The hermit delights in the rain on his roof, Beating its pattern against his woven thatch. He drinks himself to sleep among the apricots, And hates the wakeful chatter of the birds.
Your prospects are good, but not wonderful. Any chance of money will certainly be delayed for sometime, but you should think about other matters. Your family life will be much as normal, but also be cautious of what others may be saying about you. Any improvement in your life will likely be gradual and come with new problems. Though these difficulties may bother you, remember that nothing is perfect in this world.
The hermit is a strange person in Chinese legend. He often lives quite a raucous life, enjoying alcohol especially! Apricots are a symbol of long life. This poem uses the imagery of the hermit, alcohol, apricots, and a rude awakening to say that self-indulgence may be all right for a while, but if you really seek a long life you must wake up to the harsher realities surrounding you.