Healing by the Numbers

Numerology is an ancient system of numbers that can help you recognize your strengths, identify harmful patterns, and change your life for the better. 

Numerology is the tradition of divining information about life through numbers. Since the dawn of human history, numbers have been a source of information about people and the world around them. For a more complete introduction to the origins of numerology, read this excerpt from my book. Here we will examine numerology as it relates to your health.

There are six numbers that make up theNumerology Blueprint of who you are. You get three numbers from your name, and three numbers from your birth date. The most important number from your Numerology Blueprint is your Life Path Number.

How to find your Life Path Number

Take your full date of birth and reduce it to one digit.


Let’s look at someone born on 4/27/1977:

  • 4+2+7+1+9+7+7=37                                                                                      
  • 3+7=10
  • 1+0=1

The person born on 3/27/1977 is a 1 Life Path.

Note: If your full birth date reduces down to the Master Number 11 or 22, refer to the definitions of the 2 Life Path and the 4 Life Path, respectively.

The Life Path Numbers 1 through 9

The 1 Life Path

The 1 Life Path strives to be # 1 in all facets of their life. If they feel they are not, it can make them very unhappy. The 1 Life Path works so hard to succeed, and when they finish with one project, they move right on to the next. As a result, they don’t always make time for their bodies.

What I have found to be the magic bullet for the 1 Life Path is physical exercise. If they don’t schedule time to exercise, their health starts to suffer. They may end up with neck pain, back pain, and knee pain. It is as if their body is crying out, and movement is the answer for the 1 Life Path. One great thing to do is yoga. If the 1 Life Path commits to doing basic breathing and stretching yoga poses, they will feel so much better!

The 2 Life Path

The 2 Life Path is known for having a big heart, and loves deeply. I sometimes hear stories like, “The woman died of a broken heart.” If I am able to get the birth numbers of that person, I often find that they were a 2 Life Path. The 2 Life Path feels things intensely, and their lesson in life is to learn to have healthy emotional boundaries. My analogy for the 2 Life Path is if someone fell in a well and said, “Can you help me?” They would jump right in, and say, “What’s wrong?!”

So if the 2 Life Path can create a healthy emotional boundary, they will feel much better. A 2 may occasionally have the blues. If they spend too much time trying to please everyone, they end up putting themselves in last place. To alleviate this problem, many of my 2 Life Path clients will join group therapy, or any type of group where they can talk about what is going on in their life. This makes a huge difference. Once the a 2 Life Path learns to make themselves a priority, it improves their mental and physical health.

The 3 LifePath

The 3 Life Path is the communicator and need to express themselves. If they feel they are not being heard, I have seen it frequently lead to issues with their throat. If you are a 3 Life Path and you are in a relationship where you feel what you say does not matter, you may want to re-evaluate the relationship and consider moving on. Another great idea is to write a letter to the person who is troubling you instead of trying to talk about it. Tell the person to read your thoughts, and agree to discuss it at a later time.

I cover this topic in my book, and give special affirmations to the 3, so that their ability to verbally communicate is no longer jeopardized. I am a 3 Life Path, and years ago, I often lost my voice because I didn’t feel heard; when I started doing affirmations, I never lost my voice again. 

The 4 Life Path

The 4 Life Path likes to have structure in their life. The fact that “A+B does equal C” is comforting to them. When life gets out of their control, and they feel they can’t fix it. If you are a 4 Life Path, the next time you feel a headache coming on, take a look at your environment and see what is making you feel out of control. 

The other thing a 4 Life Path can do to alleviate stress is to get outside with nature, such as gardening or walking in park – kicking your shoes off and feeling the actual grass on your feet makes all the difference! The 4 must learn to deal with the fact that they can’t control everything, and focus on just their part. If they do an excellent job on their assignment, and know that the rest is truly not their problem, they will avoid these potential health issues.

The 5 Life Path

It is hard for the 5 Life Path to relax. The 5 needs to have a lot of freedom in their life. If they feel trapped, they sometimes find unhealthy ways to escape such as drinking a little too much, or working nonstop. Altering their mind can lead to excess drama in their lives. The 5 must be careful with what they put in their body.

The 6 Life Path

The 6 Life Paths are nurturers, and also need to be in charge. I believe that the 6 Life Path is always trying to save the planet, and as a result, they have to be careful not to become the size of the planet. Their fear is that if they don’t do it, it won’t get done. It is important that a 6 find a nutritional balance in their life. They must do what they can to avoid mindless eating while they are taking care of everyone else in their life.

The 6 female has to be careful not to “over-mother” and “over-protect” her children. They must learn to release their children and trust they will be okay. The 6 Life Path is so used to damage control, they have a fear, that if it gets too quiet, it must be “ the calm before the storm.” When life is running smoothly, they need to say out loud, “It’s going good and I deserve it.” Making a habit of saying this will really make a difference!

The 7 Life Path

Although the 7 can be social, they really need their privacy and sacred space. If a 7 feels they can’t have their special time alone, they will be miserable and find unhealthy ways to escape, just like the 5 Life Path. To stay healthy, it would be wise for the 7 to keep a journal to purge their thoughts. The 7 is the Vibration that needs to find a base of faith they can believe in, or they can become cynical. While they work on the spiritual side of who they are, it actually helps them on a mental and physical level. Note: The water has a very calming effect on the 7. When the 7 is troubled, if they can get to the ocean or another body of water, they will start to feel better. Even just taking a warm bubble bath, hitting the pool or hot tub will bring some peace to the 7 Life Path.

The 8 Life Path

In my Numerology research, it is not uncommon for an 8 Life Path to have health issues early on that they need to overcome. It is important for the 8 to stay keenly aware of any health issues that may arise and nip it in the bud. Since the 8 Life Path is here to establish financial security, they can get so caught in their work, or taking care of family, that they may ignore the early physical symptoms that can become a real problem later on. For example, if their back hurts a little bit, and they ignore it, the back can go completely out at a later time. If something in their body doesn’t feel right, they should not let time pass before looking into it.

Additionally, the 8 can sometimes feel like the world is out to get them, and end up feeling very victimized. To pull them out of that slump, I suggest comedic movies that make them laugh, and music that makes them want to dance!

The 9 Life Path

The 9 Life Path is very responsible and they have a hard time asking for help, even when they really need it. They often believe that “If you loved me, you’d know what I need from you,” which is so often not the case. The other problem the 9 has is releasing the past. If their childhood was difficult, they often hang onto the pain, and that can lead to unhappiness. So the 9 Life Path must learn how to stay in the moment, and embrace today.

They must learn to ask for help when they need it. They tend to hold their stress in their shoulders and neck; I see this as symbolic because they carry “the weight of the world” on their shoulders. The 9 should regularly get a head and neck message if at all possible. That release will help them feel so much better. This will do wonders for the 9 Life Path.

Note: When you read the Life Path Numbers, if you find some of the health problems you are experiencing listed under a different Number, chances are it is because that Number is somewhere else in your Numerology Blueprint 

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