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.
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:
It was Rich SantaColoma who first pointed out that the diagram on f69r was based on a drawing of a diatom in a book published ~1860.
I agree with him, which makes the Voynich a late creation (~1850 – 1911).
This discovery neatly solved some problems I had with the timeline of astronomical events, such as the inclusion of Tycho’s supernova of 1572.
I disagree with him that it is a hoax created by W.M. Voynich; I think it’s an authentic work created by someone not known to history. Still, that’s beside my point here.
With this post I am adding more evidence to the Late Creation Theory– that the Cosmati Pavement of Westminster Abbey was the inspiration for the Rosettes Folio.
Some repairs were made to the Cosmati around 1870, and the VMs Author could have seen it then. And there is at least one book with pictures and diagrams dating 1865: Memorials of Westminster Abbey by Dean Arthur Stanley.
I have rotated the 86v folio to the compass points based on the two suns and T-O map found there.
Then I rotated a picture of the Cosmati to the same orientation and superimposed it on the Rosettes Folio, adjusting for the file size differences.
As would be expected, the center and four corner roundels overlap, but the smaller outside four on the Cosmati don’t because they are closer to the center.
The interesting discovery here is that there are at least three designs on each that are similar and close together only with this orientation.
I have added a page above titled Folio f86v and put up the diagrams.
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.
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).
Since the events of the Astro section happened in the Pisces/Aries/Taurus part of the sky, I wondered, if f67v1 is Tycho’s 1572 supernova, why it would be there since it happened in Cassiopeia.
After much searching online, I discovered the reason is its astrological position was 07 Taurus.
I think I have identified all of the stars on the folio, and discovered that all of the named stars are astrologically also in Taurus!
Here are the folio and a star chart from Starry Night for comparison:
Having an astrological position, I checked to see if it is represented in the Zodiac section, and I think it is.
The folio order is Taurus Light, Taurus Dark, then Gemini, so the first 15 degrees of the sign would be on Taurus Light.
On other folios, the small square “start here” point is generally on the 10:00 position. The nymph at the top of the inner circle has a can with a unique design, so I think it is first.
The pattern is easy to see, and the nymph at the 7° position is holding a unique star, representing the supernova.
This may also indicate how to “read” the Zodiac folios.