Color: bluish-green turquoise blue
About the stone: Howlite is a silicon-borate of calcium forming an opaque material which is white with black matrix. Often howlite is dyed to imitate turquoise or lapis.
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Gemini
Spiritual uses: Use blue howlite to connect with Mother Earth below, bringing heaven and earth together within. This is the go-to stone for channeling, automatic writing, and communication with the angels. Use this stone to open to your intuitive skills. Focusing on this gem can deepen telepathic, psychometric, and visionary intuition. With this stone in hand, turn your attention toward Native American teachings of Buffalo Medicine and White Buffalo Calf Woman. Learn the lessons of mindfulness to Great Spirit and respect of all humankind. This stone reminds you to pray and respect your elders as well as the environment, taking no more than you need.
Mental uses: Blue-dyed howlite helps you to know your truth, speak your truth, and live your truth. This is a good stone when you need assistance with the timing of things.
Emotional uses: This is also a stone of validation when it comes to downloading wisdom and truth. Speak your truth with love and beauty.
Physical uses: The blue calming energy helps you to release tension, reduce anger, and relieve headaches.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo