Expression Number

The expression number is an aspect of numerology that explores your destination in life. By calculating the numerological value of all your names (middle names included) you can better understand that path that fate has marked out for you. We’re going to look at the specifics of this number as well as walking you through the simple way you can calculate your own number or that of someone else.

Your Destiny

Expression numbers are also commonly referred to as destiny numbers. The insight this number can offer covers a wide range of topics. Typically, it’s considered to represent how you express yourself on a day-to-day basis through certain behaviors, attitudes, and desires that you’re willing and able to express to the world. Ultimately, it’s how you’re likely to tackle problems.

However, if we delve a little deeper into expression numbers, we find that they carry major ties to our life’s purpose and destiny!

By understanding what our destiny number is, we can find a sense of direction in relation to taking the first steps towards our destiny. This number offers us insight into the sort of roles, jobs, hobbies, or other activities that naturally align with, or even compliment, your life’s purpose. You’ll often find that these areas connect with your own life experience in one way or another.

Achieving your Goals

Destiny numbers can, in some cases, be a reflection of your influence over the world around you. Mainly, they reflect how you’re going to achieve certain goals and dreams, specifically those connected to your life’s purpose. Ultimately, it’s an insight into your expression of the traits that carry the most importance in relation to your destiny.

Within Indian numerology, the destiny number is calculated in a slightly different manner that relates to a person’s date of birth. Within this culture, your destiny number can summarize any person’s life experience and the significant events that have taken place within their life.

Calculating your Number

You calculate expression numbers by adding together the numerical values of all your names, including any middle names you may have.

Isabella Fornal, born Isabella Smith, has a middle name: Theresa.

Numerological sum of the first name, Isabella:

9 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 5 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 25

2 + 5 = 7

Numerological sum of the middle name, Theresa:

2 + 8 + 5 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 1 = 31

3 + 1 = 4

Numerological sum of the last name, Smith:

1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 24

2 + 4 = 6


Numerological sum of the first names (a):

7 + 4 = 11

Numerological sum of the last name (b):

1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 24

2 + 4 = 6

Their numerological reduction (a) + (b):

11 + 6 = 17

1 + 7 = 8

Isabella Smith’s expression number is 8

6th numerological exercise: calculating your expression number

Your full name on record is:____________________________________________

Numerological sum of your first name: __________________________________

Numerological sum of your middle name(s) (if any): ______________________

Numerological sum of your first and middle names (a): ___________________

Numerological sum of your last name (b): _______________________________

Their numerological reduction (a) + (b): _________________________________

Your expression number is: ________________________________________