Here you will learn how to calculate your Expression number, sometimes known as the Destiny Number or the Personality number.
This sum describes all of the talents and potentials that are at your disposal in this lifetime and is calculated from the letters that compose your full birth name. It represents what kind of ideals or standards that you need to live up to in this lifetime to be “complete.”
Remember that this number cannot be your nickname or your married name, but rather the name that is found written in full on your birth certificate. It is the number that reveals what makes you tick, what excites you and what motivates you as a person. If your name is misspelled on your birth certificate, use that to configure your Life expression number.
Unlike the Life Path Number, which is more about your limitations or possibilities due to your ancestry or physicality, this calculation offers you a glimpse of how you can make the most of your experience on earth.
The value of your Life Expression Number is that it shows you what you are truly capable of or what you should look for when it comes to realizing your highest potential.
CALCULATING YOUR EXPRESSION NUMBER
To calculate your Life Expression number, treat each of your names separately and add up the values according to the conversion chart below.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
Today we will be using the name of Brad Pitt, whose full name is actually William Bradley Pitt.
So first we would take William and add up the values as assigned to each letter:
William 5 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 9 + 1 + 4 = 34
This would be reduced down to 3+4 which = 7
Bradley 2 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 31
3 + 1 reduces to 4
Pitt 7 + 9 + 2 + 2 = 20
2 + 0 reduces to 2
We then add all three of the reduced sums together to get a total
William + Bradley + Pitt
7 + 4 + 2 = 13
All double digits (except the master numbers 11 and 22 which are symbolic entities in themselves) are then reduced to a single number by adding them together.
This means that Brad Pitt’s Life Expression is a number 4.
WHAT DOES THIS CALCULATION SAY ABOUT MR. PITT?
Given that the Expression number reveals one’s true potential and secret personality there is a very good chance that Mr. Pitt’s real talents are wasted as an actor. His Expression Number is a 4, which means that Mr. Pitt would make an excellent architect, surgeon or teacher.
The interest in architecture would certainly ring a bell with Brad Pitt fans. Not only did Pitt study architecture at an Oklahoma university, but he has also worked with architect Rande Gerber on a big project in London. He has also financed the rehabilitation of buildings designed by Frank Gehry. So it seems that aside from his acting career that, Pitt is also pursuing a career as a designer of buildings.
Number 4’s love balance and order and can be very systemic and methodical in their thinking. This could certainly account for Pitt’s ability to organize several production companies at once, his acting career and a side career as a budding architect.
Number 4’s also don’t feel that their destiny is fulfilled until their life is filled with many descendants. So it comes to no surprise that Mr. Pitt is the happy father of 6.
Number 4’s make good parents and many of them end up being pillars of the community. Although they may appear quiet and even slow mentally to other individuals behind that patient facade is very intelligent person who is deeply analytical, philosophical and capable of absorbing and handling great
amounts of information.
The truest expression of his life path would be to set a great work in motion that benefits society both spiritually and materially.
Interpreting Your Expression Number
Now that you know how to calculate your life expression number, you are ready to read the interpretations … in other words, the meaning of those numbers!
Here are the interpretations for the Life Expression number that reveals hidden potential and personality traits that may not be so obvious! Remember that this number is very different from your Life Path number, which determines what you are born with.
The Life Expression number explores what you are able to achieve using latent talents or abilities that can be explored or developed.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 1
You express yourself best through independence. Your talents include originality, creativity and the ability to launch plans into motion. You have the potential to become very prosperous as a result of applying these skills.
Socially or professionally, a number 1 is the person that makes “things happen.” They make great entrepreneurs and do well by striking out on their own. Your highest potential in life is to become the leader of something great.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 2
You express yourself best by relating to others. You are a diplomat and a peacemaker. Socially you make so many friends that you often develop the capability to pull strings behind the scenes. As you are so modest sometimes one of your challenges is to accept credit for your work.
You work best in a team and success in general for you is often about “who you know.” You also do well when you ally yourself with a person who is much more powerful than you.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 3
You express yourself best through the arts. These include writing, speaking, singing, acting, litigating, and teaching; selling, designing and composing music.
One often-unexploited talent of a number 3 is their natural ability to uplift others with their words and ideas. Their true purpose in life is to inspire and
motivate others with their creations and optimism.
You find happiness when you focus on your artistic goals. Fame is also often in the potential future of a 3 whose highest potential is performance.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 4
You express yourself best by creating energy. You are highly systematic by nature. You thrive in orderly corporate atmospheres. Your unique skills include project management, administration and anything to do with organization.
Number 4’s also make excellent surgeons, architects, engineers, musicians and teachers. They work well with their hands and have an innate understanding of structure, design and rhythm. Your highest potential is to invent or create a plan that eases mankind’s burdens.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 5
You express yourself best through the movement of energy. You are often blessed with numerous talents and abilities and have the potential to sustain a couple of careers at once. Your deepest desire is to travel and experience as many new things as possible.
You are a philosophical individual who is endlessly fascinated by human nature. Your highest potential is the imparting or delivery of the kind of wisdom that could never be taught in a school although many of you also make great teachers in the traditional sense.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 6
You express yourself best through the balance of energy. Many sixes excel as doctors, nurses, psychologists and any occupation that involves taking care of the elderly, the sick or the poor.
These exceptional individuals are born with an innate talent of uplifting the spirits of others, especially during hard times. Some of them do this through service
and others accomplish this through art, music or writing.
Your highest potential is restoring balance to ailing individuals or communities.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 7
You express yourself best by not expressing yourself at all. This is because you are more than likely a genius. Your supreme intelligence often makes you so you often don’t even bother communicating with others. You could excel at any area of science, literature or metaphysics.
You may have a secret passion for the occult, social anthropology or religion. The highest potential of your life expression number is the invention of new thought or theory and the finding of a single individual that is intelligent enough to comprehend you.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 8
You express yourself best by creating prosperity. You have a natural knack for making money that is unrivaled by the other numbers. You have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions, however many of you are simply born into wealthy families. Number 8s make excellent bankers, stockbrokers and accountants but you can succeed in any area as long as you have something to buy or sell. Your highest potential in life is to get rich and then share the wealth!
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 9
You express yourself best by seeking truth. Number 9’s destiny often lies within the sphere of humanitarian causes. They make excellent teachers, counselors and priests.
Nines are not very career driven and are born with an innate understanding of human nature. These kind, considerate and compassionate individuals are often also blessed with literary or artistic gifts as well.
Your highest potential in life is to achieve enlightenment.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 11
You express yourself best through your spirituality.
Number 11’s are conduits of spiritual information that often feel a great need to transform the world with their visions. Many are involved in the occult or religion.
You may feel drawn to becoming a priest, tarot reader, astrologer, metaphysician, light-worker or Reiki master.
11’s have an innate spiritual strength and acute awareness of others that often has a positive transformative effect on other people’s lives. Your highest potential in life is to lead others to enlightenment.
LIFE EXPRESSION NUMBER 22
You express yourself best through building a better world.
The number 22 is called the Master Builder because they are capable of manifesting great changes on the earthly plane. They usually do this through the construction of some kind of empire, whether it is of a social, financial or religious nature.
They are masters of manifestation who know how the power of a negative thought or image can destroy potential. You fulfill your highest potential by bringing ideals into every day reality.