Everything You Need to Know About Numerology

If you have a birthday, then you also have a "birth path number", which hints at how your life will unfold.

Ready to find out your number?

Take your birthday

For Solange: June 24, 1986

Add up all the numbers in the date

6 + 2 + 4 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 6 = 36

Add those numbers together

3 + 6 = 9

*If your number is double digits, add those numbers together

And that's your number!

Now, see what your number means...

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No. 1: The Leader

You know what you want and how you're going to get it.

All About You: You're a natural-born leader whom others willingly and enthusiastically follow. With your power combo of charisma and pragmatism, you certainly know how to charm and manage a crowd. You're always on top of things, the one leading up every group project in school. Just don't be afraid to assign out duties to others from time to time—a helping hand can make a huge difference.

Celebs Who Share Your Number: Carly Rae Jepsen, Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson

What That Says About Your Love Life: You aren't afraid to slide into your crush's DMs. Your confidence allows you to forge ahead and initiate relationships, rather than waiting around for someone to ask you out.

Your Life Motto: The best path to follow is the one moving forward.

Your Summer Essentials: 

Rose Mirror Glass Shades, $28, stories.com.

When everyone else hides behind their basic black sunglasses, you'll stand apart from the crowd in these rosy shades.

Paintstroke Mini Spiral Notebook, $12, leifshop.com.

A pretty notebook will help you stay organized as you tackle your latest passion project.

Eye Rolling Forever Silicone iPhone 6/6S Case by Valfre, $36, uniquevintage.com.

Sometimes you need your accessories to speak for you. A snarky phone case will let everyone know you're not here to play games.

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No. 2: The Peacemaker

You are the designated mediator of any and all drama.

All About You: Were you in student government? Your natural diplomacy skills make you a great communicator and an adept deal-maker. You may seem quiet at first, but that's just because you're listening to every side of the story at hand. Others may second-guess your resilience, but that's a huge mistake—you know how to pick your battles and fight them fiercely.Celebs Who Share Your Number: Barack Obama, Emma Watson, Kerry Washington

What That Says About Your Love Life: You're great at listening to your partner or crush rattle on about their day, but sometimes you need to make some time for yourself. What are you looking for in a relationship? Talk it out and find a compromise.

Your Life Motto: Give a little, take a little.

Your Summer Essentials: 

"Blind Spot" by Teju Cole (Random House), $40, penguinrandomhouse.com.

You have a way of seeking out underappreciated perspectives, so you'll enjoy Teju Cole's new photography book—a multimedia travel diary with plenty of unexpected insights.

Wireless Headphones by Urbanista Seattle, $99, urbanoutfitters.com.

Enjoy the latest episode of Pod Save America and look good while doing so.

"Pomegranate Pattern" Beach Towel by Georgiana Paraschiv, $38, society6.com.

Being the peacemaker can be exhausting. Make sure you get some much-deserved rest this summer by taking a snooze on this beach towel (just reapply your SPF first).

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No. 3: The Fun-Lover

You're most likely to be surrounded by a gaggle of laughing friends and a cloud of glitter.

All About You: You're the person your friends text when they need to have a good time. Like, a really good time. You might lead the group out for a night of karaoke or turn your room into the ultimate hang-zone—either way, it's bound to be a time to remember. Your easy nature and charisma draw people to you instantly—just make sure that confidence doesn't teeter over into narcissism.

Celebs Who Share Your Number: Rihanna, Gal Gadot, Daniel Radcliffe

What That Says About Your Love Life: When you're the center of attention, it's easy for your partner or crush to get a little jealous. That's not your fault—but throw a little more attention their way, and they'll be put at ease.

Your Life Motto: Live in the moment. Eat French fries for breakfast.

Your Summer Essentials:

Waterfall Emoji Phone Case by Rebecca Minkoff, $40, neimanmarcus.com.

Get a waterfall case that will mesmerize everyone around you as you keep your streaks on 🔥 .

Violette Embellished Leather Platform Sandals by Mabu by Maria BK, $265, netaporter.com.

With a little lift and a lot of color, these slides will quickly become your go-to summer shoe.

Shell Pool Float, $48, urbanoutfitters.com.

You didn't go to the pool to not be the center of attention.

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No. 4: The Worker

Running late is for losers. Punctual and trustworthy are the names of your game.

All About You: You know that hard work pays off, and that's the one true secret to your success. When you're devoted to your passion and stay humble, literally anything is possible. Your perfectionism usually helps you to create the optimal result, but sometimes it can hold you back—remember that you're only human and take a break every once in a while, OK?

Celebs Who Share Your Number: Nicki Minaj, Oprah, Tina Fey

What That Says About Your Love Life: It's easy to get caught up in your school or work life, so your love life may be, well, lacking. Don't be afraid to push yourself outside your familiar bubble: a partner who's equally as passionate as you can be a great sounding board for your projects.

Your Life Motto: Keep your nose to the grindstone.

Your Summer Essentials:

I Am Very Busy 17-Month Agenda, $28, bando.com.

You have a lot of work to keep track of, and an agenda that lets everyone know that you don't have time to waste will help you get it all done.

Coffee Body Scrub, $48, palermobody.com.

Admit it: even you need help getting out of bed sometimes. An energizing coffee scrub will perk up your morning and make your legs feel super-soft, too.

Lux Life Kensington Leather Watch by Nixon, $125, shopbop.com.

You'll always stay on top of your schedule with a punchy watch that instantly ups any outfit. 

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No. 5: The Adventurer

You always know what's cool two months ahead of everyone else.

All About You: Some may see you as a lone wolf, when really, you're out there forging brand-new paths to follow. You love trying new things before they've totally taken over the mainstream, and you tend to switch up your style frequently—staying static for too long is such a bore. Others are enchanted by your independent spirit, but you occasionally come across as unapproachable.Celebs Who Share Your Number: Beyoncé, Emma Roberts, Selena Gomez

What That Says About Your Love Life: You're so in your own zone that you can seem a little intimidating at times, so making the first move might be necessary to lock down your crush. While some quickly take a warming to you, others may be shy, so a little effort will go a long way in making yourself more accessible.

Your Life Motto: Always take the road less traveled.

Your Summer Essentials:

Fisheye No 2, $60, shop.lomography.com.

Your friends may have just rediscovered the art of instant photos, but a fish-eye camera brings a new twist to the trend. 

"At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe" by Tsh Oxenreider (Thomas Nelson), $23, thomasnelson.com.

Indulge in your wanderlust by diving into this new book about a family of travelers.

Astrid Tassel Earrings in Gold by Vanessa Mooney, $45, articleand.com.

Stand out from the crowd in a pair of eye-catching vintage-inspired earrings that frame your face.

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No. 6: The Nurturer

You're always the one with the extra tissues and a snack, right?

All About You: Your friends turn to you when they need a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, or a brain to pick. Because you're approachable and understanding, you tend to keep the peace among your posse and make sure everyone feels their best. You're great with children and love helping people who can't help themselves—just don't let it go to your head.Celebs Who Share Your Number: Melissa McCarthy, Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper

What That Says About Your Love Life: It's easy to get wrapped up in your friends' affairs when you're busy listening to other people's problems. Carve out enough time so that you can work on your own romantic relationships! Your friends will be happy to repay the favor and listen to you talk about your beau.

Your Life Motto: If you're going to be anything, be nice.

Your Summer Essentials: 

Noisette Jar Pillow, $80, oeufnyc.com.

Your friends all voted and picked you as Most Likely to Own a French Dessert-Inspired Novelty Pillow. So, here you go.

Have a Nice Day Flair Pack, $15, bando.com.

Relive your camp counselor days by sewing these ultra-cute patches on the lapel of your trusty denim jacket.

Celebrate Your Small Victories Quote Banner by The Lovely Wall Co., $24, shopspring.com.

Even you need a pick-me-up sometimes. Hang this banner right where you'll see it first thing in the morning and start your day on a good note.

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No. 7: The Thinker

Sure, you may seem aloof at times, but you're just caught up in your own amazing thoughts.

All About You: You just get it. From philosophical theory to the explanation behind why your BFF is feeling blue, your introspective and intellectual natural allows you to tune into what's really going on. You're beloved for your sincerity, even if it may take a while for others to warm up to your reserved nature.Celebs Who Share Your Number: Willow Smith, Amy Poehler, Sia

What That Says About Your Love Life: Your poetic spirit places you on a whole other plane when it comes to matters of the heart—but not everyone may not be as in touch with their emotions are you are. Be patient—others will open up to you with a little coaxing.

Your Life Motto: With a vivid imagination, you'll never be lonely.

Your Summer Essentials: 

Rogue Interdit Satin Lipstick by Givenchy, $34, sephora.com.

If you're in one of your more quiet, thoughtful moods, this bold lipstick will do all the talking for you.

Citrus Basil Candle, $40, contextskin.com.

From time to time you may need to retreat into your room for some Me Time; a citrus candle will transform your space into a daydream haven.

Rosso Peperomia and Olmsted, $42, thesill.com.

Thanks to your caring nature, chances are, you have a green thumb and you don't even know it. Start off your own garden with this pretty potted plant. 

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No. 8: The Manager

You know how to make major cash—and put it to good use.

All About You: In matters of business, you ask for what you know you deserve—and maybe a little extra. You're not greedy—you just know how to negotiate, and you're practical. Your friends can count on you to be blunt with them about their questionable spending habits, as well as their love lives.Celebs Who Share Your Number: Zendaya, Harry Styles, Zac Efron

What That Says About Your Love Life: You might not be the most romantic person, and in a relationship, you value stability above all else—so it might be time to spice things up just a little.

Your Life Motto: Know your worth.

Your Summer Essentials: 

Small Wallet in Polished Pebble Leather With Ombre Rivets, $63, coach.com.

Keep your cards and cash tidy with this many-pocketed wallet.

Pearl Tackle Earrings by Aesa, $340, spartan-shop.com.

You know how to save, so don't be afraid to treat yourself to something nice every now and then. These pearl earrings are cooler than your great aunt's studs.

Slow Coffee Style Stacking Mugs Set of 4 by Kinto, $53, ahalife.com.

Ease your friends out of their $6 latte habit by inviting them over for a cup of joe and plenty of good company.

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No. 9: The Teacher

You have an infinite amount of patience, don't you?

All About You: First and foremost, you care. You care a lot—about your family, friends, and people you've never even met. Your humanitarian nature draws you to charity work both in and out of your community, and helps you to fight injustice wherever you see it. Empathy comes easily to you—almost too easily. It can be hard for you to tune into more mundane matters when your mind is set on the bigger philosophical quandaries. Celebs Who Share Your Number: Serena Williams, Solange Knowles, Frank Ocean

What That Says About Your Love Life: You probably won't fall in love with every single person you date—and that's OK! Chances are, you believe in true love and maybe even soulmates, but remember: sometimes, it's fun to just have a summer fling. Let loose a little.

Your Life Motto: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Your Summer Essentials:

The Alternative Facts Dad Hat in Black, $12, threadhitter.com.

Hey, you're just calling out the fake news like you see it, and this is the perfect accessory to do so in.

Woman on a Mission, $25, feedprojects.com.

Buy this tote and you'll provide 10 school meals for children around the world—plus, you'll have a place to carry your own packed lunch.

Contemplate Card by Satsuki Shibuya, $5, poketo.com.

You've been wanting to get into writing letters for a while now, haven't you? Send this card to an old friend and you'll brighten their day.

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Did Your Original Number Add Up to 11, 22, or 33?

Consider yourself positioned for greatness.

What Are Master Numbers? Remember when we told you to keep adding the numbers in your birthday until you get a single number? We lied—a little. If the numbers add up to 11, 22, or 33 in your first or second round of addition, then you are a Master Number—in terms of Numerology, a special number that adds some interesting intricacies to your life path.

What Do They Really Mean: Numbers 11, 22, and 33 all have specific meanings, but each is a mixed bag of pros and cons. It's believed that Master Numbers experience more challenges in life, but that's simply a result of their drive to do better for themselves. Number 11's have great intuition and charisma—they make great leaders. The life of a 22 is filled with ambition and big ideas—but those ideas can easily fall to the wayside if they're not careful. Number 33's accomplish greatness, typically related to humanitarian issues or otherwise doing good in the world.

Celebs Who Are Master Numbers: Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (11), Bono (22), Kim Kardashian (22), Albert Einstein (33), Eleanor Roosevelt (33).

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