Vermilion Bird and White Tiger in Chinese Astrology — Lunar Mansions and Their Constellation Meanings

Surrounding Ecliptic and the Equator, The Twenty-eight Lunar Mansions are divided into four groups that lead by Four Mythical Symbols: Azure Dragon of the East, Black Tortoise of the North, White Tiger of the West, and Vermilion Bird of the South.  

 

Combined with Chinese Mythology and Yin-Yang and Five Elements Theory, every mansion is represented by an animal and guarded by a deity.

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Lunar Mansions in Vermilion Bird of the South

 

Stars that are divided into seven groups form a picture of a Vermilion Bird, the mythical animal guarding in the southern section in heaven that believed can guide deceased people's spirits to heaven.

Well Wood Pi-dog

 

The stars of this mansion formed a pic that looks like a well; therefore, they are in charge of water, food, and drink. 

 

People of this Well Wood Pi-dog Mansion are affectionate, humorous, honest, cheerful, active, and talented; sometimes might be lack adaptability. 

 

Many of them have strong self-esteem and dual-personalities, which made them emotional and unstable from time to time. But they are quite rational in love lives.

Painted Sculpture of Well Wood Pi-dog Deity of Yuan Dynasty (1271 — 1368) — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Ghost Gold Goat

 

This mansion located on top of Vermilion Bird's head and is in charge of sacrifice, death, and burial. 

 

People of Ghost Gold Goat Mansion are amiable, righteous, popular, independent, eloquent, straightforward, and outgoing. 

 

They would have many good opportunities in life; as long as they could stay rational and persistent, they could seize chances and achieve success. 

Painted Sculpture of Ghost Gold Goat Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Willow Earth Water-Deer

 

The stars of this mansion formed the beak of the Vermilion Bird, hence, they are in charge of food, storehouse, stove, and cooking appliances. 

 

People of Willow Earth Water-Deer Mansion are smart, talented, soft, pride; sometimes might be impulsive, irritable, self-centered, and stubborn. 

 

If they can stay discreet, and down-to-earth, their diligence would always pay back. 

Painted Sculpture of Willow Earth Water-Deer Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Star Solar Horse

 

This mansion is in charge of clothes, embroidery, and distinguished men. The representative star of the queen, the Regulus is located there.

 

People of Star Solar Horse Mansion are intelligent, diligent, unstable, pride, fortunate, sometimes have a strong sense of rebellious, and not quite good at socializing. 

 

They are freedom worshipers and are suitable for creative jobs. They are emotional sometimes, but usually quite sincere and loyal in love life. 

Painted Sculpture of Star Solar Horse Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Extended Net Lunar Deer

 

This mansion located in the part that connects Vermilion Bird's body and wings, and is the Temple of Heaven that stores valuable treasures.

 

People of Extended Net Lunar Deer Mansion are likable, resourceful, curious, endurance,  confident, competitive. 

 

They might be extremely fortunate or would encounter many ups and downs.

Painted Sculpture of Extended Net Lunar Deer Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Wings Fire Snake

 

Located on beautiful wings of Vermilion Bird, this mansion is in charge of music. 

 

People of Wings Fire Snake Mansion are artistic, undisputed, endurance, smart, straightforward, strict, and strong-willed; sometimes easy to offend others by words. 

 

They would be more fortunate to settle outside of their hometowns, or abroad. Besides, they are idealistic and rational in love lives; this contradiction sometimes may cause them to miss good opportunities.

Painted Sculpture of Wings Fire Snake Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Chariot Water Earthworm

 

This mansion is in the tail of Vermilion Bird and is the Chariot of Heaven that in charge of war and death. 

 

People of Chariot Water Earthworm Mansion are agile, adaptable, modest, soft, curious, insightful, low profile, and strong-willed.

 

They are suitable, and would be fortunate to settle outside of their hometowns or abroad, and are likely to achieve something big if they could be persistent. 

Painted Sculpture of Chariot Water Earthworm Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Lunar Mansions in White Tiger of the West

 

Stars that are divided into seven groups form a picture of a White Tiger, the mythical animal that is guarding the west section of heaven. 

 

Leg Wood Weasel

 

This mansion located in the legs of the White Tiger, and are in charge of the army and water conservancy. 

 

People of Leg Wood Weasel Mansion are fortunate, wealthy, honest, friendly, genuine, romantic, talented, sometimes stubborn. 

 

They may encounter setbacks in the middle-age period, but if they could be strong and persistent, avoid speculation and gamble, everything will be regained. 

Painted Sculpture of Leg Wood Weasel Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Bond Gold Dog

 

This is the place to raise livestock and store collections in heaven, and correspond to the prosperity of the whole nation.  

 

If the main stars of this mansion are bright and stable, it symbolizes people are living in peace and wealth; if they are gloomy, it indicates wars and unstable lives. 

 

People of Bond Gold Dog Mansion are energetic, smart, curious, efficient, diligent,  reliable, sometimes capricious. 

 

They may experience something unpleasant or difficult in childhood and early years, but as long as they are down to earth, they would be fortunate and settled since middle age. 

Painted Sculpture of Bond Gold Dog Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Stomach Earth Pheasant

 

This is the stomach of the White Tiger, and stars there are in charge of grain, warehouse, and hunting. 

 

People of Stomach Earth Pheasant Mansion are strong, unbending, competitive, ambitious; some of them might be irritable and extreme.

 

They are likely to experience many ups and downs in life; but if they could try and be caring, sensitive, and to build good relationships with others, they can get a stable, happy life.

Painted Sculpture of Stomach Earth Pheasant Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Hairy Head Solar Rooster

 

Located in the center of the White Tiger, this mansion is believed guard of the royal palace. Hence, emperors would hold sacrifice ceremonies to worship the Hairy Head Solar Rooster. 

 

People of Hairy Head Solar Rooster Mansion are kind, generous, eloquent, fortitude, thrifty, and talented. 

 

If they can conquer the weak points of their personalities, most of them could get a good life. 

Painted Sculpture of Hairy Head Solar Rooster Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Net Lunar Crow

 

This mansion corresponds to troops guarding on borders. Hence, it is an important mansion of the White Tiger section. 

 

People of Net Lunar Crow Mansion are modest, firm, idealistic, brave, wealthy; but sometimes might be overconfident, indecisive, and lack of adaptability. 

 

Because of their lack of persistence and sometimes over idealistic, they are possibly missing good opportunities sometimes; if they can overcome those shortcomings, they are likely to achieve success. 

Painted Sculpture of Net Lunar Crow Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Turtle Beak Fire Monkey

 

It is located in the position of White Tiger's mouth, and Stars of this mansion formed a pic that looks like a lip, hence, this mansion is in charge of eloquence and gourmet.

 

People of Turtle Beak Fire Monkey Mansion are discreet, talkative, polite, sometimes might overconfident or rebellious. 

 

Based on personality, people of this mansion might be super fortunate or adverse. Hence, sticking to moral standards and self-cultivation helps be successful and well. 

Painted Sculpture of Turtle Beak Fire Monkey Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

Three Water Ape

 

Three main stars of this mansion formed the chest of the White Tiger, and are in charge of the penalty and justice.  

 

People of the Three Water Ape Mansion are talented, trustworthy, calm, discreet, adventurous, impatient, sometimes impulsive, rebellious, and greedy. 

 

Their lives are full of challenges; if they can build good interpersonal relationships and take wise suggestions, they can obtain wealth and stability. 

Painted Sculpture of Three Water Ape Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province

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