By Victor Epand
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.
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