Tiger's eye - bull's eye

Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Tiger's eye is a variety of quartz. It is known for its shimmering yellow and brown tiger color.

When blue, tiger's eye is called hawk's eye . When it is brownish red, it is then called bull's eye .

It is a fine stone (formerly a semi-precious stone, but this designation has been banned).

Features of Tiger's Eye

Main deposits
South Africa, Australia, Burma, India, United States, Central Africa
Brown with golden yellow, red-brown or blue undertones
Hardness (Mohs scale) 7: scratch the glass
Chemical composition
Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

crystal system

Trigonal (rhombohedral)


See below for each variety

Trace elements


Astrological signs

See below for each variety

Purification and Recharging

Purify Tiger's Eye

Reload Tiger's Eye

Tiger's eye can be purified with pure water, salt water or pure salt .

To purify your tiger eye , soak it for 4 to 5 hours in a bath of pure water or 2 to 3 hours in salt water.

For pure salt purification , we recommend the indirect purification method .

Tiger's Eye can be recharged in sunlight .

You can leave your stone 2 to 3 hours in a room bathed in light.

Do not leave your stone exposed to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your Tiger's Eye on a cluster of rock crystal . It takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.


Tiger eye

On an emotional level

Tiger's eye is reputed to be a stone of protection against the evil eye , but also against negative energies . It acts as a shield and sends them back to their sender.

It also protects against thought-forms and guarantees evolution of thought and flexibility of mind .

From an emotional point of view, it is used a lot in lithotherapy to fight against stress , regain courage , strength and determination . It is a stone that brings a lot of dynamism to its wearer.

Tiger's eye also develops the sense of contact and openness to others , it helps to rediscover the sense of friendship .

It will allow you to acquire a great independence of mind , autonomy , will help you to preserve your freedom of thought and will bring you strength of character and self-confidence .

On a physical level

The anti-stress action allows Tiger's Eye to help with stomach problems and supports the proper functioning of the digestive system .

Its silicon content also helps maintain good muscle flexibility .

On a spiritual level

Tiger's eye is a good grounding stone , which helps to understand one's needs and helps to resolve inner conflicts .


Root Chakra (First chakra - “Muladhara”) and Sacral Chakra (Third chakra - “Manipura”)

Astrological signs

Gemini, Leo, Virgo

8mm tiger eye bracelet

— Bull's eye

On an emotional level

Bull's eye is a brown to red colored tiger's eye. It therefore has the same properties . It acts somewhat more aggressively and actively than Tiger's Eye.

Bull's eye is particularly used in lithotherapy for its benefits on strength , courage and motivation .

Like Tiger's Eye, it is an excellent protective stone against negative energies .


Root chakra (First chakra - "Muladhara")

Astrological signs

Gemini, Leo, Aries, Taurus, Scorpio

8mm bull's eye bracelet

COLOR Properties


Yellow is the color of the sun and heat , so it is the color of what we send back to the world around us.

This color allows us to shine and helps to stimulate our development , to communicate who we are .

Yellow communicates its dynamism , joy and gaiety to us, it is a color that illuminates us and puts us forward .

It is also the color of intellect and genius . It has mind structuring and memory development properties.


Red is a strong color . It often represents courage , motivation and ambition .

Red pushes to action , to commitment in our life and our projects.

It is a dynamic color that traditionally represents fire or blood.

The color red is therefore associated with war and danger. But also and above all to energy , determination , strength , power .

Fire is also passion , love and desire . While the blood takes on a sacred and mystical dimension.

History & traditions

Traditionally, tiger's eye was widely used to protect against evil spells, snakes, vampires.

It seems that the different civilizations never distinguished between tiger's eye and bull's eye , they used these stones in the same way.

Tiger's eye was also used in the form of protective amulets by the Egyptians, in the form of scarabs, and by the Romans who wore it in battle.

In China, it was an important object of exchange, they made decorative objects from it.

This stone was used extensively in jewelry during the Victorian era and in the Art Nouveau style.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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1 comment

  • Françoise Boutroy

    Bjr Pourriez-vous donner les caractéristiques de l’oeil de Faucon tout comme vous le faites pour l’oreille Tigre et l’œil de taureau ?
    Merci beaucoup !

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