Heart (Chinese constellation)

The Heart mansion (Chinese: 心宿; pinyin: Xīn Xiù; also called 商宿; Shāng Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the eastern mansions of the Azure Dragon. Its prominent figure is the star Alpha Scorpii.[1]

Xīn Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Heart Scorpius 3 Azure Dragon's heart
Group of Soldiers 積卒 Lupus 2 Military


  1. ^ Marshall, S. J. (2002). The Mandate of Heaven: Hidden History in the I Ching. Columbia University Press. pp. 178, 210. ISBN 978-0-231-12299-3.