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Tiger’s Eye Properties
A beautifully banded gem that helps us stay grounded in a high vibrational state. It combines the energy of the Earth with the energy of the Sun to create something entirely unique. Tiger’s eye is a stone of personal power and creativity, perfect for when your inner fire needs igniting. Whenever I feel discouraged, this stone helps remind me of my own strength and potential!
“This stone is useful for recognizing both your needs and those of other people. It differentiates between wishful thinking about what you want and what you really need.” — Judy Hall
This energy of this stone is very active and stimulating, both spiritually and emotionally. It can help us resolve mental conflicts, increase our energy levels, and heighten our connection with Spirit. Increases self-discipline, self-worth, and personal power. This helps us accomplish our goals because we are no longer standing in our own way.
Tiger’s eye is especially helpful for healing when worn on the right side of the body as a ring or bracelet. The idea is to keep the stone as close to the lower chakras as possible. Physical ailments related to the eyes, throat, reproductive organs, and chronic pain can be treated with tiger’s eye. It’s also excellent for healing broken bones, or any issue related to the strength of bones.
Tiger’s Eye History
Like several other crystals, tiger’s eye was a common talisman in many ancient cultures. Its purpose was to protect the wearer from evil curses and other negativity directed toward them. Warriors would embed the golden stone within their armor as an extra layer of protection and a boost of courage during battles.
This golden crystal is so named for its resemblance to the glassy eye of the tiger. People have always recognized it as a physical representation of the all-knowing, all-seeing eye of God.
Carved jewelry, statues, hearts, and other pieces have been found in Egyptian tombs during excavations. Even back then, the people believed that tiger’s eye promoted luck and protection. They would also use the stone as the eyes for their deity statues because it represented divine vision.
Tiger’s Eye Healing Properties
Life can get pretty terrifying and discouraging sometimes. Working past mental blocks is necessary in order to achieve our goals, but a lot of us really struggle to do so. Tiger’s eye helps us clarify our intentions and recognize our own inner power. Because of its empowering nature, this stone is excellent for releasing fear and anxiety.
This is an excellent stone for the workplace and/or office. It encourages the balance of power, and its invigorating energy aides in productivity. People often feel calm, yet energized in its presence, while being encouraged to make decisions based in logic.
Tiger’s eye is well-known for attracting money, luck, and prosperity. So naturally, it feels right at home in a business setting. Excellent for pursuing ambitious career goals, especially ones of the entrepreneurial kind.
Tiger’s eye helps bring out the fiery energy within us, while keeping us feeling grounded. Stabilizes all the emotions, which helps us focus on our achieving goals.
It gives us the strength we need to stop dreaming and start living through intentional decision-making. There is a powerful masculine quality about tiger’s eye that really inspires us to take action.
Energetic protection is something a lot of mystics are in desperate need of. Tiger’s eye is an excellent choice whenever your intention involves physical or psychic protection in any way.
Place around the home or wear as a pendant–either way, this crystal will help form an energetic shield around you to protect against unwanted negativity.
Tiger’s Eye Metaphysical Properties
Please keep in mind that metaphyiscal attributes are open to interpretation. The following information is based off what I have learned during my own experiences and research. There is no one right or wrong answer. Decide what resonates with you and feel free to disregard what doesn’t.
Chakra: Connects the grounding energy of the Root Chakra with the creativity of the Sacral Chakra. Can also be used with the Third Eye Chakra.
Zodiac: Capricorn for grounding Earth energy, and Leo for passionate fiery energy.
Elements: Earth and Fire. This reflects the connection with the Capricorn and Leo zodiacs.
Pairs well with: Clear quartz, citrine, fluorite, chalcedony, serpentine, labradorite, hawk’s eye.
During meditation, tiger’s eye can help increase concentration while eliminating outside distractions. But it has the nick-name “spiritual espresso” for a reason. Some people might find this stone’s energy too lively and active for meditation. If that’s the case with you, try keeping some in your office or in your living room instead.
Tiger’s eye is all about promoting willpower, determination, practicality, and courage. It helps us see clearly what was foggy before, bringing balance and harmony. Because of this trait, tiger’s eye is often used to enhance psychic abilities. Even though it’s not traditionally a Third Eye Chakra stone.
Overall, this stone is quite spiritual. It helps stimulate the rise of Kundalini energy (which resides in the lower chakras until awoken). Tiger’s eye really wants us to turn inward and reflect on our actions, emotions, and desires. I always recommend this stone to people who are pursuing shadow work, or working on building up their self-esteem.
Tiger’s Eye Crystal Meaning
This crystal is seriously gorgeous! Golden tiger’s eye looks like it belongs with royalty. Its bands of color appear almost like a metallic haze, adding tons of depth to the stone. They remind me of the swooping bands found in malachite, which are also extremely beautiful.
A member of the quartz family, tiger’s eye is easily obtained. Mines can be found in the USA, Mexico, India, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Brazil, and China. It comes in that famous gold/brown, red, blue, and even pink. Unpolished tiger’s eye is perfectly safe for handling, although you’ll probably have a better time finding polished specimens in your local rock shop. It has a Mohs hardness of 7, and is part of the trigonal crystal system.
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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you feel inspired to incorporate tiger’s eye in your crystal healing practice! Share in the comments below, what is your favorite attribute about this golden stone?