In Chinese culture, both ancient and present, the tiger is one of the twelve zodiac animals.
He is a ruler of the material world, meaning anything physical that you can experience with the senses, like light, sound, and matter.
All that can be experienced in this life, the tiger was the ruler of it.
The tiger is more important than even the lion in Eastern cultures. They view it as the King of the Beasts.
The energy embedded in the stone gives us the power to stay fully manifested in this plane of existence, rulers of our own body, and kings and queens of our thoughts and spirit.
This stone has been revered in more places than just China, however.
In Egypt, the beautiful bands of orange and gold displayed in the Tiger’s Eye stone represented the rays of the sun trapped inside the Eye of this sacred beast. The crystal’s beauty was revered as one of the most prized gems of the Nile River Valley.
It was used as a sacred offering in the tombs of the pharaohs since its great force would help them navigate the afterlife.
Throughout the ancient world, the Tiger’s Eye stone also represented the concept of the all-powerful Eye.
Some today would call this the third eye, the part of each of us which sees everything we do and searches into the deepest parts of our soul.
Families in ancient India, Africa, and Europe used this stone for this very purpose. By setting the Tiger’s Eye stone on the doorstep or window sill, it would scare off strangers who wanted to harm their children or steal from their houses by peering deep into their souls.
Similarly, Tiger’s Eye was used to fight the Evil Eye.
The Evil Eye is the capability of certain individuals to pass negative energy simply by looking at you. According to beliefs, it is even more powerful with those who have blue eyes.
The bright orange colors of Tiger’s Eye are the opposite of blue and prevent damage from Evil Eye from occurring.
In addition to these ancient meanings of the Tiger’s Eye stone, this particular crystal is used frequently because of its beautiful orange and golden hues. Together they represent happiness, joy, prosperity, spiritual royalty, and entrance into the angelic realms.
By meditating on these colors, you can allow these emotions to fill your spirit.
Approximate size: 1.25"
This listing is for one stone.