Vermilion Bird and White Tiger in Chinese Astrology — Lunar Mansions and Their Constellation Meanings
In Chinese Astrology, surrounding Ecliptic and the Equator, The Twenty-eight Lunar Mansions are divided into four groups led by Four Symbols: Azure Dragon of the East, Black Tortoise of the North, White Tiger of the West, and Vermilion Bird of the South.
Lunar Mansions in Vermilion Bird of the South
Stars divided into seven groups form a picture of a Vermilion Bird, the mythical animal guarding the southern section of heaven and believed to guide deceased people's spirits to heaven.
Constellations of the Vermilion Bird of the South, Picture from Xu Gang
Well Constellation or Well Wood An
Well Constellation's stars formed a picture that looks like a well; therefore, they are in charge of water, food, and drink.
An, also called Pi-Dog, is a type of aggressive wild dog that was once renowned as one of the best guardians.
People of this Well Wood An Mansion are affectionate, humorous, honest, cheerful, active, and talented; sometimes might lack adaptability.
Many of them have strong self-esteem and dual personalities, which make them emotional and unstable from time to time. But they are pretty rational in love lives.
Ghost Constellation or Ghost Gold Goat
Ghost Constellation is located on top of Vermilion Bird's head and is in charge of sacrifice, death, and burial.
The people of Ghost Gold Goat Mansion are amiable, righteous, famous, independent, eloquent, straightforward, and outgoing.
They would have many good opportunities in life; as long as they 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 Constellation or Willow Earth Water Deer
Stars of the Willow Constellation formed the beak of the Vermilion Bird; hence, they are in charge of food, storehouses, stoves, and cooking appliances.
People of Willow Earth Water-Deer Mansion are intelligent, talented, soft, and prideful; sometimes might be impulsive, irritable, self-centered, and stubborn.
If they can stay discreet and down-to-earth, their diligence will always pay back.
Painted Sculpture of Willow Earth Water-Deer Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province
Star Constellation or Star Solar Horse
The Star Constellation 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, proud, fortunate, sometimes have a strong sense of rebellion, and are not quite good at socializing.
They are freedom worshipers and are suitable for creative jobs. They are sometimes emotional 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 Constellation or Extended Net Lunar Deer
Extended Net Constellation is 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, and competitive.
They might be highly 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 Constellation or Wings Fire Snake
Located on the beautiful wings of Vermilion Bird, the Wings Constellation is in charge of the music.
People of Wings Fire Snake Mansion are artistic, undisputed, endurance, intelligent, straightforward, strict, and strong-willed; sometimes easy to offend others with words.
They would be more fortunate to settle outside their hometowns or abroad.
Besides, they are idealistic and rational in their love lives; this contradiction may cause them to miss good opportunities.
Painted Sculpture of Wings Fire Snake Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province
Chariot Constellation or Chariot Water Earthworm
Chariot Constellation is in the tail of Vermilion Bird and is the Chariot of Heaven; hence is in charge of war and death.
The 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 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 divided into seven groups form a picture of a White Tiger, the mythical animal guarding the west section of heaven.
Constellations of the White Tiger of the West, Picture from Xu Gang
Leg Constellation or Leg Wood Wolf
Leg Constellation is located in the legs of the White Tiger and is in charge of the army and water conservancy.
The people of Leg Wood Wolf Mansion are fortunate, wealthy, honest, friendly, genuine, romantic, talented, and sometimes stubborn.
They may encounter setbacks in the middle-age period, but if they can be strong and persistent, to avoid speculation and gambling, everything will be regained.
Painted Sculpture of Leg Wood Wolf Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province
Bond Constellation or Bond Gold Dog
Bond Constellation is the place to raise livestock, 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 living in peace and wealth; if they are gloomy, it indicates wars and unstable lives.
The people of Bond Gold Dog Mansion are energetic, intelligent, curious, efficient, diligent, reliable, and sometimes capricious.
They may experience something unpleasant or difficult in childhood and early years, but as long as they are down to earth, they will be fortunate and settled since middle age.
Painted Sculpture of Bond Gold Dog Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province
Stomach Constellation or Stomach Earth Pheasant
Stomach Constellation is the stomach of the White Tiger, and the stars there are in charge of grain, warehouse, and hunting.
People of Stomach Earth Pheasant Mansion are strong, unbending, competitive, and ambitious; some might be irritable and extreme.
They are likely to experience many ups and downs in life, but if they could try and be caring and sensitive and 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 Constellation or Hairy Head Solar Rooster
Located in the center of the White Tiger, Hairy Head Constellation is believed to be the guard of the royal palace.
The 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 Constellation or Net Lunar Crow
Net Constellation corresponds to troops guarding borders, which made it a crucial mansion in ancient history.
People of Net Lunar Crow Mansion are modest, firm, idealistic, brave, and wealthy, but sometimes might be overconfident, indecisive, and lack adaptability.
Because of their lack of persistence and sometimes being overly idealistic, they may miss good opportunities sometimes.
If they can overcome those shortcomings, they are likely to succeed.
Painted Sculpture of Net Lunar Crow Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province
Turtle Beak Constellation or Turtle Beak Fire Monkey
Turtle Beak Constellation is located in the position of the White Tiger's mouth, and the stars of this mansion form a pic that looks like a lip.
Hence, this mansion is in charge of eloquence and gourmet.
The people of Turtle Beak Fire Monkey Mansion are discreet, talkative, polite, and sometimes might be overconfident or rebellious.
Based on personality, the people of this mansion might be super fortunate or adverse.
Therefore, sticking to moral standards and self-cultivation helps one be prosperous.
Painted Sculpture of Turtle Beak Fire Monkey Deity of Yuan Dynasty — Jade Emperor Temple of Shanxi Province
Three Stars Constellation or Three Water Ape
The three main stars of this Three Stars Constellation 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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