Ready to dive into the intriguing world of Life Path numbers?
A Life Path number can be from 1 to 9 or one of the Master Numbers: 11, 22, and 33. However, stick with single digits when determining your romantic compatibility with a prospective lover.
Let’s say you need help deciding whether to swipe right or left when meeting someone. In that case, you only need to know your and the other person’s Life Path number. This digit is based on the day you and your future lover were born.
Computing Your Life Path Number
Compute your Life Path number by adding all the numbers in your birthdates until you arrive at a single digit. If you encounter one of the master numbers in your calculations, don’t reduce any further—keep it as is.
Let’s say you were born on August 12, 1976.
Step One: Reduce month
In numerology, every month has a numerical value corresponding to its calendar position. For example, January is 1, February is 2, March is 3, and so on. Since August is the 8th month, its value is 8.
Step Two: Reduce Date
1 + 2 = 3
Step Three: Reduce Year
1 + 9 + 7 + 6 = 23 = 2 + 3 = 5
Step Four: Add Everything Together
Take all the numbers from the first three steps and add them together. In our example, it would be 8 + 3 + 5 = 16 = 7. In other words, a Life Path of 7.
If you don’t want to figure out the number yourself, use an online tool, like this verified life path calc.
Life Path Number Compatibility
Life Path numbers can reveal, with amazing accuracy, whether someone’s a good fit. That way, you can decide if you want to start a relationship with them or if finding someone else to fill the void would be best.
There are patterns to romantic compatibility. For example, multiples of 3s tend to have energies that blend well with each other, as do multiples of 2s.
Combine the knowledge you get from exploring romantic compatibility through Life Path Numbers with your intuition. That’s because sometimes, numerology doesn’t tell the whole story—it needs to be complemented by inner wisdom.
Life Path 1
1s, with their boundless energy and confidence, have a singular ability to focus on ambitious goals with a laser-like intensity that can be breathtaking. They see life as a glorious adventure and are dying to take you along for the ride.
However, they’re fiercely independent, wanting to be with you one moment and needing to be by themselves the next. Another potential problem is that frequently, it’s their way or the highway. So, if you’re used to relationships where there’s give and take, you should steer clear of a 1.
1s are most compatible with 5s. That’s because both numbers have a ravenous thirst for adventure. Once a 1 hooks up with a 5, they’re off the races! 1s are also highly compatible with 3s, 5s, and 6s, but aren’t a good match with other 1s, 8s, and 9s.
Life Path 2
For 2s, having an intensely passionate and profoundly fulfilling relationship is the most important thing in life. Their profound empathy helps them to perfectly sync with their partners, resulting in a deeply satisfying relationship. They’re devoted to their lover and shower them with lots of attention.
They expect their romantic partner to work as hard as they do. If you’re not up for the task, it’s best not to get involved with a 2. Because they’re sensitive and easily hurt, 2s can sometimes be high maintenance.
They tend to be most compatible with 9s because both numbers are extraordinarily attentive to their partner’s emotional needs. 2s also harmonize well with 4s, 6s, and 8s, but don’t usually get along with 3s and 5s.
Life Path 3
3s have an effervescent, outgoing personality that makes them a joy to be around. Their charisma makes them excellent communicators and gives them the ability to put others instantly at ease.
However, they’re a little too frivolous at times, making it challenging to connect with them on a deep level.
3s find the greatest romantic satisfaction with 5s because both Life Path numbers see life as a grand adventure. Both numbers love to take journeys to far-flung corners of the world and enjoy every moment of their action-packed, excitement-filled lives.
3s are also compatible with 1s and 9s. They’re not so great with 2s, other 3s, 6s, and 8s.
Life Path 4
4s have a strong sense of responsibility and an intense desire for stability. While they’re not typically romantic, they’ll show their devotion with their undying loyalty and by ensuring that all of your material needs are met. However, if you’re a person who thrives on passion and affection, it might be in your best interest not to fall for someone traveling down this Life Path.
Since they crave stability above everything else, 2s are the best match for 4s, finding the emotional security they so desperately need in this Life Path number.
4s can also make great music with 7s and 8s, but aren’t not a good romantic fit for 3s, 5s, and 9s.
Life Path 5
5s love to be the life of the party. Their spontaneity and unquenchable thirst for adventure make them lots of fun to be around. This makes a relationship with a 5 intensely exciting in the early stages, but unfortunately, a lot of the time, their romantic entanglements don’t last long.
Their distaste for routine and doing things the same way makes them ideal partners for 7s who love to question everything. That’s true even if their introversion might seem to make them unsuitable for adventure-loving and outgoing 5s.
5s also get along well with 1s and 3s, but not so good with 2s, 4s, and 9s.
Life Path 6
6s are known for being capable of a passionate romantic intensity that makes relationships with this Life Path number profoundly fulfilling. They value family and home life above all else.
Their keen ability to provide lots of emotional support for others makes them particularly good romantic partners. One caveat is that they neglect their emotional needs because they excessively cater to their lover’s needs.
6s harmonize the best with 2s because both numbers have a keen ability to connect on a deeply emotional level. 6s also partner well with 1s, 8s, and 9s, and are least compatible with 3s and 7s.
Life Path 7
7s have an insatiable intellectual curiosity with a raging passion for pondering life’s eternal mysteries. They tend to be introverted, preferring to read a book in the comfort of their own home instead of mingling with others in crowded settings.
Even if they find someone with whom they can strike up a conversation, their emotional guardedness makes it challenging to forge a romantic bond with them. Because 7s need a lot of time by themselves, they pair well with 5s, who can go off and do their own thing while their lover gets to spend time alone.
7s also make excellent matches with 4s and 7s, but don’t get along so hot with 6s, 8s, and 9s.
Life Path 8
8s are natural-born leaders with an intense desire to succeed. Their keen ability to attain the lofty goals they set for themselves makes them excellent entrepreneurs and CEOs. While they typically put a ton of effort into ensuring their romantic relationships are long-lasting, they also have a need to call the shots.
If you’re an 8, you might want a partner who balances out your overriding ambition with a love of family life. That’s why 6s, with their ability to create nurturing relationships and a stable home environment, are the perfect match for you.
8s are also harmonious with 4s, and not compatible with 1s, 3s, 5s, 7s, and 9s.
Life Path 9
9s are profoundly spiritual individuals whose depths of compassion are practically limitless. They can set their egos aside as they do things that contribute to the betterment of humankind.
Their keen ability to be emotionally supportive makes them exceptional romantic partners. However, they’re not so good at letting go of the pain of past relationships, tending to bring their psychological baggage into each subsequent partnership.
If you’re a 9 looking for a partner, your dreams will come true if you romantically hook up with another 9. That way, you’ll have someone by your side when you’re working to make the world a better place.
9s also have romantic compatibility with 3s, and 6s, but aren’t great matches for 1s, 4s, 5s, 7s, and 8s.
The Life Path number is one of the most important things in a numerology chart. Because it offers penetrating insights into the nature of our close relationships, personality trait changes, self-sabotaging behaviors, and lots of other things, it can help make our lives more fulfilling and meaningful.
Julianne has a bachelor’s in communication and journalism working with Psychic Spirituality & Relationships. She has also practiced numerology, tarot, and other psychic arts.