Howlite is an extremely calming stone. When placed under the pillow it is excellent for insomnia when it is caused by an overactive mind. Howlite links into the spiritual dimensions preparing the mind to receive wisdom and insight.
Often called the "Attunement Atone," Howlite is known to link the user to higher spiritual consciousness, and open and prepare the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunements. This is a great stone to set under a chair or to hold in your hand while giving or receiving energy attunements.
Use Howlite to open the Third-Eye in preparation for attunements and meditations. By encouraging visualization, Howlite can boost creativity. It is also often used for past-life regression therapy, or even to remember one's existence between two lives, which can help with learning of one's original purpose of incarnation.
Howlite also brings mental awareness, both to current and past-life issues, and facilitates calm communication of these issues. Keep a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb anger and negative energy, and to release selfishness, while still maintaining a desire to achieve one's goals. It encourages patience by instilling an awareness of the inherent perfection of the Universe and a knowledge that all is as it should be. Howlite helps us to relate to those around us by removing any tendency to be critical and doubtful of others.
| PHYSICAL PROPERTIES|
Color: White with gray to black streaks, web-like markings and blotches.
Luster: Dull to sub-vitreous (porcelaneous) and earthy.
Transparency: Crystals are opaque to translucent.
Crystal System: Monoclinic; 2/m
Crystal Habits: Cauliflower-like nodules and compact sometimes micaceous masses. Crystals are rare, but minute (1mm size) tabular six sided crystals sometimes aggregated into rosettes are found and some nodules will have crystal faces on their surfaces (mostly from Nova Scotia).
Fracture: Conchoidal to uneven.
Specific Gravity: 2.5 - 2.6
Associated Minerals: Colemanite, ulexite, anhydrite, gypsum, colemanite and clays.
Best Field Indicators: Nodular character, color, solubility in HCl, luster, lack of cleavage and softness.