Enumerations
 
Five Elements ('byung ba lnga)
 
1. shing wood
2. me fire
3. sa earth
4. lcags metal
5. chu water
 
 
Nine Planets (gza' dgu)
 
1. nyi ma the sun
2. zla ba the moon
3. mig dmar Mars
4. lhag pa Mercury
5. phur bu Jupiter
6. pa sangs Venus
7. spen pa Saturn
8. sgra chen Rahu
9. mjug ring Ketu
 
 
Twelve Animal Signs (lo rtags bcu gnyis)
 
1. byi ba rat/mouse
2. glang ox/cow
3. stag tiger
4. yos hare/rabbit
5. 'brug dragon
6. sbrul snake
7. rta horse
8. lug sheep
9. sprel monkey
10. bya bird
11. khyi dog
12. phag pig
 
Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (khyim bcu gnyis)
 
1. lug Aries
2. glang Taurus
3. 'khrig pa Gemini
4. kar ta Cancer
5. seng ge Leo
6. bu mo Virgo
7. srang Libra
8. sdig Scorpio
9. gzhu Sagittarius
10. chu srin Capricorn
11. bum pa Aquarius
12. nya Pisces
 
Twenty-Seven Lunar Constellations (rgyu skar nyer bdun)
 
1. tha skar (Ashvini) Beta Arietis (Scheratan)
2. bra nye (Bharani) Arietis
3. smin drug (Krittika) Pleiades
4. snar ma (Rohini) Aldeberan
5. mgo (Mrgashira) Lambda Orionis
6. lag (Ardra) Alpha Orionis (Betelgeuse)
7. nab so (Punarvasu) Beta Geminorum (Pollux)
8. rgyal (Pushya) 5-Cancri
9. skag (Ashlesha) Alpha Hydrae
10. mchu (Magha) Alpha Leonis (Regulus)
11. bre (Purva-Phalguni) Delta Leonis (Zosma)
12. dbo (Uttara-Phalguni) Beta Leonis (Denebola)
13. me zhi (Hasta) Delta Corvi (Algorab)
14. nag pa (Chitra) Alpha Virginis (Spica)
15. sa ri (Svati) Alpha Bootis (Arcturus)
16. sa ga (Vishakha) Alpha Librae
17. lha tsham (Anuradha) Delta Scorpii (Iridis) 
18. snron (Jyeshtha) Alpha Scorpii (Antares)
19. snrub (Mula) Lambda Scorpii (Schaula)
20. chu stod (Purvashadha) Delta Sagittarii
21. chu smad (Uttarashadha) Sigma Sagittarii (Pelagus)
22. gro bzhin (Uttara-Ashadha) Alpha Aquilae
23. mon gre (Dhaniastha) Beta Delphinium
24. mon gru (Satabhishak) Lambda Aquarii
25. 'khrum stod (Purvabhadrapada) Alpha Pegasi
26. 'khrum smad (Uttarabhadrapada) Gamma Pegasi/Alpha Andromeda
27. nam gru (Revati) Zeta Piscum

Glossary
 
klu thebs appearance of nagas, 'naga day'
dkar rtsis 'white' astrology, Indian astrology
skar rtsis astronomy
khyim houses of the zodiac
khyim zhag zodiacal day
go la zodiacal band, pathway of the planets and stars, 'orbit'
rgyu skar constellation, lunar mansion
nag rtsis 'black' astrology, Chinese astrology
spar kha trigrams, 'I-ching'
dbang thang magnetism (literally 'field of power')
'byung rtsis elemental astrology
bla soul, spirit
bla gza' 'soul day'
sbyor ba combination
sme ba dgu nine 'mewas' or magic squares (literally 'nine moles')
zla bshol doubled month
lo tho calendar
gshed gza' unfavourable day, 'foe day'
srog life-force
srog gza' 'life-force day'



Astrology

Further Reading

Cornu, Philippe, Tibetan Astrology, Boston: Shambhala, 2002
 
Drungtso, Tsering Thakchoe and Tsering Dolma, Tibetan-English Dictionary of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology (Revised and Enlarged Edition), Drungtso Publications, 2005

Links

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Tibetan-astrology.com

 

Tibetan Astrology essays on Berzin Archives