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geministar
22-05-2006, 13:28
I brought a Howlite stone the other day. I was drawn to it because of its colour, a bright blue, like the colour of turqoise. I was told it is a dead stone and thats why it is now blue. What exactly does a 'dead stone' mean and is it possible that it could have been dyed?

I have been carrying a lot of self doubt lately and was told the reason I may have been attracted to this stone was because I may need some protection (which is what turqoise is used for). Does this mean a stone can be used for different purposes just because its colour is different to usual? Do you know what I mean?

LadyMedusa
22-05-2006, 15:00
hi geministar,

I don't have any experience with Howlite personally but I can pass on what Melody's "Love is in the Earth" has to say.

"Howlite crystalizes in the form of white nodules, compact masses, and tabular crystals.

This mineral can be used to calm communications, to facillitate awareness, and to encourage emotional expression.

It tends to combine the power of reasoning with observation and patience, providing for discernment, retentive memory and a laudable desire for knowledge, bringing progress marked with triumph. It spurs one towards ambition to reach ones goals and assists in eleminating hesitation with respect to action.

It dispels criticalness, cold selfishness, and facetiousness, bringing both strength and innocence to immediate confrontations, It buolds an inate decency within ones character, encouraging those attributes which are the building blocks of spirituality.

Howlite can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage; hence it is quite nice to have around. It can help lessen rudeness and boisterousness, and can provide for a reflection of the offender to the offender. It discourages impertinent behavior and encourages subtlety and tact.

This mineral can be useful for balancing calcium levels in the body, both stimulating increase or decrease dependent on the area. It can also be used in the tratment of disorders of the teeth, bone structure, and soft tissues."


I can see several ways in which this could help with "self doubt" especially when the causes of and effects of are considered.

As for the color, maybe someone else has some knowledge about that.

LadyMedusa

redflash
22-05-2006, 17:14
Hi, all I can remember of blue howlite is that it is white howlite that is dyed blue.

It's a lovely looking stone. There doesn't seem to be much information about the metaphysical properties of blue howlite online, it seems more of the white.

I will dig my crystal books out & see what I can find ! xx

Added : Apparently it has all the properties of white howlite & also helps aid dream recall, allowing you to access the insights that your dreams bring. Hope that helps. xx

catlin
22-05-2006, 18:46
Yes, blue Howlite is dyed blue (and very often sold to unsuspecting souls as "Turquoise", but as for healing properties, blue Howlite and Turquoise have nothing in common). To me Howlite is kind of a softener, it works gentle and may take several days until you realize that it is working.

redflash
22-05-2006, 21:42
I bought a piece of natural white howlite to put under my pillow in the hope it would help me sleep. It took about a week but my sleep problem has improved lots, I only wake up once or twice a night now, before it was more than a dozen times a night.

Sherringham
23-05-2006, 02:22
Reading Lady Medusa's reply: I have a rescue dog who is still very fear aggressive and I wondered if the blue howlite could help him? We are his 9th home and he suffers from Rage Syndrome and is extremely volatile with strangers and has nipped/bitten people. When we are out (at vets etc) I have to muzzle him, but this is not ideal, I want a content dog not a restrained one...... any other ideas anyone, please

lark
23-05-2006, 03:56
Reading Lady Medusa's reply: I have a rescue dog who is still very fear aggressive and I wondered if the blue howlite could help him? We are his 9th home and he suffers from Rage Syndrome and is extremely volatile with strangers and has nipped/bitten people. When we are out (at vets etc) I have to muzzle him, but this is not ideal, I want a content dog not a restrained one...... any other ideas anyone, please
Lepidolite~ is an excellent stone for dogs that have behavioural problems
Moss agate and Brown Banded Agate~ are good for rescue animals.
Charoite~ prevents dogs from being too territorial.
Blue Celestite/Celestine~ helps a rescued animal to trust again.
Blue Calcite~ good for dogs that tend to lash out and snap at people or other animals.
Prehnite~ calms hyperactive animals.
Rose quartz ~is an excellent stone for animals that have been obtained from a rescue center, who maybe tramatized, or for strays.
Citrine~ helps a pet especially a rescued one to settle sucessfully into their new home.
Copper and Mookaite ~ calms an animal that can't seem to settle.
Blue Lace agate~ reduces barking in dogs.
Blue quartz is the best all around healing stone for animals.

Hope some of these help.


BLUE HOWLITE~ I found it in one of my books..it is dyed but it does still have many useful properties.

I think the reference to the "dead stone" might be that Howlite is sometimes called "bones of the earth."

PROPERTIES:

Divinatory significance~ your talents and strengths are greater than you realize, so take on new opportunities even if you do not feel you are qualified or sufficiently experienced.

Healing wise~ blue howlite will flood your system with strength and stamina long after any treatment you are having ends.
It is good for bones, teeth, upperpart of the spine, and neck.
Eases recurring throat or tonsil infections.
It's an energizing stone for new mothers with twins...triplets or premature infants.

It is a protective stone especially for people who want out of the rat race...and for young adults who are still finding their place in the world.

Wonderful house blessing stone.

Blue Howlite as far as animals go is a protective stone for the runt of the litter.

It is a dream stone; will bring healing in dreams, and will assist with astral travel during sleep.

Recharge~ place with watermelon Tourmaline or Amethyst to rest it.

That's all I could find, hope that helps.

Sherringham
23-05-2006, 10:21
Wow thankyou lark!! that should help Harry a lot, its mainly distrust of people, he has a healed break in one front leg, a damaged rib cage,and some other physical damage, spent some time locked in a cupboard, so who can blame him.

lark
23-05-2006, 10:33
Poor (((((Harry)))))
I can't believe how cruel people can be sometimes!
I'm glad he found a good home with you. :)

Sherringham
28-05-2006, 00:24
Lark, have a selection of the stones/crystals you recommended for Harry cleansing on my quartz cluster, shall update you when appropriate!! Thanx

Briar Rose
30-05-2006, 13:20
Oh my gosh you guys!!!!!! My physical therapist/healer friend told me on Sunday that most crystals are treated!!!! He told me that especially topaz is irrated. When I asked exactly what that meant he told me that it's radiation, and that is what makes them an intense blue color.

I knew some were, but now I am parinoid. I hope I am not admiring false tourmaline's. And the citrine in my feng shui wealth corner~ my mind is shot. My heart I think sank.

Now, my question to ALL OF YOU is this:

if we're taking in the energy then are we also taking in the chemicals? Posions? My friend says yes. No way around that.

It's like trying to stay pure and then eating beef treated with steriods! Same thing!

So, exactly this; is the ametrine (amethyst&citrine) I love so very much being heat treated????

Honestly, what's pure these days?

BTW~ as far as I know howlite is only white with black/grey specks. I'm a jewelry maker and I have lots of white howlite. I love the powdery feel of the stones. So light feeling. I wouldn't use dyed. Sorry your are. And if you really want to learn the properties buy the Simon&Shusters books on gemstones, and rocks&minerals. No information is metaphysical however, it's on geological. And if you can't get the books, just PM me and I'll look them up for you. ~love doing research.
Kisses friends XOXO

Sherringham
31-05-2006, 09:25
I charged the crystals on the second day of the waxing moon, and placed them near where Harry is normally when people call, in my office off the kitchen and conservatory.
Today we had a carpet fitter here, doing the stairs and landing, a noisy job, and being male the fitter should have been a threat to Harry. Well he did bark, so did my other dogs, but he didn't go into full rage syndrome!! he actually went out into the garden for a while and seemed a lot more relaxed about the whole thing!

lark
31-05-2006, 10:04
I'm so glad to hear that the crystals may be helping.
There's hope for Harry yet!

Tara2007
31-05-2006, 10:05
Greetings Geministar:

I have heard of the healing properties associated with howlite, but white, not blue or other colors. I am betting that there are other more knowledgeable voices here who can tell you a lot more about that. However, as to the aspects of turquoise....

Turquoise is indeed associated with protection, and is one of the primary colors used to honor the Goddess Artemis (Diana). I have always looked to turquoise as a color of "quiet power"....(as opposed to Red or Black) as it is favored by many of the Goddesses, and was and is known as a stone to bring an upward turn of fotrune.

Also, one way I have found to make good use of something that seems to have potential, (stones, relics,etc) is to consecrate them before my altar.

catlin
07-06-2006, 00:48
Now, my question to ALL OF YOU is this:

if we're taking in the energy then are we also taking in the chemicals? Posions? My friend says yes. No way around that.

Yes, that's it. And this is exactly one reason why I try to buy my crystals from folks I know. I don't want to take a Geiger counter with me when crystal shopping or to have a pendant kids or skinny half starved men or women had to dig out in life threatening circumstances somewhere in the Third World. If I could I would mine my crystals myself.

geministar
16-06-2006, 12:08
Well I dropped my blue howlite stone on a hard tiled floor and now it has a dark patch like a bruise on it. Im so upset! Do you think it will disappear or is this now a permanent marking on the stone? I never knew this could happen to crystals...:(