Understanding Your Root Number

The basics of numerology begin with your root number, also known as the life path number. It is a singular digit derived from your date of birth. While we may observe patterns and trends in our daily lives, these can be further and deeper understood by knowing your root number and the attributes that come with it.

Your life path number can be computed by adding the digits of your birth date until you reduce them into a single digit. Numerology recognises only the numbers 1 to 9 for root or life path numbers, unless the resulting digits are the master numbers 11 and 22.

By determining the number that represents your life path, you can dig deeper into who you are as a person, including your deepest values, and the challenges you have to face in the present and future.

Why your root number matters

As mentioned earlier, your root number represents your life path. It is your life path that shows you possibilities and favourable options that are in store for you. At the same time, it provides you with insights about your good and bad traits, which you can use to improve your current life status.

The life path number suggests unique ways in which you can enjoy and overcome life’s struggles, since it reflects the universe’s design that’s unique to you. 

Also, since our root number serves as our ticket to getting to know our inner selves, you’d have the greater ability to analyse your state of mind and other natural inclinations. It likewise emphasises on the aspects that you should develop in your wellbeing to achieve success and fulfilment.

Why derive the root number from your birth date

Some people may ask why their root number is derived from their birthdate. If you are to look at your birthdate closely, you will see that it is composed of three periods in your life: childhood (year), youth (month), and adulthood (day).

Once you have determined your root number, you can then go through the attributes represented by this digit and see how these traits are connected to each period in your life.

Life offers a myriad of opportunities and possibilities for us to take, enjoy, and attain success at. However, not all these opportunities are for us; some of them may even cause us harm.

In numerology, it is believed that the root numbers allow us to better understand what life has in store for us, including what is happening in the present. For instance, people keep saying that you excel in the arts even if you are passionate about science and math (but you don’t succeed in these fields). It may be perhaps because you have the gift of creativity and expression and your root number is 3.

Meanwhile, you may have been describing your childhood friend to be snobbish and often antisocial, but she is naturally accepted by social circles and has the knack for humanitarian advocacies, all because 9 is her root number.

Does your root number say everything about you and your life?

Contrary to popular belief, your root number doesn’t predict events that are going to happen in your life. It won’t tell you when you are going to find success, or who you are going to marry, or how many children you are going to have. 

Rather, your root number offers insights to help you come up with better life decisions based on your qualities and attributes. Through the characteristics of your number, you acquire the ability to position yourself in getting the greater benefit from the opportunities that will come your way.


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