So, back on November 17th I turned 33 years old. I was pretty excited about it, not because of my birthday so much, but more because I had always heard about the significance of the number "33" in numerology and the occult as a "Master Number" alongside the numbers 11, and 22. The deeper I looked into it, the more I saw that there were different interpretations of this concept.
The most consistent bit of information that seemed to be uniformed across all schools of thought was the idea that the number 33 represents master teachers and greater guidance's from another realm or dimension. Some say it is representative of angels, higher spirits, or devas, while some say that the number 33 also brings with it protection and luck.
The human spine is made up of 33 individual bones. This is important to note for two reasons; humans are the only species of creature on this planet that have the capability of walking upright, which differentiates us from other animals and beasts, and, the spine is absolutely crucial to kundalini meditation. The kundalini refers to the tail or base of the spine, and it is usually associated with sex and sensuality. In meditation, it is said that the chakra centers of the spine open up, and through the tail bone, energy rises up like a serpent, giving strength and balance to the body.
There are also biblical meanings behind the number 33. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ performs 33 miracles before being crucified at age 33. The number 3 itself is also representative of the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. There is the idea presented by Doreen Virtue, a renowned spiritual teacher, that the number 33 is also refers to Jesus being present in your life and giving you guidance. So, the most often you see the number 33 in your everyday life, the more likely it is some Higher Guidance is present with you in spirit to help you in your troubles.
The meaning behind the number 33, through numerology, is pretty abstract and is of course up for interpretation. It's one of those things that depending what you read you will connect with what you are looking for and disregard the rest. I do like how the author Nicole Brown puts it in an article she wrote for Spiritual Wisdom Magazine.
"If you have noticed lately that you are continuing to see the Number 33, you are being asked to listen to your inner guidance. A role that you have played with someone has now ended, and it is time to move on to greener pastures. Become aware of the animals and gentle souls that you are surrounding yourself with. Connect with nature again, for it is there you will find your balance. Keep an eye on your finances, and start saving for that ‘rainy day’, you’ll be so glad that did. Have faith that it all works out in the end. Give your strength and voice to a higher calling. Your energy and understanding is much needed. Phone a friend. Don’t be a stranger. The Universe is showing you the way. Trust it."
- Nicole Suzanne Brown, "NickiB.", "The Spiritual Meaning of the Number 33", Spiritual Wisdom Magazine
In Unarius, through the guidance of Ruth Norman and her higher-self of URIEL (which stands for "Universal Radiant Infinite Eternal Light"), we also know that 33 is a significant number for our whole planet since we are vying to become the 33rd planet of the Interplanetary Confederation. In the liturgies and channeled material of Unarius, with the guidance of Ruth Norman and the efforts of her students, we find that the planet Earth has been part of a long existing master plan to be liberated from lower forces and to join the Interplanetary Confederation and exist in a more positive and progressive manner. When this occurs, it will be a complete paradigm shift for the entire planet.
So, there is definitely a lot to research on this topic, and like all spiritual concepts a large part of it is interpretation. I like that best. I would be greatly disappointed if any of this were taken verbatim or if it was easy. As an abstract science the occult will always be filled with surprises, and with that a whole series of lessons can be learned. I really hope my 33rd year of life on this planet will be a good and luck-filled one. I'm certainly going to put all of my efforts into it.
Below are the links to the articles I read for this post.