The Meaning & Symbolism of Knots in Spirituality

We usually use them for tying things up, decoration, or both...
However, knots are also a timeless spiritual symbol that carries multiple deeper spiritual meanings.

Today we're going to untie the mystery and meaning behind the knot symbol, as well as the history and modern spiritual use of the symbol.
Let's dive right in!


The meaning of knots signifies that you need to put enough trust in your work and do something that will earn you your ideal life situation, as well as state of being. The more firm the knot is, the more determined you really are in your life's purpose. You don’t care about the pain, but you only have one intention. Specifically, you are strong enough to become the person you desire. Now is your time to define your own rules and take your steps seriously. Equally, you see every possible path that will lead you to a successful future. 


The same symbol can be a thousand different things depending on where you go and who you ask about it. 
Let's discover how the knot is and was intepreted in different cultures, timelines and countries!

Celtic Knot Symbolism

If you’ve even heard about the Celts, then you’ve probably seen a Celtic knot before. The Celts were highly spiritual people. They were pagan and worshiped many different gods and goddesses. They were also very close to natureThe Celtic knot symbolized the mystic and the magical, as well as the plain and simple. The cycles of life and death were a common meaning of the Celtic knot. The knot can also represent infinity since they never break; infinite earth or nature is another common theme. Other general meanings are luck, belief, and longevity.

Knots Symbolism In Europe

In Europe, the knot symbol was usually used as a sign of love. The knot was commonly used in depictions of romantic love. Knots were sometimes used in marriage ceremonies to “tie” two people together and combine the two families. Tying the families together symbolized not only love but also connections and devotion. Even when not involved in marriages, the knot was still linked to love.

Knots Meaning In Egypt

In ancient Egypt, the knot symbolism wasn’t used as a meaning of love, but it still represented a kind of connection. Like the Celts, the Egyptians also saw the knot as a form of infinity or a sort of never-ending thing. The knot was able to symbolize the eternal life of the gods and those who did well by their rules. Knots signs imply that you have the ability to write your own rules and manage your life. 

Chinese Knots Meaning

Lastly, the Chinese have their own special meaning for the knot symbol. Just like we use knots to bind or connect in real life, the knot also symbolizes binding in Chinese culture. The tying of a knot was said to be a symbol of good luck and good things to come. It was mostly a sign to keep out bad luck instead of bringing in good luck. Since it was said to keep out bad luck, the Chinese knot was also said to be a symbol of protection and liberation.


From what we've learned today, knots symbolize any type of chance of tendency and energy for you to experience and live a deeper, meaningful and profound life. The fact that you can actively go after the future that you desire. A notion of never stopping  to go forward and never surrender.

You can adopt one of these knot symbolic meanings for yourself and carry their symbolism with symbolic knot jewerly or decorate your home with knot items like a dreamcatcher. Discover our best handknotted rope items for luck & protection here:

By: Eva 

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