Sticks and Stones

Gifts for Spirit, Mind, Body

About Us:

call/text: (703) 352-2343
email: sticksandstonescircle @ gmail . com

Lakshmi, Eric Lava-lamp, and Bob Ross all say that

Sticks and Stones is a groovy, happy and abundant place to be.


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.

Darren BuCare:

Darren Bucare is an Aururvedic Palmistry Expert, Tarot Card Reader/Educator, Interactive Meduim, Past Life Regressionist, A Spiritual Consultant and a Spiritual Worker. He has spent all his young life as an empath and a medium.  He reached his late teens deciding to immerse himself in the teachings of Edgar Cayce, Hermes Trigemestrus and many other educators in the art of somnambulism or mediumship. He studied metaphysics and attended courses in Auyurvedic Palmistry in Quebec and Vermont. this spring-boarded him into starting his professional career at 22 with Tarot and Vedic Palm Consultations.  Darren relocated to Savannah GA, training with Christia Cummings-Slack in Interactive Mediumship.  Darren was soon featured on A&E and played an integral role in the vibrant Savannah Paranormal Research and Spiritualist Community. Touching down in New Orleans Darren was mentored in Palo Mayumbe and many Yoruba based Diospora.  These religions connect with the powerful and benevolent forces of the African Continent.  Darren has moved to Atlanta and is available for virtual readings. He will continue to visit and offer services here at the store when he's in town. Check the calendar for his workshops. Click here for his profile!


Deige has been studying metaphysics since he was young. While growing up in a Pentacostal household, he chased alternate spirituality in the dark; reading books, searching the internet, and absorbing knowledge in whatever way he could. Now, Deige is looking to build community and be for others what he wished he had in those times. His specialty knowledge lies primarily in tarot, crystals, ritual crafting, and Hermetics. Deige also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Philosophy with honors in studies of Western Culture. 

Frank Stormcatcher:

Stormcatcher watches and learns. Then he applies what he learns in doing his part to keep the Pagan and Magical communities safe and free to follow their stars. This comes from a degree in Anthropology of Religion and the History and Philosophy of Science, nearly two decades of practice, and a firm resolve that sometimes it takes more than a lullaby to keep the nightmares away. Frank teaches workshops and offers readings and services upon request/need. His Spiritual Steel class is offered every last Sunday of the month at 2PM. Check the calendar for more info


Ginny is a Celtic path Pagan, and has been on her journey since her first year of college. She is learning Usui Reiki, with the next step in her energy healing path being Celtic Reiki. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing ukelele, video games, and crafting. Look for some of her creations in the shop! 


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's a former board member of 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 teaches classes here on Sundays: Witchcrafting, Herbal Cauldron, The Magick of Stones and Crystals, and her Reiki class series. 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. Check the calendar for more info

Gwendolyn (Founding Mother):  

Gwendolyn is a Founding Mother of Sticks and Stones Circle in Fairfax Virginia, a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition, a Celtic Reiki Master, and founder of Sisters in The Goddess Tree, school of the Divine Feminine. She has a BS from James Madison University and has since worked professionally in the accounting and information technology fields. She has studied many religions and sciences, as well as dance and music.  Her vision is one of community, where we can learn and grow together, lift each other up, appreciating our like-mindedness as well as our differences, and respecting all spiritual paths. 


Jeff began studying the Tarot even before receiving his first deck at the age of 12 from his grandmother. His intuitive reading style uses the rich imagery of the cards as a starting point to help clients get to the heart of the matter. He shares his knowledge teaching classes on a variety of Tarot topics.  Click here for his profile


Jen is a gentle and caring soul. Her background is in education, specifically working with autistic individuals. She absolutely loves crystals and cats, knowing that both can help improve life. You'll find her behind the counter and working the floor on most days, ready to help with any questions. 


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. Click here for her profile

John Marani: 

Reverend John Marani has been studying the tarot since 1989. He began his professional tarot practice in 2005, and is a Certified Tarot Master from the Tarot Certification Board of America. John is the former Head High Priest of the Tradition of the Witches Circle, and also holds the title of High Priest of Tarot. He teaches astrology, tarot and other metaphysical disciplines, and is a regular attendees at psychic fairs and other events.

John received his Certificate of Astrological Proficiency from the Midwest School of Astrology in June 2018, and will continue to pursue additional certifications in astrology. He is a past contributor to the American Tarot Association's Quarterly Journal, a publication for its members covering a wide range of tarot and tarot-related topics. He presents regularly at the State of the Art (SOTA) Astrology conference in Buffalo, NY.  John is an ordained Minister with the Ministry of Light Interfaith Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is licensed to perform marriages here in the Commonwealth. For more information about ministry services, contact John at or at 703-829-3273.  John published his first book, In Their Own Words: The Major Arcana of the Tarot, in October 2016. It is available via Amazon, signed copies directly from John's website, from here at Sticks and Stones, and at select in-person events. His second book is in the works! In his spare time, John is an avid astrologer, Dungeon Master, and die-hard computer and console gamer. He can be found on Facebook (hierophanttarot and JohnMaraniTarot), and Twitter (@JohnMaraniTarot) Click here for his profile John is in the store on Sundays, and he teaches his Astrology series Check the calendar for more info


Kelsey is a brilliant and creative artist, lover of animals, and she became a part of our family almost immediately. After many hours of being a friend, she agreed to help us out. You'll see her artwork hanging on our walls, and you'll find her on the floor, ready to help answer any questions, and working her magic to make the store look amazing!


Loralei is a proud Founding Mother of Sticks & Stones and returns to us after spending a few years at home, focused on raising her magical daughters. She has been studying tarot for over a decade, having founded our NoVa Practical Tarot Meetup in 2009. She brings a practical, everyday approach to her readings to provide you with information you can use right away. Loralei is also passionate about pugs, her husband who plays D&D, running, and Twizzlers.

Murphy Riley:

Channel, Spiritual Teacher, Artist

Facilitating healing with love: trust and surrender.

Supporting starseeds, cosmic medicine, and awakenings.

Mediumship: connecting with the dead.

Channeled messages from the stars, earth, and Spirits big and small.

Tarot, Rune, past life, and energetic readings.

Trauma processing. Alchemical transformation.

All in the name of healing.  

Oz Tombakoglu:

Oz Tombakoglu is a very strong Energy Intuitive, and some have called him a Medicine Man.

Oz has been communicating with animals and giving people intuitive messages since he was a young child.

He uses cards as his tool and is available in the store Tues - Thurs. 


Sarah (Mary Rose Mara) is a solitary, eclectic witch in practice since 2018. She works with tarot, shadow work, Reiki, and ancient Hellenistic astrology to connect with the Divine Feminine. She is an intersectional feminist who loves sharing her experience as a witch, especially with those new to the craft. She leads workshops on magical practices, writes a blog (witch baby witch), and studies many forms of holistic healing. She believes in activism in the community and loves helping others find joy and spirituality.


Shunka is a multi-media artist residing in the Northern Virginia area where he enjoys exploring its woods searching for rocks to climb, ritual spaces to conjure up trickery, and conversing with the local flora and fauna.  You may find him in the canopy in search of a view or in the dirt pursuing insects and reptiles.  A creature of extremes, he also thrives while whizzing through NoVA's impossible traffic on his sleek yellow bike, Princezz Dye.

Shunka first fell in love with drumming while bumming around the charming town of Panajachel in his native Guatemala, with its majestic lake and imposing volcanoes,  he jammed on street corners with fellow fearie folk for simple chips and kicks. 

He has taken lessons with the great Kristen Arant in the marvelous art of the Djembe and accompanying West African Percussion and dabbles within the realm of other musical instruments.  The banjo, American Indian Flute, and Yadaki (didgeridoo) to name a few.  He is part of the Nen Daiko Taiko Drum Troupe apprentice program which is teaching him great discipline and getting him into tip top shape as he is looking forward to playing with them for many years to come.

With practice and experience he came to realize that all these drums, each with it's particular voice and character, were not just exquisite musical instruments but that they were also transcendent tools, each inhabited by spirits that have existed since the dawn of time.  For thousands of years they have moved humanity to gather and connect, to create, to heal, to communicate, to Love and Transcend.  

A spiritual thread connects us all.  When we drum, we create vibrations.  When we drum together, those vibrations fill us with the vitality of the group along with the infinite message of whatever drum one beats, whatever rattle one shakes.  When we drum together we are one with our own heartbeat and that heartbeat is shared with the group through the pulse of the rhythm.  The Rhythm then swirls and churns, then bursts out in spirals and fractals in every direction to fill whatever spirit it touches with the joy and love consecrated within the circle.

Check our calendar for his drum workshops

Sway H. C.:

Sway was born in the Appalachian Mountains, and raised in the West Indies. An experienced practitioner in Pennsylvania Dutch Folk magic with Caribbean influences; Sway is an artist, healer, lover of animals, and intuitive empath. She is certified as a spiritual life coach and crystal therapist and offers uplifting Goddess Oracle readings and Crystal healing sessions. Crystal healing is a holistic and natural therapy that taps into the energetic power of crystals and how they affect the body and mind. A crystal therapist will place healing crystals on or around a client to help unblock, focus and direct energy with the use of sacred cleansing smoke, sound bath and use of powerful healing crystals. Consultation included 1 hour session: $200 by appointment only Click here for her profile


Coming from a lineage of intuitives and Psychics, Willie began her journey over 20 years ago. Willie is a tremendous, evidential, Certified Psychic Medium trained under the rigorous requirements through the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development. 
Willie is fearlessly authentic with her gifts of Clairvoyant, Clairaudience and Clairsentient and will connect directly to Spirit with the assistance of her Spirit Guides, Angels and Ancestors. 
Willie does not take credit for her abilities, as she knows there is a higher energy at hand, as you will hear Willie say, "she is only the interpreter".
Willie is down to earth, easy to talk to, honest and non-judgmental. Willie does not sugar coat her messages, as authenticity and integrity is her mantra.
Messages given are in a clear, and detailed manner in order for you, the client to recognize and appreciate their significance. 
Willie has demonstrated her skills with personal readings as well as platform (large) groups.
Willie radiates her beautiful energy into each reading, and will hand-deliver the detailed answers you are searching for!
"Be Authentic, celebrate YOU!"
Willie is available for Online readings on Thursdays after 4PM pm and most weekends!


My name is Yolanda I am a Master Healer and Alchemist. I am here to assist you on your journey in all aspects of life; with a specialization in Soul contracts/Akashic Records/ Decoding and Healing Trauma. I channel messages and  use a variation of divination tools  such as Tarot/Oracle Cards.  Privacy and Radical transparency are of top priority; you will receive straightforward answers and guidance for your highest and greatest good! Together we will transmute obstacles, clear past energies and develop a plan for forward movement. I do not take medical and pregnancy questions (please see a medical physician). I look forward to meeting you!

Services: Tarot/Oracle, Mediumship, Spiritual Baths, Yoni Steams, Oils & Candle Work

Prices: $75 30mins $125 1hour

Other services upon request.


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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 practices. 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.

Sticks and Stones Circle, 11037 Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030, 703-352-2343,


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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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