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 Life path number 7 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 who have a Life Path number of 1 were born with the ability to become a great leader and attaining that position should be easy. They are fiercely independent, goal oriented and individualistic. Their drive and enthusiasm can take on almost any obstacle. They thrive under challenging situations and can act daring even in the face of the heaviest burdens. Their strength can be manifested physically as well as internally. People with a Life Path number of 1 often become leaders of corporations, politics or the military. Their creative abilities lend well to careers in scientific or technological research. This person will get to whatever goal they want to achieve no matter how many hurdles are placed in their way. In some ways, they truly are a force to be reckoned with.
Their inventive mind and independent spirit make them favor their own needs and stick tirelessly to what they believe is correct. They can become bored with routine and projects that are mired with detail. Assertive and ambitious, they are nevertheless intelligent enough to know when to conceal these aspects- and their often selfish need to have things their way- from others. Others consider this person to be a good friend or ally and a fantastic conversationalist. People are drawn to them but any disapproval will not sit well with those with a Life Path of 1. They are charming and able to read situations for bluffs and truths- important skills to have in a business setting. There is often a sense that this person is standing back, observing everything that is happening and taking mental notes for use later on.
Born a leader, those with this Life Path can often have problems serving as a follower. And though it may indeed be their birthright to be number one, the real world doesn’t allow a quick ascension to the top. During the early years of their life, while they are building that independence they are known for, there is a tendency for them to be quite dependent. But that sort of lifestyle will dissatisfy them and they will break the cycle and head off on their own. Care needs to be taken so that they don’t become too egotistical, selfish and demanding.