Tiger Eye is a yellowish brown color semi-precious gemstone made out of Silica. Tiger Eye is a type of Chalcedony with a chatoyancy effect similar to Cats Eye gemstones. It is used both a gemstone to wear in a ring or pendant.
Other Names: Cheeti, Tiger's eye.
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10: 5.5 to 6.0
Specific Gravity: 2.64 to 2.71
Popular Origins: Australia, India, South Africa, China & Korea.
Main Astrological Gemstone: Although Tiger Eye is not used for astrological purposes, however, because of its color similar to that of a Sunstone, it can be considered as a substitute for Ruby (Manik).
1. Tiger Eye is kept by people as a lucky gem for good fortune. It ensures a constant inflow of wealth.
2. It has an ability to provide strength, stamina, and power to its wearer.
3. It helps people suffering high emotional imbalance by channelizing their minds towards meaningful things.
4. In Chakra Healing, it is believed to stimulate Base or Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra (Read our blog section to know more about the Chakra healing concept).
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Tiger Eye is a semi-precious gemstone. Every gemstone, when worn for an astrological purpose, need to adapt to the body mass of the person. Therefore, it is considered good to wear the gemstone more than 1/10th carat of the body weight of the person. For example, if a person weighs 60kgs, he/she should wear minimum 6 carat [60 / 10 = 6].
Best Metal(s): Tiger Eye should preferably be worn in Silver.
How to wear (Best procedure to wear):
On the selected day & time to wear your Tiger Eye, take your ring or pendant studded with the Tiger Eye and place it in a clean and empty bowl.
Now, add Panchadravyas (Five Sacred Elements) in the following pattern one by one to the bowl – Starting with: GANGA JAL (Holy Water), TULSI LEAVES (Basil leaves), MILK, HONEY & GHEE (Butter). Mix them together in the bowl with your finger and keep the bowl in front of you.
Close your eyes and recite the mantra for your favorite lord (Ishta Deva) for about 5 to 10 minutes. Pray to him/her to provide you blessings and positive results from the gemstone.
Open your eyes and take the ring out of the bowl. Dip it in another bowl of clean water and soak it with a cotton cloth piece and wear it.
Note: Please do not throw the mixture of Panchadravya in the dump. Rather, pour it in a flowerpot or Plant pot as this mixture is considered a good fertilizer too.
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