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Mystical Musings: Honeysuckle and the Gift of Happiness

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Spending time studying honeysuckle meant spending time meditating on what it means to be truly happy. Yes, honeysuckle represents happiness in the natural world, but what does that really mean?

If the honeysuckle vine’s magical energy were to reach out and touch our lives with the gift of happiness, what would that look like?

Happiness is an emotion, but it is also a composite of emotions. It’s almost like an umbrella term that describes a flurry of emotions, like joy, pleasure, and excitement.

We feel happy sometimes when we look back and reflect on our childhood through the rose-colored glasses that nostalgia often lends us.

Nostalgia is a bit of an oxymoron in that it is a bittersweet form of happiness – a happiness that brings with it a little pang and yearning for something that we had once…and then lost.

A little smile dares color our faces when we reminisce on more innocent times when the world was simpler…easier…happier.

But we also feel sadness as we look through the looking glass to a time that has come and gone. Those moments of magical, bubbling joy now belong to the past.

Honeysuckle treats us to happiness by way of nostalgia, so that yes we have joy in our pleasant memories…but we also experience the pain of yearning. Pain and joy, are coupled together so that we truly feel the emotion of happiness. Every good emotion must sting…just a little so that you know it is real.

Emotions are magical…and fleeting. We are becoming less and less a people capable of emotion as cultural changes and societal shifts demand that we feel less and less in order to survive.

In our endless quest to heed our own survival, we often lose sight of what we’re surviving for – to be happy. What is the point of all of this if it doesn’t bring us joy? Why bother clinging to the mortal coil if it doesn’t make us happy?

Honeysuckle teaches us that in our search for happiness, we must focus on the little things, like the sweet taste of honeyed nectar like a secret treasure to be discovered within its petals, or the effervescent, scintillating aroma the flowers emit at peak bloom.

These things are all wonderful little miracles Mother Nature provides to remind us that the best things in life are free and that sometimes the simplest phenomena can bring the most joy.

Yes, a new shiny car or a bigger house can bring you a measure of joy, but eventually, you are prone to get bored of these things, as they are material and subject to erosion, wear and tear.

But the magical scent of the honeysuckle’s bloom, from season to season, will always be a spellbinding marvel of Nature that nothing man-made can replicate. The pleasant taste of honeysuckle nectar will always rival even the best delicacies that the most seasoned cooks have to offer.

Happiness, at the end of the day, is natural. Happiness is Nature-made.


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The Hummingbird’s Joy: Honeysuckle Spiritual Meaning and Magic


The Magic of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle exudes happiness and abundance. From its sweet and fruity, elevating fragrance, to its curiously-shaped petals that house delectably tasty nectar inside, honeysuckle is exactly what occurs when Mother Nature decides to spoil us with her bounty.

Moreover, unlike most wonderful and pleasant things in Nature that remain too rare and fleeting to be able to enjoy one’s fill, honeysuckle is consistent, sturdy, and dependable – easy to grow, easy to maintain, and replete with many wonderful treasures and delectable secrets.

Known for being a hard to kill vine, honeysuckle will adhere to any edifice or structure, dedicating itself to grow there indiscriminately and transforming it anew with its charming beauty and captivating aroma.

Dewy, pink honeysuckle flowers.

With its tantalizing and unmistakable scent, honeysuckle whisks us away to a time in our youth when enchantment and awe danced whimsically within our young, imaginative minds, and hearkens back to a world filled with magic and wonder.

Honeysuckle’s magical energy is emblematic of the sweet life – a vine that conveys the essence of all things that bring pleasure and joy. It is a beacon by which the winds of good fortune find their way.

Close-up of a dewy, yellow honeysuckle flower.

Honeysuckle Magical Correspondences
Honeysuckle teaches us that in our search for happiness, we must focus on the little things. | Honeysuckle and the Gift of Happiness

• Botanical Name: Lonicera caprifoliumLonicera japonica

• Folk Names: Dutch Honeysuckle, Goat’s Leaf, Woodbine

• Gender: Masculine

• Planet: Jupiter

• Element: Earth

• Magical Attributes: Money, Psychic Powers, Protection, Love

From Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs


Magical Ways to Use Honeysuckle
Burning a green candle encircled by honeysuckle or placing honeysuckle in a vase within the home attracts money and wealth to the abode. -- Honeysuckle Magical Properties and Uses

• The sweet smell of honeysuckle can inspire dreams of love and passion. Consider burning a honeysuckle candle within the home, or spritzing your abode with a honeysuckle room freshener to raise these energies.

• Fresh or dried honeysuckle flowers can be added to wine or tea for a truly magical concoction. Simply allow the flowers to steep in your beverage of choice, and then strain them when ready to drink.

• Married couples would do well to keep honeysuckle in the home, as doing so can ensure a happy marriage.

• Growing a honeysuckle plant near the home attracts love, good fortune, and wealth as well as protects against maligned influences.

• Rub fresh honeysuckle flowers on your brow to stimulate your psychic abilities, enhance your intuition, and inspire prophetic visions and dreams.

• Burning a green candle encircled by honeysuckle flowers will attract money and wealth to the home. You can also place your honeysuckle plant vines in a vase for a similar effect.

• Fairies, just like hummingbirds, are attracted to honeysuckle. Grow the honeysuckle plant in your garden to lure them.

• Train a honeysuckle vine to grow over the door to your home to protect the household from contracting fevers.*

•  Consider dried honeysuckle flowers and honeysuckle fragrance oil for your next soap or candlemaking project. These same elements can be added into potpourri to give it a special boost.

• According to superstition, bringing a honeysuckle plant in bloom into the house will cause a wedding to soon take place.


Understanding the Symbolism of Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle is emblematic of the sweet life and conveys the essence of all things that bring pleasure and joy. -- Honeysuckle Magical Properties and Uses

With sweet nectar that is the substance of delight of many of the most blissful childhood memories, and a honeyed smell with pleasantfruity undertones, it only makes sense that honeysuckle has become so symbolic of all that comprises the sweet, happy side of life.

The way honeysuckle clings and binds devotedly to buildings and walls as if almost embracing them engenders a yearning nostalgia for a time when we were young and felt that same devoted, unconditional love and the comfort of being cherished by those who nurtured us.

The climbing branches of the honeysuckle vine seem to dedicate themselves indiscriminately to any surface, no matter how unsightly or unlikely that surface may be. This habit of the vine has become a lesson of what dedicateddevoted love looks like.

Honeysuckle is an auspicious vine, the sight of which often instills the hope that sweet and good things are on the horizon.

Honeysuckle attracts all the good things of nature, from the beautiful hummingbird and industrious honeybees to the pleasant and uplifting aromatic winds by which happiness and good fortune arrive.

Being an impeccably hardy vine and quite difficult to kill once it has established itself in the garden has led to honeysuckle being emblematic of long-lasting dedication and fidelity.

Hence it’s small wonder that honeysuckle magic is often used to inspire potential marriage and to help ensure those already committed eternally to one another remain so.

As honeysuckle’s pungent, sweet-smelling aroma has the power to penetrate through to the spiritual mind and bring one’s consciousness to an elevated state, it is also representative of numinous and mystical matters. 


Honeysuckle Interesting Facts
Honeysuckle’s quaint name comes from the tradition that children have of biting off the ends of honeysuckle petals to “suckle” on the sweet, tasty nectar found inside. -- Honeysuckle Magical Properties and Uses

• Hummingbirds are known to love honeysuckle flowers and the sweet nectar inside, especially orange honeysuckle.

• Honeysuckle’s sturdy, twine-like stems have been used to fashion ropes as far back as the Bronze Age.

• Nocturnal and night-flying moths, such as the hummingbird hawk-mothhave a particular interest in honeysuckle as a food source and can detect its tantalizing scent up to a quarter-mile away.

• Honeysuckle’s quaint name is a consequence of the practice that children have had of biting off the ends of honeysuckle flowers to “suckle” on the sweet, tasty nectar found inside.

• While most honeysuckle berries are poisonous, there are some breeds, such as blue honeysucklethat produce edible berries that are grown for home and commercial use.

• Honeysuckle branches are commonly used in parts of Britain to make bridles and harnesses.

• Some species of honeysuckle, such as Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese honeysuckle, and white honeysuckle, are incredibly invasive and have experienced overwhelming growth in most continents.

• In the Language of Flowershoneysuckle stands for bonds of devoted love, fidelity, and spiritual vision.

• Honeysuckle is called Jon Yin Hua in traditional Chinese medicine and is used to remove toxins, as well as relieve homesickness and ease feelings of nostalgia. Back to Top


To Dream of Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle is emblematic of the sweet life and conveys the essence of all things that bring pleasure and joy. -- Honeysuckle Magical Properties and Uses

Dreaming of honeysuckle is quite an auspicious omen, and usually means that good fortune and happy days are on the horizon for you and those you love.

You may also be dreaming of honeysuckle because you are experiencing a certain sweetness to your life. Perhaps you are happy overall, with things going well for you and joyous moments surrounding you.

Your dream might be trying to let you know that you are experiencing the sweet life right now – don’t take it for granted.

Honeysuckle showing up in your dreams may represent someone you know or will meet that has a generally sweet disposition.

If you dream of honeysuckle climbing walls, this is your subconscious mind’s way of acknowledging the longing and nostalgia you might have for a time you were young and felt loved and cherished.


Honeysuckle and the Druid Ogham

In the druid ogham, an ancient, symbology-laden alphabet used in divinatory practice, honeysuckle appears as the 23rd letter, called uillend.

Within this iconography, we come to understand that honeysuckle represents our inner secrets and that which is hidden from the eye, as well as the revelation and path needed to uncover the mystery.

Just as the honeysuckle flower contains a secret treasure of sweet, wonderful nectar for those that know what the petals hold, so too does it teach us the lesson that we must look within to find true wealth, as the druid ogham describes. 


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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not render medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological problem, you should consult your appropriate health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Links on this website are provided only as an informational resource, and it should not be implied that we recommend, endorse or approve of any of the content at the linked sites, nor are we responsible for their availability, accuracy or content.

All Hallow’s Gourd: Pumpkin Spiritual Meaning and Magic

A wallpaper photo of pumpkins.

The Magic of Pumpkins

It’s Halloween night. A certain fresh briskness fills the air as children dressed as goblins, ghouls, superheroes, and witches scanter excitedly from house to house pillaging the neighborhood for treats. In the backdrop of the dark of night are the Autumn leaves, providing a certain fiery orange glow that seems to warm the autumn chill.

And on many a doorstep is the quintessential symbol of the Halloween season – the jack o’ lantern, lit from within by the soft ember of a burning candle, secretly protecting homes from the spirits that wish to harm while guiding the way of the ancestral spirits who walk among us for a brief moment in time.

Pumpkins are an honored part of the All Hallow’s Eve festivities – and the fall season overall. They are the quintessential symbol that Autumn has arrived. You’ll find the local grocery stocking up on juicy, plump pumpkins while the scent of pumpkin spice wafts seductively from the nearby coffee shop. Many are dusting off their favorite, tried-and-true pumpkin pie recipes.

An assortment of pumpkins of various colors, large and small, surrounded by twigs and fall leaves.

The pumpkin patch just down the road has come to life with the thrilled squeals of children marveling at the treasure trove of pumpkins and accompanying fall-themed festivities. Pumpkins not only capture the joy and enchantment of the fall season but are also intricately connected to the spirit world and the mysteries of magic.

They decorate our porches and fill our bellies while also providing us protection from the unknown dangers of the unseen world. They entice the winds of good fortune and prosperity to grace our homes while providing us with a bit more keen insight so that we do not miss the secret wonders occurring around us during this peculiar time.

A field full of pumpkins with a home in the background during sunset.

Pumpkin Magical Correspondences

  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita
  • Folk Names: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
  • Deities: Oshun, Hecate
  • Element: Water
  • Magical Attributes: (Fruit) Protection, Divination, Banishing, Prosperity; (Seeds) Fertility, Abundance, Wealth, Love, Prosperity, Good Luck

From Shirley Twofeathers Blog Article: “Pumpkins in Magic.”


Magical Ways to Use Pumpkin

Pumpkin’s capture the enchantment of the fall season, and are connected to the spirit world, mystery and magic. -- Pumpkin Magical Properties and Uses
  • Pumpkins have a long history of warding off evil spirits on Halloween Night. It is tradition to carve a face in a pumpkin and light it with a candle from within to protect the home from evil spirits and apparitions during All Hallow’s Eve.
  • Carving and lighting pumpkins during the Halloween season can help your ancestors locate you in case you wish to communicate with them, since during this time the veil is quite thin, making it a suitable time for communication with the spirit world.
  • Adding the fruit of the pumpkin to your delicacies, entrees, and desserts is not only delicious but lucky as well. It is said that doing so will raise your good fortune and attract wealth into your life.
  • Pumpkins share a close association with Hecate, Goddess of the Night, Magic, and the Moon, and can be used in spells to hone and strengthen magical gifts and abilities.
  • The magic within pumpkin lends itself well to divinatory pursuits. Keep small pumpkins or light pumpkin-scented candles near your divinatory tools to increase the potency of your readings and revelations.
  • Pumpkin scented sachets placed around the home not only smell wonderful and provide a cozy ambiance, but they are all very effective in protecting against negative entities and maligned energies.
  • Pumpkins, especially pumpkin seeds, are very keen on attracting wealth. Place whole pumpkins near your door or scatter pumpkin seeds around your sacred space to draw the energies of abundance and prosperity.
  • Casting a next spell near the light of a pumpkin-scented candle is said to raise its potency.
It is tradition to carve a face in a pumpkin and light it with a candle from within to protect the home from evil spirits and apparitions during Samhain. -- Pumpkin Magical Properties and Uses

Understanding the Symbolism of Pumpkin

Pumpkins evoke the magic of the Fall season. When we think of pumpkins, we are reminded of jack-o-lanterns sitting on porches for Halloween, the scent of pumpkin pie baking for Thanksgiving festivities; the warmth of pumpkin-scented candles, and the return of (gasp!) pumpkin spice.

Pumpkins are intricately connected to Autumn and its various festivities, especially Samhain. Pumpkins help to unveil the intrigue, mystery, and magic of this supernatural time, as pumpkins are intricately connected to the Underworld and the Goddess of Magic.

When the veil is at its thinnest, and the spirits of our ancestors as well as not so familiar spirits find purchase in the physical realm once again, it is the glow of carved pumpkins lit with candles from within that help guide the path – or steer them away.

The spirits of the dead return for a brief moment in time to remind us that all that is living will one day pass away. In this regard, pumpkins also carry with them the sobering message of our own mortality and respect for those that have passed before us.

With the arrival of pumpkins also comes the awareness all things come to an end. The sweltering heat of the summer season is making way for the settling chill of the autumn and winter.

All the planning, preparation, and sowing we had engaged in at the beginning of the growing season now come full circle and we see the fruits of our labor. The time of growth has come to an end and now it’s time to harvest and store.

Pumpkins share many associations with wealth, abundance, and prosperity. It is said that dreaming of a pumpkin patch is a sign that you will come into wealth. This makes perfect sense because being fortunate enough to have a pumpkin patch means having access to an abundance of fruit that can be used in so many fortuitous ways.

Pumpkin seeds especially seem to evoke the promise of wealth and abundance to come since pumpkins are replete with them and having so many seeds means much opportunity to grow the fruits that will lead to budding prosperity.


Pumpkin Interesting Facts

Pumpkin’s capture the enchantment of the fall season, and are connected to the spirit world, mystery and magic. -- Pumpkin Magical Properties and Uses
  • Pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, with evidence of their use dating as far back as 7,500 to 5,000 B.C.
  • The pumpkins that are used for carving jack-o-lanterns are usually not the “pumpkins” used in the canned pumpkin puree and pie filling found at the grocery store. The canned pumpkin puree is usually made from a form of winter squash, most often butternut squash.
  • The word pumpkin originates from the Greek word pepon (πέπων), which means “large melon,” and is typically used to describe something round and large.
  • All pumpkins are a form of winter squash.
  • Basically all parts of the pumpkin plant — seeds, shell, leaves and flowers — are edible.
  • Pumpkin seeds are also known as pepitas in North America, from the Spanish pepita de calabaza, which means “little seed of squash.”
  • Dubbed “the Pumpkin Queen of America,” Sarah Frey is the owner of Frey Farms — the largest grower of pumpkins in the United States — which sells about 5 million pumpkins annually.
  • There is a competitive sport called “pumpkin chunking,” which involves building mechanical devices such as catapults, trebuchets, ballistae, and air cannons designed to throw a pumpkin as far as possible.
  • The record for the world’s heaviest pumpkin belongs to Belgium, with a pumpkin weighing in at 2,624lbs (1,190.5kg). 

The Legend of Stingy Jack — also known as Jack of the Lantern

Pumpkin’s capture the enchantment of the fall season, and are connected to the spirit world, mystery and magic. -- Pumpkin Magical Properties and Uses

As Jack o’ Lanterns are almost synonymous with pumpkins, when discussing pumpkins it’s important to impart the legend of how the jack o’lantern came to be.

Stingy Jack was a drunkard who was known to frequent various villages in Ireland. He was a nuisance with a reputation for being manipulative, deceptive, and general societal runoff.

Stories of Stingy Jack’s misdeeds were common talk of the townsfolk, to the point where Satan could not help but overhear a conversation or two in which Jack’s deviant behavior was the focus.

However, Satan was unconvinced that this Stingy Jack could really be as vile and manipulative as the legends would have it, and thus he decided to investigate and find out for himself if Stingy Jack really lived up to the name he was being given.

Stingy Jack, drunk and hobbling through the countryside one day came across a corpse lying on the cobblestone path he was traversing. Upon closer inspection, the corpse revealed itself to be none other than Satan himself.

Shock and woe overcame Stingy Jack, as he mournfully realized that if this is Satan, his time had come to an end and Satan was here to harvest his soul. He decided to make one final plea to Satan – take Stingy Jack to the local pub so that he could enjoy himself one last bit of ale before his trek into the Underworld.

Satan, feeling quite agreeable today, decided it was a reasonable request so he took Jack to the local pub so that he could enjoy one last drink.

A few drinks later at the pub, it was time to pay the tab. Stingy Jack managed to persuade Satan to pay by suggesting Satan turn himself into a silver coin. Satan, a little impressed by Jack’s assertiveness and the boldness of the request, did just that.

Jack then promptly stuck the silver coin into his pocket which contained a crucifix. Here, Satan found himself in a bit of a predicament – he was now trapped.

Unable to escape, he decided to bargain a deal with Stingy Jack: free him from his prison, and he would delay coming for Jack’s soul for ten years.

Stingy Jack agreed, and Satan was freed.

Like clockwork, ten years later Jack indeed ran into Satan again. He knew what this meant – his borrowed time was now up and this time his soul was sure to be harvested.

As Satan was making arraignments to take Jack’s soul, Jack came up with an idea – he would tell Satan he was hungry and request that Satan get him an apple from a nearby apple tree to satiate his hunger before his descent into the Underworld.

Unwittingly, Satan agreed. As he was climbing the apple tree to procure Jack’s apple, Jack quickly surrounded the tree with crucifixes. Again, Satan was trapped.

Wholly embarrassed, Satan decided to broker another deal with the wily Jack for his freedom. Jack agreed to free Satan, but only on the condition that he never tries to harvest Jack’s soul ever again. Satan had no choice but to agree.

However, another demon was coming for Stingy Jack’s soul – the demon of his rampant alcoholism. Jack eventually succumbed to his debilitating addiction as it took his life.

As his soul arrived at St. Peter’s Gate, his entrance into Heaven was curtailed. Not surprisingly, God let Stingy Jack know that because of the sinful, deceitful, alcohol-driven life Jack had led there was no place for Jack in heaven.

Barred from Heaven, Stingy Jack tried his luck at the Gates of Hell, but there was a problem – Satan had already agreed not to take Jack’s soul into Hell. Satan had no choice but to fulfill this obligation.

Stingy Jack was in a bit of a quandary; he could not enter Heaven or Hell. Thus he was stuck to traversing the Netherworld for eternity.

To warn others, Satan gave Jack an ember housed in a hollowed-out turnip to use to light his way throughout the netherworld, as well as warn others that Jack was a permanent citizen of the world between Heaven and Hell.

Stingy Jack eventually became known as Jack of the Lantern, and his tale explains how the Jack o’ Lantern came to be.


Oshun and the Magic of Pumpkins

Pumpkin’s capture the enchantment of the fall season, and are connected to the spirit world, mystery and magic. -- Pumpkin Magical Properties and Uses

Oshun is a Yoruban river goddess (orisha) of fertility, love, and wealth who is intricately connected to the magic of pumpkins. It is said she even keeps her magical tools and ingredients stored away in a pumpkin.

Pumpkins are sacred to Oshun, and the pumpkin fruit and its seeds are all considered children of Oshun. Therefore it is important not to consume pumpkin or pumpkin seeds when beseeching the help of Oshun as she finds this quite offensive.

There are certain magical spells and offerings, however, that you can employ that will garner Oshun’s attention according to your specific needs. Being as she is a river goddess, the river is where she would receive these offerings.

For instance, if you’re looking to conceive, take a whole pumpkin, smear it with honey and throw it into a river for Oshun’s blessing on your fertility efforts. When looking for wealth, throw a handful of pumpkin seeds into the river.

If you carve the name of the one you wish to love into a pumpkin and throw it into the river, Oshun will be more than happy to assist you with your courtship.


The Story of Oshun and the Pumpkin

Pumpkin’s capture the enchantment of the fall season, and are connected to the spirit world, mystery and magic. -- Pumpkin Magical Properties and Uses

Typical of Yoruba culture are patakis – myths or legends that explain how a Yoruba deity came to be closely associated with or favor a certain food. Oshun is no exception to this rule, and there exists a tale that explains her deep connection to pumpkins.

According to the mythology, Oshun had a calabaza (pumpkin) field that she cared for with much love and attention.

One of her pumpkins became big, plump, and beautiful, much to the jealousy of the other pumpkins. They saw fit to harass and insult this pumpkin until the abuse became too much to bear, and the beautiful pumpkin cried out to Oshun.

Oshun took pity on the pumpkin and brought it inside to sleep with her in her bed. This frustrated Oshun’s husband, Orunmila, who angrily threw the pumpkin onto the floor.

The pumpkin was furious at her treatment at the hands of Orunmila and sought her revenge the next day by stealing money from Orunmila that he desperately needed to pay his gatekeeper, Echu.

Echu wasn’t having it. He demanded Orunmila pay him or he would do whatever he needed to do to ruin Orunmila and Oshun’s marriage.

This enmity proved to be a fortuitous outcome for the pumpkin, and she proceeded to stoke the fires of animosity by supplying Echu with an ample amount of liquor to stimulate his malcontent but made him ensure he would not harm Oshun.

Echu, fueled by an alcohol-laden haze, cycled out of control as Orunmila’s fortunes, too, began to turn for the worse with the loss of his finances. The two eventually collided, as one day, a broke and destitute Orunmila returned home and tripped over a deeply inebriated Echu lying on his floor.

Orunmila confronted Echu, asking him why in the world he was laying drunk on Orunmila’s floor.

Echu, speaking through his drunken stupor, placed the blame on the pumpkin and told Orunmila to ask her.

So Orunmila went to Oshun and requested that Oshun interrogate her pumpkin and ask her in what ways she was responsible for Echu’s debilitated condition.

Oshun confronted the pumpkin with these inquiries. The pumpkin was unwilling to admit to the charges placed before her but eventually gave up that she did in fact steal money from Orunmila, but only to give the money to Oshun.

Oshun was unconvinced the pumpkin was telling the truth, and after a while of chasing her fleeing pumpkin around the house, she captured the pumpkin and sliced her open to discover what secrets the pumpkin had been keeping from her.

There within the pumpkin now split in twain were two gold coins she had stolen from Orunmila.

So, perhaps as a punishment or perhaps because there’s no good reason to let a good pumpkin go to waste, Oshun consumed the pumpkin. It is through this tale that Oshun came to be known as the Guardian of Money.


*FDA Disclaimer

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not render medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological problem, you should consult your appropriate health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Links on this website are provided only as an informational resource, and it should not be implied that we recommend, endorse or approve of any of the content at the linked sites, nor are we responsible for their availability, accuracy, or content.


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