Your expression number is one of the most significant numbers in your numerology chart. It can tell you a lot about the unique skills you have as well as the challenges you face.
This insight can be invaluable when working with the Law of Attraction, and it’s very easy to obtain! Keep reading to discover how to calculate your expression number and then each expression number's analysis and explanation.
How To Calculate Your Expression Number
Your expression number is based on the letters of the full name you were given at birth. Simply write out that name (including any middle names you have), and use the following guide to assign a number to each letter.
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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
Next, add the numbers of your first name until you reduce them to a single digit, then follow the same procedure for your middle and last name (given at birth). When you have a single digit for each name, add all these single digits together, then keep adding until you’ve reduced them to just one single-digit number. This is your numerology expression number! However, if you encounter 11, 22 or 33 at any point, do not reduce the numbers any further, these are Master Numbers (more on this below).
Expression Number 1
You’re a natural leader with great ambition, courage, and influence. However, be careful of your perfectionist tendencies, which may undermine your ability to be happy in relationships.
Expression Number 2
You’re a friendly, intuitive person with a sensitive soul, and you’re great at working with others. The one downside is that you may be easily hurt due to your openness, so maintaining personal boundaries is important.
Expression Number 3
You’re inspiring, expressive and energetic, easily lifting the moods of others and thriving in any social situation. On the other hand, you’re so creative that you may find it hard to commit to any one thing in order to get the best out of it!
Expression Number 4
You are a methodical, caring person who has a great eye for detail and expertly honed problem-solving skills. The main area for you to monitor is that of stubbornness. Don’t let that trait stop you from forgiving or from seeing alternative solutions.
Expression Number 5
You are an adventurous individual who loves excitement, freedom, and diversity of experience. Excellent communication skills make you suitable for a huge range of careers, but you may need to work on self-discipline if you’re going to achieve all you’re capable of.
Expression Number 6
As one of the most loving, devoted and responsible people out there, you are perfect for caring professions and for nurturing others in relationships. This means that you are at risk of neglecting your own needs, however, so be sure to make time for yourself.
Expression Number 7
You are thirsty for knowledge, have a gift for analyzing information, and may be especially suited to scientific or technical fields. But don’t let your rich internal life stop you from connecting with others. They have much to offer you, and they will appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Expression Number 8
There’s no goal that’s beyond your abilities or drive, partly due to your competitive streak and your determination to get things done. You may be attracted to a materialistic lifestyle at first, but if you can learn the value of the intangible and the spiritual then you will thrive.
Expression Number 9
You’re an idealistic person who gives everyone a fair chance and is motivated by the idea of the greater good. The major struggle for your number tends to be authentic self-expression, so try to trust that others will respond positively when you share your feelings.
Expression Number 11
You have an incredible amount of power, but you probably don’t know this (though you may always have had a sense of being “different” in some way). You possess intense empathy and are naturally in tune with the universe. This can be a great tool, but you need to learn how to ground yourself as well (e.g. through meditation and time alone).
Expression Number 22
You’re a dreamer with an amazing imagination and a non-judgmental attitude that makes others feel welcome. As one of the Master Numbers, you have the ability to change the world. However, that will involve stepping out of your comfort zone and taking some risks.
Expression Number 33
People with your number are often called “Master Teachers”, specifically in reference to your ability to teach others wisdom and help them become enlightened. You are a caring, sacrificing person (similar to a 6), but you also hold the potential to have enormous influence on others. Use it wisely, as you attract people to you without even trying.