Sticks and Stones

Gifts for Spirit, Mind, Body

About Us:

To schedule an appointment
call: (703) 352-2343
email: sticksandstonescircle @ gmail . com

Chandra: 

Chandra fancies herself an Eclectic Witch. She officially began her spiritual path in 1991 when she stumbled into a store known as The Crystal Fox and immediately felt at home.  After taking in all the scents of candles and incense, she felt like a kid in a candy store with all the stones and tarot decks to look at.  She recognized energies calling to her, whispering to her from the book section and grew excited as she read the titles.  Pulling a handful off the shelf and parking herself on the floor, she flipped through pages and pages of information. Eventually she looked around the shop and thought, "I'm a witch! And there are others just like me!" Ever since then she has been a student of the Pagan path, reading, reading, and reading some more. She attended as many workshops as she could find (they weren't so easy to find in those days) and continues to do so. She is currently a student in the Goddess School with the Sisters in the Goddess Tree and awaits her certificate as a Reiki Master from Kuan Yin's Gentle Embrace Reiki.

Darjeeling: 

Darjeeling has been studying tarot since 2011. She came to it in a rather roundabout fashion; her original interest was Jungian mandala creation and interpretation for self-analysis. The transition to tarot came naturally when she began looking for a tool that was more dynamic, responding to questions and operation on a more moment by moment basis. 

The more that Darjeeling worked with the tarot, the more she realized that this was an open-ended tool with the capability to help people not only reflect on how to move forward in life, but how to get to know themselves better as well. Teaching others about and through tarot is something that she enjoys a lot and has felt called to for a long time. Darjeeling is here the third Sunday of the month for the Tarot meetup, sometimes followed by one of her Tarot classes. Check the calendar for more information.

GrannyMoon:  

GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine. Living in the Washington, DC suburbs, she attended LDS Seminary, Former staff member and student of the Esoteric Theological Seminary, is an ordained Metaphysical Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity, since 1999. She is a current board member of the Northern Virginia Pagan Pride Day, charter member and former counsel and board member of The Order of the White Moon. A scholar of ancient mysteries, Doula, Reiki Master, Herbalist and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. and former VA State Representative A.R.E.N. Alternative Religions Educational Network. She has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of the Esoteric.
We celebrate the Mother - the Full Moon - Mother Earth - Mother Nature - she is in us all - we are in her - we are one! We are ever changing as does the Moon - Feel the Moon - let her fill you up! Join us! GrannyMoon@goddessschool.com ... http://goddessschool.com  GrannyMoon occasionally teaches classes here, and on the last Saturday of the month she hosts the Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat - open to all - a group of solitaires who celebrate the wheel of the year. 

Jeff: 

Jeff has spent a lifetime studying the history and mystery of the Tarot since receiving his first deck at the age of 12. He has been reading professionally for over a decade.The Tarot is a tool for looking at the past, the present, and the future, and Jeff's intuitive readings use the rich imagery of the cards as a starting point to help clients get to the heart of the matter. Jeff is available on the first Sunday of each month, 30 minutes: $60, 1 hour: $100

Jhada: 

Jhada Addams has over eleven years as a crowned priestess of Yemaya in the African Diasporic religion of La Regla de Ocha/Lucumi, has been speaking with the dead since the age of 5 and started working as an active possesive medium/horse for spirit at the age of 17. Engaging with spirit in mild possession, she remains aware during trance, but her body and voice are actively used by spirit to both convey messages and heal people, as well as working in tandem to drive out negative entities from both people and residences.

As a medium working for a paranormal team in Pennsylvania, she has worked cases where heavy poltergeist activity had been reported and where the occupants of a building were actively in danger of being hurt. 
Her divination methods are both Diloggun (oracular reading by way of utilizing cowrie shells sacred to the Orishas) and Ancestral Bone Readings. She is available for readings on 1 or 2 Saturdays a month, check our calendar.
DILOGGUN: $70 The Diloggun is an oracle of sixteen sacred cowrie shells that are cast twice to generate one of 256 patterns, or Odu, each composed of two Letras (letters). This oracle allows the Orisha to communicate with the diviner to provide guidance and information to keep the client aligned on their personal path of spiritual growth.
Once the Odu/Letter for the reading has been determined, further questions are then asked in order to gain more perspective and information on the Odu/Letter cast. This is done through a series of yes/no questions, during which the shells indicate an affirmative or negative to the question posed. These questions determine whether the client needs to be made aware of blessings that are coming to them or if there are difficulties/obstructions that lay ahead. The source and nature of either is determined through the questions asked of the oracle by the diviner.
By the end of the reading, the client will have an overview of all the energies present in their life so that they are then better able to either move quickly to obtain the blessings laying before them, or to best avoid the obstacles or negative energy patterns in their path.
This is a fairly involved reading, and the client is urged to record the messages presented because of this. It is important for the client to follow the remedies given strictly and as quickly as possible in order for maximum benefit to be obtained.
Due to the intense nature of this type of reading, The Diloggun reading usually takes an hour, sometimes longer.
ANCESTRAL BONE READING: $30 Using a method based on Kongo cosmology, the Ancestral Bone reading is done on a colorful, patterned cloth, in which there are multiple sections. The diviner casts a selection of different items on the cloth, and depending on where the items land, as well as their orientation (whether they fall right side up, or down) the diviner is able to obtain helpful messages for the client about ancestral spirits that need attention, about possible obstacles in the client's life or beneficial things that are coming to pass that the client needs to be aware of in order to act upon them. 

Misty Kuceris: 

Misty Kuceris, Certified Astrological Professional (C.A.P.) with the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), is a full-time astrologer with over 30 years’ experience. As a personal and corporate astrologer, she works with individuals who are seeking to understand the cycles of their lives or their corporations. She is also a practicing Reiki Master. http://mistykuceris.com She teaches classes here about once a month, check the calendar for more information.

Matthew Sullivan, Remnants of Magic: 

Matthew Sullivan's gifted artistry and writings has led him on a journey of self discovery. His intuitive powers invoked him to be a gatherer of unique stones, which he is compelled to share with the world. He has been guided to bring forth his collection of unique wire wrapped jewelry, Crystal wands, Energy Sprays, healing pictures and other creations. Matthew has the ability to connect with the uniqueness of each stone and the beauty all around him, creating stunning works of art, which stir the mind and heal the soul. Infusing each of his creations with love and positive energy so as to help others face their daily struggles with renewed faith. http://www.remnantsofmagic.com  He brings his creations to our store one Saturday a month, check the calendar for more info.

Sandy Adina: 

Sandy Adina is a psychic, intuitive channeler, and empath with a masters degree in expressive therapies and mental health counseling. Her personal style involves meeting the client at where they’re at with her individualized readings. Though sensitive to her clients and the emotional undercurrents of situations, Sandy is also a straight-shooter; believing an honest approach works best, she tells clients what they truly need to hear. One of Sandy's specialties is her "Timeline of the Soul" reading, where you can know which lessons you came here to learn, which abilities you are here to acquire or express, and more! Sandy will tune in to your soul’s timeline, and help you identify your purpose in this life.  $50 for 30 minutes, $85 for 60 minutes

Stephanie: 

Stephanie is an eclectic pagan and Shamanic Practitioner that has been leading/volunteering at events, ceremonies, and rituals since 2008. Her studies and trainings include Sandra Ingerman, Mary Tyrtle Rooker, and Christina Pratt. She has been versed in the world of spirit from a very young age, and brings that element of experience to the events she helps hold. A woman of many hats, she enjoys leading drum circles, being a labyrinth walk facilitator, meditation coordinator, holistic aromatherapist, sound healer, and many more things. Happiness and joy are things that tend to be contagious around this woman as she manages to get a smile out of anyone who gives their attention to her. All of these traits woven together, she compiles them to help form communities and maintain them. Being someone who knows what isolation feels like, she strives to connect people together so we don't have to practice in the dark. Now is the time for us to step up to who we really are, and she firmly believes the power and gift of community is a strong one that should be nurtured. Visit www.eagletherapies.com to find out more about her and the work she does.  Stephanie leads the Drum Circles (1st Friday), Shamanic Journey Group meetings (2 Thursdays), and the Heart Centered Sound Circles (1st Sunday) here at Sticks and Stones. Check the calendar for more information.

Gwendolyn (Founding Mother):  

Gwendolyn is a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition, a Celtic Reiki Master, and she is the founder of Sisters in The Goddess Tree, school of the Divine Feminine. She is a Founding Mother of Sticks and Stones, a brick and mortar store in Fairfax, Virginia. She has a BS from James Madison University and has since worked professionally in the accounting and information technology fields. Her vision for our community is to learn and grow together, respecting all spiritual paths. She has studied many religions and sciences, as well as dance and music, which are both very important to her. 

former contributors:

Bubbles: 

Bubbles is an eclectic Goddess worshiping Kitchen Witch, a Council Guide for The Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites, a High Priestess of Sisters of the Burning Branch, Circle of the Silver Hive, Contemporary Root Worker, a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition, Sister of The Sanctuary of The Divine Feminine, and a graduate of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, formerly known as Australasian College, with a degree in Herbalism. Her philosophy is to walk gently, find a really cool stick, and share the joy all around!!!! (A little pink and Faery Dust never hurts either)

Lorelei (Founding Mother

Lorelei is a tarot enthusiast and she is also the founder of the Northern Virginia Practical Tarot Meetup, which meets here at Sticks & Stones. She and her husband have a beautiful daughter born in 2009, and two rescue mutts - one very zen cattle dog mix and one terrier/chihuahua in desperate need of an attitude adjustment. Lorelei enjoys reading fun vampire fiction like Anita Blake and Sookie Stackhouse, CSI t.v. shows, all kinds of crafts, and coke slurpees. She is a native of Fairfax and graduated from W.T. Woodson High School, right up the street from the store. She has a BS in Linguistics from Mary Washington College (now Mary Washington University) in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

We have been called many names!
Metaphysical, New Age, Gift Shop, Hippie, Earthy, Tree-Hugger, Spiritual, Goddess,
Celtic, Pagan, Witch, Wicca, Wise Women, just to name a few...
Native Americans, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Pagans, Hinduists, and  Celts... all use affirmations, prayers, rituals and magic in their daily pratices. Imagine a connection (similar to a web) through invisible threads, all of which are connected with each other. Any wind, or any vibration on that web, will make waves that will influence the whole. This is how the Spirit works, and this is the magical tradition behind all religions. The Spirit is very powerful.

Sticks and Stones respects every person's own spiritual path and invites you to share and learn with us. 

...No matter what you call us, if you intend no harm you are welcome in our circle.

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Comment by Dr. Millicent Y. Curtis on October 22, 2013 at 1:39pm

I would love coming to Virginia a visit your shop.

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