Numerology & Master Numbers – Why They Often Symbolize More Challenge Than Reward

Master numbers include double digit numbers 11, 22,

33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99. They are called Master

Numbers because there is inherent masterful, or

extraordinary promise symbolized by them. This energy

is far from mundane and instead largely other-


Therein resides the catch: These numbers represent energy

that is not of this every-day plane of existence. It’s very

spiritual and therefore, unpredictable and hard to handle.

More often than not, those with many Master Numbers in

key positions in the comprehensive charts experience

deeper life challenges than other people.

They usually have more charisma and are more likely to

gain recognition and honor relating to their area of focus

due to regularly accessing unusual wavelengths and naturally

thinking outside of the box, yet so often they gain infamy,

notoriety and suffer major set-backs.

The more Master Numbers a person has, the more likely

they are to be seen as outsiders, outcasts, and even insane.

They frequently isolate themselves from ordinary people

and they are miserable if they try to fit into society and

live a “normal” life. They must have tolerance, strength

of mind to follow their heart, and compassion for the

many who reject them due to their atypical viewpoints

and other-worldly way of viewing reality. Also, an at

least somewhat holistic way of living (especially diet)

helps them cope with their unusual sensitivity.

Everyone has key lessons with which their souls have

chosen to challenge them in order to learn while incarnated

on earth. Those with more Master Numbers than others

usually encounter more burdens and challenges. Most

people have at least one Master Number in the hundreds

of positions in their comprehensive charts, either as a natal

consideration, or a cycle of time.

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.

Master Numbers are more appropriately called “Double

Trouble Numbers,” as they are rarely easy to live up to;

there is usually more to accomplish, and more karma to

balance. But there is ultimately more reward, even though

it’s often more spiritual (on a soul level) instead of

mundane (personality level). Those with a higher than

average number of Master Numbers must strive for purity

in thought, intent, and action, as anything less will take

them down.

Often, those with heavy Master Number energy are

shunned and rejected because they are so different and

rub the wrong way those who don’t like change and

progressive ideas.

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As with any number, there is a balanced, under-balanced,

and over-balanced side to each Master Number. For

example, excessive over-balanced 22 energy can indicate

someone operating from a base of dark energy, such as

an uncompromising, violent, international criminal, like

Giuseppe Antonio Doto (otherwise known as Joe Adonis,

mob Boss and a leader in the U.S. Underworld before he

was deported to Italy in the early 1950s). An extreme

example of a person with over-balanced Master

Number energy is Kenneth Bianchi (known as the

Hillside Strangler; he murdered 10 women in 1977/

1978 and was sentenced to life in prison). Neurosis is

par for the course with out of control 22 energy.

Under-balanced 22 energy often represents insanity,

an entirely impractical viewpoint, and total inefficiency.

Balanced 22 energy is tremendously materially rewarding,

is far-reaching, and benefits the masses. There is also the

reduced, earthbound form of each Master Number (4 in

the case of 22: 2+2=4), which is most often lived within

when the person lacks the supportive energy to maintain

the Master Number energy. Many switch back and forth

between mundane and Master Number energy, and some

live on the higher level more often than others.

Rarely does a person with many Master Numbers

incarnate and, from the beginning, live the balanced

side of the numbers. It’s standard to ride the full spectrum

of experiences, even risking their lives and bringing great

trouble to their loved ones and themselves, before settling

into a productive, healthy mode of action. Experience is

why people incarnate, and “bad” experiences will forever

exist, as long as people are here on Earth to balance karma.

Furthermore, one must understand the full continuum of

energy associated with any particular Master Number

before they can live within its highest form.

Just as those with much Master Number energy will

offer unusual ideas and solutions (realistic and productive,

or half-baked depending on the rest of the patterns in the

comprehensive charts), it’s also common for them to see

and accurately interpret the signs in everyday life that

surround each one of us since they have a natural, dual

connection to the here and now and the indefinable

dimensions. They are in two places (sometimes more

than two) at once. This is what frequently makes life so

difficult for them. They are surprisingly free of

limitations in mind and spirit, yet the reality of this earth

pins them down. Part of their struggle on Earth is because

they are very much “from elsewhere” and have a tough

time becoming acclimated to fundamental Earth

dimension energy. They are not used to being burdened

with the laws of this dimension, or perhaps the memory

of the energy of the unseen planes is still too real for


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Extremes are built into Master Numbers, for better or

worse, often touching many individuals. They reflect

non-earthly inspiration and ideas, either bringing great

light, or immeasurable darkness. Instability,

unpredictability, idealism, restlessness, acute sensitivity,

non-traditional behavior, volatility (think Jack Nicholson

in some of his more dramatic roles), intense creativity

and charisma, leadership ability, and nervous tension are

hallmarks of those with an above average number of

Master Numbers (in potent chart positions).

The 7 Wonders of the ancient world (such as the Great

Pyramid) are symbolic of the type of magnificence built

into Master Number energy. But remember, there is just

as much downside as upside in any Master Number as

it’s a bridge to a potent energy foreign to this dimension.

Some great examples of known individuals with heavy

Master Number energy applied in a positive way (in

various, prominent positions in the comprehensive

charts) include the following:

*Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine

*Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones,

arguably the greatest (and most profitable) Rock and

Roll band of all time.

*Keith Richards, guitarist of the Rolling Stones.

*Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, one of

the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all time.

*Bill Blass, one of the most celebrated and

influential American clothing designers.

*Ray Bradbury, American writer of over 50

books and known as the a master of sci-fi and

fantasy; awarded Grand Master Nebula Award

and Writer’s Guild Award.

*Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer and creator

of the modern detective story and the characters

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

*Doris Duke, American Heiress, one of the wealthiest

people in the U.S. in the early 1990s and a notable


*Sir Laurence Olivier, British actor, director, and

producer; considered by many to be the greatest actor

of the 20th century.

*Meryl Streep, American actress, considered to be

one of the best actors of her generation (11 Oscar


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