In numerology, 11, 22, and 33, are considered the Master Numbers
The Master Numbers; with numerologist Hans Decoz

There are three double-digit numbers in numerology that require special emphasis and attention. They are the Master Number 11, the Master Number 22, and the Master Number 33.

They are called Master Numbers because they possess more potential than other numbers.


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Living up to Master Number potential


In addition to their unique attributes described below, the Master Numbers 11, 22, and 33, share a range of intriguing and powerful influences.

They all strain the nervous system and have a “pressure-cooker” effect; the deep-seated and often subconscious recognition that “you are meant to do something special.”

If you have Master numbers in your chart, you will find it quite challenging to "master" the powerful qualities of these numbers. They are highly charged, difficult to handle, and require time, maturity, and effort to integrate into one's personality. As a rule of thumb, they will not have any meaningful positive affect until about age 30 or 35 (although there are exceptions, but they are rare).

However, they are rewarding even if you don’t feel you live up to their potential; they tend to widen your perspective and imagination and expand your potential to aim high.

Unfortunately, the negative effects (nervous tension, anxiety, insecurity) are often present since birth.


Three Master Numbers: A Triangle of Enlightenment


The story of Master numbers plays on different levels.

On one level, Master numbers indicate potential access to the attributes attached to those Master numbers; the fine-tuned intuition of the 11; the formidable and practical master builder potential of the 22; the extraordinary teaching ability of the 33. It is up to the individual to reach that potential.

On another level, the ultimate expression of Master numbers belongs in an entirely different realm; the ability to reach spiritual enlightenment (the 11) can become a reality in the material world (the 22), then lift others into enlightenment (the 33).

But this is also true: Master numbers are not a guarantee of anything. Our freedom of choice is our true power.

There are those among us who do not have a single Master number in their chart yet can - and have - reached the ultimate spiritual heights symbolized by the 11. There are some without Master numbers who experience the reality of living up to the promises of the 22 with every breath. And, if you are not just extremely fortunate but also incredibly perceptive, you may, in this lifetime, have an opportunity to meet and recognize that most precious of human beings - the Master Teacher - and find not a single Master number in their chart.


There's a downside to having one or more Master numbers.

The nervous energy and anxiety of the 11, the frustrations and disappointments of the 22, and the shy, insecure nature of a 33. None of the other double-digit numbers with identical digits (44, 55, 66 ...) burden us with the kind of pressure, positive and negative, the 11, 22, and 33 can deliver.


Only 11, 22, and 33 are Master numbers


Numerology does not consider 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99 to be Master numbers?

The 11, 22, and 33 are Master numbers not because they have two identical digits, but because those digits are 1, 2, and 3 respectively – creating a Triangle of Enlightenment. All other numbers with identical digits are Power numbers - numbers with a more intense influence that is strongly felt, due simply because the number contains two identical digits - a double whammy, so to speak - but they are not remotely the same as Master numbers.


Numerology enthusiasts and practitioners have always been especially excited about Master numbers because, as the name implies, they represent something above and beyond the mundane.

For a Master number to have real potential, they must be found among one of the core numbers (Life Path, Expression, Heart's Desire or Soul Urge, Personality, or Birth Day number), the Maturity Number, a Period or Pinnacle Cycle, or the Essence cycle.


Read in-dept descriptions of each Master number:

Master number 11

Master number 22

Master number 33


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