Is the 1/11 portal as powerful as we think? Numerologists weigh in on its significance

We're anxious to enter the 1/11 portal 2023, but are we looking for meaning in the proper places?

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We're all for a little luck, and we're hoping the 1/11 portal 2023 will lead to good fortune over the next 12 months.  

This is certainly not the first time we've gotten a little obsessed with numbers. Remember February of last year? We were all wondering how to celebrate 2/22/22 and rake in its auspicious energy. Then, when it comes to 11/11, we're always at the ready with wishes and intentions to set off into the universe. 

So now we've arrived at our first numbers-focused event of 2023, and we're waiting for that metaphorical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But is the 1/11 portal exactly what we've envisioned it to be? Allow the numerologists to weigh in. 

The 1/11 Portal 2023, according to numerologists

Is there a 1/11 2023 portal?

Though some believe we've entered a 1/11 portal, numerologist and astrologer Kaitlyn Kaerhart (opens in new tab) thinks otherwise.

"This is a very controversial opinion, but I don't believe that 1/11 is a portal. And actually, numerology doesn't speak on that, and there's no evidence of that," she says. "Even from my own tracking of cycles and days, I do not believe it's a portal."

When we catch reoccurring numbers, we're often led to believe that there is some great significance and wonderful occurrence waiting for us...which is nice, but not always so. While 1/11 is not necessarily the life-changing event we might've envisioned in our minds, it does have a purpose. 

"I do believe it is a great day to celebrate how awesome the number 1 and 11 are," Kaerhart says. 

Meet the expert: Kaitlyn Kaerhart

Kaitlyn is an intuitive numerologist, astrologer and the author of You Are Cosmic Code: Essential Numerology. She is also a singer-songwriter with a new track, "Wildfire," out now. 

What do 1 and 11 symbolize in numerology?

One symbolizes just that: one, the self, numero uno. 

"Out of all nine single-digit numbers and three master numbers, the only number that pertains to the self is the 1," Kaerhart says. "It's a really good time to reflect on the relationship with yourself, self-care practices, how you're treating yourself mind, body and soul. Anything to do with you as an individual is something to reflect on."

Perhaps that means you're ready to tackle a new goal. Maybe you need a little bit of rest beforehand. However you want to take care of you is entirely subjective. 

Then, when it comes to 11, the master number is a bit more mystical. 

"It's a number of the psyche," Kaerhart says. "This is also a good time to think, 'What is my relationship to spirit?' 'What is my relationship with my intuition?'"

And, since a double 1 adds up to 2, we could feel the need for partnership or balance, Kaerhart adds. 

How do we make the most out of 1/11?

"Set your intentions, and that can be whatever your practice dictates," says Melissa St. Hilaire (opens in new tab).

Though 1/11/23 might not necessarily be the be-all, end-all pop culture has amped it up to be, it's a great time to think about what you want. 

Meet the expert: Melissa St. Hilaire

Melissa St. Hilaire is a psychic-medium, witch and an educator at the Metaphysical Shoppe & Apothecary (opens in new tab).

"There is a belief that every January 11 is significant just because of the recurring 1's, and 3 1's in a row often means new beginnings or fresh starts," she adds.

Now that Mars is going direct and we're not feeling as lethargic as we have over the past few months, why not take advantage of this uptick in energy and use it to bring your dreams to fruition? A little drive and ambition never hurt.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)