The Hairy Head mansion (昴宿, pinyin: Mǎo Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the western mansions of the White Tiger.

Mǎo Xiù map

This mansion corresponds to the Pleiades in English.


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Hairy Head Taurus/Pleiades 7 The maned head
Celestial River 天河 Aries 1 River in the sky
Moon Taurus 1 Moon spirit
Yin Force 天陰 Aries/Taurus 5 Overcast sky force, or the shadows of north mountain, or that officials of the emperor which hunting together
Hay 芻蒿 Cetus 6 Hay and cattle food
Celestial Meadows 天苑 Cetus/Eridanus 16 Imperial family's ranch
Rolled Tongue 卷舌 Perseus 6 Shape of the curled tongue
Celestial Slander 天讒 Perseus 1 The tongue which said slanderous
Whetstone 礪石 Andromeda/Perseus/Taurus 4 Grindstone