The Cat’s eye, Lehsunia or Vaiduria is a gemstone that represents the planet of Ketu as per astrology. According to the sacred texts, two color variants of the stone are to strengthen or pacify the planet of Ketu.
This gemstone is opaque and hot in constitution. The planet Ketu leads to karmic influences on one’s horoscope and it is generally accepted that during this period an individual would get results as per their Karma may it be good or bad. Similar to a Blue Sapphire that is a gemstone of Saturn, the Cat’s eye gemstone is a very strong gemstone that lead to sudden results. It is important for one to go through a trial period of three days to make sure whether this gemstone suits them or not. As per sacred texts, this gemstone is known to bring back Nasht Lakshmi (the wealth that is suddenly lost).
The Cat’s eye or Lehsunia stone comes in various shades of green and yellow and helps one in overcoming the negative effect of the other shadow planet, Ketu. One can get the best results by wearing this gemstone on the prescribed time. The 8th house is one of the most difficult house of the birth chart and Ketu is generally weak in this house. This happens when the Mars and Saturn that have malefic planets for Ketu enter the 8th house. The Ketu also becomes weak when a weak planet enter the 8th house. A gemstone expert recommend to wear this gemstone when such situations occur in the kundali.