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Life Path Number 9

The Charismatic & Creative Humanitarian!

Life Path Number 9

The 9 Life Path is the most evolved in numerology and has one of the strongest vibrations because it contains the qualities of all the other numbers.

If your belief system supports the idea of reincarnation, you might be relieved to know that the 9 vibration is that of a wise old soul, returning to wrap things up. If you don’t believe in reincarnation, you’ll still be relieved to know that your life is meant to be expansive and spiritually challenging.

Yours is truly a lifetime to focus fully and completely on letting go and surrendering, and on gaining and acting upon higher spiritual principals, however you define them.

If you have a 9 Life Path, you are socially conscious, and deeply concerned about the state of the world, you have compassion and idealism.

You are a utopian, and will spend your life trying to realize some aspect of your utopian dream, sacrificing money, time, and energy for a better world. It is in giving that you will find much satisfaction. You have a broad outlook on life. You tend to see the big picture, rather than the minute details. You have an authentic regard for humanity, so your goals usually involve serving others in some way.

One of the characteristics of your 9 Life Path is that you often have issues with your original family. You may have felt unloved or abandoned as a child, or perhaps responsible for your parents. You often feel out of place, as though you don’t really belong.

In any event, your attachment to your original family is hard to give up. Unlike the 4 Life Path or the 8 Life Path, your family issues often reside more distinctly in enmeshment and co-dependence.

You must find a way to maintain healthy personal boundaries with your family and find the courage to leave unhealthy dynamics behind. You’re all about transformation and letting go, so extracting yourself from an unhealthy sense of family identity is part of your plan.

This isn’t to say that you say “good-bye” to your family and never see them. This means that you define yourself for who you are and allow your family members to do the same. Just some good ole’ healthy emotional and physical boundaries are needed in a special way for you.

You’re at your best when you engage your spiritual side and listen to you intuitive inner voice, which is crystal clear when you remove your mental clutter.

A note of caution: You do such a great job at taking care of everybody’s business that when you’re in trouble or need support, people don’t even notice. You must let your guard down and ask for what you need. Your needs aren’t easily read by others—you have to ask for help.

The 9 Life Path is learning how to give and how to receive.

You can have an intimidating quality and yet putting others at ease is actually one of your gifts if you cultivate it. You are often disappointed by the realities of life: the shortcomings of others, or of yourself. You’re sometimes accused of being patronizing because you have a tendency to preach rather than being an active listener.

Somehow, you don't want to accept the imperfections of the world, a feeling that drives you constantly to try to improve upon it. But rather than be satisfied with your efforts, and those of others, you relentlessly push on, striving for greater accomplishments.

You are often unsatisfied with the results. In short, you lack the perspective that would otherwise make it possible for you to enjoy life more fully, and accept its natural limitations. You have a controlled enthusiasm and the ability to finish what you start.

Your higher purpose is to inspire others with your compassion for humanity.

You’re in your element when you’re inspiring others by your example, not by what you say. The person with a 9 Life Path is rarely prejudiced or accepts social biases of people. Instead, they evaluate people on the basis of what they can do for the larger cause. They are the true egalitarian.

A live long lesson for you is to work with the idea that you get limited rewards for your service.

A key to your personality is the necessity of sacrifice. You have to learn to let go of material possessions and relationships, the inherent lesson being that holding on too tightly to anything causes pain. Money comes to you through mysterious or unexpected ways: inheritance; the benevolence of someone who was inspired by your work; or a lucky investment.

You hold the constructive elements of all of the other numbers in numerology, and you hold all of the challenging elements as well.

Your amazing potential reminds me of the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a story in which Benjamin is born an old man in an infant’s body. As he matures, he meets himself in the middle of his life and then begins to become younger as time passes. He eventually dies of old age as an infant again. The key element to take away from Benjamin Button’s story is that he flows through his life with awe and appreciation, with a healthy sense of detachment, soaking in all of his experiences in the moment, observing other people, engaging in love, and not clinging to any single part of his multilayered life journey.

You’re certainly at your best when you’re moving with the flow rather than ensconced in old stories about the past and replaying old hurtful experiences or even replaying only the happy “Disney Moments” in your mind. It’s all a matter of balance and perspective.

You have incredible charisma and can choose to use that in either positive or negative ways. Many gifted musicians, comedians, actors, and artists are on the 9 Life Path.

If you have a 9 Life Path, you are imaginative and creative, especially at harmoniously arranging the beauty already potential in the environment. These abilities can lead you into such fields as interior decorating, landscape art, and photography. But because of your strong social consciousness, you can be an effective politician, lawyer, judge, minister, teacher, healer, and environmentalist. Vocations that require self- sacrifice and have a clear social impact are common among 9s.

You would make a wildly successful entrepreneur or businessperson if it’s with something you feel wholeheartedly passionate about. You must choose work that has meaning for you. When you’re optimizing your energy, you’re a powerful force for change and transformation.

Conversely, if you pursue money for its own sake, after giving up on your larger dreams, you're likely to find yourself empty handed. The most successful and satisfying road for a nine is giving, sharing, and sacrificing for a larger goal without expecting anything in return.

Your greatest chance at success is to tie your personal fortunes to an endeavor that makes the world a better place for others. Very often, this turns into a highly successful and lucrative enterprise, providing amply for you and your family. Your life rests on the axiom that the more you give, the bigger your reward.

You are romantic, but your love is more impersonal. You tend to be focused on your dreams. When you are not in harmony with your true nature, you can fall to moodiness, or become aloof, and withdrawn. You can become timid, uncertain, and ungrateful, putting the blame for your troubles on others or the world.

You have a gift for examining your life objectively, and at some distance. Be honest with yourself. By openly facing your shortcomings, as well as your strengths, you develop equilibrium. You are thus able to love and better understand yourself and all of life.

Take care not to live in the past. Move forward as you gently release yesterday, live today, and embrace tomorrow.

Common threads when an 9 Life Path is “on fire” and working with optimal energies are giving back to the world with gifts and talents, detachment from old family wounds, empathetic listening, and being open to new experiences every day.


Felicia Bender (

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