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Aquarius and the stars of its constellation

Aquarius - Al Sufi published his famous "Book of Fixed Stars" in 964 (Al Sufi, describing much of his work, both in textual descriptions and pictures.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.” —  	Rumi

that for one breath or half-breath, I belong to myself? ~ As much as a pen knows what its writing or the ball can guess where it is going next ~ Rumi

Aries from Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi (903-986), Liber locis stellarum fixarum, 964 15th century Forschungbibliothek Gotha in Germany known as Pergamenthandschrift M II 141 . It is one of several editions of Liber locis stellarum fixarum. It was the subject of study by Gotthard Strohmaier, who in 1984 wrote the essay Die Sterne des Rahhaman Abd ar-as-Sufi , published in the GDR by Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag Leipzig und Weimar

Aries from the Liber locis stellarum fixarum 964 of Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi

Kitab al-suwar kawakib al-thâbita (Livre des Images des étoiles fixes). Auteur: `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Iran, Rey 903-986 Shiraz)

another wonderful star map.Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi, Timurid period

Detalle constelación de Acuario

A depiction of the constellation of Aquarius, with the stars picked out as red dots, from a French manuscript / Harley 2506 / CE / British Library

Pisces These images come form an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

vue 78 - folio Pisces - The Book of Nativities (Kitab al-Mawalid), attributed to Persian astronomer Abu Maʿschar al-Balkḥī and was later drawn by the painter Qanbar ‛Alī Shīrāzī published in 1300 AD.

Zodiaque. Cancer

The Moon - From De Sphaera C.) at the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria (Modena, Italy)

Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi    Liber locis stellarum fixarum, 964    Ophiuchus, Serpens caput et cauda

Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi Liber locis stellarum fixarum, 964 Ophiuchus, Serpens caput et cauda

Al Sufi, Pisces. Al Sufi published his famous "Book of Fixed Stars" in 964 (Al Sufi, 964), describing much of his work, both in textual descriptions and pictures. Astrology.

Pisces from the Liber locis stellarum fixarum 964 of Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi

M. L. Cyprianus: Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona, 18th c.

Cyprianus: Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona, c. These illustrations are from a late century book about magic, the Clavis Inferni sive.

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