How to Calculate your Numbers
Although you can always use the numerology calculator found on my website or on another numerology website, sometimes you may want to quickly calculate a number, and so it will be helpful to know exactly how the numbers are obtained. The following are simple steps for quick results. Download this handy reference for your daily numbers for the entire year: Daily Numbers Tables.
The Life Path
The Life Path is among the important core numbers that describe the nature and style of your life’s journey. It is easily calculated by first reducing the numbers of your birth date–day, month, year–to single digits, then taking the sum of these numbers. The only exception to this rule is with the master numbers 11 and 22. These are not reduced to 2 and 4, respectively.
For example, for a person born May 29 1983, the Life Path would be calculated as follows:
- Day: 29th: 2+9=11
- Month: May, 5th month: 5
- Year: 1983: 1+9+8+3=21, reduce 21 to single digit: 2+1=3
- Now, take the sum of the reduced numbers: 11+5+3=19
- Reduce the sum: 1+9=10
- Reduce again: 1+0=1. The Life Path number is 1.
The Personal Year Number
To calculate the Personal Year number for a given year, first reduce the numbers of the birthday, month and given year to a single digit. Note that if the result is either 11 or 22, a Master number, do not reduce to a single digit. For example, for a person with a Birthday on June 29, you would calculate the Personal Year number for 2015 as follows:
- Birth Month: June = 6
- Birth Day: 29, 2 + 9 = 11 (do not reduce)
- Calendar Year: 2015, 2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8
- Add the results for the Month, Day and Year: 6 + 11 + 8 = 25.
- Reduce the total to a single digit or Master number: 2 + 5 = 7, the Personal Year number is 7.
The Personal Year begins in January and ends in December. For detailed descriptions as well as yearly planning exercises for each Personal Year, see Chapters 4 – 12 in The Power of Time.
The 9-Year Epicycle
The 9-Year Epicycle reflects the natural growth, development and completion cycle of life.
The Personal Month Number
The Personal Month number provides helpful information for planning your year on a month-by-month basis. It will not change or significantly modify the trends indicated by your Personal Year number, but it will help focus its energy into productive areas of activity. To calculate a Personal Month number, add the Calendar Month (reduced to a single digit or Master number), and the Personal Year number. For example, the Personal Month for December, for a person whose Personal Year is 7:
- Personal Year: 7
- Calendar Month: December = 12, 1 + 2 = 3
- Add the Personal Year to the Calendar Month: 7 + 3 = 10 = 1. The Personal Month number is 1.
The energy of the Personal Month begins on the 1st of the month, and ends on the last day. Its influence peaks in the 2 middle weeks of the month and wanes in the last few days.
The Personal Day Number
For added insights on a day-to-day basis, consider your Personal Day number. To calculate your Personal Day number, add the values (reduced to single digits or Master numbers) of the Calendar Month, the Calendar Day and your Personal Year. In the example below for February 14th, for a person whose Personal Year is 7:
- Personal Year: 7
- Calendar Month: February = 2
- Calendar Day: 14, 1 + 4 = 5
- Add the numbers: 7 + 2 + 5 = 14, reduce to a single digit: 1 + 4 = 5. The Personal Day number is 5.
Interpretations for Personal Days are similar to those for Personal Months and Personal Years, but should be scaled down to a day-to-day level of activity. Before interpreting a Personal Day number, keep in mind your global yearly picture, that is, your Personal Year number, as well as your monthly trends as indicated by your Personal Month number. Use the keywords to interpret your days according to your lifestyle. See full blog post on Daily Numbers.
Here are a few keywords reflecting the areas of focus for each of the 9 numbers:
1 New beginnings, adjustments to the direction of your life, leadership
2 Adaptability, relationships and partnerships, cooperation, receptivity
3 The social life, creativity and joie-de-vivre, self-expression
4 Work, foundations, family, health
5 Change, instability, adventure, new experiences, creativity, freedom
6 Responsibility, family, the search for peace, balance and harmony
7 Study, research, the inner life, honing your skills, meditation
8 Career, results, power, accomplishment, money, business
9 Endings, Letting go of the old, humanitarianism, the arts
The 4 Pinnacles
These are 4 cycles that cover distinct periods of the life, from childhood and young adulthood (1st pinnacle), to the middle years (2nd and 3rd, covering most of the 30s and 40s), and the 4th and final pinnacle, covering the second half of the life from the late 40s or early 50s onward. The birth Day, Month and Year numbers are used to calculate the Pinnacles.
1st Pinnacle: Month plus Day
2nd Pinnacle: Day plus Year
3rd Pinnacle: 1st Pinnacle plus 2nd Pinnacle
4th Pinnacle: Month plus Year
Duration of Pinnacles
Pinnacle 1: 36 – Life Path
Pinnacle 2: 9 years
Pinnacle 3: 9 Years
Pinnacle 4: To end of life