Tiger’s eye stands out from the minerals with the cat’s eye effect for a specific golden-brown wavy pattern. Hawk’s eye is a variety of tiger’s eye. Tiger’s eye is one of the quartz varieties. The coloring of the mineral is brown with golden stripes. The luster is vitreous. The hardness of the stone is 7.0, and its density is 2.6 g/cm3. The main deposits of the gem are located in Russia, India, Burma (Myanmar), Australia, and Africa.
In folk medicine, tiger’s eye is considered great for the body recovery after major surgeries. In some countries, healers recommend wearing a work of tiger’s eye for disease prevention. It is believed that this stone lowers the blood pressure in hypertension. It normalizes sleep and relieves from insomnia and nightmares. Lithotherapists assume that psoriasis can be cured significantly faster if tiger’s eye is put on the areas of the body affected by this disease. There is a belief that this mineral eases asthma attacks. Folk healers sometimes use tiger’s eye to reduce inflammation in diseases of the joints.
Tiger’s eye affects the solar plexus chakra.
Magical properties of tiger’s eye are known since antiquity. Since it was considered a sun stone, the mineral was used mostly as a talisman protecting from evil spirits, hoodoo and the evil eye. In some countries, warriors wore tiger’s eye, because they believed that this stone would protect them from injuries and death. Modern practicing magicians also believe that tiger’s eye can save its owner from numerous dangers. It makes one sensible and does not let one act impulsively. In addition, it is believed that tiger’s eye beats jealousy pangs.
Tiger’s eye is a stone of the people born under the signs of Gemini and Virgo. It will open the eyes of Geminis to various odd situations and develop their hidden talents. The mineral will tone Virgos up and help them find a sunny optimism.
A talisman with tiger’s eye favors people engaged in creativity, as well as those whose work or hobbies are associated with the risk to life or high traumatism. For example, a key fob with a tiger’s eye can reinforce an athlete’s will to win.