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The Shapeshifter Gemstone: Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s eye is recognized across the world as a chatoyant gemstone (cat’s eye effect, a form of optical reflection). It is a metamorphic rock that is commonly available in a golden or reddish-brown color. It also displays a glossy finish. It belongs to the Chalcedony crystal group. Commonly worn as a protective amulet that is meant to ward off curses. Tiger's Eye, popularly named the Shapeshifter, is used to push an individual to trust in their own strength, and power and rely on the stone’s power of protection. Glistening with golden stripes, specks of sand and blotches of jet black and earthy browns, the stone’s appearance speaks volumes of its free-spirited nature that is reminiscent of the wild. In ancient days, people used this crystal to protect themselves from curses and malevolent intentions. But, in addition to its protective properties, Tiger Eye has a plethora of healing properties as well.


The name of the gemstone was not chosen at random, and it is more than just a reference to its color. Taking its name from the fierce nature of the tiger, the stone draws in the traits of bravery, mindfulness and acceptance to heal. This gem allows people to fully accept themselves for who they are, thereby exerting importance on the power of one’s own strength. Tiger’s eye is also the birthstone of people with the star sign Gemini. It is also considered beneficial for Capricorns and Leos.


Healing Properties of Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye has many amazing healing powers and advantages attached to its name. These properties contribute to an individual’s physical and emotional well-being to a great extent. Beyond its aesthetic beauty, Tiger’s Eye has other healing properties that it brings to the table. It helps people discover their internal strength, while also getting rid of self-sabotaging behaviors. However, there are other benefits that come with this stone: 


  • Tiger’s Eye is known to be a good gem for the overall healthy functioning of the circulatory system. 

  • It is also a great stabilizer of the endocrine system. 

  • The fiery golden-brown aura of the Tiger eye's stone is instrumental in igniting motivation in those who frequently face lethargy.

  • Since Tiger’s Eye captures the Sun’s warmth, it is a great stone for people who are affected by seasonal depression. 

  • This stone has a lot of emotional healing powers and helps the wearer stay optimistic, focused, and connected to their core no matter what is going on around them.

  • Tiger’s Eye also helps in building confidence and self-worth, while also dispelling negative energies.

  • This gemstone is associated with the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras.

  • It also improves one’s psychic abilities.


Keeping gemstones close to the skin is one of the best ways to make the most of them. This allows for the direct absorption of the stone’s vibrations into the body. This is why gemstone jewelry is known to be one of the most effective ways to witness the power of a gemstone in an individual’s life. Tiger’s eye is popularly worn as necklaces, bracelets and rings. 


FAQs: 


Q1. How does the Tiger’s Eye stonework with the chakras it is associated with? 


Tiger’s Eye is strongly connected to the root chakra. However, this stone also draws a connection with the sacral and solar plexus chakra. Through the healing powers of Tiger’s Eye, these chakras are opened up, which in turn allows them to work its magic in the body. Opening up these chakras draws in a sense of safety, elevates one’s self-esteem, and enhances self-expression and creativity. 



Q2. How can you activate a Tiger’s Eye gemstone? 


The most effective way to activate a Tiger’s Eye gemstone is through direct contact with the skin. This is why Tiger's Eye jewelry is so popular across the globe. An added benefit of the contact between the skin and the stone is the entanglement of the stone’s vibrations with your own. Another way to stimulate Tiger's Eye is to keep it or place it on your lower chakras and set your motives mindfully.