The meaning of this stones name relates to its resemblance to the eye of a tiger or a cats eye. Tiger’s eye is a very protective stone. It has a powerful, dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it.
It’s usually found in metamorphic rocks, and is a derivative of silica (silicon dioxide) crystals. The stones can be red, or dark yellow, depending on their source and the way they have been cut. The stone is also polished, and when finally prepared, has a very unique sheen that can be both seen and felt. Africa, notably South Africa and Asia are the two biggest producers of the Tiger’s Eye Gemstones.
Specific colours of your tigers eye stone – from golden yellow to deep reds – will also express, in different degrees, a strengthening and grounding energy. Tiger’s eye also has a mystical, opalescent quality to it, and the combination of solid black colour stripes with shimmering golds, browns and reds make for a very special stone indeed.
While it is not really classified as a quartz crystal, it could be said to be in the quartz family, as it is a variety of quartz with inclusions of fibers of gold asbestos which gives it the golden color. In common with quartz crystals, these stones are profound amplifiers of energy, and boost the energy of any other crystals you use it with. Tiger’s Eye is black with iron oxide staining that gives the yellow and golden brown stripes.
Tiger’s Eye has been used as protective stone against the evil eye and curses for ages. It is a combination earth and sun stone, so it strengthens self-confidence. Strong self-confidence will turn back any ill will. Tiger’s Eye allows your insight to become stronger.
With its vibrant golden colour, tiger-eye is used to increase wealth and vitality. It enhances courage, brings passion and physical strength, and allows these attributes to be tempered with mental clarity and a joyful outlook.
As a power stone Tiger’s Eye has a wonderful reputation for attracting wealth, money and luck. However it has some powerful spiritual uses as well. The liquid movement of light across the stone makes it an excellent tool for vision or divination work.
Historically Tiger’s Eye has been used in protective medicine. Roman soldiers would wear engraved stones during battle; it is especially helpful against dark magic. A good luck stone, it is also used for discerning the truth in any situation; it can help with understanding of any cycle through which one is living.
Healing eye disorders is one of the most common medicinal uses associated with Tiger eye. It can help slow the flow of energy through the body which makes the gem very helpful in stress related illnesses.
- Grounding and stabilising stone.
- Associated with prosperity, abundance and success.
- Promotes confidence, courage and strength.
- Builds will power, inner strength and personal power.
- Brings harmony, strong motivator and enhances passion for life.
- Heals and balances the Solar Plexus.
- Powerful stone of good luck and protection, like evil eye.
- Promotes mental clarity, focus and emotional balance
- It helps develop intuition and psychic ability.