Author: 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 2, their life will be centered on understanding other people and the complexities of the world around them. They are likely to take the part of mediator in many of life's situations due to their sensitivity towards others. They will inspire others with their exemplary lifestyle. There is a deep internal strength and knowledge that would well suit this person for a career in social work, philosophy, teaching or advising. Their ability to see into the true natures of people and situations can make them appear to be nearly psychic.
There is a dependence on others and they operate best in a group setting. Their modesty will only grow with age and they may be very uncomfortable discussing or acknowledging their own accomplishments. Others may even take the credit for this person's work but they won't be accused since this person wouldn't mind. They are considerate, cooperate and courteous to the point that it can become too passive if it isn't kept in check. They are great organizers of projects since they are extremely detail oriented.
They will be popular with others due to their friendly behavior. Their idealism and open hearted nature can lead to them being hurt easily. Insecurity, shyness and uncertainty may be negative aspects associated with this number. There may also be a nervousness that can cause an uneven temperament. These people are more dreamers than achievers and they tend to spread the ideas of their dreams around to everyone near them.