The pros say lucky 11/11 is the perfect time to turn your dreams into a reality

We spoke to numerologists about 11/11, the meaning behind the number and why it's an opportune time to stay positive

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Who's circled 11/11 in their 2022 planners? (Don't be shy—we did, too!)

Those in touch with their spiritual side are anxious for the lucky number to surface, as they believe it's the perfect time to manifest and embrace positive energy. Sure, we all could use a spoonful of positivity, but what is so significant about November 11 anyway? 

"This day represents a time of growth and the opening of new doors, especially seeing that this year 11/11 takes place during the eclipse portal where doors shut and open at a rapid pace," says astrologer Desiree Roby Antila. "You have to trust the universe throughout this process. Rather than resisting change, flow with it, adjust to it, make the most of it."

Plus, everything seems to be on our side when "one" comes into play.

"It is believed and experienced that on this particular day the universe is creating an extremely strong momentum in which your intentions or desires will manifest in a speedy way compared to other days," says Kamlesh Trivedi, a Vedic astrologer and numerology expert at Nebula.

Yes, this day represents new beginnings, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we can simply make a wish at 11:11 on November 11 and it will come true. No, it's not as easy as snapping your fingers (sorry to report). Allow the numerologists and astrologers to break it all down.

Meet the expert: Desiree Roby Antila

Desiree Roby Antila, author of Sun Signs in Love, specializes in sun signs and astrological relationships. She has been studying astrology for several decades and has written numerous articles on matchmaking, cosmic timing, forecasts, and more. Desiree also teaches astrology classes in her local community and has conducted hundreds of natal chart and synastry readings.

11/11: everything you need to know

According to Trivedi, "one" holds a lot of power in terms of numerology.

"The number 1 represents the planet Sun, which is mainly connected with the person’s energy, internal power and wellness," Trivedi says. "In numerology, each number has its own value, personality, talent, power, strength and force in a respective form. Numbers have their own language, and they can be decoded."

Expect to focus on yourself during this day and what you want from life, how you want to achieve your goals and so forth. But again, it's not just about catching the right time on the clock and snapping your fingers. You have to make an effort. 

Likewise, Roby Antila notes, "The number 1 in numerology is all about your individual direction."

Meet the expert: Kamlesh Trivedi

Trivedi has over 10 years experience working in the fields of Vedic astrology and numerology. 

So, once you've focused on your needs, it is time to start making moves.

"I feel like it's not the day so much as it is how you take action," says astrologer Renée Watt. "Speaking to the universe will be important right now, but you'll also want to make sure you're taking chances and saying 'yes' when opportunities knock."

Whether it's exploring a new relationship or making changes to your professional life, now is the time to move forward. You have the pros' permission! Sure, the slow-mo Mars Retrograde might leave you feeling a bit lethargic this month, but don't let it make you feel passive when 11/11 appears on the calendar.

"The bottom line? Do not miss this day if you want to transform your life and manifest your dreams in a certain way," Trivedi says.

Meet the expert: Renée Watt

Astrologer Renée Watt has offered her expertise for a variety of publications, including Cosmo, InStyle, Girlboss and more. She hosts a weekly podcast called "The Glitter Cast" and is a cohost of the occult livestream “Betwixt The Shadows.”

The meaning of 11/11

"11/11 creates a sort of portal, connecting our world to the realms beyond the veil," says Watt. "It is said that when these numbers align, you become a master at manifestation, which is where the idea of making a wish at 11:11 stems from."

Additionally, according to Roby Antila, seeing 11/11 means things are going according to plan...even if it doesn't necessarily feel like it.

"Whenever you see ones, it means to trust the direction that the universe is moving you towards," she notes. "Remember that it is happening for you, not to you."

(Curious to know more? Have a look at an 11/11 explainer below from astrologer and numerologist Kaitlyn Kaerhart.)

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. 

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What to do on 11/11

Don't let the opportunity pass you by. If you've been meaning to start a creative side project or get more in tune with new friends or love interests, 11/11 is asking you to take action.

"We probably have all the tools we need to get going, it’s just finding momentum to take action and move forward," says astrologer Liz Simmons. "Write down a couple of things you want to achieve within a certain time period. You can also meditate and focus your mind on something you want to acquire."

Simmons also suggests using your creativity to make a vision board, which will not only give you a visual representation of your goals but is also a fun way to kill a few hours. If you're thinking about playing with crystals, she recommends starting with hematite, clear quartz or selenite, as they're ideal for grounding and clearing. (Psst: our guide to manifesting with crystals is a helpful read ahead of 11/11!)

Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system. You can book Liz for live astrology readings, tarot readings and written readings, among other services.

11/11 tips

"November 11 is a time to connect with your spiritual sphere and a chance for you to explore that doorway to the unknown," Trivedi says. "Write down your affirmation or goal. It's one of many manifestation journaling techniques that can amplify and fuel whatever you want to bring into your life."

Ready to make it all happen? We wish you the best, dear readers!

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