Tiger Eye, also called Tiger’s Eye is a chatoyant (a luminescent band like that of a cat’s eye) gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that has rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a silky lustre when polished. It is a member of the Quartz family that contains oriented fibres of crocidolite (blue asbestos) that have been replaced by silica. Tiger Eye with its bands resembles an eye of a tiger, so it has received its name due to this similarity.
Roman soldiers it is said wore Tiger Eye for protection in battle and it has been traditionally carried as a protective talisman against ill-wishing and curses. It was also considered to be all seeing due to its appearance. Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage.
The qualities of patience and timing relate to our ability to create what we want for our lives. The colour gold represents the ability to manifest; while the dark brown corresponds to the energies of the earth. Therefore, Tiger’s Eye can help us to translate our ideas into physical reality and accomplishing our goals. It provides recognition of inner resources and promotes clarity of intention.
It has been used to stimulate wealth and abundance, and to enhance the stability required to maintain and keep it.
This stone expressly helps us to have more confidence in our ability to realise our dreams by assisting us in recognising and using our inner resources for their accomplishment. It brings together the energies of earth and sun to create a high vibrational state that is nevertheless grounded, thereby drawing spiritual energies to earth.
Tiger Eye is a stone for the mind and is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have more direction of thought while experiencing a feeling of oneness. It makes you aware of your own needs in relation to the needs of others. It differentiates between wishful thinking about what you want and what you really need.
When placed upon the third eye Tiger Eye enhances psychic abilities, especially in earthy people, and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the rise of Kundalini energy. Placed on the navel, it brings outstanding results for those who are spaced out or uncommitted. – Grounds and facilitates manifestation of the will. It will anchor change into the physical body.
Tiger Eye balances yin and yang energies, it alleviates depression and lifts moods. It integrates the hemispheres of the brain and enhances practical perception. It is helpful for resolving dilemmas and internal conflicts, especially those brought about by pride and wilfulness.
Tigers Eye is particularly useful for healing mental dis-ease and personality disorders, resolving issues of self worth, self criticism and blocked creativity. It assists in recognising your talents and abilities and equally the faults that you need to overcome. It is supportive of an addictive personality in making changes.
Tiger Eye treats the eyes and assists with night vision. It heals the throat and reproductive system and dissolves constrictions. Useful for repairing broken bones, digestion and stomach problems; where it alleviates pain.