Numerology: Your Expression Number aka Destiny Number
What is the Expression Number?
The Expression Number is also known as the Destiny number. This number describes your inherent traits and often natural talents that you come here with. It speaks a great deal to your potential and what you can likely accomplish. It is often referred to as a “destiny” number for this reason, because it speaks of qualities inherent within you that you can work to develop.
How to Calculate Your Expression (Destiny) Number
To calculate your Expression number you will use the chart below to find the numbers that correspond with the letters of your FULL birth name. Calculate each name individually and reduce, then add those together and reduce again.
Example: Jane Doe
Jane = 1 + 1 + 5 + 5 = 12 which reduces to 3(1+2). Next we take the last name Doe 4 + 6 + 5 = 15 which reduces to 6(1 + 5) to get the final result we take 3 + 6 to reach the Expression number of 9. If you have a middle name be sure to include it as well! The numbers of each individual name can also provide some other underlying themes.
Meaning of Your Expression Number
Expression 1: This expression number represents the pioneering spirit, the risk taker and someone who is willing to put him/herself “out there” and try new things. Extroverted (typically) and very self-confident, sometimes even a bit too self-centered. This card speaks of someone with the desire to win, who will work harder than most to reach his/her goals. Independent and competitive – always growing and striving.
Expression 2: The natural diplomat is represented with this destiny number. Two people are well-balanced, able to bring people together and reach compromise. They are quite intuitive and can sense the feelings of others which leads to this innate ability for teamwork. Two’s embody fairness and balance. They also tend to develop strong musical talents as well due to their natural sense of rhythm and harmony.
Expression 3: The 3 expression number speaks of someone who is very theatrical by nature – very expressive, outgoing, and a natural charmer. People with this number are often drawn towards writing, acting, or the arts – anywhere they can express themselves and share their views with others. Three’s are capable of abstract thought and can paint pictures easily with words and communication. They have an innate ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is easy for everyone to grasp.
Expression 4: People with a 4 expression number are considered down to earth, practical, and orderly. Four people thrive in environments that are well-organized and they love structure and stability. They are often seen as “the rock” or pillar strength in their families and businesses because of their strong sense of duty and discipline.
Expression 5: The person with the 5 expression number is a natural adventurer, someone who thrives on new experiences and who is a life long seeker and learner through hands on methods. These people are often “jack of all trades” types who are self-taught in many areas and are always wanting to try something new. The 5 expression number is destined to travel, have a variety of experiences and break free of the societal mold that tells us to “do one thing” career wise etc. Five’s change their minds often and when they give themselves the freedom to explore they lead very rich and interesting lives.
Expression 6: Six people are driven by a strong sense of duty and often put others ahead of themselves. They are called often to careers that allow them to help others – counselors, health care fields, teaching etc. People with a 6 expression number tend to measure their own sense of self-worth based on what they do for others. They need to be careful to not be too overprotective and to allow others the freedom to make their own choices in life.
Expression 7: People with a Seven expression number are very intuitive, intelligent – the seekers of truth and understanding. Seven people tend to be rather introverted and require a great deal of “personal space” in order to thrive. Seven people are motivated in life by a need for greater understanding and are often drawn to philosophical, spiritual, and/or metaphysical pursuits in their quest for deeper meaning.
Expression 8: People with an 8 expression number are incredibly competitive, ambitious, and hard working. Often destined for great successes in life, particularly in their career field. Eight people are excellent managers and builders who are very efficient and effective. They are able to balance strong ambitions with care and concern for others which allows them to create strong enterprises that serve their communities well.
Expression 9: People with a 9 destiny/expression number are the lofty idealists that inspire us to aim higher. Humanitarian by their very nature, nine people are typically called to lives of activism and social issues. They are driven by a need to be accepted and loved by others and often become very well known or famous for their efforts. People with a 9 expression number are typically highly artistic and creative and use those talents to promote a cause.
Expression 11: People with the master number 11 as their expression number are naturally psychic and very intelligent. They have a great blend of logic and creativity and when they can balance these aspects and channel their vast energy in productive ways nothing can stop them. Eleven’s have to work hard to keep their higher vibrational energy levels up. Eleven’s can become too caught up in fantasy over reality as an escape when their emotions overwhelm them. It is very important for people with this expression number and life path to work hard to keep their energy fields in balance.
Expression 22: People with this master number 22 as their destiny number are great at bringing the sacred to the mundane – they can and do embrace all life and experience as a spiritual adventure and put this reverence into everything they build and create. Natural builders, those with a 22 expression number are are blessed as visionaries with strong leadership abilities. They can see a project through from start to finish build what they envision with ease and grace.