Category Archives: Square

Trigrams on a Square!

Let’s place the eight trigrams on a LuoShu square. First let’s associate the trigrams to a value according to their binary representation equivalent. We need nine numbers and zero was not much in use when the LuoShu was designed. So let’s … Continue reading

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Trigram Squares

The Luoshu layout follows the  traditional convention of chinese maps, where North is at the bottom and South at the top, so number one is drawn at the bottom center and number nine at the top center. Still, this is not … Continue reading

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Taijitu as a mnemonic for LuoShu

While the LuoShu (3×3 magic square) is simple to memorize by itself, one visual trick to remember the layout of the nine numbers is the Taijitu (yin-yang symbol). Write down the numbers from one to nine following the swirling pattern … Continue reading

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666 as sum of squares

666 = 4² + 1²+2²+3²+4²+5²+6²+7²+8²+9²+10²+11²+12²

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365 as sum of squares

365 = 10² + 11² + 12² 365 = 13² + 14² 365 = 5² + 12² + 14² 365 = 3² + 4² + 12² + 14²

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The basic: Luo Shu

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Kambriel’s Squares

Kambriel   Archangel of Aquarius   KAMBRIAeL 20+1+40+2+200+10+1+30 304   18 21 26 11 25 12 17 22 13 28 19 16 20 15 14 27   4 35 36 1 30 7 6 33 5 32 31 8 37 … Continue reading

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Variation On The Luoshu of the Beast

  73 78 71 72 74 76 77 70 75 Raised (69)   73 147 2 3 74 145 146 1 75 Split   56 146 20 38 74 110 128 2 92 Spread   56 147 19 37 74 … Continue reading

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Dürer’s Melencolia I

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Making canonical magic squares

In occult literature treating of magic square talismans, we find usually the same 7 magic squares. These are the ones I call canonical magic squares. Their side length goes from 3 to 9 and they are built using one of … Continue reading

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