In numerology, a tradition bound by spiritual evidence—the relationship between numbers and living things, all of us have three cycles, or Life Path Periods in our lifetime. To determine a person's three Life Path Periods, one simply needs a person's date of birth. Furthermore, if someone's 3rd Life Path Period is 22, they are in rare company.

Life Path Periods
Based upon a person's full date of birth, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Life Path Periods are derived from an individual's month, day and year of birth, respectively. In numerology, all numbers reduce to a single digit, with the exception of the master numbers of 11 and 22. Therefore, to determine each Life Path Period for you, simply add the numbers together for either your month of birth, day of birth, or year of birth, and then reduce each addition to a single digit, excluding the numbers 11 and 22.

For example, assuming someone is born July 27, 1957, you would calculate his or her Life Path Periods as follows:

1st Life Path Period = Month of Birth of 7, (reduced = 7) = 7
2nd Life Path Period = Day of Birth of 27 (reduced, 2+7 = 9) = 9
3rd Life Path Period = Year of Birth of 1957 (reduced, 1+9+5+7 = 22) = 22

In another example, assume someone is born December 15, 1982. In this case, their Life Path Periods would be calculated as follows:

1st Life Path Period = Month of Birth of 12, (reduced = 1+2 = 3) = 3
2nd Life Path Period = Day of Birth of 15 (reduced, 1+5 = 6) = 6
3rd Life Path Period = Year of Birth of 1982 (reduced, 1+9+8+2 = 20, 20 further reduced to a single digit since 20 NOT a master number of 11 or 22 = 2+0 = 2) = 2

The length of time that each Life Path Period runs is different for every person. To determine that exact length of time, you will need to consult with a numerologist. However, the average length is approximately 28 years. Therefore, the 1st Life Path Period would be applicable until approximately age 28, the 2nd Life Path Period would run from approximately age 28 to age 56, and the 3rd Life Path Period would begin at approximately at 56 and last the rest of a person's life.

Rare Occurrence of 3rd Life Path Period = 22
It is noteworthy that it is rare to have a 22 Master Number for one's final or 3rd Life Path Period. Indeed, in the last 2000 years, there have only been 49 times that birth years could have produced a 3rd Life Path Period of 22. Curiously, this is not possible again until the year 2299. Therefore, this could have happened only approximately 2% of the time. Furthermore, 7 of those 49 years have occurred within the last 100 years.

It is also striking, when looking at the list below, never in history have there been seven (7) times in any one-year period where a person could achieve this combination. The number 7 is considered one of the most spiritual numbers, not only in numerology, but also in the Bible. In addition, the number 22 Life Path combination is a 'special' combination and once more, is not possible until the year 2299.

The 3rd Life Path Period represents the blossoming of a person's inner self—a time when one's true spiritual nature can reach its highest potential. Its influence helps to develop the character of the person. Hans Decoz is a master numerologist. He describes the 3rd Life Path Period for someone with the number 22 vibration as follows:

"A time of enormous potential for establishing some lasting institution or teaching that will greatly benefit others. You have the ability to perceive something in the archetypal world and make it manifest in the earth. Your abilities as a builder, organizer, and visionary are at a peak. You are able to perceive a deep need in people and to create a constructive and practical plan to fulfill that need. You will be forced to commit yourself entirely to the work at hand. For many, this dream will last a lifetime and require every ounce of energy and every bit of talent. It is an all-consuming role that beckons, but one that will provide the greatest sense of personal accomplishment and reward. You are able to make a lasting contribution to the well-being of humanity."

Years Where 3rd Life Path Period is Possible in Last 2000 Years
The following is a breakdown of the years of birth generating a 3rd Life Path Period of 22 for the last 2000 years:

In 400's – Year 499
In 500's – Year 589; Year 598
In 600's - Year 679; Year 688; Year 697
In 700's - Year 769; Year 778; Year 787; Year 796
In 800's - Year 859; Year 868; Year 877; Year 886; Year 895
In 900's - Year 949; Year 958; Year 967; Year 976; Year 985; Year 994
In 1300's - Year 1399
In 1400's - Year 1489; Year 1498
In 1500's - Year 1579; Year 1588; Year 1597
In 1600's - Year 1669; Year 1678; Year 1687; Year 1696
In 1700's - Year 1759; Year 1768; Year 1777; Year 1786; Year 1795
In 1800's - Year 1849; Year 1858; Year 1867; Year 1876; Year 1885; Year 1894
In 1900's - Year 1939; Year 1948; Year 1957; Year 1966; Year 1975; Year 1984; Year 1993
In 2200's - Year 2299

Most people believe that the spirit of God is outside of us—believing that our Creator is sitting in heaven, away from us. It is also a common belief that in order to be reunited with God, we must be 'saved.' However, if God is everywhere, does that not mean His spirit is also within us? Therefore, under these circumstances, there is no need to be reunited with the spirit of God as He is already within.

For the last 2000 years, many have speculated about the timing of the end of the world. The current time is not immune from this debate, as many discuss the subject, especially given the catastrophic changes prevalent in our world today. Consequently, many people fear the earth will soon end. Numerous cultures have predicted some catastrophic ending may occur within the next several years, including the ancient Mayans and the Hopi Indians.

I myself do not believe the earth will physically end in the next few years. However, I do think our world is going through a spiritual awakening. Could the universe be supplying us with a larger group of people with great spiritual ability to help with the transition? Anyone with a Life Path Period of 22 might be being called to a greater purpose—one that could help humanity transition to a new spiritual awareness that diverges from our standard belief in God. If you have a Life Path Period of 22, would you not consider this option and the great potential you possess?

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Cindy L. Herb, author of Awakening the Spirit: The Open Wide Like a Floozy Chronicles, specializes in Mind Body Spirit healing, with concentration on emotional healing for Rape Victims and Physical or Sexual Abuse Survivors, including awakening the spirit of humanity. As an inspirational speaker, Cindy L. Herb offers others an alternative approach to healing from any trauma, allowing people to view life's tribulations as an opportunity for spiritual growth. To download your FREE Personalized Sample Numerology report, please visit the author's website at