Girl (Chinese constellation)

Nǚ Xiù map

The Girl mansion (女宿, pinyin: Nǚ 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 starsRepresenting
Girl Aquarius 4Women's matters, women weaving, the turtle or snake basaltic
Twelve States[1] 十二國 Capricornus 16Twelve states of Ancient China
Pearls on Ladies' Wear 離珠 Aquila/Aquarius 5Women's social position and decorative beads
Rotten Gourd 敗瓜 Delphinus 5Bad melon
Good Gourd 瓠瓜 Delphinus 5One kind of green melon white
Celestial Ford 天津 Cygnus 9Galaxy's ferry, a bridge across the Milky Way
Xi Zhong 奚仲 Cygnus 4Xi Zhong was the inventor of chariots who lived during the Xia Dynasty
Basket for Mulberry Leaves 扶筐 Draco 7Mulberry leaf and equipment


  1. The Twelve States refer to these ancient states in the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period: Chu (楚), Dai (代), Han (韓), Jin (晉), Qi (齊), Qin (秦), Wei (魏), Yan (燕), Yue (越), Zhao (趙), Zheng (鄭), Zhou (周).
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