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Re: VMs: Re: Man in the Moon

Happy New Year you all,

In medieval astrology there were two systems used to draw a chart, one with the Sun in the center (Sidereal) and another with the Earth in the center.

The seven elements used were called "planets": Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Plus a few stars.

Considering the Earth in the center of a chart, in f67v2, the square could mean 90 degrees apart, not necessarily exactly 90 degrees, because an orb is allowed, depending on the system one uses. Triangle is 120 degrees. Cross considers four planets, one 180 degrees and two 90 degrees.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Teague <rteague@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 18:52:53 -0800
Subject: VMs: Re: Man in the Moon

Dana Scott wrote:

Can someone shed some light on what is being explained in f67v2 with
the high and low moon and sun and the > surrounding geometric (square, triangle, cross, angle) depictions of astronomical faces?

I read in the list archives where someone suggested they might
be planetary conjunctions, so I've been running Starry Night looking
for them.

I have candidates for the NW, NE and SE segments, but am still
doing research.

BTW, where is the Earth in all of these drawings?

I think the object in the middle is a city. The Sun and Moon are setting/rising
over trees, and the Author of OFMM saw the events depicted.

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