Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

June 2010 - Posts

~ Stick # 47 ~The envoy traveled hard over a thousand miles To claim a province for his master from another. The king said nothing, but tears streaked his face, Knowing he was too weak to save the province.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Events will take a Read More
~ Stick # 32 ~He endured the bleak north for nineteen years, His captured banner trailing upon the distant sands. Snow was his only food; his heart was full of woe, And his only companions the sheep he tended.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune refers Read More
~ Stick # 51 ~During the long, long summer dog days Everybody is tortured by the burning sun. But now a calm and soothing breeze has arisen, The will of Heaven that eases human souls.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION At the moment, everything may seem overwhelming Read More
~ Stick # 43 ~ The prince went to a great banquet, Fearing traitors' knives at any moment. Abandoning pride, he sneaked away, Saving himself to assume the throne. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Discretion is often the better part of valor, Read More
~ Stick # 38 ~Free from his day's work, the poet sailed leisurely home. Though not spacious, his little cottage always served him well. He would write poems or drink wine by the south window, Or go for a lazy stroll, enjoying the beauty of the mountains.TRADITIONAL 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 # 24 ~ Life is broken by meaningless quarrels, Like fallen blossoms drifting over the ocean. You will never find grace behaving like a fool. All that can leave you is a heap of troubles. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Troubles 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 # 47 ~ The envoy traveled hard over a thousand miles To claim a province for his master from another. The king said nothing, but tears streaked his face, Knowing he was too weak to save the province. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Read More
~ Stick # 45 ~The meek will overcome the violent; The kind-hearted will receive infinite rewards. Their deeds of kindness bestow to such great merit, That heavenly ambrosia will quench their thirst.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour best chance to gain the Read More
~ Stick # 55 ~The Chief Minister was the wisest of all men. Loved by good people; feared by the unjust.He promoted honesty throughout the land And advised the people to attend to their farms.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONTry to attend to your own home rather Read More
~ Stick # 18 ~ Far off the raven falls and the rabbit rises, So things have been since the start of time. Believe in Buddha and the Tao and you will find wisdom, Whether you are scholar or peasant, worker or merchant. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION 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 # 57 ~Close your ears to rumour and scandal; Your lot is a harvest of food and fine clothes. Put all sorrow and woe out of your mind, Place your trust in me and joy will be yours.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune is like a mother's lullaby 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
~ 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 # 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