by Van Berkel
Le tremblement si fort au mois de May,
Saturne,Caper,Iupiter,Mercure au beuf:
Venus aussi Cancer,Mars,en Nonnay,
Tombera gresle lors plus grosse qu'vn euf.
(Van Berkel, 2002)
A very mighty trembling in the month of May,
Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Bull,
Venus also, Cancer, Mars in Nonnay
Hail will fall larger than an egg.
Berkel categorized this quatrain as a horary chart
second and third line refer - in detail - to a
configuration by mentioning zodiacal positions of five planets.
the imagination period (October 16, 1524 - February 27, 1554), this
configuration occurred between May 3 and May 22, 1549. On May 3, 1549,
Venus started moving through Taurus. The last day on which Mars was in
Cancer, was May 22, 1549. These data indicate a fulfilment year in the
period around 3440 - 3460.
first line. The month of fulfilment is May. Applying the CD4-system
shows that the composing date of this quatrain was May 9, 1549. The
fulfilment date of this quatrain is around May 6, 3455.
Brind'Amour writes that the planetary positions, mentioned in this quatrain,
occurred in May 1549. Further, he writes that on May 4, 1549, a heavy
earthquake took place in the Montélimar region, with heavy hail short
text: Le Pelletier, 1867
Le tremblement si fort au mois de may,
Saturne, Caper, Iupiter, Mercure au boeuf:
Venus aussi, Cancer,Mars, en Nonnay,
Tombera gresle lors plus grosse qu'vn oeuf.
Das sehr starke Beben im Monat Mai,
Wenn Saturn in Steinbock, Jupiter und Merkur in Stier,
Venus auch in Stier, Mars in Krebs steht. Im November darauf
fällt Hagel, dicker als ein Ei.
writes that the planetary positions, mentioned in this quatrain,
occurred around the end of May 1312 and the beginning of May 1549. He
has calculated that these planetary positions also occur on April 8,
1929 (Julian calendar) and the beginning of May 3755.
Wöllner thinks that this quatrain points to 1549, since there was a
heavy earthquake in May and extreme hail in November. In the case of new
earthquakes and extreme hail, the given planetary positions would
T.W.M. van Berkel
The titles, places and year
of issue of the mentioned authors are listed in the bibliography.