Chemical Formular: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Birthstone for Gemini
Aligns with the Crown Chakra
In nature howlite is always white, but it is frequently coloured to imitate other minerals, particularly turquoise. Although the hardness is 3.5, this represents the separating of grains; in the rare instances howlite forms crystals, the hardness of the crystals is 6.5. Howlte is also easily fusible.
Properties: Howlite is associated with purity, and its soft energy gently cleanses and aligns the chakras, with an emphasis on the Crown. 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. Many find it very calming, and it is sometimes recommended as an aid for sleep.