Updated Timeline

Since the dating of f67v2 has changed a lot recently, I have reworked the Astro Section Timeline.

Astro Section Timeline v2

If you want to compare them, the old one is below.


The Comet of 1533

As I’ve shown in the past, f68r1 depicts the Great Comet of 1533 as it was seen on 18 July 1533.

Recently I questioned why it is there? What connection does it have with the central event of f68r3? Now I know.  On f68r3 the moon is shown in an astrological position of 07Taurus, and in conjunction with Almach, also at 07Taurus.

f67v1 is Tycho’s supernova of 1572, and f68v2 shows the framing stars. SN1572 was also at an astrological postion of 07Taurus.

Advancing the comet’s movements revealed it passed within 2° of the supernova’s position on 25 July 1533, and pointed at where it would appear. The accompanying picture from Starry Night shows the movement.

This was not a prediction, but evidence the Voynich was created at a later date.

Comet Connection 02

Graphical Timeline

The written file of my dates for the Astro folios is fine, but here they are laid out on a timeline for better presentation.

I think this is an example of “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

Voynich Timeline

The tightness of the date clustering surprised me too.

The 1533 comet may be within the Zodiac range, as it is within 76 years (1° of precession) of 1471.

New Page

I’ve finally gotten around to drawing folio 67v1 and presenting my interpretation of it.

I currently think it depicts the supernova of 1572, with Tycho Brahe in the center. The Tycho animation (link above) is related to this folio.

The date is not in line with the other dates found, being about 90 years later. I’ve currently no idea why this should be, but personally I find the evidence supporting the interpretation convincing.

Major Update

I am adding as individual pages my interpretations in the Astro section. Some of them are incomplete as far as labels go. A few have not yet been studied, and will not be added.

Hopefully the viewer will be able to see the connections between the folios. I think the Author’s purpose in this section was to study and understand the mystical meanings of astronomical events in the Aries/Taurus area.

Notes on f68r3

I wanted to do an update before much more time had passed. This isn’t really new, but is the most complete and far-ranging work so far.

This folio is a visual representation of an astronomical event that took place 7 December 1486. It is tied in with f67r2 and f69r, which are the astrological interpretations.

See the new page above for additional material.