Numerology: Master Number 33/6 (The Illuminated Nurturer)

Thirty-Three/Six: The Illuminated Nurturer

by Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist

Your Life’s Purpose:

To use your nurturing and healing gifts to serve yourself and others in a joyful and accepting way.

(Please read the description of the 6 Life Path, because that is the foundational energy that defines your life’s purpose.)

The Master Number brings with it an intensity that is undeniable and “ups the ante” substantially. I’ll say that you’ve come with a higher spiritual purpose, no matter how you might define that. The Master Numbers bring with them a higher vibration.

So in practical terms, this means that you’re going to feel high-strung when you’re working with a Master Number as your Life Path. You’re going to feel a constant push and pull to be more and do better, sometimes to the point of distraction. You might also notice that you have higher expectations for yourself, even when others can’t see that those feelings are going on inside of you.

So what does that mean for you on a practical level? It means that you’re here to “master” your life. It means that you have some significant strengths and more intense challenges. The bottom line for you: It’s not easy!

In Alignment:

Family-oriented, idealistic, responsible, artistically creative, supportive, devoted, loving, sensible AND helping and healing others on a grander scale, high-level creativity, selfless service performed with joy and with a heightened level of emotional self-expression, and masterful communication.

Out of Alignment:

Perfectionist, critical, idealistic to a fault, self-righteous, meddling OR irresponsible, indulgent, non-committal, self-absorbed, egomaniacal, addictions, self-destructive through elevated self-righteousness and demanding perfectionism AND self-absorbed, self-destructive, belligerent.

The Key:

How can you make your mark as a compassionate healer, compelling visionary, and joyful and inspired creative communicator?

With the 33/6, it’s all about coming to terms with your need for perfectionism and control and instead using your talent for inspired creativity to help and heal others—wherever they happen to be in their life journey. Honestly, I find that this Life Path number is tremendously challenging and can try the patience of a Saint—because let’s face it—it’s a rather “saintly” job description! It’s a delicate balance between your over-weaning sense of responsibility (or irresponsibility) and joyfully diving into using your emotionally sensitive and creative gifts in the service of others. It’s an intense Life Path and takes a lifetime to understand and act upon in a constructive way. It’s not only service-oriented, it’s also highly creative.

The Message:

You can be knocked off course if you don’t reign in your unyielding and controlling perfectionism that presents itself as assertive judgment and criticism—of yourself and other people. Understand that you probably won’t come into your full power as a Master Number 33/6 Life Path until later in life—into your 50’s and beyond. It takes a while to get enough experience under your belt to find your passionate focus. Be patient and know that you’re here for higher-level service in the world, although it won’t be an easy ride—yet it’ll be amazingly gratifying. Addictions can come into play—as well as making your world extremely small in order to feel in control of all aspects of it or living an intensely superficial lifestyle.

Master Numbers: A paradox?

I like to point out that the Master Numbers actually conflict with themselves.

For instance, the 33 is a double 3—all about creative self-expression, communication, emotional sensitivity, performance, and joy.

Yet the foundational energy for the 33 is the 6, which is all about home and family, responsibility, higher service, and visionary pursuits.

So can you see how—if you’re on a 33/6 Life Path—you might feel ever-so conflicted most of the time?

When you understand the demands the Master Numbers place on you, the you can begin to work with yourself in more effective ways that can potentially harness all that amazingness you have to offer without crashing and burning in the process.

The main advice I have for anyone experiencing Master Numbers is this: Working with Master Numbers is a marathon, not a sprint!

You must train, be flexible, pace yourself, and invest in the right equipment. Otherwise, you’ll either burn too bright too quickly, or you’ll deaden the flame and always feel as though you were meant for more yet will never find the courage or strength to take risks and move yourself and your enterprises to the next and higher level.


Felicia Bender, Ph.D. is The Practical Numerologist and author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create The Wildly Optimal You. You can get your numerological groove on at