Pinnacle Cycles

Numerology Pinnacle cycles are long-term cycles.

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.

Pinnacle cycles are your most important long-term cycles.

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.


Perhaps the most strongly felt change - internally as well as externally - is the transition from the first to the second Pinnacle.

This change usually takes place in your late 20s or early 30s - the exact date depends on your Life Path number.

Pinnacle Cycles Table showing when they start and end.


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.



Your First Pinnacle cycle

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.

Your First Pinnacle cycle starts at birth and runs until your 36th birth day minus your Life Path number. (If your Life Path is a Master number, reduce it to a single digit first.)

For example, if your Life Path is 8, your First Pinnacle ends at age 28 (36 - 8).



Your Second Pinnacle cycle

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.


Your Third Pinnacle cycle

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.


Your Fourth Pinnacle cycle

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.


The location of the Pinnacle cycles in a numerology chartUsing 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.


Numerology chart Essence calculationThe 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.


From Numerology Questions - a Dear Hans column:

Lonnie asks about Pinnacle cycles, how you can find what your's are, and what their influence is on your life.

Dear Hans,

I’ve heard of Pinnacle cycles, but I’m not really sure what they are or what they mean. Can you please tell me what they are, how to figure out what mine are, and how they’re all that significant among all the other cycles in Numerology?

Thank you,

Dear Lonnie,

There are two important long-term cycles in numerology: the Pinnacles and the Period Cycles.

The Pinnacle cycles are seen more as an indication of the kind of opportunities, circumstances, and environment you will encounter during certain times of your life, and are calculated by adding your Period cycle numbers in four different ways. The sum of your First and Second Period Cycle produces your First Pinnacle. This strange concept deserves some contemplation.

In our example, the First and Second Period cycles were 5 and 6 respectively. The First Pinnacle therefore is 5 + 6 = 11. It almost feels as if the person for whom the first and second stepping stones of his life path, the evolution from the dynamic and chaotic 5 to the stable and responsible 6 is guided and supported by the sensitive and intuitive 11, whereby the 11 First Pinnacle is not unlike a handrail he can hold onto when climbing the stairs.

This may sound strange, but it illustrates the difference in the way these long-term cycles influence us. The Period cycles (the stepping stones) require effort and determination, there are growing pains and major adjustments. The First Pinnacle (the handrail) offers the support and guidance that can help you overcome whatever needs to be overcome to make it to the next step on your life's path.

Similarly, the Second Pinnacle is calculated by adding your Second and Third Period Cycle.

Again, the handrail that supports your climb is based on the ingredients that make up the stepping stones of your personal evolution. The hard work of evolving from the second to the third stage on your life's path is made easier by the support of the Second Pinnacle as a handrail. In our example, this again happens to be an 11 as the Second and Third Period Cycles are 6 and 5 respectively.

Sometime during the process of working your way through the Second Period cycle (the second stepping stone and representing the productive middle part of your life from approximately age 30 through 60) you are given two Pinnacle cycles, two handrails so to speak, because while the First Pinnacle in most cases (but not all) covers about the same length of time as your First Period Cycle, the Second and Third Pinnacle only cover nine years each, while the Second Period Cycle lasts 27 years (3 x 9 years).

The Third Pinnacle, by the way, is calculated by adding the First and Second Pinnacle. The handrail, in other words, is strengthened by splicing and combining the materials of the first two handrails. True to the underlying logic that can be found in all things numerology, the most difficult and challenging time of your life offers two handrails, two Pinnacle cycles, to hold on to.

Finally, the Fourth and last Pinnacle cycle starts either at the same time you have to work your way over the third steppingstone, or nine years earlier (again, depending your Life Path number), and offers its support as the handrail you can hold on to during the last part of your life. The Fourth Pinnacle is calculated by adding the First and Third Period Cycles. That feels to me like the perfect mixture to produce the material you need to get you through the last part of your life. The beauty of numerology never ceases to amaze me.

Hans Decoz



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