## 2 Using The Life Path Number

Once you have recognized the qualities of your Life Path number, your next step is to use it to attract new opportunities into your life.

For example, if you are looking for a number to play a game of chance, your Life Path number is a good place to start. From there, you can develop a series of other numbers by coming up with multiples of your Life Path number.

Let’s take a Life Path number of 7, for example. Using 7 as your starting point, you can also use 16, 25, 34, 43, 52, and 61, since these all reduce down to 7. Other two-digit numbers that reduce down to 7 include 79, 88, and 97.

Theoretically, you can come up with an infinite number of numbers that eventually reduce down to 7, so depending on the number of digits you needed in a lucky number, you could come up with a number of good choices.

CORE NUMBER #2 - Your Expression Number

SOURCE: Sum of numeric value of all letters in birth name.

This is the second most important number in your chart. Your Expression Number is sometimes referred to as your Destiny Number, because it represents who you are destined to be - in other words, it represents the lessons you came into this life to learn. The Expression Number is
generally considered to represent your main focus in life and is very significant in the career you spend much of your life in.

In a spiritual sense, your Expression Number contains all of the experiences and knowledge that you have gathered and internalized over the course of many lifetimes. This body of information is made up of everything that has happened to you, regardless of how unimportant it may seem, and represents the entirety of your personal and spiritual evolution.

Your Expression Number is created by converting all of the letters in your name - as it was given to you at birth - into numbers by using the following chart:

There is an important rule to remember when assigning numbers to letters, and this is when dealing with the letter ‘Y’. If the ‘Y’ is used as a consonant and is deliberately pronounced, it is considered to be a consonant. If the ‘Y’ is considered to be “silent” or is used as a vowel, it is classified as a vowel. The ‘Y’ in Yolande, for instance, would be classified as a consonant, but the ‘Y’ in Harry would be classified as a vowel.

As an example, let’s look at George Brian Peterson’s chart. In anticipation of creating the third Core Number, we’ll put the vowels above the name and the consonants below. As you will see in a moment, the third Core Number is created by adding the vowels alone, so it speeds up the next step by doing it this way.

Using the conversion chart above, we would put a 7 under the G of his first name, a5 over the E, a 6 over the O, a 9 under the R and a 5 over the E. We continue on with the rest of the name and wind up with the following:

The next step is to add up the numbers in the top row:

5 + 6 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 5 + 6 = 44 = 4 + 4 = 8

Adding the bottom row gives us:

7 + 9 + 7 + 2 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 5 = 61 = 6 + 1 = 7

To arrive at the Expression Number, add the totals of the top and bottom rows:

8 + 7 = 15 = 1 + 5 = 6

Therefore, George’s Expression Number is Six. By referring back to the Basic Meanings, we can see that George is likely to be a good father and husband, and will place a great deal of emphasis on his family and home life. He will be a valued member of the company he works for, and people who work with him will rely on him quite a bit, not only for the way in which he does his job, but also in the manner in which he makes the workplace a pleasant place to be.

CORE NUMBER #3: Your Heart’s Desire

SOURCE: Sum of vowels in birth name.

The third most important number in your numerology chart is called your Heart’s Desire, and is arrived at by adding up all of the vowels in your name. You can see now why we arrange the vowels in the top row apart from the consonants.

Your Heart’s Desire represents your inner motivation and intention, and as such tells us a lot about how you make the choices you make in life. Because it is an integral part of your inner being, the Heart’s Desire is often considered to be closely related to that part of you that passes from one lifetime to another. It’s interesting to note that many numerologists refer to this number as the
Soul’s Urge.

Since we’ve already calculated this number (5 + 6 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 5 + 6 = 44 = 4 + 4 = 8), we know what George’s third Core Number is.

In George’s example, we can see how the Eight will help him achieve the material success that makes him such a good provider for his family. With their physical needs taken care of, George and his family will be able to focus better on the emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives that will bring them a well-balanced home life.

CORE NUMBER #4: Your Birth Day

SOURCE: Reduce day of birth to single digit.

The fourth most important number in your Numerology chart is your Birth Day. Your date of birth reveals a special skill or talent that you possess that will assist you in your journey to self-realization and fulfilment, and it helps us to understand one of your important strengths.

As the name suggests, this number is based on the day of your birth. This is probably the easiest number to calculate, since at the most, it requires reducing a two-digit number down to a single-digit number.

In the case of George Brian Peterson (you remember him, right?), he was born November 15, 1966, so his Birth Day number is:

1 + 5 = 6

It’s interesting to note that George’s Birth Day number is the same as his Expression number. This has a strengthening effect on George’s Six nature, and it doesn’t seem likely that we would find him cruising the bars late at night, does it?

I’m often told that some people consider their birth date to be a lucky number for them, and it may very well be in some cases. From a strictly numerological standpoint, however, it is not the luckiest number they could use, since it is the least significant of the four Core Numbers.