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
A sample of the Divination Slip Number 1
informations we usually see on a Divination Slip
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.
The poem says:
At the time the world began, all things were preordained.
favorable day brings each fruit ripeness.
This is not uncommon that
such a happy lot is drawn.
By loyal and upright, the king will
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.
Gǔrén: ZhōnglÍ chéngdào
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.
Good or bad augur
shàng (top) Good
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