The most important numbers in Numerology are the five core numbers. These numbers are derived from your birth date and full name and allow you already to do a fairly complete and accurate analyses of a persons talents, strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities.
Here is a quick overview of the five core numbers:
The Life Path Number: This is the most important of all numerology numbers and it indicates your life's destiny, your mission and – as the name indicates – your life path with all it's challenges and opportunities.
The Birth Day Number: This number is directly related to your Life Path Number and it indicates a very specific talent that can greatly benefits you in the fulfilment of your destiny.
The Soul Urge Number: This number is also known as the Heart's Desire Number and it provides information about your innermost yearning and biggest desire. The quality provided by your Soul Urge Number acts as a strong motivator and driving force in the accomplishment of your goals and life's mission.
The Expression Number: This number shows you the kind of person you want to be or become. Your Life Path Number represent the path you will walk during this life, whereas your Expression Number shows the person walking this path. It presents a lifelong target at which you are aiming and you work every day towards fulfillment of this potential.
The Personality Number: Shows all those aspects you are comfortable sharing with the rest of the world. This number indicates the first impression you make upon others and it allows you to recognize the characteristics you display (or don't display) in public.
Next to the five core numbers, there are also all the different cycle numbers that indicate opportunities, possibilities and challenges presenting themselves at different periods during your life.
And then we also have a list of secondary numbers that are calculated from your birth date and full name, which indicate the finer nuances of your personality. These numbers also provide additional information concerning your health, relationships, financial matters and romance.
Below you can find a more detailed explanation of the five core numbers.