Tiger's-Eye is known as a stone of personal strength and protection. It has a powerful energy related to the Sun and the Earth. Tiger’s-Eye golden luminosity and its spiritual benefits make of this semiprecious stone a must-have for crystal enthusiasts and gem collectors.
Tiger's-Eye is a variety of macro-crystalline quartz with a silicon dioxide composition. It gets its name from its color and for its association with the strong, confident, courageous spirit of the Tiger.
This gemstone has a beautiful honey to dark brown color with smudges of black and wavy patterns. It is opaque and has reflecting golden bands that appears when the stone is moved back and forth in light. This effect is known as chatoyancy.
Other colors can be found in the market as red, blue and green. These are usually treated with heat or dye to give them that hues.
Tiger’s-eye is sold in different sizes at affordable prices. It’s a favorite for jewelry and also can be found displaying its rays of light in cufflinks, utility items, tumbled stones, carvings, spheres and more.
In ancient times, Tiger’s-eye was used by warriors, soldiers and travelers for protection, confidence and courage. Egyptians believed that this stone brought them vitality, strength and even guide them after life. Chinese often use Tiger’s-eye for amulets since they associate it with the tiger, a guardian spirit.
Tiger's-eye can be found in Thailand and the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is also produced in Brazil, Myanmar, India, Australia, Canada, China, Namibia and USA.
Tiger's-Eye Uses and Properties
Tiger's-eye is one of the birthstones for the month of June and corresponds to Gemini zodiac sign. It is also good for Leo.
This gemstone will bring them concentration, a clear perception and will reinforce their own power.
The energy of this stone is related to Earth, so Tiger’s-eye will bring harmony to the lower Chakras: Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus.
These are the energy centers that make us feel safe, with inner strength and sustained by life.
Physical Healing Properties
Tiger’s-eye integrates the cerebral hemispheres. It is known as a positive stone for vision problems, bones, throat and reproductive organs.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
Tiger’s-eye will balance terrenal and spiritual energies to create a profound connection to your higher self. It also helps to rise kundalini energy.
It is believed that Tiger’s-eye is a positive stone to manifest ideas, desires and goals. This gem will bring mental clarity when we have many things on mind. It is known for enhancing our ability to focus.
In addition, Tiger's Eye deals with issues of self-criticism and creativity. It promotes self-esteem, talents, relieve depression and lift the mood of the wearer.
If you want to feel more confident, connected to Earth and with more energy, Tiger’s-eye is a perfect gem for you. It will enhance your inner power and protect you against bad energies.
How to use Tiger's-Eye
Place Tiger’s-eye in the Solar Plexus Chakra to feel grounded and in the Third Eye Chakra to enhance your psychic gifts.
Crystals healers recommend to wear it in earrings and bracelets on the right hand to receive its spiritual benefits. It is also common to see this gem in rings.
Meditate contemplating its rays of light to get plentiful insights.
How to care Tiger’s-Eye
Clean Tiger’s-eye using warm water and mild soap. If needed, you can also gently clean your gem with an old nail brush before rinsing and patting it dry with a soft cloth.
Avoid harsh chemicals and cleaners.
Are you ready to feel the powerful spirit of Tiger’s-eye?