Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

November 2008 - Posts

~ Stick # 11 ~The trees form a green curtain by the river. I sleep in their shade in summer, when the light is long, Watching the swallows take their playful path by, Among the gentle breezes and hanging trees.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONIf you concentrate Read More
~ Stick # 52 ~In the royal canal love poems floated on leaves, Written by a maid in service at the court. A scholar responded by the same means, And at last the leaves brought the lovers together.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile happiness awaits you, it Read More
~ Stick # 19 ~On the kitchen floor the kitten lies, Lazily warming herself in the afternoon sun. Graceful animals always bring good luck, And should be protected whenever possible.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is a very good fortune, and it predicts Read More
~ Stick # 27 ~Your plans are carefully constructed, But fear stops you from completing them. When the time is right, a noble patron Will help you establish a comfortable home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour life is like a peaceful and wealthy mansion defended Read More
~ Stick # 10 ~Disease afflicts all folk alike, No matter how upright their conduct. Even a faithful student of Confucius Became a leper and died alone.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAlthough your personal conduct is good, troubles may lie ahead. Your personal Read More
~ Stick # 9 ~Why bother with the pains of hate and greed? Just as the full moon lights up the traveler's path, So too can your conscience guide your life. Let your heart be like that moon: full, bright and clear.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe full moon Read More
~ Stick # 23 ~Health, fortune, fame - they are all illusion. Prosperity is only a game played by fools.The fruit of success tastes sour in the mouth. Soon you will mourn your dreams of worldly glory.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou are surrounded by illusions, Read More
~ Stick # 61 ~The oracle is ambiguous; who can read it? To some it means rebel and you will succeed.But the honest general read it otherwise, And found to his cost that this meaning was true.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour future teeters on a thin line Read More
~ Stick # 59 ~A simple maid was married to a noble lord, Her perfect beauty proved the ruin o' the king. Another, though ugly, tried to match her smile. But can the pheasant wear the phoenix's clothes?TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is generally a precarious Read More
~ Stick # 1 ~The Han dynasty began with the fall of a great city; Two generals strove to be the conqueror, One threw up walls around it, but the mightiest Could break them down to claim his throne.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONJust as the general in this Read More
~ Stick # 58 ~One state stood above the other six And sought to conquer the whole of the land. But one man united the six together, And resisted the aggression of the seventh.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is a very promising fortune, but your fate ultimately Read More
~ Stick # 21 ~Marriage is a blessed union indeed, When done in accordance with yin and yang. The dragon and the phoenix coil together, Uniting in a sweet dream of love.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune describes the harmony of the universe, with Read More
~ Stick # 59 ~A simple maid was married to a noble lord, Her perfect beauty proved the ruin o' the king. Another, though ugly, tried to match her smile. But can the pheasant wear the phoenix's clothes?TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is generally a precarious Read More
~ Stick # 62 ~Holding a piece of fine jade is a rare treat. It should be valued and loved as a worthy item. Only great wealth can buy such beauty; Great things deserve great honour, after all.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile your current goal (whether Read More
~ Stick # 7 ~Although he reached a great position, Wise Lu did not care for earthly things. He brewed instead the pills of heaven, Forging immortality in his earthly crucible.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is an extremely good fortune. Your position in Read More