Expression Number or Total Name Total
Good morning everyone. We will be working through the cards but I thought I would break it up a bit with some Numerology. Today I am going to look at the Expression Number and how to calculate it. The Expression number is of equal importance in Numerology as the Birth Path.
Expression Number (Also known as Destiny/Mental Number or Total Name Total)
The expression number is related to the energy vibrations of the letters in your full birth certificate name. Think about that. The letters in your name have a designated value and resonate energy. Your soul chooses to own this energy when you are named. Yes someone else names you but the name they choose for you or the name you are landed with through circumstances is exactly right for you and describes your nature. The name does not determine your personality but does describe it. That is, your name does not cause you to have a particular personality it just describes your soul’s nature. You own that energy. Your expression number is the Total of all the letters in your name reduced to a single digit except in the case of master numbers. We can arrive at this number by adding up the letters in each name separately and reducing to a single digit and then adding these subtotals together and reducing. Your first name represents your physical presence, the second your emotional base and the third your spiritual, karmic or family energy.
This number is the key to your personality and represents the way you think and process your experiences in life. It describes the way you express yourself, character, temperament, general nature and sense of identity. It represents a summary of your character and together with your birth path makes up your individuality and who you are.
Your expression number can be further divided into motivating force, outward personality projection and there are other influences such as the Captstone and cornerstone which we will look at later. For today make a note of this table somewhere.
The system I use is the Pythagorian. This is also called modern Western Numerology. Pythagoras was an Astrologer, Numerologist, Musician and a spiritual leader. He allocated the numbers from 1 to 9 in sequence to the letters in the alphabet from A to Z. Each letter of the alphabet has a numerical energy vibration. The numbers in your name describe the qualities of your soul they do not cause your personality. Each soul chooses to own this energy regardless of who named them or how their name is arrived at.
Each number has its Under Balanced, Balanced, and Over Balanced influence which adds depth to our character. Letters we miss out on in our name are karmic lessons. That is we need to experience and master that energy that we are missing. Often the universe provides a helping hand by giving us those missing numbers in our Birth Path or Ulitimate Goal so that we can more readily learn to understand it through experiences.
a person’s name has been changed then their fundamental energies remain unchanged. The only number that changes is the Essence Number or spiritual lesson each year. Changing a name can give you different experiences but ultimately owning and understanding your basic nature through numerology will give you the most satisfying experiences in life.
The letters in your name cycle throughout your life for different periods of time. For the moment just know that the cycle of these energies makes up your essence number or spiritual lesson for each year.
The following table indicates how letter values are designated.
K = 11/2
V = 22/4
Key to Remembering letter values
1. JAS - Think of jazz music as lively, active etc
2. BKT - A bucket can hold many thinks and can be used for mixing
3. CLU - A clue makes you think of intellectual processes and an active mind.
4. DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles make you think of organisation, stability, solidarity, caution etc
5. NEW - All things new, change and new experiences
6. FOX - Can't think of anything for this one - any ideas? - protective of its young.
7. GYP - Gypsies the oldest dealers in metaphysics and the unknown.
8. HQZ - Headquarters usually the power base of any organisation and where the "head" is.
9. IR - Internal Review - a spiritual search.
In between the cards we will also study the Expression numbers with examples. Don't forget that the birth path describes what we have to work with on a daily basis - our most comfortable way of operating. The Expression number is your basic nature much like your Star sign in Astrology. The two work hand in hand. Have fun working out yours.
Have a great day!