Master numbers are highly charged versions of their single digit representatives, they possess more potential than all others numbers, but they are also much more difficult to handle and they need time, maturity and effort to integrate into one's personality.
Master numbers are very challenging and they are also highly paradoxical: They promise enormous potential, but at the same time they can create lots of inner tension, coming from a deep desire to achieve something extraordinary.
It takes more time to integrate the highly challenging energy of a master number into one's personality, and that's also the reason why Master numbers are often late bloomers.
There are two master numbers: 11 and 22. Other systems also count 33 and even 44, 55 and so on as master numbers.
Master number 11 is a highly charged version of 2 (11 = 1 + 1 = 2). All characteristics that apply for the number 2 also apply for the master number 11, but they are often enhanced - the strengths as well as the weaknesses.
The 11 is also known as the psychics number, it's highly intuitive and sensitive and it represents illumination and a channel to the higher self.
Master number 22 is a highly charged version of 4 (22 = 2 + 2 = 4). All characteristics that apply for the number 4 also apply for the master number 22, but they are enhanced.
The 22 is also known as the master builder. It is potentially the most successful number and it can turn the most ambitious dreams into reality.
The 22 has the intuitive insights of 2 combined with the practicality of 4.
22's have to be practical otherwise they waste their potential.
When calculating your numerology numbers, you have to follow certain guidelines, otherwise you might not get the master numbers 11 or 22.
You can find detailed information on how to calculate your numerology numbers at the section: Number Calculations
For most numerology numbers, master numbers are not reduced to single digit numbers (for example: 11 = 1+1 = 2). There are only a few exceptions to this rule: Challenge numbers, karmic lessons, passion numbers, personal year-, month-, and day numbers and a few other secondary numbers.