Valentine’s Day Sale
~ At BOTH Earth And Sky Connection Locations ~
461 Penetanguishene Rd. Hwy 93 & 11 Clapperton St. Barrie
We have beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry, from Pendants, Chains & Necklaces to Rings, Earrings, Broaches & Bracelets
All SILVER and CRYSTALS from around the the world!
Pick their Birthstone or their favorite colour and let us help you with the rest.
If your special someone isn’t the jewelry type don’t worry we can still help you out, we have an amazing assortment of Books, Tarot & Statues.
Our sale for Valentines will be 25% OFF entire store, until February 14 th 2018.
We have our Psychics, Astrologers and Healers available for bookings or spontaneous walk-ins if you or your partner would like to know more about your signs and stars, have a tarot reading done or receive a relaxing and revitalizing reiki treatment and give your chakras some TLC.
History on Valentine’s Day:
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter or St.Valentine’s wife–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.
ORIGINS OF VALENTINE’S DAY: A PAGAN FESTIVAL IN FEBRUARY
While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.
10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. (Mon.Tues.Wed.Thur.Fri.Sat.)