Mind and Spirit

What fingers do you wear your rings on?

Find out what it means!

How and where you decide to wear your jewellery can say a lot about you. Find out what your choices mean…

The hands:

If right handed, the right hand is considered your active or giving hand and the left, your passive or receiving hand. If left handed, this is reversed.

Index finger:

Wearing a ring on this finger on the active hand indicates self-esteem, confidence, and great leadership qualities. On the passive hand it signifies accepting the leadership of others. If you lack self-confidence, wear a ring on the index finger of your active hand. The best stones to wear for enhancing confidence are blue topaz, amethyst and lapis lazuli.

Middle finger:

The middle finger represents values and responsibilities. A ring worn on this finger indicates that the wearer takes life seriously and knows the difference between right and wrong. If worn on the passive hand, it can indicate that the wearer needs to be seen as serious and responsible. The best stones to wear on the active hand for personal grounding and balance are moonstone and rose quartz.

Ring finger:

A ring on this finger on the active hand enhances the ability to teach other people how to be creative and bring out the best in them. On the passive hand – for many people their wedding finger – a ring brings creativity, which can be used to overcome challenges – an ideal skill for any marriage! If single, a gold ring with coloured stones worn on the passive hand will invite passion.


On the active hand, it shows the wearer to be a really good negotiator with excellent abilities in expressing themselves. It can also be an indication of sexual availability or curiosity! On the passive hand, it shows a fantastic listener and strong intuition. The best stones to help with communication (on the passive hand) or intuition (on the active hand) are amber, citrine and moonstone.


A ring on the thumb on the active hand is indicative of asserting your will over others. On the passive hand, you may be easily led by others. If you need to be more assertive, wear a narrow silver ring on the active hand. The best stones to wear to combat gullibility (on the passive hand) are garnet, ruby, and carnelian.

No rings:

If you dislike rings or never wear them, you’re a free spirit. You’re impulsive, don’t like to be tied down, and take each moment as it comes.

More than one ring:

If you wear more than one ring, refer to the sections above for individual meanings. You may find that their energies balance or cancel each other out! Just as what clothes you choose to wear are governed by your mood, allow your intuition to guide you as to which rings worn on which fingers will be most helpful to you that day.

A ring on every finger:

People who wear rings on every finger at once may have difficulty in getting organised or making decisions. They can also be a little eccentric or enjoy being in the spotlight!

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