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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.


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.).