# Question: MASTER NUMBER 22

## Elizabeth asks about the Master Number 22; it is her Life Path number and she wants to know how it affects her.

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Dear Hans,

Thank you,
Elizabeth

Hi Elizabeth,

I hope you don't take offense to this, but you have a 13/4 Life Path number, not a 22. Let me explain how I arrived at this.

There are three ways to calculate your Life Path number. Add all the digits of your date of birth as they appear, in your case (1/14/1951) 1+1+4+1+9+5+1=22, add each unit of your date of birth, 1+14+1951= 1966=22, or reduce each unit of your date of birth to a single digit, then add those together. Only the last method is correct. Here is why.

The Life Path is considered a cycle, the largest cycle of your life as it runs from birth to death. This Life Path cycle in turn is based on three major cycles called Period Cycles.

The first Period Cycle is your month of birth reduced to a single digit, in your case, since you were born in January, a 1.

The second Period Cycle is your day of birth. You were born on the 14th, this reduces to a 5, so your second Period Cycle is a 5.

The third and last Period Cycle is derived from your year of birth and 1951 reduces to 16 which is a 7.

Your Life Path therefore is 1 plus 5 plus 7 = 13, which reduces to 4.

Elizabeth, Master numbers are problematic to say the least. They are difficult to live with, can cause great stress and mental issues, and for many people are more a burden than a benefit. The challenge is that you have to learn to "master" the qualities of that number and very few people do.

Suffice it to say that you will find a disproportionate number of Master numbers among the homeless and downtrodden as well as the highly successful, and that charts lacking any Master number are found among amazingly creative, successful, and enlightened people.

The qualities and attributes with which you came into this world and are reflected in your numerology chart can be compared to tools. The fact that someone has a fancy workshop with all the tools you could ever need does not mean that he or she will actually build something fantastic, while having only a shack with a few rusty tools has, in the right hands, created miracles. Only by looking at all the numbers in a numerology chart can we gain some insight as to how well a person is equipped to use the tools with which he or she came into this world. The presence or absence of a Master number by itself means nothing.

Hans Decoz

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