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Tiger's Eye: Its Significance, Healing Properties, and Uses in Gem Therapy

Discover the benefits of tiger's eye and how to use this gemstone

Tiger's eye gemstone
Tiger's Eye: Its Significance, Healing Properties, and Uses in Gem Therapy

The tiger is a beautiful and majestic animal, and many admire its beauty. Tiger's eye is a stone that reminds many of this incredible feline. It gets its name since it's golden yellow and brown, just like a real tiger's eye.  This stone changes colour depending on the lighting.

This magic stone is simple yet elegant, which makes it complicated and mysterious. So, let's take a look at all of the mysteries, uses, and healing properties of tiger's eye.

Tiger's eye: meaning in gemology

According to gem therapy, the science that studies gems and precious stones, tiger's eye contains quartz and a type of asbestos known as amphibole, and hematite. This stone has electrical charges, which explains its luminous shine when the stone breaks.

The main tiger's eye deposits are located in Madagascar, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Burma, and Brazil, as well as in the United States and India. Although its commercialization began in the 19th Century, its use can be traced back to the Roman Empire.

Currently, many museums and auctions display objects with tiger's eye that date back to the 17th and 18th Centuries from all over the world. The most common artefacts are figurines, cups, tobacco containers, bottle tops, incense burners, among others.


Tiger's eye healing properties and uses in gem therapy

Tiger's eye stands out from the other magic stones since it has the power to ward off danger, including at night. Kind of like how this great feline's eyes glow to keep away unwanted animals.

According to gem therapy, tiger's eye can protect against black magic and many other conditions of the body and soul. That's why people that feel threatened by negative vibes, like the evil eye, can use this gem to clean their atmosphere quickly and protect themselves. In fact, it has been rumoured to keep away vampires and other creatures of the night.

Also, keep in mind that tiger's eye helps to stop asthma and panic attacks, and also strengthens the immune system. It also has the power to speed up the recovery of broken bones, improves reflexes (which is great for athletes), and improves digestion, the gallbladder's function, in particular, can be improved.

On a psychological level, tiger's eye aids concentration and meditation since it stimulates observation and the ability to understand things. Besides, it relieves fears, helps to overcome shyness, and helps one to regain self-confidence. 

How do you clean tiger's eye?

Magical stones are like seedlings, you've got to care for them. In nature, stones are exposed to water, sun, and the moon, but when they're in our homes, they're deprived of this, which is why we have to lend them a helping hand to keep their essence alive.

If you want to cleanse your tiger's eye gem or purify it to get rid of the negative energy absorbed by the stone, you should submerge it in spring water.

Don't worry -this is easy to find -when you go to the supermarket, you'll see that there are different brands of mineral water, and some come from springs.

So, then you'll place your stone in the water, and if you have more than one, make sure you put each one in a different container  so that their energies don't mix in the water.

Don't forget that it's a good idea to wash and recharge each new stone that you buy, this way you'll get rid of any vibes from the past. After cleaning, you can dry off the tiger's eye in the sun -in this case -moonlight doesn't help much.

You could also put your tiger's eye inside of an amethyst geode to clean it. Remember that tiger's eye is sensitive to heat and acid. 

Tiger's eye and chakras

Chakras are different energy focal points in the human body, and tiger's eye, along with citrine quartz,  are  the magic stones that allow us to open the third chakra, the solar plexus.

This chakra is dedicated to willpower, growth, and closely tied to the healing powers of this stone that we mentioned beforehand. The third chakra is found in the abdominal area, and we can place these crystals here so that its strength penetrates our being. 

Which zodiac signs could benefit from tiger's eye?

According to the Western horoscope, tiger's eye is a stone that brings natives of the feline sign, Leo, powers.  Aries and Virgos can benefit from this stone as well.

So, if you're looking for a gift for someone born under one of these three zodiac signs, consider tiger's eye earrings or a necklace.

Some fun facts about tiger's eye

Placing large chunks of tiger's eye in the rooms of our dwelling brings abundance and health. Besides this, it reduces bad vibes and makes the energetic atmosphere more dynamic. 

Friendships will improve significantly if you use tiger's eye since our self-confidence affects our social and emotional relationships.

Asian traditions even claim that this magic gem has the ability to balance yin and yang energies.