Tiger Eye

Quartz Family

Stability. Courage. Insight. Grounding. Practical. Protective.

Tiger's Eye is a beautiful variety of the Quartz family that forms in twisted and crumpled fibers. The name comes from the chatoyant properties of the stone derived from the french work for cat! Tiger's Eye is Chatoyant which means 'cat eye' showing us dramatic change in luster and colour, vibrantly catching the light. It is a form of metamorphic rock created in large deposits like beautiful shiny veins of rock.

It is a Popular & Powerful Stone!

One of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs is the Tiger, and this stone holds all the qualities of the animal.



Family/Variety: Quartz (silicon dioxide)

Shape/Crystal System: Trigonal

Hardness: 7

Colour Range: Golden Yellow/Brown/Red/Blue/Orange

Chakra: Heart/Solar Plexus/Sacral/Root

Direction: East

Element: Earth

Zodiac: Leo/Capricorn

Planetary/Ruling Bodies: The Sun

Guardian/Deity: Bast

Number: 4

Partners well with: Moldavite/Rose Quartz

Safe in Water: Yes, if Polished


Where this stone came from and where can you find it?

Historically Roman solders would engrave tigers eye amulets to carry into battle for protection.

Tiger Eye can be found in Australia, India, Burma, Africa, Brazil, China, Spain and Turtle Island

Physical Properties

How does Tiger eye affect the physical body?

Tigers Eye is quite useful in treating eye and throat disorders.

Supports the reproductive system by balancing hormones and strengthening tissues.

Targets the skeletal system, mending broken bones and aligns the spine.  

Energetic Properties

How does Tiger Eye affect the energy bodies?

This stone is best for people who have strong Earth Energy (possibly an Earth sign?) It bonds strongly with Earth Centered folk. This gemstone works on the heart center all the way down to the earth center. It is also a Solar Energy Stone, sharing the warm rays of our sun!

This crystal heals the heart, solar plexus, sacral, root and earth chakra automatically and naturally.

Tiger's Eye connects us to our fellow Humans on Earth, reminding us that we are all one! Experience Unity, Stability and Dynamic Beauty from Tiger's Eye.

Gently develop your psychic abilities, working with Tiger's Eye will attune the Third Eye Chakra. The Solar energy within this stone naturally develops the solar plexus, making it easier for one to gather intuitive impressions from this energy center.

This Stone can cure 'The Blues'. Its vibrant solar energy will shine a positive light into your life. 

If making a water elixir, only soak the polished tigers eye specimens directly into water.

Ways to use Tiger Eye

  • Absorb the Sunny Energy of this Stone into any Chakra with your breath.
  • Program Tigers Eye for Protection, using it as a talisman to ward off negativity.
  • Gaze into your Tigers Eye, observing & absorbing the Powerful shimmering Rays.
  • Be bold & hold your Tiger's Eye during difficult times.
  • Ground yourself with Tiger's Eye
  • Use it for protection on full moons and Halloween when the veil between worlds is thin. 


Tiger Eye Family

Alternative forms of Tiger Eye


Furthering Studies on Tiger Eye

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Melody - Love is in the Earth- Earth Love Publishing House 1995



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