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Numerology Lesson Four - The Life Path
Lesson Three we discussed the Core Concept. We provided an overview
of the four major areas of Numerology. When combined, they create
our unique individual core vibration. Over the next four lessons
we will discuss in more depth each of these four aspects.
In this lesson we are featuring the Life Path.
We like to think of the Life Path as a 'seed' that is planted on
the day of birth. Your accumulated wisdom lies within it. Perhaps
you could call this your 'heritage'. It is much like a record that
you can rely on for tapping into your innate talents and abilities.
As you become aware of this part of our nature, life seems to become
more simple. If more parents understood their children's Life Path,
it would be much easier to provide direction and help to build confidence.
Some Numerology systems call this part of
your nature the Birth Force or Birth Path. No matter what you call
it, its meaning remains the same. It is what you will always have
on hand. Your Life Path is one of your greatest assets. You can
always count on this part of your nature to be there for you.
The Life Path and the Expression work hand
in hand. Dr. Juno Jordan, one of our favorite Numerologists, used
an analogy from business to contrast the Life path (or Birth Force)
and Expression (or Destiny) numbers. She said, "The Birth Force
represents the stock on hand and the Destiny the business to be
established." We like that analogy because it can help you
to understand how important your Life Path is. When we surrender
to our nature and use our tools, we can progress and begin to allow
our purpose to unfold.
Also, we often find that the Life Path qualities
often appear as opportunities, challenges, and lessons. We are learning
how to embrace the qualities of the Life path in a balanced way.
Let's begin by calculating the Life
Path for the following Birthday:
|11 is 11/2
||2 + 6 = 8
||1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
|11/2 (Master Number)
||8 (already one digit)
||1 + 8 = 9
8 + 9 = 28
|2 + 8
|1 + 0
In the example above, we have a 1 for
the Life Path (a 1 'seed' to use our previous metaphor). The person
with the Birthday above can gain insight regarding the 1 vibration
(qualities of the 'seed') and know that they have and can further
develop those abilities. Let's do a quick review of the number 1.
We can be assured that this person has a strong
will. They are someone capable of leading and taking initiative.
The person is probably fairly independent and may even work in a
field that requires originality and self-direction.
Remember that all vibrations can be expressed
as 'balanced', 'under-balanced', and 'over-balanced'. If the person
in the example above is expressing their 1 in a balanced way, they
will use their leadership and pioneering spirit. Some other qualities
that may be active are the capabilities to generate creative thought,
inventive ideas, determination, a sense of humor, inspiration, and
Now, if there are other aspects within the
core that are at odds with the 1 vibration, we may find the 1 will
express itself in an under-balanced or over-balanced state. If this
person has conflict in accessing their innate tools, they may appear
to lack confidence, show signs of insecurity, become dependent on
others, or become passive (under-balanced). If they feel threatened
or have difficulty in channeling this vibration, then they might
become bossy, opinionated, or dominating (over-balanced).
When working with an individual, the job of
a Numerologist is to guide. When working with a person's full chart--which
you will be able to do after completing this entire course--you
will easily be able to see where conflicts between different numbers
could occur. Your job is to assist in the blending of these vibrations
in such a way as to empower the person. There will always be a reason
why conflicting numbers are present in a persons life. Most likely
it is to strengthen or develop the person in some way.
Try to find the intention behind the creation
of a potentially conflicted combination of numbers. Ask yourself,
What positive attainment could come out of this combination?"
By doing so, you will then be on a useful track! Don't spend a lot
of time pointing out the 'negative' aspects. Highlight the possibilities
that they may exist.
Numerology Home Play
A. Discover the Life Path for some people
- Grab a pencil and some paper (some people
use a calculator but we recommend you do the simple arithmetic
by hand so that you can quickly calculate the Life Path when you
don't have a calculator).
- Write down the full birth dates of at least
five people who you know.
- Pick the first person's birth date.
- Calculate their Life Path number.
- Recheck the calculation (it's always important
to recheck your first calculation!).
- Look up that person's specific Life Path
number in the chart in Numerology
- Take a minute to think of that person in
light of their Life Path.
- Repeat the above process with all of the
names on your list.
- As other people come to mind, calculate
their Life path numbers as well (if you have the birth dates of
your parents and/or siblings, their Life Path numbers can provide
lots of interesting information regarding your family).
B. Analyze the names of some well-known people
- John Franklin
Delano Roosevelt: January 30th l882
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945. The 32nd President of the
United States (1933-1945). Governor of New York (1929-1932), he
ran for President with the promise of a New Deal for the American
people. His administration was marked by relief programs, measures
to increase employment and assist industrial and agricultural
recovery from the Depression, and World War II. He was the only
U.S. President to be reelected three times (1936, 1940, and 1944).
He died in office.
- Michael Luther
King: January 15, l929
King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Note that we don't use the 'Jr.' to
calculate his Birth Force.) 1929-1968. American cleric whose eloquence
and commitment to nonviolent tactics formed the foundation of
the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. Among the
many peaceful demonstrations he led was the 1963 March on Washington,
at which he delivered his "I have a dream" speech. He
won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, four years before he was assassinated
in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Richard Milhous
Nixon: January 9, l913
Nixon, Richard Milhous 1913-1994. The 37th President of the United
States (1969-1974). Vice President (1953-1961) under Dwight D.
Eisenhower, he lost the 1960 presidential election to John F.
Kennedy. Elected President in 1968, he visited China (1972) and
established détente with the USSR. Although he increased U.S.
military involvement in Southeast Asia, he was also responsible
for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops. When Congress recommended
three articles of impeachment for Nixon's involvement in the Watergate
scandal, he resigned from office (August 9, 1974).
Next Numerology Lesson
Lesson Five we will cover the significance of the day of your
birth (in contrast to your entire birth date). The "spice within
your core" is how we like to refer to the specific day we were
born. The knowledge found here will point you toward your more hidden
talents. By discovering more about your birth day, your will find
a quality within yourself that you can use to invoke your other
core vibrations into balanced action.