How to calculate the Life Path Number  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:

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. 