s Cats Eye stone Benefits, Identification and Buying guide

Natural Lahsunia Stone

Cats Eye Stone is also known as Lehsunia Stone. This gemstone is worn for Ketu. Its benefits can not be denied to a person who is suffering from Ketu. As suggested by the name itself, this stone resembles the eyes of a cat. People wear it to bring comfort, wealth, and luck to life. It protects us from the negative effects of evil eyes—the harmful effects of the planet.


Physical properties and chemical composition

The chemical composition of cat’s eye stone is beryllium aluminium oxide (BeAI2O4), and its hardness is 8.5 according to the Mohs scale. The specific gravity (S.G.) ranges between 3.71 and 3.75, and the refractive index (R.I.) lies between 1.746 and 1.755.

Origin place or source country

It is mainly found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, China, and Zimbabwe. Some other notable producers are Pakistan, Russia, Madagascar, and the United States. The majority of cat’s eye stone comes from alluvial deposits in sands and gravels near the sea, with some found in metamorphic marble deposits.

Synthetic, duplicates, or copy

Synthetic cat’s eye, quartz, apatite, sillimanite, glass, etc.

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The classification of cats’ eye stones is on the basis of Chatoyancy or the Cats’ Eye effect. It is an optical occurrence in which gemstones show the ability to reflect a sharp line of light. When we rotate a cat’s eye stone and pass light through it, the image of opening and closing an eye is created. Its colours range from gold, honey, greenish-yellow, and yellowish-green to brownish-yellow.


These are cut in a way to highlight or bring out the maximum effect of chatoyancy. One must place needles at a sharp 90-degree angle while cutting. To shape this gem, a very skilled cutter is required. To achieve maximum chatoyancy, it is cut into an oval or round shape.


Cat’s Eye Gemstone has a milky appearance, while transparent ones don’t exist. When it is put in a dark place, it shines like the eyes of a cat. Due to this, it gets its name. If we rub this with a cloth, its brilliance increases.

Carat Weight;

It is very popular. It is an extremely valuable Rashi Ratna. Its price ranges from Rs. 800 per carat to Rs. 22,000 per carat. Large gems are very rare and very precious. The price of the Deep Black gem may differ from this.

Use for which Rashi / zodiac?

It is associated with Ketu. Ketu is a shadow planet; it is the rest of Rahu’s body. Wearing the original cat’s eye can protect us from the evil effects of Ketu.

According to Vedic Astrology, it is suitable for the Sagittarius Ascendant (Dhanu Rashi). And those who have Ketu in the 2nd, 4th, 9th, or 12th house can also wear this.

Benefits and effects

1. Health benefits
It is very beneficial for treating eye disorders. Apart from this, it is also very beneficial for joint pain and paralysis. Wearing it reduces the risk of a heart attack.

2. For spirituality
Because this stone is associated with Ketu, after wearing it, the energy of Ketu helps you move forward on the path of spirituality. Simply put, it provides a way for moksha.

3. Brings good fortune.
It is so miraculous that it can secretly bring abundant wealth to the wearer. It becomes very profitable for those who invest in stocks, gamblers, and those who invest in horse racing. It is a recommended gemstone for risk-takers.

4. Guards against negative energies
This stone is used to ward off the ill effects of Ketu. Apart from this, this stone protects one from the evil eye. It acts as a talisman to save us from unforeseen dangers.

Apart from these four benefits, a cat’s eye stone has many more, but it is difficult to describe all of the benefits in this small block. 

How to wear

  • Weight: 1/10th of body weight in carats.
  • Color: yellowish-green preferred.
  • Metal: Silver or Panchdhatu Ring
  • Finger: Middle finger of the right hand
  • Day & Time: Tuesday, Early Morning
  • Chanting Mantra – Ketu Mantra (108 times)

Which colour stone should I wear?

A honey-coloured original stone is suitable for people in the jobs of scientists, teachers, and businesses as well. where an army person, farmer, or someone in administrative work can wear a brown hue of the stone. People in laborious jobs such as masonry, labor, and servants should consider wearing a shade of green.