The chatoyancy (shimmer) effect in Tigers Eye comes from asbestos that has been replaced by Quartz in the crystals life. It is another crystal that has been prized by ancient civilisations for centuries, the Egyptians believed it symbolised divine vision and so gave the statues of their gods eyes made of Tigers Eye. It was believed to combine the power of their sun god Ra and their earth god Geb. The Romans also loved Tigers Eye, they carried it into battle to give themselves courage and to deflect weapons.
Tigers Eye Metaphysical Properties include:
- Strong protection and grounding
- Promotes trust and common sense
- Slows energy down.
- Helps start new ventures with both feet on the ground
- Aids intuition and courage
- Helps maintain and grow wealth.
- Increases awareness and understanding
- Helps narrow mindedness
- Relieves fear, worry and depression
- Helps with inhibition and introverts
- Helps people who are deliberately obstructive
- Boosts confidence