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Numerology & The Number 11: What it Means & Why it’s so Challenging

Updated on March 25, 2013

Seeing the number 11 over and over in your daily life can mean many things.

It's possible you have prominent "11" in your comprehensive natal and, or timing charts, which would mean the number 11 is especially important to you.

It's common for people to favor certain numbers, or for certain numbers to mysteriously show up time and again in their lives, without even realizing that the numbers are of great magnitude (i.e., position and, or frequency) in their comprehensive charts.

Or, perhaps it could be purely a subconscious attachment to the number 11 for any number of reasons.

An article (see "Column" link on site) dated January 6th, 2006 posted on our web site features more information about the phenomenon of seeing the same numbers over and over (whether it is the number 11 or other numbers). Our Numerology Decoder Software correctly calculates Master Numbers, can tell you where in your basic charts you have them and what they mean in those positions.

11 is a Master Number, as are all double digit numbers, such as 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99. "Master Number" is an appropriate term because the high side of each Master Number represents rare and exceptional energy originating from outside mundane reality, far from the norm. But too often the low side of these double digits manifests, and operating productively under the energy is like trying to tame a wild horse, especially when the person lacks the discipline and general overall capacity to deal with life's challenges in the first place. Difficult personal timing as reflected by the collective patterns of time cycles also symbolically prohibits the constructive expression of Master Numbers.

11 is not an easy number, especially for material interests. You want to avoid heavy speculation, for example, if you have a lot of 11 energy in your comprehensive charts. There is a huge potential for loss in high risk material concerns, depending upon the rest of the patterns in the natal and timing comprehensive charts.

Some of the more challenging traits associated with the number 11 may include any of the following (other considerations in the charts collectively either support or mitigate the energy): Nervous energy, intense fear, unpredictability, unrealistic outlook, lack of discernment, religious dogma, fanaticism, insecurity, hyper-sensitivity, controversial behavior, overly receptive and vulnerable to the point of being an easy target, self-deprecation, low self-worth, health issues, stagnant energy, vacillation, excessive mutability or changeability to the point of constantly riding the fence and lacking true personal convictions, dual nature, excessive idealism and unrealistic spiritual ideas resulting in a cosmic fu-fu-based dogmatic outlook, complex personality, untamed, wild inspiration, emotional volatility, infamy, extreme behavior, or insanity.

On the high side (again, other aspects/patterns collectively either corroborate, moderate, or cancel out the qualities), those with heavy 11 may possess illumination, unparalleled spiritual awareness (if they are otherwise grounded, as symbolized by the rest of the comprehensive charts' energy), magnetism, vision, prophetic talent, charm, grace, inventive inspiration, and they may have regular revelations to help guide them on their earthly path. They are often natural channels and mediums, messengers for the Gods, and they frequently end up well-known or famous (frequently very famous). Artistic talent is common, as are big ideas, high standards, strong interest in metaphysics and holistic healing, humanitarianism, and public service, often through their work (although it may not appear directly as public service).

11 pertains to heightened awareness and those with plenty of 11 tend to get regular shocking insight about their life and other people. After growing into their talent, it's not shocking any longer, at least to them.

While they are often vulnerable, they see others as they are, beyond the personas and facades. They must learn to trust their insight and avoid going with the expected modes of thought and behavior. Grounding disciplines, such as meditation, exercise, or artistic pursuits serve them well. Those who try to ignore and deny their piercing illumination risk phobias, obsessions, and even psychosis.

Those with a traditionalist point of view possessing heavy 11 who expect life conditions that appeal to society (out of a desire for approval) are prone to embarrassing life situations. For example, a messy, very public divorce, or a daughter who comes out of the closet in a very public way in a part of the world where expressing one's true sexual orientation is still significantly frowned upon is typical.

Again, 11 isn't easy. Those with a potent 11 along with heavy materialistic considerations in the comprehensive charts, sadly, are often challenged with integrity issues. Duplicity and deceit eventually gain them infamy.

Kenneth Lay (The former CEO of Enron was convicted of 10 counts of securities fraud in one of the most publicized corruption scandals in U.S. history; Enron's bankruptcy was the biggest in U.S. history when it was filed in late 2001.) and Manuel Noriega (The Panamanian dictator was accused of taking payoffs from a Columbian drug cartel; in the early 1990s he was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in U.S. prison.) are two prime examples.

Divine revelation is intimately tied to the number 11. The two columns of the side-by-side number ones comprising the 11 symbolize a channel from higher dimensions.

Unfortunately those with plenty of 11 are too often seen as empty-headed. This is partly because it's not easy being in two places at once under the 11 (easier with other Master Numbers, such as 22 or 77). They split their energy between the earth plane and other dimensions, often-times preferring the latter. It's as if in their most previous existences, they spent more time in angelic form instead of in human form. It's natural for them to psychically tap into the mysterious, unseen levels of being while generating their phenomenal visions. However, they suffer from not spending 100% of their time rooted on the earth plane, and it detracts from a solid "feet on the ground" existence.

Number 11 demands that one lives their light, no matter how "good" or "bad" that light might seem to society.

To do otherwise makes their life more difficult than necessary. A compassionate viewpoint and candid way of life, living within their ideals, allows them to effectively spread their vision, fulfilling their earthly mission.

Some great examples of known individuals with heavy 11 energy (in various, prominent positions in the comprehensive charts) include the following:

*Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor, lead in Titanic, the biggest grossing film of all time.

*George Patton, American military commander of WW1 forces. He Claimed he had lived previous lives as, among others, a Greek soldier and a Roman Legionnaire.

*Jackie Stewart, Scottish-American pro race car driver; one of the most famous race car drivers of all time.

*Gene Wilder, American comedian and actor. Joined the army in his 20s and spent two years in the psychiatric hospital ward, which he later drew upon for his role in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Copyright © Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo


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      Zippy 7 years ago

      I don't see anything special about being a life path 11. When I was calculating the life path of all my friends they were all 11's and I found no 2's.

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      angela 7 years ago

      scott, for a good solid year now I've been seeing various chains of number 1, like 1:11 or 11:11. Rarely just 11, usually three or four ones at a time. Once I even glanced at my car cd player just as it was at disc 1, first song, one minute ll seconds which was five ones in a row. Once I glanced at a digital church sign and it said 11:11, but it was 2pm. There could be literally hundreds of examples, it happens so often sometimes three times a day. I can honestly say I'm NEVER looking for it on the clock, I just glance and there it is. what could this mean, where can I start in searching myself for this? Last, do you know anything about dream themes?

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      Madeleine 9 years ago

      So what do you do? How do you live your life to the fullest and take full advantage of this? Without feeling lost and soooo alone.

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      sandra rinck 9 years ago

      how do you know your numbers?