Source: Numerology

Numerology, the study of the world through the vibrations of numbers, is a fun way to gain insights on yourself and your life journey.

An easy way to get started with Numerology is to first discover your life path number, a number created out of your birthday.

To start, we’ll work with an example.

**Step #1: When were you born?**

My birthday is August 25, 1989.

**Step #2: Translate into numbers**

Since August is the 8th month of the year, it represents the number 8. A two digit number will presents two numbers, not one. If you were born in October, the 10th month, you’ll have 1 and 0. Since I was born on the 25th, it becomes 2 and 5. The same goes for 1989, it’s actually four numbers and not one.

So here is my group of numbers: 8, 2, 5, 1, 9, 8, 9

**Related: How to Calculate Your Expression Number**

**Step #3: Add together and simplify**

Take your birthday in number form, and add it all together.

So, August 25, 1989 becomes…

8 + 2 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 42

But it doesn’t stop there.

Since I got 42, let’s add these two numbers together.

4 + 2 = 6

And now I have my Life Path number.

**Rule exceptions: 11 and 22**

The only numbers that we don’t simplify are 11 and 22. These are the Master Numbers. If you were born in November, add 11 to your formula, not 2. If your end result is 11 or 22, keep it that way.

Now that you have your life path number, it’s time to find out what they mean. Stay tuned for the second part of this post, __What Does Your Life Path Number Really Mean?__