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Numerology Lesson 18 - The Life Path Periods
In this Numerology lesson, we will discuss
the last of the Key Cyclic Vibrations known as the Life Path Periods.
Do not confuse this term with the core Life Path number. Instead
these are Life Path Periods which are experienced in three stages
throughout life and represent a broader range of influence than
the other Key Cyclic Vibrations. Their presence brings a rather
global influence and effects our individual natures in a less specific
way. Whatever Life Path Period a person is in, they can learn from
what the energies present and have to offer. Their influence helps
to develop the character of the number within the person.
First Life Path Period
The first Life Path Period begins at birth.
This developmental period runs through youth and young adulthood.
This first period is a part of life that usually includes one's
school years and young adult work experiences. What a person learns
during this period lays a foundation for the next Life Path Period.
Second Life Path Period
The second Life Path Period is our most productive
time of life and spans our middle years. During this middle period,
the energy present typically touches our family life, career, and
other areas of daily life. As we grow and experience life, the knowledge
developed from our experiences influence this second Life Path Period
and are available to us in later years.
Third Life Path Period
The third Life Path Period is a time for integrating
knowledge and wisdom. This period builds upon the growth and development
of the first two Life Path Periods. It is a time for reflection
and releasing any left over struggles or concerns.
A Numerological Allegory
Once there was a traveler who was born--just
like all souls--with a mission. From the moment of her birth, a
seed was planted deep within her being to walk entirely around the
She came into this life with a wide variety
of latent abilities. Her time in the crib was part of her journey,
as were her first attempts at crawling and her first steps. In fact,
her birth was actually her first "step" on her journey.
As she grew, it was clear to any thoughtful
observer that her life, like all lives, was heading toward "something"
or "somewhere". As she became of age to travel outside
of her community, it was with fond farewells that her loved ones
expressed their parting words of love and support.
As she traveled each day, month, and year
the path was constantly changing. However, what didn't change was
what excited and motivated her as she walked along the path.
Her travels brought her into contact with
many other people and, as people do, they had their own perceptions
of who she was and what she was doing. Since she was well nurtured
as a young girl, she knew that other's impressions of her were...
well, their impressions.
As she was becoming more adept in her daily
walking, it was also becoming clear to her that she had her strengths
and weaknesses. To her credit, she continually practiced turning
her weaknesses into strengths. She knew that they were not personal
defects but instead were gifts placed within her being to develop
her being in new ways.
She walked through the countryside. She walked
through various towns cities, states/provinces and... eventually,
countries. She walked, lived life, and experienced the path. Sometimes
the path was fraught with difficulties while at other times it provided
sure footing under her (rather tired) feet. And yes, for all of
you readers with a 7 Life Path, she occasionally enjoyed passage
on ships. She's quite a person but it's too much of a stretch to
say she walked on water!
After much more walking, she actually began
to include continents traveled in her journal of events.
Finally, at the end of the last continent,
she looked back over her travels. All of the people, places, and
things. She pondered what she had added to her soul and the world
in which she had walked.
Hopefully, at this point in our on-line workshop,
you were able to connect some of the elements of our traveler's
story with the elements found in this Numerology course. Here's
a list for your enjoyment:
- Where She's Headed: Expression
- Her Latent (and latter developed) Abilities:
Life Path, Birth Day, and Intensification Points
- What Excited and Motivated Her: Heart's
- Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Changes:
Personal Day, Month, Week, Year
- Impressions of Others: Personality
- Weaknesses Transformed into Strengths:
- Cities Visited: The Essences and The Transits
(coming up in the next two lessons)
- Regions and Countries Visited: Pinnacles
- Continents Visited: Life Path Periods
- What She Added To Her Soul and the World:
Timing of the Life Path Periods
The following chart illustrates ages when
Life Path Periods begin and end. The transitions from one period
to the next are very gradual. The Periods always change in a 1 Personal
Year, but the influences of the next Life Path Period are sometimes
felt a couple years before they actually change. In the same way,
a previous Life Path Period gradually fades over a period of a couple
of years after the new Life Path Period begins.
Like the Pinnacles and Challenges, the Life
Path determines the timing of the Life Path Periods:
- The First Life Path Period starts at birth.
- The Second Life Path Period starts on January
1 of the 1 Personal Year closest to the 28th Birthday.
- The Third Life Path Period starts on January
1 of the 1 Personal Year closest to the 56th Birthday and continues
the rest of the life.
Age Chart for Life Path Period Timing
|Life Path Number
||First Life Path Period
||Second Life Path Period
||Third Life Path Period
Calculating the Life Path Periods
- The First Life Path Period is digited down
from the Month of Birth.
- The Second Life Path Period is the digited
down from the Day of Birth.
- The Third Life Path Period is the digited
down from the Year of Birth.
By this point in the course, you know how
to interpret the Master Numbers of 11 and 22.
We begin by using Barbara's date of birth
as our example:
11/2 Master No.
|2 + 6 = 8
||1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
1 + 8 = 9
|11 + 8 + 9 = 28
|2 + 8 = 1 Life Path
Month of Birth = The First Life Path
|11/2 First Life Path Period
Day of Birth = The Second Life Path Period
|2 + 6 = 8 Second Life Path
Year of Birth = The Third Life Path
1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
1 + 8 = 9 Third Life Path Period
By calculating Barbara's birth date we determine
that her First Life Path Period is an 11/2. Because her Life Path
is a 1, her First Life Path Period is felt from birth until the
end of December after her 26th Birthday. The influences of the 11/2
expose her to energies represented in this Master Number. Therefore,
the energies of awareness, creativity, inspiration, and developing
a sixth sense are present.
Remember these influences are broad in nature.
Perhaps she recognizes situations in her environment that provide
examples of these qualities. But most often the impressions that
are left with the individual are outside of conscious awareness.
We also know that she experiences the Master Number of 11 as the
single digit of 2.
The energy in the First Life Path Period lingers
for a couple years into the second Life Path Period, just as the
Second Life Path Period is felt for a couple years before it actually
Barbara is experiencing her Second Life Path
Period now and it is an 8 vibration. This period started on the
beginning of January before her 27th Birthday and will conclude
at the end of December before her 54th Birthday. The 8 vibration
as her Second Life Path Period influences her productive years.
The energies present themselves as environmental influences of power,
authority, and leadership skills. During this productive period,
her career ideas and family influences may contain these qualities.
She may also notice how others use power and authority as well as
how organized and efficient they are. She may examine her values
and beliefs in these areas. Keep in mind that a Life Path Period
provides a global influence. It subtly guides a person to notice
the qualities that the vibration represents.
Barbara experiences a 9 for her Third Life
Path Period. It begins in the January before her 54th Birthday.
Her integrative years will guide her with the wisdom of a 9 vibration.
She may desire to expand herself spiritually and creatively.
The 9 holds within it universal understanding. What a nice last
Life Path Period to behold. This vibration assists in addressing
all areas of life since a 9 holds all vibration within it.
Remember to examine an individual's whole
chart to see if the same vibrations appear anywhere else in the
chart. Concentrations of the same energy create a greater importance
to work with and understand the dynamics of the vibration.
Lesson One we provide key words to describe the energies of
each number. Please refer back to Lesson One and apply the energies
to each of the Life Path Periods. Keep in mind which Life Path Period
the number represents and apply the information according.
Numerology Home Play
- Get your pen and pad out and refer back
to the names with which you have previously been working.
- Refer back to the Life Path calculations
in Lesson Four to identify
the birth dates of each individual.
- Refer back to the number chart in Lesson
One to identify the energies that each number represents along
with the explanations given in this lesson.
- Calculate the three Life Path Periods for
- Note if any of their Life Path Periods
correspond to any of their Core Aspects or other Key Elements.
- Note how the Life Path Periods could build
on each other to create a path of experience.
Next Numerology Lesson
Lesson Nineteen we will discuss The Essences. The Essences indicate
key influences to the Personal Year and how it is directed. Often
sudden events are triggered by an Essence. The Essence can provide
powerful insights and describe possible encounters that may last
a year or two or even much longer. Our next lesson will help you
determine how to gain the most from The Essences and apply them
in ways to benefit your life.