By Isabella @TheWandCarver
Hawk’s Eye, also known as Blue Tiger’s Eye as it is sometimes referred to, is a very beautiful crystal. It is blue-grey to blue-green in colour. It is so-named for its “chatoyancy” which reminds one of the eye of the hawk. Hawk’s Eye is a variety of macro-crystalline quartz. Hawk’s eye is a pseudo-morph of quartz. A pseudo-morph is one mineral that changes into another mineral over time and in the case of Hawk’s Eye, it began its life as crocidolite and was later transformed into quartz. Crocidolite is a fibrous blue mineral belonging to the riebeckite family of amphibole silicates. It is one of the several forms of asbestos. The transformation of Hawk’s Eye begins as quartz slowly becomes embedded between the fibres of crocidolite, eventually completely replacing it while retaining the fibrous shape of the original mineral.
Hawk’s Eye is not a blue Tiger’s Eye, although very closely related to it and Pietersite, as well. Tiger’s Eye is formed from Hawk’s Eye. As blue crocidolite is dissolved by quartz, traces of iron oxide remain; less iron tends to result in the blue colour of crocidolite and if more iron is present, colour tends to result in the brownish golden colour of Tiger’s Eye.
Enough of the facts, yes? What about what can Hawk’s Eye do for you? Hawk’s Eye is believed to help those with a fear of flying. It is thought to be good for sight and vision, enhancing our ability to focus. Physically, it is often used for problems with eyesight, but it is also helpful for sinus congestion, as well as spine and neck problems.
Hawk’s eye is believed to be a stone of protection, often used by travellers. It can also be used to help protect against the negative energy of others. Its energy is known to help balance the brow chakra.
Use it to expand your horizons at work. It will help bring new opportunities at work or the possibility of transfer to a new location. Hawk’s Eye is an excellent crystal for business-owners.
Hawk’s eye is the best stone for astral travel, clairvoyance, and remote viewing. Anyone, such as myself, whom is a Hedge Witch or learning Hedge Witchery would do well to have these crystals on hand as we are considered travellers – of another kind. It is also an excellent crystal for past-life regression. Although I have not tried it for this purpose yet, I would imagine that it would be superb for lucid dreaming, as well.
With their ability to work well together with Angelite, I would believe that Hawk’s Eye would be a perfect crystal to use with Angelite when meditating to correspond with or “find” your Spirit Guide/Guardian. And equally, as Sapphire is an excellent crystal to use whilst practising necromancy as in contacting the spirit of a loved one, Hawk’s Eye would be a perfect addition to this working for its ability to enhance the spiritual Sapphire.
Although for many years my main focus of interest has been on crystals and how they help heal as well as how they can help advance my magickal practise. Funnily enough, I have only recently learned about [and owned] Hawk’s Eye. My little handful, as pictured, sends a wild amount of electrical charge pulsing through my hand when holding them. I always lay them down feeling much more optimistic than before. As a small-business owner, that can be a very helpful feeling, indeed!
Associated Crystals: Angelite, blue quartz, and Sapphire
Candle Colour: Mid-blue
Flowers & Plants: Mint, lupin, and larkspur
Herbs – Incenses – Oils: Agrimony, aloe vera, rosemary, and sandalwood
Many thanks for reading and warmest blessings
The Crystal Bible, by Judy Hall