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Why Your Name Matters

People often wonder how past lives weigh in with Numerology and the answer is simply that they don't. In my belief system, the soul takes many journeys and chronicles its experiences as it keeps reappearing over and over in different places, maybe even on different planets.

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Whether you believe in things like reincarnation or not is up to you but don't get hung up on the idea that you have to know about your past life to understand this one. Numerology deals with the here and now. Whatever you believe about your past lives (or lack thereof) has no bearing on the way you read your numbers for THIS lifetime. If this isn't your soul's first trip through the cosmos, your numbers in a past life would be radically different than in this one.

The Universe is nothing more than a huge expression of energy. There is nothing truly solid. If there was, physics tells us that it would have the capability of destroying the planet with its absolute adherence to gravity. So as we are part of the Universe, so we are also expressions of energy. The moment of our birth is significant. We receive our names from our parents whose energy also flows through us and things start to take shape.

One of the first things that life confers upon is a name. The name we receive is a reflection of everything we are, everything we will do, everything that makes us “us” in the first place. These things exist in a place that transcends time and space and our names tell us things about ourselves that know no temporal boundaries. Yes, we have free will, therefore our futures are not set. Our numbers, however, can help us tremendously in terms of how we exercise our free will and they can assist us in making good choices. The first number we are going to examine in reference to our name is the Expression Number.

Your Expression Number says quite a bit about your abilities and talents along with your imperfections and shortcomings. All of these were present at the time of your birth and your name reflects them. It is NOT an accident that you have the name that you do.

The Expression number reveals the talents, abilities, and shortcomings that were with you when you entered your human body. Your name, and the numbers derived from it, reveal your development, as well as the talents and issues you will be working with during this life.

Finding Your Expression Number

Every letter in your name has a numeric value. Some will say that you need only calculate your first name but I say that's a fallacy. Your surname (“last” name) speaks much more of your individual history and, when computed along with your first name, can provide a much clearer picture of the expression of energy that currently exists as “you.” If you have a middle name, calculate that, too. Leave no stone unturned nor any piece of yourself unexamined. Calculate each letter in order. Do NOT reduce each part of your name separately. Come up with a single sum for the whole thing first.

In order to find your Expression Number, refer to this chart:

Expression Number Chart

It shows you what the numeric value of every letter in the English alphabet represents. Let's take a simple name as our example: Charles David Price. The numbers add up like this:

3+8+1+9+3+5+1+4+1+4+9+4+7+9+9+3+5 = 85

8+5 = 13; 1+3 = 4

Charles David Price therefore has an Expression Number of 4.

Interpreting Your Expression Number

So go ahead and calculate your expression number. Even if your name includes a Master Number like “David” does, do not treat it as such. Only lend deference to Master Numbers if the SUM TOTAL of the numbers in your FULL name addd up to one of them (11 or 22).

NOTE: Your Expression Number should be calculated using the name you were given AT BIRTH. Do not use an adopted name that you took in marriage or that was changed at some point due to adoption or other circumstance. Use the name you were first given.

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Let's have a look at what each of the expression numbers represents:

  1. Expression Number 1
  2. Expression Number 2
  3. Expression Number 3
  4. Expression Number 4
  5. Expression Number 5
  6. Expression Number 6
  7. Expression Number 7
  8. Expression Number 8
  9. Expression Number 9
  10. Expression Number 11
  11. Expression Number 12