What is the difference between the Life Path Number and the Birth Day Number?
As these two things are so closely related, it makes perfect sense to wonder what, if any, difference there may be between the two. Simply put, your birth day number, while still almost always reduced to a single digit (with the exceptions of 11 and 22) is often the sum of two digits. It does not take into account the month or year like the Life Path Number. Someone with a birth day number of 6, for example, could have been born on the 6th, 15th, or 24th of the month and each digit that goes into the number used to calculate your birth day number is significant. For this reason, we will examine all days from 1 to 31 broken down by birth day number and specific details regarding the actual day.
If you were born on the first day of the month you may have a particularly autonomous nature. You are likely to take your individuality and freedom of self-expression seriously. You are a self-starter and you like to make things happen. You like to tackle the big project but attention to detail is not your forte. Leave the small stuff to someone else.
Being born on the tenth day of the month endows you with all the characteristics of someone born on the first, but greatly amplified. You have strong leadership tendencies and a driving – almost reckless – desire to be the best and to be noticed. You like being the one who comes up with the solution and you work best when left to your own devices with no outside inhibitors.
Along with all the influences of the number 1, the 9 adds its own twist to the plot. It detracts from your sense of autonomy, making you eager to gather people around you to complete tasks and join you in meeting common goals. At the same time, the 1 fights for purchase making it important for you to set yourself apart and be noticed. 19 is also a Karmic Number which brings with it a tendency for attracting difficulty and problems. It is during these times that it becomes necessary to fortify your ranks with the right people to get through the rough patches and solve the problems.
Add to the qualities of 1 those of 2 and 8. A person born on the 28th may feel a sense of desire for another to share his or her spotlight, especially when there is a large and difficult goal that has been set. A successful business venture, usually short-term, is manifested in these kinds of qualities. If you were born on the 28th you may also have a heightened interest in things cultural or artistic.
Two is a number of balance. If you were born on the 2nd, chances are you need stability in your life; you like things to stay on an even keel. Your relationships matter to you and communication is vital between you and your partner. You champion diplomacy and care about first impressions.
Just like the zero amplifies the qualities of the one, so it is with two. You may tend to be too transparent. You may fall in love very quickly and place your heart before your head. You have an aching need for acceptance and will do anything to maintain harmony. Beware those who would take advantage of these traits because abusive relationships flourish when they involve people with these traits.
The 9 brings to your Birth Day Number a very idealistic mindset. You tend to break things down, analyze them, scrutinize them. You pay attention to details especially in things that are seemingly abstract. You are the type who confronts his or her partner with questions like, “Where do you think this relationship is going?” but even in crisis you try to envision a best-case scenario.
If you were born on the 3rd, your creativity shines through in everything you do. You are not satisfied with repetitive or mindless tasks. Yours is a mind that is set on bringing out the beauty and meaning in things through all manner of expression, most prominently through music, art and even creative writing. Self-expression is not a problem for you. You wear your heart on your sleeve and you like letting people in on who you are. Your life is an open book and your outlook on life is generaly positive.
The creative aspect of three is fortified with the natures of 1 and 2. This drives you to not only come up with creative expressions, but the best possible ones at that. The incorporation of the number 2 also keeps your thoughts and actions organized. If you create art, it can be abstract but it will also have a specific message and purpose that you will want made clear through it. If asked your opinion, you won't just give it, you will explain it as well and do it from a very persuasive angle.
The two rings out in people born on the 21st. You may enjoy making things like clothes or craft projects for specific people. You think of how your work impacts everyone around you. You are eager to do things and say things that will build up the people you work with and you are driven to satisfy. That determination applies to your partner, your employer, or anyone else who comes into direct contact with you on any business or personal level.
Once again we see the zero amplifying the traits of the 3. You want people to see what you have accomplished, not so much for personal accolades as much for how it uplifts, inspires, increases the quality of other people's lives, etc.
Being born on the 4th you are likely to be very industrious and responsible. Personal integrity is very important to you as is how you are perceived by others. You like things to be kept in order. “A place for everything and everything in its place” is a motto to which you relate well. Disorder and chaos can be very uncomfortable for you. You never rush. You check your work. You pay close attention to detail and meet difficulty with a clear head and sense of purpose.
The presence of the number 1 takes this sense of responsibility to an entire other level. You may tend to place yourself under a microscope, scrutinizing, analyzing, etc. This sometimes works in your favor as it does lead to improvement, but it can also turn you into your own worst ctitic. The three could also cause a bit of a clash when form and function attempts to give way to a need for self-expression. You want to insert qualities that are specific to you into things that may not willingly accommodate them, which can be very frustrating for you and anyone else who wanders into these situations.
If you were born on the 31st you possess all the best qualities of 3, 1 and 4 in that order. You have the creativity of 3 merged with the autonomy of 1 and the industrious nature of 4. Chances are you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are a wellspring of ideas and concepts that will help you achieve success. Use these things to your advantage especially in matters of business.
Being born on the 5th you have a heightened sense of the world and energies around you. Like the five points of the Pentagram that bring together the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit in an endless weave, so does the soul of a 5 feel all these things. It feels comfortable in their midst. Fives like to experience the world and its people so having an insatiable wanderlust is not outside the realm of possibility. You like to travel and experience new things all the time, especially those things that stimulate the senses.
This manifestation of 5 carries with it the benefit of a heightened sense of self-discipline. A fourteen is far less likely to be impetuous or foolhardy. The presence of the 4 allows for examination. It affords you the ability to look before you leap, but you still won't be tied down. The 1 can also make you a bit self-centered which can make you resentful if time or money stand in the way of you being able to do what you want.
Being born on the 23rd often means that your sense of oneness with things around you causes you to seek out ways to attune even better with them. You express yourself in ways that reflect your experiences of the world and of nature through artistic or other creative or demonstrative means. Earth-based spirituality may be a draw for you along with creative endeavours that promote your personal ideals.
Fairness, equality, following rules: all of these are important to you if your Birth Day Number is 6. You are outraged by acts of injustice. You may be an empath (one who can literally feel the pain or emotions of others). You are prone to want to protest the wrongs in society and your goal is to get everyone on the same page. You want to see peace in your world, in your family and relationships and within yourself.
The independent nature of the 1 and the particular attunement to the elements that comes from the 5 encircle your 6 nature. Have you tried Yoga or meditation? You should. Chances are these kinds of things will vibrate well with you and naturally compliment the vibrations of your numbers.
The number 2 accentuates your sensitivity to detail. For a true empath, this can make it difficult to concentrate on work for the desire to “fix” things. Your ability to do so could be impeded by a number of factors, though. Luckily your 4 nature also adds to your determination and gives you the wherewithal to step back and examine the situation reasonably and pragmatically. Sometimes you may find it necessary to step back and let things happen. Other times you may have an epiphany and find yourself playing the role of the true hero.
Shrewd, exacting, metticulous – all of these describe 7 well. Understanding, education, striving for perfection are all qualities sought by people with this number. You are likely to be very proud but not necessarily arrogant. You may sometimes feel like no one else really understands you and that can lead to periods of depression. You can combat that by reading a good book, particularly nonfiction or a genre you haven't tried before. Learning new things can help regulate your emotional state.
The number one accentuates the qualities of 7 making it necessary to check your attitude at the door. You are likely not to make great first impressions. People will accuse you of having a superiority complex. Keep your 6 traits close by in those moments. They will help you meet people in the middle and that will help them see you seeing THEM as equals. That can lead to some great relationships, both business and personal.
Your entire life is a big balancing act. The 2 can bring out obsessive-compulsive tendencies and make you relentlessly idealistic or perfectionistic. The 5 can also contribute to this with the added dimension of constantly striving for perfection in EVERYTHING involving relationships, work, and anything else that extends to other people. You also approach causes passionately and aggressively. If you believe in something your sense of idealism takes over.
Your ambition coupled with an excess of vigor and stamina can lead to extremely big things. You put a lot of yourself into everything you do – you pour effort and emotion into everything from work to relationships to even the most mundane of tasks. You are passionate about your work but physical labor does not appeal to you. You are far more effective in intellectual, interpersonal and even emotional areas of work. Your partner may feel intimidated by you and always feel like they stand in your shadow. There are, however ways around this if you are aware of their feelings and are able to wrangle your own.
The individual nature of the 1 can amplify the qualities of the 8 and the 7 can as well. Let other people into your circle as much as possible. Make room for different people and different personalities. Feed your affinity for dealing with emotional issues. It will help you give people the space they need and help you not be overly judgmental when forced to take sides.
Your ambition is coupled with a sense of temperance that comes from the 2 and it is lent a sense of pragmatism and humanitarianism by the 6. This can actually work well in favor of the lives you touch since your sense of personal accomplishment extends to other people through your efforts. Be careful, though, not to become a meddler. When you see something that is broken your reaction is to fix it. Some people need to be left to do their own “fixing” and you can find this exceedingly difficult.
Nines tend to champion a particular degree of idealism. They aren't happy unless and until everyone around them is happy. If you are a nine, think about how you view people. If you are a 9 chances are you are the one who over-tips the server at the restaurant, you give sacrificially to charities and even volunteer to make up for where your purse leaves off. You give with no thought of reward, but reward has its way of finding you and it does so through various manifestations.
With the influence of 1 you are more likely to be benevolent or philanthropic toward causes that affect you directly or for which you have a particular passion. Couple that with the influence of 8 and you might just be the one spearheading that cause or creating that charity!
You are passionate yet you know how to temper your passions with realistic agenda. You know how much time to devote to the things you do for others but you also understand that you need time to remain productive and to do something for yourself now and again. You also know how much money you want to give to charity but the bills always come first. You make sure that your month ends in the black so that you don't unwittingly wind up like the people you are trying to help!
The significance of 11 is important here because it lends congruency to the nature of the 2. As the 2 creates balance, the 11 can create separation as its two pieces each vie for dominance. When each of these parts find their balance, that is where the power of the 11 kicks in. The end result is an individual who has grace under pressure and is able to make sense out of absolute chaos. This is the person who saves the company from bankruptcy, the house from foreclosure and the members of his platoon from dying in a foxhole.
The Master Number 22 , like 11, can have a separating effect, causing the individual to struggle with his or her own nature and ambition. A 22 may change careers often or attempt to find new processes to replace old ones, even if there are no real problems present in the current paradigm. People with this birth number are much more like amplified twos than fours but that hunger for balance can mesh with the 4's industrious nature causing them to be ambitious to a fault. The amazing thing about that, though, is that a 22 will just make it work. Success and balance simply cannot elude them.