Girl (Chinese constellation)

The Girl mansion (女宿, pinyin: Nǚ Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the northern mansions of the Black Tortoise.

Nǚ Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Girl Aquarius 4 Women's matters, women weaving, the turtle or snake basaltic
Twelve States[1] 十二國 Capricornus 16 Twelve states of Ancient China
Pearls on Ladies' Wear 離珠 Aquila/Aquarius 5 Women's social position and decorative beads
Rotten Gourd 敗瓜 Delphinus 5 Bad melon
Good Gourd 瓠瓜 Delphinus 5 One kind of green melon white
Celestial Ford[2] 天津 Cygnus 9 Galaxy's ferry, a bridge across the Milky Way
Xi Zhong 奚仲 Cygnus 4 Xi Zhong was the inventor of chariots who lived during the Xia Dynasty
Basket for Mulberry Leaves 扶筐 Draco 7 Mulberry leaf and equipment


  1. ^ The Twelve States refer to these ancient states in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period: Chu (楚), Dai (代), Han (韓), Jin (晉), Qi (齊), Qin (秦), Wei (魏), Yan (燕), Yue (越), Zhao (趙), Zheng (鄭), Zhou (周).
  2. ^ The Celestial Ford refers to these stars: Gamma Cygni, Delta Cygni, 30 Cygni, Alpha Cygni, Nu Cygni, Tau Cygni, Upsilon Cygni, Zeta Cygni and Epsilon Cygni. Gamma Cygni is known as 天津一 (Tiān Jīn yī, English: the First Star of the Celestial Ford.).