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Tiger's Eye

Courage, Warriors Spirit, Self Motivation

Colour : Brown and Gold
Chakra : Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root
Element : Fire
Astro Sign : Leo, Gemini

 

Tigers eye combines the energy of the Earth with the energy of the Sun to create a state that is high vibe yet grounded. A stone of protection, traditionally carried to combat ill wishing and curses. Tigers Eye has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting with problem solving and internal conflict, with objectivity and emotional clarity. It inspires confidence and encourages self motivation, driving you to success. It is a stone of courage and helps you overcome internal hurdles and let go of any fears.

Carry this stone on you if you are needing a boost of courage and to tap into your warrior spirit and resilient nature.

History

The use of Tiger eye dates back thousands of years,  when it was carved into amulets and talismans worn by ancient Roman soldiers for strength, courage and protection in battle. The tiger eye "flash" was  believed to be distracting to the opponent, making it more difficult for them to be seen well enough to make an accurate shot giving it an air of protection.

It is also believed to appease the Egyptian warrior goddess of healing Sekhmet. The golden-brown quartz is said to impart the strength of the lion which was seen as her source of strength. Egyptian's also held it in such high regard they would use it for the eyes when creating statues of their deities. In the 16th century it was worth more than gold because it was so rare. 

Geology

Tigers eye is a member of the quartz family, with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre that forms when fibres of the mineral crocidolite are replaced by silica. It is chatoyant (cats eye) gemstone when polished. It has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale and can be found in South Africa, India, Brazil, Australia and the USA.