Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

September 2011 - Posts

~ Stick # 63 ~Last time we sailed we lost our compass; Today we set forth to search for it again. Though the first compass was later found, It is no use now and all hope is drowned.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONMisfortune is very close, and your current efforts 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 # 41 ~In the moonlight the boat floated among the stars, Bringing together lovers that fate has set apart. For her love he became a distant planet. Nobody knows how much he has suffered.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONIt is time to look around for chances Read More
~ Stick # 4 ~The hero was stronger than two bulls. He could cross three rivers in one leap. But all his strength was of no use Against false claims by evil men.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should try to be content with what you have rather than overreaching Read More
~ Stick # 26 ~The shadows of flowers hang about the doorposts, And the moon reflects the traveler's weary face. A crane's mournful cry breaks the silent night, Urging the wanderer to hurry back to his home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhen you embark on Read More
~ Stick # 20 ~ ALL names in Heaven are unique, And even earthly things cannot be the same. Your future is set within the Book of Fate, Which never confuses praise and blame. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Although your fate is partially 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 # 30 ~ The best thing, I tell you, is not to aim too high. A flying stork will not see the fatal arrow. Gathering wood, you may uncover a snake, And you will regret forever its poisonous bite. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Be Read More
~ Stick # 53 ~The prince's court housed three thousand guests, Nobody could say which was the greatest. One of them complained of being ignored, Claiming his worth was above all others.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should contemplate carefully the ramifications Read More
~ Stick # 13 ~Grandfather Kiang fished all day, Though once a minister, he'd put such things away. But when the country needed him again, He ceased his fishing to ease the country's pain.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe time is not ripe for whatever plans Read More
~ Stick # 25 ~Emperor Ming slew his one true love, But a shaman took pity and eased his heart, With dreams of roaming upon the moon, His beloved mistress forever at his side.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you seem to have suffered a great loss at the Read More
~ Stick # 4 ~ The hero was stronger than two bulls. He could cross three rivers in one leap. But all his strength was of no use Against false claims by evil men. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION You should try to be content with what you 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 INTERPRETATION Although your personal conduct is good, troubles 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 # 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 # 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 INTERPRETATIONThe setting 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