🔢 Numerology: Building Your Core Number Report - Part 3

Hello everyone,

Welcome to part 3 of building your numerology core number report.

I hope you managed to complete Parts 1 and 2 without any issues. If you havent and would like to, you can access the posts using the links below:

Previous Parts

Numerology: Build your Core Number Report Part 1

🔢 Numerology: Build Your Core Number Report - Part 2

This week, we will focus on your Destiny Number, also called the Expression Number.

What is your Destiny Number?

Your Destiny number reveals the talents, abilities and shortcomings that were with you at birth. It highlights strengths as well as well as areas of challenge that you must overcome.

How do you calculate your Destiny Number?

Calculating your Destiny number (and the final 2 core numbers) relies on using your name as opposed to your date of birth. It is important to use your full name, including any middle names and ideally, it should be the name given at your time of birth e.g. maiden names or how it is recorded on your birth certificate.

Start by writing out your full name:

Assign each letter to a number using the grid above. Treat each part of your name individiually i.e. first, middle, surname :
ALAN 1 + 3 + 1 + 5
THOMAS 2 + 8 + 6 + 4 + 1 + 1
MCNAB 4 + 3 + 5 + 1 + 2

Add and reduce each part of your name to a single digit (Remember if you get 11, 22 or 33 then DO NOT REDUCE)

ALAN 1 + 3 + 1 + 5 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1
THOMAS 2 + 8 + 6 + 4 + 1 + 1 = 22
MCNAB 4 + 3 + 5 + 1 + 2 = 15 = 1 + 5 = 6

Add the reduced numbers together and reduce the answer (unless it adds to 11, 22 or 33)

1 + 22 + 6 = 29 = 2 + 9 = 11
This is your expression/destiny Number.

You can find the meaning of your destiny number below. Simply copy and paste your destiny number meaning into your eeport, adding it under your life path and birthday numbers.

Destiny Number 1️⃣

You possess strong leadership skills and the knack for creating your own opportunities. Leadership comes naturally. You will dare to go where others are afraid to, will try new and unproven methods and you’ll make things look easy. You are self-sufficient, allowing you to be innovative and productive when working alone. You find it easy to visualise outcomes and will stand up for yourself and for your decisions. However, you may find it difficult to co-operate with others, preferring to do things your way rather than listening to anyone else’s opinions. If you aren’t careful, you may come across as aggressive and self-centered. You may also appear domineering and critical of others. This is not necessarily good for relationships and friendships. It’s not in your nature to think before you speak or act, but you would be wise to learn this skill. Also, do not let pride be your downfall.

Destiny Number 2️⃣

Working with others is your strength. You are very skilled in relationships of all kinds, because you are co-operative, supportive, and always striving for balance. You have a keen ability to read people and situations and react patiently and with
understanding. Others see you as peaceful and humble, but you have great strength in you too. You have the ability to bring out the best in others. However, your feelings can be easily hurt and you have a tendency to doubt yourself when making decisions. This may make you idle. You would benefit from following your head instead of your heart from time to time. Sensitivity can also make you vulnerable.

Destiny Number 3️⃣

You are a naturally skilled communicator. You have a way with words and a great talent for describing and explaining your creative ideas and inspiring others. Your social circle is strong and people find your optimistic attitude both magnetic and charming. However, the relationships you form, like many other things in your life, don’t go very deep. Your enthusiasm for life can be a distraction, making you unable to stay focused on one person, job, or plan long enough for it to develop into something complete or meaningful. Rather that tapping into many things at surface level, try delving deep into something that you can master and really cherish. You may appear superficial, moody, and intolerant at times. You are sensitive and sometimes presume criticism where none was intended. You can also be jealous and gossipy.

Destiny Number 4️⃣

You are highly organised, down-to-earth, and very hardworking. You have the skills and capability to make you both successful and constructive. This means you can look at someone and offer advice on how to do something more efficiently or successfully. You are a master at managing projects and teams. Others rely on you because you follow everything through to completion. You are honest, patient, and loyal, sometimes to a fault. You can also appear stubborn, rigid and fixed in your ways. This can make it difficult to grasp new ways of thinking, doing and interacting. Remember also that life is not all about work. Be tolerant and patient with others flaws.

Destiny Number 5️⃣

You need variety and freedom and want to experience everything that life has to offer. You are adventurous and take pleasure in trying new things and following your latest passion. Your enthusiasm is magnetic to others and you can work well in a group, as long as your role is not bogged down in rules and limitations. You’re clever and think quickly on your feet. However, your passions change quickly, so you’ve learned to switch gears easily in order to explore as many possibilities as you can. Beware that all this change can bring inconsistency. Your restlessness can make you unreliable in relationships and unprepared to handle the hardships of life. You see the world as one big play ground but this can bring trouble if you are not careful. Also beware of overindulgence.

Destiny Number 6️⃣

Your strengths show most in your relationships with others. You are incredibly protective and nurturing toward all people, but especially your family members and other close loved ones. You have a heart of gold and feel a responsibility to be there to help those in need of support. You are naturally gifted in nurturing children, which would make you an amazing teacher. You also have a way with animals and plants.You have creative talents too but they are likely to lie dormant due to you sacrificing your time to help others. It’s important that you don’t forget about self-care. You can be so focused on the well-being of others that you neglect to attend to your own emotions and energy levels. Be kind to yourself.

Destiny Number 7️⃣

You are a truth seeker with an analytical mind and an appetite for answers. You like science, philosophy and even the more esoteric subjects.You are energised by information and are willing to go deep into both the intellectual and spiritual realms to find real meaning. Logic drives how you think and communicate, and this helps you to convey your knowledge to others. You are not satisfied with what’s on the surface - it’s the hidden answers you are digging for. However, this assumption that there is always something deeper to be found can make you suspicious of others, as you think there is something they may not be revealling. In fact, it may be hard for you to relate to other people in general; you tend to prefer a controlled environment where you can do things your own way. You enjoy your privacy and too much socialising can cause you stress. You are a bit of a perfectionist and can appear detached. Learn to be open and let things happen naturally at their own pace.

Destiny Number 8️⃣

You have great business sense and excellent judgement with people, money, and plans. This is why you are able to achieve so many goals - you know the best resources and can set the most realistic and attainable ambitions. You enjoy challenge and rivalry. You are extremely efficient and effective at delegating responsibility, leaving the details to others. Your focus is on the big picture. You do run the risk of being too ambitious, however, and turning from an effective leader into an impatient taskmaster. While your drive to attain success and material wealth is powerful, it’s important that you balance it with meaningful people, emotions, and experiences.

Destiny Number 9️⃣

You are creative, compassionate and aim to find the best in everybody. You are also the righter of wrongs who is idealitic and visionary. Whether you’re providing emotional support to a friend or engaged in a larger humanitarian effort, you strive to make life better for others. People see you as being friendly and affectionate, as long as you are immersing yourself in this type of work. You are likely to have friends and associates from all walks of life. People fascinate you and spending time with them brings out the best in you. If you are not living life in a way that is beneficial to other people, you could become self-centered and detached from important emotions. You can be preoccupied with your cause, and sometimes overlook the needs of those closest to you. You can also neglect your own self care and there is the risk of allowing others to take advantage of you.

Destiny Number 1️⃣1️⃣

You have profound intuitive abilities and an idealistic vision. You are driven by instinct and inspiration which give you a clear picture of the way things should be. You are a channel for higher vibrations and act as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious realms but must learn to control the energy that flows between. You were likely shy as a child and this may now show as hesitation and reluctance to move forward. You choose friends very carefully and will only share emotional details with those you trust most. Your presence draws many people toward you for support, encouragement, and wisdom. You are a beacon of hope and light to those in need. You have a vivid imagination that you probably got lost in as a child and probably still do so now. This can make the line of dreams and reality difficult to determine. You may also come across as impractical, idealistic and overly emotional.

Destiny Number 2️⃣2️⃣

This number is called the “Master Builder” because it suggests that you are capable of forming grand ideas and even grander realities. This is not about just bringing something to life, it is about leaving a legacy that will last for years to come. There is real determination to leave your mark.You are a co-operative team leader with a unique approach to solving problems and a desire to help others. You are headstrong and driven. However, this brings a risk of becoming too domineering to the point of losing the support of others. Remember that your goal is to create, not to destroy. The risks with the grand plans may be too much for you and you may prefer to be more practical in your endeavors as per expression number 4 (22 reduces to 4). This can lead to frustration because you feel called to greater things but can’t quite seem to get there.

Destiny Number 3️⃣3️⃣

Your mind and heart come together to make you a source of hope and healing. You are loving and caring, with a tendency to put the needs of others before your own. You are responsible and trustworthy with a high regard for justice and honesty. A sense of duty will follow you all your life as you aim to do your best for others. Personal gain is rarely the motive behind your effort and sacrifice but sometimes things can feel a little too much of a burden. You need to known when to take a step back for your own sake. You are highly creative in all areas of life and can work methodically towards achieving your goals.You have insight into how the world works, plus the creative communication skills to share this knowledge with others. Others turn to you to help guide them.You are a natural counsellor/healer, creating peace between opposing points of view, or internal conflicts of your own. You must also be careful not to interfere with the freedom of others wuen giving advice. Do not cross the line.

Does your Destiny Number resonate with you? Let us know via the poll below and feel free comment and let us know your thoughts.

How much do you resonate with your Destiny Number?

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  • Very much
  • Somewhat
  • Not much
  • Not at all

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Remember that this is just one aspect of your numerology report. You may find that you resonate with it more or less than others. It is important to consider the report as a whole and look for overarching themes.

As always, if you have any questions, you can leave a message or send a PM.

Part 4 - Your Personality Number - will be posted next Tuesday

Blessed be



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Pythagorean Numerology Chart via Numerology Calculator

Master Numbers in Numerology | World Numerology

Expression Numbers in Numerology | Numerology.com


Makes sense to me! I used my full birth name to calculate- the adding wasn’t even all that scary :wink:

Goodness, I don’t know how you keep getting these so spot on, Alan, but you do- once again, I’m sitting here nodding along with the description! From being the shy child to showing hesitance about sharing emotional details to the vivid imagination- there is a lot here that rings true in the present moment.

As always, I acknowledge that the few small things that I don’t see in my reflection may be things I’m choosing not to notice, or that may resonate with a future version of myself.

A note that I still use the full name I was given at birth for most things (magickal name aside!) - I imagine this is a factor in how strongly this resonated for me

Greatly enjoyed this part of the Core Number Report journey- thank you so much, Alan! :sparkles: :grinning:

Destiny Numbers are fascinating- I’m curious to see how everyone resonates with this number, as unlike the time and day of birth, names can be changed during life. I wonder if, for someone who chooses to take on a new name they feel represents them more, that the new Destiny Number (assuming it changes) would be a closer representation of who they have become? Or perhaps comparing the two numbers (birth name number and chosen name number) could portray the changes they have gone through in their life’s journey? :sun:

It’s all very exciting- I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s numbers and thoughts! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Aww, this is so nice. :black_heart:

And high-five, @BryWisteria. We are 11s! :black_heart:

To add to that, I don’t and had mine legally changed. I don’t think I’ve used my birth name since I was 10. :laughing: Which might be why it doesn’t really resonate with me at all.

It makes me wonder if, on some level, there’s something about these names that draws us in or puts us off, and numerology is just a means of reflecting that. But it blows my mind how people were able to distil all of this down to basic numbers! Not 500 different numbers, but so few! So amazing. :star_struck:

When I read this, I tried doing this but taking my partner’s last name. And it resonates with me even more. So even though I haven’t taken their name, living with them has aligned me with this number, anyway! Because I sure wasn’t so much like that before we met each other. (Maybe they’ll argue I was. I don’t know.) But yeah, kinda crazy! :astonished:


Me too! :one::one:


Im glad that things continue to resonate for you. Lets hope the last 2 do as well. It must be “written in the numbers” for you. I cant take credit, I am just passing on the general meanings of each for you to reflect on but I am pleased they make sense for you.


High-five! :black_heart: 11s are taking over the thread.

By the way, how come with the Life Path number, one can use a double-digit number and a single-digit number. But with this one, we stick with the double digits?

I’m not asking in a way that, like… I mean, I’m not complaining. It’s just my curious nerd brain. :nerd_face:


Your life path is always reduced to a single digit as are the other core numbers with the execption of the birthday number. The birthday number is one of the only numbers you do not reduce (or calculate), although it is advised to look at the reduced and unreduced version. This is because the 2 digit number reveals additional characteristics that are not necessarily shown by the reduced number.

For example someone born on the 15th and someone born 24th will both share the characteristics of 6 (as both reduce to 6) . However, they will also be dissimilar due to the different characteristics associated with the 15 and 24.

Hope that makes sense

Blessed be



Ah, right! Sorry, I was getting mixed up with birthday number. :woman_facepalming:


It all goes over my head but I got 5 I think. Basically I’m a chaotic mess :rofl:, can’t disagree with that. :sparkling_heart:


I was really lazy and just used an online calculator to do the work. I’d finally finished doing my first name, realised I still had to add up the numbers from my last name, and was like, “Nope. Help me, Google.” :laughing:

The problem is, many online calculators tend not to catch 11, 22, or 33, though. So, I usually use https://cafeastrology.com/numerology2/ instead. Although it gives all the numbers, not just the destiny one.


Im one of those people that like to do it for myself. Even if i used an online calculator id still be lookong to know how it was worked out. Its like my mind is never satisfied unless I know how or why.:see_no_evil:


I love, love, love how these numbers turned out for me, so satisfying :smile_cat:

My first name: Destiny Number :six:

My second name (Celestia): Destiny Number :one::one:

My last name: Destiny Number :five:

My first and last names together: :one::one:

My full name: Destiny Number :two::two:


That sounds like me, too. I’ve frustrated so many people with “but why/how?” :joy:

Now that I think about it, I could have done it with a normal calculator instead of in my head. My working memory isn’t that great. But then again, doing it in my head would be how I train it to be better. :thinking:

@CelestiaMoon !!! :sparkles: :black_heart:


Awwww yeah :raised_hands: :joy: :heart:

(And cheers to fellow 11-ers @Cosmic_Curiosity and @CelestiaMoon too!)

I can’t resist saying that that’s really cute :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: (and it sounds like the result resonates really strongly with you too!) :sparkles:

Oh, I really like that! :star_struck: Move over stars- this is written in the numbers! :laughing: :+1: :heart:

And you definitely get a whole lot of credit here, Alan- I never would have been able to make sense of all this on my own! It’s thanks to your friendly and approachable style of writing and very clear organization with step-by-step instructions and examples. So thank you again! :hugs: :two_hearts:


@BryWisteria @starborn @Cosmic_Curiosity

Guess who else is an :one: :one: :kissing_heart:

I found the greek numerology chart to do it because my name is written completly diffrent in the 2 languages :sweat_smile:


Welcome to the 11 club :clap::rofl:. I would go with your Greek name esp if that it is how it is recorded on your birth certificate. You can use whatever name you wish if one resonates more.


Megan = 22
(middle name) = 11
Black = 11

Well… what’s the significance of 44? :joy: Each of my names adds up to an important number. I feel like that’s gotta mean something! Otherwise, my destiny number is eight.

I think I’m still working on the balance part :joy: or all of it in general. I seem to be all over the place!


Oh! That’s cool! :star_struck:

But that also means that maybe I should use a Cyrillic one. :thinking:


@starborn I’d use whatever way it is written on your birth certificate and then try it using the Cyrillic too. See which one you feel most drawn too.

@MeganB that’s interesting that each of your names forms a master number and that they add to another number with the same two digits. 44 is not considered a master number in numerology by most numerologists but some will use it, along with 55 as well. Even then, they tend only to use it as your life path number but I have given an indication of meaning below.

It shows the potential to build successful business and abundance. It is a symbol of hard work in the present that will pay off in the end and bring rewards in the future. It characterises a person as hardworking and committed. It also asks you to stay strong in challenging situations rather than giving up and emphasises the importance of balance in your life. You should also protect positive energies around you by regularly grounding, entering and cleansing.


Woohooo! :raised_hands: :laughing: :heart:

22, 11, and 11- That’s really neat! :star_struck: