The Most Important Numbers In Your Chart

The core numbers in your numerology chart: Expression, Heart's Desire, Personality, Life Path, Birth Day
Core numbers in your numerology chart - with numerologist Hans Decoz

There are five core numbers in your numerology chart:

Your Life Path number
Your Expression number
Your Personality number
Your Heart's Desire number
Your Birth Day number

The Life Path number is the single most important number in your chart.

What is your Life Path number?

Your Life Path acts as a blueprint outlining how your life will play out. Opportunities and challenges faced along the way are heavily influenced by the Life Path ... as is your general character and course of action as you embark on life's journey.

Your Life Path number is based on the numbers in your full birth date. It encaptures your entire being and will never change, and for those reasons, it's very special.

Learn how to calculate your Life Path number.


Your Expression number

Your Expression number is the second most important number, as it reveals your natural strengths and weaknesses you came into this world with.

Your Expression number shows a kind of dashboard/overview of who you are - your main character traits, talents, and shortcomings. It is a relatively broad brush, but it offers a clear and well-defined picture.

Often referred to as the Destiny number, this number is the foundation on which your Life Path can flourish. Your Life Path is the landscape, the environment, and the opportunities and obstacles on your path. Your Expression or Destiny number tells us about YOU - the person walking on that path.

The World Numerology app - download below - is free and includes a Numerology Chart Calculator, which will give your Expression number as well as all other numbers in your chart.

Your Expression number is based on the numbers that correspond to the letters in your full name. Calculate your Expression number or just let our chart calculator do it for you.


Your Heart's Desire number

What are the reasons behind your actions? What do you really want in life and love? This is where your Heart's Desire, the third most important number and also called your Soul Urge, comes in to play. It signifies the reasons behind the choices you make in all aspects of your life, from your career to your relationships -- the burning fire within.

It reveals your deeper yearnings - where you find contentment, what makes you truly happy. Your Heart’s Desire drives you; it’s your main motivator, whispering in your ear what you most value in this life.

Your Heart's Desire/Soul Urge comes from the vowels in your name -- those soft sounds shed light on the inner workings of your more subconscious desires.

You can learn how to calculate your Soul Urge, or use our free widget and read the meaning of your Soul Urge.


Your Personality number

Your Personality number is the fourth most important number, and could be thought of as the “outer” you - your façade. This number describes the way people perceive you when you first meet. It’s your protector - the guard at the gate to your deeper, more vulnerable side – your Heart’s Desire.

Your Personality number represents the parts of yourself that you are most ready and willing to reveal, and helps you determine just how much you reveal, and to whom. It acts as a buffer, screening out some people and situations you don't want to deal with while welcoming the things in life that relate to your inner nature.

Your Personality number is derived from the consonants in your name. You can learn how to find your Personality number here.


Your Birth Day number

Your Birth Day number is just that -- the day on which you were born -- and it reveals a certain talent that will eventually find its place on your Life Path.

While it's the least important of the core numbers, the Birth Day number puts a timestamp on the person you are today according to one single aspect that will ultimately impact your life in a big way.

Just as you were destined to be born on this specific day, you have been given a certain special gift as a result - this gift is reflected in your Birthday number.



Enter your name and date of birth to get your complete numerology chart here...


From Numerology Questions - a Dear Hans column:

Diana has some career options and wants to know if numerology can help her decide which is best for her.


Dear Hans,

My name is Diana ... I was born in the UK on July .... I am writing as I appear to be at a crossroads in my life. I am currently unemployed and have been for almost a year. I am behind with my mortgage by three months right now. I do manage to make one payment a month then the next month is added I never seem to be able to catch up. I am going to school to get my bachelors degree in accounting now ... I recently got an associates degree in the same subject.

I need to make a move, a decision that will give me a light to the road ahead.

Thanks for your time,

Dear Diana,

There is always a variety of issues and circumstances, never just one thing, that can put us at a crossroads.

You may want to take a look at your long-term cycles, they can be insightful for issues like this.

Diana's numerology chart


Your chart reveals a series of cycles going back to the middle of 1997 that are difficult and represent a curve in your Life Path, a redirection so to speak, before another twist in the road places you with the wind in your back three years from now.

Before we get into the cycles, I want to point out a few important aspects of the personality part of your chart.
You have a 3 Life Path, a 1 Expression, a 6 Heart's Desire, and a 22/4 Personality.

This tells me your choice of career (accounting) is a superficial one. You don't really want to be an accountant, it just seems an easy fit based on your Personality. Ideally, you should be self-employed or own your own business. It should be creative and producing an actual product as opposed to a service or trading, and it should be bigger than you; in other words, it should first and foremost be driven by passion and idealism, as opposed to practical and predictable.

The keyword here is "ideally, as this, of course, is a pretty big order. There are all kinds of variations possible that could make you happy and content in your career. A position in a large corporation would be fine as long as you don't have someone looking over your shoulder all the time. Creative can be anything from journalist to fashion designer to advertising exec to technical writer. And so forth. (Our Talent Profile could be helpful as it is focused on career options.)

The only number that supports a career in accounting is your Personality number, but that is also the least important among your core numbers in determining a career.

That said, let's look at your cycles. There may have been some pretty overwhelming money issues in 1997 and 1998, but at least you felt yourself to be reasonably confident and capable.

The next two years were extremely difficult as, to use an analogy, you felt like a swimmer in one of those pools that create an artificial current, no matter how much effort you put in, you stay in one place. There were probably also some troubling health issues.

Around the middle of 2000 and the early part of 2001, your faith in yourself came back, unfortunately, you were also in the kind of situation where you only had yourself to rely on, perhaps divorce or separation or your partner fell ill, something forced you to take charge, and there was little or no support from others.

The next two years saw a number of changes, most of them having to do with letting go; kids moving out, finishing school, the death of someone you had relied on for most of your life - a close friend or a parent, etc.

A period of despair and anxiety during a 7 Essence and a 7 Personal Year overlapping each other the second half of 2003, was also the start of a four year period of self-examination, self-doubt, and simply too much focus on your own inner issues.

The second half of 2007 brought an important change that started a downward spiral financially. The middle of 2008 was the beginning of two years of scattered energy; a lack of any kind of guidance or focus, and a lot of wasted energy.

However, it is the change of cycles currently (and for the past 4 to 6 months) happening that requires particular attention. If I had to use just one word to explain, that word would be "weak." The issue at the basis is one of emotional vulnerability and fear, leaving you unable to muster up the strength and determination to push yourself where you want to go.

Unfortunately, that feeling is not going to change until sometime between April and September of 2013, at which time you experience important and life-changing realizations, a time of intense self-discovery, followed by a period of aggressive emotional and spiritual growth, and a sense of purpose that sets you off in a new direction, a course of action that has as its most beneficial effect self-empowerment.

Diana, you have both a 22 Personality and a 1 Expression, so I know you have the goods to make things happen, and that is what you need to dig into right now. Stop wondering around in an emotional swamp, stop questioning whether you should have done this or that. Stop thinking about whether this or that person treated you right or not. Stop blaming yourself or others about your circumstances, it's all yesterday's news.

At its most primal, life is actually not that complicated if you shift the focus away from yourself and instead aim it towards goals, dreams, opportunities, and duties. Do what you have to do. And don't question every moment and every event in light of whether it makes you feel good or bad, deserved or undeserved, treated right or wrong.

There is no way to say this gently, Diana, but the only choice you have if you want to get past your current dilemmas, and past the admittedly weak arrangement of numbers for the next couple of years, is to pull yourself up by your boot straps. The numbers in that part of your chart that is about you, your character traits, talents, and strengths, as opposed to your cycles, show that you have what it takes. So go for it.

Hans Decoz


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