Fēi Líng Jiē Yuán Gāng
Flying swiftly, the Spirit (Ling) bears the fruit
of the First and Main Principle (Yuan Gang).
Shàng Kāi Guǎng Qíong Shì
[This thing is] superior for opening [up] the vast Fine-Jade Room.
Xià Bù Liú Jǐng Fáng
Below, spread out and drifting around,
is the Scene (Jing) of the Constellation.
Sān Yuán Xuán Dì Zuò
[From] Three Walls is suspended the Emperor's Constellation-Seat (Zuo).
Chì Wén Luó Wŭ Fāng
The Red-Character Writings (Chi Wen)
were collected from the Five [Sacred] Places (Wu Fang).
Nèi Chén Yù Jí Zhēn
Within is where is displayed the beautiful
Extreme Limit (Ji) of Truth (Zhen).
Bǎo Cǐ Dà Jīng Cháng
Preserved and protected are these major scriptures and principles.
Kōng Shēng Chán Dì Niŭ
In the emptiness of the Sky life is wound and wrapped,
to the Earth it is tied.
Míng Míng Dù Lóng Kāng
Obscurely measuring, the Dragon checks well-being.
Zhēn Wáng Yù Tiān Mǎ
The True Grand-Monarch drives a carriage
[pulled by several] Heavenly Horses (Tian Ma).
Bǎo Què Shū Dān Guāng
[And from the] Precious-Jade Palace,
stretches forth 'Cinnabar's Bright Ray'.
Tiān Yùn Qǐ Xuán Tú
Heaven's Motion [the producer of Fortune and Fate] is
[both] the explanation and beginning of the Xuan Tu
(the Black Drawing or Profound Plan).
Yù Dào Fā Jiā Xiáng
The Jade Path (Yu Dao) issues out [and promotes] Good Luck.
Yuán Jūn Chéng Huà Qì
The Primordial Sovereign (Yuan Jun) rides upon it,
taking advantage in its [ability to bring on]
Hua Qi (Activation of Vital Energy).
Shén Biàn Bù Kĕ Liáng
can not be [subjected to] amount or measurement.