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 the Sun are 6, 36, 111, and 666. This is because:
- Each row and column of the magic square contains four numbers.
- The square contains 36 numbers total, ranging from 1 to 36.
- Each row, column and diagonal adds up to111.
- All of the numbers in the square add up to 666.
Divine NamesThe divine names associated with The Sun all have numerological values of 6 or 36. The name of the intelligence of the Sun has a value of 111 and the spirit of the Sun has a value of 666. 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 creation of the square of the Sun is messy. It is constructed by first filling in each square with numbers 1 to 36 consecutively, starting at the bottom left with 1 and working upward toward the upper right with 36. Numbers inside the boxes along the main diagonals of the square are then inverted i.e. switch places. For example, 1 and 36 change places, as does 31 and 6.
Once this is done, more pairs of numbers still need to be inverted in order to make all of the rows and columns to add up to 111. There is no clean rule to follow to due such: it appears to have been done through trial and error.
Construction of The SealThe seal of the Sun is constructed by drawing lines that intersect every number within the magic square.
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