The family that includes this silver-grey Cats Eye Quartz have a beautiful chatoyancy that arises from fibrous inclusions of amphibole or crocidolite (asbestos), which form in a parallel alignment, giving it a banded appearance. The common coloured banded quartz is blue / black Hawks Eye (see own entry) which contains fibres of blue / black asbestos (crocidolite). When this mass oxidises, the crocidolite turns to limonite and forms the yellow / brown fibres known as Tiger Eye (see own entry). Two other common forms of banded quartz arise from the same base material: Bulls Eye, which is deep red /brown and has iron in the mix; and this stone, Cats Eye, which is a paler silvery grey with a lower concentration of crocidolite and silvery fibres of actinolite.
Cats Eye Quartz grounds the Silver Ray, which is highly energetic, and helps make it more accessible to us. For us it carries the energies of the Egyptian God Anubis, Guardian of the Underworld and Guardian against Lower Astral Forces. Anubis knows all of existence and after-existence and can advise and guide us to the truths that we seek. Thus working with Cats Eye permits access to the void, and using it we may seek answers or clarification about life-path, karmic or other difficulties encountered that may be hindering our spiritual progress. If we call upon Anubis as we do so, we gain his protection and support: you may feel as if you are suspended or existing in a void whilst you explore what you have asked to know, but you do feel safe and supported throughout.