Meaning of Fingers

The meaning of fingers can be helpful in interpreting emotions or feelings. In addition, the knowledge serves to communicate with each other.

Each individual finger is assigned a universal meaning. Thumbs up is considered approval, the index finger is used to point in a directional manner to oneself, other people or objects. The middle finger has been nicknamed the stink finger and is popularly regarded as a symbol of an obscene gesture. The ring finger traditionally allows conclusions to be drawn about the marital status of an adult, and the little finger hooked into the little finger of another person seals a mutually given promise.

In sign language, fingers and hands replace verbal expression. Not only there, hand signs are an integral part of daily communication. Crossing one’s fingers expresses the wish for a good outcome, and worldwide, the simultaneous extension of the index and middle fingers signifies peace as a peace symbol or peace sign. Even if there are regional, religious or traditional differences in the interpretation of the individual fingers, international meanings of hand and finger signs have become established, and not only among music fans.

Energetic Significance of the Hands

In addition to the fingers, the choice of hand is also a sign of nonverbal communication. Traditionally, for example, the engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand and the wedding ring on the ring finger of the right hand. On the energetic level, the left half of the body and thus also the left hand are assigned to the female themes and the right to the male themes.

Energetic Significance of the Left Hand

The left hand is considered the path to the heart. It is used for family issues, friends, partnership issues, and heart issues of all kinds. Emotionally controlled actions or decisions are associated with the left side of the body and thus the left hand.

Energetic Significance of the Right Hand

The right hand transports topics of everyday events. This includes drive, activity, funds, finances, contracts or other factual matters. The physical strength, the numbers or manual activities and the professional developments belong to the topics of the right hand.

Left Hand

the feminine, the self, family & partnership, friends, emotions, feelings, talents, resources, inner circle of life

Right Hand

the masculine, profession, career, business, success, society, finances, skills, tasks, everyday life, power, outer circle of life

Energetic Significance of the Fingers

In each finger runs a stream of energy. This makes the fingers a fast path for the self-help process. Meridians run through the entire body and various organs. On the energetic level they influence thinking, feeling and sensations. Perceptions in the individual fingers therefore allows conclusions to be drawn about the background of different processes. At the same time, touching or massaging the corresponding finger can provide energetic support for the sensation of various issues and stimulate the self-healing process.

In the spiritual interpretation of the meaning of fingers, the meanings of the right and left hand are included in the interpretation of the fingers.


The thumb or first finger is associated with the element of fire and the following themes and areas:

  • own power and strength, self-worth
  • confidence
  • worries
  • loneliness
  • influence of fate
  • lack of recognition
  • Assertiveness
  • shyness
  • energy, enthusiasm
  • nightmares or bad dreams

Index Finger

The index or second finger is associated with the element of air and the following themes and areas:

  • the ego, the self
  • attention
  • scolding
  • fear
  • insecurity
  • courage or discouragement
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership awareness
  • Orientation
  • Targets

Middle Finger

The middle finger or third finger is associated with the element of ether and the following themes and areas:

  • Serenity
  • Impurity
  • Offense
  • rage, anger
  • Nerves
  • Shame
  • Sluggishness
  • Dejection
  • Letting go
  • Control

Ring Finger

The ring finger or fourth finger is associated with the element earth and the following themes and areas:

  • Good humor, joy
  • Purity
  • Strength
  • Grounding
  • Stability, security
  • Sadness
  • Faithfulness
  • Purification (also through crying)
  • constancy, faithfulness
  • Liberation

Little Finger

The little finger or fifth finger is associated with the element of water and the following themes and areas:

  • Laughter
  • Activity
  • Devotion
  • lightness
  • inner balance
  • stress
  • excessive demand
  • perfectionism
  • forgetfulness
  • Commitment