In Numerology all numbers are reduced down to a single digit, with the exception of 11, 22 and 33. These are the master numbers and can be a powerful force in your chart. They require more patience and effort to integrate into your personality but offer huge potential as a reward. These numbers will give you far more information than their single counterparts can offer but they are not always a blessing!
The Number 11 (Eleven)
The first master number, the 11 is highly intuitive. It offers spiritual insight and sensitivity combined with charisma and leadership qualities. It is a teacher, both uplifting and inspirational. Yet the 11 is a dreamer and not given to logical thinking. Instead it relies on faith. The 11 excels in the arts thanks to its natural ability to express its creativity. It can teach and guide others but can be given to extremes. The 11 needs to have a purpose or it can be fearful and paranoid. While it has the ability to achieve incredible things, it also has the potential to destroy itself. It needs to be occupied and fulfilled because boredom soon sets it onto a course of self-destruction. It is dramatic and prone to being irrational but if the 11’s potential is truly harnessed it can lead to great enlightenment.
The Number 22 (Twenty Two)
Known as the Master Builder, the 22 is the most powerful number. It symbolises precision and balance and as a result can lead to great success. Also it can achieve what others would barely dream of. It combines the power of insight with practicality and huge self-belief. It is methodical and reliable but can often come unstuck when its mind turns negative and puts barriers in the way of its potential. When that happens the 22 can feel overwhelmed and what were easily achievable goals suddenly seem unreachable.
A 22 will often have to experience life’s difficulties before they can learn to keep a level head when the pressure mounts. It is important that a 22 doesn’t waste its potential. It has the ability to make dreams a reality but to do so it must remain strong, even in the face of adversity. A 22 must stay positive and focused and strive to build something for the greater good.
The Number 33 (Thirty Three)
The 33 is the most influential of all numbers. It is the Master Teacher. The 33 combines the 11 and the 22 and brings their potential to another level. When expressed to the fullest, the 33 lacks all personal ambition, and instead focuses its considerable abilities toward the spiritual uplifting of mankind. What makes the 33 especially impressive, is the high level of sincere devotion. This is shown in its determination to seek understanding and wisdom before preaching to others. The 33 in full force is extremely rare.
The number 33 only matters when found among the core numbers: The Life Path, Heart’s Desire, Expression, Personality, Maturity number, or as an Essence cycle or Pinnacle cycle. In all other cases the 33 should be reduced to a 6.
The fact that the 33 is extra-ordinary demanding and rare can be seen symbolically in the methods of calculation. For example, a 33 Life Path can happen only when each of the 3 units of the birth date (month/year/day) add to 11. Or when the year adds to 22 (in the 20th century there are only 7 years that add to 22: 1939, 48, 57, 66, 75, 84, and 93) and the month and day of birth combined total is 11. And finally, when the birth day is 22 and the month and year of birth total 11.
Another way to look at the Master numbers
These Master numbers 11, 22, and 33 represent a trinity. The trinity of Enlightenment.