“In most societies, a thumb ring on a man is a sign of wealth or influence,” explains Antonio Centeno. He adds “The thumb doesn’t have an astrological association, but in classic mythology (and pre-scientific medicine) it was believed to be an indicator of character: strong, straight thumbs meant an authoritative personality, while crooked ones were seen as a sign of wickedness or dishonesty.”
2. Index Finger
Wearing a finger ring on the pointer finger shows power and authority. Traditionally, kings, royal figures and high priests wore rings on this finger to establish dominance. As this finger is a symbol of ambition, leadership and authority, many people wear a ring on this finger to boost their leadership skills, self-esteem and confidence. However, it can also be a sign of channeling spirituality.
The index finger is “a good place for things like class rings, fraternal rings, or family and membership crests,” writes Antonio. He suggests “Anything that you want to be used frequently and emphatically in your gestures can go on the index finger.” Astrologically, this finger is associated with Jupiter symbolizing power and authority.
3. Middle Finger
Although it is highly uncommon to wear a finger ring on this digit, this finger symbolizes individuality. It is a sign of personal identity, self worth, self-analysis, beauty, responsibility and life purpose. It is often suggested that one should wear a ring on this finger if they are seeking balance in life. As it is located in the center, this finger is associated with Saturn.
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4. Ring Finger
The fourth finger is the most common finger for wearing rings, mainly the wedding ring. Almost all cultures across the world require a wedding ring to be worn during marriages. This is because it is believed that the digit is closely connected to the artery which connects it to our heart. Unsurprisingly, this represents love, beauty, romantic relationships, commitment, faithfulness, creativity and adventure. It is also believed that the ring finger also symbolizes the moon.
“A band on the right fourth finger indicates engagement, while a band on the left fourth finger indicates marriage. Symbolically, the ring finger is associated with Earth’s moon,” explains Antonio.