Crystal healing has been around for centuries. Some form of crystal healing exists in nearly every culture, and much of the information remains the same throughout. Each stone has its specific healing properties and is best for particular situations and goals. Having at least a little bit of knowledge about each of them is helpful to make informed decisions on which stone is suitable for what you need it to do.
In this article, Chiji wanted to focus on a single crystal—tiger’s eye. What is the tiger’s eye healing properties? What situations can it help to manage? We’ll answer all of those questions and more.
How To Recognize Tiger’s Eye
Before we dig into the healing properties of tiger’s eye, let’s discuss its physical properties.
Tiger’s eye is a variety of quartz. You can identify it by its honey brown color and darker brown striping, just like tiger stripes. Tiger’s eye is also chatoyant, meaning it has a changeable luster when touched by light.
In this case, it often reflects a narrow band of white light, similar to what happens with a cat’s eye. Overall, the stone is opaque (meaning not see-through) and very durable.
Tiger’s eye also comes in an infinite number of patterns. So many that no two crystals look exactly the same, much like snowflakes.
Tiger’s Eye Throughout History
Using tiger’s eye isn’t new. The stone has been found throughout history, mainly as a good luck stone. When Roman soldiers went into battle, they were known to bring a piece of tiger’s eye with them.
They seem to have believed that it increased their bravery and could even deflect weapons. While we don’t recommend relying on tiger’s eye healing properties for help with actual weapons, it was an incredibly important stone to the Romans.
The Egyptians also utilized tiger’s eye for protection. They believed it embodied the protection that Ra (the sun god) and Geb (the earth god) could bestow on humans. In fact, the stone was so revered that they placed pieces of it in the eyes of their god statues. It was meant to represent the gods’ divine vision.
Tiger’s Eye Can Help You Build Courage
People often talk about being fearless in the face of struggles and tribulations. However, as most of us already know, there isn’t such a thing. No one is truly fearless, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to be courageous. That ability is one of the tiger’s eye healing properties that is the most beneficial for anyone looking to be braver.
There is so much in life that can make us question if we are strong enough. It can make us insecure, make us second guess ourselves. Unfortunately, those feelings can often make us miss out on opportunities in love, our careers, and our personal lives.
Using tiger’s eye can help you learn to transform those negative, self-doubting feelings into something more constructive. While you will still feel moments of fear and hesitancy, it can light the way forward. It’s always darkest before dawn, after all. If you focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, it makes anything more bearable.
How To Use Tiger’s Eye for Courage
Do you need more courage in your life? Using the tiger’s eye healing properties that directly relate to feeling braver is simple.
To do that, just surround yourself with tiger’s eye. Whether that means you physically wear it, keep it on your desk, or keep a piece in your purse, as soon as you touch it you’ll instantly start to feel braver.
While you’re doing that, work on identifying and stopping any negative self-talk that might be going on. We so often prevent ourselves from fulfilling our ultimate potential by throwing hurdles in our own way. It’s that fear that stops us, not outside forces, in nearly every case. Pay attention to how you talk to and about yourself, and develop the ability to spin it in a positive direction.
Tiger’s Eye Can Open Up Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Each of the body’s seven chakras has specific properties and corresponding factors. Stones, colors, systems of the body—these energy centers react most strongly and impact all of them. To be balanced and at their most beneficial, chakras need a way to get and stay open. Being open allows energy to flow both into and out of them.
When it comes to tiger’s eye, it connects most strongly with the solar plexus chakra (or Manipura). When you count from the bottom up, it is the third chakra out of seven. It is positioned in the stomach (between the tail bone and the heart) and is the seat of the personality, self-confidence, and gut instinct.
If you’ve ever felt something strongly in your gut, you have your solar plexus chakra to thank.
Many people believe that the solar plexus chakra is the seat of our power and tenacity. When it’s open, you believe in yourself and don’t need or seek external validation. When it’s not, you’re more likely to rely on other people’s opinions.
How To Use Tiger’s Eye To Open The Solar Plexus Chakra
To use any stone for chakra opening, you’ll need a cleansed piece of it. We recommend our Protection and Evil Eye crystal set, as it comes with tiger’s eye, black obsidian, sodalite, and labradorite. The crystals come in an elegant pouch alongside a crystal energy guide.
Every crystal needs to be cleansed before use, as they tend to hold on to any energy they come into contact with. This includes both good and bad energy, which will bleed into anything you are trying to use it to do.
Once you have a cleansed piece of tiger’s eye, it’s time for some targeted meditation. Find a quiet area where you can comfortably lay down without being disturbed. Place your tiger’s eye over your solar plexus chakra as you lay on your back and close your eye. Take a few deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Then, direct your attention to both the stone and your chakra.
How does it feel? Try to picture what it looks like on a physical level. Is it murky? Clear? Is it difficult to see at all? Each of those factors is important to visualize.
After you get that mental picture in your head, use tiger’s eye healing properties to open it up. Envision the crystal soaking up any negative energy, feeling your chakra opening up bit by bit. Spend as long as you need to until you can visualize your chakra as being clear.
Tiger’s Eye Can Help Attract Wealth
As much as it would be nice to think that money isn’t essential, it certainly can influence your life. Not having enough cash can make you feel scared or stop you from relaxing and enjoying your life.
Tiger’s eye healing properties extend to monetary concerns, too. Often we put up our own roadblocks toward success, whether that means being too afraid to leap or frozen with anxiety. Using the stone can break through those roadblocks and give you the confidence that you need to move forward with your life.
Attracting wealth isn’t about being greedy, however. Wealth can mean all kinds of things, from the financial to the spiritual. It’s more about having a big enough cushion to help you relieve some of your anxiety. Tiger’s eye won’t make you wealthy beyond your wildest dreams (probably), but it can help you enjoy your life from a more comfortable vantage point.
How To Use Tiger’s Eye To Attract Wealth
If this is something that you’ve been struggling with, you’re probably ready to get started. But what are the best ways to utilize tiger’s eye healing properties to help attract more wealth to your life?
Much like the ways you can use the stone to help you break through your fear and self-doubt, using tiger’s eye to attract wealth isn’t complicated. Often, it involves simply having a piece in your vicinity or on your person. The aura that surrounds tiger’s eye will flow out from the stone and merge with your own. That acts as a magnet to draw those positive, wealth-related vibes to you.
To boost this potential even further, place a piece of tiger’s eye on top of your checkbook or list of goals. That way, it continues to work even while you’re not physically touching it. Writing your goals down has a power of its own, too. Putting something on paper makes it real, and using tiger’s eye can help you manifest those goals into reality.
At Chiji, we believe that you have the power to take control of your destiny. If you’ve been struggling with self-confidence, feeling fearful, or having wealth-related concerns, utilizing each of the tiger’s eye healing properties can make a significant difference.
Open yourself up to the mysteries of the universe and the good it can bring to your life. You’ll be surprised at all the good you’ll find when you approach things with an open mind.