Astrology and numerology aren’t the same, on the off chance that you didn’t know that. Much like astrology, though, numerology claims that the date of your birthday can determine your strengths, weaknesses, and your life path. What does life path number 5 determine, though?
Now, considering the fact you want to know more about this life path number, chances are you already know a little somethin’ somethin’ about numerology and numbers that determine the way we end up living our lives.
Numerology is one of those things everyone knows about, but not everyone understands. Naysayers and haters might say that numerology doesn’t affect anything, but it’s been described as ancient metaphysical science by countless countries and cultures.
Numerology has been around for far too many years (thousands and thousands) to be dismissed as something that doesn’t make sense.
There are different types of numerology – Tamil numerology, Chinese numerology, Kabbalah numerology, and Western numerology (which we’re going to focus on).
Western numerology discusses life path numbers as numbers that can determine our purpose on Earth.
Numerology doesn’t have the power to force you to do anything, but it does have the power to help you learn more about yourself, your ability, your potential, and your life path.
If you’ve deduced the number of your birth date to a single-digit number (or a master number) and ended up with the number 5, scroll down below to uncover everything you need to know about life path number 5.
What’s the meaning of life path number 5?
Before we answer this question, we need to make sure you calculated your life path number the right way.
While there’s nothing confusing about deducing a set of numbers to a single-digit number, there’s a chance you might have made a mistake (we know we did at first!)
We brushed over the fact that you need to deduce the numbers of your birth date. Now, how do you do that?
Let’s say you were born on October 27, 1990:
- When you deduce the month, you get the number 1 (1+0=1).
- When you deduce the day, you get the number 9 (2+7=9).
- And when you deduce the year, you get the number 1 (1+9+9+0=19; 1+9=10; 1+0=1).
- At the end of the process, you add the numbers you’ve gotten and end up with the number 2 (1+9+1=11; 1+1=2).
We hope we didn’t make the process seem too complicated. You pretty much keep on adding the numbers until you end up with a single-digit number or a master number (11, 22, or 33).
So, what do you do when you end up with life path number 5? What does life path number 5 even mean?
People who correspond with life path number 5 are often described as inquisitive and intellectual, charismatic and communicative, or even adventurous and adaptable.
Number 5s are people of many talents, tendencies, and career paths. They’re self-sufficient, self-reliant, and (at times) self-absorbed. And, number 5s are true freedom-lovers and truth-seekers.
Whether you’ve discovered you’re number 5 or you know a number 5 and you want to understand them better, you’ve come knocking on the right door. More on number 5s down below!
What’s there to know about life path number 5?
“Who would’ve thought that the date of our birth affected our personality?”
Nobody’s ever asked this because we’re all aware of the fact that both astrology and numerology claim that birth dates have something to do with the way our lives turn out.
Now, number 5s are often described as people who hate the thought of monotony, boredom, and repetition.
So, people who correspond with life path number 5 appreciate the freedom to do whatever they want to do more than anything. Freedom happens to be one of their biggest descriptors.
Other than that, number 5s are associated with adventure. People who correspond with life path number 5 adore traveling around the world, discovering new places, meeting new people, and trying new things.
They’re known to be passionate about hobbies (whether or not it’s a hobby that allows them to move from place to place at all times).
They are known to be ambitious and are often drawn to careers that allow them to grow and become better and bigger at whatever they’re doing.
On the other hand, number 5s are known to be on edge when it comes to commitment, settling down, or taking root.
They find it difficult to commit to a relationship, a friendship, or even an obligation that’ll keep them grounded for too many days, months, or years.
They struggle to respond to other people’s expectations because they’re more concerned with what they want rather than with what others want.
2. Romance and relationships
Number 5s are charming and charismatic – that means they’re great at romancing other people and securing serious, healthy, and happy relationships, right? Right, but there’s always a but…
Rather than appreciating the fact that they’re seen as “the life of the party,” “fun to be around,” and “desirable,” number 5s aren’t fond of the fact that everyone wants to settle down with them.
Quite on the contrary, number 5s aren’t fond of settling down at all. Sure, that doesn’t mean that number 5s aren’t meant to be swooped off their feet.
They just aren’t easy to seduce because they’re scared of commitment. They’re scared at the thought of being with one person for the rest of the time, and terrified of becoming bored.
On one hand, they’re not necessarily searching for a soulmate or searching for someone to spend the rest of their life with. On the other, they’re often the ones broken up with because they’re seen as flaky, fidgety, and guarded.
With all that out of the way, number 5s can have a happily ever after with someone similar to them – someone who doesn’t fear switching things up every now and then. Who would’ve thought!?
3. Friends and family
We know what you’re thinking: “Number 5s aren’t good with friends and family, either, because they’re never around,” right?
While it’s true that number 5s have a tendency to run away when things get tough, it’s certainly not true that they’re not fun to be around.
Everyone adores them because they’re the life of the party. There’s never a dull moment when you’re hanging out with number 5s. They’re the first to suggest something to do when everybody’s bored.
They’re the type to motivate everyone to start working out, go on hikes, and do things with their life. They’re the ones to inspire everyone to travel, take risks, and do something offbeat for the sake of being spontaneous.
And they’re great with friends and family because they’re known to become restless, disappear for a while, and come back with an insane story about how they came face-to-face with a shark while deep-sea diving!
We’re pretty sure you’re already seeing a pattern, right?
People who correspond with life path number 5 hate everything repetitive and monotonous, as well as anything that keeps them bound to one place for too long.
While the only way number 5s can afford the nomad lifestyle they know and want seems to be to get a “real job,” they, on the other hand, hate the thought of committing to a 9 to 5.
Whether that’s because they’re bored with the repetitiveness, or taken aback by the fact that they’re expected to show up and show out every day, number 5s aren’t fond of careers that require a strong work ethic.
But that doesn’t mean that number 5s aren’t meant for success. They’re intelligent, innovative, and independent, which means they’re capable of working, growing, and making progress wherever they are.
They’re great at creative tasks and a perfect match with companies that offer flexible working hours and can provide them with different tasks every day.
They’re great photographers, producers, performers, entertainers, teachers, writers, and even life coaches.
5. Life lessons and challenges
Other than the challenges we mentioned beforehand, people who correspond with life path number 5 often struggle with societal norms.
They’re always kicking against the fact that society expects them to finish a good school, get a good job, and get married.
They’re always struggling with explaining themselves to others, fighting with themselves over everyone’s expectations, and choosing themselves over everyone else. And, they’re always trying to uncover different ways to have an exciting existence without sacrificing everything else.
Number 5s are the happiest when they’re true to themselves – and that’s the mantra they should stay true to.