by Van Berkel
L'an que Saturne & Mars esgaux combust,
L'air fort feiché longue traiection:
Par feux secretz,d'ardeur grand lieu adust
Peu pluye,vent chalult,guerres,incursions.
(Van Berkel, 2002)
The year in which Saturn and Mars are combust equally,
The air very dry parched long meteor:
By secret fires a great place blazing from burning heat,
Little rain, warm wind, wars, incursions.
Berkel categorizes this quatrain to the horary
In astrology, the word "combust" means that a planet, with the
exception of the Moon, is within 3 to 8 degrees distance of the Sun. If
the planet's distance to the Sun is less than 3 degrees, one speaks of a
The research upon which Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is founded,
showed that Nostradamus considered a planet to be "combust",
if this planet and the Caput Draconis, the North Lunar Node, were in the
same zodiacal sign.
the first line, Nostradamus refers to a configuration in which Mars,
Saturn and the Caput Draconis are in the same sign and Mars and Saturn
are at equal distance of the Caput Draconis. During the imagination
period, this occurred only once: on February 8, 1546. Mars, Saturn and
the Caput Draconis all were located on the 24th degree of Sagittarius.
The fulfilment date of this quatrain is February 12, 3204.
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