I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

神數

“Shen Shu”, Spirit Numbers 73-96

Numbers
1-24
25-48
49-72
73-96
97-120
121-144
145-168
169-192
193-216
217-240
241-264
265-288
289-312
313-336
337-360
361-384

73 Catching the turtle

江海悠悠,
煙波下釣;
大鰲連獲,
歌笑中流。

Leisure on rivers and lakes
Fishing below the mist-covered water.
Your catch includes the giant turtle,
Songs and laughter in the middle of the current.

  悠悠 remote or leisurely

74 Two sides

欲濟末濟,
欲求強求,
心無一定,
一車兩頭。

Wanting to help but not helping,
Instead of desiring imposing it.
The heart is not certain,
One vehicle two ends.

75 Choice and dedication

一得一慮,
退後欲先;
路通大道,
心自安然。

A good idea - consider it well
Falling backward - keep going
A small path or the big Way
Your heart at peace.

76 The right mindset

難難難,
忽然平地起波瀾;
易易易,
談笑尋常終有望。

Difficult difficult difficult,
Suddenly from a level earth big waves rise up,
Easy easy easy,
Talking and laughing usually ends promising.

 

77 Song of the wind

心有餘,
力不足,
倚仗春風,
一歌一曲。

When the heart has plenty,
But the strength is not sufficient,
Then rely on the spring breeze,
A song, a melody.

  春風 spring breeze: happy smiles, pleasant atmosphere.
  This poem mentions the strategy of Zhuge Liang in a battle

78 Relaxing exercise

身不安,
心不安,
動靜兩三番,
終朝事必歡。

When the body is restless,
And the heart uneasy,
Move and pause both three times,
At the end of the day things will surely be happy.

79 Shadows on immortality

事了物未了,
人圓物未圓;
要知端的信,
日影上琅。

Affairs settled but in their core not yet,
People satisfied but in their core not yet,
You want to know what really to believe,
The sun casts shadows on the Láng.

  Láng: Jade-like stone; clean and white; lithophone. A legendary treasure tree with fruit granting immortality. Information here

80 Firewood

木向陽春發,
三陰又伏根;
樵夫不知道,
砍去作柴薪。

The tree turns to the yang which spring emits
Triple yin however hides in its roots
The woodcutter doesn't know
He chops firewood.

81 No mirror

一月缺,
一鏡缺,
不團圓,
無可說。

No moon,
No mirror.
No reunion,
Nothing worth saying.

82 A big future

車馬到臨,
旌旗隱隱月分明,
招安討叛,
永大前程。

Carriages and horses arrive,
Banners and flags in abundance and a bright moon,
Offer amnesty and enlistment to rebels
and deal militarily with traitors,
A never-ending big future.

83 Soaring up

我何宿,
我何宿;
海東河北成名錄,
一段神光直沖天瀆。

Where shall I stay overnight
Where shall I stay overnight;
East of the sea and North of the river famous names will be recorded,
One paragraph will be about a glorious spirit
Soaring up to heaven.

84 Possession needs protection.

金鱗入手,
得防還走;
若論周旋,
謹言緘口。

A golden scale came into your possession,
Now you have to prevent losing it.
It seems the theory of how to deal with it,
Is to talk cautiously or hold your tongue.

85 Peace in a glass

傾一盃,
展愁眉;
天地合,
好思為。

Empty a glass,
Relax your brows,
Heaven and Earth are in accord,
On account of good thoughts.

86 Ghosts

野鬼張弧射主人,
暗中一箭鬼魂驚;
忽然紅日沉江海,
難破空中事不明。

The wild demon stretches his bow to shoot the master,
In the dark the arrow startles the demons,
Suddenly a red sun sinks into the river,
The disaster reveals dark things in the air.

87 Flying dragon

福星照 吉宿
有日臨青天
真龍飛天現
下載到明庭。

Overnight the lucky star shines auspiciously,
The days of blue sky are approaching
A genuine flying dragon appears in heaven
And descends to the bright hall

  福星 The lucky star: Jupiter.
   青天 Blue sky, clean and upright official.
  龍飛 Flying dragon; ascend the throne.

88 No catch

獨釣寒潭,
中途興瀾;
水塞魚不餌,
空載月明還。

In solitude fishing in a cold pool,
Halfway great waves rise,
The water is cold and the fish don't bite,
The empty sky carries the still bright moon.

89 Engaging others

不歸一,
勞心力,
貴人旁,
宜借方。

You are on your own,
And there is hard mental and physical effort.
There are powerful people close by,
It is right to borrow their strength.

  借方 Borrow strength, ask or accept help.

90 Nature helps your journey

雲盡月當中,
光輝到處通;
路途逢水順,
千里快如風。

The clouds dissolve around the moon in the center,
The brillance spreads everywhere,
The journey comes upon water flowing in your direction,
Thousands of miles you go fast like the wind..

  快如風 Fast like the wind: the road runs smoothly.

 

91 Capturing the bad

劍戟列山林,
盜賊必來侵,
敗走擒搜定,
封侯蔭子孫。

Swords and halberts line up in the mountain forest,
Bandits must be coming,
They flee after defeat, capture and collect them,
You will be made feudal lord,
Which will be passed on to your children and grandchildren.

  蔭 yìn: confer privileges on sb.'s descendants in consideration of distinguished service.
  See also hex.64 line 4.

92 When the snake sleeps

岸闊水深舟易落,
路遙山險步難行;
蛇安自有通津日,
月上天空分外明。

The shore is far, the water deep
The boat can easily sink,
The road is long, the mountains difficult to walk.
In the season of shéān you can get through and across in a day,
The moon high in heaven is especially bright.

  蛇安 Shéān, snake quiet: when the snakes hibernate, which is around the time of the Double 9th festival.

93 Transformation

擬欲遷而未可遷,
隄防喜處惹勾連;
前途若得陰人引,
變化魚龍出大淵。

You plan to change but cannot change,
Your happiness is prevented because you have to deal with an offensive union.
In the future you seem to find a woman who attracts you,
Transformation like a Fish-dragon coming out of the deep abyss.

  魚龍 fish-dragon: ichthyosaur. More about fish-dragons

94 A golden scale

一人去,一人入,
清風明月兩相猜,
獲得金麟下釣臺。

One person leaves, one person enters,
A gentle breeze and a bright moon wary of each other,
You aquire a golden scale down at the shore fishing spot.

95 End of ancient securities

喜來隱悲
已遭大雨狂風吹
古木當槽
人人盡道不堅牢。

Happiness comes but hiding grief,
Already encountering heavy rain and gusts of a gale-force wind.
Ancient wood is regarded as fit for troughs.
Everyone is exhausted, dao is not firm and fast.

96 The orphan of Zhao

可以寄百里之命,
可以托六尺之孤,
鐘期既遇,
毋遲誤。
笑呼呼,
他鄉聚首,
各自樂康和。

You may stay in a place at a faraway destiny,
A small orphan boy may be entrusted to you,
The time of the meeting is approaching,
Don't arrive late!
Laughter hu-hu,
A gathering in a place not your home,
Everyone is happy, healthy and in harmony.

  六尺之孤 some; orphaned boys or girls under 6 years of age.
  This poem is about three opera's.