By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Human dignity is that silent something in us that keeps us from falling below the level where others look down on us to make light of our very existence. None of us exists who cannot sense to some degree the feeling that others hold for us. It may create in us a “show them” attitude that takes us through life more successfully, but it will more likely destroy our desire to be anything more than what is expected of us.

It is an appalling thing to see others impose their superiority upon the human dignity of those whose literacy may not be equal to their own. Only profound ignorance could convince anyone they have the right to see and idly judge another’s intelligence, or to insult the dignity of any human being. The little silent people who have not yet discovered within themselves the abilities they need to lift themselves, still have the right and dignity of being human. A small amount of respect and direction might start them on the road to better things, though it might be all uphill. At least if they know it is all uphill they may work harder and reach a place where they can look back at those with lofty ideas about themselves, standing forever stagnant, and feel more compassion than they could ever have felt.


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

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 12

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 12

“If you get troubled, go and sit by the river. The flowing water will take your troubles away.”


Sometimes we get mixed up and we don’t know what to do. Go to the river or creek. Take your sage and tobacco; sit and be still. Talk to the water, offer tobacco and the healing water will take your problems downstream. Give thanks.

Great Spirit, heal my mind today, let me see love.


September 12 – Daily Feast

September 12 – Daily Feast


If you are standing deep in trouble don’t talk disparagingly of things spiritual. Spirit is your hope. It is your wisdom and your healing, key to your money and your relationships. If you believe these things are not true – then you have the reason for your emptiness. “Prove me now”, the wisdom goes. Spiritual things are provable. There is wisdom that can be tapped and put to good use when it has made the right connections. Right connections are not just people but Spirit. Breakdowns occur without Him, breakthroughs happen with Him.

~ We want to keep peace; will you help us? ~


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



Your Daily Influences for September 12th

Your Daily Influences
September 12, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence

Charm Influence
Queen of Swords Reversed
Gossipy, dogmatic and unreliable. Dishonesty may be expected.
Uruz reversed may represent a time of discord in your life and a disassociation from your inner strengths. You may be in a rut—absent of goals or challenges. The power to change this lies within you. While opportunities may seem to be nonexistent, they are there and waiting for you to find them.
Solomons Seal
A mischieveous prank will not have its desired effect. The end result will impact this aspect and bring with it ill feelings.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

The Charka Levels for Sept. 12th

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.


Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Sept. 12 is The Phoenix

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today

The Phoenix

The mythical, endearing Phoenix has long been a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and coming full circle. Tired in both body and spirit the aged Phoenix combust into flames and from its ashes is reborn. The Phoenix does not indicate change so much as it does renewal and revitalization. It denotes the completion of a cycle and beginning anew.

As a daily card, The Phoenix suggest you are at a place where some aspects of your life have reached the end of a cycle. Your energies may be weakened from use and stretched over too many arenas to be as effective as they once were. As a result, now may be a good time for you to take a step back and allow yourself time to revitalize both your physical and spiritual self.

Today’s Runes for September 12th is Ehwaz

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Ehwaz is the rune of the eight-legged horse that the god Odin rode into battle. Horses are symbolic of a number of things. Firstly, horses may symbolize vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, planes, or boats. Secondly, horses may symbolize not wealth, but status. Thirdly, horses may symbolize motion towards an objective. As such, this rune suggests a journey or a quest to achieve a goal or improve one’s station in life. On a deeper level, the rune Ehwaz evokes the unique relationship of horse and rider as an inseparable team. To the modern eye this may be the relationship of master and underling, but to the Norse it was a total union. In fact, early representations of Odin are not of a man and a horse, but, of a centaur-like creature – the ultimate symbiosis of Man and Nature.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Sept. 12 is 30: Clinging Like Fire

30: Clinging Like Fire

Hexagram 30

General Meaning: Flames cling to their source of fuel in order to keep the fire burning. Likewise, in the human world, emotional attachment results from everything that radiates light or warmth is dependent upon something else. Through these dependencies we can see that all things are related, each thing to the other. Awareness of your own dependency on others is the key that unlocks the door to your true place in the world. No woman is an island.

Fire is also a symbol of liberation — sending out crackling molecules that fly away from home. Paradoxically, by clinging to what is balanced and true, we gain inner freedom.

Given perseverance on your part, this hexagram indicates success. In spite of challenges, cling to what is luminous in yourself, in others, and in life itself, never forsaking your belief in what is right. When events seem foreboding, or people seem oppressive, remember the good that has been and is yet to be. Holding to this idea is to cling to the power of the light and love within you.

Your Daily Number for Sept. 12th: 1

Exercise leadership today, and don’t hesitate to push your ideas and agenda forward. Others will look to you for direction. You’re also likely to meet someone new. Today is a day of progress if you don’t let fear get in the way.

Fast Facts

About the Number 1

Theme: Masculine, Creative, Independent, Aggressive
Astro Association: Mercury
Tarot Association: Magician

Today’s Tarot Card for Sept. 12 is The Devil

The Devil

This Tarot Deck: Hanson Roberts

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.

The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.

Daily Horoscopes for Monday, Sept. 12th

Today’s psychic Pisces Full Moon at 5:26 am EDT reactivates our intuition, reminding us that logic isn’t required now to reach an intelligent conclusion. But her opposition to the rational Virgo Sun brings us back to the importance of thought. We are capable of perceiving emotions but language is still necessary to communicate our experiences to anyone else. This conflict can be a catalyst for larger issues that will take much longer to resolve.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The Pisces Full Moon brightens your 12th House of Divinity, but you aren’t ready to go on a vision quest. Instead, fight off your fleeting flights of fancy and head off to your job where you can put your great ideas to practical use. Remember, the more information you can keep track of at work, the better it will be for you now. Fortunately, if you apply yourself diligently, you’ll have time for more spiritual pursuits later.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Today’s imaginative Pisces Full Moon is in your 11th House of Friends, Hopes and Wishes, luring you into social situations that allow you to feel safe enough to express your private thoughts and tentative plans about your future. Surround yourself with your best friends so you don’t have to worry about the practicality of your dreams in order to share them.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your current obsession with success is reflected in your intense dreams about your career. But it’s difficult to be realistic when the otherworldly Pisces Full Moon shines in your professional 10th House. Nevertheless, if you want to make progress today, use your common sense to navigate your course instead of relying on your intuition to find your way.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The watery Pisces Full Moon shimmers in your 9th House of Adventure, luring you to swim beyond your current boundaries. Rather than thinking of reasons why you shouldn’t take a risk, make this an exercise in writing your own ticket for a fantastic voyage. Just don’t plan too far ahead; even the most amazing journey begins with a few small, careful steps.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might be struggling as you try to figure out the easiest way to attain the level of intimacy you so intensely desire in a relationship now. You’re able to feel the energy, but don’t necessarily have a workable strategy to put it all together. Skip the details; just get the big picture embedded in your brain today. You can return to your plans later in the week to fill in more specifics.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may believe your logic is bulletproof and that you can talk your way through nearly any situation. However, if you encounter resistance today, don’t let on that you have all the facts because others might not be convinced. They are not interested in your careful analysis at this time; all they want to know is the bottom line.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Sun is hiding in your 12th House of Secrets, so you may want to share a long lost dream with someone special. If you can’t recall the details today, try sinking into your subconscious to recover them. Don’t expect a treasure map with directions to suddenly appear. The Full Moon is in your 6th House of Work, indicating that you’ll need to conduct a methodical search to find your truth.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You won’t need to go out of your way to make plans to have a good time as today’s imaginative Pisces Full Moon illuminates your 5th House of Fun and Games. Your positive attitude is so strong that you believe extra preparation won’t be necessary. Fortunately, this assumption works in your favor; you can make it up as you go. Just remember to watch the time or you could miss an important appointment later in the day.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may receive some notoriety today with the hardworking Virgo Sun shining in your 10th House of Public Recognition. But the Full Moon is in your 4th House of Home and Family, so you might try to avoid the spotlight now. Unfortunately, you could regret your actions if you sidestep any well-deserved acknowledgment, so do whatever is necessary to overcome your uncharacteristic shyness so you can put on a show that others won’t forget.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are very methodical as you develop a strategy for the months ahead. But the confusing Pisces Full Moon is in your noisy 3rd House of Immediate Environment, so you might not be effective today when attempting to put your plans into motion. Don’t promise more than you can deliver now, for whatever schedule you commit to will likely need modifying in a day or two when things quiet down.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may not be very careful with your money today, for the fuzzy Pisces Full Moon Pisces reflects the sunlight in your 2nd House of Personal Resources. You could be sloppy with your calculations or you might even start off with a wrong assumption. Naturally, it’s not wise to procrastinate if your finances need immediate attention. Focus on the necessary details and postpone the rest.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Today’s Full Moon falls in your compassionate sign, challenging you to be extremely clear as you establish necessary boundaries and limits. You might feel driven to rescue every wounded animal, plant or person you encounter now, yet this could derail your personal plans. Wanting to help anyone less fortunate than you is surely an admirable trait as long as you don’t take it too far.

Weekly Love Horoscopes for September 12th

The road to love grows wider this week with beautiful Venus’ entry into the relationship sign Libra on Wednesday. Yet it’s likely to be a bumpy ride when volatile Uranus opposes the romance planet on Saturday. Meeting unusual people and experimenting with unfamiliar forms of fun works best with an open mind and a friendly heart. However, holding on tightly to outmoded expectations will probably increase stress and reduce the chances for having fun.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Alluring Venus’ entry into gracious Libra and your 7th House of Partners brings more beauty to your personal life for the next few weeks. Take the time to create a romantic experience instead of trying to cram a date into a short break in your busy schedule. The Moon’s presence in easygoing Taurus for most of the weekend is more inviting when you operate at a leisurely pace, slow down to smell the flowers and appreciate the gift of the present moment.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon enters your earthy sign on Thursday afternoon, deepening your feelings until Sunday morning. Shake up your usual way of entertaining or switch up your normal look since flirty Venus’ opposition to innovative Uranus on Saturday makes the unexpected more intriguing. Taking the road less traveled may seem like the long way to reach your goals, but going the unconventional route now is a much surer highway to happiness.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may feel underappreciated during some of this weekend as the mood-setting Moon is hiding out in your ultra-private 12th House until Sunday morning. Staying out of the spotlight, though, doesn’t have to be lonely. Spending quiet time with one special person or kicking back on your own can give you time to sort out your thoughts and restore your energy before recovering your usual social spark. Save the socializing for Sunday when you feel ready to shine.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Being part of a group can bring new excitement to your social life this weekend. The Moon is traveling through your 11th House of Friends from Thursday until Sunday, inviting new connections when you’re part of a team. You may, however, encounter unreliable people on Saturday, so prepare to shift gears and change your plans quickly if needed. Flexibility brings opportunity while resistance leaves you out of the fun.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may feel pulled between having a wildly good time this weekend or sacrificing your fun to meet your responsibilities. The good news is that both activities are possible if you manage your time very carefully. There’s no need for extravagance to make a good impression; you can have a great emotional connection without any elaborate plans. In fact, keeping it simple might be the fastest way to someone’s heart now.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may want to stray far from your usual hangouts this weekend while the Moon highlights your 9th House of Travel from Thursday until Sunday, stirring up an itch for travel. Fortunately, you don’t have to leave town to tap into this adventurous spirit because there are unfamiliar places nearby that can fulfill this need for something exotic. Attending events involving foreign cultures is one good way to broaden your social horizons and possibly meet someone new.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Lovely Venus, your romantic ruling planet, enters your sign on Wednesday, which should make you even more charming and desirable than usual. Yet there’s a twist this weekend when Venus opposes radical Uranus and provokes some shocking behavior. Think of this as a time to experiment when you’re free to try something new. Taking risks in what you do and say may feel slightly dangerous, but the thrill makes it worthwhile.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon moves into your 7th House of Relationships on Thursday and will continue to warm up this partnership part of your chart until early Sunday morning. Normally, the Taurus Moon’s visit attracts down-to-earth people, but there’s a blip on the screen on Saturday that’s likely to spring some surprises. Staying light on your feet so you can adapt to unexpected shifts of plans or moods enables you to make quick adjustments when needed.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Moon’s presence in your 6th House of Work and Service this weekend can bog you down with details and obligations. Yet in the wee hours of Sunday morning a lunar transit into your 7th House of Partners gets you out of the penalty box and back into the game. Save your special moments for the second half of the weekend and you’re more than likely to share them with a lively companion.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Let your body and your basic (but kindest) instincts lead the way from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning, when the sensual Taurus Moon lights up your 5th House of Romance. This is an invitation to pleasure without a need to justify your desire for having a good time, and sharing your heart in a simple, straightforward manner. Joy comes without complications, if you will open up your heart and let it in.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You appear to be ready to break out your happy dance on Saturday when luscious Venus opposes your electrifying ruling planet Uranus. If you’ve been bored lately, it’s time for excitement now as you connect with someone new or do something that you’ve never done before. Spontaneity, though, is a double-edged sword since acting impulsively can lead to a relationship breakthrough or breakdown.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The Moon spends most of this weekend in your 3rd House of Communication, which is useful for talking to new people or addressing real issues in an ongoing relationship. You can find a calm, comfortable way of expressing yourself that is reassuring to others and helps you get the information you need without seeming pushy. Simplifying situations is an excellent way to resolve them more quickly.

New Moon Report for Sept. 12 – Full Moon in Pisces

Full Moon in Pisces

Monday, September 12, 2:27 am PDT, 5:27 am EDT

The sensitive and idealistic Pisces Full Moon’s opposition to the Sun in practical and particular Virgo is an encounter between feelings and facts. We may be emotionally overwhelmed by obligations or insecurities if the workload is too great or standards are ridiculously high. This lunation increases the potential for creative inspiration, spiritual breakthroughs and moments of awareness that allow us to leap over petty problems. A broader understanding of our higher purpose and acting with more compassion could make this a watershed event.

the daily humorscopes for monday, sept. 12th

the daily humorscope



Monday, September 12, 2011


Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Good day to go around “nudging” people.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You will overhear a whispered conversation, regarding how cute it is the way someone wiggles their tushy when they walk. You will have an uncomfortable feeling that they may be referring to you. This may make you a trifle self-conscious.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Nobody knows the trouble you’ve seen. Let’s just hope you can somehow keep it that way!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will finally come to understand what Mies Van der Rohe was talking about when he said “Less is more.” He was talking about his brother, Lester Van der Rohe, and was referring to a small weight-gain problem.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Someone named Tyrone is about to sell you a vacuum cleaner. There’s nothing much you can do about it, I’m afraid.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You will finally get the television exposure you’ve been wanting, by organizing a group of protesters to block the entrance to a physics lab, holding crudely-lettered signs saying “Down With Gravity!”.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Good day to put strange labels on your binders and file cabinets, such as “launch codes”, “who’s been naughty”, or “Snerge”. This will be quite effective in distracting visitors, so they will often forget what ever they were preparing to bother you about.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Excellent time to show the world that plaid and stripes do too mix. (Tip #12 of Arnold Pinknobble’s “How To Get Noticed”.)
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You will vow to always tell the truth, but it will backfire on you. Most people find that kind of behaviour highly suspicious, and more than a little deviant.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You will make some new friends today. One of them will be on some sort of “sacred quest”, which will make a good ice-breaker. (“So…what’s with the coconuts?”)
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Today you will discover a way to have your cake and eat it too! Unfortunately, everyone else will think that’s really disgusting.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You are about to get yourself into a bit of a jam. Strawberry, I think.