The second core number in your numerology chart has a profound impact on your life. But what do you do when your destiny number is also one of the key master numbers?

Also known as your expression number, your destiny number is the second of the core numbers that affect your life.

The number relates to your natural talents and abilities. That means it influences how you use the gifts you have and how your talents will affect the world.

This differs from the life path number, which is the first of the core numbers. This number, which uses your date of birth, determines the path your life will take. The destiny number is more about the talents you have and how they influence that path.

Typically, your destiny number will be a single digit. However, things change if your calculations reach a master number. You may find that new opportunities arise and harsher challenges appear.

We’ll get to that in a moment. First, you need to find out what your destiny number is.

How to Calculate Your Destiny Number

As with the other numbers on your numerology chart, you’ll use reduction to arrive at your destiny number.

The key here is that you use the full name on your birth certificate. This means you cannot use a nickname. And furthermore, you must include any spelling mistakes present in the name on your birth certificate, if they exist.

You apply the Pythagorean numerological chart to your name, which you can find here. This chart ascribes a number to each letter of the alphabet.

Let’s look at a sample calculation using the name Tasha Poppy Sherman and the Pythagorean chart:


2 + 1 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 7 + 6 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 1 + 8 + 5 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 5 = 80

8 + 0 = 8

So in this example, the destiny number comes out at 8. And in most cases, a single digit number will result from this calculation.

However, the master numbers are the key exceptions. Let’s look at what they are and why they’re so important in numerology.


Explaining the Master Numbers in Numerology

There are three master numbers in Pythagorean numerology:




If your destiny number calculations arrive at one of these numbers, you don’t reduce any further. These are the only types of double-digit numbers that will stay on your numerology chart.

The key to all three of these master numbers is that they contain far more potential than any other number. The downside is that they create far more risk in your life. The highs that a master number can provide are like reaching the top of a mountain. But the lows can drag you so far down it’s almost impossible to recover.

In other words, you need to know if you have one of these numbers in your numerology chart!

If you don’t, you can’t prepare yourself for the opportunities and challenges they can create.

Numbers 11 and 33

We’ll take a much more in-depth look at the number 22 in just a little while. That’s because it’s perhaps the most powerful of the three master numbers.

Before we do, let’s briefly look at what the other master numbers have to offer.

The number 11 is the one that’s most closely linked to intuition. Those who have this number as a destiny number will often find that they have a talent for making good decisions. Usually, these decisions won’t come from any sort of rational thought. Instead, they’re based on a gut feeling that the person has about a situation.

People with this number are also dreamers. They have intense leadership qualities and want to achieve remarkable things in their lives. But the risk that attaches itself to master numbers means those efforts could also result in spectacular failure.

The number 33 is the closest to a harmonious number of all the master numbers. Many call it the Master Teacher, and it has the potential to offer significant boosts to all the other numbers on your chart. When combined with other master numbers, 33 creates near-limitless potential within an individual.

Interestingly, this potential rarely points itself towards self-gain. Instead, a person with a destiny number of 33 is usually someone who cares deeply about others. This means they’ll use their vast talents for the betterment of mankind. Furthermore, there’s a sincerity in their efforts you may not see with the other master numbers.

But now, we come to what many consider the most powerful master number…

The Number 22 as a Destiny Number – The Traits You Need to Know

Now, we come to the powerful number 22. Also known as the Master Builder, 22 as a destiny number creates great potential. With focus and a practical mindset, this number enables you to use your talents to build an empire. In fact, it’s commonly associated with material wealth for that very reason.

The flipside to this is that a lack of practicality may be your downfall. Those who have a destiny number of 22 often waste their potential without realizing it. While they can envision achieving great things, it can seem like something always stops them. Often, it’s a failure to focus on the practical skills they need to achieve their vision. So it may never manifest as a reality.

The message here is that you need to understand the challenges you face when you have this destiny number. Here’s what you need to know to leverage your talents as a Master Builder so that you can overcome those challenges.


Challenge #1 – You Always Dream Big

There’s no such thing as a small ambition when you have a destiny number of 22. Every dream you have goes beyond the normal scope. That’s because you’re capable both of envisioning a more impressive future and, just as importantly, bringing it to life.

In other words, you want to use your talents to make a mark on the world.

Perhaps you hope to conquer the business landscape and achieve something no entrepreneur has ever done before. Or, you may wish to create social or political change, which will require both talent and leadership ability.

Simply put, the goals of owning a home or raising a family just aren’t grand enough for you.

Unfortunately, the sheer magnitude of the goals you dream up can paralyze you. With no clear path to achieving them, you may find yourself struggling with anxiety and fear.

If you’re meant for something more, why haven’t you achieved it yet?

Without knowing the challenges this number presents, that question could lead to fear overwhelming you. You may doubt yourself and feel unfulfilled because you haven’t achieved the things you dream about.

This brings us back to the point about how you must cultivate practicality if 22 is your destiny number. The ability to dream big only means something positive if you’re able to follow through.

And that brings us to another huge challenge…

Challenge #2 – You Must Have Patience

No matter how driven and determined you are, dreams as big as yours don’t come true overnight. Your destiny number promises a reward so great that you need to develop as a person before you can hope to achieve it.

In other words, you must have patience.

You need to have the self-awareness to see that what you want to accomplish is huge in scope. You also need to know how to develop the practical skills that will make your dream a reality.

This can prove frustrating, especially when you’re a teenager or young adult. A lack of patience can leave you feeling helpless in the face of your dreams. And that can lead to the fear and doubt we mentioned before.

But with maturity comes a greater understanding of your own potential. The trick is to understand that you must reach maturity before your dreams become reality.


Challenge #3 – You Place Intense Pressure on Yourself

On top of the other challenges, you place a lot of pressure on yourself if have a destiny number 22. You understand that you’re capable of achieving more than the average person. And you have this amazing drive to create positive change.

All of this can lead to your dreams feeling like obligations. This is especially the case if you’re taking an altruistic path that could lead to amazing social change. You may place so much pressure on yourself that you end up burning out. Eventually, you might begin to loathe the very dreams that so inspired you at first. This can lead to you turning away from them entirely and never fulfilling your potential.

Again, self-awareness is the key here. You must recognize that you still face the same physical limitations all humans face. Your goal is to discover how to break through those limitations without destroying yourself or your potential in the process.

Challenge #4 – Personal Relationships May Prove Difficult

Your own ambitions are not the only ones that will affect your life. The ambitions of your friends and partners are also important when you have a destiny number of 22.

For example, any romantic partner you have must share your ambition. Often, this will mean they have a master number of their own somewhere in their numerology chart. If your partner doesn’t share your ambitions, you will never truly connect with them. Your vision for life will transcend theirs and there’s not much you can do about it. This could mean you move from relationship to relationship without finding true fulfillment.

But on the plus side, finding a similarly ambitious partner will prove fruitful for you. Bolstered by their support, your chances of realizing your potential become much greater.

Discover Your Destiny Number

Understanding your destiny number is the key to using your natural talents in the most effective way possible.

We’ve taken a look at the master number 22 because of the potential it holds. But even the power of this number may be limited or enhanced by the other core numbers. That’s why it’s so important to complete your numerology chart so you can understand the challenges you’ll face.

Only then can you grasp the opportunities that come along in your life.

Do you have a destiny number of 22? What has it meant for you in your life? Do you feel like you’re living up to your full potential? Let us know in the comments section below.