It was not until I started making my own jewelry and actually handpicking the stones we use in our pieces, that I realized how beautiful Tiger’s Eye can be. I’m sure in the past I was probably looking at either fake or low grade stones. Now that I have been able to touch them and turn them in the light to see how they reflect and almost glow, I can now say its one of my favorite stones. I love the gradient bands of radiant gold and how they blend so perfectly into, yet still contrast, the brown, it is simply mesmerizing to me. There are three different colors of Tiger’s Eye, Red, Blue & Yellow (above I am referring to the Yellow). Now let me share with you how powerful this beautiful stone can be.
♦ Balance, Vitality, Strength, Fairness
♦ Element: Fire, Earth
♦ Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd), Sexual/Creative (2nd), Root (1st), Third Eye/Ajna (6th)
♦ Number: 4
♦ Planet: Sun
♦ Astrological: Leo, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Capricorn
♦ Birthdates: Feb 4th-6th, Nov 23rd – 24th
Tiger’s Eye was used by the early Sri Lankan’s as a talisman to protect them from evil spirits. The Ancient Egyptians wore it as jewelry, believing that it would bare the wearer good luck and protection. The Ancient Chinese also believed that Tiger’s Eye would bring them good luck. Also known as the Wolf stone & Oculus Belus, it was dedicated to the Ancient Mesopotamian god Belus. Lastly, Roman soldiers were known to wear a Tiger’s Eye amulet to defect weapons and protect them during battle.
Tiger’s eye is known to heal eye diseases, enhance eyesight, and improve night-vision – it is supposed to help you to see like a cat. It balances the body’s energy flow and the yin & yang. Placing Tiger’s Eye on either side of the head will energetically rebalance the brain’s hemispheres.
It is a great stone for healing the throat, assisting digestion, lowering blood pressure, great for healing broken bones as well as stimulating the repair of other bone issues. Placing Tiger’s eye over your reproductive organs can encourage fertility, increase the sex drive, and resolve negative past sexual experiences.
Tiger’s Eye is said to harness the energy from the sun and aids those who suffer from seasonal disorders or depression. It repairs the cells and increases metabolism. It is also known to assist with improving communication when needed by holding it in either hand, worn as jewelry, or carried in a pocket.
In short, Physiologically, Tiger’s Eye Corresponds with the brain, liver, throat, organs, eyes, reproductive organs, and the bones.
Being a Solar Stone, Tiger’s Eye promotes vitality, realism, and physical action. It is a stone of mental clarity and is great for healing mental dis-ease and personality disorders. It is a calming and grounding stone that allows for the resolution of internal conflicts.
It sharpens the intellect, helps with self-expression, self-criticism, self-love, and helps you realize realistic goals. Tiger’s eye builds confidence, enhances motivation, provides energy and increases will power. Tiger’s Eye lifts the mood and alleviates depression. It also dispels inhibitions, introversion, fear, prejudice, and intolerance.
When placed over the lower chakras, Tigers Eye can stimulate the Kundalini Energy and give all chakras an energetic boost. It activates and aligns the lower chakras to draw upon the primal strength and creativity inside you. It helps you recognize hidden talents and abilities while also helping you overcome faults and addictive personality issues.
Tiger’s Eye enhances the physic ability of earthy people. It is a stone of balance and harmony, helping you to find the true center. It is a good stone to wear in negotiations between opposing sides; it allows you to see both sides of a disagreement and find a common ground resolution.
Tiger’s Eye teaches the user or wearer the right use of power by teaching you how you have misused, abused, or failed to claim your power in the past. It teaches you how to let your power flow through you for good in all things.
Tiger’s Eye can help you develop a more assertive personal will that is balanced with sensitivity. This stone can help you trust the future when it becomes difficult to remain optimistic or when situations seem to be headed in the wrong direction. It is a great stone to help balance your needs with the needs of others and increase courage.
Tiger’s Eye helps those who make emotion-based decisions to make decisions based on logic and reason. Tiger’s eye helps relieve stress, deflect negative energy, helps the wearer overcome laziness, and breaks cycles of inactivity. It also removes worry, depression, and helps encourage new beginnings, leading to abundance, wealth and success.
Placing a grid or grids of Tiger’s Eye in your home will help you attract abundance and good health by deflecting those things that absorb or draw abundance away from you.
♦ Vitality, Positivity & Strength: Tiger’s Eye with the Quartz Family, Malachite, Seraphinite, Jaspers, Moldavite, Chariote
♦ Anal Discomfort | Hemorrhoids | Crohns: Each day place Tiger’s Eye with Citrine and/or Falcons Eye under the cushion of your seat.
♦ Balance issues: Hold and sit quietly 30 minutes a day with Tiger’s Eye and any combination of Tourmaline, Orange Calcite, Emerald, Dioptase, Sodalite, Quartz, Jade, Malachite, Bloodstone, and Amethyst until balance returns.
♦ Digestive Issues: Carry or wear Tiger’s Eye with any combination of Citrine, Black Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Pearl, Labradorite, Pearl, Green Moss Agate, Yellow Jasper, and Peridot.
**WARNING: Tiger’s eye contains asbestos so be sure to wash your hands when handling the unpolished stones.
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