If your life path number is the number that is meant to show you the meaning behind your life, your Destiny number or expression number is the number that shows part of the hidden map of how to get there. Your destiny number is calculated by taking your birth name, exactly as it is written on your birth certificate, and exchanging the letters for the numbers on the pythagorean numerology chart. For example:
Destiny Number Example
Julie Andrews was born Julie Elizabeth Wells. Using her birth name we have:
J U L I E
1 3 3 9 5
E L I Z A B E T H
5 3 9 8 1 2 5 2 8
W E L L S
5 5 3 3 1
As with other numbers we want to reduce this number down to single digits. Therefore:
1 + 3 + 3 + 9 + 5 = 21
5 + 3 + 9 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 5 + 2 + 8 = 43
5 + 5 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 17
(2 + 1) + (4 + 3) + (1 + 7) = 3 + 7 + 8 = 18
1 + 8 = 9
Therefore, Julie Andrews destiny or expression number is a 9.
Destiny numbers are the numbers that help us accomplish the goal of our life path. Each destiny number expresses the mission of our life path and helps to guide us to the finish line.
When your destiny number is:
Ones are destined to become the best at everything they do; they are to develop their authentic and true self, take the lead and be courageous without becoming a bully. Despite struggles with self-confidence you are meant to jump in with both feet and embrace leadership.
You are called to bring people together creating harmony, love and balance wherever you go no matter the situation. This isn’t a calling that lets you sit around at home stagnating in depression. Get up, get out and bring people together to focus on the higher good with your open-hearted caring and nurturing personality.
As a three you are destined to inspire, to motivate, and to heal. You are talented and meant to use those talents in order to help people express themselves through you. Challenges in child-hood and early life can stifle your desire to be up in front of people; fight this! Use your own experiences with pain to help bring healing to those who are watching you.
Fours are called to be builders and protectors, providers of stability and security. Don’t avoid putting down roots and fight against the urge to sacrifice so much for others that you become a martyr. People need to you to be secure, they need you to be a protective rock they can rely on.
Live life to the fullest. Express your fearlessness. Explore your curiosity. Be careful to avoid becoming self-absorbed and selfish and you can help others see that the world isn’t a place they need to be afraid of; that embracing life is the only way to live.
If you are a six then you have the most important job of nurturing and serving. Whether at home, at work or at play you are to love. Try not to lean on being a people-pleaser; while damage control is your specialty sometimes you have to upset the apple cart to help people grow.
Sevens are looking for spiritual knowledge; they need to know the meaning of life. However, this can leave you isolated and alone, shut off from other people. You cannot help others learn if you are constantly locked away. Allow the world to learn from your knowledge.
Eights are challenged to become successful in business while maintaining a strong, admirable core of ethics. Do not keep your wealth for yourself; you are called to give and give generously. At first the path will be rocky and rough but don’t give up. The universe is counting on you.
As a nine, you are on a spiritual path and must guard against letting your dreamy ideals leave you disappointed when reality doesn’t match up. You are meant to be a great healer and listener; resist the temptation to become the great teacher. Let the universe teach, while you encourage others to listen with the same patience you exhibit.