This is how I add and reduce the numbers in a birth date to find out a person’s Overall Goal (also known as Life Number) as briefly described in the story “The Team Creating Their Way” described on the Numerology page:
The order I write and calculate dates is: day, month, year.
For example: 18.07.1963: 1+8+0+7+1+9+6+3 = 35; 3+5 = 8
or 23.05.1963: 2+3+0+5+1+9+6+3 = 29; 2+9 = 11 … Master Number, do not reduce to 2.
or 04.01.1961: 0+4+0+1+1+9+6+1 = 22 … Master Number, do not reduce to 4.
or 29.12.1963: 2+9+1+2+1+9+6+3 = 33 … Master Number, do not reduce to 6.
Your Overall Goal/Life Number, as explained in the story on the Numerology page, briefly describes what you came here to do, it is up to you to make it fun and easy. Each of these overall goals has an inherent Challenge as described on the Numerology page. As we progress through life, we swing like a pendulum between the success of the Goal and the distractions and fears of the Challenge inherent in each number. Generally, we succeed in contributing our Overall Goal to the ‘team’ around us, even if subconsciously, because our Higher Self/Mind ~ Consciousness ~ has it handled. Staying focused on our goals and neutralising any fears along the way leads us to personal mastery. The Creative Goal Setting (CGS) Program and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)) being the cognitive behavioural techniques I use to neutralise any fears.
BUT … and yes, there is a big BUT … this is the smaller of our two main challenges in life. Depending on your birth date you will have another challenge, one more specific to you as an Individual, making you a little different to the others around you with the same Overall Goal/Life Number. The characteristics of the Challenge Number, need to be addressed for a smoother (more fun and easy) journey along the way. By being aware of your Challenge and choosing to adopt its strengths (rather than the challenging weaknesses that comes with avoidance), you will be adding to your skills and eventually mastering this Challenge for your Higher Good.
Working out your personal Life Challenge Number:
To work out our Life Challenge number we use a slightly different technique to reduce each number in our birth date.
Using the same birth date as above: 18.07.1963
1+8 = 9 . 0+7 = 7 . 1+9+6+3 = 19; 1 + 9 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
= 9 . 7 . 1
Now we calculate the difference between these numbers to come up with the two Sub Challenges:
9 – 7 and 7 – 1
2 and 6
Then we calculate the difference between the Sub Challenge numbers to discover the Life Challenge.
2 – 6
The Sub Challenges affect us, in that we can usually relate to them. But more importantly, the Personal Challenge is the one to look out for and create awareness of; thereby transforming its potential negativity.
The Life Challenge Number is already described in the story on the Numerology page as the challenge in each Number. This more personal Life Challenge number acts as a guide to discovering our Shadow Self, allowing us opportunities to allow our humanness expression … a very healthy thing to do, especially with techniques such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help us resolve the innate emotional attachments that go with our Shadow Self. As we find balance between our Life Number and our Life Challenge Number, we find our Way.
As we find balance between our Overall Goal/Life Number and our personal Life Challenge Number, we find our way.
The Zero (0) Challenge Number.
Some people have both Sub Challenges being the same number. In a similar way to the Challenge Number, people will relate to this number’s influence in their life! This will result in a Zero Life Challenge Number. Zero Challenge has the job of balancing all the Challenge Numbers 1-9 and discovering the real meaning of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. If you have the Zero Life Challenge Number, you are in the process of studying all of the fears/challenges and creating awareness around each one until they transform (welcome to my world!), creating a fun and easy path for yourself (not that it would have started this way, I am sure!) … this is your personal responsibility; to make your life fun and easy!
And now for the Illusion/Day Number.
I am fascinated by this! As in the Daily Numbers, where we can misinterpret the day so easily!
Just because it is the first and easiest number to relate to, it doesn’t mean we should stop there … we need to learn to dig deeper, create a greater understanding of our selves. The first number is like discovering our self (ego). Yet by knowing our Overall Goal/Life Number, we have the opportunity to know our Self! The Super Conscious aspect of our Mind (more on Our Mind here). We have all of our life to explore this Goal, so don’t give up too soon.
For some of us, our Day number is the same as our Life Number, in which case the following descriptions won’t relate because the Day number actually Supports the Life Number instead of sabotaging it.
If you were born on a 1 Day (1st or 10th of the month); you probably try to lead the way when being assertive, or be a loner when nervous, thereby distracting yourself from coming up with new plans and ideas.
If you were born on a 2 Day (2nd or 20th); you probably try to support others (wondering why it is so consuming) and distract yourself following others when you don’t need to.
If you were born on the 11th/11 Day; you probably try to support causes and distract yourself following other philosophies when you don’t really need to (because you can create your own).
If you were born on a 3 Day (3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th); you probably try to be the creative poet, artist, writer, etc (but not see your work as good enough) and distract yourself doubting, but persisting with, your pursuit of creative methods of expression; this contradiction tends to hold you up, slowing your Progress.
4 Day (4th, 13th, 31st); you may try to work at, rather than enjoy life, and distract yourself with jobs that don’t inspire you.
22 Day (22nd); you may find yourself delaying your overall plan, distracting yourself with the working details rather than letting go and letting you Consciousness to handle the details.
5 Day (5, 14, 23); so busy travelling or socialising that you miss the balance that is inherent in your Overall Goal.
6 Day (6, 15, 24); busy worrying about family and using that as a reason not to do your Overall Goal.
7 Day (7, 16, 25); studying the theory, rather than demonstrating what you can do.
8 Day (8, 17, 26); caught up in the discipline, sticking to a routine, you have applied to yourself, rather than experiencing your Overall Goal.
9 Day (9, 18, 27); daydreaming rather than doing and being distracted by the emotions of those around you.
If you find you have been distracted by the Illusion of your birth day number, have a good laugh, as this is what it is to be human! It is the road to discovering that we need to look deeper (within) to find our true Self. Embrace all you have learnt, and focus on what you can do with this awareness of your overall Goal/Life Number! You can be Great … which is heaps better than being good!
There may be a risk involved, you may need to face your fears, as indicated by your personal Challenge Number!
And there is more to this! The day of our birth is often how others perceive us at a glance; and they don’t even know what day we were born on!!! This is because they are subconsciously picking up on our focus and acting as a mirror for us to see what it is we are demonstrating by our behaviours. They are providing feedback … are you being given jobs, tasks, responsibilities, more in line with your Illusion/Day number than your overall Goal/Life Number?
For example, if you were born on a 1 day (1st or 10th of the month); people will often choose you to lead the way, or to come up with a plan/idea, or just leave you alone … for too long.
If you were born on a 2 day (2nd or 20th); people will expect you to follow and/or support them with good communication skills thrown in!
3 day; they probably expect you to be creative now, to whip up a design or tune on the spot!
Etc, through the list on the Numerology page.
If you are tending toward the Illusion, you will do as instructed thinking you are doing the right thing, but feeling as though life is dealing you a bad hand! If you are focused on your overall Life Goal and they are responding to this, then you will be glad to help, it won’t seem like work and time will fly while you get heaps done as you whistle/hum a little tune to yourself along your merry Way.
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