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.


A Fractal in the Voynich

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:f67v2 Interpretation


Fractal Overlay


f67v2 Fractal Layout



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.

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.

Folio Interpretations

Below are my interpretations of the Astro Section folios (subject to change, of course):

f67r1  Total solar eclipse in Pisces seen in London  16 March 1485

f67r2  Astrological interpretation of f68r3

f67v1  Tycho’s supernova   Nov 1572 (anomalous)

f67v2  Planetary conjunctions seen from London

Upper left (triangle)  AM 30 Dec 1484

Upper right (square)  PM 15 May 1486

Lower right (checkmark)  PM 24 Jan 1494

Lower left (square in T-O Map)  AM 29 Nov 1483

f68r1    Great Comet 18 July 1533 2:00 AM London

f68r2    Comet C/1490 Y1  21 January 1491

f68r3    24 hours before the moon occludes the Pleiades, 7 Dec 1486 (date uncertain; this configuration happens ~9 times a century)

f68v1   Total solar eclipse16 March 1485  emphasizing the Moon’s role

f68v2   Total solar eclipse16 March 1485  drawing of the solar corona

f68v3   Diagram of how the Universe rotates around the earth

f69r      Interpretation of the Astrological Lunar Cycle related to f68r3

f69v     Not yet identified

f70r1    Not yet identified

f70r2    Total solar eclipse16 March 1485  related to the moon and solar corona