Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

August 2015 - Posts

~ 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 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 # 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 # 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 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 # 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 # 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 # 12 ~ Fortune changes quickly, both good and ill. The bad times end, good luck will come again. Find the wise man living on the mountain, And his kind words will turn your life around. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION You may 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 # 38 ~Free from his day's work, the poet sailed leisurely home. Though not spacious, his little cottage always served him well. He would write poems or drink wine by the south window, Or go for a lazy stroll, enjoying the beauty of the mountains.TRADITIONAL 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 # 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 # 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 # 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, 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 Read More
~ Stick # 42 ~Earthly rulers bestow many blessings, Both honourable and without any shame. So have you been blessed by Heaven's favour, Making your life a Paradise on earth.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou are extremely privileged to receive the favor Read More
~ Stick #21 ~Marriage is a blessed union indeed, When done in accordance with yin and yang. The dragon and the phoenix coil together, Uniting in a sweet dream of love.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune describes the harmony of the universe, Read More