Tiger’s Eye (frequently written as tiger eye) is one of the chatoyant gemstones. This means it has a changeable silky luster when you look at it. This is caused as light is reflected from the inside of the stone. Tiger eye gets it’s name due to the traditional brown-orange and black coloring of the rock, like a tiger’s eye.
There is also a natural blue tiger eye, which is sometimes called Hawk’s Eye.
Roman soldiers wore tiger eye because they believed it was an “all seeing” eye. Even today, one meaning of tiger eye is as psychic protection.
Tiger eye has a very subtle vibration. For this reason, it is frequently used in conjunction with other stones during healing work. It is a good stone for jewelry that you wear all the time, so that it’s steady energy can work deeply. It’s grounding and enduring qualities make it an excellent stone for meditation. You will frequently see prayerbeads (malas) made of tiger’s eye.
Tiger eye helps is to release anxiety, fear, and obsessiveness and to make emotions more logical. It is frequently listed as a good stone for business and achieving clarity.
Tiger eye symbolizes willpower, confidence, and assurance. It is said to clear visual disturbances and provide protection during travel.