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 some time now I’ve been kept busy with personal business to the neglect of my Voynich research and this blog.
Looking through it and reacquainting myself I see that a number of the folios are out of date with my work, so I’m going to update things as I can. I can’t really give a timetable, as other things still have my attention, but soon, I hope.
I’ve added pages for three Astro folios I have not yet studied.
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”.
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.
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.
As I understand, the stars of the nearby open cluster named the Hyades have names, but no particular name has been given to a particular star.
If my label interpretations are correct, the VMs author did so on folio 68r2:
The numbers are from the Voy-101 transcription. The unlabeled star has not yet been interpreted.