Tiger’s Eye – (Solar Plexus Chakra) – (Zodiac of Capricorn)
Tiger Eye is a stone I’ve been fascinated with since I was a child. The lovely golden bands that flash and shimmer in the light reminded me of a precious nugget of gold. The look of the stone changes with every shift in the light. It was always quite mesmerizing and enchanted to me. Even now as I write this blog I keep stopping to hold and look at my piece of Tiger Eye.
Science – Although this stone seems like it must be in a class of its own, it is actually part of the Quartz family! This stone is a popular stone for men’s jewelry.
Historical Significance – Maybe because of its eye-like appearance, this stone was historically used as a talisman to ward off negative energies and the “evil eye.” Its gold appearance reminded people of wealth so was often worn to attract prosperity.
Metaphysical Attributes – Tiger’s Eye brings energy and grounding to the wearer as it brings together the energies of the Sun and the Earth. The Earth tones of this stone help to connect the Earth energy with the “shine” of the Crown Chakra. Using this stone at the Solar Plexus will help bring Heaven to Earth in your life. Tiger’s Eye helps us to see the Divine in everyday occurrences. If you are feeling “spaced out” or scattered, this stone helps to stabilize all of the lower chakras and help your feel more rooted and centered.
Tiger’s Eye brings the fire into life. It helps one discover their own sense of personal power and self-confidence. You can discover your strength and influence on this World, but also with a sense of honor and integrity. This stone also strengthens intentions to allow you to put your plans into action and make your dreams reality.
Physical Effects -Solar plexus stones are uplifting and energizing. Tiger Eye is said to help lift depression, raise low self-esteem, and eliminate laziness.
Practice Mantras – Sit in seated meditation, holding the Tiger’s Eye in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine a bright golden light emanating from your body’s center and surrounding you with warm, stimulating energy. Repeat these words. “I am ready to accept my Power and claim my place in this World.”
Alternately, hold a Tiger’s Eye mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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