Red Tiger Eye
Clear thinking focuses power to defeat obstacles
Tiger’s Eye Properties & Meaning
- Sexual Energy
- Clear thinking
- Personal empowerment
Red Tiger’s Eye as a Metaphysical Element
- Zodiac: Capricorn, Leo
- Planet: Sun
- Element: Fire, Earth
- Chakras: Root
- Crystal System: Trigonal
Red Tiger’s Eye Power Stone
Red Tiger’s Eye in particular is more related to the connection of the mind to the chakras. A stimulating stone, Red Tiger Eye overcomes lethargy and provides motivation. It speeds up a slow metabolism. Red Tiger Eye increases a low sex drive.
Tiger Eye is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one’s own needs related to the needs of others. Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is also very stabilizing and grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger’s eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger’s eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one’s personal power.
Tiger’s Eye in Appearance
Tiger’s eye is a yellow-gold, red, blue, grey opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz. More specifically, it is a variety of macrocrystalline quartz. Tiger’s eye is actually a pseudomorph of quartz. A pseudomorph is one mineral that changes into another mineral over time. It began its life as crocidolite and was later transformed into quartz. Crocidolite is a fibrous mineral belonging to the riebeckite family of amphibole silicates. The transformation begins as quartz slowly becomes embedded between the fibers of crocidolite, eventually completely replacing it while retaining the fibrous shape of the original mineral.
Tiger’s eye is famed for its chatoyancy, reminiscent of the ‘eye of a tiger’. It is closely related to Hawks’s eye and Pietersite, both of which exhibit similar chatoyancy. As blue crocidolite is dissolved by quartz, traces of iron oxide remain; less iron tends to result in the blue color of crocidolite and if more iron is present, color tends to result in the brownish golden color of tiger’s eye. Pietersite is any brecciated aggregate made up mostly of hawk’s eye and tiger’s eye. It has a rather chaotic swirling pattern because during its formation, materials that make up its composition are broken apart, swirled about and are then reformed and cemented together by quartz. Nowadays, the term ‘pietersite’ may be used to describe any brecciated form of hawk’s eye or tiger’s eye.