Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.
Tiger’s eye is typically golden to reddish brown in colour, with layers of different shades. It produces a silky glow called chatoyance: its lustre makes it look much like a cat’s eye. The skull carving is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful, as it can be a productive object of contemplation.
Tiger’s eye is famous for its ability to ward off the evil eye, and it is linked more generally to metaphysical or spiritual sight, as well as insight. It can lend the person holding it inner strength, or courage.