(re)Discover the Serenity of White Howlite. Join us as we explore its history, metaphysical powers, and how to use it for tranquility.
Howlite, a mineral found exclusively in North America, boasts recent recognition for its healing properties. In contrast to ancient lapidaries, this white stone is featured in contemporary sources. Its journey to prominence began in 1868 when Canadian gypsum miners encountered it in Nova Scotia, initially dismissing it as a hindrance. Henry How, a mineralogist linked to the Nova Scotia Museum, identified it as a new mineral, dubbing it "silico-boro-calcite." Subsequently, James Dwight Dana, How's student, renamed it Howlite in his honor after How's passing.
Howlite's chameleon-like abilities enable it to imitate the appearance of other precious minerals, like turquoise. Howlite readily absorbs dye well due to the porous nature of the stone, making it almost impossible to tell from pictures alone. People often dye Howlite and try to pass it off as "Turquoise," even though real Turquoise is expensive and never white. If you're uncertain, you can do a simple test. Try to scratch the stone with something like a nail; if it leaves a mark, it's likely Howlite. Be vigilant against false labels to ensure you're getting the real deal.
Geological Properties & Location(s)
Mineral Information: Calcium-silicon borate with hydroxyl
Hardness: 3.5 (Mohs)
Location(s): North America
Okay to get wet? No
Howlite, a member of the Borate mineral family, features Boron and Oxygen. Despite the rarity of most of the 230 Borate minerals, Howlite stands as a more common presence, found in abundant deposits. These minerals find their main utility in industrial applications, particularly in stain-removal products like laundry detergents and household cleaners. Howlite's distinct appearance presents as opaque white or light gray, graced with dark veining in black, gray, or dark brown shades. While not ideal for faceting, it thrives when sculpted into captivating forms such as globes, eggs, skulls, or cabochons.
White Howlite can be found in the Canada (Nova Scotia) and the United States.
Beyond its physical attributes, White Howlite possesses powerful metaphysical properties that can positively impact our well-being:
Chakra Alignment: White Howlite resonates with the Crown Chakra energy center, promoting wisdom, mental clarity, and emotional control.
Elemental Affinity: It is associated with the element of Wind, enhancing breathwork and enabling peaceful communication.
Astrological Influence: White Howlite aligns with Gemini, Virgo, and Scorpio, fostering reason, community, and precision in these zodiac signs.
Emotional Regulation: This stone aids in reducing violent temper, impatience, and selfishness, encouraging a state of calm and gentleness.
Focus and Objectivity: White Howlite deepens meditation practice and dream recall while lessening overwhelming emotions.
"I lovingly regulate my emotions through reflection, empathy, and conscious expression."
How to Use White HowliteTo fully harness the serene energies of White Howlite, here are some practical tips:
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