Tiger Eye is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal), and it occurs as a fibrous aggregate. It is formed from hawk’s eye through pseudomorphism of Crocidolite in Quartz. Tiger Eye has bands of yellow-brown to golden color, which exhibit chatoyance.
Tiger Eye is a solar stone of vitality, practicality and physical action. It stimulates the root chakra and the solar plexus, assisting one in taking effective actions in response to the needs and challenges of physical life and remaining grounded, calm and centered, regardless of the outer or inner situation. Tiger Eye is a stone of mental clarity. It activates and whets the intellect, sharpening the sword of logic. It also opens the mind to embracing paradox, enabling one to simultaneously hold contradictory ideas in a nonjudgmental acceptance that does not try to ‘solve’ the conflict by favoring one. Such thinking is indispensable as one enters higher states of consciousness and begins to see the many paradoxes that riddle the essential nature of things. Tiger Eye energizes the body to accomplish the imperatives of the will. When one needs to persevere through extended time, hard effort and entangling difficulties, wearing or carrying Tiger Eye can lend one the strength to overcome fatigue or discouragement. Tiger Eye activates and aligns the lower chakras so one’s actions draw upon the full spectrum of primal strength, creativity and enlightened intention.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.