Cats Eye is, in fact, not a gemstone. It is the term specified to an effect which appears on a mineral or a gemstone due to the presence of specific ions. This effect takes a form of a straight line or a ray over the surface of the stone. The effect is commonly known as 'Chatoyancy' and is found in many other gemstones. There are mainly two broad categories of Cats Eye gemstones - Chrysoberyl & Quartz. A Yellow to Lemon color Chrysoberyl Cats Eye stone is the best one for astrological use. The Cats Eye is associated with mythical planet Ketu (Dragon's tail).
||Chrysoberyl & Quartz
||Chrysoberyl - BeAl2O4; Quartz - SiO2
|Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10.0
||7.5 to 8.5
||2.59 to 3.84
||1.54 to 1.74
||Sri Lanka & India
Which Is The Best Substitute For Cats Eye Gemstone?
Astrological Significance (Who should wear Cats Eye): Cats Eye is associated with the mythical planet Ketu. According to the Vedic astrology, People who are going through Mahadasha of Ketu which is generally an 7 years period in a human life, can wear Cats Eye gemstone to reduce the malefic effects of Ketu.
How To Wear Cats Eye Gemstone?
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Cats Eye is a semi-precious gemstone. Every gemstone, when worn for an astrological purpose, need to adapt to the body mass of the person. Therefore, it is considered good to wear the gemstone more than 1/10th carat of the body weight of the person. For example, if a person weighs 60kgs, he/she should wear minimum 6 carat [60 / 10 = 6].
Best Metal(s): Cats Eye should preferably be worn in Silver. Gold or any other Yellow color metal should be avoided unless specified by your astrologer.
On which finger to wear: Cats Eye gemstone is considered to be most effective when worn in the middle finger (Madhyama) or the little finger (Kanishtha) of active hand (For right-handed people, an active hand is a right hand and vice-versa).
When to wear: Best time to wear the Cats Eye gemstone is during the sunset of a Saturday which falls between Ashtami tithi of Shukla Paksha ( the 8th day the Waxing moon period) and Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha (8th day of waning moon period).
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