Freemasonry Symbols

Masonic “G”

The most recognizable symbol of freemasonry is the masonic “G”. The Letter G stands for “Geometry”, which is the mathematical science upon which Architecture and Masonry were founded.

The letter G in Freemasonry stands for both the Great Architect of the Universe and Geometry….or, to be more technically correct, it stands for Geometry under the Great Architect of the Universe.

Just as the Supreme Architect of the Universe watches the revolutions of the planets and stars in the sky, so does HE, who placed each of us here, watch each of our movements, hears not only our words, but our thoughts, as well …and it is to HIM that we are ultimately responsible.

Square and Compasses

In speculative Freemasonry, this emblematic symbol is used in Masonic ritual.
The Square is an emblem of virtue in which we must “square our actions by the square of virtue with all mankind”.

The Compasses exemplify our wisdom of conduct,… the strength to “circumscribe our desires and keep our passions within due bounds”.

When these 2 Masonic tools are placed together with God (the Creator) as our central focal point… (just as King Solomon built God’s Temple, first… and then built his house around it), peace and harmony is the result.