Tiger Eye is a beautiful stone whose name comes from its resemblance to the eye of a tiger. It is found primarily in South Africa.
Tiger Eye is useful in relieving high blood pressure, and helping bronchial asthma, rheumatic heart disease, otitis, and psoriasis. It also has benefits for the weak and sick.
Tiger Eye's primary mystical property is that it provides mental focus and confidence. It helps you face and overcome difficult challenges and stick to your plans, despite discouraging setbacks. For this reason it is sometimes marketed as a gem that brings professional and financial success. It is also believed to protect you during your travels, because the mental focus keeps you aware of the dangers of your new surroundings and take appropriate cautions. For the same reason, Roman soldiers used to wear Tiger Eye for protection during battle.
If you have the habit of giving up and backing down from your fears, and of being easily distracted from what's important, maybe Tiger Eye is the gem for you.