Well (Chinese constellation)

The Well mansion (井宿, pinyin: Jǐng Xiù ; Japanese: chichiri-boshi) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.

Jǐng Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars
Well Gemini 8
Battle Axe Gemini 1
South River 南河 Canis Minor 3
North River 北河 Gemini 3
Celestial Wine Cup 天樽 Gemini 3
Five Feudal Kings 五諸侯 Gemini 5
Accumulated Water 積水 Auriga 1
Pile of Firewood 積薪 Gemini 1
Irrigation Official 水府 Orion 4
Water Level 水位 Canis Minor/Cancer 4
Four Channels 四瀆 Monoceros/Gemini 4
Market for Soldiers 軍市 Canis Major 6
Wild Cockerel 野雞 Canis Major 1
Grandfather 丈人 Columba 2
Son Columba 2
Grandson Columba 2
Palace Gate 闕丘 Monoceros 2
Celestial Wolf 天狼 Canis Major 1
Bow and Arrow 弧矢 Canis Major/Puppis 9
Old Man 老人 Carina 1