Numerology and Relationship Compatibility
I’m a closet numerologist – I’ve been studying numerology for years (wow – close to 25 years!) and have read many books on the subject – as well as played with numbers and their meanings for my own personal knowledge. I’m fascinated by how much our numbers have to tell us and how accurate they are. Astrology always seemed very complicated to me – what with the rising signs and transits, etc. I find numerology to be much simpler and therefore, more useful in understanding people – their motivations, their personalities, helping them discover their natural strengths and talents – and understanding how some relationships work while others fall off the tracks.
In astrology, your sun sign tells you the “broad strokes” about who you are – but that doesn’t give you the whole picture. Your rising sign, moon sign, etc. also play an important role. Likewise, in numerology, you have 5 main numbers that make up the majority of who you are. Life Path number, Name/Destiny number, Soul number, Personality number, Birth Day number. I’m going to focus on the Life Path number today since it is the one that is most like your sun sign in that it is a major influence of what you came into this world to do.
How to Find Your Life Path Number
Finding your Life Path number is really as easy as adding the digits of the month, day, and year you were born until you get down to a single digit. Allow me to give an example:
Say you were born May 28th, 1972:
May is the 5th month, so that pares down to a 5.
The 28th would be added together like this: 2 + 8 = 10. Since 10 is not a single digit, you would add those together: 1 + 0 = 1.
1972 looks like this: 1 + 9 + 7 + 2 = 19. 19 needs to be pared down to a single a digit so you add them together: 1 + 9 = 10. 10 is still not a single digit, so you add those numbers together: 1 + 0 = 1.
Now you take the single digits of the month, date and year you were born and add them together until get a single digit. This is your Life Path number. In our example, you take 5 + 1 + 1 = 7. This person is on a 7 Life Path.
What do the Life Path numbers mean?
1 Life Path
A person on a 1 Life Path is a born Leader. 1’s have drive and determination in spades. They tend to be original and creative thinkers. 1’s have a pioneering spirit and are very independent. They crave freedom. 1’s have a tendency to be selfish, demanding or bossy.
1’s are more compatible with 3’s, 5’s, 7’s and 8’s.
2 Life Path
People on the 2 Life Path are the Peacemakers – the Diplomats. 2’s have a very sensitive nature, sometimes too sensitive. They are compassionate and supportive. 2’s are great listeners. 2’s tend to avoid confrontation. On the negative side, 2’s tend to have a lot of nervous energy and can be pessimistic.
2’s are more compatible with 4’s, 6’s and 8’s.
3 Life Path
3’s are the Creators and Communicators. 3’s have a real gift for self-expression. They make great actors, writers, speakers and musicians. 3’s are genuinely warm, friendly and optimistic. 3’s tend to be very loyal. They are everyone’s friend. 3’s can be very sensitive although they will try to hide it. They tend to bounce back easily. On the negative side 3’s can lack purpose, be overly critical of others, or impatient.
3’s are more compatible with 1’s, 5’s, 6’s and 9’s.
4 Life Path
People on the 4 Life Path tend to be very practical and down-to-earth. They are the Organizers and the Builders. 4’s make excellent planners and managers. They tend to be very methodical and are detail-orientated. 4’s understand the meaning of hard work. 4’s are tenacious in their endeavors. 4’s have a keen sense of justice and are very honest. 4’s can be overly cautious or too rigid.
4’s are more compatible with 2’s, 6’s, 7’s and 8’s.
5 Life Path
5’s are the Progressives. 5’s value freedom above all else. The 5’s love of freedom extends to all humanity and they tend to be very compassionate. 5’s love travel and adventure. They have a very curious nature. 5’s have a way with words and make good marketers, salesmen and motivators. On the negative side, 5’s can lack direction and become self-indulgent or restless.
5’s are more compatible with 1’s, 3’s, 7’s and 9’s.
6 Life Path
6’s are the Nurturers. They are the ultimate parent. 6’s are kind, sympathetic and supportive. They possess great compassion and seek to be of service to others. 6’s are very responsible and always strive to be helpful. They tend to be idealistic. On the negative side, 6’s can become overwhelmed with taking on too many responsibilities and can be too hard on themselves. If the person with the 6 life path rejects their responsibilities it can have very damaging effects to their relationships with other.
6’s are more compatible with 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 8’s and 9’s.
7 Life Path
Back in the days of Pythagoras, children born under the Life Path of 7 were sent off to live in the temples. 7’s are the Spiritual Leaders, the Seekers of knowledge, the Thinkers. 7’s tend to be analytical, they have keen powers of observation and are very intuitive. They are deep thinkers; they soak up knowledge from every available source. They love to learn. 7’s like their time alone and actually require it more so than any other number. 7’s are peaceful and affectionate, but choose their friends carefully. Once they do, they are friends for life. Negative 7’s can be very insecure, pessimistic and secretive.
7’s are more compatible with 1’s, 4’s, 5’s and 9’s.
8 Life Path
8’s are the Executives. 8’s are very ambitious and goal-driven. 8’s are gifted with natural leadership qualities and the capacity to accumulate great wealth. They seek wealth and power. 8’s tend to be a good judge of character and attract the right people to help them with their goals. 8’s are visionary – they can see the big picture and don’t mind working hard to get what they want. 8’s are prone to being workaholics.
8’s are more compatible with 1’s, 2’s, 4’s, and 6’s.
9 Life Path
9’s are the Humanitarians – the Philanthropists. 9’s are very compassionate and generous, especially to those less fortunate. 9’s are Idealists and will make great sacrifices in their own personal lives for the betterment of mankind. 9’s tend to be very sensitive and have deep, emotional feelings. 9’s can express their deep feelings through painting, writing, music and other art forms. 9’s tend to possess a philosophical nature. Negative 9’s can be moody and aloof.
9’s are more compatible with 3’s, 5’s, 6’s and 7’s.
An Important Note
Although your Life Path number is one of the most influential of all the numbers, it does not tell the whole story. Only using your Life Path number to determine compatibility is like taking an excerpt of what somebody said and saying that is who they are as a person. There are so many things that makeup compatibility, I would hate for you to dismiss someone just because they didn’t have the right Life Path number or sun sign.
For instance, my honey is an Aries and I am a Scorpio. According to everything I’ve ever read about astrology, we are not supposed to get along for the long haul – a quick romp in the sack maybe, but not a marriage. Good thing neither one of us believed in that stuff when we got together – we’ve been making it work for 13 years now.
Likewise, my husband’s Life Path number is a 6 and mine is a 7. According to what I just wrote and many of the numerology books I have read, 6’s and 7’s generally don’t get along for the long term. Ever heard the term, “They fight like 6s and 7’s”? Putting 6’s and 7’s together generally means chaos. My point is, there is so much more to relationships and compatibility that only looking at one aspect such as your sun sign or Life Path number and saying that makes up the totality of who you are is foolish.
This article is a “feeler article” to see what kind of interest I get. If it proves to be popular, I will be happy to expand upon my theories of relationship compatibility and numbers. As I said in the beginning, I am truly fascinated with numbers and all that they can reveal about your personality, your purpose and your partner!
It’s time for you to finally get love RIGHT!
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