You plan and desire to change but cannot change
You are on guard against the happiness leading to the trouble of a union
In the future you seem to find a woman who attracts you
Transformation like a fish-dragon coming out of the deep abyss
Carp can be transformations of dragons, or carp can sometimes change into dragons. According to tradition, a carp that could leap the falls of the Yellow River at the Dragon Gate, would be transformed into a dragon.
This motif symbolizes success in the civil service examinations.
But in this verse something very different happens. The 'fish' of a boy changes into the 'dragon' of a grown man. There is a painting of Guanyin holding a fish basket. This imagery is sometimes considered to have a sexual connotation.