Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

April 2013 - Posts

~ 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 INTERPRETATIONThis is a very promising fortune, but your fate ultimately 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 31 ~Two scholars went to the capital for examinations; One passed and stayed, one failed and returned Carrying a letter from his friend. He fell ill, But eventually- thank Heaven! - came home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou may be beset with worries Read More
~ Stick # 8 ~The turtle dove invades the home of the magpie, Leaving one a thief, one homeless, both discontent. When plants of different natures twist together, Nobody can possibly tell what they hide.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune suggests that, 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