Disrupted Childhood

According to Chinese Numerology, a disrupted childhood will adversely affect an individual until he/she reaches maturity. To work out the age (numerologically) at which you reach maturity you must first work out your Life Path Number.

To do that, add the day of your birth (Use the Gregorian calendar) to the month number of birth, to your year of birth.  The result is a four-digit number.  Add the four digits together and from the answer remove any noughts.  If the answer is either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 or 22, then that is your Life Path Number.  If it is a two-digit answer (not 11 or 22) then add the two digits together, and the answer is your Life Path Number.

For example: someone born on the 8th (Day) of September (9th month) 1982 would work it out like this:


Add together 1+9+9+9 = 28.  Add 2+8=10.  Add 1+0=1.  This person has a Life Path Number of 1.

To work out the date of maturity, deduct your Life Path Number from 36.  So the person born on the 8th September 1982 will reach maturity at the age of 35  (i.e. 36 – 1 = 35).  But if your Life Birth Number is either 11 or 22, you must add the two digits together and deduct the answer from 36.  So an 11 Life Path person reaches maturity at the age of 34, and a 22 Life Path person reaches maturity at the age of 32.

What is a disrupted childhood?

A childhood is considered to be 'disrupted' if it was affected by one or more of the following events:

Event Effect
The early death of both parents Catastrophic
The early death of one parent Severe
Parents' divorce before the child reaches 16 Extreme
Poor relationship with a step-parent from an early age Damaging
Loss of contact with one parent whom the child knew from an early age Very severe

The effect of these events can be ameliorated by new and loving family arrangements, but can never be obliterated.  An individual affected by a disrupted childhood, particularly before the age of 9, will develop the negative characteristics of a particular personality trait until the age of maturity.  For example, if the Element Chart shows that the dominant element is Wood, an individual who suffered a disrupted childhood will demonstrate far higher levels of anger than one who enjoyed a stable upbringing in a secure and loving environment.