The secret Masonic handshakes of the Blue Lodge, the first three degrees of Freemasonry. First Degree: Entered Apprentice Secret word: Boaz Second Degree: Fellow Craft Secret word: Jachin Third Degree: Master Mason Secret word: Mahabone
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".