Reasoning. Clarity. Wisdom
Howlite is named after the 19th century mineralogist Henry How as he first discovered this stone in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Howlite is almost always found in masses of boitroydal nodules. Only rarely is it found as crystals, and they are very small. It is naturally white or colorless, but is often dyed in a rainbow of colors, especially for beads. It is found in Turkey, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Canada.
According to healing crystals, Howlite is one of the “attunement stones” which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness. Howlite opens and prepares the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunements.
Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress.
Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.
Howlite will calm and soothe the emotions, slow the overactive mind and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep. Howlite can help to access/retrieve wisdom during the dream state and bring it back into consciousness upon waking.
Howlite brings mental awareness, both to current and past-life issues, and facilitates a calm communication of these issues. Keep a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb anger and negative energy. Meditating with Howlite can help one to connect with the higher realms, allowing for greater communication of higher frequencies into the higher chakras, to be assimilated by the unconscious mind, which helps one to slowly remove the veils blocking truth. Howlite strengthens positive character traits, removing selfishness, rude behaviour, and greed.
Physically, Howlite can help with the absorption of calcium into the bones and teeth, and can balance the emotions. Howlite also assists in relaxing and releasing muscular tension.
Metaphysical Properties of Howlite
Howlite is best known for it’s strong associations with self-awareness, creativity, and improving one’s emotional well being and attitude. It enhances character building, a sense of decency, and encourages the development of desirable personal aspects.
Howlite aids in dispelling anger, resentfulness, selfishness, and allows one to look inside the for answers. It also aids in communicating the negative emotions with a clearer emotional expression, which will always result in calmer ‘confrontations’.
Howlite with gold plated beads is used in crystal healing for pain, insomnia, osteoporosis, leg cramps, anxiety disorders and stress-related illnesses. Less well known uses in crystal healing are for the circulatory system and endocrine system. Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
It decreases the over critical mind, rudeness and offensive behavior, increasing subtly, decency, and tact. It is also quite helpful for those who tend to procrastinate.
Meditating on a piece of Howlite can assist one in journeying outside the body and gaining insight from ones past lives. Place upon the third eye, it opens memories of previous times and lifetimes.
Spiritually, howlite is a stone of awareness. It can prepare the user or wearer to receive wisdom and attunement from the Higher Self and the Divine. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation.
Howlite bracelet with Sterling Silver can also be used to release attachments, or cords, linking old emotional pain, from this life or a past life, to the present. Once these atachments are severed, it allows for processing those emotions and bringing peace in those areas.
Howlite is a wonder stone for calming upset states of mind and emotion. Howlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, and anxiety, bringing calm and relaxation. Howlite also can decrease anger originating from within or externally. The wake of such calming can help one be truly comfortable as oneself without the need to pretend to be anything but what you are.
Subtlety and tact are also energies that howlite brings. This can calm difficult communications and ease confrontations., particularly by decreasing rudeness and facetiousness.
Howlite is also used to heighten creativity and expand self-expression.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
- Zodiac Stone of: Gemini & Virgo
- Associations: Moon & Earth
- Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month
Chakra Gemstone Properties
Howlite is useful in protecting the 5th Chakra: The Vishuddha. The 5th chakra is the Throat chakra or Vishuddha which translates to “very pure."
This chakra gives a voice to your personal truths.
- Where does your voice come from?
- What provides the energy for you to speak?
On a physical level, of course the answer is the throat, but on an energetic level, this energy actually comes from your 5th chakra. This chakra lets you speak your truth with clarity.
Resting right above the heart, the throat chakra is connected to the compassion and love you have for yourself and others.