Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

July 2012 - Posts

~ 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 INTERPRETATION 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 predetermined, your 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 # 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 # 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 INTERPRETATION 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 INTERPRETATIONWorking together with others is your 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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, and you should try Read More
~ 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 INTERPRETATION Misfortune is very close, 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 # 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 INTERPRETATION Your Read More