The Expression or Destiny Number is the second most important number in the core. It describes your potential talents -- your natural abilities as well as related character traits. For most of us, these talents and skills are there at birth, although they are usually further developed as an individual grows and matures. Very often -- but not always -- these particular abilities are of primary importance in a person's work and career. Frequently, the talents described by the Expression or Destiny Number form the central feature of an individual's career.

The Expression Number is derived by calculating the sum of the number values of all the letters in the name -- for example, the letters in the full name that appears on the birth certificate.