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From : Tandika Star 93:9600/5 Mon 19 Apr 93 21:02
Subj : Tigereye
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Tigereye is a type of quartz that is chatoyant from
inclusions of crocidolite abestos. It is lusterous yellow to brown, vitreous,
greasy luster and the streak is white. The hardness is 7.
ENVIRONMENT: Quartz is an important rock-forming mineral and developed in many
OCCURENCE: Beautiful Tigereye comes from Austria and South-West Africa, mainly
GEMSTONE INFORMATION: This stone is normally tumbled or cut into cabochons. It
is very rare to find a piece larger than 2" across.
NAME: The name is from the appearance of the stone, banded browns and golden
LEGEND and LORE: The various "eye" stones have always been considered strong
talismans. It was believed that a person possessing one could see everything,
even behind closed doors. Egyptians carved it into god figurines, to represent
MAGICAL PROPERTIES: "Tiger's-eye is a fine stone for promoting wealth and money.
A simple money spell involves empowering several tiger's-eys with your need for
money. Use them to surround a green candle. Light the candle and visualize." (4)
HEALING: This stone is soothing for emotional turmoil. It will help you to see
things in the best light. It is optimistic! It also promotes courage and
strength. This stone is also used traditionally, for diseases of the eye.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I use Tigereye as a stone to help my clients "see clearly"
emotional issues that they are having trouble dealing with. Because it allows
them to look at things both objectively and optimistically...and hopefully learn
whatever lessons are needed and move onward. In addition, I find that Tigereye
can aid in visualization, especially during past-life regressions.
NOTES: The Crocidolite that causes the chatoyancy in Tigereye is normally blue.
Oxidation changes it to a brown color. (Unoxidized Tigereye is called Hawkseye,
and is a blue chatoyant mineral.)
1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from)
"The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals".
2. Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from "Gemstones" by
E. H. Rutland.
3. Other Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from "Gem
Cutting", sec. ed., by John Sinkankas.
4. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic", by Scott Cunningham.
5. Some of the healing information may come from "Color and Crystals, A Journey
Through the Chakras" by Joy Gardner.
6. Personal Experience is from MY personal experience, journals and notebooks,
by Tandika Star.
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