Blue Tigers Eye Meaning, Metaphysical Properties & Benefits
Blue Tigers Eye is an extremely calming stone.
It helps to reduce stress and ease anxiety. Blue Tigers Eye offers relief from fears and phobias.
It has a cooling property that can be calming and can become a positive influence.
Blue Tigers Eye helps to balance your worries and fears with more reasonable thoughts.
It provides insight into internal conflicts and other emotional issues, and then it facilitates your ability to communicate and express these thoughts and feelings.
Blue Tigers Eye Associations
Blue Tigers Eye Zodiac, Chakra, and Element
- Blue Tiger's Eye is associated the the zodiac of Leo and capricorn.
- It is known to stimulate the Throat and Third Eye Chakras.
- Blue Tiger's Eye is thought to be related to the element of Water and Air.
How to Use Blue Tigers Eye
Are you currently facing any difficult challenges in your life, and stressed out about a decision or choice?
Blue Tigers Eye might be the perfect crystal for you.
Use Blue Tigers Eye during your daily meditation to help deepen your spiritual practice and abilities, helping illuminate issues that may have been difficult for us to see.
It can also enhance your intuition, and aid in our understanding. and
Blue Tiger's Eye can bring clarity to the internal conflicts that consistently distract us from achieving our desires.
How to Wear
Wearing a Blue Tigers Eye bracelet is an effective way to connect you with the stone's energy throughout the day.
If you get nervous about speaking or giving a presentation wear a Blue Tigers Eye necklace to relax your throat chakra and foster effective communication.
Carry Blue Tigers Eye tumbled stone with you when you are on-the-go to help reduce stress and ease anxiety, it brings a “go with the flow” attitude reminding us that balance and harmony are essential.
In the Home
In addition to wearing or carrying Blue Tigers Eye, it can also be placed in your home, car, or desk, to help promote peace and harmony in the home, and attract good luck and prosperity.
I also like to have Blue Tiger's Eye sphere with me at work as it helps to reveal good choices and helps increase confidence.
It has a 6.5 to 7 Mohs hardness scale so you can hold your stone under running water to cleanse.
You can also use your preferred method of smoke cleansing, soil from the earth, sound cleansing, or placing it underneath a full moon.
Geology of Blue Tigers Eye
Blue Tiger’s Eye, also known as Hawk's Eye Quartz, is a semi-precious pseudomorph of quartz that exhibits chatoyancy. The fibers of asbestos in the stone reflect in a wavering silky luster that can resemble the eye of a cat.
It is formed when parallel veins of Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos) fibers are initially altered into Iron Oxides that are then replaced by silica, which is what results in the more opaque, rich yellow to the brown color we see in regular Tiger’s Eye.
The Quartz present in the stone actually formed as tiny columns rather than being fibers. So the chatoyancy wasn't being caused by the quartz itself, but by tiny inclusions of crocidolite fibers within the quartz columns.
The reflective effect followed the crocidolite, not the quartz.
After much study under a microscope, scientists were led to believe they weren't seeing a pseudomorph at all, but the result of many episodes of cracking and sealing. Basically, as tectonic plate stresses cracked quartz-rich veins, crocidolite fibers would grow from tiny crocidolite grains in the surrounding rock.
Quartz columns growing from the opposite side would wrap up the fibers. The whole process would cycle time over and over again until the veins are left with Tiger's Eye and its sibling Hawk's Eye.
The coloring in Blue Tiger’s Eye specifically forms when fibers of silicate form alongside Crocidolitem although it is not quite yet clear if Tiger's Eye forms simultaneously with Hawk's Eye, or if it forms when Hawk's Eye gets an oxidizing bath at a later time.
On Mohs scale of mineral hardness Tiger’s Eye grades as a 6.5 to 7, which means that it’s very durable and hard! These are perfect for turning into tumbled stones!
Virtually all of the Tiger’s Eye on the market is mined in South Africa, regardless of whether it’s gold, red or blue (Hawk’s Eye).