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Tiger’s eye

Historical Properties

Tiger’s Eye (also called Tigers eye or Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is a golden to red-brown color, with a silky luster.

A member of the quartz group, it is a classic example of pseudomorphous replacement by silica of fibrous crocidolite (blue asbestos). An incompletely silicified blue variant is called Hawk's eye.

Common name for a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that mostly turned into limonite. Much used as an ornamental and lapidary rock.

A new interpretation of the origin of Tiger’s Eye was recently given by Heaney and Fisher (2003): "Tiger’s Eye is an attractive and popular gemstone that is ubiquitous in stores that cater to rock and mineral collectors.

For more than a century, textbooks and museum displays have identified the material as an archetype of pseudomorphism, i.e., the replacement of one mineral by another with the retention of the earlier mineral's shape. Our study has revealed that the textures responsible for the shimmer of Tiger’s Eye do not represent pseudomorphic substitution of quartz after preexisting crocidolite asbestos. Rather, we argue that Tiger’s Eye classically exemplifies synchronous mineral growth through a crack-seal vein-filling process."

Tiger’s Eye was used by ancient soldiers for protection and courage, so it was always known to be a stone of empowerment.

Astrological sign : Taurus, Gemini, Libra and Capricorn

Metaphysical Properties

Tiger’s Eye gemstones are said to be of part power of the earth and part power of the sun.

Tiger’s Eye is revered as a gemstone that possess powers to attract wealth and luck by parts of many different societies, and many Christians also believe in the powerful abilities of these stones. It can convert potential energy of thought into material riches.

Tiger’s Eye is also known as all seeing eye for a reason, due to its effect of drawing out the qualities of a Tiger you need invoke to get out of life rust like patience, focus and determination.

Tiger’s Eye is the gemstones to help you manifest your thoughts into reality.

Tiger’s Eye is really the gemstones for the serious spiritual student that is really tired of complacency, and is ready to move through difficult times and is seeking extra help. If a student is serious seeking to work with gemstones that will help manifest desires, then Tiger’s Eye is your best choice. Its deep brown color represents its strong grounding and stabilizing effects.

It provides balance, clarity and strength in times of doubt during critical phases of life. Tiger’s Eye can really be beneficial today to treat ailments such as ADD, anxiety, procrastination, etc. These are all issues based on the need to be well grounded it helps one to be practical in handling affairs.

This is the gemstones for the dreamer, the one that wants to materialize their dreams to concrete reality. Understanding the meaning of Tiger’s Eye stones is a matter of looking at the physical properties of this crystal. The properties of this gemstones is perfect for the entrepreneurs full of ideas, but never following through and executing.

Tiger’s Eye will help clarify your visions and amplify your intentions. It helps you face and overcome difficult challenges and stick to your plans, despite discouraging setbacks. For this reason it is sometimes marketed as a gem that brings professional and financial success.

Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money.

Tiger’s Eye is also a very protective stone, which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion.

Tiger’s Eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.

Healing Properties

Tiger’s Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.

Blue Tiger’s Eye is calming and releases stress.  It aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic.  Slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.

A stimulating stone, Red Tiger’s Eye overcomes lethargy and provides motivation.  It speeds up a slow metabolism.  Red Tiger’s Eye increases a low sex drive.

Tiger's eye rough and facet stone