Magick Squares

Magick Square Solved Step By Step

  • First you need your sentence of intent/desire.  You must convert this into numbers.
  • The number of letters will signify the size of the square you use in terms of the numbers you go up too.

Table of Numerical Conversion

  • Remember our example I WANT A CAT? Well we are going to use this to make a sigil with a magick square.  You go through the same process of reducing letters as you did with word sigils.  So, you end up with I W C A T.  Numerically this becomes 9, 5, 3, 1, 2.
  • We are going to make a 3 x 3 square.  To make this square you need to know a few things to apply the principles of magick squares.  Firstly, you need to calculate the magickal constant for the square.
  • Solve

n[((n^2)+1)/2] where n in this case = 3

3 x [((3^2)+1)/2]

3 x ((9+1)/2)

3 x (10/2)

3 x 5

=15

  • This means all rows, columns and diagonals must add up to 15 in this case.
  • The sum of the whole square will be 45 but I will get to this.
  • So, we start by putting the 1 in the center box of the top row.  This is always where you begin your magick square when it has odd numbered sides (in this case 3 being the odd number).

Placing the 1

  • The next thing we want to do is place the number 2.  Now before we place the number 2 there are a couple of rules to note;
    1. You use an up one row and across to the right one column unless the number you are placing is above the square.
    2. In this case for example 2 would be above the square so the rule is to go across one column to the right and place the number in the bottom of that column.
    3. If the movement takes you to the boxes outside the square on the right, then you remain in that boxes row but place the number in the furthest column.
    4. If the movement takes you to a box that is already filled in, then go back to the box that’s filled in and place the number directly below it.
  • If you use the rules, and you should, up one row and across the right one column takes us out of the box so we place the number 2 at the bottom of the third column.

Placing the 2

  • Next we place the 3.  So we do as follows;
    • We go up one row from the 2 and right one column which takes us out of the box.  Three is out of square when we go up one and right one from the 2.  This means we put the 3 in the furthest column. This satisfies the third rule.

Placing the 3

  • Next we place the 4.   If we do up one and right one from the 3, we see the square is occupied by 1 so we place 4 just below the three.  This satisfies the 4th rule.

Placing the 4

  • Next we are placing the 5.  We go up one from the 4 and one to the right which places the 5 dead center of the box.

Placing the 5

  • Next we are placing 6.  Up one and right one places the 6 in the top right hand corner of the square.

Placing the 6

  • Next we place the 7.  We go up one from the 6 and right one from the 6.  We notice this is outside of the box so we place it directly below the 6 so its on the correct side.  This satisfies the fourth rule.

Placing the 7

  • Now we place the 8.  We go up one from 7 and right one, we are outside of the box again. We place the 8 in the furthest column left.

Placing the 8

  • Now there is only one place left and we place the 9 in that box.

Placing the 9

  • Now quickly add up each column and each row to make sure they sum to 15.  The entire square adds to 45.
  • Then you are ready to draw your sigil from the numbers you have already placed in boxes.
  • Remember our example I WANT A CAT? Well we are going to use this to make a sigil with a magick square.  You go through the same process of reducing letters as you did with word sigils.  So, you end up with I W C A T.  Numerically this becomes 9, 5, 3, 1, 2.
  • Put a cross in the 9, 5, 3, 1, 2 box and join the lines.

A completed square