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How to Calculate Your Pinnacle Number

If you’ve ever felt long-term cycles begin and end over the course of your life, you’ve likely sensed your pinnacles. Each of these refers to a life-altering lesson you’re working toward, and your pinnacle number determines the period that you devote to each.

Pinnacle Numbers in Numerology

Pinnacle Numbers: The Basics

During your life, you’ll experience a total of four pinnacle cycles. The length of the first depends on your individual life path number. Once the first pinnacle cycle ends, the second and third each last for nine years. Your fourth and final pinnacle cycle runs for the rest of your life.

During each pinnacle cycle, one major lesson or goal will take precedence in your life. This is a significant opportunity for personal growth. If you’re having trouble identifying the nature of this lesson, a live psychic reading can help you work through it.

Why Pinnacle Numbers Are So Important

Each pinnacle cycle encompasses a major period of your life, and the transition from one cycle to another can be difficult and even painful. Since the transition can be significant, it can begin up to two years prior to the start of your subsequent cycle, making for a long period of change. The shift to a new cycle may even incorporate major life decisions, like career changes, marriages, and even changes to your character.

Numerologists generally consider the shift from your first pinnacle cycle to your second to be the most mentally and emotionally challenging. Since this change happens in your late twenties or early thirties, it also leads you toward maturity and a more developed personal identity. Because the shift in cycle points to so much internal change, it’s important to understand your pinnacle cycles and when they begin and end.

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Pinnacle Number Meaning

Based on your life path number, your pinnacle numbers have a significant impact on the course of your life. Understand when each of your pinnacle cycles transitions to the next, and you’ll gain a better handle on major changes to come and important lessons to learn.

The pinnacles are instructive, showing us patterns and energy that we can use to accomplish many things. But it is our job to open our minds to receive because no one escapes from the experiences of the pinnacles. A cycle of nine years is a keynote to reading and timing the pinnacles.

Each pinnacle is a period of development. Each pinnacle period also has an energy. These cycles have a major influence on our lives, and the transitive period from one cycle to another always leaves a huge impression or brings changes. Each cycle depicts some feelings and situations you are to undergo through the period. The Pinnacles are always surrounded by key situations in your life, memorable emotions, and people. Each pinnacle also represents a challenge.

There are four life pinnacles and each one also has a challenge associated with it.

The first pinnacle represents the first phase of life, and it is about becoming who you are. Representing self-reliance, developing independence, and becoming an individual, this is a time to express ideas, cultivate them to achieve recognition, and attain early success in business or career. In the first pinnacle, all experiences and people are here to teach you and should be perceived in that light. It is time to lead and not be stubborn or resort to the ego. It is a time for essential learning.

The second pinnacle covers the summer of life and the period of responsibility and family. The second pinnacle covers relationships, both personal and business. It is about learning to cooperate, share, and be considerate without sacrificing yourself in the process. It can include marriage, parenting, and cooperative endeavors.

The third pinnacle covers middle age and the more mature attitudes of mind. It often involves a change of consciousness to be more philosophical. The third pinnacle is a creative time. This is a 3 energy so it can be about enjoyment, joy, and entertainment. Many people travel and participate in inspirational, artistic, or spiritual activities.

The fourth pinnacle covers late middle age and represents the winter of life. It has to do with the human and spiritual welfare of mankind. The fourth pinnacle is about achieving material and emotional security through hard work, planning, and organizing. It is a time to put constructive ideas into practice, and management of your resources to provide a solid foundation for the rest of your life.

While the pinnacles intuitively correspond to general life stages, you may be wondering exactly when they will uniquely map to the years in your life. To do that, you will need to determine your pinnacle numbers.

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How to Determine Your Pinnacle Numbers

To determine your pinnacle numbers, first, calculate your life path number. Take the month, date, and year of your birth, and reduce each to either a single digit or a master number, (11, 22, or 33). Next, add together the results until you arrive at a final single digit or a master number. This is your life path number.

Next, to determine your pinnacle cycles, you’ll either need to do some simple calculations or refer to the chart below for easy reference.

  • The first pinnacle is defined by adding the month and day of birth: (example: July 7 is 7/7. 7+7 =14 and 1+4=5) so this person’s pinnacle energy for their first period of life would be a 5. Now take the number 36 and subtract this number. This gives you the timing of the first pinnacle. In this example, it is 0-31. (36-5=35).
  • The second pinnacle is arrived at by adding together the year of birth plus the day of birth: (example:  7/7/1969;  7+1+9+6+9=32 or 5). Or, you can take the timing based on the end of the first pinnacle/start of the second and add 9 years to determine the time frame of the second pinnacle.
  • The third pinnacle is also thought to last 9 years.


Here’s a handy reference chart:

Life Path

Pinnacle Cycle (duration, year)






0 - 35

35 - 44

44 - 53

53 +


0 - 34

34 - 43

43 - 52

52 +


0 - 33

33 - 42

42 - 51

51 +


0 - 32

32 - 41

41 - 50

50 +


0 - 31

31 - 40

40 - 49

49 +


0 - 30

30 - 39

39 - 48

48 +


0 - 29

29 - 38

38 - 47

47 +


0 - 28

28 - 37

37 - 46

46 +


0 - 27

27 - 36

36 - 45

45 +


0 - 34

34 - 43

43 - 52

52 +


0 - 32

32 - 41

41 - 50

50 +


0 - 30

30 - 39

39 - 48

48 +

Turn to the Psychic Source Numerology Guide as a resource for decoding the hidden meaning of numbers, and to the many numerologists as Psychic Source for guidance as to their meaning in your life.

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by Psychic Sonata
Sonata is a master numerologist and is self-trained by utilizing the methodology of Juno Jordan, author of the “Romance in your Name.” She is also a student of the Seven Thunders “Numbers of Destiny” by Robert Camp. This method is based upon the Kabbala and a study of numerology, playing cards and astrology. She has also studied Palmistry and tea leaf readings. In numerology she charts your path by hand and calculations, not a computer. Sonata has worked in ministry for 17 years at a local church. This has given her much hands on experience with counseling, dealing with grief and the anxiety of the world today. She has also self-studied world religions, psychology and archetypes of the world. She reads her cards strictly by intuition.