Hairy Head

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Mǎo Xiù map

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.

This mansion corresponds to the Pleiades in English.

Asterisms[edit]

English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Hairy Head Taurus 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