Why wear people their wedding ring on the 4th finger?
This tradition reportedly dates back to 3rd century BC Greece where it was believed that a vein led directly from that finger in to the heart. This vein was named the vena amori, Latin for “vein of love”.
Another commonly held belief is that this tradition is from a Christian priest arriving at the fourth finger after touching the first three in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Eastern Europeans, Ortodox Christians, and Jews wear the wedding bands on their right hand; while western Christians and western Europeans wear the ring on the left.
Now some Chinese wisdom...
There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.....
· Thumb represents your Parents
· Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings
· Middle finger represents your-Self
· Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner &
· Last (Little) finger represents your children
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip.
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.
Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.
Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse).
You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT....., because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!
I just wonder? How is divorce explained by the Chinese??
Have a Terrific Tuesday!!