Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

June 2012 - Posts

~ Stick # 15 ~ The hill walker faints from the heat of the sun, So Nature's curse will soon strike you down too. Like a bird driven by predators from its nest, You'll only find solace in the depths of the forest. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION 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 # 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 may 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 INTERPRETATION While your Read More
~ Stick # 44 ~Competing fiercely to become spring's queen, The garden flowers blossom to their full beauty. Who will win the golden crown of glory? Among them all, only the peony stands out.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour attempts to gain wealth and fame 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 INTERPRETATION Just Read More
~ Stick # 2 ~ The dead trees break into green once more; The woods are alive with buzzing life. The immortal peach tree gives forth its fruit, And all the lost find their way home. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION In this verse, winter turns 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 15 ~The hill walker faints from the heat of the sun, So Nature's curse will soon strike you down too. Like a bird driven by predators from its nest, You'll only find solace in the depths of the forest.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION As a bird seeks 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 INTERPRETATION This fortune depicts Read More
~ 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 INTERPRETATIONWhile a significant test Read More
~ Stick # 64 ~ Two good friends were in business together; The richer gave the poorer a larger share. Such virtue did not go unrewarded, and very soon Both became ministers under the great king. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Working together 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 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 INTERPRETATION A dramatic change is about Read More