Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

August 2009 - Posts

~ Stick # 56 ~ The hidden dagger in water becomes a dragon, Soaring far into the sky over thousands of miles. A story like this can mean nothing but good. You will rise higher as the result of an ordeal. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION While Read More
~ Stick # 50 ~Fleeing a lord's wrath, the hero rushed to the river, where a friendly boatman ferried him over. The hero offered him his sword in thanks, but he refused, Placing friendship above any material reward.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you have Read More
~ Stick # 37 ~A great scholar knows the laws of Nature, Seeing that as you sow, so shall you also reap. There is no use praying to Heaven for your sins. You will only find redemption in righteous living.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWords are of no use without Read More
~ 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 # 39 ~The message has come from a far distant horizon. Its meaning is obscure -just worthless nonsense. You cannot turn a stone into a polished mirror; So do not waste your time, save your labour instead.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou are being 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 # 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 # 16 ~Though his stepmother slandered him to his father's face, The faithful son loved her despite all her faults. When her illness had brought her near the gate of death, He found her medicine and warmed her heart forever.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAny Read More
~ Stick # 22 ~The drunken poet wrote of wine and love. His Emperor, Ming, loved verse and song. When they were introduced, they found Mutual friendship in the balm of poetry.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is an excellent fortune, predicting great opportunities Read More
~ Stick # 60 ~As a blazing fire consumes the fuel around it, Spreading far and wide and sparing nothing, So a fearful death awaits every one of us. Neither rank nor riches can save us now.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAny problems that occur are soon likely Read More
~ Stick # 34 ~He was a great commander, but ugly and squat, And so found himself rejected by two mighty kings. But a high official saw his value, beneath his scars, Sought him through the night and won his aid.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONDo not judge by 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 INTERPRETATION While happiness Read More
~ Stick # 48 ~The humble partridge becomes the great roc; A freedom that no other bird can know. Higher and higher he soars into the sky, Leaving miles of clouds far below him.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONA dramatic change is about to occur in your life Read More
~ Stick # 14 ~The hermit delights in the rain on his roof, Beating its pattern against his woven thatch. He drinks himself to sleep among the apricots, And hates the wakeful chatter of the birds.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour prospects are good, but not Read More
~ Stick # 12 ~Fortune changes quickly, both good and ill. The bad times end, good luck will come again. Find the wise man living on the mountain, And his kind words will turn your life around.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou may be going through a brief Read More