by Van Berkel
Vn grand d'Auxerre mourra bien miserable,
Chaffé de ceux qui soubz luy ont esté:
Serré de chaines,apres d'vn rude cable,
En l'an que Mars,Venus,&Sol mis en esté.
(Van Berkel, 2002)
A great one of Auxerre will die very miserable
Driven out by those who had been under him:
Put in chains, behind a strong cable
In the year that Mars, Venus and the Sun are in conjunction in
Berkel categorizes this quatrain as a horary
In the fourth line, there is a reference to a conjunction of Mars, Venus and the Sun in
the imagination period ( October 16, 1524 - February 27, 1554), this
only occurred in July 1545. There was no exact conjunction of these
three planets, also because of the retrogradation of Venus.
Perhaps this quatrain was written on July 29, 1545, the day this
conjunction was most exact. On that day, Venus was located on the 14th
degree of Leo, the Sun on the 15th degree of Leo and Mars on the 18th
degree of Leo.
fulfilment date of this quatrain is January 8, 3163.
Meern, the Netherlands, March 4, 2004
T.W.M. van Berkel