For some, numbers are simply used to tell them how much money they have left in their bank accounts. But for many others, they are used to guide and predict their lives in strange and mysterious ways.

Mystics have been giving advice based on numerology for a very long time.

Under the philosophy of numerology, certain numbers mean different things. Numbers can be used to analyse a personality, identify patterns in life and even predict the future.

## Finding your life path number

According to numerology, everyone has a different life path. These paths are calculated by adding up the values of your birth date.

For instance, if your birthday is December 30, 1989, you'll first write it out like this: 12/30/1989.

As December's number is 12, you'll calculate the number like this: 1+2 = 3

The day = 30, so 3+0 = 3

And then the year: 1989 which is 1+9+8+9 = 27. As 27 isn't a single digit number, you'll reduce it by adding 2+7 which will give you a figure of 9.

This gives you 3+3+9 which is equal to 15.

Finally you will add 1+5 which will give you 6. And there's your number!

There are 12 possible life path numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 22, and 33.

Numbers one through 9 are called "typical numbers," while 11, 22, and 33 are known as "master numbers" because they are a variation of other numbers.

Each number has specific personality traits which can you help you better understand yourself, and also reveal opportunities, challenges, and lessons you will encounter during this lifetime.

Mystics also believe your number will determine which mate you are most compatible with. This is because every individual's number's strengths and weaknesses will compliment your personality differently.

## Who are you compatible with?

### Number 1

Strength: Number 1's are born leaders who love a challenge. This means in relationships, you have the need to be in charge.

Weakness: Your weaknesses are selfish behavior and stubbornness which could break down your relationship.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with numbers 2, 6 and 9 who will provide you with stability.

### Number 2

Strength: You are a natural peacemaker who is sensitive, sincere and loyal. Your sociable and calming personality means you're a great best friend and an even better lover.

Weakness: You may have a challenge with being over-helpful which may lead to exhaustion.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with numbers 1, 4, 8 and 22 who will provide you with strength.

### Number 3

Strength: You are a people lover who is admired for your ability to share knowledge with others. You are also adventurous and creative and require freedom in your relationships.

Weakness: You may have a problem with oversharing and speaking over others.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with numbers 5, 7 and 9 who will prove to be great adventure buddies and will help you communicate better.

### Number 4

Strength: You are down to work and appreciate accomplishment and efficiency above everything. You are admired for your unfailing logic and emotional strength.

Weakness: Although this is a good thing, it may also mean you're seen as boring for your inability to take risks.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 2, 6, 8, and 22 who will prove to be the most understanding of your need for security.

### Number 5

Strength: You live for adventure. You are a free spirit whose magnetic personality draws people in and sweeps them off their feet.

Weakness: Because of your free spirit, you are constantly looking for the next challenge to postpone boredom.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 3, 6 and 7 who will keep you grounded but will complement your lust for life.

### Number 6

Strength: If you're a 6, you are probably admired for your nurturing abilities. People love you because you are a domestic, stable and loyal partner.

Weakness: You can also be possessive, jealous and stubborn

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 1, 4, 5, and 33 who will encourage your caretaking abilities.

### Number 7

Strength: You are an enigmatic character whose spiritual wisdom intrigues others. You are a solitary person who has great intuition.

Weakness: You can seem eccentric, cynical and detached.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 3, 5 , and 11, whose intelligence will impress you.

### Number 8

Weakness: Your relationships may also be the scene of power struggles, control issues and jealousy.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 2, 4, and 7 who will understand your need to win.

### Number 9

Strength: You are a team player, a person who is valued for your helpfulness. You have a strong sense of compassion and generosity.

Weakness: You also have trouble letting go of the past and can become confused when life throws some challenges your way.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 1, 3,11, and 33 who will help you form your winning team and will appreciate your compassionate nature the most.

### Number 11

Strength: You are always ready to lend a hand and offer great advice. You have the incredible gifts of intuition and observation, which not only makes you easy to get along with, but it also makes you great at business.

Weakness: While you may see it as helping, others may interpret some of your actions as manipulative. You can oftentimes be indecisive and over-sensitive.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 4, 7, 9, and 22 because they will accept who you are and make you feel secure at all times. Planning for a future together and making commitments will be a breeze.

### Number 22

Strength: You are highly successful because you have your sight set on specific goals and your creativity and drive will you achieve them. Being a master builder means you work for the greater good before turning the focus on your own success.

Weakness: You get very passionate about most things and that can make you seem overbearing and bossy.

Soulmate: You are most compatible with 2, 4, and 11 as they will help you take things easy with their humor when you're feeling overwhelmed.

### Number 33

Strength: You're very spiritual with a deep sense of responsibility. You make the perfect neighbor because of your nurturing, loving, altruistic personality.

Weakness: The greatest weakness for this number is to become overwhelmed by their gifts and not live up to their ideals.