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By Apr 23, 2020 Updated May 21, 2020

Tiger's Eye Meaning and Healing Powers

Tiger's Eye Meaning and Uses
Natural Tiger's Eye

Introduction to Tiger's Eye

I think Tiger's Eye gemstones were the first gemstones I ever fell in love with! I was a young kid freshly arrived in sunny South Africa from London and my brother and I made friends with the two boys who lived next door.

They introduced us to the game of Jacks and we used to play for hours (no TV in those days let alone smart phones). The game was fun, but what made it special was that the Jacks were five tumbled Tiger's Eye gemstones.

I begged my mum to get me some - they were plentiful in those days - and how I loved those shiny golden stones with brown and honey colored stripes worn smooth by countless throws and catches.

The cool name helped, Tiger's Eye, it sounded so exotic to my English ears, especially in a country that had lions, cheetahs, leopards and , for all I knew at the time, tigers in the nearby grasslands.

Tiger's Eye Virtues

  • Decision Making
  • Courage
  • Prosperity
  • Self-Confidence
  • Grounding
  • Strengthens Bones
  • Increases Activity
  • Creativity

The color of Tiger's Eye

Tiger's Eye Color Range
Tiger's Eye Color Range

Tiger's Eyes are a generally honey brown gemstone with stripes and swirls that can be yellow, orange, red and black in every shade possible. They are a very organic looking gemstone, looking quite woody on occasion or even fibrous with an almost furry appearance but with a smooth waxy texture.

The color brown is a stable, warm color that represents dependability and strength. It is the color of the earth and makes us feel grounded and safe.

Gold and yellow are cousins to brown with a brighter more cheerful outlook, symbolizing love, wealth, passion and prosperity.

The Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Tiger's Eye

Tiger's Eyes will have you feeling on top of the world. They will give you the courage and self-confidence to tackle anything before you whether it is a physical endeavor or a mental challenge. It also calms any fears or anxieties.

If you have an important decision to make, a Tiger's Eye will help you approach it with a clear and perceptive mind allowing you to choose the correct path not the impulsive or emotionally charged route.

A Tiger's Eye will help keep harmony at home, calming tensions within the family or with a partner. It allows you to see arguments from both sides and accept different opinions.

If you, a spouse or family member are struggling with addictions – whether serious ones as in drugs or alcohol or just craving too much chocolate or TV – then a Tiger's Eye gemstone is just the ticket.

The Physical Benefits of Tiger's Eye

Tiger's Eye strengthens the bones and can help you recover more quickly from broken or fractured bones as well as neck or spinal injuries.

Physical Bnefits of Gemstones

Tiger's Eye will also help the endocrine system which will boost your metabolism, enhance tissue function, reinforce the reproductive system, stimulate growth and development, augment the thyroid and adrenal glands and aid the immune system.

It will encourage physical and mental activity which will in turn lead to a much healthier and happier lifestyle.

Tiger's Eye and the Chakras

Chakra meditation

According to Hindu philosophy, the Chakras are seven different points located about the body which influence our health and mental well-being. Each location has a corresponding color and a gemstone in that particular color can often be used to help or unblock a poorly functioning Chakra.

With its generally golden brown, orange and yellow coloring, Tiger's Eye is usually associated with the lower three Chakra points, the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra.

There are some typical emotional signs of blocked Chakras

  • Blocked Root Chakra - Anxiety, Insecurity, Aggression
  • Blocked Sacral Chakra - Lack of Creativity, Fear of Intimacy
  • Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra – Low Self Esteem, Lack of Confidence

Here are some common physical signs of blocked Chakras

  • Blocked Root Chakra – Constipation, Tiredness
  • Blocked Sacral Chakra – PMS, Infertility
  • Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra – Poor digestion, Gas, Ulcers

Can Tiger's Eye unblock Chakras?

Yes, find a quiet place to lie down, place a Tiger's Eye gemstone over the Chakra point that seems to be causing the problem and relax. Concentrate on breathing correctly, in through the nose, out through the mouth, and let the vibrations of the gemstone work their way into your body.

Is Tiger's Eye a Birthstone?

No, Tiger's Eye is not a traditional birthstone.

Please read our Tiger's Eye information article for more details

Tiger's Eye and the Zodiac

Those born in the early summer months and falling under the Zodiac signs of Taurus, Gemini and Leo will find Tiger's Eye perfectly tuned to their personality.

12 Signs of the Zodiac

How to recharge and cleanse Tiger's Eye

The resilient Tiger's Eye can be cleansed and recharged in a number of ways. With regular use simply put your gemstone under some cool running water, the tap will do but a spring or waterfall is even better. Fresh rainfall would be a special treat for your Tiger's Eye.

If your gemstone has been busy it might need a boost with a recharge. A day in the sun would do it and so would a night out under the full moon. For cloudy days and nights you could give your Tiger's Eye a long soak in some salted water or smudge it by wafting some smoke from a stick of incense over the gemstone’s surface.

Where to place Tiger's Eye

Place your Tiger's Eye gemstone by the front door for protection or perhaps your children’s room for the same reason.

It is a good luck gemstone so take one with you for important meetings or dates and it attracts money so keep one at the workplace, too.

How to use Tiger's Eye

Of course gemstones are good for us but what is the best way to use gemstones to maximize their spiritual and health benefits?

To get the best out of your Tiger's Eye, you want have it by your side for maximum effect. A simple way would be as an item of jewelry where it would be in constant contact or just a gemstone or two in your pocket or purse, nearby at all times and easy to hold or touch for reassurance.

Tiger's Eye and wealth

Tiger's Eye is known as a gemstone of good fortune which attracts money so is a favorite of business people around the world. It is not just luck that makes a successful enterprise but smart decisions, hard work, creativity and determination that makes the difference.

Tiger's Eye will give you the self-confidence and courage to go into business, the clear thinking to make the correct decisions and creativity and determination to keep it prosperous.

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Can I use Tiger's Eye for Meditation?

Tiger's Eye is a very popular gemstone among those who practice meditation as it keeps the wearer grounded and focused. Its high frequency vibration is also conducive to seeking to reach a transcendental state of relaxed awareness.

Can I wear or carry Tiger's Eye every day?

All gemstones have different spiritual powers and vibrations and we all have different reactions to them. Some gemstones seem to be our natural partner and others we just do not seem to get along.

Tiger's Eye is generally a benign force with very few people having an adverse reaction to wearing one so could be quite safely worn everyday. We all have distinct auras and vibes so if wearing one causes any sort of discomfort remove immediately.

Sometimes a gemstone needs getting used to so if you feel Tiger's Eye may be too powerful take your time by wearing it on alternate days until you are quite comfortable.

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Tiger's Eye Goddesses

Tiger's Eye is associated with some of the great Goddesses of world culture including Persephone, the Greek goddess of Spring, Freya the Norse Goddess of Love and Fertility and Sekhmet, the Egyptian deity with the head of a lion.

Can I help my pet with Tiger's Eye

Yes, Tiger's Eye is a great gemstone for sick and weak pets. Tie one to the collar of bigger pets or put into a soft bag and hang one on a pet cage.

Tiger's Eye Elixir

Tiger's Eyes have a reputation of containing harmful asbestos. This is not really the case as the original asbestos fibers have transformed into quartz over millions of years of heat and pressure. Dropping a cut and polished Tiger's Eye gemstone into water to create an elixir should not pose a problem.

THAT BEING SAID, it might be a good idea to err on the safe side and make an elixir using an indirect method – place the gemstone in a container and place that in the water. In addition perhaps do not drink the elixir but use it as a spray or for anointments to be doubly safe.

Tiger's Eye and Dreams

Putting a Tiger's Eye on the nightstand or under the pillow can help you remember and then interpret your dreams.

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Which gemstones go well with Tiger's Eye?

Tiger's Eye works very well with other gemstones, in fact its energy will enhance all the nearby gemstones. It is especially good with other forms of Quartz – Charoite, Malachite and Jasper make great combinations with Tiger's Eye.

Quartz, Charoite, Malachite and Jasper
Quartz, Charoite, Malachite and Jasper

Is Tiger's Eye good for Yoga?

Tiger's Eye stimulates action so will be a great companion on the yoga mat – and perhaps beforehand to get you up and on your way to class! In the same way as it is good for meditation, Tiger's Eye’s grounding and focusing attributes are perfect for yoga.

Tiger's Eye and the workplace

Tiger's Eye is a good luck talisman and has a reputation as a Money Stone so what could be more perfect for the workplace. Of course it takes more than luck for business success so the encouragement of integrity, creativity and confidence that Tiger's Eye gives you will help, too.

Tiger's Eye Pendulums

Sometimes we need a little sub conscious help in our lives or need to uncover truths that we are even hiding from ourselves. This is where a gemstone pendulum can help. A series of yes/no questions while holding a pendulum can reveal secrets we might not even know we had.

Tiger's Eye is a gemstone of protection, good luck and prosperity so you are in safe hands when you perform this simple and fun ritual. You can either use a pendulum made of Tiger's Eye or hold your pendulum over a Tiger's Eye gemstone on the table or floor.

Ask a question of yourself with only yes or no answers. If the answer is yes the pendulum will move in a circle, if it is no, the pendulum moves from side to side. No cheating!

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Tiger's Eye and EMF

Tiger's Eye is a protective gemstone but not one that we really recommend for protection from the harmful radiation caused by electromagnetic fields (EMF) created by computers, wifi routers, 5G , smart phones and so on.

Better options would be Black Tourmaline, Amazonite, Malachite or Smoky Quartz.

Handy Guide to Tiger's Eye

Category Details



Honey Brown


Root / Sacral / Solar Plexus




Taurus / Gemini / Leo

Main Virtue

Boosts confidence


Endocrine System

Gem Partner

Malachite / Jasper


Water / Sun / Moon


Persephone / Freya

Final thoughts on Tiger's Eye

This gemstone’s resemblance to the eye of a tiger or cat has made it a favorite from east to west for thousands of years. In Chinese culture, the Tiger is one of the most important animals – the real king of the jungle – and it is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac.

The Ancient Egyptians revered cats of all types so it is not surprising that they loved Tiger's Eye gemstones. The powerful image of an all-seeing Tiger's Eye could offer protection and good luck – especially good at warding off the malicious Evil Eye.

The beauty of a Tiger's Eye gemstone is obvious as soon as you see one, the golden brown base color interspersed with stripes of yellow, red and orange but equally its spiritual powers are manifest as soon as you take one into your hands, feel the silky texture and absorb the high vibrations.

Please read our Tiger's Eye information article for more details

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