CHAKRA(S): Third Eye, Base and Navel
VIBRATION: Number 4
CHARACTERISTICS: Balance, Grounding, and Clarity
ELEMENT: Fire and Earth
SCIENTIFIC: Tiger’s Eye is a variety of semi-precious quartz that exhibits chatoyancy (cat’s eye) effect due to the parallel bands of crocidolite (blue asbestos) fibers that have formed from deposits of iron oxides and silica in the mineral. Tiger’s Eye is transparent to translucent with a vitreous luster. Tiger’s Eye ranges from golden yellowish to dark chocolate brown in color with the richness of this mineral’s coloring really coming out with polishing. Tiger’s Eye hardness is rated at 4 to 7 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness. Tiger’s Eye is found in Africa, India, Burma, USA, and Australia.
ATTRIBUTES: Tiger's Eye combines earth energy with the energies of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is grounding and helps to draw spiritual energies to earth. Tiger’s Eye resonates with a grounding, practical energy that is uplifting and motivating. Tiger's Eye’s energies support the correct use of power as it brings out integrity, promoting clarity of intention and assists in accomplishing goals. Tiger's Eye differentiates what you want and what you think you want with what you really need. Tiger’s Eye integrates the brains hemisphere and enhances practical perception. Tiger’s Eye enhances the clarity needed in a situation bringing all parts together in a focused manner. Tiger’s Eye may be helpful in overcoming issues of self-worth, negative attitudes, and may alleviate feelings of depression and balance out mood swings. Tiger’s Eye resonates with energies for the long haul and supports efforts and perseverance over long periods of time and physical excursion.
HEALING: Tiger's Eye may be helpful in treatment for the eyes and aiding night visions. Tiger’s Eye is said to enhance cell respiration and metabolism. Tiger's Eye may be helpful to support a healthy throat and for repairing broken bones. Tiger’s Eye may also be a helpful blood fortifier supporting a healthy endocrine system and balancing hormones.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE
Tiger's Eye is known as a protective stone traditionally carried as a talisman against ill wishing and curses. Place or carry a piece of Tiger’s Eye to create and add to your personal bubble of protection.
Tiger’s Eye is a wonderful crystal tool for balancing the polarities; whether that be with your thoughts, moods, sharing a view point, or with your energies.
In crystal body layouts or healing grids, Tiger’s Eye may enhance psychic abilities when placed on the third eye. Tiger’s Eye resonates and balances the lower chakras stimulating the rise of kundalini energy, creative energies, and will power.
For Gaia Healing, Tiger’s Eye may be placed in an area of disturbed Earth energy to help balance the polarities of the elemental forces and the environment.
SPECIFIC TYPES OF TIGER’S EYE
BLUE TIGER'S EYE is calming and releases stress. Blue Tiger’s Eye aids the over anxious, quick-tempered, and phobic. In healing, Blue Tiger's Eye may slow the metabolism, be cooling for an overactive sex drive, and dissolves sexual frustrations.
CAT'S EYE has banded or an "eye-like" refraction in its surface. Cat’s Eye creates feelings of confidence, happiness, serenity, and good luck. Cat’s Eye is grounding and stimulates intuition, dispels negative energy from aura, and offers protection. In healing, Cat’s Eye may be used in the treatment of eye disorders, aids night vision, relieving headache and facial pain.
GOLDEN TIGER'S EYE aids in paying attention to detail, warning against complacency. Golden Tiger’s Eye assists in taking action from a place of reason rather than emotion. Golden Tiger's Eye is an excellent mental companion for test taking and for managing important meetings.
RED TIGER'S EYE is an energetically stimulating stone that may be helpful in overcoming lethargy and provides motivation. In healing, Red Tiger’s Eye speeds up a slow metabolism and increases a low sex drive.
HAWK'S EYE is excellent crystal tool for healing the earth's energy and for grounding energy. Hawk’s Eye stimulates and invigorates the physical body. Soaring above the world, Hawk's Eye aids vision and insight, and increases psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. Hawk’s Eye energizes the base chakra. When placed in the wealth corner of your home, Hawk’s Eye may attract abundance and may be helpful in dissolving restrictive and negative thought patterns and ingrained behaviors. Hawk’s Eye brings issues into perspective and the desire to blame others for problems of your own making. Hawk’s Eye brings to the surface locked-in emotions and dis-ease from the present or past lives. When placed on the third eye, Hawk's Eye aids in traveling back to the source of an emotional blockage, whenever that might be. In healing, Hawk’s Eye improves the circulatory system, bowels, and legs. Hawk’s Eye may bring to the surface the psychosomatic reasons behind a frozen shoulder or stiff neck.