Your Life Path Number is calculated by adding together the numbers in your birth date until you have a single digit or 11. So my birthday is June 13, 1962 which calculates to 0+6+1+3+1+9+6+2 = 28. Then you add those together 2+8 = 10. And you end up with 1+0 = 1. So my Life Path Number is 1. Then you can look on a website such as this one from Felicia Bender to read a description of your Life Path Number.
After I determined my Life Path Number I calculated the numbers for family members and friends. I found the numbers to be surprisingly accurate for their personalities and career choices. Many of my family members work or volunteer as teachers and their Life Path Numbers all corresponded to either the Teacher or Nurturer type.
I’m still searching for my life purpose but learning my Life Path Number helped me become more aware of my personal strengths and weaknesses. If you found it useful to learn your Life Path Number then you may want to calculate other numbers such as your Personality Number and your Heart’s Desire/Soul Urge number.