Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: S. Africa

Mineral Species: Howlite

Mineral Group: Borates

Chemical Formula: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5

Hardness: 3.5

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: White

Typical Appearance: Forms as nodular masses, but is almost always sold as a polished or carved mineral; unless it has been dyed, it is white with grey marbling

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Gemini

Chakra Alignment: Crown

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: After Henry How (1828 - 1879) Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist, of Nova Scotia, who first described the species.

Additional Information

Howlite is believed to eliminate rage and calm violent, uncontrolled anger. Physically, howlite is believed to be good for teeth and bones. Many find it very calming, and it is sometimes recommended as an aid for sleep. It has an “inner-outer” quality that encourages communication on many levels, including higher communication, as well as non-violent communication, in which case it allows us to see the other person’s point of view and approach discussion with a calm, clear head, often showing a way in which to meet both party’s needs.

Natural Howlite
Howlite is naturally white with fine grey marbling but can be dyed other colours to add a level of colour therapy to its attributes. Natural howlite helps to bring new ideas into focus and is associated with purity. It is also purported to aid in past-life journeys.
Chakra Alignment: Crown
Birthstone: Gemini

Blue Howlite / Turquoise Howlite
Blue howlite enhances communication and strengthens self-protection and self-healing.
Chakra Alignment: Throat
Birthstone: Gemini

Chrysocolla Howlite
This type of howlite is extremely calming and encourages neutrality and clarity. Chrysocolla howlite is also said to be effective in treating sinus and respiratory infections.
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Throat
Birthstone: Gemini

Malachite Howlite
Named for its rich malachite-like colour, malachite howlite is aligned with the Heart Chakra. It is believed to calm the senses and protect us from harm. It is also believed to heal the emotion.
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Birthstone: Gemini

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