In numerology, the is one of the most influential numbers. It describes the actions that you must take in your life to meet your full potential. (It is also known as the Destiny Number)
Where your life path number describes what skills you come into this world with, the expression number shows what you need to become in this life.
Another way of looking at it is that it shows you the opportunities that will present themselves to you during this lifetime. Some of these opportunities will not come easy, but they will be available to you, and you should make it your goal to reach these opportunities.
By understanding your expression number, you’ll be able to set better life goals for yourself!
- Expression Number
- How to Reduce Your Name to a Single Number
- Determining Your Expression Number
- The Meaning of Your Expression Number
- Expression Number 1
- Expression Number 2
- Expression Number 3
- Expression Number 4
- Expression Number 5
- Expression Number 6
- Expression Number 7
- Expression Number 8
- Expression Number 9
- Expression Master Numbers 11 & 22
Use this name numerology chart below to determine the numbers that correspond to the letters of your name.
Your number is the sum of your entire name as it appears on your birth certificate.
Reduce each name to a single number, then reduce the sum of those numbers to a single digit. As always, we leave the master numbers 11 and 22 whole.
As an example: Johnathan David Pierce would reduce to a 7
Johnathan = 1 + 6 + 8 + 5 + 1 + 2 + 8 + 1 + 5 = 37 and 3 + 7 = 10 and 1 + 0 = 1
David = 4 + 1 + 4 + 9 + 4 = 22
Pierce = 7 + 9 + 5 + 9 + 3 + 5 = 38 and 3 + 8 = 11
Expression Number = 1 + 22 + 11 = 34 and 3 + 4 = 7
Expression Number 1. Those with a expression number of 1 should be leaders. 1 often points to a person becoming the owner of a business or being recognized for their natural talents.
As you go through life you should be looking for opportunities in new careers and try to be as creative as possible. Your innovation and ingenuity need to be developed.
Achieving your destiny may not be easy, however. Unless you have other aspects of numerology showing that you’re independent or pointing to your ability to achieve things on your own, you will likely need others working for you to meet your full potential.
You can see the big picture and have the vision to make it happen, but you can miss the little things. Choose your employees well and you’re guaranteed to succeed.
Expression Number 1 challenges. The tendency to want to overpower those around you can make you hard to be around and the need to always be innovating can make you make changes that aren’t necessarily needed.
You can still achieve your destiny without being bossy and self-centered. It will just take some work on your part.
Expression Number 2. 2 means that you should be moving toward a role of spirituality and self understanding. If you are a 2 you will find success within yourself and in mediation.
As you move through life you should strive to find a partnership or group of people to work with. Inside your group, you will be able to make the most of your potential to be a diplomat and advisor.
The more you settle into an advisor role, the more you will gain the ability to perceive others needs and desires. This deep connection is one of the real powers of expression number 2.
You’ll have to learn to let others get the credit for many of your ideas and work. As an advisor, your role will mostly keep you in the background and helping those closest to you.
Number 2 challenges. Your close connection to others makes you easily hurt and very sensitive. This can make you nervous and uncertain.
Focus on keeping a positive attitude and you can overcome the shortfalls of number 2.
Expression Number 3. The 3 represents your need to grow toward inspiration and creativity. Your life is largely centered around bringing up the spirits of others.
Sales and public relations are also good paths for you. You can get far in either of these positions as your ability to bring imaginative presentations to your audience will make others enjoy them.
As you progress in life you need to focus on increasing your communications abilities. This will allow you to reach your full entertainment and inspirational destiny.
Being social is key to expression number 3. Social ability drives your talents and your potential for success.
Number 3 challenges. 3 is fraught with the possibility of becoming shallow. As you gain prestige (and possibly even fame) it will become easier and easier for you to fall victim to it.
Focus on simple facts and try to ignore gossip. This will make you less likely to fall into the shallowness trap.
Expression Number 4. 4 is a really grounded, ordered, and management-oriented course. You have to learn to work long hours to be most effective.
You’re especially capable of making a massive change in the physical world. You will do best becoming things like a teacher, architect, or builder, but you can also excel in any career which relies upon preparation and organizing.
Expression number 4 can also master creative careers that take structure as well as order into play.
You must make sure that you keep others around you that have a similar moral compass and work ethic as you. That is when you will be the happiest.
Number 4 challenges. You will easily fall into having a bossy attitude and come off as overly aggressive to those around you. This can be increased as you take on more and more projects causing you frustration.
Be aware of this tendency and try to keep it from controlling your interactions with others.
Expression Number 5. You have a vast array of skills and can do many things well. This may appear to be great, and it can be, but you have to strive toward growing all of these talents.
Expression number 5 is adept in many careers because of the talents they possess. It also makes them a fast thinker and easily adaptable to new and changing scenarios.
The 5 destiny can be at home in advertising, sales, entertainment, and media. A constantly changing focus may keep them moving from career to career throughout life.
You will be happiest by meeting and learning to like a wide array of people.
Number 5 challenges. Your ever-changing interests can make you restless and unable to stick with a career long enough to advance in a significant way. You also have difficulty keeping traditional hours, this can make it hard to keep normal jobs.
Try to stay with things until you have reached a certain goal, this will keep you from changing jobs endlessly. If you can find employment that doesn’t require traditional hours then you’ll be even better off.
Expression Number 6. You will grow toward family, love, and balance. You can be driven to helping the less fortunate. This means that becoming a doctor, or teacher may call you. Religion and even decorating and art are all possible occupations for you.
The future for a 6 revolves around creating a happy home and starting a family. They will be happiest if they focus on a career that also lends itself to these desires.
Your generosity, happiness, and openness will attract people to you. Friends, family, and co-workers will enjoy being around you.
Build a happy home, focus on your sympathetic side, and you will be rewarded with a degree of physical wealth on top of happiness.
Expression Number 6 challenges. Worry, and meddling in others lives can take over if you’re not careful. It can also lead to you being stretched thin, causing you to run yourself ragged.
Be sure to make time for yourself and try not to push where your opinion isn’t wanted.
Expression Number 7. 7 leads toward understanding and deep introspection when properly realized. As you harness the ability to analyze events and find the truth, you will eventually retreat more and more inside yourself.
For the 7 expression number, the type of employment really doesn’t matter. What is important is that the work involves a quest for answers and wisdom beyond what most people are capable of.
Religious, technical, and scientific research jobs are all open to a 7. Your rational approach and logic is your strength.
You will be most at peace when you find a career that allows you to work alone and in a way that you choose.
Number 7 challenges. For all of your positive traits, the difficulties presented by expression number 7 can be rather hard to overcome. Emotion and people are often foreign to you and you can be self-centered if you don’t make it a point to avoid these challenges.
Take some time from your work to learn how to deal with people and your own feelings.
Expression Number 8. The 8 expression number is one of material gain and the achievement of monetary security and status. You should strive to perfect your management skills and become task-oriented.
Your judgment where finances are concerned makes you well suited to operating large accounts and managing other people. Political and government work is where you can easily succeed.
If you follow your destiny you can expect to gain massive financial rewards. This can come in the form of owning a business or by other means.
Having a well-laid plan ahead of you that is taking you toward your next goal will make you most happy.
Number 8 challenges. Intolerance has a way of making it into your thoughts as can stubbornness. Your drive to achieve wealth and power can interrupt other parts of your life.
Try to have an open mind when you’re interacting with others, just because an idea is different than yours does not mean it is wrong.
Expression Number 9. The 9 expression number is moving toward things greater than themselves. This shows as a compassionate attitude toward the world and a desire to help others.
Legal pursuits, religion, medical careers, and diplomatic offices are all great choices. Anywhere that you can assist others is going be a good fit for the expression number 9.
Surround yourself with people, love, and friendship to reach your greatest potential. Work to develop a wide worldview so you can see where your skills are needed the most.
By pursuing things that let you give to others, you will be the happiest. In return, you will be met with a rewarding existence.
Expression Number 9 challenges. The difficulties of 9 come from a tendency to be self-centered if you ignore your calling to help others. The farther you move away from this calling, the worse your self-centeredness will be.
Make sure you help others as much as possible to prevent this from occurring.
With master numbers, you should focus on the root number most (2 for 11 and 4 for 22). Most of your destiny is derived from the meanings obtained in these root numbers.
The master number simply means that you may be able to achieve more than the average person. Do not take anything for granted as master numbers also have the potential to fall even deeper into the negative side of their guiding number.
Expression Number 11. Expression number 11 means that you may be able to become extremely intuitive. Even to the point of becoming almost supernaturally intuitive.
If you develop your skills toward teaching and leadership you will be able to inspire others to follow you into the unknown.
Expression Number 22. Expression number 22 shows that you may be meant to change the world in a long, meaningful way. Develop your ability to create and build to reach your entire potential.
You can permanently change the material world as long as you stay on the proper course.
The expression number is one of the most important numbers in numerology. Do your best to understand your expression number and strive to acquire all the skills needed to meet that destiny!
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