Equally as valuable as astrology, numerology allows us to see our potential and even draw closer connections to our talents and life purposes. Usually, the starting point for most people in numerology is looking at their Life Path number, which often pushes us in that general direction.
In most numerology systems, number 11 and number 22 are considered to be Master numbers. They carry the vibration and characteristics of the single digits they are reduced to when adding the two digits. 11 reduces to a 2 (1+1), and 22 reduces to a 4 (2+2).
More rare, but arguably just as important, is Master number 33, which similarly to 11 and 22 can be reduced by adding its parts (3+3) to show us that it carries the frequency of 6.
As with astrology, it is best to know what characteristics you were born with to understand yourself better and why you are different from those around you. It gives us a language to explain the variations in our goals and attitudes towards life.
So if you hold a Master number, it’s time to figure out what it’s trying to call you towards!
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The Numerology Master Numbers: 11, 22, & 33
Get to Know the Psychic Number 11
Being a Life Path 11 is not all sunshine and rainbows, despite the many blessings being a Master number can often bring!
Some of the challenges a person with Life Path 11 includes being extremely sensitive and intuitive, which means you can be overwhelmed by emotions if you don’t have the tools to manage them, such as meditation and creative outlets.
If you are born with a Life Path 11, you often also have a strong urge to help others, and if you are not able to do so, you can more easily feel depressed and useless.
You’re not likely to see an 11 working for other people because they are so uniquely wired; they see the big picture, and they want to help solve philosophical issues in society. They tinker with the psyche of the masses through their creative projects and their self-expression.
Elevens will generally have a lot of energy and have to undergo great changes and trials in their life. Each challenge they undergo may seem monumental and more extreme than most people go through, but the added pressure will make them stronger and more motivated revolutionary.
It would be hard for an 11 to partner with someone who wanted them to live a “normal” life because they would be extremely discontent if they didn’t fulfill their lifetime’s energetic blueprint. Try to give 11 a monotonous job, and they will go stir crazy!
With this number, you have to be careful not to fall into self-destructive behaviors when you do not have an outlet that helps the world.
Ultimately, Elevens make great healers, artists, leaders, and writers. They are passionate, full of vibrant energy, courageous, and often feel pulled in different directions. With this number, the best way to express your energy is through a career in metaphysics or the arts, which could offer a channel for the ideas that flow through you effortlessly.
Overall, Elevens have enormous potential to help the world evolve, and once they are awakened to their abilities, they will usually find ways to use this power for good!
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The Blessings & Curse of Number 22
It often takes a Life Path number 22 until later in life to understand how to hold the energy they have and how to use it.
With this Life Path number, you will often have tremendous confidence but will not be interested in idle conversation. You’re a “big picture person” and will not usually be friends with people who do not want to change the world in some way — there’s no time for the small stuff for you!
After all, imagine how challenging it would be for a 22 to try to date someone who wanted them to be home playing games every night when their nature is to be voraciously consuming information and implementing large-scale projects to help society? It would be a classic cosmic mismatch!
When you know yourself as a Life Path number 22, you can use your energy and leadership potential for the greater good. Twenty-twos have the practicality of the number 4, which makes them reliable and organized.
Additionally, 22 also has the spiritual energy of the 11, which vibrates at a high frequency.
Twenty-twos attract leaders in their partnerships, and people can see that they can assimilate ideas and make things happen. On the other hand, Twenty-twos can be misunderstood by their families like elevens. If other family members are not intuitive, not big-picture thinkers, and not metaphysically inclined, Twenty-twos will always be at odds philosophically with their families.
With this Life Path number, it’s easy to feel like a black sheep in all group settings, even though at the end of the day, to be a 22 is to want to connect with and help others. This is both a blessing and a curse, but when you know yourself and how you fit into the larger cosmic puzzle as a 22, you’ll be able to design the life and community surroundings that you’re really looking for.
It may not always be easy, but it can always be a worthwhile road to travel!
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Bold & Beautiful Number 33
With the rare Master number 33 comes both great responsibility and power!
The frequency of 6 within number 33 creates an innate ability and desire to support and connect with others. Like Life Path 6’s, you are likely to care deeply about your loved ones and seek a life of service and nurture.
However, thirty-threes tend to be more social, communicative, and outgoing in general as well. To a 33, to live life alone is to not live a fulfilling life at all! As a 33, you’re likely to desire a strong, supportive, and healthy core foundation in your social circles and keep your loved ones extremely close.
As a result, these combined energies of a caring and empathetic spirit with an outgoing and (sometimes) loud one often leads to great thinkers, teachers, and leaders with this life path number. If you can embrace your altruistic qualities, you have great potential to lead those around you to great things as well!
With a bit of creative flair, thirty-threes make great writers, artists, and creatives, which can quickly turn any 33 into a jack-of-all-trades kind of personality.
The flipside of being a 33 is that if not handled properly, the talents of communication and charisma could be used for less-than-ideal purposes — so make sure to use your skills for good!
Are You Seeing Master Numbers?
Once you understand your Life Path number, you can expand and look deeper into numerology. Ultimately, there are many secrets numerology can unlock for you regarding your challenges, your skills, and the work you came here to do in this lifetime.
You may have Master numbers show up in other areas in a full numerology reading, which can highlight areas where there will be intense energy or learning in your life.
The field of numerology is just as expansive as master numbers themselves, and with or without being an 11, 22, or 33, you can learn much about yourself from your life path number!
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