Everything You Need to Know about the Number 11 (Almost)

Lathe operator machining parts for transport p...
Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, USA (1942). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today I’m going to share some of my experiences with my numbers to give you more of a feel for numerology. I’m going to talk about my Direction number, which is 11. I hope you will calculate your Direction number (see my post, “Do You Like Your Job?” for how to do this) and comment on the ways it shows up in your life.

Your Direction number influences the types of activities that make you happy, and it determines the career you find most fulfilling. Eleven is one of the Master Numbers (11, 22, 33, 44, 55, etc.). Master numbers contain the qualities of the single digits they are composed of, plus the qualities of the single-digit number they reduce to (although they are not reduced), and they have more power and intensity than other numbers because they are made up of twin double digits.

I will now reveal some important qualities of the number, along with the ways they have shown up in my life.

Number 11s are mystical. Mysticism can be expressed through spiritual or scientific pursuits. You may want to refer to the number interpretations in my post, “Do You Like Your Job?” to see what I mean.

Even as a pre-schooler, I was interested in spiritual things. My mother was Protestant and my father was Catholic, although neither went to church (they sent my sister and me to church with the neighbors), so I had the opportunity to learn about different religions, and I asked a lot of questions. Some of the answers didn’t make sense to me; for instance, both Catholics and Protestants said if you weren’t one of them you wouldn’t get into heaven. How did God feel about this? Nobody seemed to know. Heaven seemed like a dull place to me anyway (sitting around playing harps all day), but I didn’t want to go to hell, either, which only created more questions in my mind.

Connection with spiritual guidance has always been important to me. As part of my metaphysical training, I learned how to consult directly with my spiritual advisors in meditation. My guides assisted me during my lecture tours, giving me just the right words for each group I was speaking to. Spiritual guidance was with me as a child, too. I was 5 years old when World War II began. I always knew we would win, although I never talked about it. Nobody asked. I could sense a soldier, a sailor, and a marine standing guard at the foot of my bed at night. I felt safe.

Number 11s are dreamers. They just naturally think of new ways to do things and combine ideas in unusual ways. In my mind, anything is possible. My father used to read the funnies to me when I was little. I loved the comic strip, “Pogo,” and in one of my Pogo Possum comic books there was a story about how he wanted to be invisible; something I wanted to be, too. Pogo had a ceremony for this, which consisted of walking around in a circle with his arms extended, twiddling his fingers and saying “Pozza mozza wobble-de-day.” I don’t know how many times I did it before I realized it was never going to work.

Since 11 people are independent and unconventional, they sometimes have challenges fitting in. Growing up in the ‘50s, an era in which women were still expected to marry young and devote the rest of their lives to family, I was a misfit. Marriage was not on my agenda. I wanted the freedom to experience life on my own before settling down (if ever).

My parents considered my interests (art, music, and metaphysics) highly impractical. They experienced the Great Depression, and I can still hear them say, “Get a steady job and stick with it till retirement. You’ll be lucky if it’s a job you like.” Consequently, along with my college preparatory program in high school, I took typing and shorthand, just in case. I graduated from college with a degree in Fine Arts, got married, and worked as a secretary, putting my passions on the back burner, as many women did back then. It was hard to buck the system, and we did the best we could, but we didn’t give up.

Part of my challenge was that the resources I needed weren’t available at that time. I was fascinated by human potential, and consumed by the desire to learn everything I could about it. I explored psychic awareness and learned a great deal, but it was fourteen years before the professional training and practical application I was seeking arrived in my life. I wanted to major in psychology in college, but the field at that time seemed to be focused only on what was wrong with people. I was looking for more. Thirty years later, I was able to earn a Master’s degree in soul-centered psychology from a university whose psychology program had evolved to include the spirit. My dream had finally come true, and I could combine my metaphysical and psychological training in the counseling practice I had established. Eventually, society catches up with 11s.

The number 11 puts you in the spotlight because of its pioneering influence. As much as I prefer not to be, I am thrust into the limelight from time to time; for example, as a traveling speaker during one point in my life, not only speaking to audiences, but being interviewed in the media. Once I’m in the spotlight, however, I really enjoy it. I remember waiting to be a guest on a radio show in Washington, D.C. along with a colleague of mine. I felt subdued and kind of tired, but I knew I would come to life as soon as I was seated in front of the microphone. And sure enough, it happened. I could hardly stop talking.

Sometimes people who have Master Numbers decide to take a break from the intensity by stepping it down a notch. This is done by reverting to the single-digit vibration of the number, in my case, the 2. At one period in my life I spent almost ten years in that vibration. I had retired from my psychotherapy practice and re-entered the work force. I started out as a secretary, then changed careers and became a corporate trainer, and then an editor. Life was good, but I felt empty inside. One day I realized I had been laid off five times in that ten-year period, and figured spirit was trying to tell me something. I made the commitment then to follow my purpose without hesitation. Life is an adventure again, and I am excited to be living my purpose.

Read the post I mentioned, then calculate your Direction number and tell us how it affects your life. I’d love to hear about your experiences, and I’m sure other readers would, too. Or go to www.Smashwords.com, enter the title of my book in the search bar (You Were Born to Succeed) and download my book, then tell us what your Chaldean Soul Chart has revealed. You will be amazed.



4 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know about the Number 11 (Almost)

  1. Its so weird reading this. Your young life was similar to mine. My mom was a Protestant and my dad was a Catholic. My parents and I never attended church but I use to go with family friends to church. I went to both Christian and Catholic churchs. I use to read about different religions when I was in high school. I also read about Occults and different Spiritual paths. I kept all this to myself because I didn’t want people to think I was weird. My parents were also the same in that they believed i should study hars in business, get a good job, and save for retirement. Even though my interest were in the healing and arts. As a 11 in my life path I always felt different from everyone else. I’m finally figuring my way in this world. Thank you for your article. 🙂


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sandy. I’m glad the article was helpful to you. It feels so good to get validation for who you are. I guess there are a lot of us who’ve had that programming, and we have to rise above it. 11s do feel different from others, for sure. Are you a numerologist? When I clicked on your link, I got an error message. Do you have a blog?


  2. Thank you for giving more real life experiences with your number information. I feel like I can read only so much ” they shall do great things” without feeling bummed. It’s nice to see it’s a winding path to figure everything out. I have soooo many 11’s in my charts….and right now I am making a big life decision. I just wish it were clearer what I should be doing. I have what’s been told to be “dormant” psychic gifts although I’ve had numerous experiences, I am not able to hear my spiritual guidance through meditation. I do believe I get messages and have definitely gotten visions that have come true but most of the time it seems everythings such a struggle with my health problems and finances.
    Any suggestions on a person with so many 11’s? Including my birth certificate name. Although my life path number is a 9.please email me and I can give you more of my contact info and full name/birthday.


    1. Hello Krista, thanks for your comment and questions. It looks like you’ve done your numbers. Did you use Chaldean or another form of numerology? It’s important for me to know so I can clearly understand what’s happening for you. One thing I can say about the number 11 is that it’s tricky. You are blessed with spiritual insight and at the same time you tend to be impractical and doubt yourself. So just accept that and focus on noticing how to be more practical in your life. There are many ways we can get messages from our spiritual guidance – you’ve probably gotten feelings, maybe seen mental pictures, or had inner knowings. Everyone is psychic – we’re just not used to thinking of ourselves that way. You can take classes to develop your psychic ability or get books that will show you how to practice and refine your abilities. One good one is “You Are Psychic” by Pete A. Sanders, Jr. Let me know if this has been helpful


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