Lì Mián Mián Zhōu Xíng Lí Hé Bāo Luò Zhū Tiān
the Astrological Calendar is continuous and unbroken with the carrying out
of the Partings and Meetings (Li He), Like a bundle wrapped within,
holding it as if it were a net of all the various things in the Heavens.
Yù Chāng Ān Zhèn Wŭ Fāng Chì Wén Miào Huà Shēng Yù Sān Shí Jiŭ
Piān Lì Yǐ
Like a precious Jade, at Chang An Garrison were found the [descriptions of]
the Five [Sacred] Places (Wu Fang),
In the 'Red-Character Writings' (Chi Wen) about the supernatural influences
of the Childbearing (Sheng Yu),
thirty-nine Chapters are available for immediate use
regarding the Way (Dao), how the Sovereign flows and evolves.
With Yin and Yang governing the the Myriad Marvellous Spirits,
and with their assimulation to have jurisdiction over
the crowds of demons and monsters,
they support the movements that regulate the Great Law (Da Fan),
and declare it so that it may be spread
Bā Yuán Liú Jīng Dèng Jǐng Tiān Huá
beyond the Eight Walls (Ba Yuan).
Circulating, the Essence (Jing) becomes clarified,
being like a Beautiful-Heaven Flower (Jing Tian Hua- the Red-Spotted Stonecrop).
Miǎo Miǎo Xuán Wēi Shàng Huáng Qì Hé Zhēn Jī Fēi Guāng Zǐ Qīng Yào Huī Míng
[Seemingly] Trifling (Miao Miao) but actually Profound and Abtuse (Xuan Wei).
The High Sovereign (Shang Huang) whose influences
are Harmonius and Genuine (He Zhen).
Like from a hidden device swiftly flies a ray of light from
the clear Purple Palace (Zi Qing) itself shining with Brilliance (Hui Ming).