|8-point Compass Rose|
Compass rose (also wind rose) is a compass whose directions or points are symbolic of the petals of a rose flower. The different directions of the compass are different people, religions, cultures, tribes, nations, languages, races, etc. The compass rose teaches that the different directions (our differences and diversity) are united in love.
No where is this Love more eloquently spoken about than the Song of Solomon where the Compass Rose was described as the Rose of Sharon. God identified himself with the Compass Rose as follows:
"I am the rose of Sharon" (Song of Solomon 2:1) "KJV"
Rose of Sharon: Compass Rose
I am the rose of Sharon: God is the Compass Rose.
Identifying God as the Rose of Sharon implies that God is Love symbolised by the compass rose. God is not a specific religion, tribe, race, nation, ideology, civilisation or culture; Rather, God is the Love that binds us all. And the compass rose symbolises that universal love.
Muslims are very accurate in describing that a specific religion like Islam is a specific direction (qibla) on the compass. The direction (the qibla) of Islam on the compass is Mecca, and the compass box inside the Well of Souls is contains an 8-point compass rose.
The relationship between heaven and the compass is ratified by the Bagua in Chinese Cosmology. The Bagua, though structurally an 8-point compass rose, is the centre of the knowledge of the chaos and harmony defining the nature of God.
In Chinese Cosmology, the 4-point compass, made up of the four cardinal points (North, East, West and South), is called Sixiang.
Sixiang (the four cardinal directions) is the four winds described as the four living creatures surrounding the throne of God. Humanity is divided into four major groups where each group is a creature. A group is called a living creature because it is made alife by the human components.
Ying and Yang constitute the polarity made up of the following two cardinal directions: south pole and north pole. Here human beings are categorised into two conflicting groups such that 'Yin Yang' implies judgement. In 'Yin and Yang' one side is described as good or light and the other side is described as evil or darkness. Both sides are trapped in a conflict between good and evil.
'Yin Yang' is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil described in the Bible.
'Yin Yang' is the ultimate barrier between God and man. It is a place of confusion; the chaos it creates ensures that man never ascends from here to the harmony called God.
Angels are assigned at the level of 'Yin Yang' to execute judgement on humans; the judgement is called a flaming sword.
In reality, humans are the angels executing judgement against themselves. They are the ones accusing each other, and in the confusion, preventing themselves from advancing to harmony (God).
Electricall, Yin and Yang are negative charge and positive charge respectively. Magnetically, Yin and Yang are the south pole and north pole respectively. In magnetism, two like poles repel and two unlike poles attract. Yin and Yang attract or unite to form one humanity since Yin and Yang are two opposite poles. The negative charge and the positive charge are united to form a neutral system called Yinyang.
Neutrality is the non-judgment known as the tree of life. Here, the different directions of the compass point back to the centre of the compass. Since God is the centre, and God is love, all humans are united in Love at neutrality and non-judgment.
Since the rose flower signifies love, the different directions of the compass are different petals or divisions or parts of Love.