Life Path Number 6

In the same way, your star sign helps you understand your personality and character traits, so too does life path numbers in numerology.  Knowing what your number is will give you a better insight into your role in this life, your values, suitable partners, career choices as well as the types of challenges you might face. You can find out what your life path number is with a simple maths equation or make use of our online calculator.

Let’s take a look at the six life path. Ready?

Life Path Number 6’s Personality Traits and Characteristics 

According to a numerology chart, people with life path number 6 are nurturers who take on the responsibility of others. This motherly number is caring, loving, reliable, and incredibly understanding, with a strong desire to love and be loved.

Sixes are focused on their family or community and find meaning in being of service to those around them. But, a do-gooder (in the most positive sense of the word), it is essential that they don’t interfere too much, and become more meddlesome than helpful. 

6s happily go the extra mile for anybody in need, but your charitable nature can sometimes be seen as altruistic. For you to feel as though you are making a difference in the lives of the people you care for, you need to know when it is time to take a step back.

As a 6, you share the same life path with some pretty impressive famous people. They include Robert De Niro, Galileo Galilei, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Albert Einstein, Michael Caine, George W. Bush,  Ben Affleck, Claire Danes, and Victoria Beckham.

It’s hard to find a number more caring or loving on the numerology life chart than a 6. Known for their warmth and generous nature, people on this life path are selfless and will do anything to ensure situations around them are harmonious.

They will go to the ends of the earth to keep the peace and are happiest when they can help their family, friends, or community. 6s are responsible, patient, and level-headed, and can remain calm when others are falling apart.

But, if they aren’t careful, the benevolent number 6’s generous nature can backfire on them. Needy people are drawn to your nurturing spirit, and in your quest to right all the wrongs, before you know it, you could find yourself being taken advantage of.

As much as you like giving, you also want to be recognized for your good deeds, and if these go unnoticed, you can develop what is known as a martyr complex. This can leave you feeling unappreciated and resentful.

When this happens, it is usually a sign that you need to take a break from sacrificing yourself for others and indulge in a bit of ‘you’ time. Although this goes against the grain of who you are, you must recharge and get back to your life’s purpose of giving and helping.

Positive Traits

People with the life path number 6 have a lot of positive traits. You are known for being:

  • Caring
  • Selfless
  • Peaceful
  • Sympathetic
  • Tolerant
  • Generous 
  • Responsible
  • Honest
  • Loyal

Negative Traits

As is to be expected, no one is perfect, not even kind-hearted number 6. They can be:

  • Unpractical
  • Hypocritical
  • Shallow
  • Submissive
  • Easily stressed out
  • Prone to have a superiority complex

Life Path 6 Love, Romance & Relationships

Because they can bring out the best in others, there aren’t too many numerology numbers that a six isn’t compatible with. As a nurturer and carer, you give your family and partner a real sense of safety. And, you intuitively know what they want and need, without them having to ask for it.

A word of caution, though, because you love to be needed, you could find yourself attracting partners that need constant rescuing. A relationship like this will give you the purpose you need for a while. Still, it isn’t maintainable, Especially if the person isn’t rescuable, or they don’t want to be rescued, you could end up feeling drained, and resentful.

As we mentioned, 6s can get on well with all the numbers on the numerology chart, but there are a few that will be easier to maintain. The numbers 1, 2, and 9 are great love matches for a 6.

When it comes to romance, the numbers 1 and 9 are the perfect partners for sixes. Both have the determination and drive to succeed, and you are more than happy to help them achieve their goals. They love affection from you, and as a result, you can feel needed in a positive, fulfilling way.

Life path number 2s are compassionate and caring, and because you are both able to talk through issues, there is very little chance of a disagreement or fight breaking out between the two of you. Like you, a 2 is affectionate and a true romantic at heart. While you make them feel loved with loads of affection, they will pull out all the stops with candlelit dinners, flowers “just because” and amazing getaways.

Something you need to be aware of in a romantic relationship is your constant need to mother. Although some partners will appreciate this maternal side of you, it could become a problem when your mothering starts to get smothering.

For more clarity around your love life, discover the other numbers in your numerology chart. Your soul urge and destiny numbers work with your life path number to create the frequency that attracts romantic partners into your life. To discover your full numerology chart, click here for a free reading. It’s based on your name and date of birth.

Life Path 6 Romantic Compatibility

Most Compatible Numbers for a 6

Although it is typical for a life path number 6 to find compatible partners pretty much everywhere they go, the strongest bonds are with the numbers 2 and 9.

The two and the six have a particular love language, where they are guided more by their hearts by than by their minds. They complement each other well, with the 6 being very family-oriented while the 2’s sole purpose is to love and care for those around them.

The problem with this seemingly perfect relationship is the 6s constant need for approbation, which can drain the caring nature of the 2. For it to work, both parties will need to more considerate of their partners’ feelings.

Least Compatible Numbers for a 6

Of all the numbers on the numerology chart, a 6 is not compatible with 3 , 5, and 7. And three is the least likely to form any kind of a relationship. 

A 5 and a 6 could work as a couple, but it will take a lot of compromise from both of you, all the time. And for some people, when a relationship feels like it’s hard work, it probably isn’t worth it. A 5 is in their element when they feel the freest, and if they are not planning their next big adventure, they are probably away doing it. For this relationship to work, the 5 will need to let go of the reigns a little and stop always wanting to be in charge. It is a recipe for disaster when neither one wants to surrender themselves a little for the sake of the relationship.

Although there is a lot of sexual chemistry between and life paths 6 and 7, the combination is fraught with problems around every corner. While the 6 wants a serious relationship, with the house, picket fence, and kids, the 7 isn’t as forthcoming with what they want.

Also, life path 6 is too controlling for the 7, who is a loner and introvert. At a full push, this relationship could work, but to be honest, it would just take too much compromise from both of you. And as a result, you could end up being in love with the idea of the person, rather than with them.

Life Path 6 Career & Business

You have many qualities that allow you to be successful in business. And while you (or others) might not think it, you would do well in a leadership role of some sort. This is because you are incredibly intuitive and are aware of what your colleagues are feeling or thinking. 

People with the life path number 6 are also really good at motivating others by appealing to their emotions. Your approach makes them feel as though they are in good hands, and they trust you.

Very few numbers on the numerology chart are as fearless as you when it comes to taking on responsibility in the workplace.

You are focused and determined and work better than most under pressure. You have a tendency to be a bit of a control freak (but you knew this already), and will often take back tasks that you delegated to others in case it isn’t done to your exacting standards. 

 If you can take your many skills and work with them to your advantage, you will be successful in almost every field, whether it is as the CEO of a multinational company, a small non-for profit organization, or even as a homemaker.

Your challenge is to try and balance your selflessness and know when it is time to be a little bit selfish so that you don’t become disillusioned or take on the martyr persona.

 Very few numbers on the numerology chart are as fearless as you when it comes to taking on responsibility in the workplace. You are focused and determined and work better than most under pressure. You have a tendency to be a bit of a control freak (but you knew this already), and will often take back tasks that you delegated to others in case it isn’t done to your exacting standards.  

Career-wise, you would do well as a childcare worker, support worker, non-profit worker, life coach, humanitarian, environmentalist, hospitality, people or right animal worker, healer, nanny, engineer, baker of a chef.

If you don’t resonate with any of the above, it maybe because either your soul urge or destiny number conflict with your soul urge number. Conflicts between the energy of numbers is common, to see if it effects you, click here for a free numerology reading that will explore all your numbers in depth.

Travel and Hobbies for the Life Path Number 6 

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a 6 is happiest at home, surrounded by the people and things they enjoy. Getting them out of their comfort zone will take a lot of persuasions, but once they are out of the house, they are fully committed to a new adventure. 

As confessed culture vulture, a vacation with a 6 will include visits to musical performances, concerts as well as gastronomical culinary experiences, But let’s face it, if there is an itinerary, you have had the most input in planning. For a few days of the year, it will do you a world of good to pass the responsibility onto someone else so that you can relax and rejuvenate.

6s will find hobbies that help them find the balance they need to operate at their very best, The kinds of hobbies you will enjoy gardening, pottery, knitting, dancing, writing music or being a singer, as well as cooking. 

Life Path 6 Lessons & Challenges

One of the biggest challenges 6s face is being able to balance their sense of responsibility. Because you can be quick to play the victim card, you mustn’t take on too much. Also, when you feel like you are being taken advantage of, you can feel superior to this around you and take on an air of self-righteousness. 

Sixes can be control freaks, and you are not particularly good at taking advice from others. Yours is an “if you want to get the job done properly, then do it yourself” world, but your desire to feel indispensable can backfire on you. Described as a bit of a control freak, you battle to take instructions from others. This is something you need to be aware of and keep in check.

When you can let go of how things should be done (according to you) and focus on being compassionate and caring, you will find fulfillment in your life.

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