Divination Slip of the Guan Yin Oracle

About the 100 Divination Slips and their Interpretation


Divination Slip of the Guan Yin Oracle Fortune Telling
from the Guan Yin's Book of Divination

(En français)


Guan Yin Oracle Fortune Telling

A sample of the Divination Slip Number 1
and the informations we usually see on a Divination Slip

The "Number".

This method of fortune telling involves shaking a box full of bamboo sticks numbered 1 to 100 in such a manner that just one number would mysteriously jump out of the box. This number would then be your fortune and an interpreter would read it to you from his book. Here the computer shakes the box for you, and presents the text of your fortune on the screen.

The "Verse" or the poem

The lot poem in 4 lines of 7 characters or 28 Chinese characters. It is very difficult to translate a Chinese poem into another language, so the translation is usually different from one translator to another.

诗曰:shī yuē
开天辟地作良缘,
吉日良时万物全,
若得此签非小可,
人行忠正帝王宣。

The poem says:
At the time the world began, all things were preordained.
A favorable day brings each fruit ripeness.
This is not uncommon that such a happy lot is drawn.
By loyal and upright, the king will proclaim.

The "Story"

There is one or up to three stories related to each lot. Those stories are well known by the Chinese scholars. They help to the interpretation of the poem.

【古人】钟离成道
Gǔrn: Zhōngl chngdo
The ancients: Han Zhong Li achieved the Way (the Tao)

The "Global" mood

Here you have a global interpretation of the lot. On this website the global augur of each lot is Good, Average or Bad.

吉凶
Jxiōng
Good or bad augur

shàng (top) Good

zhōng (middle) Average

xià (down) Bad



About Divination Slip page 2

Choose your Lot
Click on a number to see its meaning

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
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