Cat’s Eye - (Lehsunia/लहसुनिया)

Cat's Eye (also called Lahsuniya/लहसुनिया Vaidurya in Hindi) is a semi precious gemstone found in shades of colors like Yellowish green, Grey, Honey and. Black.

Cat’s Eye - (Lehsunia/लहसुनिया)

Can I wear Cat’s Eye?

Cat's Eye should be worn only after the recommendation of an astrologer who has studied your horoscope (kundli) thoroughly. According to Indian astrology, cat’s eye is the gemstone of “Ketu” Planet which is also called as Dragon’s Tail (headless lower body of planet “Rahu”). Vedic astrology’s detailed analysis as per horoscope ascendance and birth chart are available here.

Procedure to Wear Cat’s Eye/Lahsuniya?

Day-Time:- Cat’s Eye should be worn only and only on the middle finger of the working hand and it should be done only on Tuesday at 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Metal:- Silver should be the first choice of metal which should be used for a Cat’s Eye ring or pendant. Panchdhatu / Ashthdhatu can also be used, but it should be avoided.

Weight:- Ideally, minimum weight of Lahsuniya which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat)

How to Wear:- After the ring or pendant is prepared in silver or panchdhatu, the procedure to wear it, should be followed as below:-  

Place the ring in a metal bowl. Add gangaajal, raw cow milk, honey, tulsi leaves and ghee. Recite “Om Shram Shreem Shroum Sah Ketave Namah” ( ऊं स्त्रां  स्त्रीं  स्त्रौं  स: केतवे नम: ) and immediately remove the ring, clean it with water and wear it on the working hand index finger.

The Cat’s Eye you own and are going to wear should have been gone through the Pran Pratishtha before sending to you and it includes East, North and North East facing Matt placed on an auspicious day and nakshatra for performing pooja. Grams placed on Yellow cloth and Gangaajal washed, Kumkum and Sandal applied gemstone placed on the thaal. After lighting an incense stick in front of the gemstone the mantra “Om Shram Shreem Shroum Sah Ketave Namah” ( ऊं स्त्रां स्त्रीं  स्त्रौं  स: केतवे नम: ) is enchanted to create a live energy inside the stone.

Cat’s Eye Benefits:-

  • Helps in Cancer Treatment
  • Improve Financial Conditions
  • Recover Lost Wealth
  • Restore Memory
  • Restart Closed Business

What Will I Gain by Wearing Cat’s Eye?

If due to disease, depression or unhealthy habits, the physical appearance of your body has gone down, the cat’s eye gem is believed to build back the physical body. It also helps in healing from cancer. It helps to relieve mental anxiety cause by depression or sadness. It also helps to dissolve stress. Wearing a cat’s eye gemstone helps in recovering lost wealth. If your business is closed for a while, wearing a Cat’s Eye can restore it back.

Price of Cat’s Eye (per carat / per ratti)

  • Cat’s Eye price per carat depends upon Weight (carats/ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
  • Natural Cat’s Eye price in India is between rupees 1,000 per carat to rupees 10,000 per carat and above.
  • For Astrological benefits, the quality is dependent mainly upon the clarity of the gemstone and only a little bit on the color / cut.
  • While it is absolutely normal and acceptable, as per the current industry standards, to have some minor inclusions present in a natural gemstone. However, if these inclusions affect the clarity of the crystal then the astrological influence of the gemstone as well as the price gets reduced dramatically. 
  • Cat’s Eye stone prices per carat can be converted into Lehsunia stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).

Cat’s Eye Quality:-

Because of the striking resemblance of the stone with the eye of a cat, it is named Cat’s Eye. The occurrence of this design is mainly because of the presence of unique white lines on the surface of the gemstone which resembles the reflection of light. 

Mainly three things (3C’s) are considered while deciding quality of astrological Cat’s Eye namely Cut Colour and Clarity. The gemstone should have a smooth surface with no spots or inclusions. The color of the gemstone should be uniform with purity. For astrological purposes, the cut & shape of the gemstone is not considered. Only neatly polished & round surface are considered for ornamental purposes.

Cat’s Eye Stone Product Specifications:-

Cat’s Eye commonly known as Lahsuniya is basically a corundum mineral species gemstone which comes in different colours such as Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, and green. Colour variety in corundum is basically due to the presence of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium 

Cat's Eye Product Properties:-

Content:- Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) 

Crystal System and Class:-  tri-gonal, hexagonal scalenohedral 

Crystal Habit:- massive and granular 

Hardness:- 9 on Moh’s scale 

Specific Gravity:- 3.94 - 4.0 3 

Refractive Index:- 1.768 - 1.772

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1. Best Place to Buy Cat’s Eye?

Main points you should consider to finalize buying place.

The organization should have a larger presence across the market. Small dealers will prefer to fool you by selling treated or synthetic Cat’s Eye at the price of a genuine one. Larger organizations care about the brand and avoid unethical practices.

Lab Certification:- Ensure that the certificate provided with the gemstone is from a government certified lab. The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).

Catalogues:- Do check the catalogues available online on different websites to buy Yellow Sapphire.

Refund Policy:- Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every authentic astrological gemstone purchase should have a refund policy.

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2. Which Cat’s Eye Gemstone Should I Buy?

  • Ideally, minimum weight of Lahsuniya which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat)
  • Preferably it should be of high clarity and pure in color. 
  • It shouldn't be chemically treated. 
  • Ceylonese Cat’s Eye is considered to be the best Cat’s Eye for Astrological purposes.

3. What is the Substitute for Cat’s Eye?

Any gemstone which is used as a substitute of Cat’s Eye is never as astrologically effective as a Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye. Quartz Cat’s Eye (much cheaper gemstone) is widely used as a substitute for Cat’s Eye gemstone.