Your Life Path Number is calculated by adding all of the numbers in your birth date together. There are three ways to do this; however the two most commonly used methods are “adding across” and “reducing down.” Neither method is right or wrong – they’re just different. The method used is simply a matter of personal preference.
This is how to calculate a Life Path Number by adding across:
Step 1: Add together all of the numbers in your birth date by adding them across.
Make sure you write the full birth year – for example, 1969 rather than just 69.
Let’s use the birth date October 11,1969 (10-11-1969), as an example:
1+0+1+1+1+9+6+9 = 28
Step 2: Continue adding any double-digit numbers together until you get a single-digit Life Path Number between land 9 unless it totals 11, 22, or 33, which then becomes an 11/2, 22/4, or 33/6.
2+8 = 10
1+0 = 1 Life Path Number
Now, let’s see what happens when we get a total of 33, as with birth date January 8, 1968 (1-8-1968)
1+8+1+9+6+8 = 33 Life Path Number
Since we do not add 11, 22, or 33 together, this would be a 33/6 Life Path Number.