Master Numbers in Numerology

Master Numbers are ciphers that carry the potential for greatness; great success and achievement or great failure and destruction. There is no shortage of excitement when Master Numbers are in a chart as they are an intensification of energy. The are visually represented as the same digit twice (e.g. 11) and as such are a multiple of that energy.

It may help you to get a sense of the energy to think of Master Numbers as being 11 times as powerful as the single digit cipher it is made up of. If you consider this in terms of each number being ray of light shining from a torch at you, the brilliance of a Master Number would be 11 torches shining light at you which would be a considerably brighter and more intense experience.

Everything a simple number does, a Master Number does to a greater degree. If a simple number gave you the capacity to be a capable leader, the Master Number variant would give you the capacity to be a great leader. But all numbers, including Master Numbers, can be expressed in a negative fashion and in the example above the person who was a bullying leader with the simple number becomes a despotic tyrant with the Master Number variant.


A direct translation of the Master Number 11 would give us both the self focussed on itself and it’s accomplishments and achievements and also the individual leading others. It is also the Master Number with the most transition binaries (numbers such as 29 which, when the individual digits are added together produce the final number, in this case 11). Therefore it should come as no surprise that this number is very common in the charts of those that rise to fame and high status through what they achieve in whatever they have chosen to excel at.

Those with 11 dominant in their charts tend to be creative and intelligent with an ability to inspire people, for better or for worse. As an example, Adolf Hitler had 11 prominent in his chart as did Winston Churchill. For those that are religious in nature it is interesting to note that Jesus is an 11 vibration. If ego’s are not held in check an 11 can come across as self-centred and arrogant.


If we look at the formation of the Master Number 22 we can interpret it as strong partnerships supported with understanding and flexibility to produce structure and stability. Hence the name Master Builder or maybe even the Master Partner would be appropriate. This Master Number is not about the creation or conception of new ideas but rather about giving shape and form to these ideas, about taking a dream and manifesting it into reality. The things that are built do not always have to be physical structures like houses, but could be musical compositions or codes of conduct. It achieves these masterpieces through steadfast hard work, discipline and routine mixed with a superb ability to balance the resources available and the needs of the stakeholders of any project.

Those with 22 dominant in their charts tend to be hard workers, sure and steady, but very personable too. Of course the negative aspect to this vibration could result in something being built that is not in the interests of mankind or alternatively in someone determined and capable of destruction. These goals may be achieved through deception and duplicity. Many famous singers have this vibration prominent in their chart as two is the first vibration of music and multiplying this by 11 gives structure to that musical ability along with the discipline and self control associated with the 22. Elvis Aaron Presley and Frank Sinatra are just two of many examples of this.


If you thought a Numerology 3 could talk your ear off, you just wait till you come across a Master Number 33! One difference is that the 33 will communicate with such style and artistry that you will often beg them to keep going when they choose to stop. This ability to communicate the beauty of the world in such a way that generates joy and happiness in others means many famous musicians, poets, actors and singers have 33 prominent in their chart.

Those who are channeling the 33 energy in it’s highest form may approach perfect integration of mind, body and spirit. But, given that 3 is all about self expression and this is intensified here, and the fact that 6 is associated with sex, a Master Number 33 can descend into the depths of sexual debauchery. Thus, if you have Master Number 33 in your charts then you will want to be very wary of not succumbing to this temptation. Always follow the path of love and try to steer clear of lust.

Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Sean Connery and Bob Hope are just some of the well known celebrities to carry the 33 vibration strongly within them.


This Master Number 44 energy is discipline and structure compounded and magnified with stability and consistency to produce connections with the outside world as well as success. Thus it is viewed as the number of the general, a steadfast and dogged leader who works harder than anyone else and inspires others through this effort. Examples of real life generals with this energy are General George Patton and General Douglas MacArthur, both celebrated American war heroes.

In terms of Master Number 44 characteristics, someone with this energy dominant in their charts will be an extremely hard and consistent worker with great stamina to keep going and get the job done. Once they have their sights set on a goal you would be a brave person (and likely an unsuccessful one in this instance) to try and stand in their way. This determination and work ethic can generate success in most endeavors. Grace Kelly, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson all have this vibration prominent in their charts. All were known as powerful and influential people in their field, doing whatever it took, no matter how many hours it took, to achieve their success. As with all vibrations this energy could be channeled negatively to produce a fiercely determined agent of terrorism, for instance.


If you have any aversion to change then stay out of this energies way. The Master Number 55 energy instigates change by it’s very presence. It may be a conscious decision on the part of the person carrying this energy or it may simply happen because they are there without them being aware. In the same way that Numerology 5 was the antithesis of Numerology 4, so Master Number 55 is the antithesis of Master Number 44, but on the grand scale of Master Numbers. New directions, new discoveries, new creations are part and parcel of the life of one who has this energy prominent in their charts. The changes can be physical, mental or spiritual, there are no boundaries when it comes to this energy.

In terms of Master Number 55 characteristics, someone with this energy dominant in their charts will be one who can not stand conforming to existing structures and routines and will always seek a ‘better’ (in their opinion) way. They will have a tendency to lead people, and lead them where they could not imagine going. They are revolutionaries at heart and will often break new ground in whatever they put their mind to. As an example, Bill Gates and Ray Charles are two well known people with this energy in their charts and you can see that these men blazed new trails in their chosen area of interest with little regard as to whether people would approve of the direction they were taking.


The Master Number 66 takes love and care and magnifies them to such an extent as to create a form of self-expression through the words they speak or write. This energy is the sunshine of the Numerology cosmos, they are the rays of light that make all around them feel better and feel safe. There is a strong propensity that the comfort they provide will be delivered in words of some form and therefore it can be a highly artistic vibration. This vibration could be the energy behind inspirational writing or a valuable self-help or self-improvement book.

In terms of Master Number 66 characteristics, someone with this energy dominant in their charts will be the person who loves everyone and everyone loves them back. There is kindness and warmth in a person who channels this energy in a positive way (you can see my description of a negative Numerology 6 energy and then magnify it for a 66 – yikes!). These people are great to be around and have a great sense of the beauty of the world and may capture this in the expression of themselves which they give to the world. Examples of celebrities with this energy in their charts are Robin Williams and George Burns who have bought joy to so many with their humour and Aretha Franklin whose warm personality came through in her strong singing voice.


If Master Number 55 was said to have the revolutionary spirit that bought about change, Master Number 77 is likely to be the energy that theorised about this new world order, that dared to dream of radical change and new ways of living. The depth of thought capable with this energy is astounding and with a highly introspective, analytical approach, ideas spring forward from this energy that will change the way people who listen to them think. There is the capacity for tremendous spiritual growth as the 77 energy turns its back on the outside world and seeks to explore the inner and spiritual realms for true wisdom and spiritual evolution.

In terms of Master Number 77 characteristics, someone with this energy dominant in their charts will likely be a highly private and introspective person who is always testing theories about how their world could be changed for the better. They are not likely to be as well known as those who have succeeded with other Master Number vibrations as they do not seek fame nor fortune. These are the sort of people who often come up with new and valid ways of viewing the problems they encounter. They are likely to be the thought leaders behind a new religious movement or spiritual routine. Master Number 55 may be the wildfire that changes all it touches but Master Number 77 produces that initial strong flame.


Know this about Master Number 88. There is no other energy with the potential to be so saintly good or so demoniacally evil as with the energy of this cipher. For in this energy we have strong drivers to success and power via the ability to manipulate others. This is the energy that dreams of how the world should be and then goes about interacting with others so as to bring their visions into reality. If those visions are for peace, kindness and freedom then the outcome will be good. If the vision is for destruction, ruthlessness and chaos then that too will likely come to pass. History has served up examples of each in George Washington, regarded as the father of the USA, and Joseph Stalin, cruel and ruthless dictatorial genius whose reign over Soviet Russia resulted in tens of millions of deaths. Both men had a vision for how the world should be and used the power of their minds and manipulative abilities to make those visions a reality.

In terms of Master Number 88 characteristics, someone with this energy dominant in their charts will likely be a powerful person and very persuasive and influential as well. They will often have strong ideas about how the world should be and many people who ‘follow’ them and discuss and support their ideals. There is potential for the ultimate connection to our spiritual home to be created and so there have been Spiritual Masters with this Master Number 88 in their charts. Which way this powerful energy will be directed is very much in the hands of destiny, but what is for sure is that the local community and maybe even the world will notice the effect the person channeling this energy will have.


Just as Numerology 9 is all-encompassing, public and artistic, so Master Number 99 is but on a potentially wider scale. This vibration could be seen to encompass something of the other Master Numbers and indeed it is power in the making. There are often strong and successful humanitarian drives associated with this energy. This Master Number could also be referred to as the Master Performer as it will often find itself on the grand stage entertaining all the people it comes into contact with. Music is considered an international art form that transcends language and politics and so it is that those channelling this vibration to the highest will often be great performers, especially as singers. Elvis Presley and Nat King Cole are two master performers who had this vibration in their chart.

In terms of Master Number 99 characteristics, someone with this energy dominant in their charts will likely be a person who cares about every single person on the planet in an impersonal way. A lover of mankind and one who acts to end needless suffering. As mentioned they are likely to be artistic and capable of entertaining others. These people will seek to teach and guide as many people as possible towards a better life for all the inhabitants of Earth. Power and ruler-ship often go with this energy and so there has to be a concentrated effort be kind and generous in their power as opposed to despotic and cruel.


This concludes the series on Master Numbers. These are powerful energies and so it essential that people know they are present in their make up and then are determined to use them to their highest good. If you are one who has the energy of one or more Master Numbers at your disposal I trust that you will strive to make the world a happier place.