Major Life Cycles

Youth, Maturity, and Wisdom

Major Life Cycles divide your Life Path Number journey into three blocks of time that highlight the three stages of growth throughout your life. These three stages of growth are often called the Cycles of Youth, Maturity, and Wisdom. Each Major Life Cycle Number has its own unique theme designed for your personal growth, but because a forecasting number has the same meaning wherever it appears, the descriptions are the same as the Personal Year and Pinnacles, for example.

You can think of your three Major Life Cycles as the three areas of development that will help you fulfill your destiny as your journey along your life path. Throughout a Major Life Cycle period, its accompanying Pinnacle and Challenge Numbers represent the opportunities and challenges that will be encountered along that path.

How to Calculate?

The three Major Life Cycle Numbers are calculated from your birth date.

First, begin by reducing the month, day, and year numbers of your birth date down to three single-digit numbers, unless they total 11 or 22.

If you have an 11 or 22 month, day, or year – that is, if you were born in November (11); on the 11th, 22nd, or 29th of your birth month; or in a year that totals 11 or 22, such as 1975 (1 + 9 + 7 + 5 = 22) – it doesn’t reduce down to 2 or 4 but rather remains 11 or 22.

Let’s use the birth date December 11, 1969 (12–11–1969), as an example: the three single digits for birth date 12–11–1969 are 3, 11, and 7.

The three Major Life Cycle Numbers are as follows:

  • First Major Life Cycle Number: Your month of birth = Cycle of Youth Number
  • Second Major Life Cycle Number: Your day of birth = Cycle of Maturity Number
  • Third Major Life Cycle Number: Your year of birth = Cycle of Wisdom Number

In our example for birth date 12 –11–1969, the First Major Life Cycle Number is 3, the Second Major Life Cycle Number is 11, and the Third Major Life Cycle Number is 7.

Major Life Cycle Number Explained

Major Life Cycle Number 1 – Independence, Leadership, Courage

A 1 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to be more independent and stand on your own two feet. It will show you how to demonstrate your leadership abilities, trust your decisions, and walk your own path. Over this period of time you’ll gain inner strength, courage, and self-confidence. You’ll become less concerned with others’ opinions and learn not to compromise who you truly are to keep others happy. This is a favorable cycle in which to: start a business, be self-employed, begin a new project, have a makeover, take on a leadership role, advance your career, and create/invent something unique.

Major Life Cycle Number 2 – Cooperation, Balance, Emotions

A 2 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to be more cooperative, compassionate, and sensitive toward others. It will teach you how to mediate and compromise, so you can harmonize more effectively with the people around you. Over this period of time you’ll explore and expand your emotional side and learn to balance your life. You’ll also be given the opportunity to enhance your intuition and psychic abilities. This is a favorable cycle in which to: go into partnership, commit to a relationship, be of service to others, get married, start a family, and develop a musical or creative talent.

Major Life Cycle Number 3 – Self-expression, Communication, Creativity

A 3 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to use your creativity and imagination in all areas of your life. It will teach you how to express yourself verbally, artistically, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a positive way as opposed to expressing yourself negatively. Over this period of time you’ll learn to communicate more effectively and develop any creative talent you may have and possibly turn it into a career. This is a favorable cycle in which to: start a hobby, learn an instrument, write a book (blog or poetry), journal, sing (or express yourself in other ways), develop your artistic/creative talents, and be social.

Major Life Cycle Number 4 – Discipline, Effort, Building

A 4 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to work hard to build a solid foundation for your future. It will teach you the value of dedication, discipline, and organization so you can make something of your life. Over this period of time you’ll learn how to overcome obstacles and persevere through the challenges that cross your path. You’ll discover that effort brings rewards as you work toward achieving your goals. This is a favorable cycle in which to: start a business or build a career, build or renovate a home, make a commitment, get married, and save money.

Major Life Cycle Number 5 – Life Experience, Progress, Adaptability

A 5 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to be more adaptable and go with the flow of life. It will teach you the value of personal freedom and the importance of moderation and discipline. Many people, experiences, and unexpected events will cross your path as you develop a broader understanding of others and of life. Over this period of time you’ll learn to promote yourself and communicate more effectively. This is a favorable cycle in which to: travel, move house, try new things, promote yourself, and make big changes.

Major Life Cycle Number 6 – Relationships, Family, Domestic Responsibility

A 6 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to accept responsibility, especially relating to your loved ones, family, and career. It will teach you how to be of service and to put others’ needs above your own. During this time you’ll learn many lessons in relationships and love. You’ll also discover how to define your personal boundaries and find a healthy balance between giving and receiving. This is a favorable cycle in which to: get married, have children, dedicate to family, and work in a service-based career

Major Life Cycle Number 7 – Specialization, Personal Development, Spiritual Growth

A 7 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to look beyond the superficial toward the deeper and more meaningful things in life. It will enable you to reach a higher level of consciousness through personal development and spiritual understanding. During this time you’ll learn to focus and specialize in your craft. You’ll discover how to be alone without feeling lonely and to value your relationship with the Divine. This is a favorable cycle in which to: study, adopt a spiritual practice, explore alternative modalities, work on self-improvement, and develop your intuition and psychic abilities.

Major Life Cycle Number 8 – Personal Power, Finances, Career

An 8 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to recognize and reprogram your negative beliefs about money and life. It will also enable you to take on a leadership role and make headway in your career. During this time you’ll learn to stand up for yourself and take charge. Providing you work hard and have a healthy relationship with money you can attract abundance and success. This is a favorable cycle in which to: make money, start a business, explore self-employment, take on a leadership role, advance your career, make a sound investment, and deal with legal matters.

Major Life Cycle Number 9 – Service, Transformation, Forgiveness

A 9 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to be more tolerant, compassionate, and understanding toward others. It will enable you to develop broad-mindedness as you come into contact with people from all walks of life. During this time you’ll be encouraged to heal and forgive your misfortunes of the past. You’ll learn to be of service to others and to develop a global world-view. This is a favorable cycle in which to: support a cause, serve the community, develop an artistic or a creative talent, heal past wounds, and improve family relations.

Major Life Cycle Number 11/2- Illumination, Transformation, Spiritual Awareness

An 11/2 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to raise your consciousness through personal development and transformation. As you transform yourself, you’ll be encouraged to help others do the same. During this time you will learn to find harmony within yourself as you uplift and inspire those around you. This is a favorable cycle in which to: develop your spiritual awareness, enhance your intuition and psychic abilities, study any form of psychology, counselling, or healing, explore mind/body/spirit, work in a service-based career, and specialize in your craft.

(See also Major Life Cycle Number 2)

Major Life Cycle Number 22/4

Commitment, Achievement, Establishment

A 22/4 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to do something of benefit for the workplace, community, or humanity as a whole. You may create or be involved with a project, organization, product, or service that bridges the conventional and alternative worlds. During this time you’ll learn to apply yourself, work hard, and focus, as you put your talents to good use. This is a favorable cycle in which to: think globally, take on a leadership role, support a cause, serve the community or humanity as a whole, be inventive, and look at ways of improving society.

(See also Major Life Cycle Number 4)

Major Life Cycle Number 33/6

Commitment, Achievement, Establishment

A 22/4 Major Life Cycle will encourage you to do something of benefit for the workplace, community, or humanity as a whole. You may create or be involved with a project, organization, product, or service that bridges the conventional and alternative worlds. During this time you’ll learn to apply yourself, work hard, and focus, as you put your talents to good use. This is a favorable cycle in which to: think globally, take on a leadership role, support a cause, serve the community or humanity as a whole, be inventive, and look at ways of improving society.

(See also Major Life Cycle Number 6)

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