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Cymophane (Cat’s Eye) is a pale to darker blue and lighter green crystal with many needle-like inclusions of Rutile that give a shiny flash similar to a cat’s eye. Cymophane is a translucent to opaque crystal with a sharp, glassy shine. Cymophane, is the chatoyant variety of Chrysoberyl, and chatoyancy in French literally means “cat’s eye”.

One of the most striking attributes of Cymophanes is that, when turning the stone, the “eye” seems to be moving. There are, however, other crystals with similar properties, but these are lower-grade and often called with names of their associated gems, such as “ruby cat’s eye”, or “quartz cat’s eye”. Almost all Cymophanes are cut into cabochons in order to preserve the moving cat’s eye effect.

Cymophanes, or Cat’s Eyes, have long been stones of protection, often being used as talismans to protect the wearer from the “evil eye”. Cat’s Eyes are luck-bringers and yes, protect the user from mishaps and accidents (this author likes to compare it to a cat always landing on its feet! -S. Acone).

Use Cat’s Eye to increase your perceptions of others’ intentions and enhance your own intuition. It is a prosperity stone, often increasing its strength in bringing financial success over time, which is why some people wear the same piece of Cat’s Eye jewelry for many years.

Physically, Cat’s Eye will help with eye disorders and enhance vision, especially at night. It can also regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels and is said to alleviate headaches and mobility issues.


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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Cymophane (Cat\'s Eye)
Alternate Stone Name:Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, Cat's Eye
Affirmation:I am perceptive.
Question:Do you have any crystals that you consider "lucky charms"?
Astrological Sign:Aries (March 21 to April 19), Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Pisces (February 19 to March 20), Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Primary Chakra:Heart Chakra
Secondary Chakra:Solar Plexus Chakra
Color:Blue, Green
Location:Brazil, Madagascar
Rarity:Fairly Rare
Mineral Class:Oxides Mineral Class
Crystal System:Orthorhombic Crystal System
Hardness:8.5 Harndess
Numerical Vibration:Number 6
Chemical Composition:BeAl2O4, Beryllium Aluminum Oxide
Physical:Balances Metabolism, Blood Sugar Regulation and Management, Cholesterol, Eye Disorders and Infections, Headache and Migraine Relief, Mobility
Emotional:Abundance and Prosperity, Joy, Self Confidence and Self Worth
Spiritual:Aura Protection, Aura Stabilizing, Enhances Intuition, Personal Empowerment and Transition

Posted on September 09, 2013
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