The Meaning of 111

Image - 111I receive a lot of numerology questions regarding the meaning of divine signs in the form of numbers, especially the triple number sequences. In the past week, you’ve been asking me about the symbolic meaning of all the 111’s we’re seeing this year.

1.1.11 — 1.11.11 — 11.1.11 — 11.11.11 | 1-1-11 — 1-11-11 — 11-1-11 — 11-11-11

In numerology, in addition to the significance of triple number sequences, 11 and 22 are master numbers — they are not reduced. So, the four dates we’re seeing this year written out in conventional abbreviations are composed of 1’s, 11’s, and 111’s.

January and November have always proven to be among the most “successful” — maybe active is a better term — months for my creative productivity, intuitive practice, and business. I tend to initiate or launch projects during these two months more than any other.

The Meaning of 111

111 — Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts (ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty controlling or monitoring your thoughts). This sign can also signal that your thoughts are evidence of the start of a new cycle in your life and that the thoughts you are having are related to the start of a new cycle in your life.

The Meaning of 1
Some of the keywords associated with the numerological meaning of the number one are:

Unity, Beginning, Focused concentration, Goals, Action, Independence, Originality, Courage, Invention, Leadership, Initiative, Self-Reliance, Ambition, Pioneer, Will, Conscious, Positive.

The Meaning of 11
Some of the keywords associated with the numerological meaning of the number one are:

Angelic Messages, Inspiration, Intuition, Channeling, Invention, Mysticism, Spiritual, Teacher, Ideals, Romance, Artistry, Energy, Enthusiasm, Creative Communication, Christ-Consciousness, Love, Vision, Joy.

My personal interpretation for the year 2011
1’s are about personal will, ambition, self-reliance; 11’s are about doorways, portals, opportunities.

I hear the following message in these sequences of 1’s — a simplified, bottom-line mantra:

“Do not wait to discover doorways — make them.”

What do you plan to make happen this year?

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    • says

      Madame, you have posted my favorite kind of comment. Around here (when I’m not blathering on with some personal history) I strive to psychically eavesdrop on the collective of SYS readers, cherry-pick a topic, and serve it back at you, just like I’m reading your mind or something.

      I love it when that happens.

  1. says

    Interesting… My horoscope today said “Ask for what you really want, and you will get it. If you ask for what you think you want, it’s not the same thing.”

  2. says

    Wow, Slade. This is about the 3rd or 4th time I’ve encountered information about 1,11, & 111 since the new year began. It is a message I must need to hear repeatedly: Think only those thoughts you wish to take root and manifest!

    I’m a November baby, so maybe 20-11 is meant to be a break-through year.

    Thank you!

  3. Charlotte says

    Hi Slade,

    Thanks so much for this, noticed 111 a few times on the bus home this evening, wondered what was up with it, and came across this splendid post!

    Thank you, and all the very best to you for 2011!

  4. says

    Thanks for this timely reminder to get my thoughts in order. 2011 is my year to manifest. Tomorrow is a great day to focus on being instead of becoming.

  5. WAS says

    Thanks for this article, Slade. Ever since I started “awakening” a few years ago, I started noticing triple numbers *everywhere* – time on the clock, phone numbers, addresses, license plates, etc. Just the other day, I saw triple numbers from 0-9 (except for 7s) all in one day. It’s like a game for me. I thought “all I need it 7s to complete the set” and, of course, got those early the next day. I had a good laugh and sent a wink to my guides.

    I’m now starting to see 1s more often and a psychic once told me that just before I meet my “real deal” partner, I would see 1s everywhere. I hope that’s the truth(!)…. but also realize that it could just be that a lot of businesses (like cabs and leasing companies I notice) use 1111 in phone numbers, etc. to make remembering their information easier. LOL Which makes me worry about the cab company with 666 in their phone number. ;-)

    Unless I have a big issue going on my life, I don’t take them as big messages, just a reminder that my guides are with me throughout the day.

    • says


      My general rule of thumb is when the numbers feel like signs, I treat them as messages.

      It’s pretty easy to know the difference — your body knows it. You automatically wonder what they mean, it’s your first instinct.

  6. cha says

    Hi Slade

    Thank you for this site — it really helps those of us searching for the meaning of 1111. I am one of those who has seen 1111 on clocks, books, etc… My birthday is 11-11-11 and I am turning 29 y.o. When you add 2+9 = 11. My name also is 11 letters. Just wanted to know, does it have deeper meaning?


    • says


      No wonder the number 11 has so much significance for you. The age 29 is significant in astrology — you are entering an important period of life known as the “Saturn Return.” You may wish to search online for “Saturn Return” to find out the general meaning. For you as an individual, you may wish to have an astrologer look at your chart and determine the position of Saturn in your chart, which will provide more information about how that affects your karma and your life purpose.

      Here is the link to another post on Shift Your Spirits where you can calculate the numerological meaning of your name.