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The Meaning of Number 11
Number 11, also called master number 11, is one of the few compound numbers in Numerology that retains its own vibrational essence and is not customarily reduced to a single root number.
Master numbers, like number 11 at its highest level of vibrational energy, have special spiritual significance and are indicative of the attainment of extremely high spiritual attainment.
To resonate at the level of master number 11, you have to reach a fairly high state of spiritual evolution. This is why the number 11 is often depicted as number 11/2 instead.
The Meaning of 11/2
As a compound number we can combine the individual digits of number eleven and arrive at the root number from which 11 receives its root essence. When we combine eleven’s individual digits we come up with number 2.
The number 2 is highly emotional and intuitive number which is associated in the Major Arcana of the Tarot with The High Priestess card. At the level of master number 11, this energy is associated with the Tarot card called Strength or The Enchantress.
We will take a closer look at The Enchantress in just a bit, but before that, suffice it to say that the journey from The High Priestess to The Enchantress involves reconciling the energy of ego expressed in the dual number ones in 11 with the intuition that emerges from its two energy.
When 11 is expressed as 11/2 in numerology it is in reference to the fact that not everyone has developed the kind of spiritual energy necessary to realize the high vibrational frequency of master number 11.
Unable to master this energy, those who are influenced by number 11 will experience their energy fall to the level of number 2. As the old saying goes, both 11 and 2 work on stage: 11 performs on the stage; 2 sweeps up afterward.
Numerological Meaning of 11
Number 11 is a highly spiritual number, balancing the intuitive qualities of The High Priestess with the leadership and creative qualities of The Magician. Those whose lives are informed by number 11 are both spiritually sensitive and charismatic, cooperative and independent.
The energy of 1 and 2, we have said, are similar to the primordial energies of Yin and Yang found in Taoism. The energy of 1 is independent and charismatic, while the number 2 is intuitive and creative.
In the number 11, these energies combine to form a master number with incredible spiritual power.
You could say that 11 has an extra dose of 1 energy which is tempered by the cooperative 2 energy that emerges from reducing 11’s digits. Spiritual dynamism, charismatic charm, and the ability to cooperate with others in a team. This is the energy of master number 11
The Symbolic Meaning of Number 11
The symbolic meaning of number 11 is best expressed in the Tarot card that is primarily associated with it which is Strength or The Enchantress. This card is ruled by the sun and is associated with Leo the Lion in Astrology.
The image on the Strength card is an angelic woman crowned with the symbol for infinity, closing the jaws of a fierce lion. This is symbolic of moral fortitude and mastery over the lower animal aspects of our nature.
Mastery of the energy of number 11 is a distinct challenge. It requires the inner strength and fortitude to govern all aspects of a person’s life. When a person with this life path or soul urge number is up to the challenge, it can be highly rewarding.
The energy of number 11 is the kind that can bring about truly great things.
Ways Number 11 May Show Up in Your Experience
The number eleven is a very common number, appearing twice a day on the clock, or every hour when reckoning by the minute hand. It can appear as a price on a menu, the amount of change you receive from a purchase, an address, a page number in a book or as a day of the month.
When the number 11 appears in your experience it is likely to represent a calling from spirit or source. It could serve as a reminder for you to take a broader perspective about a particular problem or serve as a reminder not to neglect your deeper spiritual calling.
Number 11 and Awakening
One of the most common ways that you will see number 11 is on a digital clock. Often spirit seems to communicate with us at particular times each day or night. Many people report seeing the time 11:11 on their digital clock either when in bed, or at their desks at work.
Of course, this time occurs twice a day, but what is uncanny about this is how everything seems to stop at exactly that time and they look up at the clock in the office and notice.
Or 11:11 for some reason seems to wake us up each night. This is an example of a nudge from spirit, trying to awaken us to our broader purpose.
When things like this happen, take a moment to reflect on what is happening around you at that given time, as well as to what is occurring in your life.
Karma, Calling and Master Number 11
Not everyone is spiritually developed enough to live up to the calling of master number 11. As we noted earlier, those who can not live up to the high calling and purpose of master number 11 experience a fall down to the energy of 2 and find themselves relating to the trials and tribulations of life in a compliant and submissive way.
Those who are spiritually ready to enact the high energy and vibration of master number 11 will have the opportunity to experience life at the highest levels. Mastery of the energy of number 11 requires intelligence, strength, moral fortitude and personal discipline.
However, once that is accomplished, literally anything is possible.