Howlite

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۞ Howlite is the Birthstone of 24°-25° Virgo and the 24th of Elul.

۞ Position of Fixed Star Cor Caroli in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 24°34′ Virgo.

۞ On the 24th of Elul, 3410 (352 B.C.E.), Haggai reports that three weeks after his first prophecy, the rebuilding of the Temple began: “They came and began to work on the House of HaShem, their Lord, on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Daryavesh the King” (Haggai chapter 1, verses 14-15).

۞ On the 24th of Elul, 5561 (1801 C.E.), Rabbi Yosef ben Moshe Babad was born in Galicia and he died on his 73rd birthday, the 24th of Elul, 5634 (1874 C.E.). He is best known for his work, ‘Minchat Chinuch’, a commentary on the ‘Sefer Hachinuch’.

۞ On the 24th of Elul, 5693 (1933 C.E.), Rabbi Yisrael Meir (HaKohen) Kagan died at the age of 94. He is best known for his works, ‘Chafetz Chayim’, a comprehensive work dealing with the Halachic laws of gossip and slander, and ‘Mishnah Berurah’, a codification of Torah law.

۞ On the 24th of Elul, 5705 (1945 C.E.), World War II officially ended with the signing of Japan’s surrender documents aboard the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri.

۞ White Howlite is an uplifting stone promoting good fortune, abundance, prosperity, comfort and security. [Marina Costelloe]

۞ Some Native American tribes revere Howlite, calling it the ‘White Buffalo Stone’, after an animal that was a symbol of peace and harmony for all the people of the world. [Teresa Kennedy]

۞ Howlite calms your personality and brings peace to your surroundings, helping you to work in co-operation with others. [Judy Hall— “Sun in Aries”]

۞ Howlite soothes and quietens the mind, shutting off extraneous thoughts. Pop one under your pillow for sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep. [Judy Hall— “Sun in Gemini”]

۞ 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. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ When placed on the third eye, Howlite opens memories of other lives, including those in the between-life state. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ A piece of Howlite placed in the pocket absorbs your own anger and any that is directed toward you. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ Howlite formulates ambitions, both spiritual and material, and assists in achieving them, and facilitates calm and reasoned communication. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ Howlite dispels criticalness, cold selfishness, and facetious-ness, bringing both strength and innocence to immediate confrontations. It builds an innate decency within ones character, encouraging those attributes which are the building blocks to spirituality. [Melody]