When I have Tiger’s Eye in my hands, it feels like power and beauty. The dancing bands of honey to golden brown are mesmerizing. I am excited to dive in about Tiger’s Eye and it’s rich history.
First, Let’s take a look at some key information.
Colour: Honey to golden brown with shimmering bands
Element: Fire and Earth
Associated Chakra: Solar Plexus
History & Mythology
Tiger’s Eye is among some of the most ancient crystals in Earth’s history. It’s one of the most ancient talismans; it is mysterious and powerful, revered and feared – much like Ra the Sun God. It is believed that Tiger’s Eye is an “all-seeing, all-knowing eye.” Our ancestors believed that it could grant the wearer the ability to observe everything – and see all perspectives. Egyptians chose Tiger’s Eye to place in the eyes of their deity statues to grant divine vision.
Ra was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the Earth, and the underworld. He was the go of the Sun, order, kings, and the sky. Ra was portrayed as a falcon and shared characteristics with the sky god Horus.
Because Tiger’s Eye harnesses the energy of both the Earth and the Sun, it is believed to provide protection and balance. Tiger’s Eye is linked to the magical Tiger in Eastern Mythology – both portrayed courage, integrity, and the right use of power.
In Roman history, soldiers carried it to deflect weapons and to be brave in battle.
Throughout history, Tiger’s Eye has always been seen as a stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting the wearer by reflecting malice or threats from others.
Tiger’s Eye Properties in the Bodies
-Ease gall-bladder problems
-Aids with joints and bones
-Aids with detoxification
-Boosts the endocrine system
-Improves night vision
-Brings physical vitality
-Reduces cravings for excess food, tobacco, alcohol, or other stimulants
-Creates a rhythm for success
-Aids with scattered thoughts
-Brings focus and stability
-Aids in resolving inner battles
-Calms an overactive system
-Eases seasonal affective disorder
-Eases jealous feelings
-Eases issues of self-worth
-Help overcome faults
-Brings in enthusiasm
-Brings in happiness
-Protects against evil
-Helps bring positive changes
-Aids with dream recall
-Balancer of Yin-Yang energy (feminine/masculine)
-Help attract success and opportunities
-Brings in personal power
-Connects to the power of the Sun
-Stimulates the rise of Kundalini energy
Uses for Tiger’s Eye
There is no wrong way to use crystals, you can always follow what you are guided to, but I have a few tips here if you’re unsure.
Carry it around with you in a pocket, purse, wallet, and for ladies – in the bra.
Wear it in a piece of jewelry; there are many beautiful pieces by outstanding artists out there. Seek what you’re drawn to.
Meditate with it in your dominant hand for releasing, non-dominant for receiving. For example, if you are looking to rid of an old habit, meditate with it in your dominant hand. If you need to obtain some heart energy, place it in the non-dominant.
Body Grid – This is something that I haven’t written about or spoken about, but let’s take some time to learn about this. Now that you know a little bit about using grids in previous crystal blogs, I want to introduce body grids. It is a meditation of sorts; you will place the crystals at specific points to put your body within a grid. Humans have a crystalline structure just like crystals do; this is how we can connect with them and use them for energy healing modalities. For Tiger’s Eye, I would suggest 6 Crystals (all Tiger’s Eye), one above the head, one above each shoulder, one on the Solar Plexus Chakra, and one at the bottom of both feet. Listen to some healing frequency music or a guided meditation that will assist you with whichever issue(s) you are facing.
Chakra Healing with Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye can assist the three lower chakras – Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, and Solar Plexus Chakra. However, it is mainly associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra due to colour alone, but it does hold properties to aid each of them.
The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for feeling and movement. It is the base of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When this Chakra is out of balance, the symptoms can appear as lethargy, low activity levels, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When spiritual energies are out of balance, one may feel flighty, disconnected from reality or distant. When the Root Chakra is in balance, the physical body can regain its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is opened in the form of security and a sense of personal power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership. Bring Tiger’s Eye in when you are looking for a physical energy boost and to aid in bringing in Kundalini energy through the Root Chakra – creating balance and stability.
The Sacral Chakra is located below the navel and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy from the Rooth Chakra and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force Energy of the body and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other “non-linear” communication come from this Chakra. When it is out of balance, symptoms may arise as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration. When the Sacral Chakra is in balance, one has grace, feels pleasure in life, and experiences the flexibility to “go with the flow” and do so in good spirit. Bring in the Tiger’s Eye for this Chakra to bring happiness into the aura and empower the body and mind to communicate more efficiently.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy distribution center for all the Chakras, and it is the Chakra of relationships. This Chakra is located between the ribcage and navel and controls the immune and digestive systems. When balanced physically, we have the strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and can use the nutrients we ingest. When the Solar Plexus is out of balance spiritually, we feel fear – of the disappointment or displeasure of others, or the inability to chose our path. Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance, we are free to perceive the world through our thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of what others may think of us.
Tiger’s Eye is a power crystal that I can get lost in for hours. I love the dancing lines of golden honey throughout the crystal. When I hold it, I feel as though I can do and be anything. I love the balance that I feel when I meditate with it or when I create a body grid with it.
I enjoyed learning about the fantastic history of Tiger’s Eye, and I love the seep connection it has with the Ancient Egyptians. I have always been entirely mesmerized by the history of those times, and it is fascinating to learn about it.
So, I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have, and if you have – please leave me a comment below. Commenting on the blog posts helps Google find Gemstorm Relevation, and in turn, helps those that need to find me and hear/read my messages.
Until next time,
Relevate the day – Anna xo