What is the meaning of each
finger for rings ?
When were first asked this
question, other than a wedding ring we had no idea. But it ate at us for awhile
so we decided to ask for some help from our irregular e-letter readers as we
were sure we find answer. Our many thanks to those that have contributed to this
Please note these answers
are not in any order of importance or relevancy but simply in order of receipt.
design a ton of rings and people always ask me this question!!!...
so glad you emailed me about this......Here we go:
Jupiter (Index Finger) Leadership, Executive Ability,
Self-Esteem, Ambition for Power, Money, Spiritual/Religious Authority
(Amethyst Lapis Lazuli Blue Topaz) In the Jupiter finger we focus on the
most outer aspects of life, our relationships with others and the power
sharing balance that takes place there. Any emphasis on the finger of
Jupiter will tend to bring out the qualities of leadership, executive
ability, ambition, and self-confidence. The Jupiterian personality is
strongly driven and find themselves placed in executive roles often in
spite of themselves. This is also the place to find the energy for
material and financial motivation and gain.
Saturn (Middle Finger) Responsibility, the Law both Universal and
Human, Justice, Sense of Right and Wrong, (Rose Quartz, Coral)
Stones that feel soft, soothing. Aturn has been called "the balance
wheel" of the hand or the personality. It is here that we find the
qualities relating to universal and human law and justice and our
relationship to them. To emphasize the role of Saturn is to emphasize the
sense of what is right and wrong, what is proper in any given situation.
Other qualities related to Saturn are a certain tendency toward
introspection. Saurn in its extreme can develop into a tendency to
secretiveness. Saturn carried too far tends to be weighty, heavy and
sad. My own palmistry teacher used to say that "everybody has more
than enough of the qualities of Saturn." It would be rare that
a person would want to bring greater emphasis to this particular aspect.
Apollo (Ring Finger) Love of Beauty, Creativity, Expression of self,
Relationship with Others (Jade, Turquoise, Moonstone, Amethyst) Apollo is
called the "ring finger" for good reason. Its qualities are some
of those which are best emphasized and which most benefit from the the
wearing of a ring to emphasize those qualities. Apollo represents, above
all, creativity. It is creativity in artistic expression, in
craftsmanship, indeed creativity in every endeavor of life. Apollo is the
cultivation of the love of beauty in all its forms but especially of the
natural world. Apollo represents the "tree-hugger" in all of us.
Apollo is that energy within each of us which gives rise to expression of
self on every level It is supportive of all other energy and lends them
grace, beauty and compassion.
Mercury (Small Finger)
Intuition, Communication, Quick Intelligence (Amber Moonstone Citrine)
Mercury is the energy of communication. Think of Mercury as your antenna
both receiving and transmitting. Mercury is your communication skills not
just verbally but in every way. Receptively, Mercury is your intuition,
way you receive all information, all data, and with what sensitivity you
receive that data. Strong Mercury skill manifest as what we see in our
times as bright intelligence. Easily carried away with itself, Mercury can
turn into the con artist quite easily and this not only towards others but
towards one's self. Be wary of what filters you might want to place on
these important functions. Picture the giant diamond sparkler on the hand
of the Mafioso.
Thumb The Will, Personal and Universal. Self-Assertion (Garnet
The thumb is the only finger not named for one of the
Greek gods. It's just the thumb, but it is all-important because it
represents the quality of will, both personal and universal. We all need
this quality but the thumb is so emphasized in the hand by the very nature
of our anatomy that it would be unusual for a person to need to emphasize
the quality of will except on a fairly temporary basis. Be careful of
wearing rings here and be attentive to any changes that occur in the time
you are wearing such a ring.
attached some of my rings! and my website is www.jenboaz.com
take a look! Thanks again, Jen
I did a paper years ago in
Anthropology about wedding and marriage traditions...
Ancient Romans believed that there was a vein that led from the third
finger of the left hand directly to the heart and thus wore their wedding
rings there. Ah, romance...
I always heard that you wear
your wedding ring on the 3rd finger of your left hand because - supposedly
- there's a vein/artery/blood thingy that runs from it directly to your
It is common for widows to
move their wedding ring from ring finger to middle finger. This
information is from the 1500s according to the Tyler-Adam
Thumb means you are a doctor
Index means you are a merchant
Middle finger means you're a fool (or to hindus it means you will be
bitten by a scorpion)
Ring finger is for students
Pinky is for lovers
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This question is intriguing -- I could not find anything much about that
in any amulet and talisman type books -- just about stones and metals etc
there -- but then I came across an old picture of the palm of the hand
showing which planet rules which part of the hand-- and each finger is
ruled by a different planet ( In astrology different parts of the body are
"ruled" by different signs/planets)
So I got to thinking, why
do people wear rings ? Status---social, financial, familial /Communication
of......./social and work affiliations/ sign of an accomplishment and/or
affiliation and of course for adornment---- among other reasons so how do
these reasons fit in with the astrological ruler of each finger ? Rings
here often worn to "make a statement"
=Love -- beauty--- adornment--attention
First finger-- Jupiter = Leadership, self esteem .strength of will
and mental energy, prudence, optimism, expansion .Signet rings and
Seal rings traditionally worn here denoting the status/power of the
Second finger-Saturn = Hard work leading to success , perseverance,
"establishment" the corporate world .Rings not often worn here
as they can block the flow of energy.
Third finger----Sun = The right hand ring symbolizes these attributes;
Independence, freedom ,honor, pride, wisdom,creativity and eloquence. The
left hand Marriage, engagement, class rings are also often worn on this
Fourth finger---Mercury =
The planet of communication--rings on this finger said to have been used
to signal messages in e.g. Roman times. Birthstone rings are often worn
here. Also smaller unobtrusive rings can be easily noticed on this
A fun puzzle to think
about ! Hope all is well with you ! I saw some of your stampings making up
jewelry in Vogue magazine recently ..Neat stuff!!
The Meaning of Rings and
6/2/2008 This is a public story.
Rings are circles. In all cultures the circle is a symbol of unity and
eternity, encompassing all. In early cultures, rings were considered
magical or sacred through their association with the sun, moon and gods,
thus giving protection to the wearer by binding one with power and
Some of the magical
mythology of ancient times still influences how and why we wear rings.
Kings, priests and healers wore rings on the index finger because that
finger was thought to be especially powerful. Medicines were applied to
the body with the index finger to give speed and power to their effect.
Even today, wearers of healing gemstones wear the rings on the index
finger to take the best advantage of the curing energies.
The strongest magical
tradition that still holds fast today is the one about the third or ring
finger. The ring finger was thought to contain a nerve that went directly
to the heart. Wearing a wedding or engagement ring on the ring finger
still symbolizes the binding commitment and union of hearts.
The Meaning of Fingers
When Wearing Rings:
Right Hand vs. Left
In the dual nature of
man, the right and left hands are part of his whole being yet represent
his twofold conscious and subconscious mind. The left hand (the
subconscious) is a reflection of his deeply buried instinct, beliefs and
attitudes. The right hand (the conscious) reflects his logic and his
awareness. Wearing rings on your left hand could symbolize your unknowing
wish to strengthen the powers associated with the finger that wears the
ring. Rings on the right hand reflect your desire to control your life and
The Thumb: Will
The thumb represents the
self. Set apart from other fingers but working in unison with them to give
strength to the hand that the others cannot, the thumb symbolized our self
in our world. It is associated with logic and will power which govern our
actions. Rings on the thumb symbolize freedom and independence of thought
The Index Finger:
Authority & Ambition
This finger reflects our
need to enhance our ego. The forefinger, throughout history, has
represented authority and power. It is associated with leadership and
ambition. Kings, priests and healers wore rings on the index finger
because that finger was thought to be especially powerful. Nowadays,
people wear rings on the index finger as a show of assertiveness.
The Middle Finger:
Identity & Materialism
The middle finger is
associated with our role in life. Being in the center of the hand, it
symbolizes personal identity and those things that are at central to our
world. Those wearing rings on the middle fingers are well balanced yet
wish to be at the center of attention.
The Ring Finger: Emotion
The third finger is
associated with affections because it is the one with a direct connection
to the heart. It also represents our creativity and artistic self. A
wedding or engagement ring on this finger proclaims to the world that the
wearer emotions and creative goals are committed to the giver of the ring.
If the ring is acquired by the wearer instead of a mate, it symbolizes
self worth and a commitment to one personal skills and talents.
The little finger is at
the opposite end from the thumb. While the thumb symbolizes the inner
self, the little finger is associated with others outside of ourselves. It
sits on the outside of our hands, facing the world. It is the relationship
finger, expressing our attitudes towards other people, sex, and the
material world. Rings on the little finger represent confidence and
independence in personal and business relationships. Rings here can also
express a person's attitude about sexuality and how appealing they
consider themselves to be.
Not sure it it is the case
but someone once told me you are not supposed to wear rings on your middle
fingers . . . something about it blocking energy???
Thought I would throw it out there! :)
I have to
represent the Irish in me!! Of course, I had to take this from Wikipedia
I'm no writer. Hahaha. "The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the
hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or
lack thereof. Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the
design facing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the
person wearing the ring is not in any serious relationship, and may in
fact be single and looking for a relationship. When worn on the right hand
but with the design facing inward toward the body, this indicates the
person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that "someone has
captured their heart". A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger,
facing outward away from the body, generally indicates that the wearer is
engaged. When the ring is on the left hand ring finger and facing inward
toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is
In Europe in the Middle Ages it was believe that the ring finger of the
left hand had a direct connection to the heart and thus, when a woman was
married a ring was placed in that finger to symbolize that her heart ( and
her dowry of course) belong to her husband.
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