Tigers Eye Stone is a powerful stone that aids harmony and balance, and helps you to release fear and anxiety.  It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.  Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will.  It enhances creativity and is one of the stones that aid kundalini awakening.  This natural crystal balances the brain, so it may be of benefit to help those who are suffering from mental disease or with personality disorders.  The largest numbers of Tiger Eye Stones are found in South Africa, but it also comes from Brazil, India, Burma, Western Australia and USA.  The meaning of this stones name relates to its resemblance to the eye of a tiger or cats eye. Its color is yellow brown to golden brown and it is very attractive with lovely bands of color through it.  While it is not really classified as a quartz crystal, it could be said to be in the quartz family, as it is a variety of quartz with inclusions of fibers of gold asbestos which gives it the golden color.  These stones are profound amplifiers of energy, similar to most quartz crystals, and will boost the energy of any other crystals you use it with.  Tigers Eye stone will integrate both hemispheres of the brain, and aid those with scattered energy to resolve any mental conflicts.  It helps you to be clearer mentally, and will charge the intellect as it allows you to remain calm and grounded through the changes.  It is as simple as keeping the stone within your aura, so it will be of benefit to you. It is the balance within the stone that is its most practical attribute.  It may aid you if you are earthy to develop your psychic powers when used at the third eye chakra, but it is not generally a third eye chakra stone.  It is an effective stone to assist you to accomplish goals. If you are prone to criticizing your own actions, you may be experiencing a lack of self worth.  This stone may help you, as it will infuse you with confidence, brightness and optimism that may relieve these feelings of lack.  Naturally golden stones assist you to enhance the masculine principle. This allows you to be balanced, and have a complementary amount of feminine and masculine energy.  The fire or solar element in this golden stone stimulates your ability to manifest your most ardent desires.  This stones action works strongly within the sacral or navel chakra, and this is a helpful energy for you to use to enhance your creativity.  As Tigers Eye stone grounds you to the earth via the base or root chakra, it aids you to be more calm and centered.  This will enable you to take the action needed to be more practical, and put this into practice within your life.  Its vibration within this chakra will also aid people who are spaced out or who find it difficult to make commitments to doing what needs to be done, as it is a strong stone for grounding you spiritually.  It is one of the stones that is powerful to manifest an increase of money. It is one of the golden stones, so it is excellent to manifest those things that you desire into your world.  This will aid you to be a force for good within the world, as you integrate the understanding of how to consciously use the light, to aid humanity.  This is an excellent stone for meditation as its holds the vibration of the Golden Ray. The golden ray is the vibration of Christ consciousness, a state of compassion, grace and unconditional love.  Using this stone in meditation you may be taken to a place where you can make contact with beings of the Golden light.    Through communion with these enlightened beings, you may be guided about how to make your future actions be aligned with Divine will.  This is a stone that helps us to be more active, mentally as well as physically, and its major work is within the lower chakras.  It will stimulate the base chakra, sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra, where its energy has a very powerful effect.  The vibration of ‘the will’, which is the predominant energy of the solar plexus chakra is strong within Tigers Eye Stone, and its energy here also aids the release of fear.  This natural crystal balances the brain, so it may be of benefit to help those who are suffering from mental disease or with personality disorders.  It is known to aid the healing of broken bones, and it helps to enhance your strength when needed.  It is a strong stone to aid you with all of the basic survival needs, and aids your ability to work through difficult times.  The energy of Tigers Eye stone surprises many people as it is something of a contradiction in many ways.  While it is an energizing stone it will calm you. It will ground you, yet allow you to go to the highest levels and make contact with the golden light.  It is the balance within the stone that is its most practical attribute. While it is a stone of balance, it will help you to more easily see both sides of a situation. It would be helpful for you to have on you, if you are a negotiator or mediator in any situation.

“Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly.” Leon Brown

Onyx is the birthstone for Leos and the anniversary gemstone for the 7th year of marriage. Black Onyx is the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage. Onyx is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz, called chalcedony. The name “chalcedony” comes from Calcedon or Calchedon, an ancient port on the Sea of Marmara in Asia Minor. Ornamental materials were once mined in that area and it was an active center for trading various stones. Onyx were used widely in the past as bases and handles for gold items, as well as for stone inlay work. Onyx seals were very popular with the Romans, who carved the pattern of the seal in negative relief to give a raised point. They often used stones with several layers, each of a different color, which were then individually carved to produce a different pattern each year. They originally used the onyx name for a variety of marble having white and yellow veins. Onyx is the Greek word for “claw” or “fingernail” because these veins resemble the colors of a fingernail. The marble is still called “onyx marble,” being less valuable and softer than onyx which has a hardness rating of 7.   Onyx is a protective stone worn when facing adversaries in battles of conflicts of all kinds, or while hurrying down a dark street late at night. In classical ceremonial magic, the image of the head of the god Mars or a figure of the hero Hercules was engraved on onyx and carried for courage. Indians and Persians believed that wearing onyx protected them from the evil eye, and that placing onyx on the stomach of a pregnant woman in labor would reduce the labor pain and bring on earlier delivery.  Onyx is not only used for protection, but also as defense against negativity consciously directed towards you. It has also been used to reduce uncontrollable sexual impulses. The close union and yet strong contrast between the layers of black and white in some varities of onyx may suggest its connection with romance. In India, Gemologists recommend Onyx as a protective measure for harmonious relationships, thus keeping away any probability of disturbances or differences between the couple. Onyx as a birthstone provides the structure and authority you crave. It can help you be the master of your destiny and strengthen your confidence. It provides support in difficult times and centers your energy in times of mental or physical stress. It also offers the gift of wise decisions.  Mystical Powers of Onyx *The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which camethe birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information. For advice about any of the illnesses listed, please visit a qualified physician.  Throughout history, onyx has been thought to bring powers of protection, defensive magic, and the reduction of sexual desires. It has also been thought to reinforce the knowledge that there is no death, aiding in the understanding of the wheel of birth, death and rebirth. It brings about the knowledge that separation is an illusion and reunion will come. It aids psychic contact with those who have died, facilitates séances and mediumship, brings messages from the dead, and aids past-life and between-lives regression work. It helps future life progressions, and prevents and removes spirit possessions.   Contemporary authors say the onyx brings increased vigor, strength, stamina, and self control. It alleviates worry, tension, and nervousness and eliminates confusion and nightmares. It is used to provide glimpses of that which is ‘beyond’ and activates one’s memory of one’s roots and reality. Medicinal applications include the treatment of bone marrow diseases, teeth, foot, blood and bone problems, and soft tissue disorders. It is also believed to aid in ailments such as epilepsy or glaucoma and is known to have powers to rectify damage done to cells.  Onyx is formed by the deposition of silica in gas cavities in lava, which results in the distinctive bands or stripes we see in the stone. They come in varied shades of red, orange, and brown, which often alternate with striking bands of white. The banding in onyx is straight, and is either brown or black and white, while curved bands occur in the variety of quartz known as agate. Since ancient Egyptian times, onyx has been stained to improve or change its color. Natural black onyx is rare, so the commercial black variety is usually agate that has been stained by the sugar-sulfuric acid treatment, soaked in sugar and then heated in sulfuric acid to carbonize the sugar. It may be banded or solid black.  Onyx can be found in Uruguay and bordering regions of Brazil, Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Peru and the US. Baja California, and northwest Mexico were a major source for onyx until cheap imitations appeared on the market.

According to this central mystery of the Trinity, there is only one God in three persons: while distinct from one another in their relations of origin (as the Fourth Council of the Lateran declared, “it is the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds”); and in their relations with one another, they are stated to be one in all else, co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial, and each is God, whole and entire.  Accordingly, the whole work of creation and grace in Christianity is seen as a single operation common to all three divine persons, in which each shows forth what is proper to him in the Trinity, so that all things are “from the Father”, “through the Son” and “in the Holy Spirit”.