The Destiny Number in a numerology chart is calculated using a person’s full birth name. This is the full name that appears on their birth certificate- unless they were adopted shortly after birth and their name was changed. In that case, the new name can be used. Write out the full name with space below the letters to write the number that corresponds to each. A, J and S are represented by the number 1. B, K and T are represented by the number 2. C, L and U are the number 3. D, M, and V are the number 4. E, N and W are 5. F, O and X are 6. G, P and Y are 7. H, Q and Z are 8. I and R are 9.
In order to calculate the Destiny Number, add the numbers together for each part of the name, reduce the total if it is not between 1 and 9 (or 11 or 22, the master numbers). Then add the reduced results from each part of the name together and reduce again if necessary. For the name Jane Doe Smith, you would start with Jane- which would be 1 + 1 + 5 + 5 or 12, which reduces to 3. Doe would be 4 + 6 + 5 or 15, which reduces to 6. Smith would be 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 or 24, which reduces to 6. Add them together and 3 + 6 + 6 or 15, which reduces to 6. Jane Doe Smith’s Destiny Number would be 6.
For those who have a Destiny Number of 3, their life will be one of creation and inspiration. Their optimistic attitude and good cheer will remain an aura around them that will inspire others to listen and follow. They know how to experience joy and are happy to spread the word on how to do it to others. How they bring joy to others can be through small tasks or by becoming an entertainer. Singing, acting, teaching, speaking and writing are common professions under this number. They are also natural salespeople and do well in marketing or sales. It is likely that they will get along well with small children due to having a similarly innocent and enthusiastic spirit.
As they age, their enthusiasm and optimism only seems to grow. People are drawn to them because they are social, loving, charming and great with conversation. It is essential that they develop during their life the communication skills that will help them inspire. They will also focus time on perfecting the art of being a good friend. Social networking will often lead them to greater business success. Negative aspects of this number can include focusing on the superficial, scattered energy or a problem taking things too seriously. It can be hard for them to not focus on unimportant things- like whether or not people like them. Despite this, those with a Destiny Number of 3 are not lacking in self consciousness. It wouldn’t be joyful to be moping all the time.
The Soul Urge number in numerology is calculated by using only the vowels of the person’s full birth name. Write out the person’s full birth name (whatever is on their birth certificate) and leave a space below each vowel for its corresponding number. The letter A is 1, U is 3, E is 5, O is 6 and I is 9. Y is included if it serves as a vowel in the name and is assigned the number 7. W can also be considered a vowel if there is another vowel before it that blends with the “w” to make one sound (like in the name Shaw). In that case the W is assigned the number 5. Add together all of the vowels and reduce accordingly so that the result is between 1 and 9 (the master numbers of 11 and 22 can be reduced here). This will be the Soul Urge number- which is a glimpse into what the heart most desires on the life path.
A Soul Urge number of 1 will allow a person to feel content when they are excelling in competition. There is a need to win in order to feel appreciated and accepted. It is a combination of needing to prove something to their own mind and seeking the approval of others. A number of 2 will make a person have a deep need and longing for harmony and love in their life. In order to achieve that, pain, conflict and stress have to be avoided. With diplomacy and mediation, they will feel truly fulfilled.
A Soul Urge number of 3 will allow a person to gain their sense of calm through creative acts. Their confidence grows in expressing their writing or verbal abilities- especially when they are used to interact with other people. A number of 4 will need financial security to feel safe and secure in their environment. Debt and economic uncertainty wear at their nerves. Being recognized professionally for their abilities and knowledge will be icing on the cake.
A Soul Urge number of 5 make for a person that needs freedom in order to explore the world. A lack of restraints will allow for happiness and fulfillment for these people. A number 6 will find their happiness in others- more specifically, in the recognition that others have of their ability to provide care. They will be dedicated to making the lives of those other people better.
A Soul Urge number of 7 make for a person who needs to do some deep spiritual digging to see what is beneath all of the layers of the world. They will often retreat into introspection in order to find the answers and truths they are seeking. A number 8 wants monetary success, power and authority. These things all translate into security and fulfillment. A number 9 is all about the greater good. Making a difference and benefiting humanity will make them happier than serving their own needs. They will live life fully and selflessly.