Friday, May 29, 2009

Symbolism of Marriage Rings. One more thing.

"The meeting of 2 personalities is similar to the contact of 2 chemical substances ; if there's any reaction, both are transformed. In addition, the circle in rock art, holy stone arrays, and astrology represents both the Sun and the Moon, themselves astrological and alchemical symbols for the manly and female sides of the cosmos. Rings usually have an awfully rooted magical significance. The quite traditional symbol of the ouroboros, the serpent which consumes its own tail, was a theme used for marriage rings made from iron in Rome. Celtic marriage rings are commonly gorgeously embellished with geometrical knot work patterns possessing a long history and central place in Celtic art. Click here if you need stuff all about mens rings. Unusual as it may appear the use of a marriage ring by men wasn't common till lately.

Marriage rings have most typically been worn on the 3rd finger of the left hand. An alternative recommendation for this custom is that each finger on the hand is related to a planet in the traditional methods of astrology, and the ring finger of the left hand was related to the Sun. In this manner, the wearing of a marriage ring on that finger signifies the general public announcement of the union in the light, to paraphrase, the conscious and obviously plain arena of human community. Traditional yet modern, drenched in lore and puzzle yet nearly universally exchanged, marriage rings mix the art of the jeweler, the reverence of the pledged, and the wonder of love and partnership in a single, resonant symbol. One other thing.

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