The New Normal?

The Mason’s square and compass. Might this symbol also represent the ‘right ruler’ or ‘rightful rule‘ derived from the moral ‘compass?’

It’s time to square up. Fair and square. Back to square one. A square meal. Look him square in the face.

The Builder’s Tools

Square

Squareness is associated with rightness, just as the carpenter’s square serves as a right angle.

Gavel

Under rightful rule, there is “moral soundness and conformity to the truth.” justice (n.)

Rule

The rule is the straight edge and for measuring. The ruler implements measures and rules.

Compass

The right rule is actually directed by the moral compass. The moral compass, imagined in the mind.

In geometry, the circle, created by the compass, represents the beginning and the end – it is the roadmap for all other geometric patterns formed by the rule. For example, the vesica picis, (made by two circles of same radius intersecting at their midpoints) opens up new intersecting points that can be used to perfectly create every form – from the line (2), to the triangle (3), to the square (4)… all the way to the nonagon (9).

Yes, the compass has started it all. The compass is the beginning and the end. It is one (single center point) and it is none (O).

Beginning and end are common in the circumference of a circle.

Heraclitus, Greek philosopher (from around 500 BC)
Sourced from the book “Heraclitus: Translation and Analysis” by Dennis Sweet

The circle represents ‘within,’ as it encompasses all. The circle is created from a center point and a set radius.
It all starts within. As within, so without. The circle may also be used as a symbol of the feminine, of the womb, of the place where new beginnings take place.

The geometric root of the word ‘normal.’

Etymology of “normal”
normal (adj.)

“c. 1500, “typical, common;” 1640s, in geometry, “standing at a right angle, perpendicular,” from Late Latin normalis “in conformity with rule, normal,” in classical Latin “made according to a carpenter’s square,” from norma “rule, pattern,” literally “carpenter’s square,” a word of unknown origin (see norm). Meaning “conforming to common standards or established order or usage, regular, usual” is attested from 1828…”

The word ‘normal’ is actually derived from geometric principles: right angles, straight edges. It seems the “right rule” is placed within the compass of morality already established.

To say “the new normal” is to say “the new rule”.

A clever way to communicate a societal transition of power and rule of law, without alerting the conforming mind.

It becomes clear, then, that the compass of morality is the thing that changes. The rule of law simply follows.

*The end, for now (to be continued)*

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