likely to last.

Curious about the interpretation of your own life path number? Next week we will be giving you the rundown of the all nine numbers plus the two master numbers.

Until then,

Yours in Numbers,

Mike Madigan from "Numerologist".

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