Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Numerology Lesson 18-The Life Path Periods

Numerology Lesson 18 - The Life Path Periods

In this Numerology lesson, we will discuss the last of the Key Cyclic Vibrations known as the Life Path Periods. Do not confuse this term with the core Life Path number. Instead these are Life Path Periods which are experienced in three stages throughout life and represent a broader range of influence than the other Key Cyclic Vibrations. Their presence brings a rather global influence and effects our individual natures in a less specific way. Whatever Life Path Period a person is in, they can learn from what the energies present and have to offer. Their influence helps to develop the character of the number within the person. 
First Life Path Period
The first Life Path Period begins at birth. This developmental period runs through youth and young adulthood. This first period is a part of life that usually includes one's school years and young adult work experiences. What a person learns during this period lays a foundation for the next Life Path Period.

Second Life Path Period
The second Life Path Period is our most productive time of life and spans our middle years. During this middle period, the energy present typically touches our family life, career, and other areas of daily life. As we grow and experience life, the knowledge developed from our experiences influence this second Life Path Period and are available to us in later years.

Third Life Path Period
The third Life Path Period is a time for integrating knowledge and wisdom. This period builds upon the growth and development of the first two Life Path Periods. It is a time for reflection and releasing any left over struggles or concerns.

A Numerological Allegory
Once there was a traveler who was born--just like all souls--with a mission. From the moment of her birth, a seed was planted deep within her being to walk entirely around the Earth.
She came into this life with a wide variety of latent abilities. Her time in the crib was part of her journey, as were her first attempts at crawling and her first steps. In fact, her birth was actually her first "step" on her journey.

As she grew, it was clear to any thoughtful observer that her life, like all lives, was heading toward "something" or "somewhere". As she became of age to travel outside of her community, it was with fond farewells that her loved ones expressed their parting words of love and support.
As she traveled each day, month, and year the path was constantly changing. However, what didn't change was what excited and motivated her as she walked along the path.

Her travels brought her into contact with many other people and, as people do, they had their own perceptions of who she was and what she was doing. Since she was well nurtured as a young girl, she knew that other's impressions of her were... well, their impressions.

As she was becoming more adept in her daily walking, it was also becoming clear to her that she had her strengths and weaknesses. To her credit, she continually practiced turning her weaknesses into strengths. She knew that they were not personal defects but instead were gifts placed within her being to develop her being in new ways.

She walked through the countryside. She walked through various towns cities, states/provinces and... eventually, countries. She walked, lived life, and experienced the path. Sometimes the path was fraught with difficulties while at other times it provided sure footing under her (rather tired) feet. And yes, for all of you readers with a 7 Life Path, she occasionally enjoyed passage on ships. She's quite a person but it's too much of a stretch to say she walked on water!

After much more walking, she actually began to include continents traveled in her journal of events.
Finally, at the end of the last continent, she looked back over her travels. All of the people, places, and things. She pondered what she had added to her soul and the world in which she had walked.
Allegory Interpretation
Hopefully, at this point in our on-line workshop, you were able to connect some of the elements of our traveler's story with the elements found in this Numerology course. Here's a list for your enjoyment:
  • Where She's Headed: Expression
  • Her Latent (and latter developed) Abilities: Life Path, Birth Day, and Intensification Points
  • What Excited and Motivated Her: Heart's Desire
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Changes: Personal Day, Month, Week, Year
  • Impressions of Others: Personality
  • Weaknesses Transformed into Strengths: Habit Challenge
  • Cities Visited: The Essences and The Transits (coming up in the next two lessons)
  • Regions and Countries Visited: Pinnacles and Challenges
  • Continents Visited: Life Path Periods
  • What She Added To Her Soul and the World: Maturity Number

Timing of the Life Path Periods

The following chart illustrates ages when Life Path Periods begin and end. The transitions from one period to the next are very gradual. The Periods always change in a 1 Personal Year, but the influences of the next Life Path Period are sometimes felt a couple years before they actually change. In the same way, a previous Life Path Period gradually fades over a period of a couple of years after the new Life Path Period begins.

Like the Pinnacles and Challenges, the Life Path determines the timing of the Life Path Periods:
  1. The First Life Path Period starts at birth.
  2. The Second Life Path Period starts on January 1 of the 1 Personal Year closest to the 28th Birthday.
  3. The Third Life Path Period starts on January 1 of the 1 Personal Year closest to the 56th Birthday and continues the rest of the life.

Age Chart for Life Path Period Timing

Life Path Number First Life Path Period  Second Life Path Period Third Life Path Period
9 0-27 28-54 55 on
8 0-28 29-55 56 on
7 0-29 30-56 57 on
6 0-30 31-57 58 on
5 0-31 32-58 59 on
4 0-23 24-59 60 on
3 0-24 25-51 52 on
2 0-25 26-52 53 on
1 0-26 27-53 54 on

Calculating the Life Path Periods

  • The First Life Path Period is digited down from the Month of Birth.
  • The Second Life Path Period is the digited down from the Day of Birth.
  • The Third Life Path Period is the digited down from the Year of Birth.
By this point in the course, you know how to interpret the Master Numbers of 11 and 22.
We begin by using Barbara's date of birth as our example:

26th 1953
11/2 Master No.
2 + 6 = 8 1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
1 + 8 = 9
11 + 8 + 9 = 28
2 + 8 = 1 Life Path
Month of Birth  = The First Life Path Period
11/2 First Life Path Period
Day of Birth = The Second Life Path Period
2 + 6  = 8 Second Life Path Period
Year of Birth  = The Third Life Path Period
1 + 9 + 5 + 3 = 18
1 + 8 = 9 Third Life Path Period

By calculating Barbara's birth date we determine that her First Life Path Period is an 11/2. Because her Life Path is a 1, her First Life Path Period is felt from birth until the end of December after her 26th Birthday. The influences of the 11/2 expose her to energies represented in this Master Number. Therefore, the energies of awareness, creativity, inspiration, and developing a sixth sense are present.
Remember these influences are broad in nature. Perhaps she recognizes situations in her environment that provide examples of these qualities. But most often the impressions that are left with the individual are outside of conscious awareness. We also know that she experiences the Master Number of 11 as the single digit of 2.

The energy in the First Life Path Period lingers for a couple years into the second Life Path Period, just as the Second Life Path Period is felt for a couple years before it actually officially begins.
Barbara is experiencing her Second Life Path Period now and it is an 8 vibration. This period started on the beginning of January before her 27th Birthday and will conclude at the end of December before her 54th Birthday. The 8 vibration as her Second Life Path Period influences her productive years. The energies present themselves as environmental influences of power, authority, and leadership skills. During this productive period, her career ideas and family influences may contain these qualities. She may also notice how others use power and authority as well as how organized and efficient they are. She may examine her values and beliefs in these areas. Keep in mind that a Life Path Period provides a global influence. It subtly guides a person to notice the qualities that the vibration represents.
Barbara experiences a 9 for her Third Life Path Period. It begins in the January before her 54th Birthday. Her integrative years will guide her with the wisdom of a 9 vibration. She  may desire to expand herself spiritually and creatively. The 9 holds within it universal understanding. What a nice last Life Path Period to behold. This vibration assists in addressing all areas of life since a 9 holds all vibration within it.

Final Notes

Remember to examine an individual's whole chart to see if the same vibrations appear anywhere else in the chart. Concentrations of the same energy create a greater importance to work with and understand the dynamics of the vibration.

The Transits

The individual letters of the alphabet combine together to create many different aspects found in a Numerology chart. The letters make up the Expression, Heart's Desire, and the Personality. The Growth Number, First Letter, and First Vowel are also derived from letters. We devote this lesson to the individual letters expressed as Transits.

When calculating an Essence Chart,  we note which letter in our first, middle, and last names are influencing the current year. (Again, the system will work regardless of how many individual names are within a person's complete name.) The combined vibration equals the Essence, but each individual vibration, or Transit, also represents significant energy influences for the given year. Each Transit has an independent message while it is operating in a given year. The Transits and Essences are equal in their importance to the Personal Year and it is helpful to interpret their energies together

To refresh your memory, the following chart illustrates the length of time each letter is active as a Transit influence.

Letter Length of
A J S 1 year
B K T 2 years
C L U 3 years
D M V 4 years
E N W 5 years
F O X 6 years
G P Y 7 years
H Q Z 8 years
I R   9 years

Age Chart for Timing of The Transits and Essences

By using Barbara's name as an example, we can highlight the active Transits. Note the current year and you'll find which Transits are influencing the year in question. Each Transit lasts between one and nine years as indicated in our previous chart. Their influence starts on the subject's Birthday rather than January 1st like the Personal Year does.

Year Age First
1953 0 B=2 A=1 K=2 5
54 1 B=2 N=5 K=2 9
55 2 A=1 N=5 E=5 11
56 3 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
57 4 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
58 5 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
59 6 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
60 7 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
61 8 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
62 9 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
63 10 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
64 11 R=9 A=1 L=3 13/4
65 12 B=2 N=5 L=3 10/1
66 13 B=2 N=5 Y=3 10/1
67 14 A=1 N=5 Y=3 9
68 15 R=9 N=5 Y=3 17/8
69 16 R=9 N=5 Y=3 17/8
70 17 R=9 N=5 Y=3 17/8
71 18 R=9 N=5 Y=3 17/8
72 19 R=9 N=5 Y=3 17/8
73 20 R=9 N=5 K=2 16/7
74 21 R=9 N=5 K=2 16/7
75 22 R=9 A=1 E=5 15/6
76 23 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
77 24 A=1 N=5 E=5 11
78 25 B=2 N=5 E=5 12/3
79 26 B=2 N=5 E=5 12/3
80 27 A=1 N=5 L=3 9
81 28 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
82 29 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
83 30 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
84 31 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
85 32 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
86 33 R=9 A=1 Y=7 17/8
87 34 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
88 35 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
89 36 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
90 37 B=2 N=5 Y=7 14/5
91 38 B=2 N=5 Y=7 14/5
92 39 A=1 N=5 Y=7 13/4
93 40 R=9 N=5 K=2 16/7
94 41 R=9 N=5 K=2 16/7
95 42 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
96 43 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
97 44 R=9 A=1 E=5 15/6
98 45 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
99 46 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
2000 47 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
01 48 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
02 49 B=2 N=5 L=3 10/1
03 50 B=2 N=5 L=3 10/1
04 51 A=1 N=5 L=3 9
05 52 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
06 53 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
07 54 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
08 55 R=9 A=1 Y=7 17/8
09 56 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
10 57 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
11 58 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
12 59 R=9 N=5 Y=7 21/3
13 60 R=9 N=5 K=2 16/7
14 61 A=1 N=5 K=2 8
15 62 B=2 N=5 E=5 12/3
16 63 B=2 N=5 E=5 12/3
17 64 A=1 N=5 E=5 11
18 65 R=9 N=5 E=5 19/1
19 66 R=9 A=1 E=5 15/6
20 67 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
21 68 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
22 69 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8
23 70 R=9 N=5 L=3 17/8

Interpreting The Transits

When interpreting the Transits and Essences, remember to examine their energy in conjunction with the Personal Year. The Personal year is covered in Numerology Lesson Fifteen. Refer to Lesson Nineteen for the Essences.

Note the Transits operating in 1999, in Barbara's example above, are R, N, and E. The same Transits were operating in the previous year. In the year 2000, the E completes and the vibration of L takes its place on November 26, of that year (Barbara's Birthday). The R continues on and completes in the year 2002, while the N carries on until November 26th of the year 2008.

Barbara was is in a 2 Personal Year in 1999. The chart above shows that Barbara began a 19/1 Essence in her 1 Personal Year and the 19/1 Essence duration is 2 years. Now let's combine the energy of initiating new ideas and developing talents (found in the 19/1 Essence) with the Transit influences of R, N, and E.
  • The R brings with it a creative and compassionate period. Ambition is highlighted but confusion can also be present. Sometimes it is hard to sort through all the options possible while sensing and feeling so much. Sometimes delays present themselves while self love is highlighted.
  • The N brings a pleasurable period with exciting events. Travel is indicated. Many changes are possible. Adaptability is enhanced and will bring opportunities. The finances can fluctuate but usually arrive at the right time. A progressive attitude can help lighten responsibilities and attract help in ways not previously thought of.
  • The E brings added freedom and possibly exciting changes. Opportunities for meeting new and interesting people may appear. Opportunity to travel or become involved in a more global approach to life is present. Sometimes this can be an eccentric period of life.
We notice that both the N and the E are 5 energies. This may add a restless quality to Barbara. Sometimes she may find it hard to finish what she has begun. She may even change ideas more frequently than usual. Because she is in a Karmic Essence of a 19/1, she may challenge herself to openly surrender and develop individual talents and interests more fully than in other times of her life. The activity in her Transits may expose her to the world in vaster ways assisting her in attracting opportunity.


Whenever we have a repeated energy, or the same letter appearing as an active Transit more than once, it can attract over or under balanced energy. In addition, when the same numerical vibration is active as a Transit more than once, as illustrated by the N and E in Barbara's chart, out of balance energies may occur. The excessive energy can always be directed by practicing awareness.

Transit Highlights

A (1 year):
Change, new starts, beginnings. A change of direction in the career, or a change in home. Creative projects begin.

An overactive energy is present. Pay attention or opportunities may be missed.
B (2 years):
A slower pace is indicated. Teamwork, partnerships or love interests are favored. High sensitivity is possible. Time to balance health.

Emotions could be extreme at times. A good time to learn how to center and balance.

C (3 years):
Creativity is enhanced. Social activities are highlighted. Domestic life could become stressed. A time to learn how to enjoy but restlessness could result.

May desire to play too much with little accomplishment or become extremely restless.

D (4 years):
Opportunities to organize and take responsibility for one's own life. A practical, hard working period. Rest is needed.

Can become a workaholic. Life can seem limiting. There is a challenge to free oneself from limiting beliefs or restrictions.

E (5 years):
Freedom is sought. Time of exciting changes and meeting new people. Opportunity to travel and possible new or renewed love interests. Can also be an eccentric period.

May change ideas and interests too often and not yield results from application of efforts.

F (6 years):
Responsibilities are taken on. A good financial period. Domestic matters become important. Romantic interests are highlighted.

Can become overburdened with responsibilities.

G (7 years):
Solitude needed at times. Tendency towards secrecy. Finances may be good. Excellent period for study and research.

Spending too much time alone could alienate others or create a desire to withdraw from the world.

H (8 years):
Good period for business expansion. Financial trend is upwards. Can try too hard. Can establish independence.

May become overambitious and encounter resulting consequences.

I (9 years):
An emotional period. Sensitivity and nervousness are heightened. Sometimes delays prevail. May be a time of highs and lows. Creative opportunities present themselves.

May have difficulty in getting things started because of so many distractions.

J (1 year):
A change of some sort on the horizon. Financial prospects are good. Indecisive at times.

Over activity and distraction may lead to confusion.

K (2 years):
A spiritually inspiring period. Partnerships are enhanced. Time to balance health. May attract situations needing mediation.

An emotionally sensitive time.

L (3 years):
Many new friends and social events. Good time for creative purposes. Be careful not to waste opportunities by scattering energies.

Over indulging in pleasure can be enticing.

M (4 years):
A practical and realistic time. Desire to work hard. Finances improve slowly. Energy levels may seem a little low at times.

May have tendency to over work. Need to get enough rest.

N (5 years):
Pleasurable period with exciting events. Travel indicated. Many changes possible. Adaptability enhanced. Finances may fluctuate but appear when needed.

May feel extreme restlessness.

O (6 years):
Good period for study. Domestic responsibilities accepted. Finances improve. A calm, sure period.

Can become emotionally drained by the problems of others.

P (7 years):
Intellectual activities enhanced. Time spent alone is needed. Good business vibration if precautions taken.

Desire to isolate from the world.

Q (8 years):
Good time for Finances to improve. Unusual business ventures favored. Eccentric time. Tactful communication is important to maintain understanding.

May be judged as over-eccentric by others.

R (9 years):
A creative and compassionate period. Ambitions are highlighted. Much confusion and emotion present. May be delays at times.

Closure to many events and delays are possible. Sometimes a difficult period leading to deeper understanding of self.

S (1 year):
Circumstances may change. Often surprises appear. May feel over emotional at times. An active and ambitious period.

Situations may regress or revert needing more thought and attention.

T (2 years):
Possible change of home. Partnerships are likely to prosper. Important to take care of health matters. May feel more sensitive and aware than usual. Intuition is present.

May feel more tension than usual.

U (3 years):
This is a creative time. Enjoyable experiences associated with groups. Pay attention to finances. Confidence may need boosting from time to time.

May be a very confusing period.

V (4 years):
May progress with an important practical venture. Personal power is highlighted in this period. Possibility for outstanding achievement combined with hard work.

Plans may be too ambitious to be carried out. Take caution or can become overworked.

W (5 years):
Many changes are possible. An adventurous and impulsive period. Travel likely. Interests are varied and may change quickly and often.

Tendency to scatter energy over many interests may occur.

X (6 years):
Home life is enhanced. An unusual period in some ways. Public recognition is possible. Romantic and love interests highlighted.

May feel a need to support others needs before individual needs are met.

Y (7 years):
A need is present  to choose a direction. Solitude desired to sort life decisions. Spiritual awareness gained after confusion.

May vacillate with mental confusion feeling unable to take positive action.

Z (8 years):
Fine financial prospects may reveal themselves. Business ability enhanced. May be attracted to the unusual or esoteric subjects. Domestic matters may lack attention.

May find domestic situations a bit stressed.