SATOR SQUARE: Magic Square of Letters:
Derived from Pater Noster
There exists a group of anagrams of supposed occult significance, based on the 4 letters of the word “TAROT”.
They read ROTA TARO ORAT TORA ATOR which is a bastard mixture of Latin, French, Hebrew and Egyptian,
where the words mean:
Rota = the wheel or cycle
Taro = the Tarot or Book Of Thoth
Orat = to Speak or Teach
Tora = the Torah or Law
Ator = Hathor, the Goddess of Love.
When stringed all together, it means:
The Wheel of Tarot Speaks the Law Of Love.
These cryptic 4 Letters of T-O-R-A are visible on the Wheel of Fortune, the 10th Tarot Card from the 22 possible Major Arcana.
Some scholars belittle this clever play of words because it is not a Palindrome, meaning it does not read the same as it does forward like the famous quintet and magic square based on Letters:
SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS
which is an early Christian or possibly Mithraic charm which is at once a palindrome, a «magic square» (reads the same in columns as in rows) and a charm built entirely from the letters of “PATER NOSTER,” or «Our Father.»