Life Path 2 is described as the Peaceful Partner. They are extremely compassionate and empathetic, and are excellent at supporting others. Naturally sensitive, Life Path 2 is also quite intuitive and nurturing.
Life Path 2s teach other life path numbers about the importance of love and kindness.
But there is an opposite to everything, and beneath all of the light qualities, resides darker ones.
In this article, we’ll discuss the shadow side of Life Path 2. It can be difficult to hear about the parts of ourselves that we don’t like, but learning about our shadow helps us to become more whole.
Shadow Personality Traits of Life Path 2
Life Path 2, on the brighter aspect, you are a supportive person, and you love helping or being of service to others. But on the shadow side, this can look like codependency if you begin to base your value on your relationships with other people. Your cup is full when you are giving, nurturing, or attending to someone else’s needs. So it isn’t uncommon for you to naturally depend on other people to hold that space so that you can fill them with love, in turn, increasing your sense of worthiness.
Life Path 2, you have to remember that your worth is not dependent on your ability to nurture, support, or give to others. You are worthy, just as you are.
Codependency can also look like clinginess. Sometimes your partner might feel smothered by you if you are trying to spend every second of every day with them. It is important for you to develop healthy relationships outside of your romantic relationship, and to find a balance between spending time with your partner, friends, family, and yourself. When you are codependent, you give your power away. Life Path 2, reclaim your power by strengthening your independence, and finding a balance in all of your relationships, including with yourself.
Life Path 2, sometimes you hold on to a lot of resentment. This is because you give so much to others and many times you don’t receive anything back. You are naturally supportive, and cooperative and often find yourself the first to compromise when there is conflict. But when you are continuously doing these things, sometimes people take you for granted and begin to expect this from you. This leads to feelings of resentment to build up because you eventually realize that you are being treated like a doormat, yet because you do not like conflict, you hesitate to speak up about it or to stand up for yourself.
Life Path 2, you have to learn how to say no and to set boundaries. Once you learn this, you will no longer be taken advantage of. Teaching people that it is not okay to use and abuse you or take you for granted is a form of self-respect and self-care. This can be really challenging for you since you despise confrontation and prefer to abide in harmony, but remember that conflict exists and we cannot run from it. Facing this fear will help you to become less resentful.
Life Path 2 you are ruled by the moon. The moon represents our emotions and feelings, as well as our subconscious mind. It is also connected to psychic abilities, and those who are sensitive tend to perceive things on a subtle level. Being that you are ruled by the moon Life Path 2, you can be hypersensitive. While being sensitive is an extraordinary super power, it can be a shadow aspect if you are hypersensitive and unsure how to handle that energy.
As someone who is hypersensitive, you may have difficulty deciphering between your energy and someone else’s. For example, you might go to the mall to buy a few things and after being there for 20 minutes you notice that your mood has drastically shifted. This can be because you’ve picked up on other people’s energy and are mistaking it for your own. Life Path 2, it is highly imperative that you learn how to protect your energy and do so every single day before leaving your house.
When you hold on to other people’s energy, it can create low vibrational feelings such as anxiety and depression. This is a downfall of being hypersensitive. But if you can learn how to distinguish your energy from another person, then it will make a drastic improvement in your life.
4. Unassertive/Lacks Boundaries
Life Path 2, you are the yin, feminine energy which is very receptive and passive. This can manifest as unassertiveness on the shadow aspect. Again, you prefer peace and harmony and find it easier to compromise your needs or wants in an effort to maintain a calm environment. However, when you do not assert yourself and ensure that your needs are being met, you give your power away.
It’s so easy for you to agree to something you really don’t want to do. But doing so is doing you more harm than good. Life Path 2, you have to learn how to be assertive and to make sure your needs are met. I
This ties into becoming resentful because when your needs are constantly going unmet because people are taking advantage of you or because you are self-sacrificing, anger begins to build up. You develop this chip on your shoulder and start to believe that the world is full of people who are manipulative and unloving. But you are actually attracting these people to you by not asserting yourself or by not setting and enforcing your boundaries.
Once you find your voice and set and stick to your boundaries, you can heal this part of you.
Life Path 2, sometimes you can be extremely jealous. Not necessarily jealous of what other people have or who they are, but more so jealous when the people you love such as partners or close friends, are spending time with other people. This ties in to the codependency and that is why it is important to have a healthy relationship with yourself.
You have to find comfort in being alone and being with yourself. Yes, you thrive when you are in a partnership. You love connecting with other people and companionship is very important to you. But you have to release the fear that if someone you love and care about is spending time with someone else, without you, that they don’t love you or that you aren’t good enough, or any other self-limiting thoughts that may come up for you.
Recognize that we are all individuals and no one has ownership over anyone else. We are meant to connect, and if your friends or your partner is connecting with someone else, it doesn’t diminish who you are or your worthiness.
Life Path 2, you can be very self-conscious. Often you are too worried about what other people think. You worry about if you are doing enough or giving enough. You worry about how you look, what you say, and if other people like you. When you apply so much weight on other people’s opinions, you give your power away. You have to gain confidence, Life Path 2. Sometimes your self-esteem is so low because you are seeking validation from other people.
Learn how to love yourself just the way you are. Granted if you recognize there are things that you need to improve in yourself, you can love yourself while working to improve.
Cultivate self-love. You give so much love to other people, yet reserve none for yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror every single day and say, “I love you.” Do this every day for at least 21 days. It is a simple thing to do but can have a drastic improvement on your self-esteem in such a positive way.
Also, write down 10 things that you love about yourself and attach it to your mirror as a reminder. When you learn to truly love yourself, you let go of any concern about how other people view you or what they think about you. When you love yourself, you are confident in who you are. When you love yourself fully, you do not give your power away.
Life Path 2, indecisiveness is another one of your shadow traits. You have difficulty making decisions and you frequently rely on other people to make them for you. While there is nothing wrong with asking for advice or getting other people’s opinions, you tend to go with what someone else says you should do, rather than getting in touch with your intuition and following your heart.
You are indecisive because you do not trust yourself. You are out of touch with your intuition and therefore have trouble making decisions. Life Path 2, learning to follow your intuition will heal this shadow aspect. You have to remember that you are very sensitive and very intuitive and likely your first instinct is your intuition speaking to you. But if you don’t trust it and then seek outside opinions, you are diminishing that strength and creating a weakness.
Practice trusting yourself. Get in touch with your intuition through meditation, spending time alone in silence, and by acting on any intuitive hunches. There is a possibility that you will make mistakes or make a wrong decision, and the possibility to make the right decision also exists. But you won’t know unless you try.
You are connected to the moon. You have that feminine, yin energy and you are naturally intuitive. If you’ve had experiences in your life that have led you to feel like you can’t trust yourself, begin working through that. Once you can trust your intuition, making decisions will become second-nature to you and you won’t need to go outside of yourself to receive answers.
The final shadow trait is that you can be moody, Life Path 2. Your emotions can shift dramatically, especially because you are sensitive. You can be easily affected by criticism or someone else’s opinion of you. This leads to moodiness because you can be having a great day and then all of a sudden someone may say something like “why are you so happy, life can’t be that great,” and it can really affect you.
You hold on to what other people say and often spend time ruminating and replaying situations or experiences. You are easily hurt due to your sensitivity. If you can learn not to personalize other people’s opinions of you, their thoughts or actions, then this can help with your easily changeable mood.
Don’t let someone else’s negativity bring you down. You have the power to choose how you respond. You have the power to choose your feelings. Find your inner strength and use your personal power to choose what you will and won’t let affect you. We all have free will and we can choose to let someone’s rude remark ruin our day, or we can choose to send them love and continue having an amazing day. The choice is yours.
You are a light being, but remember the shadow follows closely behind. Hopefully this article gives you some insight into the not so bright characteristics that you may possess. With this information, you can work towards improving these traits when they do arise.
If you take away one thing from this post, I want it to be to take care of yourself. Protect your energy at all times and take time to rest and recharge when necessary. We are made of energy and it is essential to restore our energy when it is low.
Comment below to share which shadow traits you’ve noticed in yourself and what you’ve done to counter them.
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