Stone of Reasoning & Discernment
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.
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’.
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.
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.