Origin of the name Tiger Eye:
When polished, the pattern on the surface reflects the light and shines glaringly, which is associated with the eyes of a tiger, so it has come to be called this way.
What is Tiger’s Eye:
A very beautiful stone with yellow to golden stripes that appears due to the chatoyancy effect when the dark brown ground color is exposed to light. Its brilliance is reminiscent of the eyes of a tiger, so it is called the tiger eye.
The main production area is South Africa, which has abundant production and a stable supply.
Along with crystals, rose quartz, amethyst, etc., it has a high general recognition as a gemstone, the price is relatively low, and it is very popular as “good fortune and work luck”.
Benefits of Tiger’s Eye
Following are the benefits of Tiger’s Eye:
- Work luck, overall luck,
- money luck, game luck,
- powerful apotropaic magic,
- realization of spiritual purpose
Healing effects of Tiger’s Eye:
The dark brown color of the tiger eye corresponds to the chakras on the middle to lower abdomen, while the golden light that shines in the light corresponds to the higher chakras above the top of the head.
This means recognizing one’s higher dimensional intentions, that is, one’s consciousness and purpose as a spirit, and reflecting it in one’s physical real life.
Problems and physical symptoms in real life often occur when they deviate from their original purpose, so in that sense, by lowering the vibration of the tiger eye from the top of the head to the middle to lower abdomen, the true nature of the problem is recognized. May help you.
It is reported that Tiger’s eye was used to treat night blindness long ago, probably because the tiger’s eyes glow even in the dark.
It may also be used for headaches and throat problems.
However, these effects and benefits have not been proven in modern medicine.
Magical effects of Tiger’s Eye:
It is a powerful stone as a power stone. Since ancient times, it has been said to bring good luck as well as good luck, and it has also been used as a powerful wicked reminder.
Create something like a core of consciousness in the owner’s mind and strengthen their beliefs. Gives confidence and vitality and supports execution. Your intuition will be sharpened, so when you start something, it is said that you will be able to know what is waiting for you, escape difficulties, and help you catch your prey reliably. It’s a stone of self-fulfillment.
Keep in mind, however, that this stone does not satisfy all desires. It gives you the power to capture what you really need, and keeps false desires and simple desires away. Does it mean that something with power also needs some responsibility?
In addition, the power as an evil spirit is also considerable. It is said to prevent the evil eye that gives off trouble, so it is said to be a powerful ally for women as a talisman against peeping, molestation, sexual harassment, and stalking.
Determination & Protection
Tiger’s Eye is a Stone of vitality and action. Powerful stimulant of the body and its energy centers, Tiger’s Eye supports your motivation and your determination, especially when your morale is low. Stone of Protection, the Tiger’s Eye keeps negativity at a safe distance, to leave good room for the Energies of anchoring, positivity and optimism.
How to use Tiger’s Eye?
Sit down for a few minutes with your Stone in your hand. Breathe in and visualize the Energy of your Crystal entering your body. Visualize your intentions for your Stone.
Program Tiger Eye with a powerful affirmation like “I am motivated, I want to achieve my goal” and let its vibration amplify your intention.
Keep your Stones with you, use them in all your intuitive or meditation practices (mindfulness, yoga ) or place them in your “Ritual corner”.
Tiger Eye corresponds to which chakra:
Middle, lower abdomen, crown
Directions corresponding to Tiger Eye
West, southwest, northeast
What is blue Tiger Eye or Hawkeye Eye or Falcon Eye (Hawk Eye Stone):
Blue tiger eye is a tiger eye that has not been oxidized in the ground, so to speak, a “young tiger eye”.
The original color of crocidolite, which is the main component, remains, and a mysterious striped pattern with a shade that seems to be more suitable for expressing “blue” rather than “blue” appears on the blackish ground color.
Also known as Hawkeye or Falcon eye (hawk’s eye) (of the blue tiger’s eye, only the stone with a rounded striped pattern that reveals an eye-like pattern is sometimes called a hawk’s eye).
The golden tiger’s eye praises the dignity and dignity of an adult, while the blue tiger’s eye is said to be more agile and laid-back, giving off a free-spirited energy that is not bound by anyone.
The deep blue color is said to have a sedative effect, soothe the heart that seems to be floating, and relieve tension. In that sense, it seems to be good for people who tend to be overly nervous even though they need strong power at the time of games, games, presentations, etc.
It is also said to provide a view of the whole picture of things, like a hawk flying high in the sky.
Human consciousness is inevitably short-sighted and tends to focus only on miscellaneous everyday events, making it difficult to see the essence of things and the major purpose behind them.
At such times, Hawkeye is said to help calmly view events in the human world from a higher perspective, a spiritual perspective. (Falcon is often considered a messenger of God, a genus)
In general, the Blue Tiger Eye is a stone that has the effects of “calm action,” “awakening sensitivity,” and “insight from high places.”
Corresponding chakras are between the eyebrows, lower abdomen, and throat. The directions that go well with each other are east and northeast.
“Hawkeye and Tiger’s eye, when used as a duo, help create a dynamic experience of heaven on earth,” said Katrina Raphaell, a crystal researcher in the United States.
What is Iron Tiger Eye Stone:
A stone mainly produced in Australia, with jasper and hematite added to the main component of tiger eye. Compared to South African products, the iron content is higher, and there are many types in which a bitter bronze color is mixed in the striped pattern.
Therefore, it came to be called Iron Tiger (Iron Tiger Eye Stone).
It is also called a bundle tiger eye.
Tiger’s eye from South Africa is produced in a state where it is not very thick, so even if it can be processed into a flat plate, it is difficult to make round balls with a diameter of 40 mm or more and thick carvings.
On the other hand, Australian iron tigers come out in large chunks, so it is possible to make round balls with large diameters.
As a gemstone, in addition to the suggestion of Tiger’s eye, it is said to support stronger willpower and immovable determination, physical stamina and grounding.
What is Red Tiger Eye :
The tiger eye is heat-treated to make it reddish.
Depending on how it is heated, it can range from a fairly strong red color to a subdued russet color.
It is an attempt to further increase the energy of the tiger eye by heating, and it is said that the intense vibration has a suggestion that it acts as a kind of tonic and a psychological body warmer. Especially, it is perfect for the autumn-winter season when the mind and body are inevitably contracted or when the motivation does not occur. It is also recommended for people who are not motivated or who need strong power regardless of the season.
If you want to wear red tiger’s eye but feel that it is a little too vibrant, you can try to neutralize it by putting on a crystal breath at the same time.
Very rarely, some tiger’s eyes have turned red due to heating by natural magma, but it is safe to assume that most of the red tiger’s eyes have been artificially heat-treated.
What is Golden Tiger Eye:
It is a treated stone that is decolorized by immersing normal tiger eye in a strongly acidic solvent. The striped pattern peculiar to tiger eye melts, the dark brown and blackish parts become lighter and more mellow, and the overall yellowish tone increases, so it has come to be called the golden tiger eye.
However, even if you say “golden” in a bite, there is a considerable range of shades depending on the shade of the rough stone and the state of treatment, and from the overall yellow or ocher type, the normal tiger eye becomes slightly mellow. It varies from one to the other.
It’s also softer than normal tiger’s eye, so even if you want to enjoy tiger’s eye but don’t like the glaring feeling, it’s a little easier to get along with.
In addition, since the number of golden colors is increasing due to the hue, it is thought that it is easier to attract fortune in terms of color and feng shui, as in “kind calls friends”.
The Golden Tiger Eye is named for the decolorized stone in the first place.
However, some untreated tiger’s eyes have a soft texture with many relatively yellow areas without clear stripes. It seems that there are cases where this is referred to as “non-bleached golden tiger eye” and specially regarded, but these types of stones are normally produced and are not special rare stones.
What is White Tiger Eye or Gray Tiger Eye:
White tiger eye and gray tiger eye are made by immersing tiger eye in a special solvent and decolorizing it.
What is Green Tiger Eye (Green Tiger Eye:
Green tiger eye is colored by impregnating it with chrome lead after decolorization.
Properties of Tiger’s Eye
|Mineral name||Quartz with amphibole|
|Main production areas||South Africa, China|
|Chemical composition||Na (Fe, Mg) 3 Fe 2 Si 8 O 22 (OH) 2 + SiO 2 Sodium, iron, magnesium, water molecule, silicon, oxygen compound|
|Crystal system||Monoclinic (amphibole)|
|Crystal habit (shape)||Fibrous, lumpy as a whole|
|Main shades||Dark brown, yellow, brown, black|
|Streak color||Yellow, brown, white|
|specific gravity||2.60 to 2.65|
|Refractive index||1.53 to 1.54|
|Similar stone non-made||Peter Site|
The main component is crocidolite (blue asbestos), which is a type of amphibole, which is soaked with a quartz solution and solidified. Over the years, deep in the earth, crocidolite melts, and the fibrous crystal structure reminiscent of silk gradually replaces quartz, which is a factor that reflects light reminiscent of tiger eyes. I can think of it.
The color that develops from brown to gold is due to the oxidation of the components, and the quartzized product that retains the original color of crocidolite without oxidation becomes blue tiger eye.
The main production area is South Africa. It is also produced in Australia, India and China.