Tiger Eye Stone
The tiger eye stone is a true energy shield. In lithotherapy, this stone has the reputation of being very mysterious, but also very protective. Worn daily, it protects you from negative energies that could hinder the accomplishment of your personal projects. It offers confidence, courage and strength to the one who wears it. Without further ado, discover this superb stone through its history, its composition and its multiple virtues.
HISTORY OF THE TIGER’S EYE STONE
During the Roman Empire, the Tiger’s Eye stone was used by warriors and soldiers for protection in battles. In addition to providing them with great protection, the Tiger’s Eye was known to increase their strength and courage. Later, in the Middle Ages, the tiger eye was worn as a tiger eye pendant to ward off spells and ward off evil spirits. Beliefs attribute protective benefits to it, because as its name suggests, it resembles tiger eye and therefore protects against the evil eye.
Around 1800, the Tiger’s Eye Stone was first discovered in South Africa. Everyone thought it was an extremely rare stone and therefore it sold for the same as a precious stone for a hefty price. At the start of the 20th century, more deposits were discovered in North Africa, causing the price of tiger eye to devalue. It then became semi-precious.
Today, the tiger eye stone is widely used in lithotherapy, but also in jewelry. We find the tiger eye mounted on jewelry such as tiger eye necklace, tiger eye bracelet, etc.
ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION OF TIGER EYE STONE
From its resemblance to the eyes of a tiger, the tiger eye stone was named for this reason, but also for its brown and yellow color. Formerly, Mesopotamian civilizations called it Oculus Belus. Oculus meant eye, and Belus referred to Belus-Marduk, the god of fortune and the most powerful of all Babylonian gods. From this information, we know that Humans already used tiger eye for luck and protection over 5,000 years ago. During Antiquity, many so-called “eyed” stones were present on the market. Snake’s eye, cat’s eye, pig’s eye… All these stones strongly resembled the eyes of animals. But the tiger eye did not yet exist because tigers were simply not known in Europe. This is why researchers believe the tiger eye comes straight from the East.
The tiger eye belongs to the group of quartzites. Derived from crocidolite, it is composed of silicon dioxide. It contains quartz, amphibole and sometimes hematite. In nature, it is derived from crystals of crocidolite. The crocidolite has been transformed into silica crystals while retaining its original shape. The tiger eye has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and a specific gravity of 2.68. Translucent or opaque, tiger eye stone is found in pegmatites and alkaline granites. The main deposits of tiger eye stone are located in Australia, Burma, China, Namibia, Brazil, United States, India, Madagascar, Russia. The most abundant deposits are found in South Africa and Sri Lanka.
VIRTUES AND PROPERTIES OF TIGER EYE STONE IN LITHOTHERAPY
THE VIRTUES AND PROPERTIES OF THE TIGER’S EYE STONE ON THE MENTAL PLANE
In lithotherapy, the tiger eye stone is a stone of protection. It takes negative energy away from the wearer. This stone protects against all evil claims, against black magic or spells. It promotes perseverance, especially in achieving the goals that one has set for themselves. It allows you to draw on your own resources to demonstrate what you intend to do. The tiger eye also acts as a mirror, making the wearer aware of their flaws. The tiger eye stone allows lithotherapy and lithotherapists to root their patients while allowing them to open up and reveal their intentions. It will install the notion of change in the body envelope.
On the mental level in lithotherapy, the tiger eye stone refocuses energy and thoughts to structure them, to give them logic and consistency. It allows to remove the discomfort, even to reduce the sadness and thereby promote the creativity of the being. The tiger eye will also balance the emotional body by providing energy and harmonizing yin and yang. If you want to place a tiger eye stone in your living room or in your bedroom, for example, you will bring the prohibition of negativity into the place in question. The tiger eye will act as a barrier. In therapy, you can work with the tiger eye on the solar plexus chakra, in particular for spiritual anchoring. If you want to harmonize energy and these virtues in one place, opt for the tiger eye ball which will offer you a global and homogeneous action. It is quite possible to wear a tiger eye pendant or a bracelet combining your dress code with the virtues of the tiger eye.
Like a boomerang, the tiger eye stone returns negative energies to its emitter. It helps to take a step back and question yourself when necessary. It allows you to be more attuned to your own desires. Associated with the sun, it strengthens self-confidence, courage, daring, generosity and ambition. In addition, it fights emotional blockages, which contributes to the good health of your friendships, love and family. This stone can also help you not to be influenced by others. It helps you make decisions that are fair, relevant and always in line with your values. By promoting serenity and optimism, Tiger’s Eye prompts you to push your limits and overcome all your fears.
PHYSICAL VIRTUES AND PROPERTIES OF THE TIGER’S EYE STONE
The tiger eye stone has many benefits for the body. It promotes the good balance of the organs. It helps reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches. It is particularly beneficial for the legs, knees, joints, and more broadly, for mobility. It is also known to regulate stomach acid. As such, it facilitates digestion. Sometimes it is stress and emotions that interfere with bowel movements. To remedy this problem, tiger eye harmonizes the entire digestive system and eliminates all tension. The tiger eye stone fights against respiratory problems, excess blood pressure and blood pressure. To make breathing more fluid, it promotes relaxation of the diaphragm. By strengthening the immune system, it effectively fights chronic fatigue and sleep disorders. So, if you are going through a difficult time because you are feeling physically exhausted, Tiger’s Eye is an ideal mineral for regaining strength and vitality, while enjoying powerful protection.
THE VIRTUES AND PROPERTIES OF THE TIGER’S EYE STONE ON THE SPIRITUAL LEVEL
On a spiritual level, the tiger eye stone is associated with the solar plexus chakra. Also called Manipura in Sanskrit, the solar plexus chakra represents energy from the sun, like the tiger eye. When this chakra is open and balanced, it facilitates the digestion of food, thoughts and emotions. In addition, it encourages decision-making, self-esteem and self-confidence. This chakra defines your personality, awakens your instincts and improves your relationships with others. Conversely, when the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, it manifests itself as digestive problems, constant fatigue, lack of self-confidence, a tendency to authoritarianism and abuse of power. Blockages in this chakra can also result in overwork and a tendency to be excessive with anything and everything. For example, consuming too much sugar or drinking too much coffee.
If you find yourself in those words, maybe it is time to do some work on your solar plexus chakra. To open it up and make it shine, you can wear a tiger eye stone every day, in the form of a bracelet, a pendant, a ring or even earrings. Indeed, wearing a protective and energizing stone such as tiger eye will push you to put aside your prejudices, your fears and your apprehensions about the world. Renowned for its energizing virtues, this stone will allow you to become the best version of yourself, while protecting you against negative energies that will try to get in your way.
THE STONES AND MATERIALS THAT MATCH PERFECTLY WITH THE TIGER’S EYE
In the world of jewelry, the tiger eye stone is mounted on all kinds of metals: jewelry in white, gray, pink, yellow gold, silver, gold plated or vermeil. This stone is often used for making costume jewelry because its shades of brown go well with cold tones as well as warm tones. Accompanied by golden tones, the tiger eye looks luxurious and as majestic as a feline. Associated with silver materials, it is particularly elegant and mysterious.
In lithotherapy, not all stones can be combined with each other. Some have calming effects, others rather energizing. Obviously, if you combine contradictory energies together, you may not be able to enjoy all of their benefits.
In this case, the tiger eye stone is a very powerful stone that provides dynamism and protection to its wearer. To strengthen its protective side, you can wear it with stones that have similar energy such as black tourmaline, onyx and obsidian. To accentuate the work on opening the solar plexus chakra, you can tune it with an amber. The vibrations of the tiger eye stone are so intense that it is generally advisable to wear it alone. Otherwise, it may block the energy of other minerals. In addition, this stone is so powerful that very often it is sufficient on its own. If you are looking for a mineral to boost your vitality, fighting spirit and mental toughness, tiger eye is probably the one you need.
HOW TO MAINTAIN AND PRESERVE THE TIGER’S EYE STONE?
The more time passes, the more your minerals are discharged. To preserve their energies and natural beauty, you need to take the time to purify and recharge them regularly. Each stone must be purified and recharged in a specific way according to its chemical composition. In the case of tiger eye, purification can be done with water, salt, earth or incense. If you’ve never performed a cleansing ritual before, rest assured, it is child’s play. Immerse your tiger eye stone in a container of salted distilled water for a few hours. Always avoid tap water so as not to damage it and be sure to wipe your jewelry with a soft, clean cloth so as not to scratch it. If you wear tiger eye on a daily basis, we recommend that you clean it two to four times a month, as this protective stone takes charge of negative energies very quickly. Of course, it needs to be discharged and purified as often as possible so as not to lose its effectiveness.
After each purification ritual, you can take the opportunity to recharge your stone. To recharge your tiger eye stone, you can place it for a few hours under the rays of the sun or the moon. You can also place your stone on a cluster of quartz to multiply its powers and optimize this reloading ritual. Do not hesitate to expose your stone to natural light as soon as you feel a small drop in energy. Tiger’s Eye is a tough stone that loves warmth and light. Take care of it and the tiger eye stone will protect you for years to come.
SYMBOLIC OF THE TIGER EYE STONE
The tiger eye stone protects both physically and psychologically.
The tiger eye is the emblem of the assertion of faith in the values defended.
TIGER’S EYE STONE TRADITIONS
The tiger eye stone protects against negative energy symbols (Example: vampires, spells, snakes, etc.).
Tiger’s eye comes from the mineral world, just like garlic comes from the plant world.
In Chinese astrology, the tiger eye corresponds to the sign of the Monkey.
The Tiger’s Eye can be given to celebrate the 18-year anniversary.
Meaning of stones
Historically, natural stones have been associated with multiple meanings. Whether they come from their color, their rarity or their great value, these associations are common to all eras and to all cultures. You can explore the meaning of each stone in depth with our comprehensive list of gems and minerals on this page.
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