Howlite – (Crown Chakra) – (Zodiac of Gemini)
I’ve always been fascinated with Howlite, and I seem to always have some nearby. Maybe it is the calming, soothing nature of Howlite that has a natural ability to relieve stress and anxiety. I just always felt “better” when I had it near me. This is one of my Guardian Gemstones for 2019. If you’d like to know more about Guardian Gemstones, Click Here.
I consider Howlite to be the “underdog” of the gemstone healing world. It’s not all that popular, doesn’t have alot written about it, but it is a tremendously useful and practical stone to wear on a daily basis!
Science – Howlite is often confused with Magnesite because they look very similar, so make sure you are actually purchasing Howlite rather than Magnesite. It can also be dyed to look like Turquoise, so make sure the Turquoise you are purchasing is natural, and not dyed Howlite or Magnesite.
Historical Significance – Henry How, from Nova Scotia, discovered this stone in 1868. It was named after him. This stone is found primarily in Nova Scotia, Canada, but there are also mines in California, Nevada, and Turkey.
Metaphysical Attributes – Definitely calming and soothing. Quickly cools and reduces extreme emotions like anxiety, panic attacks and rage. Wearing Howlite also absorbs and anger directed at you! It eases a critical, selfish and rude personality and encourages subtlety and tact (so it could make a great gift for these types of people in your life 😉 ). Helps to calm an overactive mind to allow you to go to sleep or settle into deep meditation.
Howlite also increases patience and determination, so if you’re feeling like your efforts aren’t going anywhere, it helps keeps you moving forward. This stone enhances reasoning and careful consideration. Coupled with its ability to calm emotions, it enables you to have rational, productive conversations about difficult topics.
Howlite stokes the flames of ambition, but in a slow burning intensity. It provides motivation to achieve goals and dissolves any hesitation standing in our way.
Physical Effects – Howlite is very useful to reduce stress, anxiety, and panic attacks. It also helps those with insomnia.
Practice Mantras – Sit in seated meditation, holding the Howlite in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine yourself being caressed by a light, cool breeze. Every touch of the breeze relaxes you more and more. Repeat these words. “I am calm. I am settled. I can continue forward on my Path “
Alternately, hold a Howlite mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Crystal Enlightenment: The Transforming Properties of Crystals and Stones,” by Katrina Raphaell.
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.
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