Tiger's eye is a very protective stone. It has powerful, dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it. Specific colors of a tiger's eye stone—from golden yellow to deep red—will express strengthening and grounding energies in different degrees. Tiger's eye also has a mystical quality to it, and the combination of solid black stripes with shimmering golds, browns, and reds makes for a very special stone.
What Is So Special About Tiger's Eye?
Most tiger's eye stones come from India, the United States, South Africa, and Australia. It is one of the birthstones of the Capricorn astrological sign. And much like Dzi beads, the watchful eye energy of the tiger's stone long has been used in various forms of jewelry and home decor.
But unlike some other protective stones, such as carnelian or black tourmaline, tiger's eye also can help balance and clear emotions. Thus, it can contribute to a calm mind and peaceful disposition.
Feng Shui Properties of Tiger's Eye
In feng shui, tiger's eye is used for its protective and clearing properties. You can find its energy employed in various feng shui cures, including wind chimes, Pi Yao, and carvings, such as mandarin ducks.
Metaphysically, tiger's eye is attributed to many healing properties. Here are the most popular ones:
- Brings insight into complex situations
- Protects from negative energies
- Helps focus the mind
- Attracts good luck
- Can deepen one's meditative state
- Grounds and centers personal energy
- Dispels fears
- Promotes mental clarity
Where to Place Tiger's Eye for Good Feng Shui
Because tiger's eye has strong protective qualities, one excellent placement of this stone is near the front door or a big window. You also can put the stone in children's rooms. Additionally, to benefit from the clearing and calming properties of tiger's eye, place several stones in your home office.
Furthermore, tiger's eye can be a good feng shui enhancer for the West and Northwest bagua areas of a home or office because it brings a clear, crisp, and earthy energy. Crispness and clarity are properties associated with the metal feng shui element that dominates those two bagua areas, and the earthiness of tiger's eye helps to support the metal element.
Choosing a Form of Tiger's Eye
There are many ways to display tiger's eye. Depending on your needs, some decorating options include several tumbled stones in a bowl, a sphere made from a tiger's eye, or a gem tree that has tiger's eye in it.
Of course, good feng shui jewelry is always an excellent option to benefit from the powerful energies of any crystal or stone. From tiger's eye bracelets to rings and pendants, choose what works best for you. A couple of tiger's eye tumbled stones in your pocket or purse might be a more practical idea if you do not like to wear jewelry. And as with most crystals and stones, do not forget to clear the energy of your tiger's eye from time to time.