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, that 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.

PinDestiny / Expression Number 22

In Numerology, the Destiny or Expression Number 22 is all about creating new structures and paradigms for humanity.

Like the number 11, the energy of 22 is a little bit different from the rest of the 1-9 single-digit system in Numerology, as – as you may have guessed – it’s a double-digit Master Number. This means it contains qualities of the numbers 2 and 4 (2 + 2 = 4).

If yours is a Destiny/ Expression Number 22, look up both of these readings too.

22 is an Expression Number full of incredible talents and gifts which will help to create (and achieve) new ways of being in the world. So whenever it appears in a Numerology chart, you can be sure that the person it describes is practical and methodical as well as being highly intuitive.

People with a Destiny Number 22 are often industrious people, with an incredible inner drive.

They seem to be able to tap into what would make life easier, more efficient and more aligned for others, in very tangible ways. The energy of the number 4 that they hold means they understand systems and processes. They are grounded people, with a great connection of the earth, and her resources. Yet with the frequency of the number 2 also in their numerology charts, these people know how to connect. They are sensitive, intuitive and very perceptive.


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This Destiny Number also expresses through the challenges it faces, especially in earlier life.

Carriers of the 22 Master Number have sometimes faced considerable instability in their younger years. They may come from volatile families, and through this are being challenged to find inner reliance. It can feel really unfair at times. But it’s important to realize that it’s through challenge and difficulty that they’re able to learn what their true gifts to the world are. And for the Master Number 22s, this usually involves using their skills to create a better collective reality.

Destiny Number Twenty-Two Work and Lifestyle

22 Expression Numbers perform best when they are involved using their talents to organize ambitious projects, and creating actual, tangible changes in the world. 22 is not called the “Master Builder” for nothing!

They can also be found in positions where they’re managing a lot of people and dealing with big budgets and stock sheets – they have the capacity to juggle a lot! (And if this doesn’t ring true or you, well, believe it’s your potential!)

Without the ability to delegate, Number 22s may quickly feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of work they tend to take on.

Like the Master Number 11, there must also be a deeper, spiritual intuitive element to all that they do. So if they’re unaligned with this, their lives will feel totally lacking in purpose.

With the number 4 undertones, working in teaching or mentorship may be a viable path. However for this Expression Number to really ascend into the higher realms of the double 2 vibration it holds, they must break free from the confines of their own limitations. Using their intuition to take risks and push boundaries is where these people will truly find fulfillment and success.

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

When not expressing at their highest, the Destiny Number 22 can drop into workaholic traits, and struggle to delegate effectively. So they may begin to feel like the obstacles they face on their personal journey are bigger than they can manage. For this reason, it’s vital they see these as opportunities for growth and surrender.

Similarly to the Expression 4, this Master Number can struggle with a lack of spontaneity and getting stuck in a rut.
Yet if they can learn to cultivate a trust in their intuition, it will truly lead them to great places!

With both the number 2 and the number 4 combined in their chart, the person with this numerology can struggle with the duality of finding their feet in the material world, and serving their own spiritual freedom. It’s a tricky line to walk, and there’s no “right way” to do it. Yet with practice, this person will find a way to express their gifts in the world so as to bring spiritual wisdom down to earth and use it for the very real manifestation of a New Earth for everyone.

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!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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!


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