Tiger Eye Crystal Meanings

Tiger Eye, also Tiger’s Eye is a Chalcedony Quartz with chatoyancy, a cat’s eye effect. Tiger Eye comes in the best-known golden/brown, and also red, and blue, as well as being found in Tiger Iron. Ancient Roman soldiers used Tiger Eye as a protection stone. Below I am referring to the golden/brown Tiger Eye as it is the basis of the other colors.

Tiger Eye beads

What would you use Tiger Eye for in crystal healing treatments or grids?

Spiritual, Metaphysical, Energy and Historical Crystal Healing Meanings

  • Vitality: Tiger Eye brings physical vitality and strength.
  • Biochemical Balance: It evens out the body’s chemistry.
  • Hormonal Balance: It also balances the hormones of all kinds.
  • Blood: This crystal fortifies the blood.
  • Psychosomatic Illness: This stone can remove psychosomatic illness and bring health.
  • Mood Swings: It also stabilizes swings in mood whether low or high.
  • Pain Relief: This crystal can relieve pain by blocking pain signals.
  • Sprains: This stone can lessen sprains of any joint.
  • Adrenal Glands: This gemstone relieves over stimulation of the adrenal glands.
  • Nerves: It also dispels over stimulation of the nerves.
  • Eyesight: This crystal boosts eyesight.
  • Arthritis: It also eases arthritis and can relieve it.
  • Digestion: This stone aids digestion, particularly in the function of the stomach and gallbladder. It also helps absorb nutrients and in particular vitamin D. Additionally, it helps with stomach ulcers.

Please remember that healing crystal meanings are not medical advice. Crystal healing is support for healing and wellness. See a doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner about any illness or injury in addition to crystal healing.

Tiger Eye tumbled stone
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How can you improve your life with Tiger Eye?

Ritual, Sacred, Metaphysical, and Traditional Uses In Ancient and Modern Life

  • Wealth: Tiger Eye can bring an increase in wealth, especially as regards property.
  • Devotion: This stone is one of devotion and commitment to your mate and family. It also brings care and love all life long. Additionally, it boosts life long care to and from them.
  • Practicality: This stone is also a stone of practicality in life.
  • Leadership: This crystal strengthens leadership abilities and recognition of those abilities.
  • Satisfaction: This stone boosts satisfaction in life and a sense that you have done the best that could be done.
  • Clear Thinking: Tiger Eye is a stone of clear thinking.
  • Decision Making: Thus, it stimulates clear decision making.
  • Business: Therefore, it boosts business and business dealings.
  • Aimlessness: It also reduces aimlessness, both in business and in private life.
  • Balance: This stone helps achieve balance between extremes. Including emotional equilibrium.
  • Fear of Failure: This is particularly so regarding fear of failing in competitions and performances.
  • Integrity: This crystal promotes integrity.
  • Protection: It also brings protection, especially for travelers
Rough Tiger Eye
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  • Amulet: Tiger Eye can also be worn or carried as an amulet against bad luck and curses
  • Good Luck: Additionally, it is a stone of good luck which is good to wear or carry.
  • Courage: This stone brings courage in life and in the boardroom.
  • Willpower: It also boosts willpower.
  • Fear: This stone dispels fear and anxiety.
  • Purpose: It brings a sense of purpose in life.
  • Self-Confidence: It also boosts the self-confidence to bring that purpose to fruition.
  • Harmony: This crystal brings harmony in families, relationships, and between people with different views.

More Uses

  • Stress: It also reduces stress from stressful situations.
  • Food Cravings: This crystal helps reduce cravings for the wrong types of food.
  • Dependence: It also lessens emotional dependence on cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs.
  • Jealousy: This stone cuts back or eliminates jealousy.
  • New Beginnings: It enables you to recognize that changes are times for growth.
  • Problems: It also gives you insight into problems and how to solve them.
  • Personal Power: This stone boosts personal power. Especially when used on Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Psychic Abilities: Tiger eye helps earthy people improve psychic abilities.

Part of what gives Tiger Eye its chatoyancy is fibers crocidolite and pseudocrocidolite, asbestos stone types. Because of this, be sure to wash your hands after handling rough Tiger Eye. Also, do not eat, drink, or smoke while handling it. The fully polished variety is likely to be okay to handle. If any part of it is rough, though, treat it as wholly rough in the way you handle it.

Tiger Eye bracelets
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Chakras and Other Associations

Tiger Eye associates with the Sacral Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra. It also balances the lower chakras. See the Chakras Pages to learn more about the chakras. This stone is primarily associated with yang, the masculine principle. It also associates with Sekhmet, Egyptian warrior and healer goddess, the Sun, and the Element Fire.


Mineralogical information is at mindat.org. And gemological information is at gemdat.org.

See additional references and resources on crystals and the GIA Gem Encyclopedia for sacred, spiritual healing, metaphysical, and mineral information. Discover other stones at The Sacred Crystal Meanings. You might particularly enjoy Sacral Chakra Crystals, Apatite, and Shungite.