Researchers in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality found that people who knew their astrological signs were more likely to feel a connection to a description of the personality of their sign than they were to a description of a different sign.

The same connection that we feel to our zodiac sign may also be true for beliefs about our destiny number in numerology, especially when we encounter a crisis in our lives. A study in the Journal of Social Psychology found that beliefs about chance or fate were positively related to action-taking. In other words, when people encountered a difficult time in their lives, they actively sought help from astrology or numerology to guide them on the right path.

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## How to determine your destiny number

• Write the numbers 1 through 9 across the top of the page
• Write one letter under each number starting with A under the number 1
• Repeat through letter I under the number 9 then begin the second row with the letter J under the number one through letter R at the number 9
• Finish the third row of letters under numbers with the letter Z ending at 8.

Your number and alphabet grid should look like this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A B C D E F G H I

J K L M N O P Q R

S T U V W X Y Z

For the letters of your first, middle and last names separately, find the number assigned to each letter and add them together to create one single-digit number.

Here is one example:

For the name Nancy Ann Botwin, we would have the numbers as follows for Nancy

Nancy

5 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 7 = 21

21 is a 2 and a 1

2 + 1 = 3

Continue this for each name, first, middle and last. Add all digits until you arrive at a single number between one and 9.

Ann

1 + 5 + 5 = 11

1 + 1 = 2

Botwin

2 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 5 = 29

2 + 9 = 11

1 + 1 = 2

So we have 3 + 2 + 2 in the example of Nancy (3) Ann (2) Botwin (2), which when we add them, gives us the destiny number 7.

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## What is the meaning of your destiny number?

Soulnumerology.com says of the destiny number ‘This number describes your inherent traits and often natural talents that you come here with. It speaks a great deal to your potential and what you can likely accomplish. It is often referred to as a “destiny” number for this reason, because it speaks of qualities inherent within you that you can work to develop.’

## Destiny number 1

Prefers to lead, independent, creative, knowledgeable, determination, enthusiasm, motivated, friendly, extroverted, talkative.

A destiny number 1 can tend to be selfish and has difficulty listening to others.

## Destiny number 2

Giving, often works in consulting or counseling, excellent negotiator, fair, social, prefers teamwork, passionate, energetic, curious and spiritual.

A destiny number 2 can tend to be too hard on themselves because they expect so much. Ask someone you trust for a reality check.

## Destiny number 3

Extroverted, free-spirited, excellent verbal communication, entertaining, optimistic, sensitive, and innovative.

A destiny number 3 can be bad with finances and tends to withdraw when emotionally hurt.

## Destiny number 4

Dependable, orderly, efficient, organized, socially responsible, a few close friends, practical, common sense, strong-willed, and often works as an entrepreneur or manager.

Destiny number 4 can be narrow-minded and bluntly honest when speaking their minds. Keep your mind open to achieve your full potential for success.

## Destiny number 5

Adventurous, multi-talented, independent, courageous, motivated, extroverted, loves challenging work, may seek work in sales, legal, political or judicial fields.

Destiny number 5 can get restless if bored and dislikes being romantically tied down.

## Destiny number 6

Loyal, caring, strong, enjoys responsibility, generous, conservative, takes on the jobs that others discard, has lots of close friends, enjoys domestic life, and work is usually in service to others.

A destiny number 6 can tend to be easily overwhelmed and is often critical of themselves and others.

## Destiny number 7

Thoughtful, quick-witted, sincere, charming, slow to trust, prefers intellectual work, spiritually connected, somewhat introverted, good instinct, and decisive.

A destiny number 7 can be very argumentative and negative, especially if their minds are not active.

## Destiny number 8

Direct, goal-oriented, focused, hard-working, born leader, dedicated, financially secure, organized, reliable, and honest.

A destiny number 8 can come across as bossy and emotionally distant. Be open to emotional support that you get from others to be more well-rounded.

## Destiny number 9

Compassionate, generous, sensitive emotionally, social, creative, drawn toward helping others, enjoys communicating and philosophy.

The challenges for destiny number 9 come when faced with competition or business; work that is focused on profits, not people.