Tiger’s Eye is a special part of the Quartz family. It can be found in three primary colours and displays a gorgeous chatoyancy (cat’s eye flash effect) in the light. Unlike Red Tiger’s Eye (which is a product of heat-treating gold Tiger’s Eye), the blue colour of Tiger’s Eye is a naturally occurring phenomenon.
Known as a stone of protection, Tiger’s Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.
Tiger Eye can stabilise mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
In ancient Egypt, the beautiful bands of gold displayed by the stone were widely believed to be the rays of the powerful sun god, embodied by the tiger. Tiger’s Eye was regarded as one of the most prized gems of the Nile River Valley. Legend goes that the stone holds the power of midday sun, the hottest time of the day and symbolic of the peak of the life force. Therefore, pharaohs and other high-ranking aristocrats of the Egyptian court wore jewellery made from Tiger’s Eye, believing it will give them vitality and strength.
Ancient Egyptians transformed Tiger’s Eye into jewellery believing it provided the wearer with luck and protection. It was used for the eyes in their religious statues to express divine vision. They believed it provided protection of the sun (Ra the sun god) and earth (Geb, God of the growing land) combined.
Roman soldiers wore it to maintain bravery during battle. The ancient Chinese were also fascinated by this stone’s golden aura, as it was thought to bring good luck.
During the Middle Ages, talismans made from Blue Tigers Eye were regularly worn to protect against curses, ill wishes, and the “evil eye”.
Tigers Eye is the natural birthstone for June. It is one of the stones associated with the zodiac sign of Cancer (June 21-July 22).
Tigers Eye is a form of Quartz and has the chemical composition SiO2. Its chemical name is silica or silica dioxide. It measures seven on the Mohs scale for hardness and has a trigonal crystalline system.
Meanings, Properties and Powers.
Blue Tigers Eye usually comes in mid to dark blue colours with grey or greenish bands. It has as silky, highly reflective and chatoyant (cats eye effect) appearance. Blue Tigers Eye is also known as Hawk’s Eye, Silicified Crocidolite, Falcon’s Eye, Rodusite.
Tigers Eye is a protective stone that traditionally warded off curses and ill wishes. It is still employed by many as a protector against the “evil eye,” and the blue variety of Tigers Eye shares these properties.
Blue Tigers Eye is a useful aid to memory and mental agility as it helps to integrate the right and left sides of the brain. It differentiates between what you think you want and what you need.
Blue Tigers Eye has a healing effect on the nerves
The metaphysical applications of Blue Tigers Eye have much to do with the throat, the voice, issues around communication. Blue Tigers Eye will also increase your motivation, determination, and willpower, guiding you in the direction that you need to go to make your dreams come true.
This stone will also keep you safe from harm in your journey through life. It will connect you with your own intuition.
When you have a relaxed and calm attitude, it will be easier to overcome your fears, cool down hot tempers, and alleviate your worries.
Harnessing the energies of Blue Tigers Eye will also enhance your psychic abilities. It will boost your gifts such as clairvoyance, remote viewing, and astral travel.
This stone will remove any form of creative block and boost your creativity. Blue Tigers Eye will increase your imagination and help you produce new ideas and concepts. This stone is associated with the throat chakra, and its energies will foster effective communication.
Blue Tigers Eye will foster a positive attitude and increase your feelings of self-respect and self-worth.
It will help you unleash your confidence and harness your personal power.
Blue Tigers Eye will also bring your ideas to life to make positive changes in your life. This stone is known to turn dreams into reality.
How Best to Use Blue Tigers Eye?
Carry a piece of Blue Tigers Eye or wear it on your body to protect yourself from other people’s negative intentions especially when you are in unfamiliar territory or facing a strange situation.
Place Blue Tigers Eye near a window or main entrance to ward off negative energies and dissuade negative people from entering your home. Alternatively, they can be placed in a child’s room so that they will be surrounded by soothing, calming energies that will give them a deep and sound sleep.
As a stone of protection, Blue Tigers Eye helps us shake off other people’s malicious or negative energies as well as our own fear and anxiety. Perfect for helping us to heal from psychosomatic illnesses because it gently uncovers the real root or cause of many physical conditions.
Blue Tigers Eye is a balancing stone that will harmonise the masculine and feminine energies within the emotional body, bringing us clarity of thought and compassion, love, and understanding. It also stabilises mood swings, encourages willpower and determination, and releases tension.
Blue Tigers Eye is said to ease eye problems and to fortify the blood and increase physical strength and vitality.
Blue Tigers Eye can regulate hormones and bring the body’s biochemistry back to normal levels. It is also believed to balance the blood cell count and boost nutrient absorption.
Blue Tigers Eye is a stone of good luck and good fortune enabling you to attract a steady flow of money into your home or business especially for entrepreneurs who have a very new business. Try something new and do something different because it will also change your luck and bring more opportunities!
Blue Tigers Eye for Love and Relationships
Being a balancing stone, it works on the emotional equilibrium in your relationship to create more love and happiness than anger and sadness, a healthier give & take and less finger-pointing and making excuses.
On the other hand, if you are with a partner who does not have your best interests at heart this stone can illuminate these traits and give you the courage to confront the situation.
Chakras And Blue Tigers Eye
Blue Tigers Eye aligns with the Throat chakra and the Third Eye. It can connect these higher chakras to the Sacral and Base chakras, making it a versatile chakra stone.
When the Throat chakra is in balance, the energy flows smoothly, making your communication with the world, your guides, angels and the people around you become highly effective.
Having a blocked Throat chakra could be because you are holding back your true feelings. It may also be caused by fear. If you believe that someone else knows best, that they will judge you for your comments, you may simply not speak, and this will cause restriction and constriction in your Throat chakra. This will affect all the other energy body chakras.
Blue Tigers Eye can be called upon to open, activate and cleanse the Throat chakra of all blockages, restrictions, and negativity.
The Best Crystals to Combine and Use with Blue Tigers Eye
Blue Tigers Eye combines well with other blue stones when working on the Throat chakra.
Third Eye, if you use this crystal with Sodalite at the Throat chakra, you can access truth more easily. This applies to both your material existence and your spiritual truths. The combination of Blue Tigers Eye and Sodalite is ideal for bringing intuitive wisdom and insights down from the Third Eye into the physical body where you can use it in your daily life.
Amazonite with Blue Tigers eye combines for the Throat chakra where it will offer emotional balance and protect against negative vibrations. Alternatively with Turquoise at the Throat, both crystals’ frequencies will help you express your thoughts clearly and your emotions safely.
Pairing Blue Tigers Eye with Heliodor will encourage you to remain grounded and self-possessed no matter what it is you are going through in life.
When you combine it with Realgar, it will strengthen your heart to deal with distressing emotions by giving you the willpower to face your challenges and overcome them.
Blue Tigers Eye is known to slow down an overactive metabolism, especially if you pair it with Gaspeite.
Cleansing And Charging Blue Tigers Eye
Blue Tigers Eye acts like a sponge, protecting you from negative energies by absorbing them before deflecting them away from your aura. You will need to keep its vibration high and clear by regularly cleansing it so that its energy is high.
To cleanse the crystal, keep in it saltwater overnight to recharge its energy. In the morning wash it in fresh water and place in the sun for 2-3 hours. As a minimum repeat every three months.
The stone will then need to be specifically charged and focused on the task ahead. Communicate your thoughts using positive wording, telepathically to your crystal during. You can amplify the effects of charging by smudging the stone with sage smoke at the same time.