The Life Path 1 drive in this life is characterized by individualist
desires, independence, and the need for personal attainment.
The purpose to be fulfilled on this Life Path is that of becoming
independent. This is a two part learning process; first, you
must learn to stand on your own two feet and learn not to depend
on others. After you are indeed free and independent, you must
learn to be a leader. Many of our Generals, corporate leaders,
and political leaders are men and women having the Life Path
number 1. The 1 always has the potential for greatness as a leader,
but they may fail as a follower. Many 1's spend most of their
lives shaking off their dependent side. When this happens, there
is little time left for enjoying the rewards to be gained through
independence. The individual with Life Path 1 has to overcome
an environment in which it is very easy to be dependent, and
difficult to be independent.
A person with positive 1 traits abounds in creative inspiration,
and possesses the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish a great
deal. Your drive and potential for action comes directly from
the enormous depth of strength you have. This is both the physical
and inner varieties of strength. With this strength comes utter
determination and the capability to lead. As a natural leader
you have a flair for taking charge of any situation. Highly original,
you may have talents as an inventor or innovator of some sort.
In any work that you choose, your independent attitude can show
through. You have very strong personal needs and desires, and
you feel it is always necessary to follow your own convictions.
You are ambitious, and either understand or must learn the need
for aggressive action to promote yourself. Although you may hide
the fact for social reasons, you are highly self-centered and
demand to have your way in most circumstances.
When the 1 Life Path person is not fully developed and expressing
the negative side of this number, the demeanor may appear very
dependent rather than independent. If you are expressing this
negative trait of the number 1, you are likely to be very dissatisfied
with your circumstances, and long for self-sufficiency. This
is defined as the weak or dependent side of the negative 1 Life
Path. On the strong side of this negative curve, the 1 energy
can become too self-serving, selfish and egotistical. Over-confidence
and impatience mark this individual.