Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

February 2016 - Posts

~ 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 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 34 ~He was a great commander, but ugly and squat, And so found himself rejected by two mighty kings. But a high official saw his value, beneath his scars, Sought him through the night and won his aid.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONDo not judge 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 # 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 # 26 ~The shadows of flowers hang about the doorposts, And the moon reflects the traveler's weary face. A crane's mournful cry breaks the silent night, Urging the wanderer to hurry back to his home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhen you embark on 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
~ Stick # 59 ~ A simple maid was married to a noble lord, Her perfect beauty proved the ruin o' the king. Another, though ugly, tried to match her smile. But can the pheasant wear the phoenix's clothes? TRADITIONAL Read More