Xī Fāng Bā Tiān
The Western Eight Heavens.
Shēn Huì Tŏu Mián
To consult the forbidden taboo words,
is like fitting [oneself] with soft silk floss,
Wèi Luó Dà Qiān
Luxuriant and colorful, the silk net is spread out on display.
In its great size is a thousand clever and subtle wonders.
Miào Yī Bǐng Zú
[Between] the Second Heavenly Stem (Yi) and the Third (Bing)
there is time consider the ultimate penalty
to be meted out to offenders.
Gān Dìng Lóu Xián
This is when one may be provoked into calmly deciding
to use a lasso of string to tie them up with,
Shū Qiān Mó Táng
thereby easily causing ruin to the demons in the main room.
Yì Biàn Kūn Xuán
Leisurely changing through the Earth (Kun),
with its dark signed Profound Power (Xuan).
Wén Dìng Liŭ Qí
This writing is done in characters that are calm and stable.
Surely, with everything so uniform,
Shàng Gāng Sī Yuán
its [content] rises, strong and indomitable in its prime.
Tú Líng Bì Jì
The Drawing (Tu) with its energy divine and silent.
Bù Dān Níng Xuān
From the headquarters where the Cinnabar Congeals (Dan Ning),
an announcement is made.
Luè Yào Jǐ Chéng
It is a brief outline that asks that
complete discipline be submitted to,
Lìng Shāng Zì Quán
and during the time of the decree,
one is to enter into discussions about oneself with entirety.