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Overview:Howlite encourages you to set aside the personality mask you don to face the world, allowing you to be true to yourself and your inner knowing. This stone opens attunement and prepares the mind to receive wisdom. Aiding journeys out of the body and accessing past lives, focusing your eyes into Howlite transports you to another time or dimension. On the third eye, it opens memories of other lives, including those in the between-life state. A piece placed in the pocket absorbs your own anger and any that is directed towards you.

Howlite formulates ambitions, both spiritual and material, and assists in achieving them, and facilitates calm and reasoned communication taking place.It helps with memory retention and desire for knowledge. Aids healing in the areas of balancing calcium levels in teeth and bone structure. Dispels selfishness, aids calm communication of emotions. Helps prevent tearing down reality or refusing one's truth to create a deception. Helps in meditation.

Physical Properties:


Howlite Birthstone

Crystal System
Ca2 B5SiO9(OH) 5
Third eye

Sign of Howlite:Gemini

Symbolic Gemstone:Tranquility Stone

Howlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness. Promotes inner strength and decency within ones character, while assisting in the releasing of criticalness and selfishness. Brings new ideas into clear focus and inspires to action.


Turbulent emotions, rage, patience, selfishness, positive character traits, memory, insomnia, calcium levels, teeth, bone, soft tissue.


This versatile stone is named after Henry How, a 19th century mineralogist, who found it first in Nova Scotia.


Crystals of howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide. Crystals were first reported from Tick Canyon, California and later at Iona.