Emptiness (Chinese constellation)

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Xū Xiù map

The Emptiness mansion (simplified Chinese: 虚宿; traditional Chinese: 虛宿; pinyin: Xū Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the northern mansions of the Black Tortoise.


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Emptiness Aquarius/Equuleus 2 Empty ruins or the officials responsible for funeral
Deified Judge of Life 司命 Aquarius 2 Palm to punish the sin, or the ghost of God
Deified Judge of Rank 司祿 Aquarius/Pegasus 2 Palm to give the rank, or the God of life
Deified Judge of Disaster and Good Fortune 司危 Equuleus 2 Palm to forecast disaster and good fortune, or the God of peace
Deified Judge of Right and Wrong 司非 Equuleus 2 Right and wrong or a sin palm of God
Crying Aquarius/Capricornus 2 Crying
Weeping Aquarius 2 Low crying
Celestial Ramparts 天壘城 Aquarius/Capricornus 13 Fortifications in heaven
Decayed Mortar 腋臼 Piscis Austrinus/Grus 4 Rotten mortar fracture
Jade Ornament on Ladies' Wear 離瑜 Piscis Austrinus/Microscopium 3 Women's jacket and ball decoration