I think it’s important for you to know something about me.

I believe that my numerological life path number is 9. This is based on the numerical month, day and year I was born, using a method I read about once. *

But, what about the *time* I was born? Shouldn’t that count? If so, would I use military time, or AM/PM? Then there are time zones to consider. What about precision? Could the time just be to the minute, like 9:34? Or should it include seconds? Oh, but that would be silly! How many people track what *second* they were born? (Seriously. Do **you** know what second you were born?)

And what about the day of the week? Like, say I was born on a Friday, shouldn’t that matter? Let’s face it, Friday feels different than Monday. It seems as if that should be significant.

But, how would I convert the word “Friday” into a numerologically significant value? Maybe it’s as simple as saying ‘a’ = 1, ‘b’ = 2, and so on?

But, what if I were German? Then, Friday would be Freitag. Maybe the day of the week would have to be in a certain, “official” language for this all to work.

Sooo, to recap. I *may* have a life path number of 9, or I may not, and I thought it was important for you to know that.

* This method said to calculate the life path number by calculating the sum of the digits in your numerical birth date. For example, a person born on 8/16/1982 would add the digits (8 + 1 + 6 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 2) to get 35. The 35 further reduces by adding the digits 3 + 5 to get a final number of 8. I’ve seen other methods that differ, so the method I describe may not be “correct.” Whatever the final number is has certain meanings, which is kind of the point.

If you want to know what a given number means (or, really, if you want any *useful* information on numerology), you are in the wrong place. I’m sure Google will point you in more informative directions.

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You could do the calculations for several cultural variations and then pick a new culture. If you like the German version, for example, then just start claiming that you’re German. This could be life-changing. Thanks to you I now know my number is 4 and I have no dea what that means!

Since I’m 3/4 German, claiming I’m German wouldn’t be a huge stretch. Of course, if we can just pick cultures willy-nilly, that makes me think I could just pick whatever number I want and than find a language to use so I can end up with that number.

Come to think of it, that’s not such a bad way to go. It’s a bit like the Enneagram or MBTI — in both cases, your “type” is essentially self-selected, not assigned by birthdate, planetary configurations or other mechanisms.

But, here’s a site where some brief descriptions of the numbers can be found. If you check it out… what number do you think is most fitting for yourself?

(I’d probably go with 7 for myself, though 9 kind of works too.)