With so much solar activity going on at the moment (see www.spaceweather.com), I decided to re-issue my blog on Howlite ~ as it really is THE best crystal to use when being affected by Solar Energy .
Click Here for my blog explaining the Sun’s energy and how it affects us.
CME hitting earth’s atmosphere last year. Photo: Harald Albrigtsen, Norway
Solar energy can make us feel restless and edgy, cause insomnia, cause us to have a short fuse and get much angrier than usual and cause our immune systems to go haywire….in short, its quite a difficult energy to work with if we’re sensitive and not aware of it. Solar Energy stimulates……but it can stimulate positive or negative situations. Great if you need motivation to do something and are already off the starting block….not so good if you’re grumpy with your other half!
Howlite it is one of the easiest stones for working with masculine energy. Not many crystal therapists would refer to it as its a fairly bland looking stone (although its often dyed bright colours). Howlite doesn’t sing, doesn’t dance, doesn’t give off huge boosts of energy or enable you to see Spirit ~ its small, white and looks like nothing special ~ but its definitely one of the hidden gems of the Mineral Kingdom. It is inexpensive and easily obtainable.
Cauliflower probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Howlite, but they do actually have a connection. In its natural state, Howlite is found in large masses that look like cauliflowers. Howlite is named after Henry How, a 19th century mineralogist who first discovered it in Canada.
My nickname for Howlite is ‘the road rage stone’ as it has a powerful ability to soothe frayed nerves and calm tempers. It slows down the angry mind chatter we all have at times and enables us to communicate from a much calmer place ~ leaving us more in control. It seems to give us few seconds grace before we become angry. Howlite is also amazing for insomnia!
Used in combination with Lepidolite, Howlite works brilliantly for those who are suffering from mental health issues, depression and anger issues.
I remember meeting a lovely stallholder at Clare Priory Craft Fair in Suffolk many moons ago – she hadn’t been sleeping well and I felt a strong urge to gift her a piece of Howlite. The next morning she came running to see me, incredulous at how well she’d slept ~ having no idea something so small could help so easily – and so well! The poor woman was having to sleep in her car as there was no accommodation available when she reached Clare, so to get a good night’s sleep was a godsend to her.
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