The Tigers eye is a crystal of unusual appearance in so far as it’s appearance alters depending on the direction and light from which it is viewed. This change of appearance (called chatoyance) immediately singles this crystal out as a crystal of transformation.It usually occurs in Brown,Yellow,Gold or Red but is also available in Green and Blue, though the green variety is more commonly known as Hawks eye.
Tigers eye is part of the Quartz family of crystals and occurs in many area of the world including the U.S.A, Africa,South America,China,Canada and India. The crystal is formed by a system of replacement where the crystal in its original form has been replaced by another mineral over many years. Geologists call this process “Pseudomorphism”
Many people choose to wear Tigers eye in jewellery because of it’s striking appearance and the long held tradition that is a lucky talisman. In complimentary healing Tigers eye is thought to work on many levels. Most notably the transformation aspect of the crystal comes into play. It alters situations and conditions in much the same way as it’s appearance alters. It takes on a helpful role in removing areas of stagnation and decay and as such lends itself to anti bacterial action.
On a psychological level, Tigers eye introduces flexibility to rigid and ingrained thought patterns allowing, as the stone itself does, the ability to see many different aspects. Even in cases where no underlying health condition exists the Tigers eye is a promoter of creativity and intuition.
The key to Tigers eye amazing properties lie firmly in it’s transformational nature. It turns feelings of insecurity and vulnerability into feelings of safety. This is particularly useful for those who are prone to debilitating worry and anxiety. It also works on self esteem issues turning a lack of confidence into a more assured and grounded attitude.
The transformational ability of Tigers eye continues into health issues. Turning illness into wellness. Replacing dis ease with vigour.
With all this in mind, it comes as no surprise that so many people should wear Tigers eye and why so many Crystal Therapists include Tigers Eye in their collections.