There are nine primary Life Paths, each corresponding with a number 1 through 9. Zero is considered the god principle, the divine, and the collective unconscious. Each of the nine primary Emanations represents a fundamental nature. Think of it as nine different types of canvases that a personality can then be painted on. For instance, two oil paintings on copper could look nothing alike and show different styles of art, but there is a fundamental essence that the two paintings will share nonetheless for being oils on copper.
This first step to a numerology analysis is to determine which one of the nine primary Emanations your Nature begins with, which canvas your developing personality will be painted on. Please do keep in mind we are looking solely at Nature here, not Nurture.
The Life Path number also reveals your life purpose and the thesis of the collective lessons you are to learn in order to progress closer to what will most fulfill you and bring you meaning. The nine Emanations represent the nine primary life purposes. Your Life Path Emanation is calculated by taking the sum of the digits of your date of birth and reducing it to a single digit.
Also, check out your Life Path Compatibility chart here.
This page will go further into detail on each of the nine primary Emanations, or Life Path Numbers, but they are excerpts. For a complete profile of your Life Path Number, consider getting a numerology reading from me.
Life Path 1
Life Path 1s and those with strong numerological emanations of 1 in their personal energies are said to be born leaders. However, of all the life paths, the resulting development of a person of Life Path 1 is the least determinable or predictable. While each one is born with all the innate traits it would take to become a leader, each one is born with an equally compelling inclination toward introversion, prone to take every fork in the road that leads as far away as possible from a position of leadership, power, and the spotlight. Therefore 1s forge two very different and distinct life paths. The one you are more likely to take will be more apparent from the unique emanation created from the combined vibrations of your name, date of birth, and hour of birth.
Yet each Life Path 1 is said to emanate with the karmic destiny of a king or queen. Such a position of power and leadership can then diverge in two different paths: the first is the expansive, ambitious king who seeks out conquests, glory, and fame at any cost, and the second path is the good, noble king who seeks to protect his own, to defend his territory against intrusion, and to look after those he has been entrusted to lead and protect. Which path is taken depends a great deal on the interplay of other emanations and numerological energies in the individual’s name and birth, and that is if the karmic path of the king or queen is even taken by you. However, those who do not manifest the destiny of the leader tend to lead very difficult lives filled with obstacles and hardship.
The early childhood years of Life Path 1s determine whether the individual will follow the karmic path of a great leader (and if so, whether that form of leadership shall be of conqueror or that of protector) or whether the individual will repudiate it entirely and become recluse, introverted, often quiet and pensive, soft-spoken, and reserved.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 1
Amber, Ruby, Garnet, Carnelian, Fire Agate, and Sunstone tend to amplify your natural Life Path 1 energies. Red and yellow also amplify your 1 Emanation.
As a Life Path 1, you are in the company of…
- George Washington (February 22, 1732)
- Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828)
- Henry Ford (July 30, 1863)
- Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899)
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929)
- Zhang Ziyi (February 9, 1979)
Life Path 2
You are the peacemaker. You’re a powerful mediator and temperance is one of your strongest attributes. You find balance and harmony in all situations, no matter how impossible a resolution might seem to others. You’re a natural born diplomat and would serve well in ambassadorships. Counseling, mediation, the medical profession, social work, or careers in music all align well with Life Path 2s. Avoid competitive work, work that requires earning commissions to make a living, or careers of an adversarial nature.
You are the type who will rush to lend a hand when your friends need help. You are eager to pitch in and do what you can in any situation that would call for it. You do not hesitate to do good deeds. You dislike conflict and adversarial situations. Love and being in romantic relationships fulfill Life Path 2s. They cherish the idea of love.
However, you have a tendency to be indecisive or hesitant. That is the crux of all obstacles in your life—you hesitate. In that time of hesitation, opportunities have sailed away. Life Path 2s also have a tendency to withhold their ideas and opinions in group settings. They hesitate to contribute their thoughts and will instead sit back and listen to others debate the matter. Life Path 2s must learn to speak up and voice what they have to say, especially since they can be incredibly persuasive.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 2
Rose Quartz, Mangano Calcite, Pearl, Mother of Pearl, and Opal tend to amplify your natural Life Path 2 energies. Pink and orange also amplify your 2 Emanation.
As a Life Path 2, you are in the company of…
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756)
- Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809)
- Colin Powell (April 5, 1937)
- Bill Clinton (August 19, 1946)
- Madonna Ciccone (August 16, 1958)
- Barack Obama (August 4, 1961)
- Michael Jordan (February 17, 1963)
Life Path 3
You are a creator/creatrix. You possess strong skills in writing, oration, and expression. You’re articulate and your greatest innate talent is that for rhetoric and persuasion. You’re a born communicator and creator, and so any career path that capitalizes on your extraordinary writing talent or communication skills will be aligned with your Life Path. Work in public relations, holding public office could also fulfill for the more outgoing Life Path 3s. Life Path 3s tend to take either a path of profound creativity or they take a path that has them interacting socially with others, a career in the limelight.
Life Path 3s may also tend to cycle through many different career changes before embracing one for the long-term. Also, they may have to work much harder than the other life paths to reach the peak of success. It’s harder for them to get to the top because, first of all, they have so many different interests and they want to pursue them all, all the time, and second, they spend too much of their time trying to be helpful to other people and nurturing others that they don’t spend enough time being selfish and helping themselves. Life Path 3s run the risk of squandering their talents.
Overall, you’re warm, friendly, sociable, fun-loving, and enjoy celebration and celebratory environments. Life Path 3s have a great sense of humor and you know how to disarm people with your wit and charm. You’re natural counselors, great writers because of your ability for expression, though you take criticism too personally and can be overly sensitive.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 3
Amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine, Chrysoberyl, and Smoky Quartz tend to amplify your natural Life Path 3 energies. Yellow also amplifies your 3 Emanation.
As a Life Path 3, you are in the company of…
- Jane Austen (December 16, 1775)
- Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812)
- Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883)
- Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896)
- John Travolta (February 18, 1954)
- Mo Yan (February 17, 1955)
- Shania Twain (August 28, 1965)
- Yao Ming (September 12, 1980)
- Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) (January 9, 1982)
Life Path 4
You are a born planner, a builder, a worker bee. Life Path 4s are architects, though not in a literal “you-are-an-architect-by-profession” sense, but in the sense that you contribute to the design of our society. You are also one who designs your own life, most likely someone who follows the ideology of free will over fate. You are one who will build your life stone by stone, someone who has a clear understanding of every step you must take to accomplish your objectives. You rarely lack focus and you seem to be fueled by an inner, independent engine.
You are pragmatic, persistent, and thus more prone to achievement. The detail-oriented, organized aspect of your natures makes you well suited for entrepreneurship and executive management. Your greatest attribute is the innate ability to chart the milestones of a plan (that you formulated) from objectives to goals. You get things done. Once you’ve identified a goal, you go for it, with singular unshakeable determination. As a result, you will have a natural aptitude for making money and managing your money well. If you want it, you will attain high social status and become very well established in your society. Life Path 4s help to build foundations.
Life Path 4s are highly inquisitive and tend to ask a lot of questions. You need to fully understand how a mechanism functions and then you go ahead and master it yourself. You’re also a skeptic and you suspend belief until you have proof. Typically Life Path 4s are great communicators and writers. They’re analytical and ideas-motivated.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 4
Sapphire, Marble, Moss Agate, and Tiger’s Eye tend to amplify your natural Life Path 4 energies. Green and blue also amplify your 4 Emanation.
As a Life Path 4, you are in the company of…
- Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452)
- Mark Twain (November 30, 1835)
- J.P. Morgan (April 17, 1837)
- Hu Jintao (December 21, 1942)
- Donald Trump (June 14, 1946)
- Oprah Winfrey (January 29, 1954)
- Bill Gates (October 28, 1955)
- Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google (March 26, 1973)
- Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google (August 21, 1973)
Life Path 5
Life Path 5s are seekers. You have a restless soul and seek to know. You’re progressive, a non-conformist, and require your freedom to explore. Life Path 5s tend to be open-minded, tolerant, and receptive of differing, diverse, even dissenting views. Someone with your personality would be suited for careers in social justice, advocacy, publishing, in legislature, or political service, as you have a natural gift for political thought and organizing large groups. You might further note that a significant portion of those who achieve great fame are Life Path 5s. That is because Life Path 5s explore, push their boundaries, challenge the status quo, and seek change.
You have innate business and entrepreneurial skills, though you may be too fun-loving and unfocused to truly succeed at your own business if you don’t bring in alliances and support from those who are going to be more money-oriented. You are not motivated by money-making, so very few Life Path 5s achieve great wealth. However, you do have the inclination for achieving great recognition and attention for what you do. Your career must make you happy, or you will grow disinterested in career pursuits very quickly. Prospects of money or security are simply not enough for you. Life Path 5s want and need more in order to truly feel fulfilled. They will spend their adult lives trying to find out what that “more” is for them.
Those of Life Path 5 tend to live for the moment and sometimes forget to save for tomorrow. You may have a tendency to go to extremes and throughout your life you must seek temperance and find balance. How your adulthood will manifest is going to be based greatly on how well you’re able to find temperance and balance in your youth.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 5
Diamond, Crystal Quartz, Hematite, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Coral (for safe travel and health), and Seraphinite (particularly for women who are Life Path 5) tend to amplify your natural Life Path 5 energies. Green and blue also amplify your 5 Emanation.
As a Life Path 5, you are in the company of…
- Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706)
- Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743)
- Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809)
- Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809)
- James Joyce (February 2, 1882)
- Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893)
- William Faulkner (September 25, 1897)
- Malcolm X (May 19, 1925)
- Steven Spielberg (December 18, 1946)
- Faye Wong (August 8, 1969)
- Mark Zuckerberg (May 14, 1984)
Life Path 6
You are a born nurturer. You possess a strong innate moral compass and you naturally gravitate toward faith and convictions. You are a traditionalist. You become the moral compass for others. Life Path 6s have a very magnetic emanation and attract others to them easily. You have a magnanimous presence and people can feel the warmth and benevolence of your aura before they even see you in the room.
You have a gift for assuaging others and letting them feel safe and secure. You work through crisis well and can lead people through crisis. Although you do not pine for the spotlight or require yourself to be the leader, when tragedy hits, it will be you who leads others to safety and provides a sense of calm. You are the knight in shining armor.
You will demonstrate a natural aptitude for networking and forging alliances. You are an integral part of your community and may even be an activist, or actively involved in your community. You work well in partnerships and throughout your life will attract many allies.
You have a sincere concern for the weak and the downtrodden. You are the shoulder that people cry on. As a Life Path 6, you lend a sympathetic ear to souls in need but without discipline in your early years, may end up lacking the personal tools necessary to truly be helpful to others. Therefore, in your early years, you have to focus on yourself and self-sufficiency so that you are in the best position possible to help others. Life Path 6s have to learn to help themselves before they help others.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 6
Emerald, Peridot, Angelite, and Lepidolite tend to amplify your natural Life Path 6 energies. Green and indigo also amplify your 6 Emanation.
As a Life Path 6, you are in the company of…
- Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888)
- Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884)
- Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879)
- Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920)
- George W. Bush (July 6, 1946)
- Stephen King (September 21, 1947)
- Warren Buffett (August 30, 1930)
Life Path 7
Life Path 7s seek higher knowledge. They are the most inquisitive of the nine life path emanations when it comes to self-education, ideas, and philosophy. From birth, they possess an innate sense that there is more to this world than what is perceived by the five physical senses. Life Path 7s are thinkers, seekers of truth and wisdom, and radiate with refinement.
Those who are young and in their early stages of this life path are analytical, critical, enjoy philosophy and philosophical discussions. They are born thinkers. They are observant. They are highly perceptive to their surroundings and come to a deeper understanding of human nature than others. Those who are mature in development and in their later stages of this life path are wise and in full control of their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual faculties.
You are a perfectionist, however, and not only hold yourself to unattainably high standards, but also hold those around you to the same. You possess spiritual wisdom and intuition and tend to be highly respected in society, but you can also become known as detached, cold, or too rigid. Take care that you don’t become an elitist. Life Path 7s run the risk of snobbery. There could also be a tendency to be eccentric.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 7
Moonstone, Selenite, Sodalite, and Snowflake Obsidian tend to amplify your natural Life Path 7 energies. Violet and dark, opaque colors also amplify your 7 Emanation.
As a Life Path 7, you are in the company of…
- Martin Heidegger (September 26, 1889)
- Winston Churchill (November 30, 1874)
- Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904)
- John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917)
- Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875)
- Ang Lee (October 23, 1954)
- Julia Roberts (October 28, 1967)
- Diana, Princess of Wales (July 1, 1961)
Life Path 8
Your life can often play out like a tragicomedy, often dramatic and Gatsbian, filled with glamour and glitz or harrowing pain, cataclysms, and loss. Power struggles are often at the crux of your struggles. Inadvertently, the people you hurt most are the people you love most. Life Path 8s do not like drama, and yet their lives play out like one anyway.
You are both a visionary and a risk-taker. You follow only your own decisions and rarely take into consideration what others advise you, so you can get reckless, especially when you become single-mindedly obsessed with achieving a particular goal. Although you are a visionary, you have a difficult time articulating to others what it is you see and often fail to convey your vision to others. Thus, what seems clear and unambiguous to you may remain confusing and poorly explained to others.
You tend to take on a near-obsessive drive and determination to accomplish what goals you have happened to set. When you have identified your goal, you go at it with singular indomitability. Your life can be very up and down as a result, because you are so focused on attaining that one thing that you neglect other important areas of your life.
For Life Path 8s, stability is often a main contentious issue. Depending on the other numerological emanations, Life Path 8s can be either incredibly stable, secure, and resourceful, or they go in the opposite direction and have to constantly battle with stability and attaining a sense of stability. Life Path 8s often end up in these situations that can only be described as quantum entanglements.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 8
Jade, Aventurine, Gold, Citrine, and Moss Agate tend to amplify your natural Life Path 8 energies. Silver, gold, and metallic colors also amplify your 8 Emanation.
As a Life Path 8, you are in the company of…
- Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854)
- Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835)
- Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794)
- Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881)
- Deng Xiaoping (August 22, 1904)
- Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932)
- Condoleeza Rice (November 14, 1954)
- Andy Lau (September 27, 1961)
- Fan Bingbing (September 16, 1981)
Life Path 9
You are a born humanitarian. Life Path 9s diverge into either one of two possible paths: that of the artist or that of the healer.
The artist is imaginative, creative, and has a strong sense for innovating beauty, defining beauty, and restoring beauty. The healer is generous, selfless, socially conscious, and has incredible bedside manners. Both paths of the Life Path 9 are philanthropic, deeply compassionate, and will have a strong concern for social justice, equality, and the welfare of others.
Life Path 9s will devote a great deal of their energy to the greater good. They sacrifice their money, time, and energy for a better world. It gives you great satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment to have made a difference.
You tend to have friends from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. You are a hub for differences to converge and become one. You are open-minded, progressive, and welcoming of all. You are less likely than the other life paths to be prejudiced and do not accept social biases. You are a true egalitarian.
Life Path 9s typically accrue a great deal of good karma, and so they enjoy financial stability in unexpected seemingly inexplicable ways, be it through inheritance, benefactors, donors, or sheer luck. In a sense, though, Life Path 9s are also karmically cursed to a life of selflessness. When Life Path 9s become selfish or self-centered, their worlds tend to turn upside down and much affliction befalls them. Life Path 9s will often seem destined for a life of service to others, and service to the greater good.
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Final Thoughts on Life Path 9
Ruby, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Malachite, Sunstone, Onyx, and Obsidian tend to amplify your natural Life Path 9 energies. Red and gold also amplify your 9 Emanation.
As a Life Path 9, you are in the company of…
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta (August 26, 1910)
- Anton Chekhov (January 29, 1860)
- John Keats (October 31, 1795)
- Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935)
- Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875)
- John D. Rockefeller (July 8, 1839)
- Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882)
- Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922)
Emanation 11 (Life Path 2)
The emanation of 11 in your date of birth means you are highly charged with clairvoyance, spirituality, and psychic energy. 11s will be more attuned to spiritual practice and through the course of their karmic life paths, will discover their role as bridges between the conscious world and the collective unconscious or the Divine. They are spiritual messengers. 11s have strong empathic abilities and will possess a powerful aura and presence. Platinum, silver, mother of pearl, and glossy whites amplify your 11 Emanation.
Emanation 22 (Life Path 4)
The emanation of 22 in your date of birth means you are one of the master architects of the world. You possess a remarkable gift for turning the intangible and theoretical into the tangible and materially manifested. You dream big and you change history. Oftentimes those with 22 in their dates of birth work for material gain. They want power and lots of it. Know that there are no limits to what you are capable of. Oftentimes those who are 22 were child prodigies who grow up to become citizens of the world. They are endowed with farsighted vision. Of all the numerological emanations, you possess the greatest potential for accomplishment, but you will also devote the entirety of your life and efforts manifesting that accomplishment. 22s are powerful, but if they do not learn from an early age how to harness that power, they may end up paralyzed by their own doubts and insecurities. Gold, bronze, and copper will amplify your 22 Emanation.
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