Since the birth of numerology in ancient Greece, the numbers 11, 22, and 33 have been revered as the master numbers — commanding an extra-strength presence in the cosmos. People with these super digits in their birth charts often rise to be high-decibel movers and shakers, spiritual leaders or community influencers. Even if you weren’t anointed with a master number at birth, numerologists say that channeling the meaning of one or more of these potent integers can inspire and elevate your life.
You may have noticed that the master numbers each have twin digits, and therein lies their strength. In numerology, each base number (1-9) gives off unique “vibrations,” such as love, prosperity, and protection. When doubled, as in 11, 22, and 33, those vibes are intensified, creating a more dynamic force field. On a karmic level, people born under a master number are thought to have learned the lessons of numbers 1-9 before birth and are here on earth to improve humanity.
Together, all three master numbers form a trio of practical wisdom, elevated insight, and potentially even good luck. Read on for the fascinating details about each one.
Master Number 11: The Communicator
Famous 11s: Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Tony Robbins
Eleven is a sign of enormous power — both mental and physical — and people who embody it often display heightened intuition, natural intelligence, and spiritual insight. Doubling down on the independent, ambitious nature of the number one, those with the master number 11 are thought to be “old souls” with the ability to understand others on a deep, empathetic level. Elevens are in tune with their subconscious and gut feelings but are also balanced and excellent communicators.
Master Number 22: The Master Builder
Famous 22s: the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, Jacqueline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey
The most powerful number of all, 22 is often found in the charts of people who are doers, leaders, and visionary builders. These are individuals who are capable of turning wild dreams into solid accomplishments — blessed with the intuition of the number 11 but possessing a more disciplined approach to action. The special mission of the number 22 is to serve humankind in a practical, progressive way.
Master Number 33: The Master Teacher
Famous 33s: John Lennon, Albert Einstein, Robert DeNiro
Thirty-three is the number of someone who is altruistic, humanitarian, and devoted to raising consciousness. Personal ambition takes a back seat to bettering the world. However, make no mistake: These folks do take charge of things! Thirty-threes are out to transform the world’s awareness — and create peace and harmony for all.
If you’re oriented to acts of compassion that lead to change for the greater good, connect with the number 33, perhaps with a boost from the ALEX AND ANI Number 33 Charm Bangle or Number 33 Spoon Ring.
To see if you have a master number in your numerology chart, calculate your soul number here.
Written by Joanna Powell