What Is Your Destiny?


Frequently referred to as your Expression number, the Destiny number can be characterized as your Reason in Life. It provides a road map from the beginning of your life to the end. When you understand what it is you were born to do with your life, it becomes so much easier to navigate through the journey and how to respond appropriately. Your Destiny reveals what you must become or live up to in your life in order to be fulfilled. While your Life Path (date of birth) is the actual stock you have on hand to run your life, your Destiny number is derived from your birth name and represents the business to be established. It is considered:

  • Your life’s purpose.
  • What must be lived up to in this lifetime.
  • Your field of opportunity.
  • What you must give of yourself to others and to life.
  • The kind of people to meet and work with.
  • The environment you are comfortable with.
  • The spiritual mission you have been appointed.


The current name that you go by represents the strength of your name as you see yourself and who you think you are. It really represents your essence and is a source of power. Your current  name can simply be a shorted version of your birth name, or it can be a name you have chosen for personal or professional reasons. Whatever the case may be, whatever name you introduce yourself as is considered a layer underneath the birth name – your Destiny –  which is the most important thing to consider when I read your numbers. All other names, nicknames, changes of names, signature names or married names are channels through which the Destiny is worked out and expressed. Your current name supports or detracts from the fulfillment of your Destiny number:

  • Does your current name add sensitivity to your birth strength?
  • Are you a born leader with a layer of charm and charisma?
  • Do you have a public Destiny, but are reserved and prefer to be alone?


Birth Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks =  9 soul – 6 Personality – 33 Destiny
Current Name: Tom Hanks               =  7 soul – 4 Personality – 11 Expression

Interestingly Tom has both Master numbers 33 and 11 in his birth name and his current name, so it’s no wonder he is such an amazing person and actor with a huge stage presence and is a box office winner. This is also something that can also be attributed to his 1 Life path as number 1’s are winners. In fact he is the third highest-grossing actor in North America nominated for numerous awards. Fortunately for Tom, both numbers  are very compatible and naturally matched to each other, so he has been able to work out his 33 Destiny with the 11 energy through his current name which helped him speed up his Destiny and do what he was supposed to do with his life.


Each letter in your name vibrates to a certain number following the chart below. When you add up all the letters in your name, the total is then reduced to a single digit number. The meaning of the 9 Destiny numbers are listed below:

Your destiny is as a leader who comes up with original ideas

A Number 1 Destiny suggests the direction of your growth will be toward gaining a greater independence and establishing yourself as a leader or a winner. A name producing a 1 Destiny may help you gain the talents to become a skilled executive, business owner or an entrepreneur. You have what it takes to become an original person with a creative approach. You are a problem solver and have a knack for initiating things and taking action. As you progress, you seek to expand and broaden your opportunities to discover new ways of thinking, new careers or ways to reinvent yourself. You really dislike things that are routine or being in a rut and tend to jump the gun so you are not left behind.

In the positive: Directs high energy and creativity into a specific course of action.
In the negative: Feels blocked and stuck and can’t take any action.

Your destiny is one of cooperation, diplomacy and peace

A Number 2 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be toward gaining an understanding of people and a greater spiritual sense of the world around you. A name producing a 2 Destiny gives you the tools to work very well with people. Your Destiny will be, in part, in the role of the mediator or peacemaker. As you grow in this direction, you will become sensitive to the feelings of others, and you become diplomatic in handling complicated situations. You have the capacity to be inspirational and to lead. You have inborn inner strength and awareness which makes you a natural teacher, social work, philosopher or advisor. You have strong intuitive abilities. Many psychics have an 11/2 Destiny. As you fulfill your Destiny, tactful and friendly behavior will make you quite popular.
In the positive: Has a clear sense of boundaries.
In the negative: Too sensitive with tendency to withdraw when overwhelmed.

Your destiny is to be inspirational and spread joy
A Number 3 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be toward a more creative and inspirational nature. This path also leads to establishing yourself as an inspirational person spreading optimism wherever you go. The by-line for a 3 Destiny is embracing the joy of living and helping others do the same.
In the positive: Communicates in a positive and uplifting manner with joy.
In the negative: I
s depressed and disappointed. Overly sensitive and critical.

Your destiny is to organize and build
A Number 4 Destiny suggest that your growth will be toward a greater sense of order, service and management skills. As you develop, you must adopt an approach that is more practical and down-to-earth. You must be willing to work those long, hard hours to bring projects to completion. Attention to detail is important and you have the ability to write and/or teach in technical, skilled fields. All those with a 4 Destiny, especially the 22/4 Destiny, are potentially equipped to handle endeavors in the financial and material world. The 4 Destiny produce those with high moral character so you could find yourself disappointed in those who do not meet up to your standards or ideals.
In the positive: Is well prepared and follows all steps
In the negative:
Wants everything now and skips steps

Your destiny is to be free and progressive
A Number 5 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be toward becoming a beacon for change, freedom and progressive thought and action. The number 5 Destiny arms you with versatility and a person who is multi-talented. You must develop ways allowing you to do so many things well. The tone of the 5 Destiny is the constructive use of freedom, and in your dive to attain this, you must be the master of adaptability and change. As you mature, you must become good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want, but without manipulation. You must learn to accept change as it comes along and not cling to outdated methods or applications. You must avoid rebellion and focus instead on enlightenment and progressive thinking that will benefit others. Your life will be broadened by gaining an understanding and an appreciation of all kinds of people.

In the positive: Is multi-talented using talents in a focused way.
In the negative: Scatters energy trying to do everything at once going from one thing to the next without completing anything.

Your destiny is to provide comfort to others
A Number 6 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be towards a greater responsibility, love and balance. Your development in life must be toward making you more helpful, conscientious and capable of rectifying and balancing any sort of inharmonious situations. You must be the person who is inclined to give comfort to those in need. You have a natural penchant for working with the old, young, sick or the underprivileged. You may have considerable artistic and creative talent, but could find yourself in occupations that show concern for the betterment of the home and the community.
In the positive: You are positive and patient
In the negative: You are hypercritical and judge self and others

Your destiny is to teach, analyze and prove beyond a doubt
A Number 7 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be toward thought, analysis and the development seeking out the mysteries or truths in life. You must become accomplished at analyzing, judging and discriminating so that little escapes your observation and deep understanding. This causes you to become introspective and you value solitude and seclusiveness. You feel the need to be involved in search for wisdom or hidden truths. Whatever it is you are digging into, causes you to want to be an authority on that particular focus. Whatever it is you pursue, you pursue it with vigor and intensity. You operate on a different wavelength and some of your friends may not know you that well. They think they do, but because of your elusive nature, they don’t really have a handle on you because you keep the mysteries of life to yourself.
In the positive: Trusts innermost feelings and others.
In the negative: Doesn’t trust with feelings of paranoia.

Your destiny is attainment through courage and ambition
A number 8 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be a move up the ladder of attainment in the material world to achieve financial security and status among your peers.
In the positive: You enjoy abundance and influence without abuse of power.
In the negative: Afraid of and preoccupied with issues of money, power and control.

Your destiny is through philanthropic endeavors and compassion for others
A Number 9 Destiny suggests that the direction of your growth will be in benevolent activities, in compassion and in worldly understanding. You are living up to and growing toward your destiny when you follow your feelings and sense of compassion and allow yourself to be sensitive to the needs of others.
In the positive: You use your gifts of strength in service of others.
In the negative: You are hypersensitive and nervous creating confusion