Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

January 2013 - Posts

~ 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 Read More
~ Stick # 39 ~The message has come from a far distant horizon. Its meaning is obscure -just worthless nonsense. You cannot turn a stone into a polished mirror; So do not waste your time, save your labour instead.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou are being Read More
~ Stick # 40 ~The countryside was full of chaos and disorder, Before the new Emperor came with the Mandate of Heaven. A good ruler serves the whole country, both poor and rich, And brings peace, prosperity and good times for all.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAn 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 # 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
~ Stick # 9 ~Why bother with the pains of hate and greed? Just as the full moon lights up the traveler's path, So too can your conscience guide your life. Let your heart be like that moon: full, bright and clear.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe full moon 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 # 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 INTERPRETATIONTroubles lurk ahead, but you have 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 # 35 ~When Heaven chooses a man for greatness,It first makes him suffer terribly in body and soul. Happiness does not come to anyone easily. There is always a good reason for wealth or poverty.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAs this fortune says, you 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 9 ~Why bother with the pains of hate and greed? Just as the full moon lights up the traveler's path, So too can your conscience guide your life. Let your heart be like that moon: full, bright and clear.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe full moon Read More
~Stick # 35 ~When Heaven chooses a man for greatness,It first makes him suffer terribly in body and soul. Happiness does not come to anyone easily. There is always a good reason for wealth or poverty.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAs this fortune says, you Read More