Ac­ti­va­tion, courage, pro­tec­tion

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Colour: Irides­cent brown + gold stripes Born in: South Africa, Aus­tralia, Brazil Chakra: Sacral, So­lar Plexus, Root Care: May be too in­tense for bed­rooms

I’ve polled my crys­tal-lov­ing pals and we all agree: Tiger’s Eye brings to mind the shag car­pets, muted photo fil­ters, and bell­bot­tom jeans of a very spe­cific era. This stone re­ally rocks those retro ‘70s vibes, and not just be­cause it was a pop­u­lar gem­stone. Tiger’s Eye holds a strongly ‘ac­ti­vat­ing’ en­ergy, sim­i­lar to the spirit of that volatile decade of in­tense so­cial change. This stone can feel un­com­fort­able to many peo­ple as it pokes tucked-away cor­ners of psy­ches, bring­ing up itchy, un­pleas­ant feel­ings and push­ing bound­aries. I rec­om­mend us­ing Tiger’s Eye in com­bi­na­tion with an en­ergy-mov­ing stone such as Amethyst, to help trans­mute the en­er­getic ‘sludge’ this crys­tal can loosen up. Lay both crys­tals to­gether on the chakra you would like to stim­u­late. Tiger’s Eye also has a long his­tory of be­ing used as a pro­tec­tion talisman. Al­though a favourite with chil­dren and men, Tiger’s Eye tends to in­spire a love-hate re­la­tion­ship in many women. If you feel put off by its vi­bra­tion, try seek­ing out a non-pol­ished piece, as the en­er­gies of raw Tiger’s Eye feel more or­ganic and ap­proach­able to many women.

Ex­tracted from Crys­tals by Yu­lia van Doren ( pub­lished by Quadrille, RRP £ 9.99). Pho­tog­ra­phy © Erika Rax­wor­thy. hardiegrant.com

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