In the Western Occult Tradition, each planet has traditionally been associated with a series of numbers and particular organizations of those numbers. One such method of numerological arrangement is the magic square.
Associated NumbersThe numbers associated with Mars are 5, 25, 65, and 325. This is because:
- Each row and column of the magic square contains five numbers.
- The square contains 25 numbers total, ranging from 1 to 25.
- Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
- All of the numbers in the square add up to 325.
Divine NamesThe divine names associated with Mars all have numerological values of 5 or 65. The names of the intelligence of Mars and the spirit of Mars have a value of 325. These values are calculated by writing out the names in Hebrew and then adding up the value of each included letter, as each Hebrew letter can represent both a sound and a numerical value.
Construction of The SquareThe square is constructed by arranging the numbers consecutively in a pre-arranged pattern. In general, numbering moves down and to the right. Hence, 2 is down and to the right of 1. When the down and right motion would take you off the edge of the square, it wraps around. Thus, since 2 is on the bottom edge, 3 is still to the right of 2, but it's at the top of the square instead of the bottom.
When this pattern runs up against numbers already placed, the pattern shifts two rows down. Thus, 4 is on the left, 5 is one down and one to the right of 4, and if that motion were to be repeated it would collide with the already placed 1. Instead, 6 appears two rows down from 5 and the pattern continues.
Construction of The SealThe seal of Mars is constructed by drawing lines that intersect every number within the magic square.
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