Quatrain 01-16: famine around 3100
- T.W.M. van Berkel -

Nederlandse versie

Comment by Van Berkel

Source text: 2000-Chomarat-facsimile
Faulx à l'estang ionct vers le Sagitaire,
En son hault auge de l'exaltation.
Peste, famine, mort de main militaire
Le siecle approche de renouation.

Translation (Van Berkel, 2002)
The scythe joint with the tin towards Sagittarius
At the high point of its exaltation:
Plague, famine, death by military hand,
The century approaches its renewal.

Van Berkel categorizes this quatrain as a horary chart quatrain.
The first line indicates a conjunction of Saturn (the "scythe") and Jupiter, who in astrology rules tin. The first line indicates also that this conjunction does not occur in Sagittarius, but "towards" Sagittarius, i.e. in Scorpio.
In the imagination period (October 16, 1524 - February 27, 1554), this conjunction occurred only once: on September 18, 1544, on the 29th degree of Scorpio.
The fulfilment date of this quatrain is July 30, 3096. This date corresponds with the fourth line, in which it reads that the century approaches renewal. The year 3096 is close to the transition of the 31st century into the 32nd.


Comment by Brind'Amour

Source text: 1555-Bonhomme-edition
Faulx à l'estaing joinct vers le Sagitaire
En son hault auge de l'exaltation:
Peste, famine, mort de main militaire:
Le siecle approche de renovation.

Brind'Amour interprets the first two lines as a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius in 1641, which is the beginning of a 240 year series of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in the fire element. The fourth line would point at this beginning, the French word siecle would mean cycle. According to Brind'Amour, in this quatrain a passage is followed which is in Livre de l'estat... [1] However, software data show that in 1641, Jupiter moved from 18 Capricorn to 15 Aquarius and Saturn from 27 Aquarius to 18 Pisces.


Comment by Halbronn

Source text:
Faulx à l’estang ioinct vers le Sagittaire
En son hault Auge de l’exaltation
Peste, famine, mort de main militaire
Le siecle approche de renovation.

Halbronn interprets the word siecle in the fourth line as "cycle". According to the "Regiomontanus prophecy", to which according to Halbronn is referred in quatrain 01-51 and quatrain 06-02, the first of a series of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in fire signs would occur around 1584 in Aries. Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions occur every 200 years in one and the same element (fire, earth, water and air). Around 1584, not only would there be a change of element, but there would also be a "very great conjunction" (coniunctio maxima), because the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction would occur in Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac.
In reality, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred in 1583 in Pisces, which belongs to the water element. At that time, astrologers believed that they were cheated by astronomical data. 
The next Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred on December 18, 1603, on 9 Sagittarius, one of the fire signs. Halbronn interprets the first line as a reference to this conjunction and the fourth line as a reference to the change of element: after a series of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in water signs, a series of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in fire signs starts from 1603. According to him, this quatrain was made around 1584, because of the fact that in 1583 no "coniunctio maxima" took place in Aries.


Comment by Wöllner

Source text: Le Pelletier, 1867
Faulx à l'estang vers le Sagittaire,
En son haute AUGE de l'exaltation,
Peste, famine, mort de main militaire,
Le siecle approche de renouation.

Translation (Wöllner, 1926)
Sichel in Sumpf, verbunden nach dem Schützen hin,
in ihrer Erhöhung.
Pest, Not, Tod von Kriegerhand.
Das Jahrhundert nähert sich einer Erneuerung.

Wöllner interprets the first line as a reference to Saturn in Aquarius (he translates the French word estang in Sumpf, i.e. Aquarius), sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius. He dates this configuration on September 13, 1699, Julian calendar: Sun: 0 Libra, Jupiter: 21 Sagittarius, Saturn: 26 Aquarius.[3] Wöllner's analysis of quatrain 01-49 shows that he thinks that a Solar Eclipse, occurring on September 13, 1699 (Julian calendar) is the astrological fundament of these two quatrains.[4]
Software data for September 23, 1699 (Julian calendar): Sun: 1 Libra, Moon: 1 Aries, Jupiter: 22 Sagittarius, Saturn retrograde: 27 Aquarius, Caput Draconis: 23 Virgo.


De Meern, the Netherlands, February 24, 2004
T.W.M. van Berkel


The titles, places and year of issue of the mentioned authors are listed in the bibliography.

  1. Brind'Amour 1996, p.69-71. Brind'Amour bases the length of 240 jaar years on Albumasar's Liber de magnis conjunctionibus. In this book, there are periods of 240 years at stake, based upon Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in signs, which belong to one element (fire, earth, water, air). A Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurs once every 20 years. The distance between the degrees of longitude of two successive conjunctions is always about 120 degrees of arc.
    The length of 240 years is also given in Livre de l'estat... (p.104).
    Wöllner uses the name "elementary triangle" and counts with a length of 200 years (see quatrain 10-74).   [text]

  2. Halbronn: La "révolution anaragonique" ou les Centuries comme des commentaires des textes en prose, version June 3, 2003.   [text]

  3. Wöllner, p.44.  [text]

  4. Wöllner, p.48-49.  [text]


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