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Here is an eerie example of the power and potentialities held in Master Numbers...both for the positive and for the negative. The following is one of the very rare cases where ALL numbers in a chart are Masters -- have a look at how these energies manifested for Michael Joseph Jackson, the Master (or King) of Pop.


Michael held power in his name, but it was the connection between that and his Lifepath number that truly cemented these energy groupings: his life by the numbers is a fascinating look into the Vibrations (suitable for a musician) that illustrate the potentials for the following Master Numbers: 11, 22, 33, 44 and even 55...an extraordinarily rare grouping of Masters to be found in one name (the 11 and 22 are relatively common, but to find 33 and 44 and 55 in one energy chart is off the scale -- no pun intended).

It is a small wonder then that Michael's life was anything but normal from the get-go -- right up until his unfortunate and unexpected passing from this reality -- if you have any Masters in your name, you might want to have a read about how they manifested for Michael.

Anyone who hasn't been living under a rock will be familiar with the life and life-story of MJ...so this is an excellent example of the rewards and accomplishments the Masters can invite into a life -- but it is also an example of what can happen when the Masters start swinging to into the negative or darker side of their inherent super-power energies.

Following are three of my articles as they were published on Ezine Articles. I hope you enjoy them and view them as intended: as my tribute to Michael Jackson's enigmatic energy and his impact upon the world -- and how that impact can be seen through the letters and numbers in his name -- for both positive and negative.


Like everyone else, I was shocked out of my shoes when I heard that Michael had died...in fact, I had come home unusually early that day and since I was feeling rather ill, I turned on the telly -- and saw the whole thing unfold on CNN.

I had often used Michael's chart in my writings as examples of the various Chaldean Master numbers since he held so many in his name. I am going to present this information as a tribute of sorts to him, to his talent, his humanity, his 'otherwordliness', his brilliance and his great love for the people of this world. He brought joy and dance and good vibrations to so many millions that will be sorely missed.

We have truly lost a Master, in more ways than one.

All of Michael's names are Master Numbers, which I must explain a bit first. These numbers are double digits, as in 11, 22, 33, 44, 55 and so on.

These energies vibrate at a higher level than the norm: 11 is a higher vibration of 2; 22 is a higher vibration of 4 and 11; 33 is a higher vibration of 6, 11, and 22 and so on. It is relatively rare to encounter a 44 or 55...never mind all of them in one name.

What this means is that his essence was indeed, 'other-worldly': he was on a different platform than most. That is just a simple vibrational fact. No matter how one changes or re-arranges his name, he always comes out a Master.

Michael was born Michael Joseph Jackson on August 29, 1958.


Michael's middle name (where his soul's desire resided) and his day of birth (29/11), or Lifepath, are both Master Number 11, the meaning of which is the Master Psychic -- or Visionary. This energy, especially when repeated, gives the holder an incredible imagination, intuitive or even psychic inspiration, potent creativity and the reputation of being stupendously talented and artistic to the point of creating MASTERpieces: this is someone who thinks or images in an unusual or unique way.

As a person, the 11 is often very warm and genuine, although there can also be a sense of mystery around them...the 11 lives in a world not all of us can share.

In Michael's case, his inner desire, as indicated by the middle name, was to dream big dreams and to see them as real -- even if only in his own mind -- but the 11 influence as his path in life lead him to realize those dreams: handling and dealing with the stark reality of those dreams made manifest was also part of his lifepath.

The name Michael and Jackson both total separately to the Master number 22, which is an intense energy source that is called the Master Architect or Builder -- the 22 can take the visionary images and dreams of the psychic 11 and bring them into the physical Earth plane: in other words, the 22 is capable of making the visions real.

To have two of these energies in one name is beyond powerful: it is simply illustrative of the reach and growth and success that Michael created, built, experienced and shared with his beloved fans. The Master 22 as a person is a focused, determined and exacting hard worker -- this energy will do whatever work is required to 'build' what they 'see', yet remains humble and unobtrusive.

The energy he presented to the world as Michael Jackson vibrates to a Master number 44, which reflects what Michael's soul really wanted to do while here: this energy is known as the Master Healer and could be seen as the 'therapist to the masses'...this is a person who, ideally, would like to right all the wrongs within the human race and heal the ills that poison the spirit body of mankind as a whole.

The 44 is a foundational energy, therefore, it is able to reach thousands, if not millions of people through words, medicine, actions...the list is limitless but the goal is the same. (Think about the fact that Obama was the 44th president - everyone looked to him to 'heal' the economy, health care system, etc.).

A natural conclusion here would seem to indicate someone who wished to heal the world through the tools available to him: his music and song.

The complete and unadulterated energy vibration that is held in his entire name, Michael Joseph Jackson, is a rarely found Master number 55.

This makes a statement about Michael's overall purpose and it is one of Justice and Fairness. Since 5 is the number of change, among other things, and also of fame, this energy would likely experience plenty of both...but the form it would take may involve intoxicating highs and crushing lows...another who holds this energy is Queen Elizabeth.

Michael's total name energy suggests that he desired fairness and justice for everyone: the scope of the Master Justice is vast: it is not about the self.

There are obviously negative aspects to all numbers and particularly to the Master numbers, but I chose not to address those in this article -- I wanted to only focus on the positive and to also point out the eerie accuracy of the Chaldean system.

Michael was truly a gift to us and an enigma we will likely never solve. But that is part of his legacy and what will keep him alive, along with his music, forever.

Rest in peace, Master J.



In my last writings about Michael Jackson, I focused on the positive qualities and characteristics of the many Master numbers found in his name: I had intended the piece as a tribute to him and to his talent.

However, in the interest of accuracy, I will now investigate the other side of this enigmatic figure by looking at the potent negatives that are naturally attached to his Master numbers - all of Michael's name energies are Master numbers, which is extremely rare, yet somehow fitting when one contemplates his spectacular career, some say bizarre lifestyle, mysterious personality, the odious accusations made against him, his difficulty in maintaining 'normal' relationships and his sudden and equally mysterious death.

In order to understand the potent energies that are attached to Master numbers, it is helpful to view the regular number scale of 1 through 9 as 'Elementary and High School' energies, that prepare the way for the 'College and University' energies of the Masters: 11, 22, 33, 44 and so on: the subjects offered in these advanced grades of learning are unusual, difficult and specialized...they are also mandatory for anyone who holds these energies in their names and the risk of failure is high.

Another detail in regard to Masters is that since they are so high on the developmental scale -- there are dues to be paid even before the lessons begin. This usually translates as some form of childhood abuse: be it mental, verbal, physical or emotional. Several Masters makes this almost a certainty - and Michael himself claimed abuse at the hands of his father.

His middle name is also his father's name and thus places his father's energy square into the middle of Michael's inner self -- I should not be at all surprised if Michael's deepest wish was to please his father, or that his father's influence, whether for ill or good was a major one in Michael's life...that is how I would read any chart with this structure. If the father's energy revolved around being impossible to please, Michael would be left standing on very shaky ground: an empire that is built upon shifting sands rather than firm foundations would carry an ominous and destructive undercurrent.

Born on the 29th (11) of August, Michael began his incarnation under the influence of the Master 11. To strengthen this influence, his soul essence (or secret inner self as found in the middle name, Joseph -- a connection to his father who also had a driven 'vision' of success for the Jackson 5) was also an 11.

The vibration of this Master number 11 is one of imagination, fantasy, mystical longings and psychic or intuitive impressions...indeed, the Master 11 is often referred to as the Visionary.

Living inside the self, privacy and daydreaming...and sometimes illusions...are the key words when describing this energy, although its idealistic goal is to heal the world, a dream which is often expressed through art, music, drama...these types are highly creative but are equally critical of their own talents.

Often dismissed as unrealistic and impractical by others, the Master 11 is so sensitive that it has difficulty relating to the harsher elements of life and prefers the haven of an escapist 'dream world'. When forced to deal with the harsh realities of life, the 11 will perform its duties with grace, but will often disappear at the first opportunity.

There are usually two distinct and different sides to the 11 (due to the two separate 1 values) and Michael was a perfect example of this paradox as while he burst into life on stage, he became almost painfully quiet and shy off stage.

Dislike of the harsher realities of life is common with the 11 and when events transpire that require long visits to this reality, the health and mindset of the 11 can suffer. This could explain the reports of his considerable use of medications and his sometimes fragile appearance: perhaps the experience of being out of his comfort zone manifested as toxic pain in his physical body. As I said, the 11 likes to live in a place of peace and love, if only in their minds.

His first and last names each total to Master number 22, the Builder or Architect. This number energy can take the visions of the 11 and translate them into reality on this Earth plane.

This vibration can amass great fortunes and material successes, which can present a tricky temptation for one with such a vivid and expansive imagination: the lure to use financial power to bring the components of fantasy to life can be almost impossible to suppress: consider the 'Disneyland Zoo' in Michael's backyard - complete with gigantic cartoon characters, playland rides and animals of all sizes...the capacity to manifest that is the 22, combined with the wealth and connections to do it and the limitless potential of a fantastical imagination would allow Michael practically anything his heart desired -- from indulging the wish for physical perfection, to living a Peter Pan life that society may not have viewed with the same innocence of the mind that created it.

This would be a good time to point out that one of the main caveats attached to the Master 22 involves a warning against immoral or unethical behaviour -- a definite possibility when someone is in the position to have whatever they wish -- and already have more than anyone could possibly want.

A pre-existing sense of 'boredom' is often responsible for the continual search for 'more': a search that often leads either to areas of the life that are unfulfilled (a healthy childhood free of abuse) or outside established and accepted boundaries of normal behaviour and habits.

Michael's highly publicized trial centered exactly upon such established boundaries...whether impropriety occurred or not is not the point -- but the energies present in Michael's name certainly set the stage for this potentiality.

In keeping with my view that the first (social) and middle (soul) names are of most import when analyzing a name, Michael's first and middle names total to another Master number: the sacrificial number of 33.

What this 33 number energy does, or attempts to do, is to aim its own activity at benefiting the masses: this leader will make (sometimes unclear) sacrifices in his personal life to allow his focus of love to fall on the world...in other words, the world becomes his family and his goal is the help others to stand in the light of love.

These energies are selfless and giving, honest to a fault and their motives are often completely misunderstood by others. A perfect example of this dichotomy is Jesus Christ, who served humanity as a whole, offered them the chance to stand in love and was sacrificed by (and for) those same people at the age of 33.

The downside of the Master 33 is its almost phobic fear of losing the respect it has earned which would lead to extreme depression and a sense of hopelessness...which in turn could lead right back to addictions or over-the-top behaviours or lifestyle choices.

As an independent unit as seen by society on the whole, the name unit of Michael Jackson totals to the Master number 44. This number energy refers directly to what he did and created while here on the Earth plane: he used his music and lyrics and dance to effect the mood of his 'family': to uplift, to cheer, to validate, to touch, to heal.

That, in fact, is the meaning of the Master 44 -- the Healer. This is the therapist to the human race, who will use whatever means assigned to him to accomplish his goal. Michael even sang that making a change begins with the 'man in the mirror'...he wanted to Doctor humanity but needed to heal himself first.

The negative side of the 44 is a massive one: since the number 4 represents fundamental issues and is connected to the earth itself, the double number energy (remember that the higher the Master, the stronger the negative energy) can cause a literal 'earthquake' -- a shakedown of all that is held dear: a career can fall into shambles, a reputation can collapse, material possessions can disappear and personal relationships can be torn apart.

Look at the last decade of so of MJJ's life. And while nothing has been proven at the time of this writing -- the suggestion of foul play in his death is beginning to surface. The 44 can herald complete destruction, or, at the very least, negotiating a deadly terrain on a constant basis.

Yet another Master number is revealed when MJJ's entire name is totaled: the Master 55. Michael has often been referred to as a 'genius' -- which is exactly what the Master 55 indicates, along with Justice and Fairness -- the Master Genius.

This person will have an exceptional talent in the brain -- this is a balance of intuition, art and intellect and is gifted with a natural sense of what is needed or right for the time...this innate knowledge and understanding allows for insight that is beyond 'norm' when making financial or legal decisions or, perhaps, when writing 'letters' to humanity in the form of lyrics to a song.

The down side of the negative energies contained in the 55 is that since the 5 primarily rules changes, communications and often fame...this name energy could suffer a fall from grace...from fame to infamy. 

Another Master 55 is Queen Elizabeth who was, rather obviously, 'crowned' the Queen of England. The reason I mention this is that Michael was 'crowned' the King of Pop...and the negative aspects of the 55 can easily take that crown away, or at the very least, cause some major slippage. However, since the Master 55 is also known for fairness and justice, I suspect there will be dealings with the justice system pursuant to his passing...and in all fairness, his crown will be returned. (Which it has been.)

In closing, I must point out that living with so many Master energies would be extremely taxing on anyone -- especially on someone who lived his life under a microscope of never ending scrutiny, evaluation and judgment.

For all that, I don't think MJJ will ever be truly understood, although I do believe that the one thing that will be understood is that he truly earned the title of the King of Pop.



Since I have already written about Michael Jackson's Master numbers, it seems natural to comment further on the letter energies held in both the M and the J -- and if you have either of these characters in your name, this is what Chaldean numerology says about each. Keep Michael in mind as you picture each energy.

The letter M is the only one pronounced with the mouth closed -- it is a curiously muted energy, yet, like a volcanic Mountain, it can also erupt with spectacular suddenness.

The M is closely connected to water, which is symbolic of the emotions and as it is ruled by the foundational and grounded number 4, expressing these emotions can be difficult, if not impossible, unless the M has an alternate avenue of release.

Also thanks to the influence of the 4, the M is inherently talented when it comes to running a business or career or any situation where governing emotions is advantageous and can achieve great success on that front -- however, the same restrictive and protective essence of the M can prevent true intimacy within a relationship -- the M will only reveal itself to trusted confidantes and these will only develop over time, however, once trust is established, the M becomes committed to and protective of their loved ones.

Suffice it to say that there is much that goes on within the energy of the M that is simply unseen -- like Michael's 'Man in the Mirror', the M can have two sides: one that is median, methodical and material and another that is mysterious, magical and even metaphysical.

Since his M appears as the cornerstone, or first letter, in his first name, the above description pertains to his social persona: what the public saw and reacted to.

The letter J, on the other hand, is connected to Michael's Domestic, or family ties and history, and is an entirely different energy than the M.

Think about the words judgment, jury and jail and then that the meaning of the J links to the past and the experiences and lessons learned there.

The J shows a leg that reaches backwards and as such is a reference point for the present: the average J has usually undergone something negative in their past which they are unable, for whatever reason, to release completely: a common pattern can be trying to change or redo what is over -- thus they have the tendency to live somewhat in the past and are consequently unavailable to live fully in the present.

Ruled by the original force of the number 1, the J will distance itself from negative events and attempt to protect itself from the possibility of these events occurring again.

The aim of the J is to overcome and succeed: it is self-reliant, determined, focused and pioneering: the J has a drive behind it that propels it forward and it will don whichever 'mask' serves its purpose in its goal to advance, while also effectively protecting the tenderness within, the vulnerability.

Seemingly paradoxically, this energy helped Michael to push forward; to excel; to express his emotions through word, music and dance...and sheer presence. The J is an odd combination of self-protection and emotional revelation: this is the actor, one who can hide behind a façade, while simultaneously revealing himself through his words.

I can't help but think of Michael's father, Joseph Jackson, (double Js) and his drive to make the Jackson 5 a success. This element was undoubtedly a large part of the persona that was Michael, especially when one considers that his middle name, his secret heart self, was also ruled by the J of Joseph, which would serve to strengthen the familial and formative aspects of his early years, which, as we all know, can greatly impact our adult years.

In Michael's case, his paternal relationship was never resolved: he won the love and admiration of millions...but never won the same from his own father.

To his credit, he was truly there for his children. He lavished love and understanding upon them and thus, broke the cycle of emotional distance that had been visited upon him. 

This brief glimpse into some of the energies that drove Michael might allow us to somewhat understand and appreciate his motivations and actions...but he will always remain an unsolved mystery to us and I find that strangely appropriate.


Heather Lagan