pronunciation – Tiger’s Eye – “tie-gers eye”
If you’re seeking focus, drive, and creativity, you can’t go wrong with Tiger’s Eye! This striking stone is a common Quartz variety possessing a mesmerizing visual effect known as cat’s eye or chatoyancy. While most natural Tiger’s Eye has a gold color, heat treating or dying this crystal can result in different color variants. Read on to learn more about Tiger’s Eye!
- SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF TIGER’S EYE
- PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF TIGER’S EYE
- PHOTO GALLERY
- TIGER’S EYE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
- LORE & HISTORY
- HOW TO USE TIGER’S EYE
- CLEANING AND CLEANSING TIGER’S EYE
- TIGER’S EYE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
- GEM ELIXIRS
- OTHER NAMES FOR TIGER’S EYE
- GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- TIGER’S EYE VARIATIONS
- FEATURED PRODUCTS
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF TIGER’S EYE
Tiger’s Eye helps to cultivate inner strength and channel it towards realizing one’s desires. This stone’s vibration emanates creativity, drive, energy, determination, and focus. These qualities make Tiger’s Eye particularly useful when starting projects or taking on new ventures as it sharpens concentration and stamina in service of achieving goals.
In addition, this crystal assists in breaking unhealthy patterns and cycles that keep one stuck and drained. It does so by increasing feelings of confidence, joy, and enthusiasm for life. The vitality this gem imparts also strengthens the user’s connection to their intuition, creating a more harmonious balance between head and heart.
Finally, Tiger’s Eye aids in channeling love into words, actions, and interactions. It encourages releasing possessions, people, and places that no longer serve, making space for fresh, positive energy to flow in.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF TIGER’S EYE
Tiger’s Eye serves primarily as a spiritual healer; however, this stone is said to help ease feelings of fear and anxiety. Furthermore, it may prove physically beneficial for psychosomatic illness and helps to stabilize mood swings.
TIGER’S EYE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
|HEALING PROPERTIES||Strength, Balance, Creativity, Protection, Longevity|
|CHAKRAS||Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus|
|ZODIAC SIGNS||Leo, Capricorn|
|DEITIES||Sekhmet, Freya, Bastet, Persephone, Ra, Geb|
|PAIRINGS||Orange Calcite, Bumblebee Jasper, Citrine, Pyrite, Mahogany Obsidian|
LORE & HISTORY
According to ancient Egyptian lore, Tiger’s Eye contains the power of the midday sun. Egyptian royalty wore the gemstone believing it granted them strength, power, and vitality. It was also thought of as an “all-seeing eye” and sometimes served as eyes in statues of the gods. Tiger’s Eye was even placed in the tombs of pharaohs to help them safely navigate the afterlife.
The ancient Romans, meanwhile, would adorn their soldiers with Tiger’s Eye as it was said to deflect enemy attacks and bolster one’s bravery.
HOW TO USE TIGER’S EYE
On the Body: Wearing or carrying Tiger’s Eye can help to stabilize and balance emotions in high-anxiety situations.
Inside: Keep Tiger’s Eye in areas such as the kitchen or art and music spaces in order to enhance creativity.
Outside: Place a piece near the entryway to a home for added protection.
CLEANING AND CLEANSING TIGER’S EYE
Physical Cleaning: Clean Tiger’s Eye with canned air to remove dust and debris. Tiger’s Eye can also be cleaned with a mild soap or detergent and rinsed, or it can be wiped down with a damp cloth.
Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Tiger’s Eye.
- Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
- Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
- Cleanse using the water method by running it under cool water with your fingers pointed toward the drain of the sink. Do this for about 30 seconds. Dry gently with a towel, and set out to dry completely. *Only use the water method with polished specimens.
- Charge under the full moonlight.
TIGER’S EYE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
Tiger’s Eye – “Toxic or harmful stone.” (Harton)
“Chocolate colored…may have been irradiated.” (Jentoft)
“Fibrous form contains asbestos.” (Hibiscus)
“Fibrous form contains asbestos. Not recommended to use raw form for elixirs.” (Healing Crystals)
Tiger’s Eye contains asbestos which renders it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.
OTHER NAMES FOR TIGER’S EYE
Common Names: Pseudocrocidolite, Crocidolite Quartz
Trade Names: Quartz Cat’s Eye, Golden Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Tiger’s Eye, Tiger’s Eye Quartz
Trademarked Names: N/A
A variety of Quartz, Tiger’s Eye is a pseudomorph of Crocidolite. It forms when Crocidolite’s parallel amphibole fibers are replaced by silica. The parallel fibers create an optical property called chatoyancy or cat’s eye in which a band of light is reflected off of the parallel fibers of the stone. It is a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. Most Tiger’s Eye is mined in South Africa, but it can also be found in India, Burma, Australia, China, and Brazil.
|COLOR||Brown to golden-yellow|
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY||2.64–2.71 kg/cm3|
TIGER’S EYE VARIATIONS
Red Tiger’s Eye
This striking gem is produced by heat-treating Gold Tiger’s Eye which brings out the bright red color. Red Tiger’s Eye helps with navigating conflicts in relationships and grants extra energy towards finishing tasks and striving towards one’s goals.
Blue Tiger’s Eye
This blue variant does occur naturally but is sometimes created by dying Gold Tiger’s Eye. It helps one to speak clearly and be understood while also enhancing qualities of honesty and integrity.
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