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 vibration, 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 7

In Numerology, the Destiny or Expression Number 7 is all about searching for deeper truths. The energy of the number 7 is curious, often introverted but very thoughtful. So whenever it appears in a Numerology chart, you can be sure that the person it describes is insightful, interesting (and interested) and details-oriented.

People with a Destiny Number 7 are usually highly spiritual.

They are skilled at asking the right questions, wondering why, and piecing together information from many sources and/or traditions.

Perhaps it’s their analytical, and practically-focused minds. Destiny Number 7s often seem to be proficient with technology (both digital devices, and real-life, tangible tech). Their hand-eye coordination is second to none, making them highly skilled people to have around.


People with this Destiny Number are often in search of the reason “why” and when that’s uncovered, they always seem to find a deeper level to go to! Nothing is taken at face value! They frequently appear to be on a different wavelength to the rest of us, deep in thought about something elusive.

Yet number 7s are sensitive, intuitive, and often need a good deal of alone time to process what they have “soaked up” from the world.

Their left-beat perspective means they can sometimes express a dry humor and a quick wit. Yet they may just as easily express themselves with a quirky comment that nobody else quite understands (though it’ll make perfect sense to the Destiny Number 7!)

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

Destiny Number Seven Work and Lifestyle

7 Expression Numbers perform best when they are in research, analysis, or any kind of work where processing information is required. These inquiring folks need to be using their minds! Working in the sciences, engineering, and technology are likely to bring success and fulfillment.

Yet because those with this Destiny Number have highly tuned intuition, this may bring them strong empathic abilities, so careers in the healing or mystical arts could also suit.

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

When not expressing at their highest, the Destiny Number 7 can become introverted and even hermit-like. But withdrawing from the outside world leads to the kind of isolation that is especially difficult for them to break free from. So ensuring they have a good support network of family and friends is important.

The sensitivity of the number 7 may also mean they can spiral into skepticism and/or depression. Overthinking things is a problem… As is trusting outside sources, above and beyond their inner knowing. This Destiny Number would do well to learn to flex their intuitive muscles and foster their psychic, instinctive abilities from a young age.

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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