Step 1: here we have to reduce each number in the birth date (month/day/year) to a Master number, which is simply a single digit number.

Step 2: we add-up each of the digits (or Master numbers) we got in the previous step. The total number we get must be again reduced to a single-digit one.

**For Example:**

March 30, 1989.

March is the 3rd month in a year. Let’s make it a single-digit: 3 (if your birth month is October you do like the following: 1 + 0 = 1)

Birth day is 30. Sum up the numbers in your birth day: 3 + 0 = 3

The year of birth is 1989. We have to reduce it as following: 1989 -> 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = **27**. 2 + 7 = 9. The year 1989 is now reduced to 9.

Next step: we now have to add the single digits we got from previous calculations.

month is 3, day - 3, year - 9. Total: 3 + 3 + 9 = 15, 1 + 5 = 6

Above we have determined that the Life Path number of a given birth date is 6.

There is another example: October 3, 1981

October is the 10th month in the calendar. The **10** is a so-called ‘Master number’ and is not reduced to any other number/digit.

The 3rd day is a Master number too and kept as is: **3**.

The year 1981 is reduced to a single digit: 1 + 9 + 8 + 1 = 19, 1 + 9 = 10, 1 + 0 = 1.

The results we got:

month |
= |
1 |

day |
= |
3 |

year |
= |
1 |

total |
= |
5 |

So Life Path number in this case is 5. (if you have double-digit number in ‘total’ field – reduce it to a 1-digit).