Handfasting Ribbons

The Colors of Handfasting

Handfasting Ribbon Colors And The Meaning of Each Color Handfasting Ribbons For Your Wedding Ceremony

In traditional Celtic handfasting the ribbons that bind the couple’s wrists are made up of thirteen different colors, each with its own special meaning.

Here is a list of each color and its meaning.

  • Red: passion, strength, lust, fertility
  • Orange: encouragement, attraction, kindness, plenty
  • Yellow: charm, confidence, joy, balance
  • Green: finances, fertility, charity, prosperity, health
  • Blue: tranquility, patience, devotion, sincerity
  • Purple: Power, piety, sanctity, sentimentality
  • Black: strength, wisdom, vision, success
  • White: purity, concentration, meditation, peace
  • Gray: neutrality, canceling, balance
  • Pink: unity, honor, truth, romance, happiness
  • Brown: earth, grounding, talent, telepathy, home
  • Silver: treasure, values, creativity, inspiration
  • Gold: energy, wealth, intelligence, longevity
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