In keeping with Lyons, this spell dates again to the Roman Empire, and was present in “the ruins of Pompeii, to the spell books of Scandinavia.” The phrases Sator, Arepo, Tenet, Opera, and Rotas are written out as a sq. (Arepo underneath Sator, Tenet underneath Arepo, and so forth), so it may be learn left to proper, but in addition up and down. And never solely that, but it surely’s a palindrome, that means the phrase is similar backwards.

The precise translation is up for debate, however one widespread translation is “The farmer Arepo makes use of a plough as a type of work.” The story goes palindromes are complicated for the satan, and thus provide safety. The Sator Sq. is a four-way palindrome.

“The Sator Sq. can be utilized for defense, or to decrease the ability of an evil power over you, similar to illness or the evil eye,” Lyons explains. Here is the right way to use it.