Often called the Expression Number
A number derived from all of the letters in your Full Birth Name make up what is called the Expression or Destiny number. Although this number is called both of these names, throughout this website it will be referred to as the Destiny number. Destiny is a very descriptive word for the meaning of the this important core element. This is the number that describes the tasks that you must achieve in this lifetime using the name that was given to you by your parents. This name, the complete birth name, symbolizes the opportunities you have at your disposal. This is sometimes referred to as your potential or destiny. Living up to attributes of this number may not be easy, but it is your goal in the here and now. It is your life’s purpose, spiritual mission, and your field of opportunity. Unlike the Life Path number which reads as you are, the Destiny number more correctly reads as you must or what you can aspire to become.
To arrive at your Destiny number, take each name separately and add up the letter values using the conversion chart below. Reduce each name to a single digit . Then add the results of all of the names to arrive at a total which you then once again reduce to a single digit.
Don’t use nicknames, assumed name, deviations in spelling used, or omit any part of the birth name. Use it as it appears on the birth certificate. Don’t worry about changes to the name (married name, etc.), just stay with complete birth name.
The destiny number is one of the most important numbers on your chart. It is the ruling force that describes what you must do/learn, in order to operate harmoniously with your environment and how you can get the most out of your present life. It shows the direction you must take, representing the only opportunities for success that will be made available to you. To reject the destiny number is to court disaster and frustrations in life.
To analyze and interpret your ‘Destiny Number’ simply use the formula of reducing your date of birth to a single digit. For example, the ‘Destiny Number’ for a person with the date of birth of the 26th of September 1967 (26/09/1967) is 4.
This is worked out thus:
2 + 6 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 7 = 40. 4 + 0 = 4 Destiny Number
Destiny number or expression number are important when it comes to numerology. Destiny number of a person reveals the goals he must achieve in his life path. With the help of destiny numbers it is possible to become aware of the qualities and strengths that are at a person’s disposal. These qualities can then be used to achieve your destiny. For calculating the destiny number, one must use the name registered on one’s birth certificate to perform all kinds of calculations, don’t bother about nick name or any changed name such as after marriage etc. Changed name does not lessen the importance of the name given by one’s parents at the time of birth.
There are eleven numbers used in making a numerological chart. These numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 22. Each alphabet is assigned a unique number value also. Any larger number which occurs due to the addition of birth date or the value assigned to birth name, it has to be reduced till a single digit or the master numbers (11 or 22) are obtained. Every number reflects a certain attitude and character tendency. All one needs is the birth date and birth name of an individual to get all answers about life.
To calculate the destiny number, use the chart below and add up the numerals. Keep reducing them until a single digit or master number is reached.