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Planet

Title

Direction

Element

Purpose

Jupiter

Sui-Hsing (Year Star)

East

Wood

Year regulation

Mars

Ying-Huo (Glitterer)

South

Fire

Saturn

T'ien-Hsing (Filler)

Center

Earth

Filling the countrya

Venus

T'ai-Pai (Great White)

West

Metal

Day regulation

Mercury

Ch'en-Hsing (Hour Star)

North

Water

Hour regulation

a Or "filling the lunar mansions";the Chinese "sidereal" period for Saturn (the time to return to the same position in the sky) was 28y, thus, in their view, spending an average of ~1 year in each mansion.

Table 10.8.

Color-asterism associations.

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