Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

January 2016 - Posts

~ 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
~ 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 # 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 INTERPRETATION This fortune is Read More
~ Stick # 46 ~For the sake of one child, the ruler's command Was the death of all children in his own city. But the orphan was hidden in a far-off state, And, when a man, earned revenge for his father.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is a risky time, 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 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 # 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 # 25 ~Emperor Ming slew his one true love, But a shaman took pity and eased his heart, With dreams of roaming upon the moon, His beloved mistress forever at his side.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you seem to have suffered a great loss at the 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 # 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 # 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 # 2 ~ The dead trees break into green once more; The woods are alive with buzzing life. The immortal peach tree gives forth its fruit, And all the lost find their way home. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION In this verse, winter turns Read More
~ Stick # 10 ~Disease afflicts all folk alike, No matter how upright their conduct. Even a faithful student of Confucius Became a leper and died alone.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAlthough your personal conduct is good, troubles may lie ahead. Your personal 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 # 17 ~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