If you have ever looked up the meaning of a number or have been for a numerology reading, you have probably heard of master numbers before.
Master numbers are to numerology what Beyoncé was to Destiny’s Child. They are front and center, the backbone, the shining stars of the group. When we see these powerful double-digit master numbers, we stop and pay attention. Why? Because they are extremely special numbers, with an incredibly important message and purpose attached.
In this blog post, we will take a close look at the different kinds of master numbers present in numerology. We will also go deeper into the meaning behind these master numbers when they appear as core numbers in our charts.
But for those who are not familiar with numerology, let us look at a short overview of it as a start. A general understanding of numerology will go a long way to helping understand the information we will cover later in this blog post.
What Is Numerology?
To enjoy the full benefit of this master numbers blog post, it will be to your advantage for us to do a brief overview on why and what numerology is. Why is it important? How does it work? I am here to answer those questions and more.
In short, numerology is the study of numbers and the meaning behind them. How we determine the meaning behind the numbers, however, is the most interesting part. And all has to do with energy and vibrations.
Ancient cultures have tuned into the vibrational energy of the earth and the universe for thousands of years. They knew that there was meaning attached and used primitive symbols to represent the energy and messages attached.
In approximately 500 BC, a Greek mathematician and philosopher made a discovery that would change the face of numerology in the Western world forever. You may have heard of him. His name was Pythagoras. While we are all aware of his mathematical genius, you might not know that Pythagoras was, in fact, a keen musician too.
Pythagoras made a connection between numbers and the vibrations emitted by the strings of his piano when he played a note. He soon realized that there was a universal pattern and that each number radiated its specific vibrational energy.
Pythagoras applied this discovery to birth dates and names and, through much analysis, discovered meaning associated with the vibrational energy, symbolized by a number.
The relationship between numbers and vibrational energy was noticed by others and has resulted in the presence of different forms of numerology globally. However, in the West, Pythagoras is considered the grandfather of numerology.
What Are Master Numbers?
In numerology, essentially every single-digit number, IE: numbers 0 to 9, holds a specific meaning. When these single-digit numbers are combined to form double-, triple-, quadruple-, and quintuple-digit numbers, meaning is derived from a combination of these.
If we had to consider the number 1234, the symbolism of this number would be a combination of the meaning associated with the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Similarly, should we want to know the meaning behind a number such as 444, we would consider the meaning related to the single-digit 4. However, in this case, the meaning is intensified as the number 4 is repeated three times.
When it comes to master numbers, there are only three to speak of, and they are all double-digit numbers. These three master numbers are said to be an expression of what is called the triangle of enlightenment.
The master numbers in numerology are the numbers 11, 22, and 33. We call them master numbers because they hold more power and possibility than any other number in a numerology chart.
It is worth mentioning that, while the numbers 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99 are not master numbers, they have a powerful influence. However, their power is not as strong as that of the master numbers.
We will discuss each of these master numbers shortly, as they would appear in your numerology chart. But, first, let us examine how numerological calculations result in a master number 11, 22, or 33.
How Do You Find Master Numbers In Numerology?
When carrying out a numerological calculation, you usually use a birth date or a birth name to begin the equation. In the case of a birth name, we would use the Pythagorean chart that assigns a numerical value to each letter of the alphabet.
For any numerological calculation, you add all the single-digit numbers present until you have reduced the equation to a single digit. However, when it comes to master numbers, they are the exception to the rule.
If, when carrying out such a calculation, you reduce the equation to the point at which a master number appears – IE: 11, 22, or 33 – you must not reduce the number further. In this instance, the master number then becomes the value for that number in the person’s numerology chart.
If one of the five core numbers in your numerology chart is a master number, consider yourself a blessed carrier of great power and potential. Be warned, however, that master numbers come with tremendous responsibility and possible challenges too.
As the five core numbers of a numerology chart are the key to determining life purpose and true expression of self, having a master number as one of your core numbers is incredibly special.
Next, we will take a quick look at the five core numbers in your numerology chart and what each of them represents. Then, we will dive into the meaning of the master numbers within each of these core number categories.
What Are The Five Core Numbers in Numerology?
As mentioned, five core numbers form the foundation of your numerology chart. We calculate these numbers using your full birth name, as it appears on your birth certificate, and your birth date.
Your five core numbers comprise your life path number, expression (or destiny) number, soul urge (heart’s desire) number, birthday number, and personality number.
Each of these core numbers gives us insight into a different aspect of you and your life, and together they paint a vivid picture of who you should be and what you should do in life.
The following is a short description of each of these five core numbers and the information they bring to your numerology chart.
Life Path Number
We calculate your life path number using your full date of birth. The life path number is considered the most significant number in your chart. The meaning behind your life path number provides us with insight into your life purpose and the path you are supposed to choose in life.
The expression number, also referred to as the destiny number, is determined using your full birth name, including middle names if you have them. We use a Pythagorean chart to assign a numerical value to each of the letters in your name. The resultant expression number tells us more about your resilience and vulnerabilities and how you might go about dealing with challenges and opportunities in your life.
Soul Urge Number
Also known as your heart’s desire number, your soul urge number exposes your deepest desires and gives you clues to find true fulfillment in your life. We use your full birth name to calculate your soul urge number. However, we only include the values associated with the vowels of your birth name.
There is no calculation needed to determine your birthday number. Your birthday number is simply the number of the day of the month you were born. The meaning behind your birthday number gives us insight into your natural talents and abilities. It indicates how you are supposed to express these gifts to the world.
We use your full birth name to calculate your personality number as well. However, this time we only used the values on the Pythagorean chart relating to the consonants in your name. This number represents your personality and how you present yourself to the world.
What Is The Meaning Behind The Master Numbers?
Now that you have a better idea of what the core numbers in your numerology chart represent, it is time to explore how the master numbers influence these core numbers.
When one of the master numbers represents any of these core numbers, it indicates that you are destined for greater things. However, for these accomplishments or experiences to happen, you will likely have to endure more difficulty than most throughout your life.
We should note that there is a reason you face more hardship and challenges than most. It is because of the power and understanding you will gain through these challenges. This experience will build upon your strength and guide you through your purpose in life. It will not be easy but know that something magnificent will come of it.
If the master number 11 is present in your numerology chart, you might find that stipulated as 11/2 and not simply 11. Because, when it comes to numerology, one would add the numbers relating to a birth date or birth name, reducing the equation to a single digit.
When one of the three master numbers appears, you do not usually go any further. However, that is not to say that the reduced single digit is not still pertinent it just means that the master number takes precedence over it.
Therefore, when you arrive at master number 11 through a numerological calculation, you know that the final digit you would reduce to is 2. For this reason, we also consider the number 2 when exploring the meaning behind master number 11.
The same, of course, applies to master numbers 22 and 33, where you would see 22/4 and 33/6 displayed, respectively.
What does master number 11 mean in numerology?
While master number 11 is considered an intensification of the number 2, it also comprises essential elements of the number 1 in its appearance. Therefore, while the number 2 is dominant, the number 1 must also be considered.
That said, master number 11 is enrobed in tremendous intuition and insight for you if it is present within their chart. It represents someone who is on a significant spiritual journey and tells us that there is potential for an incredible awakening and connection with the subconscious mind.
If you do not focus your energy on the pursuit of peace, your innate sensitivity could lead to fear. This fear may lead you on a path toward self-destruction.
Life Path Master Number 11
With master number 11 as your life path number, you will gain considerable direction in life by using your intuition as a torch to light the way. As the number 2 has a strong presence here, you will find that you are a sensitive soul who sets out to encourage peace and harmony wherever you go.
Those with master number 11 as their life path number can inspire and encourage others through their work. Many follow careers that involve design and imagination, and some are known to have been great artists and leaders.
The many life experiences endured by those with life path master number 22 in their chart lead them to gather a great deal of knowledge and wisdom over time. A vital part of your work in life will be sharing that knowledge to help and empower others.
You may find that many did not understand your outlook and dreams when you were younger. As you move through your life with positivity and strength, you will astound those around you through the power of your accomplishments and influence.
Expression Master Number 11
Here, again, the central intuitive characteristic is at the fore. However, this intuition is grounded in incredible strength and confidence. When we examine the presence of the number 2 in this instance, the primary characteristics that shine through are kindness and love towards others.
As someone with expression master number 11 in your chart, your destiny is to use your immense creativity and natural compassion to motivate and help others to follow their dreams. You also have big dreams and are bursting with creativity. By following these dreams, you will find fulfillment and live your life’s purpose.
People in this position, however, often do not know how to make their dreams come true. It is crucial to know that whatever you do in life, you will use your incredible creativity and imagination in some way. Those with expression master number 11 in their numerology charts often become entertainers, teachers, and inventors.
You may experience some internal conflict, given that number 2 is usually associated with people who prefer to be behind the scenes, and number 2 relates to those who wish to be in the spotlight. But, if you lean into your spirituality and pursue your dreams with your heart and soul leading the way, you will realize the destiny you were born to live.
Soul Urge Master Number 11
If soul urge master number 11 is in your chart, you can be sure that your deepest desire is to experience life and affect peace, harmony, and spiritual growth in the world. This will be achieved if you continue to let your heart lead the way.
You are probably not attracted to the material possessions in life and understand the value and positive impact your spiritual journey will have on your life experience. Continue in this way, and you will attract all that you desire and more.
Be careful of your heightened sensitivity towards others and yearning for peace and harmony in all situations. It may result in your willingness to do anything to make them all happy, which could leave you feeling drained and unappreciated. Realize, instead, that you will never make everyone happy, and at the end of the day, this is just the way it is.
Your heart’s desire is one thing, but your intended mission in life is another. Understand that, while peace, harmony, and spiritual growth are essential, you must remain active in your community as a role model to affect change in others.
Birthday Master Number 11
In the case of birthday numbers, we do not need to calculate anything because your birthday number is simply the day of the month in which you were born. Therefore, your birthday should be on the 11th or 29th day of the month, for your birthday number to be master number 11.
With birthday master number 11, intuition is brought to the fore again. In this instance, your intuition is supported by your emotional sensitivity towards those around you and your optimistic view of the world.
Your natural talents include your ability to think creatively, absorb valuable knowledge, and solve complex problems. Some with birthday master number 11 in their charts bear psychic powers and are known to express their care for others in the form of healing.
These inherent abilities will serve you well as you navigate life and move towards achieving your goals and helping those around you to achieve theirs.
Personality Master Number 11
Personality master number 11 signifies that you will experience near-total development of the traits related to the reduced number. In this case, it is number 2. In other words, the personality traits associated with those with personality number 2 will likely be well-formed and expressed during your lifetime.
That said, you might find satisfaction in the freedom to choose how you portray yourself to the world. Your foundational traits of maturity, responsibility, and wisdom will possibly have come with you from a previous life into this one, however, irrespective of how you choose to express yourself.
While you may often express idealistic viewpoints that others do not understand, you can change the world and make it a peaceful, harmonious place. This ability, along with your incredible intellect, will be a source of inspiration for those who come to know you.
What does master number 22 mean in numerology?
Master number 22 is also known as the master builder number. Of all three master numbers, individuals with master number 22 in their charts are most likely to achieve extraordinary success in their lives. When focused, they have the potential to manifest opulence in abundance.
You may see master number 22 represented as 22/4. When reducing the numbers to a single digit, as one usually does in a numerological calculation, the resultant number would be 4. However, as a master number has resulted within this calculation, one does not reduce it further. That said, the number 4 does still play a vital role.
Those with master number 2 in their charts carry the intuition of master number 11, fused with the disciplined and logical characteristics of number 4. With this combination of abilities, big dreams can be transformed into actionable goals and are seemingly effortlessly achieved.
Without this level of practicality, those displaying the master-builder number 22 in their charts will not achieve their potential and could crumble under pressure.
Life Path Master Number 22
As mentioned above, if life path master number 22 is in your numerology chart, you have the potential to attract great financial success into life. To achieve this, however, you must embrace your natural abilities.
You can absorb and apply knowledge quicker than most and have an inherent sensibility that enables you to make good decisions when needed. But, you often prefer to work alone, which could see your climb to the top as more of an uphill battle.
When you let others in and allow them to help and support you, the road to success will become that much smoother. Gaining the support of your friends, family, and community, you open the doors to inspiring others through your words and actions.
Be aware of succumbing to the stress and pressure that accompanies the climb to the top. If you maintain your optimism, attain the success you deserve, and uplift others, you will have achieved your life purpose.
Expression Master Number 22
It is the master number that holds the highest level of vibrational energy and power. Therefore, those with expression master number 22 in their charts can expect significant growth and responsibility in their destiny.
As mentioned, the master number 22 in your chart carries energy associated with great success. This energy relates to the achievement of incredible financial wealth and the accomplishment of just about anything you pursue.
One of the critical achievements that will form part of your destiny is considerable spiritual growth. Combining your increased vibrational energy with your material success will capture the hearts and minds of others and inspire them to do great things.
By tapping into the logical and intelligent characteristics of number 4 (2 + 2 = 4) and the collaborative and harmonious outlook of number 2, you could affect positive change in a world that desperately needs it.
Bear in mind, though, that the presence of the vibrational energy of number 4 may make it difficult for you to move out of your comfort zone with ease. However, if you persist and manage to get yourself out there, the reward will be magnificent.
Soul Urge Master Number 22
With soul urge master number 22 in your chart is in your favor. Ultimate success in all that you focus your efforts on is your mission, should you choose to accept it.
You are a creator and pioneer and can lead others in the most inspired and empowering ways. How you choose to direct these qualities, however, is up to you.
You desire to leave a legacy through your work and achievements. You want to be remembered for your successes and approach almost everything you do with this in mind. This approach is why you have such big dreams and tend to take on massive projects that seem impossible to complete.
Being creative while you build success is what you enjoy most. Therefore, so many people with soul urge master number 22 end up in a design, craft, or art-related field. Some apply this creativity to the decisions they make by leading large corporations or becoming political leaders.
Where you see a void in the world, you will make every effort to fill it. Using your intellect, logic, and sheer willpower, you will move mountains and spearhead a revolution.
Birthday Master Number 22
If you were born on the 22nd of a month, your birthday number is master number 22. Here, the vibrational energy of both the number 2 and the number 4 (because 2 + 2 = 4) influences your birthday number.
Those born on the 22nd are considered extraordinary individuals with a unique path in life. Success, inspiration, and leadership are the cornerstones of your natural abilities. You should leverage these abilities to motivate positive change in the world.
You will likely face tremendous challenges in life. But your sheer potential and strength of character will see you through these difficult times if you remain optimistic.
Part of the problem is that you are constantly aware of your enormous potential and may continue to feel that you are not living up to it. This feeling may result in inner turmoil and could be your downfall if you are not careful.
Keep your head up and know that, despite the pressure and strain you feel, great things await you if you persevere. Stay positive and let your innate creative talent shine through, and you will find success and admiration from those who matter.
Personality Master Number 22
People with personality master number 22 in their numerology charts generally have a serious and realistic view of the world. You have endured a tough life and are called upon to make difficult decisions that have a far-reaching impact. You, therefore, tend to focus on logic, practicality, discipline, and a solid work ethic.
Your serious and focused nature is key to your overwhelming success in life. But it can place some strain on personal relationships and friendships. It would, therefore, be to your advantage to try and relax a bit and allow your inner child out now and then.
That said, those close to you know that they can depend on you. You bring a sense of stability and security to the table purely by being level-headed, competent, and diligent in everything you do. You are an honest and trustworthy soul who enjoys quiet moments in nature and time spent with your family.
And, although you will experience immense financial success in life, you are not attached to material possessions. You enjoy quality but value functionality over extravagance and tend not to buy what you do not need.
What does master number 33 mean in numerology?
All three master numbers are associated with immense spiritual growth. However, they say that those with master number 33 in their numerology charts have experienced a spiritual awakening. If master number 33 is in your chart, your life purpose will likely see you immersed in the spiritual.
Your spiritual outlook influences your compassionate and empathetic nature. It is, therefore, no surprise that you long to serve, uplift, and help others. This need to serve others is why many individuals guided by master number 33 turn to teaching and healing as their primary vocation.
Unlike master numbers 11 and 22, you will only acknowledge master number 33 if it appears as one of the core numbers in a numerology chart. For any other number in the chart, the number 33 is reduced to the single digit 6.
Bear in mind that because the next step from number 33 in the numerological equation is number 6, master number 33 carries the vibrational energies of both 6 and 3. You will, therefore, often see master number 33 display on a numerology chart as 33/6.
Life Path Master Number 33
Those with life path number 6 in their charts are the nurturers because of their need to help and take care of others. I mention life path number 6 here because life path master number 33 is an intensified manifestation of life path number 6.
If you have life path master number 33 in your chart, you will impart influence throughout your life. This will be in the role of either a teacher or healer of the community. As you impart your positive impact on the world, your deep-rooted spiritual values will lead your heart and mind.
Because you are the consummate nurturer, you are keen to start a family. Raising children is important to you and, if you already have children, you feel fulfilled in your role as a parent. You find a great deal of joy in helping and caring for those around you, whether it be family, friends, or strangers in need. Irrespective, you feel you have to serve others.
Expression Master Number 33
Your expression master number 33 carries immense significance with regards to your destiny and calling in life. As mentioned, master number 33 harnesses the vibrational energy of both number 3 and number 6, intensified.
With expression master number 33 guiding you, you will need to follow your heart to bring about positive change in the lives of others through healing and inspiration. Your destiny is to uplift and encourage all who need it by drawing upon your immense compassion for others and experience in life.
You are a great communicator and have the remarkable ability to understand others on a deeper emotional level. You tend to find yourself thrown into a leadership role quite often, which allows you to inspire and mentor others. Inspiring and mentoring others is something you love to do.
Your inherent need to nurture others will be vital to fulfilling your purpose. However, constantly serving others could prove to be taxing, and you may even end up viewing it as a burden if you are not careful. If this is the case, try to remember that you are fulfilling your spiritual calling by helping others and enjoy the sense of achievement and satisfaction you get from it.
Soul Urge Master Number 33
The deepest desire of those with soul urge master number 33 in their charts is to spread love, kindness, and healing throughout the world. Part of this mission involves your spiritual enlightenment influences the decisions you make and how you live your life.
Realizing that desire can become a reality. You have all you need within you to make this dream come true. But know that the road ahead is littered with obstacles and challenges for you to face. It will not be easy, but if you can maintain your optimism and positive outlook on life, you will reach your destination.
The hardship you experience in your life is essential to your destiny. The efficacy of your role as teacher and healer is founded in the difficulties you have faced and overcome. You will be an example to others and will be able to help them from a place of experience.
A word of warning, though. Do not expect this journey to happen overnight. Be patient and understand that your ultimate accomplishment will be your life’s work, rather than one act of kindness.
Birthday Master Number 33
As one’s birthday number is simply the day of the month on which one is born, it is not possible to have a birthday master number of 33.
Personality Master Number 33
With personality master number 33 in your chart, you are likely an extremely approachable person and are friendly towards others. You feel a deep sense of kindness and unconditional love towards both people you know and strangers.
These personality traits are what make it possible for you to nurture and care for others, like no one else. Everything you do and say is aligned with your spiritual beliefs and values. This is what is more important to you, and the service you give to others is an expression of these core values.
You find a great deal of fulfillment in counseling and speaking to others who need advice or assistance of some sort. While constantly putting the needs of others ahead of your own can sometimes be difficult for you, your spirituality always rejuvenates you and provides you with the energy you need to keep going.
Family is important to you, and you are devoted to your partner and children. You also have tremendous compassion for animals and have a few rescued dogs and cats at home.
What have we learned about master numbers?
Through this blog post, we have examined the three master numbers 11, 22, and 33, and have explored their meaning when related to the five core numbers of a numerology chart.
We have learned that master numbers carry a great deal of power and influence and that those who have them in their charts have the potential to impact the world positively.
However, this enormous potential comes with many challenges and difficulties, that could place tremendous strain and pressure on those guided by these master numbers.
To develop their intended qualities and reach their full potential, those with master numbers 11, 22, and 33 in their charts must cultivate a great deal of patience, wisdom, experience, and determination to harness the great vibration energy these numbers hold.