# Defining the Master Number 11 in Numerology

Numerology is the practice of determining the simple numbers that we are most closely associated with and defining the vibrational influence that they have on us during the course of our lives. This is done, in part, by assigning numerical values to the letters of our alphabet in order to determine the simple number that is contained in the sum total of our names at birth.In Pythagorean Numerology, this number is known as our Destiny Number. Here, the term destiny is a misnomer. This number does not indicate what we will become in this lifetime. It indicates what we may become. It indicates our potential destiny.

Here is a graph that shows the value of each letter in our alphabet.. The letters have the numerical value of the numbers that they fall beneath in this graph:

It is important to total each of your birth names separately because one or more of them may add up to a Master Number. Add the sum of each of your birth names and reduce the total to a simple number by adding the compound numbers together. For example: 25 = 2+5=7.

After the Destiny Number has been determined by reducing the final compound number to a simple number we add all of the numbers in our birth date together (convert your birth month into a number, e.g.: January =1 and so on through the rest of the months). The sum total of that number is called the Birth Force Number. This number indicates the tools and talents we were given at birth that will help to propel us towards our potential destiny.

If the total of any of your names, including the total of all your names added together, or your birth date adds up to an 11, 22 or 33 that total is never expressed as a simple number. We do have to remember, however, that these 3 Master Numbers also bear the vibrational quality of the simple number they represent if they were to be reduced to a simple number.

The 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It represents illumination, a channel to the subconscious, insight without rational thought, sensitivity, nervous energy, shyness, and impracticality. It is the number of the dreamer. The 11 bears all of the aspects of the number 2. These aspects are enhanced as they become charged with charisma, leadership, and inspiration.

11 is a number with inborn duality that creates dynamism, inner conflict and other catalyses with its mere presence. It is a number that, when not focused on some goal beyond itself, can be turned inward to create fears and phobias.

The 11 walks the edge between greatness and self-destruction. Its potential for growth, stability and personal power lies in the acceptance of intuitive understanding and of spiritual truths. For the 11, peace is not found so much in logic as it is in faith. Most importantly, the 11 is the number of the  Psychic Apprentice who has great intuitive potential. That potential must be fully developed before the 11 can progress to the 22.

The 11 can create rebelliousness in children that subsides with age. This rebelliousness is actually part of the learning curve of the 11. In other children, the 11 can create extreme shyness. This, too, subsides with age as a result of a learning process.

I will discuss the Master Number 22 in my next post.

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