Howlite Meaning and Benefits.


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Howlite Meaning – General Information and History.

Howlite is named after its discoverer Henry How, a 19th-century mineralogist and geologist, who first discovered it in Nova Scotia. It is a calcium borosilicate hydroxide, found in continental evaporite deposits. It most commonly forms in white or grey nodules with a sub-vitreous lustre that appear like the heads of a cauliflower. Veins of black web-like streaks often interlace throughout the nodules, further adding to their character.

Its structure is monoclinic with a Mohs hardness of 3.5 and lacks regular cleavage. Howlite nodules found in California have weighed up to one hundred pounds, or approximately 45.4 kilos.

Painting slabs of Howlite with scenes and designs often make artistic use of these black web-like veins. It is also useful for making decorative objects such as small carvings or jewellery components. Natural Howlite accepts a nice polish and it is porcelain-like lustre is extremely attractive.

Howlite is one of those minerals that are much more famous for imitating another mineral, rather than in its natural state. This is because it is a fairly soft gemstone and takes dye easily. Furthermore, it has become an inexpensive alternative to more costly gemstones. Its natural snow-like colour can be dyed with any rich hue. It can resemble turquoise, lapis lazuli or red coral, so well, you would never guess its beginnings.

Howlite Meaning –
Metaphysical Benefits.

Howlite enhances character building, encourages a sense of decency, and promotes desirable personal characteristics. Also, known for its strong association with self-awareness, creativity and improving emotional attitudes. Howlite aids in overcoming rage and dispelling anger, resentfulness, and selfishness and allows you to look inside for answers. It calms communication as it facilitates awareness and encourages clearer emotional expression.

It decreases an overly critical state of mind, rudeness and offensive behaviour, increasing subtlety, decency and tact. Heightens creativity and also helps formulate ambitions and aids in achieving them. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates the desire for knowledge. It also teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. It is also rather supportive for those who tend to procrastinate.

Meditating on a piece of Howlite can assist you in journeying outside the body as well as gaining insight from your past lives. Placed upon the third eye, it opens memories of previous times and lifetimes.

Astrologically Howlite is connected with the zodiac sun sign of Gemini.

Howlite Meaning – Healing. 

Howlite is predominantly a calming stone. It will assist with sleep, calm an overactive mind, ease insomnia, facilitate dreaming, and dream retention and stress relief. Physically it calms the whole body and also releases muscle tension. It eliminates pain brought about by stress. Moreover, it aids in healing stress-related injuries such as ulcers, heart problems and rashes.

It is helpful in balancing the calcium levels in the body and soft tissue as well as strengthening teeth and bones.

Tips for Using Howlite.

  • Sleep with Howlite as an antidote for insomnia.
  • Wear Holite to increase your mental alertness.
  • Meditate with Howlite to connect with your inner consciousness.
  • Place Howlite in your home or office to deflect stress and absorb any negative energies.
  • Hold Howlite when you need to stay calm and logical.
  • Keep Howlite in your purse or pocket to bolster your good personality qualities.
  • Use Howlites’ magic to help you relax and unwind when you’re feeling stressed.
  • Howlite assists you to reach your end goal more easily and staying the course in whatever you undertake.
  • Wear or hold Howlite to help overcome procrastination.
  • Carry Howlite to help you release self-centred or selfish behaviour.


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First presented in the June 2011 Newsletter, and edited Nov ’22 for inclusion here.

© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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