Tiger’s eye is one of the most popular semi precious stones and has been used for at least 5000 years as it was used to decorate statues of gods in Ancient Egypt and Assyria. The solar tiger’s eye was especially sacred to the Sun god, Ra. The Egyptians believed that this stone enabled the bearer to see everything, even behind closed doors; they also carried these stones as protection against witchcraft and sorcery. In India, tiger’s eye was thought to bring wealth and prevent the bearer from losing money. It was also said to help in childbirth if tied to the hair of an expectant mother and to help heal sores if applied as a powder. It has been associated with The Sun, the Element of Fire, the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, and the Solar Plexus Chakra.
In healing, Tiger’s eye is often used for treating eye conditions. As a solar stone, tiger’s eye has a long history of use to attract wealth. Tiger’s eye is also thought to help give clear form to dreams, desires and aspirations, stimulate personal courage and provide protection. It is said to be good for “spaced out” people as it is supposed to help ground and focus energy.