Properties: “The stone of emotional expression”, howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage calm communication by combining reason with patience and observation. Howlite gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity due to emotional imbalance. Howlite works by helping one to build decency of character. It shows us how to be less selfish, confrontational and less critical.
This is a good stone to help eliminate rage and anger. Howlite increases action, dissolves hesitation as it encourages ambition towards one’s goals. Although this stone in white in pure form, Howlite is most effective on the Heart Chakra center, bringing greater gentleness, patience and tact.
Howlite has been used in the past for astral traveling and accessing past lives. It has a strong spiritual connection to the past, as it can lead you to a stronger spiritual future. This can be done by placing the stone at the Third Eye Chakra. It therefore makes for a wonderful meditation stone. Howlite is an extremely calming stone. It is useful for anxiety that keeps you up at night due to an overactive mind. Its soothing energies still the mind and is very helpful for mindful meditation.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is a recommended stone for bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of the body. It has been known to treat soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains and contusions, while helping with pain management. Use Howlite as an elixir or essence for insomnia. The stone can be placed under your pillow as well. Use howlite in a grid around your bed to also help with poor sleep issues, especially those caused by over thinking.
Feng Shui: Howlite is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the Center for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.
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History: Howlite, calcium borosilicate hydroxide (Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5), is a borate mineral. Howlite was discovered near Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1868 by Henry How (1828 – 1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. How was alerted to the unknown mineral by miners in a gypsum quarry, who found it to be a nuisance. He called the new mineral silico-boro-calcite; it was given the name howlite shortly thereafter. The most common form of howlite is irregular nodules, sometimes resembling cauliflower. Crystals of howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide.
Crystals were first reported from Tick Canyon, California, and later at Iona, Nova Scotia. The nodules are white with fine grey or black veins in an erratic, often web-like pattern, opaque with a sub-vitreous luster. The crystals at Iona are colorless, white or brown and are often translucent or transparent. Its structure is monoclinic with a Mohs hardness of 3.5 and lacks regular cleavage. Howlite is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry components. Howlite is sometimes called “white buffalo turquoise” or “white buffalo stone.”
The Colors of Howlite
Howlite is a soft stone that is often (and easily) dyed. It is sometimes passed as other stones (particularly turquoise ~ under the name turquenite).
Clear and Purple: Objectivity; clears the way for new things, uplifting, aura cleanse, Third Eye, eyesight, sinuses; repels colds. Enhances other gems.
Green: Stills mind and heart, harmonizes and recharges all Chakra. This color is associated with nature and nurturing and is a valuable helper in grounding excess energies.
Blue: Throat, nose, ears, soothing; helps Karmic impasses to become resolved, atonement relieved.
Orange: centralizing energies associated with sexual power, stimulating communication, opening up possibilities that you are not aware of and keeping motivation going.
Yellow: Focus, cooperation, group alignment, well-being,
Violet: serenity, peace, connection with universe/God/eternal life force.
Red: Used for strength, courage, fire, motivation, grounding, protection and is associated with the root or base energies.
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With Emotional Expression
Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage calm communication by combining reason with patience and observation. Howlite gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity due to emotional imbalance.
Howlite works by helping one to build decency of character. It shows us how to be less selfish, confrontational and less critical.
This is a good stone to help eliminate rage and anger. Howlite increases action, dissolves hesitation as it encourages ambition towards one’s goals.
Associated Crystal: borate family
Birthstone: alternative for May
Color: White, dyed color varies
Chakra: Heart Chakra, Crown Chakra, also color dependent
Element: Air, Ether
Flowers: Chrysanthemum, lilies, daisies, white poppy
Gods/Goddesses: Artemis, Buddha, Dionysus, Diana, Hestia
Sabbat: Imbolc, Beltane, Ostara
Tarot: The Chariot
A conscientious group stone, try working with a raw cluster of howlite or any variations (azeztulite, heulandsite, apophyllite)
Honor your highest spiritual hopes by bringing this stone in front of yourself or a group of people. Choose to use this stone to meditation on a higher power and bring into your conscious mind, the thoughts of Universal energy, humility and selflessness….. With howlite, the mind/body connection is made even stronger as well as assists in healing when it is utilized for its colors.
Cleansing & Charging Howlite
~ 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.
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