How Do I Calculate My Life Archetype?


You can not choose you Life Archetype in a quiz. Here we show you the super easy method to calculate your Life Archetype using your birth date. Don’t worry, if you can add 2 + 7, you can calculate your Life Archetype.


Your Life Archetype is the major piece of your full Archetype Matrix chart. And the piece you must begin with. 

This is important... 

There are different ways to calculating your birth date. Each way will give you a different result: an inaccurate one. If you want accurate results, you must use this method of calculating your Life Archetype. We won’t go into energetical reasons of that here. Just be aware of it. 

While calculating your Life Archetype is straight-forward, we highly recommend that you always double-check your calculations. If, for any reason, you have any trouble calculating yours, please contact us so we can help you out. 

Calculate Your Life Archetype

Step 1: Write out your complete birth date in numerals. Day. Month. Year. 

Step 2:  Add each individual numeral to the next until you have a single digit between 1-9.

Step 3: The final single digit is your Life Archetype (see chart below to find the name of the archetype that corresponds to each number).


Birthdate: 26 July 1962 

Step 1: 26 07 1962 

Step 2:  2 + 6 + 0 + 7 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 2 = 33 

Add it all together. Since there are only 9 Life Archetypes, numbered 1 to 9, we need to bring the number down to a single digit one. We do that by adding the double digits together until they result in a single digit. 

Step 3: 3 + 3 = 6 

Life Archetype: 6, The Lovers 

In this example the Life Archetype is number 6, which is called The Lovers. Refer to the 9 Life Archetypes Chart below to see which archetype corresponds to each number. 

You can find more sample calculations on our Calculate page here.



Find out which of the 9 Life Archetypes you are.

Read about your specific Life Archetype here.

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