Tiger Eye, also called Tiger's Eye, is a variety of Chalcedony and a member of the trigonal crystal system. It has a mohs hardness of 7 and is typically yellow, brown, or gold in color, but red and blue varieties are also found.
Tiger Eye is a chatoyant mineral. Mindat.org defines chatoyancy or chatoyance as, "An optical phenomenon, possessed by certain minerals in reflected light, in which a movable wavy or silky sheen is concentrated in a narrow band of light that changes its position as a mineral is turned." In simple terms, chatoyance is like flashes of light. To fully appreciate a mineral's chatoyance, bring it outside on a sunny day and move your mineral around in different directions. It's such a beautiful display.
It is said that some of the metaphysical properties of Tiger Eye may include:
Good luck and well wishes
Happiness and playfulness
Balance and stability
Vitality and energy boost
Additional metaphysical properties of Gold Tiger Eye may include:
Associated with the solar plexus, root, sacral and third eye chakras
Good for grounding and dealing with fears
Promotes peace and creativity
Enhances willpower, motivation, confidence, manifestation and helps us take action
Great for meditation, connecting with higher realm while staying grounded
Helps attracting wealth
Courage and strength
See sample grids and layouts below
Additional metaphysical properties of Blue Tiger Eye may include:
Patience and grounding
Astral travel and remote viewing
Courage to speak
Enhanced spiritual communication
Enhance psychic abilities, clairvoyance
Associated with the third eye
and throat chakras
Additional metaphysical properties of Red Tiger Eye may include:
Gounding, stability and balance
Passion, inspiration, motivation
Vitality and stamina
Strength and willpower
Associated with the root and sacral chakras
Courage to take action
See sample grids and layouts below
Simple Creativity Crystal Grid
Carnelian, Citrine and Tiger Eye
This is one of my favorite crystal grids of all time - watch the video to fully enjoy
Confidence Crystal Grid
This crystal grid includes a Citrine (baked-Amethyst) and Amethyst tree as the centerpiece (Amethyst for visualization and wisdom), 6 natural Citrines (joy, manifestation), 6 tumbled Carnelian (creativity, vitality, abundance, 6 Tiger Eye (manifestation, courage, protection) and 2 Clear Quartz points (amplification). Although small, this grid packs a powerful punch
Root Chakra Crystal Grid
This crystal grid sits on top of a red mat and wooden seed of life board. The grid includes a Clear Quartz sphere, 4 Black Kyanite blades, 6 Clear Quartz points, 4 tumbled Bloodstones, 4 rough Red Jasper, 6 Red Tiger Eye, 12 tumbled Hematite, and a red jar with water, for making a gem essence.
All crystals are great for the Root Chakra and the Clear Quartz is for amplification. I placed each set of 4 crystals in a square formation to represent foundation, grounding, and the Earth.
Solar Plexus Crystal Body Layout
The objective of this body layout is to assist in balancing
and opening the Solar Plexus Chakra.
2 Citrine (I prefer natural but heat-treated works too), 2 Gold/Yellow Tiger Eye, 2 Pyrite, 4 small Clear Quartz points, and a yellow candle.
Select a quiet area where you will be comfortably lying down. You may choose to light yellow candles, incense, play music, nature sounds, or any other methods that help you to relax. Place the Citrine a few inches above your belly button and the Pyrite and Tiger Eye around the Citrine. You can also place 4 small Quartz points facing inward, toward the solar plexus. I feel you can also place the Quartz points outward to expand the Solar Plexus, like the sun shining! Both options are presented. Follow your instinct. Hold one Citrine in your receiving hand. Relax. Listen to your breathing, heartbeat, or music. Imagine a glowing ball of yellow swirling on your Solar Plexus. You may also imagine that your Solar Plexus Chakra is like the sun shining brightly. Lie in this position for about 20 minutes or for as long as you feel is comfortable for you. As with all meditations or wellness sessions, sit up slowly and stand only when ready. Give gratitude for what you have received and enjoy a nice glass of water.
I believe in myself.
I am in control.
I have the ability to create my reality.