NOT to be confused with the Life Path Number, the Destiny Number (also known as Expression Number) is one of the core components in your numerology chart.

This Number holds a powerful frequency, which reveals the way you “express” your gifts and talents in the world. So whilst the Life Path Number describes the direction of your journey through life (AKA your life purpose) the Destiny Number tells you what the journey is going to look like.

Destiny / Expression Number 2

The Destiny or Expression number 2 is all about relationships. The energy of the number 2 strives for balance and cooperation, so whenever it appears in a Numerology chart, you can be sure that the other people feature strongly in the life of the person it describes.

People with a Destiny Number 2 likely have highly tuned instincts. They are skilled at reading other people and energy. Often, they can have psychic abilities, though these may be latent, hidden or even denied if not encouraged whilst they were growing up.

Because of this, they’re often very likable, charming and even alluring to others. They know how to get on people’s best side, and often make so many friends that they can end up having a huge sphere of influence!


This Destiny Number also reveals someone who has a strong sense of justice and fairness.

They are often very conflict-averse, yet in the right situations are skilled in diplomacy and negotiation (not as a way of getting what they want, but in order to keep all parties happy!)

Destiny Number 2s are reliable and loyal. They’re loving and express themselves in ways that can make them vulnerable. Yet they need intimacy to feel alive! For those with this number in their charts, unless they are relating their lives to other the people around them, they’re lost.

Read on to discover more about this number or download your free repeating numbers handbook here.

Destiny Number Two Work and Lifestyle

2 Expression Numbers make great PAs, secretaries, and team members. Due to their loyalty, and of course, their intuitive gifts, they have a real knack for knowing how to support others.

Work in the service industries (nursing, childcare, hospitality, for example) may also make good use of their innate skills and talents. Yet their sensitivity means that proper boundaries and self-care are a must.

In Numerology, Number 2s are also known to work extremely well in teams. So success for them often comes down to “who you know.”

Shadow and Challenges.. Is there a “negative side” to the Destiny Number Two?

When not expressing at their highest, the Destiny Number 2 can become needy and lacking in self-belief. They may give their power over too easily to others, becoming too trusting and “losing” themselves.

The gentle nature of those with this number in their charts means they may struggle to truly be heard. By always expressing themselves in relation to someone else’s opinion/perspective/question, their own needs and longings can be left unsaid.

The modesty of this Expression Number means it can be a real challenge to accept credit for their work. So whilst teamwork can bring out their strengths, it may also show up their weaknesses.

Need to Calculate Your Expression / Destiny Number?

In Numerology, the Expression / Destiny Number is calculated using the corresponding numbers for each letter in your full birth name. Here at, we use the Pythagorean system.

These numbers are summed and reduced until a single digit (or master number) is revealed. Remember that this number can’t come from your nickname or your married name, but must be the name that’s written in full on your birth certificate.

Using the chart below, take the values assigned to each letter of your entire name and add them all together.
Add those numbers together, and reduce this to a single digit (or master number) Easy!


The Master Number Exception

11 and 22 (and sometimes 33) are Master Numbers, and they have unique meanings that require stand-alone readings. If you reach totals of 11 or 22, don’t continue reducing until you reach only one digit. So stop your calculation there.


But… if the math is a little too much for you, there’s an easier way to find out your Destiny / Expression Number: using our free Numerology Calculator! Just click the button below, enter your info and we’ll do the decoding for you!

Expression Number Calculator

Not Your Destiny Number?

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About Katherine Anne Lee

Katherine Anne Lee is a writer, truth-teller and edge walker. She specializes in reading, and guiding others through the energetic patterns and rhythms that spiral through our worlds. Katherine has spent almost a decade training in the lunar mysteries, and European Shamanic Practice, gathering extensive knowledge and experience in these esoteric arts. She offers practical tools and methods to help modern humans use and integrate this ancient wisdom, in a rapidly evolving world. Visit The Moon School

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