Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

March 2015 - Posts

~ 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 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 INTERPRETATIONThe setting 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 # 6 ~Live in the wilderness with only the ravens as friends, Know yourself and do not envy others' wealth. Everybody's capable of finding their own bread, But nobody gets to see the whole world.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should try to live Read More
~ Stick # 54 ~ Reflections in rippling water, Are constantly shifting, never the same. In fate, though, everything is set, And no advice can help the outcome. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Like a reflection in water, your safety is 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 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 # 5 ~A gale tore apart the garden's flowers, Leaving only broken plants in every bed. Kind folk took pity upon the shattered lawn, Planting new seeds for its rebirth.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBe cautious in your plans because they can easily Read More
~ Stick # 36 ~You are ill and caught up in problems, but be calm. Many benefits and riches are waiting for you still.A clever monkey can loose himself from a golden chain, And roam about freely in his mountain home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONLike the 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 # 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 # 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 INTERPRETATIONBe content with your lot, 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 INTERPRETATION Read More
~ Stick # 55 ~The Chief Minister was the wisest of all men. Loved by good people; feared by the unjust.He promoted honesty throughout the land And advised the people to attend to their farms.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONTry to attend to your own home rather Read More
~ Stick # 33 ~You do not see the valuables within your grasp, So you turn around and around in a vain search. Relax and wait for the arrival of another, For they can tell you where the treasure is hidden.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBetter prospects are 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 # 60 ~As a blazing fire consumes the fuel around it, Spreading far and wide and sparing nothing, So a fearful death awaits every one of us. Neither rank nor riches can save us now.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAny problems that occur are soon likely Read More
~ Stick # 41 ~ In the moonlight the boat floated among the stars, Bringing together lovers that fate has set apart. For her love he became a distant planet. Nobody knows how much he has suffered. TRADITIONAL Read More