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Tiger’s Eye

tigers eye puff star pendant
tigers eye puff star pendant

Tiger’s eye is a golden to red-brown stone of quartz. Tiger’s eye gain their silky, lustrous appearance from the quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have mostly turned into limonite. Found in Australia, Myanmar, India, Namibia, South Africa and the USA.

Thought to be a symbol of protection, strength, confidence, bravery and good fortune, Roman soldiers wore this stone on their breastplates when they went to battle for protection. They believed the stone would give them the strength and patience of an actual tiger. The gem was also worn as protection keeping, the wearer safe against curses.

The Ancient Egyptians believed the stone held the power of the midday sun. Pharaohs and the elite wore jewellery crafted from Tiger’s Eye believing it would give them power, vitality and strength. They saw the stone as an ‘all-seeing eye’ and for the statues of gods eyes and placed in the tombs of pharaohs to help them to navigate the afterlife.

Tiger’s Eye stones were placed in doorways to encourage a protective energy. They can also be placed in rooms where decisions are made, for good fortune. Parents also place them in the bedrooms of their children to enhance self-confidence, bravery and willpower. Tiger’s Eye stones are believed to keep people on the right path, ensuring they make good decisions.

Tiger Eye activates the solar plexus chakra. When we open and engage our second brain, known as our gut, we are able to display a true array of emotions and qualities. If we allow ourselves to focus, our possibilities will become limitless and know no bounds. Opportunities and new beginnings will attach to you like a magnet when working this stone. It is up to you as to whether or not you would like to take advantage of what the universe is offering. This ever-loving energy is always actively expanding our consciousness and seeking to push us onto a higher path. Tiger Eye is a small tool that grants us the intuition to follow by feel and not by thought.

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