Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

November 2011 - Posts

~ 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 INTERPRETATION Your prospects 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 INTERPRETATION 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 INTERPRETATION 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 INTERPRETATION The time is 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 INTERPRETATION This is a very promising fortune, 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 Read More
~ Stick # 42 ~ Earthly rulers bestow many blessings, Both honourable and without any shame. So have you been blessed by Heaven's favour, Making your life a Paradise on earth. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION You are extremely privileged 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 # 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 # 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 # 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
~ Stick # 3 ~The mother sparrow builds with clay against a storm, The traveler struggles against the driving rain, Her fledglings huddle inside the nest, But the clay melts and falls-all efforts futile.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour current precautions Read More
~ Stick # 29 ~Fish on my plate; flowers by my side. I enjoy the cool evening with a sip of fine wine. The tide is rising; the boat is moving. My heart is joyous; my spirit is high.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune depicts a man enjoying the pleasures 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 INTERPRETATION Your 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 # 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 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