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Tiger's Eye

Colour : Brown and Gold
Chakra : Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root
Element : Fire
Astro Sign : Leo
Keywords : Willpower, Warriors Spirit, Self Motivation

 

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. Tiger Eye has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting with problem solving and internal conflict, with objectivity and emotional clarity. A perfect stone to carry with you when in need of some extra strength and courage. 

History

Use of Tiger eye dates back thousands of years to when it was carved into amulets and talismans worn by ancient Roman soldiers for strength and courage 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. 

Geology

Tiger's eye (also called tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre. As members of the quartz group, tiger's eye and the related blue-coloured mineral hawk's eye gain their silky, lustrous appearance from the parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have mostly turned into limonite. Mohs scale of hardness is a 7