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 born with a Life Path of 5 are meant to have a progressive, influential and adventurous life. These are the people who will make the world a better place somehow. Freedom is their life's blood- the pursuit of and guarantee of it for every person. Versatile, adaptable and intelligent these people are able to operate independently to put plans into motion. Their compassion and progressive mind make them ideal for a role in government, law or another position of authority.
Communication comes naturally and they can do so in a way that motivates others. Their wit is what defines their message and they are able to sell nearly any point. They despise routine and mundane tasks. Happy but impulsive, they normally don't have a plan in place for the future. They do best in an environment that challenges their mind, puts them into contact with other people and gives them room to express their innovative methods. Adventurous, they want to explore every path either mentally or physically. Risks don't faze them and they will plow ahead through insurmountable obstacles and come out on the other side.
They dislike restriction, even when it comes to their romantic life. Their need for freedom doesn't always mean promiscuity or cheating but a stable, understanding partner will have to be found. Jealousy and possessiveness will push this person to the door. Demands are likely to be met with an icy wall or a vapor trail as they run off. If their need for open space can be respected, these people can be a great deal of fun to be around and their partner's will often learn something during the wild, crazy ride.
The negative aspects of a Life Path of the number 5 include lacking a sense of direction in which to point all of those talents in, restlessness, impulsiveness, discontent, and irresponsibility. They can become self indulgent and neglect the feelings of the people around them. Their energy may become so scattered they don't achieve anything. It can be easy for them to become excessively discouraged when they don't manage the progression they had in mind.