Make a Wish! What the 11:11 Phenomenon Means

Do you see 11:11 on digital clocks, on building addresses, or in random places just when you’re having an epiphany?

Around the time that we began our official careers as astrologers, we noticed an odd trend of repeating numbers and number sequences like 222, 333, 444, and so on. (Read more about Repeating or Master Numbers here)

Often, we’d both glance at the clock at 11:11 and 1:11. Shortly thereafter, we had our first meeting with an editor at Teen People magazine (our first column). As we entered the building, lo and behold the address was 111 51st Street. We wrote an astrology column for myLifetime, and for a few years, the company’s address was 111 Eighth Avenue, 11th floor! And on and on it went. We’d have a flash of inspiration and a bus would pass by, numbered 111.

We started meeting other astrologers and intuitives who told us they saw 11:11 all the time too. Since then, more and more people from all walks of life have reported seeing the trend of repeating numbers and wondering what it means. We had to do some research on this!

Here’s what we found.

Make a Wish at 11:11

Many of our friends had been making a wish every time they saw 11:11 or 1:11 on the clock. No one’s been able to trace the origins of that one. It was just something they learned on the playground, or from a random relative, or through word of mouth. Still, we’ve found that it’s a great moment to pause and increase your awareness of what’s happening—or to set a powerful intention.

What is the meaning of 11:11?

Lightworkers and earth angels

A call to action

We uncovered an entire network of people who consider themselves “lightworkers.” Lightworkers have a mission in this lifetime to hold as much light for the planet as possible; in essence raising the frequency of love and one-ness on Earth. Seeing 11:11 on the clock is a wake up call or a reminder that you are a lightworker. We love this! Other accounts we’ve seen regard this number as a message from angels letting you know that you’re an “angel on earth,” with the same mission as a lightworker.


In her book Angel Numbers 101: The Meaning of 111, 123, 444, and Other Number Sequences, angel therapist Doreen Virtue writes about 111: “An energetic gateway has opened for you, rapidly manifesting your thoughts into reality. Choose your thoughts wisely at this time, ensuring that they match your desires.”

Don’t put any energy into thinking about fears at all, lest you manifest them. There’s a fascinating article on 11:11 by renowned psychic Uri Geller. The Kabbalah is also a 2,000-year-old belief system centered around accessing the Light, and teaches that our job is to become Lightworkers. (Doreen Virtue’s book Earth Angels is also one of our favorites.)

The Mayans and 2012

Our searches kept leading us to info on The Mayan Calendar. If you don’t already know, the Mayans were an incredibly advanced, ancient Mexican civilization with extraordinary skills in astronomy and math. Their 26,000 year-old calendar (which is associated with the “turning of the ages”) officially ended on December 21, 2012 at (you guessed it) 11:11.

Ophi speaking about the “end of the world” back in 2012

11:11 = We are all one

This date marked a re-birth of our world according to the Mayans. This new world we are moving towards is all about one-ness rather than separation. If you see 11:11, this may be another clue that you are here to advance the concept of “we are all one” across the world. Take it or leave it, it’s a beautiful ideology and we know the late Bob “One Love” Marley would approve. P.S. The widely read book The Celestine Prophecy is loosely connected to The Mayan Calendar, as are a number of other New Age and consciousness-raising texts.

As for all the “end of the world” interpretations, um, no. We are seeing the end of the world as we know it, perhaps–which means greed, separateness, lack of social responsibility, disconnection from our influence on the planet and other living things. As far as we’re concerned, that world can end and we can all rise up to a higher dimension of spiritually transformed existence. Which brings us to…

The Fourth Dimension, 4:44 and The Rise 4D (Transformational) Living

In recent years we began seeing 4:44 and 44 all the time. 1111 added up equals four. When Hurricane Irene struck the eastern seaboard in 2011, it was everywhere. Four is the number of Ascended Masters—angels and guides who are protecting and advising.

In more earthbound terms, four is the number of transformation, of raising consciousness beyond ego. Since we began studying Kabbalah, the amount of times we’ve seen 4:44 has multiplied exponentially—we even wake up at night by “accident” and see it on the clock. Wow.

According to the Global Psychics website: “The 444 that you see, is a representation of the fourth dimension as seen from a perspective of the third dimension. You are moving into the fourth dimension. Your relationship to everything around you is now changing and this is representative of this movement. This is a time to incorporate mastery of self. This is the time to step into your empowerment. Though the attributes of the fourth dimension keep you from seeing yourself as empowered, know that incorporating empowerment techniques will serve you well at this time. Every time you see the 444 re-member Mastery and Empowerment.”

Repeating numbers meaning

Do you see other repeating numbers? We’ve put together a post about it here. We also have a full Numerology section on our site too!

More resources about seeing repeating numbers

One of our favorite websites about 1111 repeating numbers is Intuitive Journal. The author has even put together an ebook about it.

Doreen Virtue has a short article on the Spirit Library website about sequences.

This Sacred Scribes site writes extensively on it, too.

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