How to Calculate Your Numerology Birth Path

Every path has primary and secondary influences

Simple mathematics will reveal what your birth path numbers are according to your birth date numbers. Each birth path consists of primary and secondary influences. The day of your birth indicates your primary birth path. The sum of ​the month, day, and year indicates your secondary birth path.

Here is the formula for calculating your birth path number, along with several examples:

How to Calculate Your Numerology Birth Number

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The birth path calculation example given below is for the birthdate of Nov. 26, 1973.

Birth Path Numerology Formula

Month: 11
Day: 26 (2+6 = 8) 8 = Primary Birth Path = Affluent Personality
Year: 1973 (1+9+7+3 = 20 / 2+0 = 2)
Month+Day+Year (11+8+2 = 21 / 2+1 = 3) 3 = Secondary Birth Path = Artist

Celebrity birthdates are given as examples under each of the birth path numbers.

Birth Path Characteristics by Number

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | eleven | twenty-two
Note: Master numbers 11 and 22 stand alone and are not summed together. Simple numbers are 1-9, master numbers are 11 (11, not 2) and 22 (22, not 4).

Birth Path Number 1: Achiever

Bill Clinton And Bill Gates Testify At Senate Hearing On Global Health
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Number: 1
Personality Type: Achiever
Traits: Born leader, ambitious, do-it-yourselfer

If you were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, or 28th of any month, your primary birth path is an achiever.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With an Achiever Birth Path

President Bill Clinton: Born Aug. 19, 1946
Achiever / Visionary


Day: 19 (1 + 9 = 10 = 1) Primary Birth Path = 1
Year: 1946 (1+9+4+6 = 20 / 2 + 0 = 2)
Month+Day+Year (8 + 1 + 2 = 11) Secondary Birth Path = 11

Bill Gates: Born Oct. 28, 1955
Achiever / Pragmatist


Day: 28 (2 + 8 = 10 = 1) Primary Birth Path = 1
Year: 1955 (1+9+5+5 = 20 / 2 + 0 = 2)
Month+Day+Year (10 + 1 + 2 = 13 / 1 + 3 = 4) Secondary Birth Path = 4

Wayne Dyer: Born May 10, 1940
Achiever / Visionary


Day: 10 (1 + 0 = 1) Primary Birth Path = 1
Year: 1940 (1+9+4+0 = 15 / 1 + 5 = 6)
Month+Day+Year (5 + 1 + 6 = 11) Secondary Birth Path = 11

Birth Path Number 2: Idealist

Mahatma Ghandi enjoys a laugh with his two granddaughters Ava and Manu at Birla House in New Delhi.

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Number: 2
Personality Type: Idealist
Traits: Loving, peacemaker, optimistic

If you were born on the 2nd or 20th any month, your primary birth path is an idealist.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With an Idealist Birth Path

Mahatma Gandhi: Born Oct. 2, 1869
Idealist / Philosopher


Day: 2 Primary Birth Path = 2
Year: 1869 (1+8+6+9 = 24 / 2 + 4 = 6)
Month+Day+Year (10 + 2 + 6 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9) Secondary Birth Path = 9

Joe Biden: Born Nov. 20, 1942
Idealist/Idealist


Day: 20 (2 + 0 = 2) Primary Birth Path = 2
Year: 1942 (1+9+4+2 = 16 / 1+6 = 7)
Month+Day+Year (11+2+7 = 20 / 2+0 = 2) Secondary Birth Path = 2

Birth Path Number 3: Artist

President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial

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Number: 3
Personality Type: Artist
Traits: Creative, imaginative, joyful

If you were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st, or 30th of any month, your primary birth path is artist.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With an Artist Birth Path

Florence Nightingale: Born May 12, 1820
Artist / Achiever


Day: 12 (1 + 2 = 3) Primary Birth Path = 3
Year: 1820 (1+8+2+0 = 11)
Month+Day+Year (5 + 3+ 11 = 19 = 1 + 9 = 10 = 1) Secondary Birth Path = 1

President Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin: Both born Feb. 12, 1809
Artist/Opportunist


Day: 12 (1 + 2 = 3) Primary Birth Path = 3
Year: 1809 (1+8+0+9 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9)
Month+Day+Year (2+3+9 = 14 = 1 + 4 = 5) Secondary Birth Path = 5

Birth Path Number 4: Pragmatist

President Obama

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Number: 4
Personality Type: Pragmatist
Traits: Organized, hardworking, practical-minded

If you were born on the 4th, 13th, or 31st of any month, your primary birth path is a pragmatist.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With a Pragmatist Birth Path

President Barack Obama: Aug. 4, 1961
Pragmatist / Idealist


Day: 4 Primary Birth Path = 4
Year: 1961 (1+9+6+1 = 17 / 1+7 = 8)
Month+Day+Year (8 + 4 + 8 = 20 / 2+0 = 2) Secondary Birth Path = 2

Christopher Columbus: Born Oct. 31, 1451
Pragmatist / Seeker


Day: 31 (3 + 1 = 4) Primary Birth Path = 4
Year: 1451 (1+4+5+1 = 11)
Month+Day+Year (10 + 4 + 11 = 25 / 2 + 5 = 7) Secondary Birth Path = 7

Birth Path Number 5: Opportunist

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Number: 5

Personality Type: Opportunist
Traits: Like to socialize, big spender, chance taker 

If you were born on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd of any month, your primary birth path is opportunist.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With an Opportunist Birth Path

Donald Trump: Born June 14, 1946
Opportunist / Pragmatist


Day: 14 (1 + 4 = 5) Primary Birth Path = 5
Year: 1946 (1+9+4+6 = 20 / 2 + 0 = 2)
Month+Day+Year (6 + 5 + 2 = 13 / 1 + 3 = 4) Secondary Birth Path = 4

Albert Einstein: Born March 14, 1879
Opportunist / Caregiver


Day: 14 (1 + 4 = 5) Primary Birth Path = 5
Year: 1879 (1+8+7+9 = 25 / 2 + 5 = 7)
Month+Day+Year (3 + 5 + 7 = 15 / 1 + 5 = 6) Secondary Birth Path = 6

Birth Path Number 6: Caregiver

Martin Luther King, Jr
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Number: 6
Personality Type: Caregiver
Traits: Dependable, compassionate, nurturer

If you were born on the 6th, 15th or 24th of any month, your primary birth path is caregiver.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With a Caregiver Birth Path

Martin Luther King Jr.: Born Jan. 15, 1929
Caregiver / Achiever


Day: 15 (1 + 5 = 6) Primary Birth Path = 6
Year: 1929 (1+9+2+9 = 21 / 2 + 1 = 3)
Month+Day+Year (1 + 6 + 3 = 10 = 1) Secondary Birth Path = 1

Dr. Edward Bach: Sept. 24, 1886
Caregiver / Idealist


Day: 24 (2 + 4 = 6) Primary Birth Path = 6
Year: 1886 (1+8+8+6 = 23 / 2 + 3 = 5)
Month+Day+Year (9 + 6 + 5 = 20 / 2 + 0 = 2) Secondary Birth Path = 2

Hawayo Takata: Dec. 24, 1900
Caregiver / Achiever


Day: 24 (2 + 4 = 6) Primary Birth Path = 6
Year: 1900 (1+9+0+0 = 10 / 1 + 0 = 1)
Month+Day+Year (12 + 6 + 1 = 19 / 1 + 9 = 1) Secondary Birth Path = 1

Birth Path Number 7: Seeker

Aretha Franklin

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Number: 7
Personality Type: Seeker
Traits: Spiritual, questioning, eccentric

If you were born on the 7th, 16th or 25th of any month, your primary birth path is seeker.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With a Seeker Birth Path

Eckhart Tolle: Born Feb. 16, 1948
Seeker / Pragmatist


Day: 16 (1 + 6 = 7) Primary Birth Path = 7
Year: 1948 (1+9+4+8 = 22)
Month+Day+Year (2 + 7 + 22 = 31 / 2 + 1 = 4) Secondary Birth Path = 4

Billy Graham: Born Nov. 7, 1918
Seeker / Achiever


Day: 7 Primary Birth Path = 7
Year: 1918 (1+9+1+8 = 19 / 1 + 9 = 10 = 1)
Month+Day+Year (11 + 7 + 1 = 19 / 1+ 9 = 10 = 1) Secondary Birth Path = 1

Aretha Franklin: Born March 25, 1942
Seeker / Affluent


Day: 25 (2 + 5 = 7) Primary Birth Path = 7
Year: 1942 (1+9+4+2 = 16 / 1 + 6 = 7)
Month+Day+Year (3 + 7 + 7 = 17 / 1+ 7 = 8) Secondary Birth Path = 8

Birth Path Number 8: Affluent

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms stands on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Number: 8
Personality Type: Affluent
Traits: Wealthy, accomplished, educated

If you were born on the 8th, 17th, or 26th of any month, your primary birth path is affluent.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With an Affluent Birth Path

Hillary Clinton: Born Oct. 26, 1947
Affluent / Artist


Day: 26 (2 + 6 = 8) Primary Birth Path = 8
Year: 1947 (1+9+4+7 = 21 / 2 + 1 = 3)
Month+Day+Year (10 + 8 + 3 = 21 / 2 + 1 = 3) Secondary Birth Path = 3 

Bernie Sanders: Born Sept. 8, 1941
Affluent / Opportunist


Day: 8 Primary Birth Path = 8
Year: 1941 (1+9+4+1 = 15 / 1+5 = 6)
Month+Day+Year (9 + 8+ 6 = 23 / 2 + 3 = 5) 5 = Secondary Birth Path

Elvis Presley: Born Jan. 8, 1935
Affluent / Philosopher


Day: 8 Primary Birth Path = 8
Year: 1935 (1+9+3+5 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9)
Month+Day+Year (1 + 8 + 9 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9) Secondary Birth Path = 9

Louise Hay: Born Oct. 8, 1926
Affluent / Philosopher


Day: 8 Primary Birth Path = 8
Year: 1926 (1+9+2+6 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9)
Month+Day+Year (10+8+9 = 27 / 2 + 7 = 9) Secondary Birth Path = 9

Dr. Andrew Weil: Born June 8, 1942
Affluent / Artist


Day: 8 Primary Birth Path = 8
Year: 1942 (1+9+4+2 = 16 / 1 + 6= 7)
Month+Day+Year (6 + 8 + 7 = 21 / 2 + 1 = 3) Secondary Birth Path = 3

Birth Path Number 9: Philosopher

Portrait of British musician John Lennon (1940 - 1980) (center) and his wife, artist and musician Yoko Ono (extreme left) as they attend an unspecified rally in Hyde Park, London, England, 1975.

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Number: 9
Personality Type: Philosopher
Traits: Analytical, inspirational, intuitive

If you were born on the 9th, 18th, or 27th of any month, your primary birth path is philosopher.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With a Philosopher Birth Path

Edgar Cayce: Born March 18, 1877
Philosopher / Affluent


Day: 18 (1 + 8 = 9) Primary Birth Path = 9
Year: 1877 (1+8+7+7 = 23 / 2 + 3 = 5)
Month+Day+Year (3 + 9 + 5 = 17 / 1 + 7 = 8) Secondary Birth Path = 8

John Lennon: Born Oct. 9, 1940
Philosopher / Caregiver


Day: 9 Primary Birth Path = 9
Year: 1940 (1+9+4+0 = 14 / 1 + 4 = 5)
Month+Day+Year (10 + 9 + 5 = 24 / 2 + 4 = 6) Secondary Birth Path = 6

Carl Sagan: Born Nov. 9, 1934
Philosopher / Achiever


Day: 9 Primary Birth Path = 9
Year: 1934 (1+9+3+4 = 17 / 1 + 7 = 8)
Month+Day+Year (11 + 9 + 8 = 28 / 2 + 8 = 10 =1) Secondary Birth Path = 1

Birth Path Number 11: Visionary

Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Number: 11
Personality Type: Visionary
Traits: Enlightened, thinks outside the box, futuristic minded

If you were born on the 11th or 29th of any month, your primary birth path is visionary.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With a Visionary Birth Path

Francis Schlatter: Born April 29, 1856
Visionary / Affluent


Day: 29 (2 + 9 = 11) Primary Birth Path = 11
Year: 1856 (1+8+5+6 = 20 = 2)
Month+Day+Year (4 + 11 + 2 = 17 / 1 + 7 = 8) Secondary Birth Path = 4

Oprah Winfrey: Born Jan. 29, 1954
Visionary / Pragmatist


Day: 29 (2 + 9 = 11) Primary Birth Path = 11
Year: 1954 (1+9+5+4 = 19 / 1 + 9 = 10 = 1)
Month+Day+Year (1 + 11 + 1 = 13 / 1 + 3 = 4) Secondary Birth Path = 4

John F. Kennedy: Born May 29, 1917
Visionary / Seeker


Day: 29 (2 + 9 = 11) Primary Birth Path = 11
Year: 1917 (1+9+1+7 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9)
Month+Day+Year (5 + 11 + 9 = 25 / 2 + 5 = 7) Secondary Birth Path = 7

Birth Path Number 22: Global Thinker

Harvey Milk

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Number: 22
Personality Type: Global Thinker
Traits: Goal oriented, business minded, international Interests

If you were born on the 22nd of any month, your primary birth path is global thinker.

Celebrities and Notable Persons With a Global Thinker Birth Path

Elizabeth Warren: Born June 22, 1949
Global Thinker / Caregiver


Day: 22 Primary Birth Path = 22
Year: 1949 (1+9+4+9 = 23 / 2+3 = 5)
Month+Day+Year (6 + 22 + 5 = 33 / 3 + 3 = 6) Secondary Birth Path = 6

Harvey Milk: Born May 22, 1930
Global Thinker / Opportunist


Day: 22 Primary Birth Path = 22
Year: 1930 (1+9+3+0 = 14 / 1+4 = 5)
Month+Day+Year (5 + 22 + 5 = 32 / 3 + 2 = 5) Secondary Birth Path = 6