Today, for Brown Day, I want to talk about the gemstone, Tigers Eye. Tigers Eye comes from a type of Quartz. It is one of the chatoyant gemstones, that includes: Malachite, Jade, Obsidian, and more. Tigers Eye is a semi-precious stone. The name, Tigers Eye, comes from the Greek term psudomorph, which means ‘false form’. It is believed that Tigers Eye got its name from the eye of a cat; assuming few people had actually seen a Tiger’s eyes. This semi-precious stone is mined in USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and several other places.

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Tigers Eye was first discovered in South Africa in the early 1800’s. German mineralogist, Wilbel, developed the first theories on Tigers Eye in 1873. It is a fascinating gemstone to look at. It carries a mystique magic that draws spiritualists and astrologists. Tigers Eye has been known to man for millennia. It was used to ward off evil and illness. It was often given to children to wear for protection.

The Native African tribes held Tigers Eye in great esteem, historically and mythically. They believed it was a magical stone that gave courage and power to the wearer.

Many people purchase Tigers Eye for its beauty, fascination, fun, and mystique. It is a beautiful gemstone and very affordable.

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The attributes of Tigers Eye include: alertness, determination, focus, and patience. Tigers Eye promotes balance, clarity, and decisiveness. It brings ease to one going through a difficult phase of life and relieves doubt. Tigers Eye is an excellent choice of gemstone if you are going through changes in your life. It is an excellent grounding stone, which makes it a good gemstone to use in meditation.

Listed below are some attributes and how Tigers Eye can help:

Harmony: Tiger Eye helps to see both sides of any situation, and helps to bridge the gap that causes discord in work and family relationships.. It creates order out of chaos.

Stress: If you feel nervous, anxious, or fearful much of the time, this is a great stone for you. Especially helpful if you’re feeling drained, overwhelmed, confused, or unfocused.

MONEY: This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and abundance, and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth and keep it without succumbing to wealth’s “earthly temptations” of greed and abuse of power.

Humility: Associated with the correct use of power, courage, and grace, which is using your power to help others, and the ability to see clearly and without illusion.

Grounding: Will bring calm and serenity from within, without making you feel dull and lifeless.

Emotional: Especially suited for those seeking Serenity and Calm in their life.

Physical: Used to treat disorders of the eyes, the throat, and reproductive system. Aids in night vision. Helps align spinal column, increase speed needed to heal broken bones, wounds, and bruises. Colon, digestion and stomach problems; alleviates pain.

Career: Good for drivers, truckers, emergency workers, police, as it aids night vision and calms nerves.

Whether you choose to buy Tigers Eye as a gemstone or as a piece of jewelry, you will benefit from this beautiful semi-precious gemstone!

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