I’ve finally done something that should have been obvious, but I just didn’t think of it– on the map of Europe with the pentagram I have added the color of the moon over the place name.
This clearly indicates the drawing path for the pentagram, and indicates it is for “active spirit banishing”, whatever that might mean.
The clear pattern also supports my decoding of the labels for the place names.
For more on the map, see “Folio f67r2”, above.
Since the dating of f67v2 has changed a lot recently, I have reworked the Astro Section Timeline.
If you want to compare them, the old one is below.
f67v2 is one of the most opaque folios in the entire Astro Section. I have interpreted it as four planetary conjunctions seen from a central location (see the individual page above).
But just yesterday I noticed that the folio is also a fractal; that is, a shape that is self-similar at different scales.
The smaller iteration is the conjunction in the lower left, where the planets are within colored fields arranged like a T-O map and connected by bars in a “U” shape.
The larger iteration is all four conjunctions arranged in a “U” shape indicated by moving from the earliest to the latest date. It is also oriented the same way as the smaller.
Below are four illustrations of the fractal:
For (mostly) esthetic reasons I have moved the animations to their respective pages and deleted the page they were on. I have also renamed the Encoding page so that all of the folio pages are together.
Update 14 Jan: almost all of the folio pages have gotten an update.
The Cipher page now includes my ‘workaround method’ set up so anyone else can try it.
The page for f67r2 above has been updated. New versions of the Interpretation file and the Conjunctions file have been posted.
This folio takes the waxing gibbous phase of the moon when concurrent with the Aries/Taurus part of the sky and makes it circular. It is a recurring event.
This is also the connection between the event in the sky at 07Tau on 7 December 1486 and the earth: the star labels are the “realm of the stars”, the moons the “realm of the planets”, and inside the circle is “the circles of the world”.
The twelve words just below the moons were decoded as places in Europe, and a map showing them has been added at the bottom. Lines drawn between them form a hexagon whose center point is Vienna, Austria.
The meaning of the words below them has not been determined.
Note: I have updated and added files to some of the older pages above.
I have finally reached a point in my research where most of the Astro section diagrams have been found to concern a specific time and place: 07 December 1486, near the center of Aries (astrologically 07Taurus). The diagram of f68r3 is the centerpiece.
I have added a new page above with a flowchart showing my interpretaions and how they are related, then a sky map with the collected diagrams.
I do not know, yet, what is so significant about this spot, and research is continuing.
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.
Some new information about the meaning of the folio has come up, so the page for it (link above) has been updated.
This may be another aspect of the event shown on f68r3; the moon at an astrological position of 07Tau on 7 Dec 1486 and in conjunction with both Almach and the future postion of Tycho’s supernova (f67v1 and f68v2).
Looking closely at the places where the spirals cut across the waves on f68v3, one can see that the waves are behind the spirals and only partially hidden.
Using Paint.NET I have drawn in the covered parts of the waves and counted them, adding a number to each wave. The result is 43 waves.
A number was added to each wave on the d’Oresme diagram. The result: 43 waves.
This makes the possibility of a coincidence rather remote.
Here are the two overlaid:
I had thought that this folio might have been representative of Kepler’s 1604 supernova, but recent work on f67v1 has changed that. Now I think the two green stars, in relation to the central figure, point instead to Tycho’s 1572 supernova.
The green stars seem to be Gamma and Schedar, also green on f67v1.
The page for f68v2 (link above) has been replaced to reflect my new thinking. I have also added an astronomical chart with the diagram drawn on it.