There’s an old story in Chinese folklore about a magical connection between two people that are destined to be soul mates, called ‘the red string of fate’.
It’s not the kind of connection we’re used to thinking of, where you fall in love with your soul mate and feel an intense connection to them.
In Chinese folklore the red string of fate is an actual object… a string that’s red (are you surprised lol) but also invisible at the same time. It’s tied to a pinky finger of every person on earth and stretches all the way out to the pinky finger of their soulmate wherever that is, regardless of time and space. Legend says that the string can get very tangled up but it will never break.
The red string of fate is tied by a being called the Old Man Under The Moon and once he has bound you to your soul mate your destiny is set, no matter what you think:
RED STRING OF FATE STORY
A boy was walking home one night and was startled to see an old man leaning up against a fence beneath the moonlight. The old man was standing next to a giant bag and flipping through a book.
‘What are you reading?’ said the boy.
‘This is the book of marriages,’ said the old man, ‘I need only use one of the red strings in this bag to tie two people together and they will become destined to be married.’
The boy didn’t believe it so the old man took him into the village and pointed out the young girl that was destined to be his wife.
The boy became angry as he was really young and did not plan on ever getting married. He picked up a rock and threw it at the girl and ran away from the whole scene as fast as he could.
Many years later the boy’s parents arranged a marriage for him and on the night of the wedding the boy (well, actually a man now) nervously lifted the veil covering his new wife’s face.
He was happy to see that she was one of the most beautiful women in the village. But he also noticed that she wore an unusual decoration on her eyebrow and asked her about it out of curiosity.
Flustered, she removed the decoration to reveal a scar. She explained that when she was very young someone had thrown a rock at her and it had hit her in the face right above the eye…
Awkward! The question now is does he tell her he was the one who threw the rock and scarred her for life (I say yes)? And if so at what point does he bring it up, now or later?
Kyyyah!! So cute! Personally I Love ur blog even if i discovered it this morning…One big kiss!
Aw thanks and so happy that you like the blog! :)
If i get a red bow around my pinky, would it attract my soul mate. Its this guy named Kyle who i want to be my soul mate. How is this possible please help.
A Big Hello from Cape Town, South Africa :D What a special story, I really enjoyed reading this.
Glad you liked The Red String Of Fate story! These very old stories always seem to have a special something about them imo, I’m thinking it’s because the stories have been passed through so many people over the generations. Of course that also makes for some completely bizarre folk tales sometimes lol, but luckily The Red String Of Fate isn’t one of the weird ones. Oh and Hi back from Anchorage, Alaska :).
I love this :)
Glad you liked the Red String Of Fate story :).
but some people marry more than one times so does it mean he/she has several red thread of fate?
Great question! I think that according to the Red String Of Fate legend you can get married (or be in relationships) with people who you aren’t tied to by the Red String, but your destiny lies only with the one person you are tied to.
So if you have married several people that is what the legend is talking about when it says the Red String ‘tangles’ …but it will never break, because it will always lead you to the person you’re tied to. Of course, some people never marry the person they’re fated to be with but instead have affairs or romances.
I LOVE this story! I am married to an amazing man who I love, when I red this story it reminded me not of my husband but of my ex. I know I’m wrong but for some strange reason we always meet no matter the circumstances, we just find each other. So when I read your reply to Kbbb it hit me like the rock in te story. Thanks for sharing.
Very happy to hear that you liked the Red String Of Fate story :). And yeah it does sound like there’s definitely some tangles going on with your Red String no matter who it leads to, either that or your ex is stalking you lol.