We start our exploration by working out our destiny number.  This is generally regarded as being the most important number in Chinese numerology, because it reveals our purpose of life.  Most people have little idea of what they should be doing with their lives, and knowledge of his number, on its own, can transform lives.

There are twelve possible destiny numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,22 & 33.  Eleven, twenty two & thirty three are called master numbers and contain more power than the other numbers.

We determine our destiny number by adding up the digits of our date of birth and reducing the answer down to a single digit.  If when you reduce the numbers, the total comes to an 11, 22 or 33 you stop at that point.

Your destiny number is derived from your birth date.  It is the major lesson to be learned in this life, the central focus of the person’s existence.  Your destiny number is the road you are travelling.  It describes the opportunities available in order to learn the major lesson as well as the environment in which these opportunities will be found. 

The destiny number is at the heart of the core.  Visualize the life path as a broad channel or highway running through all the possible activities a person may encounter in a lifetime.  It tells you what you are really like, what you are fitted to do.

Here is an example.   Let’s imagine that we are doing a reading for a young boy born on July 22, 1993.  We construct a sum from his date of birth:

        7 (month)

      22 (day)

+1993 (year)




This man has a destiny number of 6
Here is another example.  A friend of us was born on February 9, 1964

        2 (month)

        9 (day)

+1964 (year)




and  1+9+7+5 = 22

As we arrive at 22 while reducing, we stop at that point, rather than reduce it still further to a four.  This is because 22 is one of the possible destiny numbers.  Our friend’s date of birth illustrates another point.  We need to ensure that we create a sum, rather than simply adding across, so we don’t lose master numbers.  If we add our friend’s date of birth in a straight line, we got the following:

2 (month) + 9 (day) +1 + 9 + 6 + 4 (year) = 31 and 3 + 1 = 4

As you can see, by adding in a straight line we lost the master number.  In practise, we usually add up the numbers in our head, but if our answer comes to a 2,4, 6, 11. 22 or 33 we will double check by creating a sum on paper
Meanings of the Destiny Numbers

Each of the Destiny Numbers has a specific meaning.  In this chapter we learn how the destiny number affects our life.

Remember….For each of 1 to 9 numbers there is an association of Planets…

1. Sun

2. Moon

3. Jupitor

4. Rahu OR Dragons Head

5. Mercury

6. Venus

7. Ketu OR Dragons Tail

8. Saturn

9. Mars