Spiritual Valentines Day

Tune into your spiritual side this Valentines day

Kira George, Staff Writer

Do the carnations, sickeningly-sweet candy heart messages, and mass-spending of heart-shaped items make you frown in disgust? According to the National Retail Federation, in 2021 Americans were estimated to spend approximately $21.8 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts. Additionally, data from Statista shows that 52% of people plan to celebrate the holiday in some way and that 73% believed celebrating Valentine’s Day was especially important after the pandemic. Where does this leave the unlucky singles? Thankfully, you don’t need a special someone to make February 14 a memorable day.

You’ve most likely seen numerous “ideas for singles” lists that include mundane ventures such as a picturesque walk or going to a movie to see the newest releases. This Valentine’s Day, explore beyond the realm of basic chick-flicks and walks along the beach and visit Sticks and Stones, located at 11023 Lee Hwy, Fairfax. This metaphysical store offers nine unique, well-trained professionals who specialize in various occult practices ranging from psychic mediums who can speak to the deceased, to tarot readers with years of experience, to reiki masters who can aid you with just about any issue in life you may have. If you’re debating if these practices are right for you but are still interested in learning more, not to worry. Sticks and Stones provide other unique gifts such as incense, crystals, herbs, candles, books, and many more items that you can purchase to elevate your “singles day.”