What is a magic square?

the magic square

Numbers have existed since the dawn of time. They are part of every human being’s life. The origin of the magic square dates back to a time prior to the Christian era and traces of it can be found in every ancient civilization such as the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Hindus, the Chinese or even the Hebrews. Not only is the magic square an introspection tool and a useful medium for clairvoyance, it is also much more than a mathematical table and holds many secrets!

The magic square in mathematics

In a magic square, the sum of each horizontal line, of each vertical column and of each diagonal is equal to the same number “S”, which is called magic total.
Thus, there are 8 sums (3 horizontally, 3 vertically and 2 diagonally) in the square amounting to the same total.
Example of a 3-column magic square, with S = 15:



  • 1st line: 6 + 7 + 2 = 15
  • 2nd line: 1 + 5 + 9 = 15
  • 3rd line: 8 + 3 + 4 = 15


  • 1st column: 6 + 1 + 8 = 15
  • 2nd column: 7 + 5 + 3 = 15
  • 3rd column: 2 + 9 + 4 = 15


  • From left to right: 6 + 5 + 4 = 15
  • From right to left: 2 + 5 + 8 = 15


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The Magic Square and Pythagoras

Pythagoras is a Greek mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 6th century B.C. He is renowned for his works on subjects such as Multiplication Tables and the theorem bearing his name, Pythagoras’ theorem, which still forms part of the foundations of today’s Mathematical Sciences.
Inspired by the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs, Pythagoras is the one who laid the foundations of numerology and also of the magic square. Based on his numerological work, he left a message intended for future generations: “Everything is numbers”.

The magic Square used for divination

The magic square enables us to know the cause of existing situations as well as the cycles of the future. Thanks to it, it is possible to get a better overview of situations that might arise and thus be braced for the unexpected events of life.
The magic square’s aim is to lead you to better know yourself. In this regard, the magic square is an introspection and divination tool.

The magic square and name numerology

A reading performed using the magic square relies on one of the principles of numerology, namely the correspondence between letters and numbers from 1 to 9, as well as these two specific numbers: 11 and 22.
Life is made up of numbers, the influences of which come across each other, become weaker or stronger depending on their power and position. Every number, every color, every sound vibrates. We’re living in a world of vibrations.
Through the magic square, these numbers also enable us to know about the conscious or subconscious reactions that will take place on the physical and spiritual planes.

First names and last name given at birth make it possible to form a magic square. A simple calculation transforms names into key numbers. They are examined, each one is compared to another, and then, they are combined to draw up a numerological study.

Magic square and astrology

Magic squares have been famous since Antiquity when they were often used as instruments for magical or divinatory rituals, or as talismans.
In this regard, magic squares are connected to astrology and correspond to 7 planets:

  1. Saturn
  2. Jupiter
  3. Mars
  4. The Sun
  5. Venus
  6. Mercury
  7. The Moon

In the form of lucky charms, each planet is symbolized by its magic square on the metal that corresponds to it.
The goal of this magic is to come into contact with the invisible world and communicate with the spirits that inhabit it. One of the means to achieve it is to use traditional symbols such as magic squares, bearers of the power able to favor the aforementioned contact with the Beyond.


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