Root (Chinese constellation)

The Root mansion (氐宿, pinyin: Dī Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the eastern mansions of the Azure Dragon.

Dī Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Root Libra 4 Root in the sky, it means Azure Dragon's chest and the front foot
Celestial Milk 天乳 Serpens 1 Prince's mother, or the Yellow Emperor's wet nurse
Twinkling Indicator 招搖 Boötes 1 Hand-held contradicted enemy
Celestial Lance 梗河 Boötes 3 Spear or shield
Mattress of the Emperor 帝席 Boötes 3 The Emperor's banquet seats
Boats and Lake 亢池 Boötes/Virgo 4 The boat beside the pool
Battle Chariots 陣車 Lupus/Hydra 3 The chariots
Imperial Guards 騎官 Lupus/Centaurus 10 The imperial guard
Chariots and Cavalry 車騎 Lupus 3 The chariots and cavalry
Celestial Spokes 天輻 Libra 2 Officials of the vehicle management
Chariots and Cavalry General 騎陣將軍 Lupus 1 The general who responsible for chariots and cavalry