By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Do you remember the interesting story of the lion and the mouse in Aesop’s Fables? The lion could have crushed the mouse but was merciful and let it go free. A year later the lion became entangled and the mouse nibbled its way through the net to set the lion free.

It is a dangerous thing to wade through other people’s feelings, burning our bridges and believing we will never need them again. The saddest persons on earth must be those who find they have tried to destroy the only one who can help them.

The smallest and seemingly most insignificant has a purpose in this world, and it isn’t for us to judge what that purpose is. We have enough to do in finding our own.

As in the fable, we must remember, “Few are so small or weak, I guess….but may assist us in distress….nor shall we ever….if we’re wise…..the meanest of the least despise.”


Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 1

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 1

“Everyone has a song. God gives us each a song. That’s how we know who we are. Our song tells us who we are.”

–Charlie Knight, UTE

As we start to walk the Red Road and as we develop ourselves as Warriors, a song will come to us. This song is given to each of us from the Great Spirit. Whenever we sing this song, we will receive courage and strength not only for ourselves but if we sing this song for others, it will also help them. The song will give us power and make us feel really good. The song will make us see life in a sacred way. If you don’t have your song yet, ask the Creator in prayer if He will give you your song. With the song comes a responsibility – the responsibility to act and conduct oneself as a Warrior according to your song.

Oh my Creator, let me live my song. Let my song honor Your way of life. Let me sing my song each day. At the end of today, let my song tell people who I am. I am a beautiful child of the Creator.


September 1 – Daily Feast

September 1 – Daily Feast


So’ nali

Dulu stinee’

By John Newton

Ooh nay thia and,
Hee oo way gee’
E gah gwoo yah hay ee.
Naw gwoo Joe sah,
We you low say
E gah gwoo yah ho nah.

September 1 – Daily Feast

Our pride can rob us of the help we need – and the other person of the chance to do a good deed. Why is it so hard to accept help without feeling something very close to anger? Is it because we think we have not done as well as the other person or do we feel too great for self-sufficiency? When we need help we have not fallen short. If we have done everything we can to help ourselves then we should consider it the other person’s time to give. If we are made to feel awkward for needing help, we can remember the feeling when it comes our time to help out. Pride is an admission of weakness and gratitude is a sign of strength. We can receive graciously and we can give the same way.

~ We should not despair of once more enjoying the blessings of peace in our new homes. ~


‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler


Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Sept.1st is 3: Difficulty at the Beginning

3: Difficulty at the Beginning

Hexagram 3

General Meaning: Difficulty at the beginning. The birth of anything new – including any new venture or relationship — is an entry into the realm of the unknown. Strange new feelings can seem to be rushing upon you, and confusion can easily take over. But even chaos is full of potential if you harness it properly. Don’t rush things. Do not let events overwhelm you. Stay calm and persevering, but do take the first step. And get whatever help you can.

Challenges lie ahead. Now is a time to gather your strength and find courage. Like a newborn fawn, the opportunity for rapid development is real, but only by being determined can the fawn rise to its feet and survive to grow to full stature. Keep going despite difficulties and you will manifest the success you desire. One primary challenge is maintaining personal clarity. Avoid lunging at seemingly perfect solutions; wait until a good practical course of action becomes clear. Do not start a new venture before thinking it through. A careless step in the beginning can easily cause events to spin out of control later. Enlist the aid of experienced people.

Today’s Runes for Sept. 1st is Nyd

Today’s Runes

Gold Runes are most commonly used for questions about business, career, and property. Nyd represents many things, most of them unpleasant – heed it well. Constraint, delay, loss, need, and sorrow are all frequently seen in this rune. Nyd speaks most strongly of pause, the hallmark of the both the timid and the patient, and is often interpreted as foretelling a delay in the effect of other runes that it accompanies. Fortunately, even where there is misery and danger there are valuable lessons to be learned – the trick is to learn them before you are overtaken by despair.

Today’s Tarot Card for Sept. 1st is The Empress

The Empress

This Tarot Deck: Crowley

General Meaning: Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.

In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.

This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, Sept. 1st

Even with the Moon in peaceful Libra this morning, we’re easily agitated and can feel that change is in the air. It’s as if we know that a storm is already on the way, even if there are no clouds on the horizon. However, the emotional weather starts to shift and the intensity builds when the Moon swims into passionate Scorpio at 2:47 pm EDT. Although we might be inclined to hold onto our current feelings, it’s wiser to release them and move on.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are eager to begin something new, yet you don’t always finish everything you start. You’re tired of all the running around, especially if you haven’t accomplished as much as you expected. You may not want to wait another day or two in order to take charge of your own life again. But you can’t rush events that are out of your control, so patience is in order.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You are smart to get your job done early in the day, for you might be less inclined to work hard and be productive later in the afternoon and evening. However, if you do fall behind, don’t worry. You’re bound to get back in the groove over the next couple of days by reclaiming your center and planting your feet firmly back on the ground.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your sense of urgency isn’t the best indicator of timing today, especially if you fear that you’re near the end of a road. Your tendency is to start something different now in order to revitalize your life with an exciting project. However, you’re much better off waiting until some stability returns before adding anything new to the mix. In the meantime, slow down and tie up as many loose ends as you can.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be quite upbeat today, for you can tell that there are big changes ahead. Sometimes you prefer to retreat when things get hectic, but now you are eager to engage the energy head-on. You might realize that you’ve taken on more than you can manage, making these next few days intense. But one thing is certain: this could be your chance to feel the full passion of life.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are able to hold steady in the midst of big changes, and you’re running through your possible strategies today in anticipation of what’s coming. You don’t mind dealing with the intensity of your feelings or with those of others, but there could be a severe learning curve ahead. Withdrawing your energy from social activities in the community and refocusing at home may be all that’s needed to rebalance your life.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Don’t let any distractions hook you today or you’ll quickly be pulled off course. You’re all fired up and feel as if you are on a mission, so you may appear even more driven than usual. Be engaged, but cool your emotions with sound logic. On the other hand, don’t spend too much time justifying all your actions or you could fall behind and lose your opportunity to make something awesome happen.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may try to hold on to your neutrality but something has to give now. You know that it’s time to make your move when the Moon enters incisive Scorpio today. Fortunately, ambiguity quickly becomes a thing of the past; you know exactly where you stand and there’s no question about where you are going. Others are wise to take their cues from you or just get out of your way.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon’s monthly return to your sign isn’t always an easy process because you feel even more strongly than usual, which can be rather overwhelming to those close to you. But it probably takes more effort to hide your feelings now than to express them. However, it can be an emotionally charged day if your secrets are revealed. Luckily, intimacy is within reach if you are willing to demonstrate your vulnerability.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are usually a straight shooter with your emotions, yet you don’t necessarily like to dwell on them. You prefer to let your actions speak for you, but now you might actually have something to hide. Luckily, keeping your feelings to yourself is easy today with the Moon’s presence in your private 12th House. If you want to take the focus off of your inner process, there’s a lot to discuss about all the developments at work.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s possible to delay a necessary confrontation for a day or two now, but it’s not advisable. Your emotions could trigger a meltdown if you don’t face them sooner than later. It might seem as if you are hitting the proverbial wall today, but this could be a projection of your inner turmoil. When you stop trying to control all of the changes, your stress may dissipate on its own.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You want to take care of everyone at work today, but you might have to set aside your own feelings in the process. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for your unexpressed negativity to turn into anger or resentment, which doesn’t help you get along with anyone. Nevertheless, latching onto a ray of hope can be enough to encourage you not to lose confidence. Focusing your attention on the possibilities will keep you in a positive frame of mind.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may be energetically reserved today, even if your hopes are still pinned to a shooting star that’s on its way upward. However, your intensity can be disproportionately dramatic when you finally tell your story. But be careful; everything doesn’t need to come out in the open now. It’s an emotional process and if you do it gradually, it will be easier on everyone involved.

the daily humorscopes for thursday, sept. 1st

the daily humorscope 

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Excellent day for standing barefoot on the lawn and wiggling your toes. Under no circumstance should you stand barefoot on the lawn and wiggle your nose. It simply isn’t done.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Today you will be struck by an odd thought. It will do little actual damage, fortunately.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You will discover that your manager was frequently taunted with a rubber chicken during his formative years. This will go a long ways towards explaining some of the things you’d been wondering about.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Not a good time to discuss sauerkraut. At least not if you value your friendships, and your sanity.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
It will occur to you that there may be something behind the heroic and daring exploits of people in commercials for snack foods. You are absolutely right – in fact, snack foods can be dangerous if over-indulged in. I once wrestled a giant anaconda after downing a bag of Ranch flavored potato chips and a Hostess HoHo.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You’ve got to learn to slow down. You’re driving yourself and everyone around you crazy. Just pretend that your life is a Prince Valiant comic strip.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You are being followed by fierce warriers of the Nez Perce tribe. You know – those guys with the little frameless glasses on the chains around their necks? Not surprisingly, many of the Nez Perce became fierce librarians.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Despite your best efforts, you will be unable to get your book published. But all you really need to do is change the title! “A Comparative Study of Invertebrate Parasites” is not likely to be published. But “A Bucket Full Of Leeches”? Now that’s another story.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Another day of social convention defiance, today. You’ll refuse to wear clothes in the “normal” fashion (if at all), and you’ll begin all your business correspondence: “My Darling Snookums:”.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You might consider picking up some holy water and a few stout wooden stakes. They’ll come in handy soon, although I’m not sure how.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
You may lose sight of what is truly important to you, if you’re not careful. In other words, it not whether you win or lose, it’s whether you end up with your leg in a cast for 3 months.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Remember: you can’t tell your boss to get lost. You can, however, give him the wrong directions.