Drawing Based on White Tiger Found at Takamatsu Zuka Kofun
The 7 Moon Stations of the "West" or "White Tiger"
Moon Stations are connected by red lines. Key stars are circled in yellow.
|Chinese Character||Meaning||Key Star||Japanese Name|
|15||Stride, Foot||Delta And||TokakiBoshi|
|18||Stopping Place, United;
perhaps "Getting Together"
sometimes 16 Tau
perhaps related to Rain
perhaps Tuft on Owl's Head
sometimes Phi Ori
|21||Investigator, Three||Delta Ori;
sometimes Beta Ori
Simulation using The Sky showing Spring Equinox around 500 B.C. Note that while the sun is "moving" within the moon stations of the White Tiger, the handle of the big dipper ("North Seven Stars") seen at sunset is pointed toward the East, ruled by the Azure or Blue Dragon of Spring.