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.

Update on f68r1

Encouraged by the success of the corrected encoding method, I have applied it to the six stars in common with Apian 1540 (see the diagrams on the page labeled f68r1 above).

Five of the stars are new to the encoding process, and all were perfect, adding evidence for the utility of the process, and the correct identification of the stars.

The encodings have been appended to the paper and uploaded to the MediaFire folder.

Notes on f67v2

There has been a lot of discussion and controversy about this folio, and with good reason.

I agree with those who say it’s a set of diagrams of planetary conjunctions. I also think the Author was trying to make it 3D, but didn’t know how.  So using Paint.NET, I have finally gotten around to drawing what I think he(?) was going for:

I hope this is clear; my drawing skills aren’t the best.

3D Projection

The outer trees are shorter, which they would be because of perspective.

To demonstrate this interpretation, see the page Folio f67v2 above.

This might be related to f68v3, which I think is a diagram of the Universe as it rotates around the Earth.