Celebrant Solutions

Ceremonies that create occasions

The Trinity Knot

Many cultures believe that the most important things in the world come in threes; three domains, three elements, three stages of life etc…

Commonly referred to as the Irish Love knot, the ‘power of three’ represented in the Trinity Knot holds a special connotation within Celtic symbology, and my own Irish ancestry. A circle is often featured encircling the three intersecting arcs and is said to represent spiritual unity or eternity, as the circle has no beginning and no end.

Its endless intertwining curves can be representative of love, longevity and an uninterrupted life cycle; and can even be used to outline the stages of a woman’s life; youth, motherhood and old age. But depending on your beliefs, these arcs may be interpreted in many other ways and are often seen at a host of occasions such as an engagements, weddings, funerals and anniversaries.

Though the list is not exhaustive, the examples below clearly demonstrate how the ‘power of three’ can hold ceremonial significance across a number of occasions.

·      Love, Loyalty and Friendship

·      Mind, Body and Soul

·      Creation, Innocence and Wisdom

·      Life, Death and Rebirth

·      Earth, Fire and Water

·      Earth, Sea and Sky

·      Father, Son and Holy Spirit