It is a stone that visually reminds one of a tiger’s eye, hence the origin of its name. In the past it would also have been called wolf stone. In Mesopotamia it was called oculus belus in reference to the deity of fortune Belus. It can be confused with the eye of ox, the eye of hawk, the eye of iron and the eye of cat because each of them share the same type of reflections but these stones have different colors. It is also sometimes called tiger’s eye.
Virtues in lithotherapy:
Therapeutic efficacy: important.
Market availability: very important.
Observed price: low.
Efficacy, availability and price are based on an observed average, its indications depend on people, sellers, periods.
Actions on the emotional and the spiritual:
It is used as a protection stone against the evil eye and black magic. But it also finds its place during empathy problems when a person is overwhelmed by the energies of places or people. This stone of care will allow you to be yourself rather than mixing what you feel with all the energies and emotions that surround you, which is the case with too much empathy, this is what makes it protective. The eye of the tiger allows us to no longer be influenced by the bad energies that are sent to us voluntarily or involuntarily. We often talk about the evil eye but the bad energies received can simply be produced by slander or negative thoughts, so this mineral will somehow form a protective shield that will return the energies to its transmitter instead of impregnating us with them.
This stone stimulates the will, it allows us to free ourselves from our limits, we overcome our fears to be able to assert ourselves with more inner serenity.
It reduces stress by bringing more self-confidence.
Tiger’s eye fights depression makes us more optimistic, it helps in decision making, it brings recognition of self as an individual.
This stone helps to become aware of its qualities, it promotes creation, reduces fears.
Friendly relations are greatly improved by wearing a tiger’s eye, it is clear that the fact that it brings more confidence has an impact on social relations.
Its ability to regulate emotions helps to dissolve emotional blockages.
By placing it between the eyes at the 6th chakra (ajna) it will relax the mind.
Asian traditions give it an ability to harmonize yin yang energies.
it is often used during exam periods with pyrite, fluorite and citrine in order to have better capacity and memorization and to be in an emotional state conducive to these tests.
Actions on the physical:
The energy of the eye of tiger has a favourable influence with regard to the articular problems at the level of the legs, the problems of the knees, it regulates the adrenal glands in particular the pancreatic gland and the pituitary gland. This stone strengthens the metabolism, it reduces asthma attacks. It helps stabilize hypertension, regenerate tissues, reduce mental fatigue, reduce warts. It also acts at the time of gastric acidity, it helps to digest better, to fight against diarrhea or colic which are of emotional and non-viral origin. It reduces blood pressure, balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This mineral facilitates breathing by relaxing the diaphragm. It can be used to improve eyesight, but for this its effects are less than hawk’s eye.
Purification and recharging:
After a while the stone has given all the energy it could, it can be energetically purified by immersing it for several hours in demineralized water possibly slightly salty. For more efficiency, it can then be charged in the sun or in natural light.
Zodiac signs for which the need for this stone is potentially the most important:
Gemini, lion, virgin, capricorn
Trades being favoured by stone:
Therapists, police officers, lawyers, scientists, insurers, accountants.
Associated day of the week:
Associated main chakra:
3rd chakra of the solar plexus called Manipura, energy center that regulates emotions.
1st root chakra called Muladhara.
Associated main organs:
Stomach, intestines, spleen, gallbladder.
Placing large pieces in rooms brings abundance and health, reduces bad influences from others (bad emotions, evil eye, black magic). The tiger’s eye gives the atmosphere a more dynamic, solar energy.
Roman legionnaires wore amulets of this stone to protect themselves from the blows of swords. It would protect from vampires and creatures of the night, undoubtedly with this notion of solar energy, so the meaning of the word creature can be extended to entities and phenomena that are harmful in relation to the spiritual.
Lithotherapy is part of alternative energy therapies, it does not replace so-called modern medicine, the indications given are drawn from feedback from users, cultures, and reference books in the field. For any medical problem please consult your doctor.
Colours of the mineral: The tones vary from golden yellow to brown, with iridescent effects. The fibres unfold all its colour gradations according to the angle between the light rays and the eye of the oberserveur. Tiger’s eye contains quartz, hematite, amphibole which is a variety of stable non-hazardous asbestos in this form of stone block.
Its chemical composition is silicon oxide SiO2.
Its crystallization is rhombohedral.
It belongs to the group of micro crystalline quartzes.
Its hardness is 7 on the mohs scale.
Its density is about 2.68.
The mineral comes mainly from South Africa, Australia, Burma, India.
Tiger’s eye can be found in specialized shops in its raw state or polished, cut, made into pendants, bracelets, necklaces.
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