# How To Calculate Your Life Path Number

Numbers are without doubt one of the most important aspect to study if you want to know yourself and your life mission better. Numerology is basically used as a mean to understand the hidden meaning of patterns that occur in the daily life of all of us, because each number carries some energy and vibration that tends to create our reality.

How to calculate your life path number

To find out your life path number, start by adding the digits of the month, day and year until you reach a single digit.

Before you start, it’s important to know that there are three numbers called master numbers that are 11, 22 and 33, so if you have one of these numbers, do not add up 1+1, 2+2 or 3+3 but leave it as it is.

Let’s take a look at some examples for better understanding.

If your birthday is May 11, 1985, your life path number is 3. May is the fifth month, so 5+1+1+1+9+8+5=30. Then we simply add up 3+0 which makes number three.

If your birthday is December 21, 1976, your life path number is 11, which is actually a master number. December is the twelfth month, so 1+2+2+1+1+9+7+6=29. Then we simply add up 2+9 which makes number 11.

If your birthday is August 5, 1968, your life path number is 1. August is the eighth month, so 8+5+1+9+6+8=37. After adding up 3+7 we get number 10. You see that we do not have either a single-digit number or a master number, so we continue adding up 1+0 which makes the final life path number 1.