If you do this based on your name, it gets a little more tricky. Life circumstances can alter it: if you were adopted, married, have a misspelled birth certificate, usually use a nickname … try all the names and see which one resonates with you. See if it changes if you were married multiple times. You can also figure out your telephone number, address <certain places can energize you and others can drain you>.
I have always been fascinated with numbers. I did a report in 4th grade on numerology but back then it was hard to find any information about it. Now there are sites on the internet when you can plug in your information and get a full report on your core number. Below is a basic overview of the numbers:
2 Cooperation, intuition
3 Creativity, Communication
5 Versatility, change
22 Master Builder
A little more detail for number meanings:
Number 1: Freedom, Uniqueness, Talent; Administrating, Leadership, Revolutionary.
Number 2: Collaboration, Closeness, Kindliness; Equilibrium and Harmony, Assistance.
Number 3: Self-Expression, Entertainment; Eagerness, Optimism, Imagination, Friendliness.
Number 4: Order and Coordination, Assistance, Hard Work, Respect the Limitations; Practical, Pragmatic.
Number 5: Productive Usage of Freedom; Creative, Variety, Broad Sphere of Interest, Innovative.
Number 6: Equilibrium, Liability, Love; Compassionate, Comforting, Aiding, Guiding.
Number 7: Analytic Skills, Thoughtful, Meditative; Truth-Seeking, Spiritual Understanding.
Number 8: Materialistic Approval, Achievement; Striving for Success, Power, Acknowledgment.
Number 9: Altruism, Humanitarianism; Likes to Give Rather Than to Take, Sympathetic.
Master Number 11: Enlightenment, Nervous Strain; Spiritual Channel and Educator.
Master Number 22: Latent Supremacy, Nervous Strain, Master Builder; Spiritual Comprehension of Materialistic Realm, Idealistic.
Another fun thing to do is to figure out your path for this year: birth day + month + this year. If you do this one just email me and I can send the information.
Arrows of Pythagoras: this is another fun configuration to play with from: http://www.brightnewdawn.com/private/bnn/n_arrows.htm I tried to re-create it here but it is best to just go to this website and read it there ... very colorful and well done.
My life path is an 8 based on my date of birth. My name is very tricky: I had multiple "circumstances" so it changed a bit over my lifetime. When I did my current house number it indicated that I won't be here long and it is not conducive to happiness <go figure>. Wish I had done it before I moved in!
Anyway, have fun and play with this for yourself. Leave me a note on what you find out about yourself.