Spiritual Meaning of Numbers – Focus on Symbolic Meaning of Number Eleven

Written by avenefica on August 20th, 2007

There are several different angles from which to view the spiritual meaning of number eleven.

The number 11 is thought of as a “master” number in numerology because it is a repeating double digit.  When this occurs – the vibrational frequency of the prime number doubles in power.  Meaning, the spiritual meanings of number one are doubled. 

To illustrate, the very basic & primary meanings of number one are that of new beginnings & purity.  When we see this digit doubled as with the 11 – then these attributes double in strength.

In numerology, the energy of number eleven represents:

  • higher ideals
  • invention
  • refinement
  • congruency
  • balance
  • fulfillment
  • vision
  • openings 

The 11 carries a vibrational frequency of balance.  It represents male & female equality.  It contains sun and moon both – while holding them both separate.  Perfect balance.

Consequently, constant reoccurances of elevens often signal us to be aware of our balance.  Balance emotion, thought, spirit – balance of masculine, feminine, – work, play – joy, sorrow – - – Elevens are magical messages asking us if we are centered or out-of-whack.

We can also derive more understanding of the symbolic and spiritual meaning of number eleven from the Tarot.  The energy of eleven is represented in the Justice card of the Tarot.  She is a classic archetype for congruency, fairness, and balance.

It is common practice in numerology to reduce number sequences.  Reducing entails adding the seqence to one number.  For example:  add 1+1 (eleven reduced) we get the number two – which is also a balance number. 

The spiritual meaning of number two deals with:

  • equality
  • justice
  • calm
  • kindness
  • tact
  • duality

These attributes of two, intertwined with the symbolic meaning of one’s make for intense combined meanings, all dealing primarily with the balance of spectrums presented to us.

When visually observing the number eleven as two straight lines side by side,  together they serve as a full meaning – two figures forming one value – one image.  However they do not touch – they are together yet separate at once.  This is symbolic of our universal connectedness – we are each connected in this universe, yet we are each separate to conduct our own wills.  

Yet another  also represents a doorway, and the spiritual meaning of number eleven often indicates a gateway into higher understanding/spiritual evolvement.

More and more my experience with the symbolic meaning of number eleven points to this gateway concept.   

Indeed, returning to the Tarot for clarity we see the pillars of Jachin and Boaz in the High Priestess card.  The Priestess is seated inbetwix the 11; she serves as the fulcrum between to pillars.  This card is also very relevant in our study of eleven because her numerical significance is two – tying into 11 when it is reduced.

As we deal with energy in our lives it is integral for us to understand we are all at once a part of it – yet we have the option to separate.

Elevens remind us our involvement in the progression of life is essential – however we must not be a slave to our involvement.  Here again, in the symbolic realm of 11, we see the theme of balance.

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