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Life Path Number 4

The Systems Builder & Teacher!

Life Path Number 4

The 4 Life Path number is practical and down-to-earth, with strong ideas about right and wrong.

You are orderly and organized, systematic and controlled, and you are decisive and methodical, employing a step-by-step rational approach to problem solving. Once committed, you do not give up easily.

You are not one for get-rich-quick schemes. Rather, you use hard work and long hours while building business or career; you seek to establish a solid foundation. Precise, tenacious, and persevering, you have great potential for success, but only after putting out effort, and by overcoming the limitations you so often encounter.

A 4 Life Path is all about developing stability through slow and steady processes. You’re cerebral, intelligent, and a seeker of knowledge. Justice and honesty are sacred to you. You are reliable and dependable, a cornerstone in the community. Though not an idealist, you are willing to work for a better world in a realistic way. However, you can be rigid in your ideas, and sometimes too quick in judging your fellow man.

Because you know how to build solid foundations, you’re often placed in charge of developing operating systems and are expected to look after the details. You’re the workhorse and “master builder” of the world. You devour information so that when you find a topic or subject that interests you, there’s no end to the depth of your knowledge about it and your ability to impart that knowledge to others.

You are loyal to those you love, and work well with others. It is important that while being part of the team, you have your own responsibility and well-defined tasks, but you perform better when your responsibilities are not overlapping with those of others.

You’re a born teacher. You may not become a teacher in the traditional sense, yet you demonstrate an undeniable depth of knowledge and just can’t help sharing what you know with others. While you can certainly have a sense of humor and moments of lightheartedness, you tip the scales toward seriousness, brainy activity, and rational thought. You’re the first to say you don’t want to argue and yet you most often end up in arguments because you tend to be opinionated about things you feel you know a lot about.

Your mantra: “I don’t want to argue, but let me tell you why I’m right!”

Home is important to you. You crave a sense of security that “home” exemplifies.

One of the primary issues faced by the 4 Life Path is the necessity to work through problems with family of origin. While all of us have family history to deal with, the 4 Life Path rides a particularly intense road with family that’s at the core of the healing and learning you’ve come here to do. In order to work optimally with the gifts of the 4 Life Path, you need to look at your wounded or problematic relationships and work through the feelings of lack and pain they’ve brought to you. Because of your volatile past, you have a desire to protect— yourself, things, and the people around you. You like things that are tangible and solid. Honesty is crucial to you, especially in relationships.

Because of the high-intensity way you absorb and process information, you need to take plenty of time for yourself and cultivate peace and quiet in your environment. This is imperative for your mental and physical health.

You have a sensible, traditional, well-behaved way about you and aren’t “into” people who are otherwise. You don’t understand people who are big risk takers, don’t follow the rules, or don’t thrive in a traditional work or family environment. You feel most comfortable when you’re moving slowly and deliberately. You work out your plan and want your life to be orderly. Underneath that planning is a fear of chaos and a real dislike of appearing stupid or naïve in any situation. Overall, you’re eminently practical, hardworking, and determined. No matter what, you’ll get it done.

One of the primary issues the number 4 must come to terms with is limitation — both the limitations that are externally imposed on you and also the limitations that you impose upon yourself. Part of your life’s journey is to learn to get outside of your own box and take a chance or a risk once in a while.

Your potential for success is particularly good in areas such as banking, accounting, management, organization, building, architecture, science and the legal fields.

You can handle money carefully, and you like the security of a nest egg. You easily become obsessed and even vengeful, seeking your own definition of justice. You are courageous and a true survivor. You are a builder and foundation of any enterprise. Your hard work and practical, traditional values pay off to provide you with the rewards you seek and deserve.

Common threads when a 4 Life Path is “on fire” and working with optimal energies are being practical and detail oriented, sharing knowledge, and working to establish a sense of security.


Felicia Bender (

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