## Master Numbers in Numerology

In Numerology, we reduce names and numbers to a single digit (with exceptions called Master Numbers as we will cover).

For example, to calculate the Life Path Number, take your day, month and year of birth, and express them numerically.

For example, 12 November 1970 would be 12 11 1970 as November is the eleventh month. Then add the digits for each respectively:

Day: 12 is 1 plus 2 which equals 3

Month: 11 is 1 plus 1 which equals 2

Year: 1970 is 1 plus 9 plus 7 plus 0 which equals 17

Since 17 is not a one digit number, we add 1 plus 7 and get 8

Now we add all three together: 3(day) plus 2(month) plus 8(year) for a total of 13

Final step, reduce 13 by adding 1 plus 3 to get 4

We have a life path number of 4.

Traditionally in numerology, if we have 11 or 22 instead of 13 or any other number, we don’t reduce any further.

11 and 22 were considered Master Numbers and anyone with a Lifepath of 11 or 22 has a potentially very challenging life but the possibility of achieving great things.

For example Barack Obama and Colin Powell are lifepath 11s and Paul McCartney and Richard Branson are lifepath 22s.

All along there were exactly two master numbers, 11 and 22.

Now some modern numerologists believe that 33 is also a master number. Some believe that 33 and 44 are also master numbers. And some numerologists believe that all double digit repeating numbers are master numbers: 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99.

Some even believe that triple digit repeating numbers are master numbers but perhaps humans are not advanced enough to understand them or perhaps they do not apply to us in this life.

The whole master number thing is controversial and fraught with disagreement and different interpretations.

What is not controversial is that 11 and 22 are certain masters. Perhaps 33 as well. 44 is more of a stretch and anything else is very debatable.

Of course master numbers apply to far more than just your lifepath, but also to your expression number, soul urge number and more. And we are just discussing the most common type of numerology, usually called Pythagorean Numerology or Modern Numerology. I do not know what Indian or Chaldean Numerologists have to say on the topic!

For example, to calculate the Life Path Number, take your day, month and year of birth, and express them numerically.

For example, 12 November 1970 would be 12 11 1970 as November is the eleventh month. Then add the digits for each respectively:

Day: 12 is 1 plus 2 which equals 3

Month: 11 is 1 plus 1 which equals 2

Year: 1970 is 1 plus 9 plus 7 plus 0 which equals 17

Since 17 is not a one digit number, we add 1 plus 7 and get 8

Now we add all three together: 3(day) plus 2(month) plus 8(year) for a total of 13

Final step, reduce 13 by adding 1 plus 3 to get 4

We have a life path number of 4.

Traditionally in numerology, if we have 11 or 22 instead of 13 or any other number, we don’t reduce any further.

11 and 22 were considered Master Numbers and anyone with a Lifepath of 11 or 22 has a potentially very challenging life but the possibility of achieving great things.

For example Barack Obama and Colin Powell are lifepath 11s and Paul McCartney and Richard Branson are lifepath 22s.

All along there were exactly two master numbers, 11 and 22.

Now some modern numerologists believe that 33 is also a master number. Some believe that 33 and 44 are also master numbers. And some numerologists believe that all double digit repeating numbers are master numbers: 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99.

Some even believe that triple digit repeating numbers are master numbers but perhaps humans are not advanced enough to understand them or perhaps they do not apply to us in this life.

The whole master number thing is controversial and fraught with disagreement and different interpretations.

What is not controversial is that 11 and 22 are certain masters. Perhaps 33 as well. 44 is more of a stretch and anything else is very debatable.

Of course master numbers apply to far more than just your lifepath, but also to your expression number, soul urge number and more. And we are just discussing the most common type of numerology, usually called Pythagorean Numerology or Modern Numerology. I do not know what Indian or Chaldean Numerologists have to say on the topic!