Cosmic Mandala

Tibetan Astronomical Terms

(and other helpful words)

Cosmic Mandala

 

hello - tashi dalay

thank you - tu-jay-shay

 

Aquarius - bum pa

Aries - lug

ascending node - sgra can

astrologer - skar mkhan

Big Dipper - skara ma chu stod

Cancer - sbal pa

Capricornus - chu srin

constellation - rgyu skar can

crescent moon - zla tse sa

descending node - mjug ring

eclipse - gzas zin

full moon - dkyil 'khor gang; nya gang; zla ba nya ba

Gemini - 'khrig pa

Jupiter - phur bu

Leo - seng ge

Libra - srang

lunar day - tshe zhag

Mars - ku dza; mig dmar

Mercury - lhag pa; gza' lhag

meteor - dkar mda'; skar mda'

moon - zla ba

new moon - gnam gang

new moon - stong

North Star - rkang steng bu

Pisces - nya

Pleiades - smin drug

Pole Star - skar ma brtan pa

Sagittarius - gzhu

Saturn - 'khyog 'gro; spen pa

Scorpius - sdig pa

star - skar

starlight - skar 'od

summer solstice - dbyar nyi ldog

Sun - nyi ma

sun dogs ("mock suns") - na 'ja'

sunrise - nyi 'char; nyi shar

sun's northern declination - nyi ma byang bgrod

sun's southern declination - nyi ma lho bgrod

sunset - nyi nub

Taurus - glang

Venus - dkar po; pa sangs; ba wa sangs

Virgo - bu mo

waning moon - nag phyogs; mar ngo

waxing moon - dkar po-i phyogs; yar ngo

winter solstice - dgung nyi ldog