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Master Numbers

These three Numerology numbers are especially powerful

By Numerology.com Staff

All numbers have a unique energy and meaning in Numerology, yet some are much more influential than others. The single digits are the ones that get the most attention, but there are three double-digit numbers that hold serious power.

While most of the double-digit numbers aren't especially significant in Numerology, the numbers 11, 22, and 33 are so special that they've received the title of "Master Numbers." Together, these profound energies represent the three phases of creation: envisioning, building, and sharing. 11 is the visionary, 22 is the architect, and 33 delivers it to the world.

Though the Master Numbers each hold incredible potential, this doesn't come freely. People with 11s, 22s, or 33s in their Numerology chart are often put through great struggle or burden in order to learn the profound lessons that lead to this potential. Master Numbers take a long time for a person to, well, master, so this potential often isn't reached until later in life. The more of these numbers a person has, the more burdened they may feel. Patience and perseverance are required, but the reward will be so, so worth it.

When do Master Numbers matter?

The numbers 11, 22, and 33 don't always hold this "masterly" potential. For instance, when you see 11:11 on the clock, or when the date is the 11th or 22nd of the month, or it happens to be November (the 11th month), these numbers are not impacting us in tremendous ways. A single minute, date, or month -- not to mention a universal influence instead of a personal one -- is too short-lived and widespread to affect us on the level that a true Master Number would.

So, when are they Master Numbers? The numbers in your Numerology chart affect you most directly and personally and this is where 11, 22, or 33 hold their true power. But some of the placements in your chart aren't even strong enough to warrant a Master Number! Here are some places you may find a Master Number in your Numerology:

  • Core numbers including Life Path number and Birthday number
  • Any number derived from your name (for example: Expression number, Personality number, Soul Urge number)
  • Period cycles, Pinnacle cycles, and Essence cycles

Note that Master Numbers are never used when calculating either a Universal or Personal Year, Month, or Day number -- they are always reduced to a single digit.

Now that you know how important these three numbers are, keep reading to learn about their Numerology meanings!

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The Meaning of each Master Number

Master Number 11 meaning

The number 11 is a seer, possessing a more powerful intuition than any other number. It is sensitive, spiritual, and works well with others. In Numerology, its meaning carries many of the same traits as the number 2 -- cooperation, influence, instinct -- but on a much higher, more spiritual plane.

People with an 11 Life Path or 11s elsewhere in their Numerology have a deep sense of awareness about the things we cannot see. They are very sensitive to subtle energies and may even possess a psychic-like sense of knowing -- almost like they can physically hear other people's thoughts, fears, and feelings. They spend their lifetime learning to trust their intuition and will be presented with more difficult experiences than others in order to hone this unique skill. Carrying this incredible sense of awareness can truly be a blessing but it may also feel like a curse. Having such a clear vision of the infiniteness of humanity and the universe is so overwhelming that it may bring about deep fear or anxiety in people with 11s in their personal Numerology.

Relationships and teamwork are the key for the Master Number 11 to fulfill its ultimate potential. Its motivation to bring things together combined with its ability to read others' feelings gives it an attentive, understanding, and supportive presence. Rather than relying on its logical brain or its emotional heart, the 11 must always follow the wisdom of its spiritual inner voice.

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Master Number 22 meaning

Known as the "Master Builder," the number 22 is also blessed with the intuition of the aforementioned 11, with an added gift of practical effort that gives it the ability to turn even the loftiest visions into realities. The 22 has many of the same attributes as its single-digit counterpart, the number 4 -- rational thinking, methodical steps, solid structures -- but with far greater instincts and people skills. This gives the Master Number 22 the power to envision a grand idea and materialize it in the real world.

But people with 22s in their Numerology chart are not magicians, they are actualizers -- confident, hard workers intent on creating something of great value and meaning. Throughout a lifetime of setbacks and struggles, these people learn what it means to stay dedicated to their life purpose. Each trial is a spiritual lesson in how much one can achieve if they keep their eyes on the prize and work with the currents of the universe.

Master Numbers are so powerful that their energy must be acknowledged. Resisting the influence of the Master Number 22 usually results in idleness or a total lack of direction. These people may realize too late in life that they are unprepared and unaccomplished. However, when a person accepts and aligns with the powerful potential of the 22, then truly anything is possible.

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Master Number 33 meaning

The number 33 is an embodiment of pure love and light. In Numerology it is known as the "Master Teacher" because it has the profound responsibility of guiding others on their path to healing and enlightenment. This Master Number has been trusted by the universe to take on this very important role, and it is entirely devoted to the task.

There are a few places in a person's Numerology that the 33 may appear, but the 33 Life Path is especially rare. People with 33s in their chart relate deeply to the heart and soul -- both theirs and others'. Throughout a lifetime of heartache and hardship they learn how to handle struggle with grace and to be an example of hope and healing to others. While this first-hand experience can feel tragic, this is the path to developing the compassion needed to support and advise others on their spiritual journey. 33 people are not meant to simply communicate their experiences and be there when others need them, they are meant to radiate the concept of love and healing in everything they do.

The Master Number 33 is a channel for divine messages to reach us here on Earth. It carries the perceptive powers of the 11 and the manifestation powers of the 22, then, with the addition of its extraordinary ability to share and heal, it becomes the post profound presence of all.

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