Everything You Need To Know About Using Tiger's Eye

Crystals keep you on your feet. The world of gemstones is vast, and if you don't know all the intricacies of any given stone, you won't know how to properly use it — or even what it does. This is easily remedied with some research, though. For example, the desert rose crystal is supposed to be good for your mind, while amazonite is said to be great for healing your body.

Another gemstone to consider when rounding out your collection of healing crystals is tiger eye. This gemstone is particularly apt for Geminis and Leos, but it also generally works well for everyone. Tiger eye, which is also often called tiger's eye, is a member of the chalcedony family of stones. It's aligned with the fire and earth elements, and it's ruled by the sun (via Charms of Light). It's also particularly aligned with the Capricorn zodiac sign, though again, it's great for everyone. It's typically found in shades of blue, red, and golden-brown.

Tiger's eye crystals are most often found naturally in South Africa, but they also form in Burma, India, Brazil, western Australia, and even the United States (via Healing Crystals For You). Once discovered, it was named quite literally for looking like a tiger's eye, especially in its signature golden-brown color.

Tiger's eye crystals have been used since at least Ancient Rome

Using tiger eye crystals can lead to a more colorful life. "The Tiger's Eye crystal properties encourage you to live boldly, fiercely, and bravely in all aspects of your life," the Energy Muse explains. It bolsters your courage to help you make decisions, be yourself, and ultimately live the life you want. This is because of its connections to both the sun and Earth. It's grounding yet inspirational, per the Energy Muse, and its "bold" colors reflect its bold powers.

Moreover, tiger's eye is a "stone of protection," according to Charms of Light, and it can even bring its user good luck. Health-wise, it's "particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety," as well as balancing one's yin-yang spectrum, stabilizing one's mood, and bringing out the true self. "Tiger eye treats eyes, throat, and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain, and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column," they further explain.

Today, tiger's eye is known as a protection stone, and according to Healing Crystals For You, this has been the case for centuries. Ancient Roman troops supposedly wore tiger's eye charms to protect themselves in battle. Healing Crystals For You also adds that if you're going to use tiger eye, you should combine it with a serpentine stone. Using serpentine stone will "alleviate some of the possible discomfort that many people feel" during the awakening process.