Masonic Symbol: Square and Compasses

Sunday, February 7, 2010 by arcanegirl
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Masonic Square and Compasses Symbol and Meaning: Years gone by and yet Freemason Brotherhood still exists with members all over the world.  This brotherhood will surely be around for many years to come as members’ numbers are growing with lots of people interested to become a Freemason. People   awareness to the organization could be greatly attributed to the fraternity symbols and emblems.


One of the known symbols of Freemasonry is the Square and Compasses. These Masonry symbol are visual means that teaches and reminds Freemason to its moral obligation. Although the well known Masonic Square and Compasses Symbol have no definite meaning as the word symbol defines of having multiple connotations.

The square symbol for carpenters can mean creating true lines though in Masonry it symbolizes state of moral rectitude. While the compasses can have multiple meanings depending on how you use the word compass. When you look it in the dictionary it could mean to navigational instrument for finding directions. But for Freemasonry it could mean a virtue to circumscribe to set boundaries to our passion and desires.

These two symbols of square and compasses are used to form the Masonic emblem, a representation of Freemasonry.

Square and compasses symbol are greatly seen in jewelries such as in rings, in temple, in the net or web page about Freemasonry, regalia, Freemason apparel such as shirts and Masonic lapel pins and cufflinks. Artistic Freemason shows their talent and their being a member through Masonic art and paintings. Making it totally different when you look in history where these symbols are seen in dirt, soil, stones and tracing boards drawn by stonemason artisans where meetings are held.


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