Tiger Eye is created when quartz forms over existing bluish-grey crocidolite, and eventually entirely replaces it. Crocidolite is a type of asbestos mineral, which means its composition is of fine, dense fibres.
These fibres form in a parallel yet wavy orientation, and this causes the intriguing chatoyant effect exhibited in tiger eye.
During the replacement process, the iron within the crocidolite dissolves and stains the quartz, thereby providing the golden yellow to brown colour of tiger eye.
Sometimes the pseudomorphism from crocidolite to quartz is incomplete. When this happens, the result is a stone with a bluish-grey colour (and often with streaks or overtones of brown or yellow), but still with the chatoyant effect. This type of material is known as as Hawks Eye.
Tiger eye may form together with brownish-red or metallic-grey Hematite, or with yellow Limonite, the result is a stone with a reddish colour (and often with streaks or overtones of brown or yellow), but still with the chatoyant effect. This type of stone is known as Falcons Eye or Bulls Eye.
TIGER EYE And physical health
Tiger eye is a blood fortifier, supporting your general vitality. It strengthens the endocrine system and assists in bringing your hormones and biochemistry into balance.
Tiger eye has a pain relieving effect. It slows down the flow of energy in the body and it dampens over excitation of the nerves and over stimulating of the adrenal glands. Tiger eye helps improve your eyesight.
Gold tiger eye eases stomach and gallbladder problems, ulcers and sprains. It reduces the pain and inflammation arthritis and rheumatism. This stone increases your energy levels and physical strength. Gold tiger eye restores homeostasis to the physical body. This stone assists in digestion and absorption of foods for ultimate nutrition. Use gold tiger eye to increase your vital life force and improve absorption of vitamin D. This stone is beneficial for those who wish to improve their career in a leadership position or as a speaker, supervisor or project leader.
Blue tiger eye provides help for all slow moving degenerative diseases, as it triggers the bodies natural resistance. It assists in reducing deep seated tumours or growths anywhere, but it is particularly useful for men when dealing with prostrate. Blue tiger eye is useful for treating the hernia, bowels, large intestine and anus in both men and women. This stone will enhance healing of ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, mental and physical blackouts, what ever the area and cause.
Blue tiger eye improves vision, especially night vision. This stone is helpful for relieving headaches, migraines, sinusitis, eye problems, sore throats and earaches. It is useful for fighting infections, reducing inflammation and lowering fevers. Blue tiger eye is a good stone for an astrologer, counsellor, psychologist, or life coach.
Red tiger eye assists with anaemia, blood and blood cell disorders. It heals eye infections and improves night vision, encourages overall body strength and vitality. Red tiger eye increases your libido, overcomes sexual dysfunction and potency. It will reduce the side effects of menopause, menstruation and psychosomatic illnesses. It aids your recovery after surgery.
Red tiger eye supports the base chakra and strengthens your connection with the earth. Thos stone helps you maintain focus on your core needs; food, shelter and water: which are always provided for you with the right intention, translating to money and prosperity. Red tiger eye improves your libido increasing feelings of sexuality and sensuality.
TIGER EYE and your feelings
Tiger eye helps those who tend to go to extremes, find equilibrium in their emotional lives. It can help create harmony between people with different viewpoints, religious beliefs or approaches to life. It is an excellent aid in bringing harmony to families and relationships where differences of opinion or expression are causing discord.
Tiger eye assists you in keeping your distance from external influences that may come storming in on you. It also mitigates the influence of moods and stressful situations.
Gold tiger eye reduces cravings for the wrong kind of food and the desire to binge or purge. It will reduce your emotional dependence on cigarettes, prescription drugs or alcohol. This stone reduces anxiety caused by feelings of isolation or inadequacy. It increases your willpower and emotional stability to make health improving regimes more likely to succeed.
Gold tiger eye will assist you release feelings of jealousy. As you see why or what is making you jealous, use this stone to focus your attention on raising your own self-confidence. This stone helps you master emotions during periods of upheaval. It encourages you to remember that change and new beginnings are a time for renewal and growth
This is a stone for men who have suffered a sever emotional or psychological setback, such as loss of a life partner through death or desertion. It is ideal for those who have suffered a redundancy in later life and there is no prospect of re-employment or a financial disaster. It assists you to work through grief and anger and offers you the ability to start to rebuild your life step by step in a new way. Blue tiger eye can be used to help deepen your understanding of difficult situations and people, promoting emotional balance. When you use this stone to gain mental clarity, you will also find that emotional balance is restored as you sort out your feelings and gain perspective.
This stone will fill you with an enthusiasm for life. It increases optimism particularly in depressive people. Red tiger eye is a calming stone, it reduces anger and irritability particularly in men.
Red tiger eye will assist you in tapping into your personal power. Use this stone to shore up inner strength and courage when you are feeling emotionally weak and vulnerable. It helps you let go of paranoia or unfounded fears and strengthens your belief in yourself. Red tiger eye reminds you that it is safe for you to be powerful.
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TIGER EYE and the mind
Tiger Eye is a stone of mental clarity. It activates and whets the intellect, sharpening your logic centre.
Tiger eye helps you retain and overall view in complicated difficult situations and it also helps with any doubts and difficulties that you may have in making decisions.
Gold tiger eye offers you psychological and psychic protection to reflect back any malice or threats from others without you absorbing any of the negativity. Gold tiger eye will help you determine if a person or offer being made is reliable, just hold the stone and trust in the feedback. Gold tiger eye will help you overcome the fear of failure or competition by helping you understand that your mind is the only thing that is holding you back. Gold tiger eye assists with mental clarity. The yellow tones brighten and lighten your outlook on all that is positive, and it opens your mind to unlimited possibilities. This stone is a good companion when you are trying to remain grounded and focused on your goals and dreams and how they might be accomplished. It can help you feel empowered and unaffected by other peoples opinions on how you should act and what you should be doing. Gold tiger eye helps you keep your thoughts aligned with your personal truths and values.
Blue tiger eye acts as a shield to reflect back hostility and to protect you against emotional or psychic vampires. If you know that you are about to interact with one of these people place this stone on your third eye, throat and heart chakras to seal your chakras and psychic energy within your body.
Blue tiger eye is an ideal stone for bouncing back unhelpful energy with triple the force it was sent with and for galvanising the body and minds defences.
Blue tiger eye helps ground and calms your mental chatter so that you have the clarity to move in the right direction at the present moment. This stone is useful when you are feeling confused or when circumstances seem chaotic. Carrying the energy of sight, this stone promotes seeing life from and aerial view, like a falcon, so that you can approach life from a higher perspective.
Carry red tiger eye with you when you are in a situation where there is discord within a group as it will calm the mind and even out the emotions . This stone will help you break down your energy blocks during meditation. It encourages creativity on all levels.
Red tiger eye amplifies your business acumen. Use this stone to assist in seeing the big picture rather than noticing the minutiae. Red tiger eye will trigger your inner entrepreneur, due to its ability to amplify your determination to succeed. It will help you think outside the box when looking for solutions to problems and then put them into actions.
TIGER EYE and the SPIRIT
Tiger eye teaches balance between polarities and the underling unity behind apparent opposites. It assists in balancing the physical with the spiritual and actualising Spirit through mundane tasks.
Tiger eye helps you to get through difficult phases in life without losing courage. It helps preserve that spark of trust in God that leads you in dark moments.
Gold tiger eye combines earth energy with the energies of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is grounded while bringing the spiritual energies to you. If placed on the third eye it will enhance your psychic abilities. Tiger eye balances the lower chakras and stimulates the rise of kundalini energy. Gold tiger eye livens your ability to remember your dreams and use the dreams for spiritual advancement. This stone sparks your imagination, which is the key to understanding your intuition. The energy of this stone reminds you to embrace your spiritual potential and allow divinity into your spiritual practice. Use this stone to connect with the spiritual power of the sun as a source of nourishment for your soul.
Blue tiger eye is both empowering and protective for anyone in the military, on deployment, to focus on their strengths and loyalties to one another, even in the midst of tragic and frightening events.
Give this stone to anyone who has to walk home alone at night, or lives alone in an area where there is a lot of gang warfare or trouble, to remain calm and exude personal power. Blue tiger eye helps you to increase your clairvoyant skills. This stone activates all 6 sensory gifts - clairvoyance (see), clairaudience (hear), clairentience (feel), clairscent (smell), clairtangency (touch) and clairgustance (taste). The blue energy in this stone aligns you with the cosmic forces that provide inspirational messages to guide you in your life. With this stone you will be able to understand the significance of karma, retribution, and the spiritual consequences and benefits of your actions or lack of action.
Red tiger eye is a useful grounding force in your spiritual practice and motivates you to implement a spiritual discipline if necessary. The red energy of this stone is helpful for any type of moving meditation from yoga and tai chi to walking meditation. It is a stabiliser to maintain mindfulness and single pointed focus. Red tiger eye removes the desire to procrastinate and adds verve and vigour to your spiritual practices.
This stone connects the Kundalini and Hara Lines at the base and perineum chakras, aids in drawing Earth energy into the body and chakra system, starts the flow of Ch'i kung microcosmic orbit through the Hara Line, increases life force energy through the Hara channels, raises the kundalini and offers protection. Red tiger Eye speeds up the metabolism and increases a slow sex drive.
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