# How To Calculate Your Destiny Number

Just as with your date of birth, your name also holds keys to who you are and who you were meant to be. One of the most powerful keys derived from your name is your Destiny number.

As we mentioned before, different numerologists may use different names to refer to the same number…in this case the Destiny number is also sometimes known as the Expression number.

The Destiny number is calculated from the sum of all the letters in your name exactly as it was given at birth. While the Life Path number tells who you are when you were born, your Destiny number reveals what you are meant to become and accomplish with your life.

Many people who are struggling in life or unhappy find that they are working in opposition to their destiny. By making simple changes, setting new goals and adjusting their outlook to be more in line with their Destiny number, they are able to find the happiness that previously eluded them.

When you calculate your Destiny number it is important that you use your full name exactly as it appears on your birth certificate. For our example we will use a fictional character named Samantha Rae Jones.

We will be using the Pythagorean system of numerology for this calculation so we have included the Pythagorean table below for your reference. (IMPORTANT: if you have not already reviewed the sections on how to add in numerology and the Pythagorean number values, please do so now and return to this section when you are done.)

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z X

Pythagorean Number Values

So in our example using Samantha Rae Jones, we would get the following:

S A M A N T H A = 1+1+4+1+5+2+8+1 = 23 = 2 + 3 = 5

R A E = 9+1+5 = 15 = 1+5 = 6

J O N E S = 1+6+5+5+1 = 18 = 1+8 = 9

We then add together the sums of the first, middle and last name to arrive at the destiny number:

5+6+9 = 20 = 2+0 = 2

That means that Samantha Rae Jones’ Destiny number is a 2.

Now try calculating your own destiny number. Once you have figured out your number you can find the meaning of your Destiny Number here.

You may also want to learn how to calculate your lifepath if you haven’t already.