Chakra - Solar Plexus
Tiger's eye is a member of the quartz family and takes its name from the beautiful chatoyant effect caused by refraction of light from fibres in the crystal. This means that its colour or lustre changes according to the light that is shining. It encourages you to live boldly, fiercely and bravely. If you are looking for a boost of courage there is no better crystal than tiger's eye.
Tiger's eye is one of the most popular semi-precious stones and has been used by humans for at least 5,000 years. With its shimmering gleam, it is no surprise that tiger’s eye was used to decorate statues of gods in Ancient Egypt.
In ancient times, warriors and soldiers wore tigers eye when they went into battle because they believed it would give them strength and protection. It was also used as protection against witchcraft and sorcery. Some believed that the stone enabled the bearer to see everything, a power highly sought after on the battlefield. Tiger's eye was once called ‘Oculus Beli’ meaning ‘eye of war’.
In India, tiger's eye was thought to bring wealth and prevent the bearer from losing money. It was also said to help in childbirth if tied to the hair of the expectant mother and to help heal sores if applied as a powder.
Protection - Tiger's eye is an excellent protective stone. It has a positive strengthening effect on the aura when worn or carried and can protect from negative energies.
Eye problems - As the name suggests, tiger's eye is often used for treating eye conditions.
Meditation - Tiger's eye can help you deepen your meditative state.
Help you stay grounded - By balancing the solar plexus chakra tigers eye can help you stay grounded and centred, even if you are surrounded by chaos.
Good luck/Prosperity - Tiger's eye has a long history of use to attract wealth. Dispelling negative energy.