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Cat’s eye is also known as chrysoberyl or cymophane. A stone of new beginnings which strengthens your sense of self-worth, cat’s eye also helps you to release energy patterns which are no longer serving your higher good.

This stone is known for its flash, which is known as chatoyance, derived from from the French word for eye of the cat. This is a natural formation created by fibrous inclusions. 

Historical Folklore

The term “chrysoberyl” comes from a Greek term meaning “golden white spar”.

Cat’s eye has been used for thousands of years as a religious symbol. It is believed to bring good luck to those who carry it.

Some believe this stone can ward off the psychic effects of the evil eye.


Cat’s eye is considered a beryllium mineral. It comes from Australia, Brazil, Myanmar, Canada, Ghana, Norway, Zimbabwe, and Russia. It has been found in a variety of colors.

Chakra Association

This stone is connected with the crown chakra.


You can place this stone in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

This stone is associated with Capricorn, Aries, and Taurus.

Health Folklore

Cat’s eye is known to help stabilize emotions. It can also help balance the metabolism.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Cat’s Eye at Crystal Life

We hand-select all of our stones at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life, they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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