Drawing Based on Azure Dragon Found at Takamatsu Zuka Kofun
The 7 Moon Stations of the "East" or "Blue Dragon"
Moon Stations are connected by red lines. Key stars are circled in yellow.
|Chinese Character||Meaning||Key Star||Japanese Name|
perhaps Angle, Corner
|2||Neck, Throat||Kappa Vir||AmiBoshi|
perhaps Shoulder or Base
sometimes Alpha Lib
sometimes Pi Sco
sometimes Eta Sgr
Simulation using The Sky showing Autumn Equinox around 500 B.C. Note that while the sun is "moving" within the moon stations of the Azure Dragon, the handle of the big dipper ("North Seven Stars") seen at sunset is pointed toward the West, ruled by the White Tiger of Autumn.