Wall (Chinese constellation)

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Bì Xiù map

The Wall mansion (Chinese: 壁宿; pinyin: Bì 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
Wall Pegasus/Andromeda 2 Walls, the library
Thunderbolt 霹靂 Pisces 5 A thunderclap
Cloud and Rain 雲雨 Pisces 4 cloud and rain
Celestial Stable 天廄 Andromeda 3 Stable, or the people who manage stable
Sickle 鈇鑕 Cetus 5 The sickle for harvesting
Official for Earthworks and Buildings 土公 Pisces 2 Officials responsible for infrastructure and construction