to Henry II
...I say that I, if I would wanted to, could give the
date for each quatrain; I could do so by means of astrology as
by other means
quatrains and letters contain numerous predictions, but only a few
One of the points of view of the investigation on which Nostradamus,
astrology and the Bible
is based, is that the predictions of Nostradamus can only be compared
with the course of history, if the fulfilment date which he calculated
The investigation showed that a number of predictions in the quatrains
and the letters are expired. These predictions were compared with what
happened in the past.
predictions in the Letter to Cesar
...Counting from the moment I write this, the world will be
visited by pestilence, long famine and wars within one hundred
and seventy seven years, three months and eleven days...
number of predictions in the letter to Cesar is very small. The
prediction, quoted above, is the only one which is expired. It covers a
time span from March 1, 1555, the date of the letter to Cesar, to June
12, 1732, Julian calendar.
In the period 1555 - 1732 there has been pestilence and wars.
Undoubtedly, the state of nutrition has been disastrous from time to
time. So this prediction seems to be fulfilled.
This prediction, however, has a general character. Nostradamus did not
mention countries or data on which climaxes of pestilence, long famine
or wars occurred. He also does not explain what is special about June
12, 1732. This prediction is a prediction which leads to more questions
instead of giving concrete facts about countries and data.
this article, all data are according to the Julian calendar.
According to the Gregorian calendar, June 12, 1732 is June 23,
predictions in the Epistle to Henry II
to Henry II
first set of predictions)
...I start in the present, which is March 14, 1557, and
from there I go far into the future until what will come at the
beginning of the seventh millennium, which is thoroughly
calculated as far as my astronomical calculations and other
knowledge reach, on which the number of adversaries of Jesus
Christ and his Church will strongly increase...
second set of predictions)
...From that year, there will begin a persecution from the
Church, much more severe than ever took place in Africa, and it
will last until the year seventeen hundred and ninety two, which
will be seen as a renewal of time...
will be close to the seventh millennium, when the sanctuary of
Jesus Christ no longer will be attacked by the non-believers who
come from the North...
letter to Henry II is dated on June 27, 1558 and precedes the eighth,
ninth and tenth century, the remaining part of the Prophecies.
The quotations from the letter to Henry II deal with two separate sets
of predictions. The first quotation precedes the first Biblical
chronology. This chronology is based on the Bible, astrology and ideas
of Nostradamus. After this chronology, the first set of predictions is
given. The second and third quotation deal with the second set of
predictions. This set of predictions is opened by a list of
retrogradation periods, zodiacal longitudes and astrological aspects.
This list is preceded by a second Biblical chronology. This chronology
is based on the Bible.
first set of predictions
The first set of predictions cover a time span of more or less 270
years. The period begins at March 14, 1557. The closing date is April
25, 1827. On this date, the sixth millennium moves into the seventh.
Nostradamus mentions the opening date, but not the closing date of the
first set of predictions. This closing date is a result of the
investigation on which Nostradamus,
astrology and the Bible
The context of the first quotations shows that the first set of
predictions is a summary of the quatrains which deal with this period.
The prediction system which has been used, is the CD4-system, the system
Nostradamus used while calculating years of fulfilment for the
The first set of predictions does not contain
fulfilment years, not even hints to fulfilment years. Nostradamus
mentions three periods of reign: one which lasts 18 years, one which
lasts 73 years and 7 months and one which lasts 7 years. It is
impossible to date these periods.
The first set of predictions can not be verified. However, the date
March 14, 1557, leads to the conclusion that there are no quatrains in
the eighth, ninth or tenth century which will be fulfilled before that
date. The beginning date of the time span of the quatrains is March 1,
1555, on which date Nostradamus wrote his letter to Cesar.
second set of predictions
The second set of predictions runs from January 1, 1606, until
April 25, 3827, the date on which the eighth millennium ends and,
according to Nostradamus, the Last Judgment will take place and the
world will come to an end. Nostradamus does not mention these data. They
are the result of the
investigation on which Nostradamus,
astrology and the Bible
The foundation of the second set of predictions is not formed by
visions. Nostradamus founded these predictions entirely on judiciary
astrology. In these predictions, he explained astrological aspects which
occurred from January 1, 1606, until February 24, 1607. He calculated
years of fulfilment with the CD100-system.
starts the second set of predictions with the announcement that a severe
persecution of the Church will take place from 1606 until 1792. This
prediction covers a time span of 186 years. It is too vague to verify;
Nostradamus does not mention countries or important years in this
period. The course of history does not show a long, systematic
persecution of the Christian Church in the period 1606 - 1792. As far as
can be seen, this prediction turned out not to be fulfilled.
Nostradamus writes that, according to many people, the year 1792 marks a
renewal in time. A number of investigators say this prediction is
fulfilled in detail. In France, the Republic was proclaimed on September
21, 1792, and a new calendar system was introduced in October 1793.
Nostradamus however writes about a renewal of time because of the end of
the persecution of the Church. In the letter to Henry II, there are no
predictions which deal with the French Revolution.
Next, Nostradamus describes events which, according to him, will occur
between 1792 and 1827, the beginning of the seventh millennium. He does
not mention years of fulfilment. The time span of these predictions is
short, 37 years, and permits a brief analysis.
According to Nostradamus, shortly after 1792 the power of Venice will
increase. What happened, was diametrically opposed to his prediction. In
1797, Napoleon put an end to the existence of the Venice Republic.
In the period 1792 - 1827, Byzantic and Liguric sails would join each
other. Probably Nostradamus means a fusion of Ottoman and Genuese
fleets. This did not happen. Neither a battle in the Adriatic Sea
of the Church and the Pope
Nostradamus predicts for the
period 1792 - 1827 a new persecution for the Church and its "true
Vicar", and kings will come to a malicious alliance. What happened,
was that during the French Revolution, Pope Pius VI condemned the new
French constitution. He was captured when Rome was conquered in 1798 and
died in Valence in 1799. In 1801, Pius VII, his successor, closed a concordat
with France. Pius VII was present when Napoleon was crowned emperor.
However, Pius VII refused to close a political alliance with Napoleon.
Napoleon ordered that Pius VII had to be arrested, which happened on
July 6, 1809. Pius VII was kept in prison in Savona, and was transferred
to Fontainebleau in 1812. There was no malicious alliance of a number of
kings, neither did Napoleon persecute the Church.
If Nostradamus was referring to the period 1798 - 1809, this prediction
is partially fulfilled. Nostradamus however does not mention years, so
this prediction can not be verified.
the "second Antichrist" or the "Gallic Ogmyos"?
Napoleon had political power over the Church. He might have been the
"second Antichrist" about who Nostradamus writes in his letter
to Henry II. The reign of this "second Antichrist" is put to
an end by someone who operates from Lyon, the "city of
Plancus". This was not the case. The British, the Austrians,
Germans and Russians were the sworn enemies of Napoleon.
Next, Nostradamus writes about the "Gallic Ogmyos", a French
sovereign who will build a great empire. This sovereign comes after the
"second Antichrist". This means that Napoleon, although he has
build a great empire, can not be connected with the "Gallic
Ogmyos". And if there would be a correspondence between Napoleon
and the "Gallic Ogmyos", he can not be connected with the
Nostradamus predicts deluges which will take place in this period. He
does not mention years, countries, regions or the like. This prediction
can not be verified.
predictions regarding the Church
Nostradamus predicts a general peace and the end of the trials
of the Church close to 1827, the year in which the sixth millennium
moves into the seventh. The French empire ended in 1814. The situation
in Europe returned to normal. Pope Pius VII was released. He founded new
dioceses and restored the order of the Jesuits. The course of history
seems to confirm the predictions of Nostradamus.
Regarding the Church, however, the predictions are in contradiction with
what Nostradamus writes in the first set of predictions. There he writes
that from 1827 the number of adversaries of the Church will increase
strongly. In the second set of predictions, he writes that in 1827 the
persecution will come to an end. According to the second set of
predictions, a long persecution of the Church would begin in 1606. In
the first set of predictions, which runs from 1555 to 1827, there is not
a single reference to a long persecution from 1606 to 1792 and from 1792
The cause of this contradiction is the simultaneous use of two
prediction systems which are entirely different from each other:
set of predictions
set of predictions
two prediction systems differ from each other in time span, progression
system, way of counseling and period of counseling. Two different
systems used simultaneously do not always cause trouble; in for example native
astrology, most of the time several prediction systems are used
simultaneously. But in native astrology, all these prediction systems
are related to the birth chart, whereas the CD4-system and the
CD100-system are not related to one and the same chart.
The simultaneous use of two entirely different prediction systems
without a chart to which they are related, leads
irrevocably to predictions which are contradictory with each other.
CD4-system is described on the page prediction
for example the analysis of quatrain
CD100-system is described on the page prediction
predictions in the quatrains
Lost, found, hidden for such a long time
The pastor will be honored as a demigod.
Before the Moon finishes its full period
He will be dishonored by other winds.
Alas, what a great loss will letters suffer,
Before the cycle of Latona is completed;
Fire, great deluge more through ignorant rulers
Than will be seen made up for a long time.
Saturn in Bull, Jupiter in water, Mars in the arrow:
Sixth of February will bring mortality.
Those of Tardaigne at Bruges so great a breach,
That the Barbarian chief will die at Ponteroso.
The horrible war which is being prepared in the West
The following year will come the pestilence
So very horrible that young, old, nor beast
Blood, fire Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France.
Blue Turban King entered into Foix
And he will reign less than a rotation of Saturn.
The White Turban King Byzantium heart banished,
Sun, Mars and Mercury near the urn.
In the third line, Nostradamus refers to 1827, the year in
which the sixth millennium ends. The Moon rules the sixth millennium.
His prediction is valid for the years before 1827. It is not clear which
year Nostradamus has in mind. It is also not clear which country he has
in mind. This prediction is too vague to be verified.
In the second line, Nostradamus mentions the name Latona. This is another name
for the Moon. As in quatrain 01-25, also in quatrain 01-62 Nostradamus
refers to the year 1827, the end of the sixth millennium, ruled by the
Moon. The prediction deals with science or literature. Once again, it is
not clear what Nostradamus has in mind. There is a lack of years,
countries and concrete events. This prediction is too vague to be
In the first line, Nostradamus refers to an astrological configuration in which
Saturn is in Taurus, Jupiter in Cancer and Mars in Sagittarius.
Calculations, based on the CD4-system, show that this configuration took
place on August 25, 1527, 02:10:54 G.M.T. The date of fulfilment is
February 6, 1776, Julian calendar, which is February 17, 1776, according
to the Gregorian calendar.
Around February 17, 1776, there was no battle at or close to Bruges.
Also, no decease is known of a Barbarian (Algerian) leader.
This prediction turned out not to be fulfilled.
In the fourth line, Nostradamus refers to an astrological
configuration, in which Mercury, Mars and Jupiter are in Leo, the sign
which rules France. In the "imagination period", the period
form October 16, 1524, until February 27, 1554, in which Nostradamus got
visions, this configuration took place from July 10 until July 20, 1528.
In the investigation, July 15, 1528, was taken as the supposed date of
the vision on which this quatrain is founded. On July 15, 1528, Mars,
Jupiter and Mercury were most close to each other. The zodiacal
longitude of Mercury was 2:28:45 Leo, the zodiacal longitude of Mars was
1:08:23 Leo and the zodiacal longitude of Jupiter was 4:35:28 Leo. These
three planets were in conjunction with the Sun on 1:28:21 Leo. The
CD4-system shows that the horrible war which is prepared in the West,
will begin shortly after 1844. There will be pestilence in the period
from December 15, 1844, Gregorian calendar. All this will occur in
Around 1844, no outbreak of pestilence took place. Neither a terrible
war, described in this quatrain. The Crimea war, which began in 1853,
was not prepared in the West and did not take place in Western Europe.
Facts were that Russia attacked Turkey and that Turkey got support from
France, Great-Britain and Austria.
The predictions in this
quatrain were not fulfilled.
In the research upon which Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is
based, it is supposed that the word Urn in the fourth line, in
which is written that the Sun, Mercury and Mars are quite close to it,
is a reference to the constellation Crater in the zodiacal sign of
Virgo. In the "imagination period", which ran from 1524 to
1553, it was only once when the Sun, Mercury and Mars were in
conjunction close to the beginning of the constellation Crater. This was
on August 18, 1530. The zodiacal longitude of the Sun was 4 Virgo, Mars
was on 5 Virgo and Mercury, retrograde, on 6 Virgo. According to the
CD4-system, quatrain 09-73 was written around August 18, 1530. Its
fulfillment date is October 4, 2006, Gregorian calendar. The king,
mentioned in the first line, reigns for a period shorter than 29 years
and 168 days, i.e. shorter than a complete cycle of Saturn through the
In October 2006, nothing happened which even has the slightest
correspondence with the contents of quatrain 09-73.
the second set of predictions, Nostradamus describes a persecution of
the Church and its true keeper for the period 1792-1827. This prediction
seems to be fulfilled, but the predictions for the Church in the second
set of predictions are in contradiction with the ones in the first set
of predictions. This is caused by the simultaneous use of two prediction
systems which are entirely different. Such a practice irrevocably
results in a wrong prediction.
Somewhere else on this site, the value of the predictions in the
quatrains and letters is described.
As far as the expired predictions are
concerned, the conclusion is that they are either too vague to be
evaluated, not fulfilled at all or contain contradictions, by which the
credibility is reduced.
updated on August 6, 2011
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