Tiger's eye is a very protective stone. It has powerful and dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it. The specific colors of a tiger's eye stone, from golden yellow to deep red, express strengthening and grounding energies in different degrees. Tiger's eye also has a mystical quality about it. And the combination of solid black stripes with shimmering golds, browns, and reds makes for a very special stone.
Origins of 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 remedies, including wind chimes and carvings, such as mandarin ducks.
Metaphysically, tiger's eye is attributed to many healing properties, such as:
- Bringing insight into complex situations
- Protecting from negative energies
- Helping focus the mind
- Attracting good luck
- Deepening one's meditative state
- Grounding and centering personal energy
- Dispelling fears
- Promoting mental clarity
Placing Tiger's Eye for Good Feng Shui
Because tiger's eye has strong protective qualities, one excellent placement for this stone is near the front door to your home or office or by a big window. Many people also place the tiger's eye stone in their children's rooms. In addition, to benefit from the clearing and calming properties of tiger's eye, place several tiger's eye 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 an 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 in your home and on your body to benefit from its energy. Some decorating options include placing several tumbled stones in a bowl, displaying a sphere made from a tiger's eye stone, or arranging 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. There are many choices, from tiger's eye bracelets to rings and pendants. A couple of tiger's eye tumbled stones in your pocket or purse can be a more practical idea if you do not like to wear jewelry.