Tiger's Eye Meaning, Properties, and Uses
Tiger's Eye Meaning,
Metaphysical Properties, & Benefits
Tigers Eye is a stone of vitality and strength. It provides protection and enhances integrity. It is thought to inspire prosperity and abundance. Tigers Eye gives you the power to see positive light in any situation, and energize your body and mind. It can also inspire mental clarity, and helps you to see past the ego and achieve a path of truth.
Tiger's Eye Associations
Tiger's Eye Zodiac
For Gemini’s, Tiger’s Eye can greatly benefit them in balancing extremes. Whether that’s extreme emotions, thoughts, or a situation, Tiger’s Eye will assist a Gemini in balancing themselves. It’s very grounding, while simultaneously energizing and inspiring a Gemini. This is greatly beneficial as Geminis oftentimes need some extra help and encouragement to stick with their goals. Tiger’s Eye can keep Gemini safe when they are traveling and will enhance their communication skills.
Tiger’s Eye is known as a traditional crystal for Leos. It’s perfect at combining Earth and Sun energy. Tiger’s Eye provides Leo with abundance, balance, support, confidence and joy.
It’s able to assist in unblocking creative energy like Carnelian, but Tiger’s Eye really helps them embody self-empowerment.
Tiger’s Eye lets a Leo be able to trust themselves more which allows them to move more freely through life and with ease.
Tiger's Eye Chakra
Tigers Eye is a solar stone, so it especially resonates with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
It also stimulates the Sacral and Root Chakras.
Tiger's Eye Element
How to Use Tiger's Eye
→ Close your eyes and hold a piece of Tiger's Eye in your hands.
→Take a few deep, slow breaths as you focus your mind upon the crystal you are holding.
→ While holding your piece of Tiger's Eye repeat the affirmation:
“ I act with confidence, strength, clarity, and enthusiasm.”
How to Wear
Wear a Tiger’s Eye bracelet if you are looking for a way to bring in good fortune, happiness, and overall success in your life or just need a better way to manage your anxiety levels.
It is believed that wearing Tiger’s Eye will bring you good fortune.
It is also a great stone for providing protection and grounding as well.
In the Home
Place a piece of Tiger’s Eye in or near your doorway for protection of energies entering your home.
Place a piece in the southern corner of your home or room to enhance concentration as well.
Tiger's Eye Products
Geology of Tiger's Eye
Tiger’s Eye is a semi-precious pseudomorph of Quartz that exhibits chatoyancy (the fibers (asbestos) of the stone reflect in a wavering silky luster that can resemble the eye of a cat).
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.
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 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.