How to calculate Name Number/ Karmic Lesson Number

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Each character of Alphabet represents a number. For example:

A I J Q Y     --  1

B K R         --  2

C G L S       -- 3 

D M T        --  4

H E N X      -- 5

U V W        -- 6

O Z             -- 7

PF             -- 8

NO character for number 9



Expression Number


The Expression number helps individuals to know about their strengths and weaknesses. The Life Path number tells your life’s lesson and how you handle them while Expression number tells you about your area of natural strength and weaknesses. This number is very important and it should be compatible with your Life Path number. If your life path number tells you the goal, this number tells you the ability to achieve that. The Expression number can be calculated on the basis of alphabetical character present in your full name and it tells you the talent and ability you have from your birth.


To find your Expression number, write out your full name, and place the appropriate numerical value beneath each letter. Add the numbers of your first name, and then reduce it to a single digit or Master Number. Do the same for your middle and last names. Now, add the three single-digit numbers, and reduce them to another single-digit number to find your Expression number. If at any time you encounter a Master number, 11, 22 or 33, do not reduce it to a single-digit number.


Here is the example of How to calculate Name numbers:

For example of Name MAHATMA GANDHI (Instead of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, I took Mahatma Gandhi just to illustrate the expression number)


MAHATMA : 4+1+5+1+4+4+1 = 20=2+0= 2

GANDHI  : 3+1+5+4+5+1    = 19=1+9=10=1+0 =1

Total: 2+1= 3


With the above method, we can calculate any Name, City, country or even your Car's Number Plate.


Expression number should be Compatible with your Life Path Number.


Expression Number helps you to identify the area of interests/strength and area of improvements.




The number which is coming repeatedly in your name in the area of interest/strength, your specific field of expertise, or a concentrated talent. The number which is repeating is your hidden passion/talent.


In the above example of MAHATMA GANDHI: 1 is repeating 5 times which is highest.



The number which is missing in your name, the area where you need to focus more. The number which is missing in your name is called KARMIC LESSON.


In the above example of MAHATMA GANDHI: 2,6,7 & 8 are missing, these are Karmic lesson numbers for him.


Personality Number :


The personality number is the first impression you make on other people. This number telling about the area of yourself that you are usually ready and willing to reveal to the world. This number also helps you to determine how much you should reveal and to whom. This number acts as a buffer, screening out some people and situations you don't want to deal with while welcoming the things in life that relate to your inner nature.


To calculate Your Personality number add all the consonants in your name.



Consider all the consonant and add them to single-digit or Master number

MAHATMA : 4+5+4+4 =17=1+7 =8

GANDHI : 3+5+4+5=17 =1+7=8


Add first name and last name till single digit: 8+8 =16 =1+6 =7

His Personality number is 7, however, the two-digit number is 16 which is a Karmic Debt number. 


Heart Desire Number: 


The Heart desire number is what you really want in your life and in your love life as well. This number tells you the reason behind the choice you make in all aspects of your life it is either your career or your relationship this is all about your burning fire within.

To calculate heart desire number you just have to add all the vowel in your name. By knowing the Heart desire number you will come to know what you really desire at a subconscious level.



Consider all the Vowels and add them to single-digit or Master number

MAHATMA : 1+1+1=3

GANDHI: 1+1=2 


Add first name and last name to single-digit: 3+2 =5

His Heart desire number is 5




“Learning with Humility is the key- either you learn it or repay & repent”


This sounds a little complex and scary isn’t it Karma, debt. But let me lay it down in the simplest possible way.


Karmic Debt number can come in any of your CORE NUMBER (Life Path, Birthday, Expression, Personality, Heart Desire). Numerology is based on the ancient idea that each of us takes re-birth as per our Past Karma. The good or bad result of this life depends on Past life deeds as well. The good get rewarded but the mistakes we committed need rectification. Such errors cause us to take on the additional burden in order to learn a particular lesson that we failed to learn in previous lifetimes. In numerology, this burden is called a Karmic Debt.


The two-digit numbers 13, 14, 16, and 19 are called Karmic Debt numbers. When these numbers found in the core numbers (The Life Path, Expression, Heart's Desire (or Soul Urge), Personality, and Birth Day), and in the various cycles during the course of your lifetime, it creates unique challenges. Each has its own unique characteristics, and its own particular difficulties.


In the above example of Personality number after adding a first name and last name two-digit number came as 16 which is Karmic Debt number.


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