Also known as your destiny number, your expression number is one of the most vital core numbers in your numerology chart.

Read on to learn the definition of what is the expression number, how to derive it, and what it might mean.

## What is the Numerology Expression Number?

Your destiny number is all about the unique aspects you can provide to this world. This makes it different from your life path number, which comes from your birth date. Remember, this is all about the trajectory of your life's journey.

The expression number details your skills, talents, and inherent gifts. At the same time, it reveals the challenges you may face and any shortcomings you may experience, at least in this lifetime.

Given these aspects, the expression number denotes your true potential. That's because it offers insights about your personality that you could transform into something of immense value.

## How to Calculate the Expression Number

To get your expression or destiny number according to the Pythagorean system, you need to add all the corresponding digits for each letter of your name. Add them all until you get a single-digit number.

The alphabet conversion chart for numerology is as follows:

• 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

### Numerology Rules

Remember, when solving for destiny numbers, you mustn't use your nickname or married name. You should use the name you were given at birth, including your first name, middle name, and last name.

If the full name at birth was misspelled in your certificate, you should use this to compute your destiny number.

Should you get a number of 11, 22, or 33, you don't have to reduce these to get your destiny number. These numbers are pretty unique and will require a specific reading.

If you find it difficult to obtain a single digit from your birth name, you can always use a numerology calculator to help you out.

## What Does Your Expression Number Mean?

Here are the meanings of the nine expression numbers:

### Number 1

The way you express yourself is through independence.

Your talents include originality, confidence, and the ability to put plans into motion.

As you are competitive and very likely to succeed, you have the potential to become a prolific entrepreneur.

### Number 2

You easily relate to others, which means you're good with diplomacy and negotiations.

With your strong gut instinct, you're focused on justice and equality. While this means you'll work best with a team, you'll also do well in extending support services.

### Number 3

You excel in the arts, so you're good with writing, singing, acting, speaking, designing, and selling.

Your ideas help inspire others, which means you'll probably experience fame in your life.

### Number 4

You're a stellar example of grounding energy. As a systematic person, you do great in project management, organization, and administration.

Your name equates to precision, so you're sure to make a great surgeon, engineer, or architect.

### Number 5

You are an energy mover, meaning you have all the abilities and skills needed to succeed in several careers.

If you can avoid being a jack of all trades and a master of none, you may become one heck of a teacher!

### Number 6

You are the opposite of self-centered since you place importance on the value of serving others.

As you can effectively restore the balance of sick people and communities, you'll get a sense of fulfillment by becoming a doctor, psychologist, or nurse.

### Number 7

You trust the life path that leads you. While you may often seek knowledge, you may tend to be reclusive as well.

Once you chart the right track, you may be able to achieve great heights in the field of research and education.

### Number 8

If your full name corresponds to 8, you're good at creating money.

As such, the numerology chart places your potential in the fields of accounting, banking, or brokering.

### Number 9

With your humanitarian tendencies, you are focused on creating a better world. That said, your name is all about philanthropic careers, including that of donor services or gift planning.