© Hans Decoz. Published 2001. Updated January 2023. All rights reserved.
If you are using the Decoz Chartmaker program (free in our app), your Pinnacles are shown in the upper part of the star - your birth date shows in the center bar.
The Pinnacles are four long-term cycles on your Life Path.
Each Pinnacle represents a particular lesson we are working on. The transition from one Pinnacle to the next is always strongly felt. You can find out what those transition years are and how they affect you by using our long-term cycles widget.
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Your Pinnacles reveal the general conditions and events you will experience during the period.
The Pinnacle describes the atmosphere, or the essential challenge you will be faced with. You can prepare yourself for the times ahead by knowing your approaching Pinnacle number.
The transition from one Pinnacle to the next is usually prepared for approximately 2 years in advance. The latter part of that two year period is particularly strongly felt. You will likely make some life-altering decisions - marriage, job or career change, or any number of major changes in your character.
This change usually takes place in your late 20s or early 30s - the exact date depends on your Life Path number.
You begin to feel the impact of this coming change approximately two years prior. This is usually a difficult transition, but once crossed provides a clear sense of direction in one's life. It also gives you a much firmer sense of your identity. It is a gateway to maturity.
To find your First Pinnacle, add the numbers of your month and day of birth, arriving at a single-digit number. (This number is also your Sun Number - the pivot point of your personal cycles.)
For example, if you were born on May 15, 1949, your First Pinnacle would be found by adding the 5 (for May) and the 6 (for the fifteenth) to arrive at 11. Master numbers encountered during the Pinnacle calculations are not reduced.
Someone born on November 5 would add 11 (for November - a Master number) and the 5 to get 16, which reduces to 7.
For example, if your Life Path is 8, your First Pinnacle ends at age 28 (36 - 8).
To find your Second Pinnacle, add the day you were born to the year of your birth. Using May 15, 1949 again, add the 6 (for the fifteenth day) and the birth year 5 (for 1949) and arrive at 11.
Your Second Pinnacle cycle lasts nine years.
To find your Third Pinnacle, add the sum of the first and the second Pinnacles - in our example, 11 plus 11 - and arrive at 22. The 22 is a Master number and is therefore not reduced.
Your Third Pinnacle cycle also lasts nine years.
To find your Fourth and last Pinnacle, add your month and year of birth. Using the example, add 5 (for May) and 5 (for 1949) to arrive at 10, which reduces to 1.
The Fourth Pinnacle lasts until death.
Using Tom Cruise as example
Tom was born July 3, which makes his First Pinnacle7 + 3 = 10 = 1. In the color chart, it is shown above the month and day of birth.
He was born 1962, so his Second Pinnacle is a 3 and appears above the day and year of birth.
The Third Pinnacle is a 4 and is centered right above the day of birth.
His Fourth Pinnacle is 7 and occupies the top triangle of this star-shaped figure.
The Pinnacles are also found on the bottom row of the wave.
If you are currently just doing your own reading, move on to your First Pinnacle cycle.