The Info List - Heavenly Market Enclosure

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The Heavenly Market Enclosure (天市垣, Tian Shi Yuan), is one of the San Yuan or Three enclosures. Stars and constellations of this group are visible during late summer and early autumn in the Northern Hemisphere (late winter and early spring in the Southern). The summer triangle lies directly to the northwest. Asterisms[edit] The asterisms are :

English name Chinese name Number of stars Western Constellation Additional notes Representing

Left Wall 天市左垣 11 Hercules / Serpens
/ Ophiuchus
/ Aquila Consists of :

Wei region (魏) → 1st star Zhao region (趙) → 2nd star Jiuhe region (九河) → 3rd star Zhongshan region (中山) → 4th star Qi region (齊) → 5th star Wu region and Yue region (吳越) → 6th star Chu region (徐) → 7th star Donghai region (東海) → 8th star Yan region (燕) → 9th star Nanhai region (南海) → 10th star Song region (宋) → 11th star

Eleven cities (star) in the left

Right Wall 天市右垣 11 Serpens
/ Ophiuchus
/ Hercules Consists of :

Hezhong region (河中) → 1st star Hejian region (河間) → 2nd star Jin region (晉) → 3rd star Zheng region (鄭) → 4th star Zhou region (周) → 5th star Qin region (秦) → 6th star Shu region (蜀) → 7th star Ba region (巴) → 8th star Liang region (梁) → 9th star Chu region (楚) → 10th star Han region (韓) → 11th star

Eleven cities (star) in the right

Municipal Office 市樓 6 Serpens
/ Ophiuchus

Government organization

Commodity Market 車肆 2 Ophiuchus

Department Store Market

Official for the Royal Clan 宗正 2 Ophiuchus

Officials in charge of royal affairs

Official of Religious Ceremonies 宗人 4 Ophiuchus

Royal bulk, or ritualists of the Zhou Dynasty

Patriarchal Clan 宗 2 Hercules

Imperial consultant

Textile Ruler 帛度 2 Hercules

Scale, or the cloth market

Butcher's Shops 屠肆 2 Hercules

Slaughter market

Astrologer 候 1 Ophiuchus

Official who responsible for observing astronomical phenomena

Emperor's Seat 帝座 1 Hercules

Refers to the Great Emperor

Eunuch Official 宦者 2 Hercules / Ophiuchus

Superintendent of the eunuch

Jewel Market 列肆 2 Ophiuchus
/ Serpens

Gem and treasure market

Dipper for Liquids 斗 5 Hercules

The apparatus to take the liquid

Dipper for Solids 斛 4 Hercules / Ophiuchus

The apparatus to take the solid

Coiled Thong 貫索 9 Corona Borealis

The civilian population in prison, or rope market

Seven Excellencies 七公 7 Hercules / Boötes

Seven high rank Government Officials

Celestial Discipline 天紀 9 Hercules / Corona Borealis

Officials who maintain discipline the world, or to record of livestock

Woman's Bed 女床 3 Hercules

The emperor's concubines, or bird market, or the name of a mountain

Tiān Shì Yuán map

See also[edit]

Twenty-eight mansions Summer triangle

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Chinese constellations

Three Enclosures (三垣)

Purple Forbidden enclosure
Purple Forbidden enclosure
(紫微垣) Supreme Palace enclosure
Supreme Palace enclosure
(太微垣) Heavenly Market enclosure
Heavenly Market enclosure

Four Symbols (四象) and Twenty-Eight Mansions
Twenty-Eight Mansions

East – Azure Dragon
Azure Dragon
(青龍) Horn (角) Neck (亢) Root (氐) Room (房) Heart (心) Tail (尾) Winnowing Basket (箕)

South – Vermilion Bird
Vermilion Bird
(朱雀) Well (井) Ghost (鬼) Willow (柳) Star (星) Extended Net
Extended Net
(張) Wings (翼) Chariot (軫)

West – White Tiger (白虎) Legs (奎) Bond (婁) Stomach (胃) Hairy Head
Hairy Head
(昴) Net (畢) Turtle Beak (觜) Three Stars (參)

North – Black Tortoise
Black Tortoise
(玄武) Dipper (斗) Ox (牛) Girl (女) Emptiness (虛) Rooftop (危) Encampment (室) Wall (壁)

Center – Yellow Dragon
Yellow Dragon
(黃龍) Earth

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