...While we are now guided by the influence of the Moon,
[...] by means of the eternal God before she has completed her
entire circuit, the Sun will come and then Saturn, for according
to the signs in the heavens, the reign of Saturn will return and
the world approaches a revolution that will bring death and will
to Henry II
...After this era took very long, one will almost have
reached another renewal by another rulership of Saturn, who
brings a golden age...
Twenty years of the reign of the Moon have passed
Seven thousand years another will hold his monarchy
When the Sun will reach its tired days
Then my prophecy is accomplished and finished
At the turn of the great seventh number
It will appear at the time of the games of slaughter
Not far from the great millennial age
When those who entered, will go out from their tombs.
of the most important results of the investigation is the establishing
of the astrological time model Nostradamus developed to calculate the
number of years of existence of the world. In the investigation, this
model is called the "millennium model". In this article, some of
the backgrounds of this model are discussed.
given fragments from the letter to Cesar show that Nostradamus
calculates with eight millennia, eight periods of a thousand years. The
Moon rules the sixth millennium, the Sun the seventh and Saturn the
eighth. Nostradamus calculates 8.000 years for the existence of the
world. The beginning of world's existence coincides with the Creation,
as described in Genesis. The end of world's existence coincides with
the vanishing of the world after the Last Judgment, as described in
From the letters to Cesar and Henry II, it is clear that Saturn rules
two millennia. Nostradamus writes to Cesar that his power returns; he
writes to Henry II that he brings another rulership. In the
investigation on which Nostradamus,
astrology and the Bible
is based, it is supposed that Saturn also rules the first millennium.
Roussat writes that Saturn is supposed to be the oldest planet. The
first hour of the first day on which Sun and Moon were created, is ruled
Saturn rules the first millennium, in which the eternal sin
occurs, and the eighth millennium, which corresponds with the biblical
kingdom of one thousand years. In the beginning of the first millennium,
Satan overcomes God; in the beginning of the eighth millennium God
overcomes Satan. The impact of Saturn, who is supposed to rule these
millennia, differs in the first millennium totally from the eighth
millennium. It is possible Nostradamus points to this fact in his letter
to Henry II. The return of Gods rulership can be seen as a golden age.
does not write which planets rule the second, third, fourth and fifth
millennium. In the investigation, it is supposed that the remaining
planets are at stake: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. There are two
possibilities. The first one is that the order of the millenniumrulers
is the same as the order of the era-rulers in the model, developed by
Abraham Ibn Ezra, as described by Roussat.
In that model, each planet has a sphere, which is stretching up high.
The eighth sphere is the sphere of the stars, which stretches in
latitude. In that case, Venus rules the second millennium, Jupiter the
third, Mercury the fourth and Mars the fifth. The second possibility is
that the order or the millenniumrulers is based on the order of zodiacal
signs, beginning with Aquarius, which sign is ruled by Saturn. Thus,
Jupiter rules the second millennium, Mars the third, Venus the fourth
and Mercury the fifth.
quatrain 01-48, the first seven millennia are described. Nostradamus
points in the first line to twenty years of his life, which is in the
sixth millennium, ruled by the Moon. In the second line, he points to
Satan, who is in charge for 7000 years, from the moment of eternal sin
until the beginning of the kingdom of one thousand years. In the third
line, he writes about the end of the seventh millennium, ruled by the
quatrain 10-74, Nostradamus describes the transition of the seventh
millennium into the eighth. In this quatrain, he describes in his own
words Revelations 19. The "game of slaughter" is the battle,
in which the beast, the false prophet and their followers are killed.
This war takes place shortly before the kingdom of one thousand years,
which is mentioned in the third line. The ones who go out of their tombs
after entering, is a hint to the "First Resurrection" in Revelations
20, the resurrection of the martyrs who died because of
their testimony of Jesus.
of the millennium quatrains
The words "millennium quatrain" mean that in these
quatrains there are references to the millennium model. The pages on
which these quatrains are briefly analyzed, can be opened by clicking on
the hyperlinks below.
In a number of cases, comments of other Century-scholars such as prof. Pierre
Rodrigue Brind'Amour (Les premières centuries ou prophéties, 1996), Jacques Halbronn
D.Litt. (numerous publications on Internet) and dr. Christian Wöllner
(Das Mysterium des Nostradamus, 1926), are also included.
The titles, places and
year of issue of the mentioned authors are listed in the bibliography.
Roussat, p.91-92. According to Roussat, Adam was created on a Friday, during the hour which was ruled by the Sun (Roussat, p.50).
Roussat, p. 91-92.
millennium model versus the Trithemian cycle