What’s in a Name?
In numerology, it is believed that your name is not an accident. Rather, your name is a vibrational manifestation of your presence and your personal expression.
Your Expression Number is determined by the name you were given at birth. If you were adopted, or you have legally changed your name through marriage or for other reasons, that new name is another layer to who you are, but your birth name is the foundation.
Your Expression Number identifies your talents and abilities. It tells you where you excel and where you might still have some work to do in this lifetime, and it’s one of the main numbers a numerologist would look at when doing a basic numerology chart.
The Numerical Value of Letters
This alpha-numerical key that will help you decipher your name’s code:
Finding Your Expression Number
Take your first, middle and last names and write them on individual lines on a page. Next, write the number that corresponds to each letter underneath using the key above.
Add each line—first separately, as in first name, and then middle name, and then last name. Reduce each individual number down to a single digit (see the examples below) unless it is a Master Number (11, 22 or 33). Once you have a number for each name, add them up (reducing the total number to a single digit)—with the exception of the Master Numbers. When figuring out your Expression Number, you would not reduce any Master Numbers to a single number.
Example No. 1, First Name – Michaela Lee Smith
|4||9||3||8||1||5||3||1||= 34 reduce to 3+4= 7|
|3||5||5||= 13 reduce to 1 + 3 = 4|
|1||4||9||2||8||= 24 reduce to 2+4= 6|
Now add 7 + 4 + 6 = 17, reduce to 1+7 = 8
Michaela Lee Smith’s Expression Number is 8.
Once you’ve found your Expression Number, read the brief explanation below highlighting the positive side of your Expression Number’s meaning:
Expression Number 1:
You are independent, an innovative thinker and a pioneer. This is the number of self-made millionaires, political and world leaders and masters of inventors.
Expression Number 2:
You’re a sensitive personality. You often act as second in command, being the mastermind behind the scenes who makes Expression 1-type people look good. You rally groups together with ease.
Expression Number 3:
You are creative, bubbly and expressive. One could imagine you on the stage showing your artistic, creative talents and making people smile.
Expression Number 4:
You’re the analytic type. You excel at working in a structured field with set guidelines such as in law or accounting. Even if artistic, you bring form and structure to your work.
Expression Number 5:
Fun, frolicking and freedom could be your three favorite words. You may not want to hear it, but adding just a bit of structure to your life could lead you to success. Achieve the success you want and find out what’s blocking you with a numerology reading from Psychic Catherine ext. 5116.
Expression Number 6:
You are caring and selfless (almost to a fault), putting the needs of others before your own. You do well as a counselor or teacher since you’re so good at bringing ideas and groups together.
Expression Number 7:
You’re the truth seeker—always looking for answers to everything that interests you. You love research, analysis, philosophy and many other subjects. Meditate to quiet your mind.
Expression Number 8:
You are a go-getter, and you usually get what you want. You have the ability to yield real power and position, but to reach the pinnacle of all you can achieve you must find balance.
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Expression Number 9:
You are an optimist who likes to see the good in everyone. You’d do well as an environmentalist, counselor, teacher—you are great helping people tap into their unused brain resources.
Expression Number 11: (Also read 2.):
You are a sensitive soul who holds more power than even you realize. Through your subconscious awareness, you can work through leading with raw emotion to find balance.
Expression Number 22: (Also read 4.):
You are a leader and pioneer who lives without the walls or boundaries that hold others back. Your gift is your ability to inspire others, but you have to realize your gift to bring it to life.
Expression Number 33: (Also read 6.):
You are known as a “Master Teacher.” In both the practical and spiritual realms you understanding is immense and your wisdom is honored by helping others. You have the ability to teach those who seek your wisdom.