Cat's Eye gemstone harmonizes Ketu which is traditionally known as the "tail of the
dragon". In Jyotish, Ketu is the descending node of Chandra (Moon).
It's influences are similar to Mangal or Mars and include liberation,
abstract thinking, asceticism, non-attachment, healing, moksha - enlightenment,
wisdom and that which is hidden. Ketu's influence
in the physiology is represented by the tail of the caudate.
It's influence is over learning and emotions.
In Sanskrit, it is called Vaidoorya, Hemavaidoorya, Vodooraja and Keturatna. In Hindi, it is called Lahsuniya. In Arabic, it is called Enulahara.
It is basically Chrysoberyl gemmologically. It occurs in a range of colours from green to yellow to brown. It is a hard and durable stone.
This stone when cut en-cabochon, has a near white line across the stone and gives the effect of an eye, hence the name. This effect is due
to canal or feather like fluid inclusions, or needle like inclusions of rutile.
Chrysoberyls are said to promote concentration and the ability to learn, and to enable the wearer to think clearly and far-sightedly.
It transforms negative thoughts into positive energy and these positive qualities are said to be even more marked with an eye. However,
chrysoberyl is also regarded as a gemstone which promotes tolerance and harmony.
Benefits of Cat's Eye Birthstone
1. It pacifies the Malefic effect of Ketu.
2. It gives a miraculous lift to a sagging career or business and trade.
It has the ability to calm the mind, provide patience, and control the wandering thoughts.
It is good for attaining enlightenment - moksha, and meditation.
It has the power to cure chronic diseases. Ketu sometimes give mysterious diseases, which baffle the
skill of the medical profession.
Discipline and self-control are the qualities mainly
associated with chrysoberyl in modern gemstone therapy.
7. Mental worries are removed. If it acts favorably,
it makes one a wealthy person.
1. This gem has magical power in healing Vayu, Pitta and Kapha.
It cures mania, uterine diseases, aches, skin disease, tumour, paralysis, epilepsy, rheumatoid and degenerative
arthritis, cancer, spondylitis etc.
3. It's wearing removes
Who should wear?
1. Those undergoing the Mahadasa of Ketu in their Horoscope.
2. If Ketu joins 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th and 11th house, it will be useful.
3. If Ketu posited in 4th house, particularly in Cancer,
especially with the Sun, the native is bound to suffer from heart problem. In such cases where Ketu is tenanted in 4th house one should be advised to wear it .
It is worn in the 3rd finger of right hand. It should be worn in Panchdhatu (alloy of five metals).
The time for consecration is any moment of Pushya constellation. Except Sundays, it can be worn during Amrityoga.
It is mainly Beryllium aluminium Oxide with a formula BeAI204.
The hardness of this stone is 8.5, specific gravity 3.71, refractive index 1.74-1.75 and Orthorhombic crystal structure.
Gemstonewith yellow tinge in it and whitish ray of eye effect are good quality. The ray should be straight for good quality stone.
The best stone is found in Urals in mica schists. Sri lanka, Burma, Brazil, Zimbabwe, China also produce it.