Tiger's Eye is typically multicolored with brown, black or golden colored stripes and wavy patterns. Its chatoyancy can result in darker or lighter color tones depending on the viewing angle.
Tiger’s Eye was believed to help one remain calm and courageous, stay focused and persevere.
What is so attractive about Tiger’s Eye?
These stones are profound amplifiers of energy, similar to most quartz crystals, and will boost the energy of any other crystals you use it with.
The energy of Tiger’s Eye stone surprises many people as it is something of a contradiction in many ways. While it is an energizing stone it will calm you.
It is a stone of balance, and it will help you to more easily see both sides of a situation.
The history of Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye is a most ancient talisman, mysterious and powerful, revered and feared - an “all-seeing all-knowing eye,” thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe everything.
Why the Egyptians used it...
It was chosen by the Egyptians for the eyes in their deity statues to express divine vision, and was believed to provide the protection of the sun and earth combined, of Ra, the sun god and Geb, god of the growing land.
What’s in a flash?
The Tiger’s Eye stone is connected to the "flash" that one can see when the gemstone is tilted in the right direction. This "flash" was believed to make it more difficult for the warrior's or soldier's opponent to see him well enough to make an accurate shot. Roman soldiers carried it to deflect weapons and to be brave in battle.
For good fortune...
Tiger's Eye has been highly regarded throughout history as a stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting one’s resources and reflecting back malice or threats from others.
Tiger’s Eye legends
Tiger’s Eye may have been known in ancient history as Wolf stone, and possibly as oculus belus, dedicated to the Mesopotamian god Belus. Deemed to be all-seeing, it was regarded as a stone of protection and good luck, used to heal eye diseases and help one see in the dark. In Chinese medicine, it restored yin and yang energies.
The king of beasts...
Tiger’s Eye was linked with the magical tiger, the king of beasts, in Eastern mythology, and Roman soldiers wore it in battle for bravery and to deflect weapons.
To the ancient Egyptians, it offered the protection of the sun and earth combined, of Ra, the sun god, and Geb, god of the growing land.
They also placed the glittering stone in the eyes of their god image statues to express divine vision.
Ward off the Evil Eye...
A popular good luck stone, Tiger’s Eye/Cat’s Eye was used to ward off the evil eye, and to reflect back any malice or threats without absorbing any negative energy. It was used a great deal in voodoo rituals.
Meditation with Tiger’s Eye
Meditating with shimmering Tiger’s Eye initiates a high-vibrational state that is well-grounded, peaceful, and highly conducive for encounters with others. It allows one to move into a state of bliss, experiencing a single point of awareness within an atmosphere of warm compassion and unconditional love.
Tiger’s Eye assists any form of moving meditation, from yoga and tai chi to walking meditation, as a stabilizer to maintain mindfulness and single-pointed focus.
It is also conducive for meditating in sunlight outdoors to reach a tranquil state of mind, and for guidance into spiritual realms.
What about mala prayer beads?
A mala is a string of beads which are used as a meditation tool while chanting, reciting or silently repeating a mantra. Malas help the wearer focus their mind and are often used to recite mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.
When not used for meditation, malas can help wearers carry a sense of peace, calm, mindfulness and focus with them throughout the day.
Why 108 beads?
In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, mala beads are often created using 108 beads, as a 108-bead mantra repetition represents the 108 worldly sins in the Buddhist doctrine.
How to choose your mala?
Wearers can choose their mala beads based on what they’re seeking from their meditation. Tiger’s Eye, for example, is a very good grounding stone. It will help keep one grounded while pursuing contact and communication within the golden light.
Tiger’s Eye properties
Tiger’s Eye is a stone of luck and good fortune. It is ideal for entrepreneurs and those setting out in business for the first time.
Stepping out of the box...
Tiger’s Eye emboldens one to “step out of the box” in order to grow and challenge one’s artistic and creative talents, physical abilities and trying something new.
Tiger’s Eye sharpens the senses, helping one pay attention to details and prepare for positive action. It provides perfect support when one is afraid of making a wrong decision.
Draw on Tiger’s Eye to boost will power, emotional stability and energy levels when working through lifestyle changes and health improvement routines.
Tiger’s Eye is a stone of practicality and balance. It promotes harmony between people with diverse viewpoints, religious beliefs or approaches to life to see both sides of an issue and find common ground.
Tiger’s Eye emotional healing
Tiger’s Eye brings focus and stability, enabling one to make decisions from a place of reason rather than emotion. Tiger’s Eye stimulates hope and confidence for the future.
Unblock your creativity...
Tiger’s Eye is excellent for healing issues of self-criticism and worth, and unblocks creativity so one may recognize one’s talents and abilities, as well as one’s faults that need to be overcome.
Tiger’s Eye Chakra balancing
Tiger’s Eye grounds the energy of the Solar Ray into the Earth, stimulating the First through the Third Chakras.
The Root Chakra:
Tigers Eye stone grounds you to the earth via the base or root chakra, it aids you to be more calm and centered.
The Base, or Root Chakra, is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation.
When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
The Sacral Chakra:
The Sacral Chakra is the center of gravity of the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication comes from this chakra. When it is out of balance symptoms manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration.
When the Sacral Chakra is in balance one has grace, feels pleasure in life, and experiences the flexibility to "go with the flow" and do so in good spirit.
The Solar Plexus Chakra:
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. When the Solar Plexus is out of balance spiritually, we feel fear - of the disappointment or displeasure of others, or to subordinating our life and pleasures to the will of others.
Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance we are free to interpret the world through our own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
By wearing a Tiger’s Eye bracelet you will keep the energy closer to the lower chakras, where it is most effective.
Tiger’s Eye spiritual energy
Tiger’s Eye provides a warm, stable energy for prayers and meditation. It engenders peacefulness and beauty, and connects with the spiritual power of the sun as nourishment for the soul.
Remember your dreams...
Tiger’s Eye enables the ability to remember dreams and to use dreamtime for spiritual advancement, sparking imagination and intuition.
What about yin and yang energies?
Tiger's Eye is remarkable for balancing yin and yang energies, stimulating the rise of the kundalini energy, and bringing a joyful enthusiasm for flowing with “the river of humanity” toward the “One.”
Tiger’s Eye Talisman and Amulets
Tiger’s Eye has long been used as an amulet against the evil eye, curses and bad luck, and as a talisman for bringing wealth and good fortune.
Tiger’s Eye is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers crystals are pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer.
And the Transformer...
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives.
Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Tiger's Eye Jewelry Care and Cleaning
How to clean your gemstones?
Like most quartz gemstones, Tiger's Eye is quite durable and resistant to wear and tear. However, it is sensitive to some acids commonly found in many household cleaning solvents.
Cleaning should only done using only warm water and a mild soap or detergent. Avoid harsh chemicals and cleaners such as bleach, ammonia or sulfuric acid. Also avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your tiger's eye gems.
Can I wear my stones all the time?
Always remove any Tiger's Eye gems before playing any sports, exercising, or performing any harsh household chores such as dishwashing.
How do I store my gemstones?
When storing your Tiger's Eye gemstones, store them separately and away from other gems and jewelry. It is best to wrap stones using a soft cloth, or place them inside a fabric-lined jewelry box for extra protection.