Quatrain 04-33: a configuration
- T.W.M. van Berkel -

Nederlandse versie

Comment by Van Berkel

Source text: 2000-Chomarat-facsimile
Jupiter ioinct plus Venus qu'à la Lune,
Apparoissant de plenitude blanche:
Venus cachée souz la blancheur Neptune
De Mars frappée par la grauée branche.

Translation (Van Berkel, 2002)
Jupiter joined more to Venus than to the Moon
Appearing with white fullness:
Venus hidden under the whiteness of Neptune
Struck by Mars through the white stew.

Van Berkel categorizes this quatrain as a horary chart quatrain.
This quatrain contains various astrological indications, not only regarding the configuration which is involved, but also regarding the horary chart, the chart on which this quatrain is founded.
In the first line, two conjunctions are given: a Venus-Jupiter conjunction and a Moon-Jupiter conjunction. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction is more full than the Moon-Jupiter conjunction.
The second line indicates a location of Jupiter in the first house of the horary chart.
The third and fourth line indicate a disharmonic aspect of Venus and Mars.
In the imagination period (October 16, 1524 - February 27, 1554), a configuration which fits to all this, occurred on November 4, 1542. The zodiacal longitude of Jupiter was the 20th degree of Libra, conjunct Venus on the 22nd degree and the Moon on the 6th degree. Venus was in square aspect with Mars on the 26th degree of Capricorn.
The fulfilment date of this quatrain is August 30, 2951.


Comment by Brind'Amour

Source text: 1555-Bonhomme-edition
Juppiter joint plus Venus qu'à la Lune,
Apparoissant de plenitude blanche:
Venus cachée soubs la blancheur Neptune
De Mars frappée par la gravée branche.

Brind'Amour thinks that in this quatrain, there is no reference to a configuration, but to some kind of alchemic process, in which tin (Jupiter) is mixed with cupper (Venus); the blend is chilled with water (Neptune) and pulverized with an iron pestle (Mars).[1]


De Meern, the Netherlands, February 18, 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.512-514.  [text]


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