Are there any quatrains describing the comets approach?
Quatrain V.32 (Cheetham)
When all is good and all abundance,
in the Sun and Moon its ruin approaches.
It comes from heaven as you boast of your fortune,
in the same state as the seventh rock.
Line 1: Conditions are good (consider from Nostradamus’ view).
Line 2: From the heavens some ruin approaches.
Line 3: It comes from deep space as many seem content.
Line 4: Either:
- The comet itself is not the cause, but is in the same ‘state’ (i.e. appearing together) as the rock. The seven connection relates to the seventh month in X.72.
- IIRC the seventh “rock” of the ancients is mercury. The state of mercury is liquid, so: …it advances to vary your fortune, in the liquid state (by water). (thanks C.D.)
Apres grat troche humain plus grad s’appreste
Le grand moteur les siecles renouuelle
Pluye, sang, laict, famine, fer & peste,
Au ciel veu feu, courant longue estincelle.
After great misery for mankind an even greater one approaches,
when the great cycle of the centuries is renewed.
It will rain blood, milk, famine, war and disease.
In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a tail of sparks.
Line 1: may refer to the world wars of the century.
Line 2: the millennium is renewed.
Line 3 and 4: the events which will accompany the comet.
The great star for seven days will burn,
The cloud will cause two suns to appear:
The big mastiff all night will howl,
When the great pontiff changes countries.
The great star will burn for seven days
and the cloud will make the sun appear double.
The large mastiff will howl all night
when the great pontiff changes his abode.
Line 1 & 2: The great star is a comet, and the cloud the coma. The comet will burn so brightly in the sky it appears that we have two suns. (Alternative translation :’The great star for September days will burn’). Since it is visible at the same time as the sun (a daylight comet such as the Great Daylight Comet of 1910) we can conclude it approaches from the sun’s sector of the sky. It’s brightness indicates a close approach.
Line 3: Nostradamian scholars usually identify the mastiff as representing Britain – so we have a period of national distress in Britain.
Line 4: Events necessitate the Papacy’s relocation from Italy.
There will appear towards the North,
Not far from Cancer the bearded star:
Susa, Siena, Boeotia, Eretria,
The great one of Rome will die, the night over.
Line 1: comet more visible from Northen hemisphere
Line 2: Aug 99 sun will be nearly out of Cancer and moving into Leo, so comet is approaching Earth from behind the sun.
Line 3: Seismically active areas
Line 4: Pope will die, along with many.