Shungite by Maryann Sanfilipp! Autumn is known as nature’s “winding down” time. Leaves are falling, animals move or fly south, and the earth is preparing for winter’s sleep. Even humans spend less time outdoors and start to wind down in anticipation of winter. This is a season for relaxing and using crystals that are protective and mood boosting as days grow increasingly shorter. Shungite fits the bill for the season.
September’s stone is found in the Karelia region of Russia, a country that knows winter so well, near the village of Shunga, hence the name Shungite! During the time of Peter the Great these rocks were turned into natural spas. It is said to work most powerfully when used in conjunction with water. Shungite is a grounding stone that is believed to shield one from electromagnetic (EMF) frequencies. As such, it is said to protect from bad luck, ground out energy to the earth and purify our environment. Because of these properties, it has been used by travelers and explorers.
This stone has a strong cleansing vibration which clears the energies of the entire body. In addition, it opens the body to receive spiritual Light. It is often used by Feng Shui practitioners to bring the protection vibration to the home. When placed near the main entrance of your home it blocks the passage of negative energy. Because of its EMF capabilities it is a good stone to keep near your work space or home office. All in all, it would be a great addition to any crystal collection.