You may never have seen one of the big cats stalk its prey,
but you've probably seen its small cousins--the little tigers
who grace our homes--in action. They are patient hunters,
knowing when to wait and when to leap. This is one of the
key characteristic of Tiger's Eye, a brown-gold stone with
rippling bands of light that remind us of a cat's eyes.
In human terms the qualities of patience and timing relate
to our ability to create what we want for our lives. The
colour gold represents the ability to manifest; while brown
corresponds to the energies of the earth. Thus, tiger's
eye can help us to translate our ideas into physical reality.
Specifically, this stone helps us to have more confidence
in our ability to realize our dreams by assisting us in
recognizing the inner resources we can use for accomplishment.
In meditation this stone is most commonly placed on the
navel centre (whose colours are yellow and gold), but it
can also be placed by the feet or at the base of the torso.
This is especially helpful if you're feeling drained or
unfocused. You can also hold it for the purpose of focus
This is also a wonderful stone to gaze at. Hold and move
it, watching the shifting patterns of light. In so doing
you may come to appreciate the message of tiger's eye: that
the physical plane has been designed as a playground where
our spirits can materialize our dreams easily and joyfully
as a cat changes the appearance of its eyes.