EXPRESSION NUMBER MEANING – how YOU express our self
The total of all the letters in one’s full birth name is variously called the Expression, Mission or Life Purpose number by numerologists. Composed of both the vowels and the consonants, it represents the blending of our inner and outer selves. This number shows us who we truly are and what we must be in life. This is where we feel most comfortable and how we automatically act.
The Expression Number tells us what we do best, and, by extension, our inherent talents and career potential. We are naturally attracted to occupations that we resonate to, so this number can be a strong factor in our choice of a career.
The Expression Number also indicates how we deal with the outside world: our style of solving problems, getting things done, and negotiating with others to attain our desired purpose. We also play the teacher role through our Expression Number – because in our life we attract the people that require the attributes of this number so that they can further evolve.
Living up to attributes of Expression Number may not be easy, but it is our goal in the here and now, our life’s purpose and spiritual mission. During the first stages of our life, we are usually more aware of our other core numbers, but when we manage to balance them, our Expression Number becomes more evident.
CALCULATING THE EXPRESSION NUMBER
To calculate the Expression Number, add up the values of all the letters or birth name and family name. Both the first name and the family name respectively are reduced until we get to a one-digit number (or a master number 11 or 22). Now we total the sum of one’s first name and the sum of one’s family name. This sum total is further reduced (if necessary) until we get to a one-digit number (or a master number).
Let’s take for example the birth name MARRY WAYNE:
M + A + R + R + Y
4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 7 = 30 = 3 + 0 = 3
W + A+ Y + N + E
5 + 1 + 7 + 5 + 5 = 23 = 2 + 3 = 5
3 + 5 = 8
Get your FREE Cosmic Compatibility profile HERE
EXPRESSION NUMBER EXPLAINED
Expression Number is a sum total of all the letters in one’s birth name. This number shows one’s talents and abilities and general direction in life.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 1
The Expression number 1 makes you tend to be a strong individualist, both self-reliant and dependable. A natural leader, you’re at your best when in charge. You’re capable in almost any business or art form, and your possibilities are unlimited when you can do your own thing. Directness is one of your great strengths, but do not let your ego and impatience get in the way of your effectiveness. Also, take care that your mind does not run ahead of your ability to implement your ideas.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 2
The Expression number 2 signifies a person who can sense the feelings of others, and this makes you a natural peacemaker. You bring love to your circle of family and friends, and inspire others to be more patient and tolerant. You dress modestly, as you are not really interested in being the center of attention. In fact, you are quite happy to go along with the crowd. Take care to look after your own interests, so that your tendency toward passivity does not cause you to end up with the short end of things.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 3
The Expression number 3 signifies that you tend to be an outgoing, optimistic and ambitious person. Attractive and charming, you will make your way in life through social contacts. Socially adept and facile with words, you are a natural performer who can handle all kinds of people and situations. You also have an artistic flair. Your strong points are versatility; and the fact that you seldom let life get you down. You need, however, to watch out for a tendency to embellish the truth for effect.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 4
The Expression number 4 makes you tend to be the workhorse who loves to organize things, devise systems, and make sure that everything has its place. You are especially good with your hands, and feel most comfortable in the material world where you can see the tangible result of your efforts. Not one for flash, you prefer to dress in good taste and in the best quality. Basically conservative, you are loyal and responsible, but can be rather too cautious at times.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 5
The Expression number 5 makes you tend to be the well-traveled, experienced person who can fit in with any group of people. Your finest talent lies in your ability to cope with anything. People notice you because you’re different and a bit daring. Never predictable, even to yourself, you need great variety in your work and life. Guard against a tendency to be rather unreliable, and try to develop self-discipline to control obsessions with things like food and sex.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 6
The Expression number 6 gives you a wonderful ability to help people sort out their lives. Armed with a clear sense of right and wrong, you have a solution for any dilemma, and you can be extremely logical and capable when dealing with others’ problems. The service-oriented professions are perfect for your natural protective instincts. You also make an excellent parent, but must learn to curb a sometimes overly zealous concern that can involve you where you don’t belong.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 7
The Expression number 7 makes you an intellectual who needs to analyze and investigate the dynamics of life. In search of meaning, you are drawn to the psychological, the scientific and the occult, and you can master many levels of understanding. People may often misinterpret your natural dignity as aloofness. Your constant search for perfection and the need for an intellectual solution to problems can sometimes bring frustration, but you have the potential for bringing new kinds of understanding to the world.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 8
The Expression number 8 makes you the business leader, the organizer and the practical achiever. You get what you want through resolve and stamina. You have an air of authority that instills confidence, and your innate business sense attracts success. You’re quick to seize opportunity and enlist others to help you. Power comes easily to you, and it is sometimes hard for you to relinquish your natural tendency to dominate.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 9
The Expression number 9 makes you tend to be a universe-oriented person who is by nature compassionate and understanding. You are a true humanitarian who also has the potential for high artistic achievement. A romantic at heart, you have emotions that swing from high to low. You could help humanity, and a job utilizing your aesthetic sense and sympathetic nature would suit you. Just do not drain yourself emotionally by becoming involved in too many things at once.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 11/2
As an Expression number, the master number 11 can indicate great potential as an enlightened thinker with excellent intuition and vision. You have the ability to create harmony out of conflict, but can have difficulty maintaining your own equilibrium. Your tastes run to the exotic, and you have a mysterious and otherworldly air. Spiritual in nature and high-strung, you are best off when working with others who are more practical than you. The supreme idealist, you need to become more grounded if you are to apply your ideals to the real world.
A master number is too powerful a vibration to be used all the time. Instead, it requires special circumstances and energies. In daily life, you will find that you tend to express yourself on a more human 2 level. Here you can sense the feelings of others, and this enables you to be a natural peacemaker. You bring love to your circle of family and friends, and inspire others to be more patient and tolerant. You dress modestly, as you are not really interested in being the center of attention. You are quite happy to go along with the crowd. Do not allow a tendency toward passivity to cause you to end up with the short end of things.
EXPRESSION NUMBER – 22/4
As an Expression number, the master number 22 indicates a tremendous potential for achievement on a grand scale. You can conceive, inspire, organize and make things work on a far-reaching, even international level. You have few limitations and you can do just about any job well. You’re best as the master architect who can tear down and build up with remarkable efficiency and results. A creative visionary with an analytical and practical mind, you are still very much in tune with human nature, the way it operates, and the way it can be manipulated.
Achieving the potential magnitude of the master number 22 calls for special circumstances and special energies. In daily life you will find that you tend to express yourself on a more human 4 level. Here you become the workhorse who loves organizing things, devising systems and making sure that everything has its place. You are especially good with your hands, and feel comfortable in the material world where you can see the tangible result of your efforts. Not one for flash, you prefer to dress in good taste and in the best quality. Basically conservative, you are loyal and responsible, but should guard against a tendency to be too cautious.