Symbolism Of Wearing Rings On Different Fingers

January 22, 2018

Symbolism Of Wearing Rings On Different Fingers

How do you think wearing a ring on certain finger affects the opinions of others? Do you even care? Should you?  The reality is that rings send a message. For thousands of years, people have worn them to signal status, wealth, commitment, and association. Does having a ring on a particular finger signify even something more?

If you like observing and analyzing people, simply pay attention on their hands: an easy clue to the personality and subtle preferences are displayed through the choice and placement of rings.

Is there any  psychological significance, cultural relevance, family affiliations, symbol of authority or an allegiance? People use rings on certain fingers to enhance a certain type of energy. Most ancient texts and cultures advocate the wearing of rings on particular fingers to induce a mood. For example – wear a ring on your thumb if you need to express your individuality.

The positioning of the rings can tell a lot about personality of the wearer. 

 Right Or Left Hand?

Your dominant hand usually has more significance in displaying parts of your personality than your non-dominant hand.

If you are right-handed, then the right hand is your active or giving hand while the left is your receiving or passive hand, and other way around.

Rings on your dominant hand are related to a conscious thought process. Wearing rings on non-dominant hand express person's unconscious mind. Also each finger is associated with certain planet.

1. Thumb – Neptune

The thumb symbolizes the willpower in a person, and is the most independent of all fingers. This finger is connected with the inner self of a person. If you have been told to wear a ring on this finger, you would need to be particularly alert to all the changes that occur in your life. The ring would then help to boost your willpower.

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In Asia, the thumb ring was worn on the left hand as protection after releasing an arrow from a bow. The thumb ring was later associated with bravery and high status in society.

Wearing a thumb ring on the right hand, the active hand shows ambitious hesitation. The left thumb with ring on the passive hand shows inner conflict.

2. Index Finger – Jupiter

The index finger represents authority, leadership, ambition and high level of confidence. This finger is considered to represent a certain kind of power. This was particularly seen in the ancient days when powerful kings wore rings on their index finger. Thus, wearing a ring on this finger would help you get a boost in this direction.


Lacking self-confidence? Just start wearing a ring on index finger on your dominant hand.

3. Middle Finger – Saturn

The middle finger is associated with balance and represents individuality of a person, and is related to our purpose in life. Located in the middle, it is called sometimes identity finger and symbolizes a balanced life. Wearing a ring on this finger would help you to add balance to your life. It enables an individual to differentiate between right and wrong.

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4. Wedding Ring Finger – Apollo

The wedding ring finger is the fourth finger. This finger of the left hand has a direct connection with the heart. Therefore, the wedding ring is worn on this finger. It also represents emotions (affection) and creativity in a person. Wearing a ring on the right hand would help you to become more optimistic in your life.

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Interesting to know that it is associated with romance. People who wear a ring on this finger are usually drawn to romantic love stories, romantic comedies and picnics in the park.

 5. Little Finger – Mercury

The little finger first of all is associated with intelligence and also represents relationships. Worn on the active hand – shows great negotiating skills along with an excellent ability to express yourself. Worn on the passive hand, it shows a strong intuition and great listening skills.

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It represents our attitude towards others. Wearing a ring on this finger would help to enhance relationships in terms of marriage, and help to improve business relationships as well. It also helps to change a person's attitude for better. Creativity is associated with emotional and material things.


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