Author: Victor Epand
The first calculation to make for a numerological chart is the birth date. The date needs to be written out in the mm/dd/yyyy format. For example if you were born on January 23rd of 1980 it would be 01/23/1980. If you add the numbers of the birth date together you will have the Life Path number. In the example given, it would be 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 0 or 24- which then reduces to 2 + 4 or 6. The Life Path number is a representation of who you were when you were born and how those ingrained traits will take you through life. Remember that the numbers need to be between 1 and 9 except for the master numbers. Do not reduce 11 or 22 as they are the master numbers and a valid result to have.
Those who were born with a Life Path of 4 are meant to have a life defined by extreme intelligence, practicality, mechanical ability and organization. Trustworthy, down to earth and extremely talented these people are born to be achievers. It is also likely that they will find prestige and even fame with their abilities. They have an uncanny ability of making even the most unrealistic plans work out in the end.
Managing and being managed are equally easy for these people- a rare trait. They demand a great deal of accomplishments from themselves and are able to bring out the same level of work from those around them. Their strength of will can come across as a stubborn demeanor. They are defined by their honesty and are very direct in their manner of speaking. When they have made a decision, it is done- right or wrong. Set in their ways, they genuinely think that they know how to handle things better than anyone else around. Their obsession with work can become a problem if not kept in check.
Organization and planning come naturally to these perfectionists. To do lists are a favorite tool of these people. They do work well under pressure when a giant obstacle is in the way. In their relationships, they are devoted and loyal to those around them. Friends will be few but extremely close, often lasting their entire lives. Those with their Life Path in the number 4 are extremely dependable. Their determination and patience can take them through anything. It is likely they will spend a lot of time cleaning up other people's messes but this ability will be noticed and may lead to great business opportunities.
The negative aspects associated with a Life Path in the number 4 can include repressive tendencies, excess, dogmatism and narrow mindedness. Superficiality leaves a bad taste in their mouth and they are likely to show their disdain. They are more detailed oriented than big picture and they can often miss the larger scheme of things. Their workaholic nature can take a toll on their relationships and health- resulting in nervous conditions and insomnia.