Chrysoberyl

Properties: Translucent multi-colored stones that are often confused with tiger’s eye. It is most often referred to by the French as “oeil de chat” OR Cat’s Eye.

Chrysoberl crystals are famous for increasing personal power and deepening spirituality. They help to increase generosity and charitable behavior. This stone promotes forgiveness and offers peace of mind to those who where it. Chrysoberyl can initiate intuition and spark awareness.

These stones are used for acquiring more prosperity, confidence, self-pride and are very helpful as a healing tool due to their colors. They amplify other gem’s energies. Some are irradiated to turn green. Trust your feeling with each stone. It is a stone that is said to bring self knowledge and protection. Cat’s eye is attuned to Leo and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with Ketu, the south descending node of the moon.

Folk Remedies: This stone is considered to protect the visual center of the brain and helps with eyesight. The eye shaped crystal has an amazing effect on the nervous system and should be worn often. Used to drive away nightmares when placed by the bedside.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Southwest for relationships (use two stones), in the Northeast for wealth and good luck. A great stone to be used anywhere you need protection.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 8 (half an hour in the sun).

History: Cat’s Eye, Al2BeO4 + Cr, Ti, was used for protection against the evil eye and black magic. First mentioned by Pliny the Elder, this stone has been used through the centuries for adornment and decoration. Most appealing when cut as a cabachon, Chrysoberyl is a symbol of tolerance, goodness, pride and harmony. Often given to lovers to increase the positive effects on their relationship. German geologist A. G. Werner declared this stone a mineral in its own right in 1800.  Alexandrite is a clear chrysoberyl which is green in sunlight and red in artificial light. Cat’s eye is a variety with inclusions of rutile.

Colorful Cat’s Eye

Red: The need to keep your feet on the ground. Take action now. Do what is necessary. Grounding, protection, connecting, energy.
 
Orange: The need for warm communication and self-esteem. Use this color to let go of the old…ideas, emotions, things you do not need in your life anymore.

Yellow: This shows you the need for inspiration, visualization and the need to regain you own personal power. Start thinking clearly. Allow this color to help you. Allow control. Be rational. Be strong.

Green: The need for a fresh perspective. Gain this by being out in open, green spaces. This color will help you. Get closer to nature. You will find help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and balance, when you do this.

Blue: The need to talk to those around you. Discover what you’re thinking by verbalizing your thoughts, ideas, and dreams. Communication is the realization of dreams. Speak your intentions.

Purple/Indigo: The need for self-healing, purification, meditation, psychic work. You are looking into the subconscious with this color. Pay attention to your health. Are there headaches, mental illness, and hair problems or sleep problems.

Violet: This is a call to start healing yourself. Pay attention to you. Now. You give so much to others that you do not allow time for yourself.

White: This is telling you that you need to make some changes. White offers its purity and perhaps you need to be cleansed in some way.

Prosperity & Personal Growth

Chrysoberl crystals are famous for increasing personal power and deepening spirituality. They help to increase generosity and charitable behavior.

This stone promotes forgiveness and offers peace of mind to those who where it. Chrysoberyl can initiate intuition and spark awareness.

These stones are used for acquiring more prosperity, confidence, self-pride and are very helpful as a healing tool due to their colors. They amplify other gem’s energies.

Associations

Angels: Metatron
Associated Crystal: Corundum – spinel – chrysoberyl group
Birthstone:
Color: White/Colorless, Multi-colored, varied
Chakra: Color dependent
Element: Air, Ether
Flowers: Cat’s eye, cat nip, daisies, blue poppy, red poppy
Gods/Goddesses: Bast, Buddha, Dionysus, Bacchus, Diana, Artemis, Selene
Planet: Moon
Zodiac:
Sabbat: Mabon, Samhain
Tarot:

Protection & Moon Lore

The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called “evil eyes”. Attempts to ward off the curse of the evil eye has resulted in a number of talismans in many cultures. Cat’s eye works a strong taliman for protection against evil.

The Cat’s Eye is the Gemstone of the South Node of the moon also referred to as Ketu in Vedic Astrology. The Cat’s Eye is also called as Vaidurya in Sanskrit and Lehsunia in Hindi. Ketu is a karmik planet and is the significator of moksha (Supreme bliss and freedom from the cycle of birth and death.)

Cleansing & Charging Cat’s Eye

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 8 (half an hour in the sun).

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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