Re: Chinese stars
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> --- In email@example.com, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@> wrote:============================================================================
> > DKR sent
> > > Note that this starset has the highest score of fires. Ancient Chinese
> > > called Psi Cancri "The Fire Officer" and Mu Cancri "Piled-up Kindling"
> > ==================What is Tsi-Choui?
> > This is what I have in the China file - it's from Staal's Stars of Jade
> > (which, I've been told, is now impossible to get)
> > Mu Cancri (29CA12) was Tsi-Sin, the Piled-Up Kindling on which the festival
> > food would be cooked. This star's clarity was essential for the success of
> > the summer celebration. If this star appeared to be close to Tsi-Choui, the
> > Accumulated Waters, the year would be a happy and prosperous one; if it
> > appeared to be far away from Tsi-Choui, it was an ill omen that the harvest
> > would be bad.
Mark A. Holmes