Your Soul Urge number, also known as your Heart’s Desire or Soul Desire, indicates what motivates you down deep into your core.This is the number that reveals to you what drives you from a soul-level.

This is a great number to know because it might explain some of those “irrational” thoughts and feelings you come up against – those feelings you just can’t explain, yet you feel with great intensity. How “surprising” they are to you will depend on how in alignment your Soul Urge number is with the rest of your Core Numbers.


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You have a deep need to achieve a higher state of consciousness and learn to develop satisfying relationships.

When you look deep into your soul, you have an underlying and pressing need to evolve spiritually – no matter how you define it.  Yet here’s the catch.  With the Master Number 11/2, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

It’s beneficial to understand that this will truly take a lifetime of development, so pace yourself. Your heart’s desire requires deeply felt experience and tests you over and over again.  This Soul Urge is a marathon, not a sprint.

It’s funny, because most people want to have Master Numbers in their chart, thinking that the Master Number is superior to a “regular” number.  This is just not so.  Yet let me explain.

The Master Numbers indicate that you opted into this lifetime with higher potential, yet also with more intense challenges.  So honestly, when you’re working with a Master Number, it ain’t easy. So be careful what you wish for!

This translates into life-long feelings of internal (and sometimes external) nervous tension, feelings that you’re never doing enough, being enough, doing it right, or living up to your potential.

11 NUMEROLOGYAnd those with Master Numbers are always being called upon to step up and take the lead in some fashion, to think bigger, and to make a mark.

There’s an undeniable intensity related to carrying the Master vibration with you and therefore extremely important to know how to optimize and manage it so you don’t succumb to the “crash-and-burn” that can result when you attempt to shine too brightly, too rapidly – or the self-destruction that can result when you’re avoiding or sublimating your mission.

Yours is a spiritual path.  Yet even that basic foundation can take years of trial-and-error to embrace and then act uponI love Brené Brown’s definition of spirituality.   She asserts that:

“… spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to one another by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and belonging. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives. (Rising Strong, 10).

This is at the core of your being – it is your deepest and fondest desire with an 11/2 Soul Urge to experience a profound sense of heightened purpose in your life.

The Master Numbers are innately in conflict with themselves.

What does this mean?  For you with an 11/2 Soul Urge, it means that the foundation of your deep desire resides with the energy of the number 2.  You’re a mediator, diplomat, and purveyor of love and relationship. You’re amazingly emotionally sensitive and the master or mistress of patience.

Yet then you must add on the double 1.  It’s as though you’re a Siamese twin and your twin is the Yang to your Yin.  The 1 is all about you while the 2 is all about the group.  The 1 contains the energy of drive, initiation, leadership, innovation, independence, and is often the quirky individualist.  The 1 seeks to take the lead while the 2 seeks to be the supportive power behind the throne.

So can you see how there might be a few issues along the way?

It’s a constant push/pull between wanting to tell others what to do while also wanting others to define tasks and tell you what to do.  It’s a mix of being pushed into the spotlight while there’s nothing that scares you more than that. It’s a constant wrestle with leveling the ego to manageable and productive realms.  You’re perpetually riding the teeter-totter of me/us, diplomacy/leadership, and independence/interdependence.

11 NUMEROLOGY meaningThe 11/2 is the spiritual messenger.

You bring a heightened and refined energy to whatever you do and yet here is the inherent frustration:  What you bring to the mix is somewhat intangible.  And therefore it’s difficult to trust that you’re on task or having any significant impact because what you do best is primarily etheric and energetic.

As an example or a metaphor, let’s say you’re an artist.  Your painting is on display at a gallery or museum and a lot of people come and view it.  As they experience your painting, there is something that is affected inside of the person viewing it – something changes, something that even they don’t understand, let alone are able to enunciate.  Yet your work has shifted them in an unspeakable way that will be a part of their lives forever.

This is the energy of the 11.  It’s a doorway to higher consciousness and yet it’s not something you can catalogue, define, or check off the punch-list.

The “Wounded Healer”

Underneath it all, you are the “wounded healer” and your gift is to serve as an inspired healer in whatever form you choose.  This can be through parenting, your career, your devotion to pets or causes, or any other aspect of life where you feel a deep connection.  Know that you have gifts in the realm of artistic creativity.

You’re at your optimal when acting upon healthy emotional and energetic boundaries, serving the needs of a group dynamic, and developing your relationship with yourself, with others, and with the spiritual realm.

This Soul Urge number is a powerful one demanding that you learn how to level your ego, trust your intuition, and serve as a conduit for spiritual energy to move and speak through you.

Soul Urge 11 Challenges

When you’re engaging with the challenging aspects of the 11/2, you can struggle with childish combativeness, narcissism, or be ruled by undisciplined emotions.  You can traverse through relationship after relationship without understanding why you can’t find “true love,” which often stems from an unrealistic view of “love” and how to work with the healthy give-and-take dynamic that a successful relationship requires.

Understand that – like all aspects of Numerology – this is a goal and as the Soul Urge this can feel as though it’s an underlying drive that you can’t explain – even to yourself.  Yet also understand that you’ll experience more focused and intense challenges on the path to mastering these particular aspects of your heart’s desire.

Some of your internal struggles might include being more of a “dreamer” than a doer.”  You might find that you have trouble bringing forth any of your ideas into form in the material world.  And since you’re learning all about the intricacies of relationships, you can struggle with establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.

The Journey Is The Reward

Know that your 11/2 Soul Urge is a profound journey that offers you multifaceted opportunities to create loving environments, dig deep into relationships, and bring an evolved and spiritually heightened energy to all of your interactions.  At your core, you’re a spiritual messenger who is highly intuitive and creative.

With the 11/2 as your Soul Urge, this might be something only you can see or feel.  Or alternately, you may tap into your loving diplomacy, heightened creativity, and super-charged spirituality in a substantial way.  It ultimately depends on the other numbers in your chart and how those energies mix and match with your inspired and spiritually focused number 11/2.

About Felicia Bender, Ph.D

Felicia Bender Ph.D – The Practical Numerologist is the author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create the Wildly Optimal You. She’s passionate about helping people use numerology as a tool to improve their everyday lives. She’s a contributor for The Elephant Journal, The Numinous, and is resident numerologist for See her at



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