Your expression number also known as the destiny number is one of the five core numbers in numerology, and it will reveal who you are as a person deep in your core. It can tell you about your talents and challenges that affect and guide you in this lifetime.
How To Calculate Your Expression Number
To calculate your expression number or destiny number, you need to add up numbers that correspond to all letters in your full name using the Pythagorean numbers chart.
1 = A, J, S
2 = B, K, T
3 = C, L, U
4 = D, M, V
5 = E, N, W
6 = F, O, X
7 = G, P, Y
8 = H, Q, Z
9 = I, R
My name is Katalina Aster which translates to 2+1+2+1+3+9+5+1+1+1+2+5+9
This equals to 42. If you get a two digit number you add those digits. (Unless they are 11, 22, or 33—these master numbers have a special meaning).
4+2=6 Therefore my expression number is 6.
If you had a name change for any reason, you want to calculate both your birth expression number and your new expression number. Because your expression numbers explain gifts given to you at birth, your birth name expression number will be truer for you for this particular core number.
However, your new name expression number can give you the insight towards the future and the expression that you chose to move into with your name change.
Expression Number 1 – The Authentic Leader
Similar how number 1 life path means leadership, so does the expression number 1. Your core self is an authentic leader with high integrity and passion.
Your high standards can sometimes lead to disappointment and frustration, so learning patience and balance is key.
You are meant for a courageous life in a leadership role, and your core self will not be satisfied if you stay out of the limelight and play small.
Expression Number 2 – The Connector
If your expression number is 2, you are meant to bring people together is a loving and safe atmosphere. You have a gift for understanding relationships and human connections, and you can use this skill in big ways.
You will be good at a career that requires diplomacy skills. Your goal in this life is to socialize and surround yourself with others. If you feel the need to separate yourself and be a hermit, this is depression talking, and you need to find the way back to your true self.
Be aware that you do not need constant reassurance from the others about you being on the right path. Being around others is the right path.
Expression Number 3 – The Optimist
Number 3 is a number of healing, uplifting, optimistic, joyful, and inspirational energy. Your gift is to inspire and motivate others to reach their best—and often this happens without your conscious efforts.
Your goal, therefore, is to accept that you have this power and be more social, connect with more people, inspire them with creative solutions, and remind them of their full potential.
Number 3 also means that you have a lot of creativity which can lead to many different ideas and projects. Picking one to focus on will bring you more success, and your challenge is to be scattered.
Expression Number 4 – The Problem Solver
The gifts of expression number 4 are structure, organization, hard work, and problem-solving. These are very valuable and can leave a life-changing impact on others. People trust you because you have high morals and integrity, so you can be successful in business when having business partners.
Because this number likes stability, your biggest fear may be risk-taking. This can lead to rigidness and stubbornness that can be avoided by working on staying open to unusual ideas, being more creative, and forgiving yourself and others when things do not go perfectly.
Expression Number 5 – The Free Spirit
Number 5 seen anywhere in numerology is the number of constant change. As an expression number it represents freedom, adventure, and free spirit.
Your goal is to live your life to the fullest, and by doing so inspiring others to do the same. You can do so by telling your stories and life experiences using your amazing communication skills.
The challenge of number 5 is to not go overboard and sacrifice health or get into trouble for the sake of adventure, instead set healthy boundaries for yourself.
Expression Number 6 – The Nurturer
Expression number 6 is one of the most responsible ones. It gifts you with talents of nurturing, creating loving relationships, and serving others. You can be a great member in any community, and you will create harmony there and anywhere else you go.
Because you want the best for everyone, you also have a tendency to fix things. This is not bad, but you have to remember that while there is always something that can be improved there is value in relaxing and accepting life as it is. You are your best when you stay in the state of gratitude and flow.
The challenge of number 6 is to not forget that you have your own needs too and taking time to heal, nurture, and love yourself.