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Blue Howlite

Calming, Sleep, Meditation

Colour : Dyed Blue with grey to black webbing
Chakra : Throat
Element : Air
Astro Sign : Virgo, Gemini

 

Blue Howlite is an artificially dyed form of White Howlite. It is an extremely calming stone that eases anxiety and tension and helps reduce feelings of stress and anger. It has a gentle, soothing energy that helps to quiet the mind promoting a deep, restful sleep for those with an overactive mind. It encourages dream recall and helps us decipher the messages in our dreams. Blue Howlite also promotes calm communication and expression of our emotions.

Blue Howlite is a good stone to hold during meditation to help calm your nervous system and allowing you to reach a deep meditative state. 

History 

Howlite was named after the mineralogist Henry How, who first discovered the mineral in Nova Scotia in 1868. It quickly became a popular stone for jewellery and ornamental carvings. Howlite is an extremely porous stone which allows it to be dyed. Some crystal sellers try to sell Blue Howlite off as Turquoise so it is important to buy your crystals from a reputable seller. 

Geology

Howlite is a calcium borosilicate hydroxide which is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. It most commonly forms in nodules, sometimes even resembling cauliflower and very rarely crystallises. It is extremely porous and often contains grey/black veins. Blue Howlite is artificially dyed. There are large Howlite deposits in both Canada and the USA and it has a hardness of 3.5.