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5 is my new favorite number.

May 17, 2009 Lessons No Comments

Before leaving Los Angeles to go back to Tokyo, MF made and gave me a bracelet (lately, she’s been into making stuff) containing five black disc-shaped beads – they’re supposed to represent the life path number i’m on.

To calculate one’s life path number: 

Take the birthdate in the format, mm/dd/yyyy, add each digit together (m+m+d+d+y+y+y+y), and then add the digits of the result(s) until there is only a single number left.

For example, the life path number of Octomom’s last batch of kids, who were born on 01/26/2009, is 2.

Showing work….
0+1+2+6+2+0+0+9 = 20. 
Breaking 20 down… 2+0 = 2
…. which, interestingly, also happens to be chobimay’s number.


Anyways, based upon my birthdate, my life path number is 5. According to Christine Delorey, a well-regarded numerologist and author of LIFE CYCLES: Your Emotional Journey To Freedom, the 5 Destiny is the life-long path of experience.

[It] is the exhilarating path of RESOURCEFULNESS, CHOICE, CHANGE, FREEDOM, and the PHYSICAL realities of life…[learning], by trial and error, about your own physical presence on this Earth and the effect your presence has on others…[emphasizing] your physical body, your sexual intensity, and the impressive way in which your body, mind, and emotions are able to adapt to changing environments.

She goes on to say other pretty cool things about my path, such as that it is a very active and unpredictible one (that excites me!) but that’s okay since 5s are brilliantly adaptable, which makes others feel so relaxed around them and allows them to experience more variety than most others. Variety is indeed the spice of life!

Of course, 5s are not without faults. For one, they can repeat the same old [mistakes] over and over due to a stubborness that is rooted in the fear of denial. To get over it, they have to let go of what is safe and familiar (accept that mistakes are an inevitable part of life); only then will they be able to branch out and discover alternatives. And this is how mistakes turn into experience (which is what this life path is all about). Powerful stuff, eh?

Delorey concludes the 5 destiny chapter with….

When you are a friend, you are a friend for life. You possess a very special knack for saying or doing something that comes from your big heart, which can profoundly change another’s life. While it is true that nobody can own you, those you have  touched with your special open expression will never want to lose you or be able to forget you because you exemplify what everybody wants – freedom, sweet freedom.

From what I have read so far, Delorey’s book is pretty amazing and is worth picking up. It has certainly made me interested in numerology. I can see future blog posts on this topic.


chobimay and I @ LAX airport, before she headed back to Tokyo.

Until next time…. =]

Christine Delorey

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