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How to Tie Trinity Knots on Chinese I Ching Coins

Updated April 17, 2017

Three Chinese I Ching coins tied together with red string symbolise wealth in feng shui. I Ching coins are coins with a square hole in the centre 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.

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  1. Thread the three coins on the string and then bend the string in half. Twist the top of the "U" to make three loops next to each other, with one coin in each loop.

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Pass the middle of the left end of the string over and through the centre loop, and then under and through the new loop created in Step 4. Pull this end of the string through the loop to complete the knot.

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 I Ching coins
  • Red string

About the Author

Alane Michaelson

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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