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 become a masterful teacher and manifest inspired practical ideas into form and practice.

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 22/4, 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 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. 

And 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 upon.  You’ll find that you’ll have even higher hurdles to jump and more complicated road blocks to work around, over, and through. I 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). 

22 MASTER number in NUMEROLOGYThis is at the core of your being – it is your deepest and fondest desire with a 22/4 Soul Urge to build something of lasting value in the world – and to use your strong knowledge base to teach and instruct others.

The Master Numbers are innately in conflict with themselves.  What does this mean?  For you with a 22/4 Soul Urge, it means that the foundation of your deep desire resides with the energy of the number 4.  You’re the ultimate teacher, developer of systems, and purveyor of hard work while meeting clearly defined goals.

Yet then you must add on the double 2.  It’s as though you’re a Siamese twin and your twin is the Yang to your Yin.  The 2 is all about diplomacy, patience, love, and is highly emotionally sensitive while the 4 is all about gathering knowledge, building and maintaining systems and foundations in life, and going about it all in a reliable and steady fashion. 

As Numerologist Glynis McCant’s observes, the 2 and the 4 are “business” numbers – the 2 is in the business of love and relationship and the 4 is in the business of security and stability. The energy of the 4 is related to limitation and feels most comfortable with rules and often sees things as “black or white,” while the energy of the 2 is related most directly with emotions and focuses first and foremost on the needs of others.

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

It’s a constant push/pull between wanting to play by the rules, color within the lines, and stay “inside the box.”  Yet the Master number is asking you to risk – to step into the spotlight, into leadership positions, and trust in your ability to manifest and have positive effects in the larger scheme of things. It’s a constant wrestle with letting go of micromanaging while taking the plunge and thinking bigger.  You’re perpetually riding the teeter-totter of “let’s just stay home” and “let’s build this and bring it to the world.”

The 22/4 is the master builder and the master teacher. 

You can be the work-horse of the world and that attribute can often tip over into the realm of the work martyr – “If you want something done right you just have to do it yourself” attitude. 

Understand that most Numerologist’s will say that the number 22 is the most powerful force in Numerology. This energy carries with it a potent ability to manifest great things – yet the requirements are focused goals, organization, and dogged enthusiastic step-by-step processes. 

The trick is to understand that this isn’t the energy of the “slap and dash” sort-of enterprise.  It’s the energy of slow and steady progress – of building something solid, tangible, and useful.  The 22 comes to work early and goes to bed late (metaphorically speaking). If you expect this to be a light frolic, you’ll be in for a jolt.  Yet if you expect to get a core feeling of satisfaction and purpose by taking the time, energy, planning, and passion to get from point A to point Z, then you’ll be using this powerful energy optimally.   

22 MASTER BUILDER in NUMEROLOGYYour gift is to serve as an inspired “master builder” and teacher in whatever form you choose. 

You’re at your optimal when recognizing and blazing through limitations – both external limitations and limitations that are self-imposed. This Soul Urge number is a powerful one demanding that you learn how to focus and manifest in the practical world. You’re in it for the long haul!

When you’re engaging with the challenging aspects of the 22/4, you can struggle with being hard headed, bossy in a not-so-useful way, and inflexible.  If you work with the underactive elements of the 22/4, you’ll veer toward an inability to set down roots, be incapable of making a decision or commitment about work, family or career – or simply opt out of anything requiring dedication or hard work. 

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.

Internal Struggles & Life Challenges

Some of your internal struggles might include being discouraged or “done in” by the intense requirements of this demanding Soul Urge.  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 setting goals and making it happen, you can struggle with giving up before you even begin, or lack the fortitude to stick to something long enough to see it come to fruition.   

Know that your 22/4 Soul Urge is a profound journey that offers you multifaceted opportunities to create a solid, steady, and stable home environment while also creating things of lasting value in the world – whether that’s by using your teaching and knowledge skills or creating actual products that benefit people’s everyday lives.  At your core, you’re a spiritual guide who is highly intuitive and also immanently practical.

With the 22/4 as your Soul Urge, this might be something only you can see or feel.  Or alternately, you may tap into your masterful teaching, embrace your heightened ability to work hard to achieve goals and make positive use of your 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 22/4. 


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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