217 The deer
There was a man,
He caught a deer,
He arranged a reunion,
He tethered it outside the door.
鹿 Deer: symbol of fame or riches
218 Too late
You proceed without benefit,
Flowers open again in autumn;
Severe cold will eventually arrive,
You fall behind and nothing will remain.
219 Life can be magic
The crescent moon as fishing hook,
The gentle breeze as line.
Raise the net from the mist covered water,
Beautiful fish, easy on the eyes.
First close and lock up carefully,
On guard for small matters;
Not being aware of small matters,
Following the old routine becomes a big disaster.
221 A dream in spring
Swallows are softly chirping and the Oriole is wailing,
Flowers bloom all over the courtyard;
Leaning on the fence in spring you doze,
Without any word of desire or any look of distress.
222 Work now for later
Working with your brain on and on,
Working with your brain achieves success;
A cool breeze lends you power,
Happiness and laughter in your future.
223 Meagre willow catkins
Progress is wavering for the time being,
A spring breeze blows through the willow catkins.
The traveler at the water's edge is tired,
Resting his head on the riverbank with a worried mind.
224 Smile wide
The jade is in the end still dull,
How can one not have many small regrets;
Ultimately there is no blame,
225 Escape and return
With drooping wings flying to a distant sky,
Only because you shrink from performing.
Just by way of the intention to be thrifty,
Still another spring all over the garden.
天 sky or heaven or day.
行 Perform, move, travel, line of business.
226 Flying skyhigh.
Welcome news arrives,
Opening a smile on the face,
Soaring swiftly upwards in one fell swoop,
High in the sky splitting open the clouds.
披 split open; drape over one's shoulders.
227 In a bad spot
The green felt rug is impractical, conservative and worn,
A nest high in the branches in the growing winds.
Nothing brings a moment of happiness,
Still not certain that this looks terrible.
生風Growing winds: making trouble.
228 Birds of mojo
Don't call thistles and thorns evil,
In the end it makes Luan and Feng sorrowful;
At present do what you should do,
Of what use is premature hesitation.
鸞鳳 Luan and Feng, couple of phoenix-like mythical birds; husband and wife; distinguished talents; handsome; gallant.
229 Thousand silk banners
Above and below are in harmony,
Clouds like thousand silk banners,
The moon's single disk.
Jade comes from Kunlun's rocks,
Boats leave from ancient ferry jetties.
Business and storage are finally promising,
You use your humble home without embarrassement.
行藏 move and store; conduct.
231 A tight heart
At present it is difficult to relax,
There is a guest coming very gently
In a golden chariot, although experiencing danger.
Finally the tense heart gets support.
徐徐 very gently; relaxed and dignified.
歷險 experiencing adventures; having a narrow escape.
232 Steady on
Things go very slowly,
233 A clear mirror
Afraid and in agonies of worry,
All of it in front of your eyes,
It is as if in a clear mirror,
Fictitious rumors are disclosed.
234 When the night is dark
The moon hides behind the clouds,
Confused and lost on the road,
The clouds disperse the moon is bright,
Gradual progress is good.
235 Timely help
A greeting on the road,
Not the slightest disturbance.
Timely and in a clever state of mind,
You rely on the help of valuable people.
風波 Wind and waves, disturbances.
236 The legendary turtle
You look over the depths and cast the fishing rod,
It is completely clear with a just a bit of mist,
You catch Áo, the huge legendary turtle.
No need to have misgivings.
The tortoise is a symbol of long life, both turtle and tortoise of wisdom and peace. The turtle brought Yu the magic LoShu square.
237 Clouds disperse
Lacking a center one should have honesty,
The weight on one's heart in addition turns into distress.
Clouds disperse and the moon is big and round,
You sail fast over a long distance.
千里 a thousand li, a long distance or a vast expanse.
238 Snake and rabbit
Good fortune born with credence to the natural world.
The master journeys far with continuous blessing;
Honor and rank will be achieved aided by gods and spirits.
Snake and rabbit happen to meet and fix vicissitudes.
造化 Heaven, mother nature, good fortune.
239 An invincible might
A fiery battle with an invincible might.
A crowd of demons perishes,
And again one has to eliminate the threatening spirits.
It is good to keep firmly in mind to do one's utmost,
Not being durable incurs for a long time failing and falling.
For Dao the heart must be firm
A firm heart surely achieves Dao
Complete a grand meritorious work, retire early,
Build a straw hut, work on a true personality.
One day you ascend to the list of eminent literary scholars.
飛升 rise, fly up; become an immortal.
仙班 literary scholars or famed immortals.