The tiger eye is one of the most physically attractive stones, not only for its colors but also for being one of the most complete, energetically speaking. The tiger eye can mold you, heal you and orient you if you allow it to enter your life. The history of this stone has changed a lot over the years, but the history you will read is the most complete and authentic…
Thousands of years ago man discovered the stone “Tiger Eye“; since then, Arabs, Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and others have used its power and healing properties, which have always been closely related to protection, determination and independence. This stone is also called “Eye of Bellus” to refer to the God Bellus – Marduk, God of war, who can see everything. the legends say that this stone offers us this faculty.
Although it is not a precious gem, it has a beautiful visual effect that few enjoy. When the tiger eye is given light; it is seen as a cloudscape of golden light. This phenomenon is known as chatoyance, and visually it looks as if you were looking directly at a tiger or a cat in the eyes. The tiger’s eye is one of the most physically attractive stones of all gems, even if it is not a precious gem.
However, this stone is not called tiger eye only because of its similarities to the view of the beautiful feline, but because since ancient times it was assured that whoever carried it acquired an attitude of domination, control and power similar to that of the tiger. The tigers are characterized by being astute, agile, determined, independent and always on guard. They are ferocious but very beautiful, and despite being surrounded by very dangerous animals, they always manage to project respect and authority. The Eye of Tiger borrows the strength of the beast to combat emotional threats that can affect our development.
The Mesopotamians, Egyptians and Romans sought to acquire all these characteristics. They knew what this stone could give them and they surrounded themselves with it.
The name of the tiger eye has been changed a couple of times throughout history. It is also known in other cultures as “Falcon’s Eye“, while others prefer to call it “Wolf’s Eye”; both powerful and astute animals. In Africa it was called the “Hyenis” in honour of an African stone that comes from the Hyena Eyes.
The best known deposits of this rock, considered semi-precious, are located in Namibia, South Africa and the USA.
Minerally speaking, the tiger eye belongs to the quartz group with a chemical composition of silicon dioxide (SiO2), where part of the silica has replaced old crocidolite crystals. This is what generates in the stone a characteristic Chatoyance effect.
The “eye” effect is due to the parallel growth of amphibole fibers (Riebeckita) and the yellow-brown color is given by the oxidation of limonite fibers.
Tiger Eye Mineralogy
Depending on its density, the tiger eye is opaque or translucent. It manages to catch us with its particular tonalities, its brilliant variations of brown or coppery brown with yellow or golden veins. The hardness of this stone is a 7 on the scale of mohs, with white stripe and conchoidal exfoliation.
History and Legends
Everything about the appearance of this stone reminds us of the feline beast of the jungle, agile and determined, that’s why in Roman times it was already well known, and those who battled used it to protect themselves. The Roman era marked history. At that time there were strong rivalries that sought to demonstrate who was stronger and who had greater control of a space. Thanks to this, the most epic battles took place. The Roman fighters, in addition to their fighting strategies and armor, used the Tiger Eye to protect themselves. With it they knew that they would receive all the security, and decision to be victorious.
The Middle Ages were marked by good and evil from a more psychological and Machiavellian point of view. Demons and spells were the enemies of this trace of history. That is why they were the ones who spread to the rest of civilizations the belief that the tiger eye allowed them to block all evil energies that could affect them. It was believed that the tiger eye could see everything and in turn keep you away from evil spirits.
The Egyptians, for their part, chose the tiger’s eye to represent the eyes in the statues they built of their deities, because they faithfully believed that this stone gave the gift of vision. By placing this stone in the eyes of the statues, they provided themselves with protection from the sun and the earth. Ra is the God of the sun and Geb is the God of land and cultivation.
Legends have it that the Arabs also used it to prove the fidelity of their wives. When they had to travel for work or commitment, before leaving they would give them some milk in which they would previously introduce a tiger eye stone. They claimed that if the woman was unfaithful while they were not at home, they would not become pregnant by their lovers.
In ancient times it was also the amulet of travelers and discoverers and was adopted by the Crusaders.
To make matters worse, the tiger’s eye was also the protective stone for thieves. They faithfully believed that if this one accompanied them, they would achieve triumph. If you know someone who plays games of chance, hesurely knows this stone because it is also known to grant luck in games.
Since ancient times, the Tiger Eye has been appreciated by the lapidaries and jewelers of various civilizations for its beauty and hardness, and especially by Hindus and Buddhists, so it is often used to make bracelets, which are used for prayer and meditation. In general, popular belief attributes to it, among other things, mystical properties.
That’s why this story will continue to talk a little more about the healing properties of the tiger’s eye.
Healing Properties of the Tiger Eye
Talking about the healing properties of the Tiger Eye stone deserves an endless list, but you can’t start any other way than talking about how the stone influences in such a beautiful and profound way those people whose lives are intimately linked to a toxic relationship.
There is no doubt that life sometimes presents us with people who look marvelous and the most suitable for certain moments of our life. However, sooner or later we have to let go of relationships, and letting go is one of the most difficult situations in life. Taking a tiger stone with you in your hand and always standing by it will fill you with the strength, independence and wisdom you need to let go. Try it!
The tiger stone also amplifies the unipersonal power, whoever uses it will be able to separate from illusions to dedicate time to what really matters in life. Not to mention that it is also known as “The stone of longevity“.
The tiger eye will help you to develop virtues such as: courage, self-confidence, security in your life goals, will, clarity and a lot of tolerance.
A tiger-eye client told us about how stone influenced her public performance:
The client tells that she has always been characterized by excessive sweating when she had to make a public presentation, however, never gave it more importance, simply moved forward without trying something different.
The girl says that approximately 7 months ago, as she remembers, she stopped at the jewelry store of an Israeli woman because she was attracted by a necklace made of three tiger eye stones. Quickly the saleswoman did her job and began to tell her about all the properties of the stone, and all the benefits it would bring to her life. The most incredulous girl, who was convinced by the story of the lady, still decided to take the garment just because she thought it was really beautiful. She began to use it as a totally common jewel. She says that within a few days she felt she was being too strong to handle her cravings for uncontrolled eating, and this control of her will allowed her to lose weight. This situation changed several aspects of her life because she now felt much more secure. She relates that with the passing of time she began to feel more involved in the areas in which she was developing and that her opinion did take place. She relates that, at first, it did not even cross her mind to relate such situations with her necklace, but as time went by she felt so certain that it had a connection that she did not hesitate to tell her particular story.
The tiger eye charged with the right energies can influence your life if you have the courage not to close yourself to it. The client tells us that although she did not consider herself a believer, she never closed herself to the possibility of receiving spiritual help from the stone. The best solutions to your life when you’re open to them. Experts point out that when you are attracted to a specific stone it is because the energy generated by its color is influencing you. Maybe you could really use letting yourself be captured by a beautiful tiger eye.
Physical Properties of the Tiger Eye
The tiger’s eye is recommended for uterine diseases, skin-related pathologies such as acne, exhaustion, the desire for solitude and digestive disorders of nervous origin. Tiger’s eye is used as an eye protection and a cure for eye diseases.
All these ailments can be intervened with the tiger eye through the treatment of the chakras.
Remember that the chakras are a series of energy centers and each one is related to an endocrine gland or an internal zone of the body. Gems are used to stimulate the chakras by making the kundalini energy act on the body in the right way.
According to its yellowish color, the tiger eye influences the solar plexus chakra (above the navel), this chakra intervenes in the functioning of the empathic nervous system that governs passions and visceral or instinctive feelings.
It is a warm stone and stimulates the flow of energy through the body when used. It is also beneficial for the weak or sick.
How to survive stress and overcome traumas with the tiger eye?
We’ll need a tiger eye, eight rock crystals and a rose quartz. This exercise is done in the morning and evening for a week. Lying on a carpet we take a couple of breaths to relax, then we place the rose quartz on the heart surrounded by 4 rock crystals. The crystals placed at the level of the heart will relieve emotional tension, while those in the abdomen will work the first 3 chakras.
Tiger Eye in Astrology
The tiger eye is especially linked to the signs: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Leo, Gemini, and Aries. This quartz belongs to the family associated with the planets Sun and Mars.
Its energy is projective and is related to the element of fire, as far as metals are concerned, it is associated with gold. If we speak of “magical” powers, it is linked to money, protection, courage, divination and luck.
How to use tiger eye
There are many ways to surround yourself with this stone. Experts suggest wearing it on your right arm or as a long pendant. If there is a specific place where it is considered that it can act directly, it is very valuable to place it there to perform the function that is required. It is also recommended to keep it in some pocket, when required, in the form of a Buddha figurine so that its healing vibrations are kept very close to you.
During meditation or while praying, its effect is much greater if it is held directly in the hands.
If the person suffering from the problem is not accustomed to wearing jewelry, it is recommended that he or she be placed in a southern corner of the room, home or office to promote love, warmth, lighting and enthusiasm in that environment.
How to clean and charge the tiger eye
To clean the tiger eye and load it with clean energies it is necessary to deposit it on a layer of marine salt in a receptacle, the idea is to bury it completely in the salt. The crystal should remain there until the energies are clean and released; after a few hours the stone should be washed with fresh water and dried with a cotton cloth so as not to scratch it.
The tiger eye is a stone that represents a roar of life. It has always been preferred by ancient civilizations and believers today for being one of the most complete and least expensive of all healing stones.
The stone of perseverance, protection, independence and the power of the tiger is ready to help you open your soul and finally make you live fully. When you connect with this stone you will understand that life is a roller coaster and is full of obstacles, but when you are aware of it and carry the necessary strength, nothing can go against you and your dreams. Try the tiger stone, we’ll be eager to read your experience.
Originally Post “Ojo de tigre: Piedra de Poder e Independencia”
Translated by Oscar Moreno