How to Tie Trinity Knots on Chinese I Ching Coins

by Alane Michaelson; Updated September 26, 2017
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Three Chinese I Ching coins tied together with red string symbolize wealth in feng shui. I Ching coins are coins with a square hole in the center that are believed to have mystical powers. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese belief that arranging items in your home or business in a particular way will bring either positive or negative energy. Three I Ching coins tied with a trinity knot should be placed in your purse, wallet or account books to promote wealth, according to feng shui.

Items you will need

  • 3 I Ching coins
  • Red string
Step 1

Thread the three coins on the string and then bend the string in half.

Step 2

Twist the string so that the bottom curve of the "U" makes a loop with one coin on it. Hold the loop in place with one hand, and then make a second loop next to it with your other hand; this loop should have the second coin on it. Hold these first two loops in place with one hand, and then make a third loop next to them with with your other hand; this loop should have the third coin on it.

Step 3

Hold the loops with your left hand. Take the left end of the string and pass it over the right end of the string. Pass the end under and up through the right loop.

Step 4

Hold the loops with your right hand. Take the right end of the string and pass it over and down through the left loop.

Step 5

Pass the middle of the right end of the string under and through the center loop to create a new loop.

Step 6

Pass the middle of the left end of the string over and through the center loop, and then under and through the new loop that was created. Pull this end of the string through the loop to complete the knot.

Tips

  • Display the coins by hanging them over a doorway, on a mantle or in a place of prominence inside your home.

    Make jewelry out of the strung-up coins, such as necklaces, bracelets, anklets and headpieces.

About the Author

Alane Michaelson began writing professionally in 2002. Her work has appeared in Michigan publications such as the "Detroit Free Press" and the "Flint Journal." Michaelson graduated from Oakland University in 2006, earning a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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