Numerology Expression Numbers: Your Guide to Knowing Yourself

What is an expression number?

Your Expression number is one of your “core numbers” which are the five most important numbers in your personal Numerology. It is a number you are born with that never changes and its influence lasts your entire lifetime. You may see some numerologists refer to this number as the “Destiny number,” but there is no difference other than the name. Whether you call it an Expression or Destiny, its purpose is to reveal the personal strengths and skills you were born with, along with the things that challenge you.

Do you know your expression number? If not, it’s something that you 1000% should know as this has a huge influence on your life. Your expression number is a representation of your personality and can tell you a lot about yourself.

Famous mathematicians believe that the mathematical model is a tool to understand the universe. From the number of elements to the number of stars, we attribute numbers to explain the patterns that exist in the universe.

Scientists and mathematicians use math expressions to establish and prove such relationships.

The concept of expression number uses the technique of assignment of single-digit numbers (1 to 9) to the English alphabet from A to Z. It’s so interesting and it’s amazing what I learned in such a short amount of time, it blew both mine and Jim’s minds.

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How to calculate your expression number?

Your Expression number is derived from your full name at birth, as it appears on your birth certificate. In Numerology, every letter of the alphabet is associated with a corresponding single-digit number. To find out your Expression number, write out the first name, middle name, and last name you were given at birth. If you don’t have a middle name, then only use your first and last names. If you have more than one middle name or a hyphenated last name, include all of them. Then, use the chart to write down the number associated with each letter of your name. After that, add up all the numbers, then reduce the result until it becomes a single digit or a Master Number, 11, 22, or 33. That’s your Numerology Expression number! Here’s an example:

N   I   C   H  O  L  A  S        E  V   A  N        S   M  I   T   H

5  | 9 |  3  |  8 |  6  | 3  |  1 |  1 | 5  | 4 | 1  |  5 |  1  |  4  | 9  | 2  | 8

5+9+3+8+6+3+1+1+5+4+1+5+1+4+9+2+8 = 75

7 + 5 = 12

1 + 2 = 3, so this person’s Expression number is 3

Just remember, if any of your additions add up to 11, 22, or 33, don’t reduce it any further! Your Expression number may be any number 1-9, or one of these three Master Numbers.

Numerology expression number meanings


You are a natural leader with a strong sense of self. You are independent and like to be in control. You are also creative and have a lot of energy. You possess strong leadership capabilities and a knack for creating your own opportunities. You will go where others are afraid to go and you’ll make it look easy. The number 1’s energy is extremely self-sufficient, allowing you to be most innovative and productive when you’re working alone. You may even find it difficult to cooperate with others, preferring to do things your way rather than listening to anyone else’s opinions. If you aren’t careful, the 1 Expression could make you seem aggressive and self-centered. It’s not in your nature to think before you speak or act, but you would be wise to learn this skill!


You are very compassionate and caring. You tend to be a peacemaker and want everyone to get along. You are also sensitive and emotional. Working with others is your forte. Your 2 Expression makes you very skilled in relationships of all kinds, because it is cooperative, supportive, and always striving for balance. You have a keen ability to read people and situations and react with patience and understanding. Others see you as peaceful and humble, yet there is great strength in you. Still, your feelings can be easily hurt and you have a tendency to doubt yourself when making decisions, which can make you idle. You would benefit from following your head instead of your heart in some situations.


You are very expressive and outgoing. You enjoy being around people and tend to be the life of the party. You are also optimistic and always see the glass half full. You’re a naturally skilled communicator. You have a way with words and a great talent for conveying your creative ideas and inspiring others. Your social circle is strong and people find your optimistic attitude both magnetic and charming. However, the relationships you form, like many other things in your life, don’t go very deep. Your enthusiasm for life can be a distraction, making you unable to stay focused on one person, job, or plan long enough for it to develop into something complete or meaningful.


You’re Organized, down-to-earth, and hardworking, the 4 Expression gives you skills that make you incredibly capable and constructive. You are a master at managing projects and teams and others rely on you because you follow everything through to completion. You are honest, patient, and loyal although sometimes, loyal to a fault. The number 4 carries a stubborn, rigid energy that can make you so fixed in your ways that you are unable to grasp new, better ways of thinking, doing, and interacting.


You thrive on change and excitement. You are always on the go and hate being bored. You are also impulsive and tend to make decisions without thinking them through. You crave variety and freedom and want to experience everything that life has to offer. You are an adventurous person who takes pleasure in trying new things and following your latest passion. Your passions change quickly, however, so you’ve learned to switch gears easily in order to explore as many possibilities as you can. Beware, though, that with all this change comes inconsistency. Your restlessness can make you unreliable in relationships and this can sometimes prove to be difficult in maintaining friendships and more deeper connections.


You have a strong need to feel needed and appreciated. You also have a great deal of responsibility. Your strengths play out most notably in your relationships with others. The influence of the number 6 makes you incredibly protective and nurturing toward all people, but especially your family members and other close loved ones. You have a heart of gold and feel a responsibility to be there to help those in need of support. It’s important, though, that you don’t forget about self-care. You can be so focused on the well-being of others that you neglect to attend to your own emotions and energy levels. Be kind to yourself, too, don’t forget about your own needs and desires.


You are very introspective and spiritual. You enjoy solitary activities such as reading, hiking, or meditating. You like to take your time making decisions and usually think things through before acting on them. You are the truth seeker. Your willing to go deep into both the intellectual and spiritual realms in search of real meaning. Logic drives the way you think and communicate, and this helps you clearly convey your vast knowledge to others. You are not satisfied with what’s on the surface and like to go down a rabbit hole sometimes to get all in the information. However, this assumption that there is always something to be found can make you suspicious of others. In fact, it may be hard for you to relate to other people in general; you tend to prefer a controlled environment where you can do things your own way.


You are very ambitious and driven. You have a strong desire for success and power. You are also very practical and down to earth and have a great business sense. Your really good at reading people. You are good at managing money and sticking to plans. Your able to achieve so many goals but sometimes you do run the risk of being too ambitious, however, and turning from an effective leader into an impatient taskmaster. While your drive to attain success and material wealth is powerful, it’s important that you balance it with meaningful people, emotions, and experiences.


You are very compassionate and caring. You have a strong need to help others, and you are usually involved in charitable causes. You are also highly intuitive and have a great deal of wisdom. Your 9 Expression is creative and compassionate and encourages you to find the best in everybody. Whether you’re providing emotional support to a friend or engaged in a larger humanitarian effort, you strive to make life better for others. People see you as being friendly and affectionate, as long as you are immersing yourself in this altruistic work. If you are not living life in a way that is beneficial to other people, you could become self-centered and detached from important emotions.


Now that you know what each numerology expression number means, you can use this knowledge to improve your life and live the best life possible. For example, if you want to be more successful in your career, focus on developing the qualities associated with the number eight. If you want to be more spiritual, focus on developing the qualities associated with the number seven. No matter what your goals are, understanding your expression number can help you achieve them. For your own personal reading you can click here.

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