Many of us already know about astrology, a practice that utilizes your birth date (and sometimes birth time and location) to determine aspects of your true essence and provide advice while journeying through life. Astrology is a fantastic guide and can help to provide clarity for many people.
And this is where Numerology comes in. Numerology can serve as a perfect addition to astrology, or it can be an incredibly worthwhile endeavor on its own.
Like astrology, Numerology also uses your birthdate to help guide you. However, where astrology takes into account the stars and constellations, Numerology is primarily concerned with the healing power and energy of numbers and how they can relate to us and our lives.
There are 12 possible Life Paths that can aid us throughout our lives, and each of us has one that can help illuminate our inner truths.
How To Determine Your Life Path Number
The process of determining your Life Path Number can be done easily. First, find your birthdate numbers. To make the process a bit easier, we will go through an example here. Let’s say your birthday is January 16th, 2001. The numbers here would be 1 (for January), 16, and 2001.
Numerology dictates that you then separate the numbers and add them individually.
- So here, you would add the individual digits of your birth year (2+0+0+1=3).
- Next, add the day of the month (1+6=7).
- And then add the month number (1).
- Now, you are just about done. Add your three totals together (3+7+1=11), and keep going until you get a one digit number (1+1=2).
- So, if your birthday is January 16th, 2001, you have Life Path Number Two.
For the most part, this is how this calculation goes. It is worth noting that there are a few exceptions, though.
If your birthday contains an 11 (the month November, or the day of the month), a 22, or a 33, then your birthday contains what is considered a “Master Number.”
Master Numbers are powerful, profound, and full of potential. So thank your lucky stars if you have a Master Number in your birthdate.
Now that we have established how to go about finding your Life Path Number, what does yours actually mean? For those lucky enough to be gifted a Life Path Number Two, this can impact your life in a variety of ways.
You Easily Understand Others on a Deep Level
Perhaps the greatest strength of someone with Life Path Number Two is their deep and resounding compassion for those around them. This tremendous empathy will get them far in life. They will often be able to see and understand aspects of their loved ones that others do not.
These people also have a great deal of patience-- certainly more than most of us. So, even if they do not understand someone immediately, they are willing to put in the time to get to know them more fully.
Where Life Path One is the first Life Path and therefore comes out swinging with boundless passion and energy, Life Path Two is all about relationships and connections. After all, it takes two people to form a relationship.
These people’s connections are always deeply profound and meaningful, whether they are platonic, familial, or romantic. Life Path Number Twos understands the importance of truly actively listening to people. This makes them great conversation partners and absolutely wonderful people to be around.
You Are a Great Mediator
Those with Life Path Number Two have several traits that make them incredible mediators. They are compassionate, empathetic, patient, and always crave peace. They want the best for everyone and are willing to do what it takes to help achieve it, even if it means putting their own needs on hold.
While others may butt heads, and it may seem impossible for them to reconcile, a Life Path Number Two could easily challenge that. These people care so deeply that other people cannot help but care for them back.
People with this Life Path will always hear out every possible side of an argument and work to make everyone feel understood and cared for.
After someone with Life Path Number Two has heard out as many different angles and opinions as possible, they will seek out compromises. They just want everyone to be happy and will try to find a way to make that happiness a reality.
It can be difficult for someone with Life Path Number Two to accept that someone may not get what they want, but it can be necessary at times.
Luckily, this is when a Life Path Number Two’s above-average patience will kick in, making it easier for them to continue to help others. Where some people may falter or grow tired of helping, a Life Path Number Two is both patient enough and creative enough to see solutions where others may not.
If you have Life Path Number Two, know that your efforts are seen and appreciated, even if people do not always say so out loud. But remember to take time for yourself and that setting boundaries are in no way selfish.
In fact, setting boundaries is healthy and can help relationships flourish in the long run as it prevents burnout and resentment.
You Are Loyal to the End
Life Path Number Twos are intensely and fiercely loyal, making them some of the absolute best friends and partners around. You make lifelong relationships, and others value your friendship more than you will ever fully know.
People with this Life Path are the type that can pick a friendship back up after several months or even years and get back into the swing of things like no time passed at all.
People with Life Path Number Two are also the type to not give up on someone, even when others may. When times get tough, you will stick around. Again, be sure that this is productive and is helping both you and the other person, rather than enabling.
The only trait more powerful than a Life Path Number Two’s strong loyalty is their desire for everyone to be happy and healthy.
Nurturing Others Nurtures Your Soul
As established, those with Life Path Number Two are incredibly compassionate. They are fantastic listeners and will always be there for others. While it may seem that other people get the most out of this exchange, Life Path Number Twos also receive a great deal of fulfillment from helping others.
People with this Life Path would often make excellent teachers, parents, therapists, and more: their ability to listen and empathize totally without judgment is unmatched. This is a trait that can be hard to find in people, making Life Path Number Twos that much more important and special.
Being nurturing gives those with Life Path Number Two a sense of meaning and significance in the world. They understand that it is their higher purpose to help others.
You Are Deeply Emotionally Intelligent
Perhaps you have been able to understand others easily from a young age, or maybe you have trouble understanding why people do not just communicate when they are having problems. These are both things that come inherently easy to those with Life Path Number Two.
Their emotional intelligence is deep-seated and only grows stronger over the course of their lives. This emotional intelligence makes people with this Life Path an excellent shoulder to cry on. However, always make sure that you are looking out for your own needs as well.
It can be easy for some people with this Life Path to find that their own emotional needs get somewhat lost in the shuffle. Though nurturing and caring for others is a huge part of what makes them happy, we all need to take time to nurture and care for ourselves, too.
Remember this, and remember that taking the time to actively participate in self-care is absolutely not a selfish act.
The Long, Winding Path
If you still have more questions about how your birthday can affect and speak to your true, inner essence, astrology always has more to give. The great part of both astrology and Numerology is that they work together seamlessly. They both operate based on your birthday through institutions much older and greater than just us.
If you are looking for another way to connect with your birthday, astrology, and the spiritual power they all hold, consider the Birthdate Candle. Birthdate Candles use your birthday, tarot reading, ruling number, and ruling planet to craft the perfect candle just for you.
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If you are looking for even more insight into the universe’s hidden secrets, the Birthdate Co. natal book is a great resource. Flip through over 70 pagans of astrological predictions and revelations about who you are as a person and how you work in the universe.
Astrology allows us to feel a deeper connection to the stars, constellations, and our galaxy. Meanwhile, Numerology connects us to the power of numbers and the deeper meaning that these numbers can have.
Both of these guides remind us that there are things out there greater than us and that there is magic in what you may never expect.
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