Numerology: The Difference Between Your Life Path Number & Your Personality Number

When it comes to gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves, our gifts and challenges, and forecasting future events, numerology can reveal hidden answers to the biggest questions in our lives.

Today we are going to look at two important aspects of numerology so that you can learn more about your life’s path and purpose and also about how the world sees you. Learn more about the key differences between your life path number and your personality number right here!

Why Does Numerology Work?

Numerology works in much the same way that astrology does, but the vessel or medium is different. In astrology, we have planets and energies and connections and angles, and each of those things vibrates at a different energetic frequency, and with different themes.

The numbers of the Universe are no different. Numbers, in every language and every culture, represent the same values across the world. Thus, the notion of numerology began with the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, who was always exploring the mysteries of life in numbers.

We find angles of all kinds in our spiritual lives that give answers and foundations as well, answers astrology cannot always give us.

Two of those answers are the life path number and the personality number.

One determines your life’s path and soul’s purpose, the other determines how you are seen or viewed by the world.

Calculate Your Life Path Number & Soul’s Purpose

The life path number is one of the more commonly known numbers in numerology. It is calculated using the digits of your birth date, all of which are combined to a single digit.

That single digit resonates with the themes of numerology that are numbered 1 to 9. The purpose of the life path number is to reveal your soul’s purpose in this lifetime.

So, let’s say you are a life path 1, for example. That number embodies leadership, intuition, and a take-charge attitude in life.

The life path number tells you that your soul’s purpose is to be the leader of your own Destiny. You might be a business owner, an actual captain, or the leader of a military base for example. You would use your intuition in life to seek out opportunities in which you intuitively know you would excel.

Each of the numbers 1 to 9 represents a different life’s path or soul’s journey.

You would calculate this number by turning your birthdate into a numeric date, and then adding any double digits down to one number, or use our life path number calculator right here.

Let’s say for example your birthdate is December 1, 2000. Turn that date into a numeric date: 12/01/2000.

Then, you add each of those numbers together to get your life path number.

1 + 2 + 01 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 6

That individual has a life path 6. Once you know your life path number, use our numerology guide to find out what your life’s purpose is by learning more about life path 6.

Now let’s have a look at another important number, your personality number.

Calculate Your Personality Number

Whereas your life path number is the number that dictates your soul’s purpose and path, your personality number is the number that expresses how you are seen in the world. How the world views you and identifies your personality.

Believe it or not, whether or not someone is a grouch, a crook, a saint, or an angel, can all be determined by their personality number.

To calculate personality number, use your name. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with a specific number on an alphabetized numerical chart. But for the personality number, we only use the consonants in our name.

Spell out your name, and then assign one of these numbers to each consonant letter. Now you are going to add them all up for your personality number. You can also use our free personality number calculator right here!

Once you know your personality number, compare it with our numerology guides. You may find it surprisingly accurate in the same way your zodiac sign themes are accurate.

Concluding Thoughts…

Congratulations! You know a little bit more about yourself now. You know what your soul’s purpose is and how the world sees you. You may even have answers beyond astrology that can help guide you towards better choices in your life.

When we have more certain answers, we have more certainty in our lives as a whole and more confidence in ourselves. It is that certainty and confidence that gets us closer to our path of abundance. What did you learn about yourself today?

Related Article: Ways to Use Your Life Path Number For Success

About The Author

Christine Beswick

As a Scorpio, Christine Beswick is a natural empath, using her watery emotional side to bring you the astrology answers you need to find abundance. Christine’s favorite tools of choice are the stars, as it was her grandmother who first told her many moons ago that’s where all the answers were. Christine’s Scorpio side favors writing as her medium of choice to express those answers. When she’s not pondering life’s big questions, it is Christine’s dream to one day be the crazy cat lady on her street.
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