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    Cat's Eye - The Gemstone of Ketu
    Ketu, Cats Eye, Ruby, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius


    Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshvar,
    Guru Sakshat Par Brahm Tasme Shree Gurve Namah


    The gemstone representing the planet Ketu as per Indian astrological and gemological texts is known as Cat's Eye, Lehsunia, or Vaiduria. As per sacred texts two colour variants are to strengthen or pacify the planet Ketu.

    Dhoom Khet: The Dhoom Khet - Cat's Eye is Milky and Smokey gray in colour.
    Kanak Khet: The Kanak Khet - Cat's Eye is greenish golden or having a yellow hue.

    It is an opaque gem, which is hot in constitution. Ketu is the south node of the moon represented by the lower half of the snake. The planet Ketu has got karmic influences and it is generally accepted that during the periods when Ketu is operating individuals would get results as per their Karma - good or bad in the previous birth.


    In many cases Ketu dasha gives sudden or extreme results. Ketu is similar to Mars. Ketu is the planet, which indicates spiritual desires and tendencies. A well-posited Ketu in its planetary period provides spiritual enlightenment and feeling of detachment from worldly desires. This planet is also a Significator of success in occult sciences, intuition, success in occult sciences, intuition and moksha or ultimate salvation or freedom from the cycle of birth and death.


    It is also a Significator of spirits or ghosts, recurring bad dreams, frequent travel, major doshas such as Kalsarpa dosha, Sarpa dosha are also caused by this planet. An inauspiciously posited Ketu Indicates sudden and wasteful travel, harm due to wrong occult practices and sudden closure of businesses.


    Just like the Blue Sapphire, which is the gemstone of Saturn, the Cat's Eye gemstone is a very strong gemstone indicating sudden results. One should always go through a trial period of 3 days to ascertain whether this gemstone is suiting one or not. Sacred texts suggest that it is a gemstone, which brings back Nasht Lakshmi (wealth that has been suddenly lost).

    It is the favorite gem of those individuals who are involved in games of chance, speculative activities, gambling of any kind, Horse racing and also the favorite gem of people involved in dangerous and adventurous professions. Cat's Eye gemstone is not worn generally throughout life; it is generally worn when the major period or sub period is operating. Here we will analyze ascendant wise the feasibility of wearing Cat's Eye gemstone - the gemstone of Ketu, which in case if suitable for the individual would lead to spiritual bliss, victory and dawn of fortune.

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    Aries Ascendant/Mesha Rashi

    Individuals should wear Cat's Eye gem stone if Ketu is posited in the 5th, 6th, 9th, or 12th house only when Ketu periods are operating. A three-day trial period is important to ascertain suitability of the gem.

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    Taurus Ascendant/Vrishabha rashi

    Individuals should wear Cat's Eye gem stones if Ketu is posited in the 9th or 11th house after a trial period of three days to ascertain suitability of the gemstone.

    Gemini Ascendant/Mithuna Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Mercury individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 9th, 10th or 11th house should wear a Cat's Eye gemstone after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Cancer Ascendant/Kark Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Moon individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 6th, 9th, or 11th house should wear a Cat's Eye gemstone after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Leo Ascendant/Simha Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Sun individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 8th, 9th or 11th house can wear a Cat's Eye birthstones after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Virgo Ascendant/Kanya Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Mercury individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 4th, 9th, or 3rd house can wear a Cat's Eye birth stone after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Libra Ascendant/Tula Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Venus individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 2nd, 3rd or 11th house can wear a Cat's Eye after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Scorpio Ascendant/Vrischika Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Mars individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 2nd, 10th or 11th house can wear a Cat's Eye stone after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Sagittarius Ascendant/Dhanu Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter, Cat's Eye gemstone should be worn only in Ketu periods after a three-day trial. Individuals in whose charts Ketu is posited in the 2nd, 4th, 9th, or 12th house can wear a Cat's Eye.

    Capricorn Ascendant/Makar Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Saturn individuals in whose horoscopes Ketu is posited in the 2nd, 4th, 9th or 12th house can wear a Cat's Eye after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Aquarius Ascendant/Kumbha Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Saturn individuals in whose horoscopes Ketu is posited in the 2nd, 10th, or 11th house can wear a Cat's Eye gemstones after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    Pisces Ascendant/Meena Rashi

    In this ascendant ruled by Jupiter individuals in whose horoscopes Ketu is posited in the 1st, 2nd, 9th or 10th house can wear a Cat's Eye gemstone after a trial period of three days only when Ketu periods are operating.

    When to Wear Cat's Eye?

    One should always consecrate a gemstone ring or pendant and wear it in the most potent time frame selected according to Electional astrology. Cat's Eyes gem stones should be worn on a Tuesday in the constellations of Ashwini, Magha and Moola. If these constellations do not occur at the time required and it is important to wear the Cat's Eye gem then wear it on any Shukla Paksha (waxing moon period) Tuesday in the Hora of Mars or Jupiter.

    Cat's Eyes gemstone can be set in penta alloy (mixture of 5 metals), gold or silver after assessing the suitability of the metal from birth chart.

    Caution: One should not wear Blue Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond along with Cat's Eye gemstone unless recommended by an expert astrologer.

    Note: These are basic tenets according to Vedic Astrology that shall yield good results in general for all. In certain special conditions even mutually inimical gemstones are recommended. However this should happen only after thorough analysis of the chart in detail and the recommendation should come from an expert. Read some of the Deeply Incapacitating Planetary Positions .

    - Guruji Shrii Arnav
    Vedic Guru, Chief Consultant

    (This article was first published in http://www.p-g-a.org/)

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