When Madonna Louise Ciccone changed her stage name to ‘Madonna’ her popularity grew immensely. The gentle birthname number was not enough to reach her audience. Using just her first name, however, gave her an expression number of power and charisma. See more below.
Your birthname number can be a blueprint to how you succeed in the world.
According to numerology, this expression number is one of the key features in your name. It defines your creative voice and the ability to share your spirit with others.
For example, if you have a ‘1’ expression number, your gift is leadership and people will be inspired to follow you. Of course, not everyone will be attracted to how you express yourself and you will not be moved by everyone’s distinctive voice. You may even be turned off by another’s expression.
Discover Your Birthname Expression Number
To begin, add all the alpha-numerical letters in your birthname. (See the numerology Pythagoras chart below.) Next, use the same formula to the name you are usually called (such as Oprah Gail Winfrey & Oprah Winfrey),
The energy of your birthname number can be your brilliance or your challenge. You came into this life to experience it all.
As a numerologist, I have found that the two individual expression numbers are usually compatible to each other.
Yet, when the two names seem to clash, I often get a phone call to assist in a name change. (If this describes you, check out my ‘change your name’ numerology reading.) To illustrate, I use the examples of three celebrities who changed their name. As a result, a completely new persona was created.
Once you have calculated your two or three names, find the brief description of your expression number and possible occupation below. Do you think that the two numbers assist you or frustrate you?
Definitions of Expression Numbers
1 – confident/inspiring/leader – entrepreneur\motivational speaker
2 – diplomat/romantic/thoughtful – therapist/arbitrator
3 – creative/inquisitive/communicator – artist/writer
4 – organized/resourceful/builder – architect/chef
5 – energetic and charismatic – actor/performer
6 – compassionate and understanding – teacher/therapist
7 – spiritual, unique, and mysterious – poet/yoga instructor
8 – powerful and successful – CEO/political leader
9 – inspired by transformation and the bigger picture – therapist/spiritual leader
When two numbers are the same, they have a powerful influence on how you share your creative voice. (See Marilyn Monroe below.)
11 – Divine inspiration and leadership – politician/inventor
22 – The master connector and builder – actor/arbitrator
33 – Mastery of creative expression and service – entertainer/activist
Below are examples of three celebrities who changed their name and created quite a different persona.
1 & 11 Marilyn Monroe
Well, it goes without saying that Norma Jeane Mortenson was not a very vibrant name. Marilyn Monroe was Norma Jeane during the war effort (see photo), Never-the-less, Norma’s expression number has a master 11 vibration which is the divine inspirer. Here she achieved an almost otherworldly perception of beauty and attraction.
The name Marilyn Monroe, of course, was more vibrant for a movie personality. Her physical transformation also helped. The’1′ expression number gave her a strong and confident image that transformed into a dynamic icon amongst many beauties in the world. There is only one Marilyn Monroe – never forgotten in history long after her death.
2 & 5— Elton John
It is well known that Elton John had a rough childhood and felt like he was not truly recognized as the vibrant personality he is today. Originally born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he had the very quiet birthname expression number of ‘2’. The ‘two‘ is not an easy expression to be out there in the public eye.
As Elton John, he has a ‘5’ expression #. How perfect! The five expression is the dynamic performer, not afraid to be out on stage in wild costumes. With his new name, Elton gathered the confidence to display his musical vision in his songs, voice and piano. .
6 & 8— Madonna
Madonna has a 6 and an 8 expression number. Good thing, because with a ‘six‘ expression birthname number, she can be very endearing, and people will want to be near her. The 8 gives her a dynamic presence as a successful performer with a huge range of fans.
What are your expression numbers? Do they give you the strength or the challenge to share your unique gifts in the world?
Find Out More With a Personal Numerology Reading
During the reading, we will go over how to best work
with each of your expression numbers.
In addition, we will delve deeply into more aspects of your name and birthday, This will include your Karmic and life purpose lessons.
Or, are you thinking about changing your name? A Name Change reading or business name reading may be just for you.
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Mary Rush says
Thanks for your response. I’ve been using your handy chart to do some quick numerology on various names of businesses. The “55” came up with one of the words. It’s been fun looking at each word’s numerological expression inside the totality. I was looking at the name of my newsletter and wondering if I should change the name slightly to attract more customers. Thoughts?
Hi Mary, yes, looking at changing your business name may achieve more success and prosperity. However, I tell my clients to examine their goals of what they would like to achieve for their business. Will the new name attract the people you want to reach? Here is a good example of some successful business names. https://numerology4yoursoul.com/how-do-i-find-a-successful-business-name/
Many blessings, Greer
Is 55 considered a master number?
HI Mary, yes, any number with two of the same digits, such as 11/22/33/44/55/66/77/88/99 are considered master numbers as they have double the power of the expression of that number. Do you have a 55 expression number? (This would mean that all the letters of your name add up to 55.) The five is all about charisma, being out there on stage with vibrance and the fire. Five is also about change. So 55 is mastery of change and charismatic expression. The one (5+5) is the leader and the inventor. So having a 55/1 as your expression number gives you the potential to creatively and energetically spark the fire with people and events that can shift consciousness and create a new beginning. This may be a tall order, and you will probably not always be living it, but can you relate?