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Quatrain 08-49: Barbarian warlord dies in 1773
- T.W.M. van Berkel -

Nederlandse versie

Comment by Van Berkel

Source text: 2000-Chomarat-facsimile beuf ioue en l'eau,Mars en fleiche
Six de Feurier mortalité donra,
Ceux de Tardaigne à Bruge si grand breche,
Qu'à Ponteroso chef Barbarin mourra.

Translation (Van Berkel, 2002)
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.

Van Berkel categorizes this quatrain as a horary chart quatrain.
The first line. Jupiter is "in water", which means: in one of the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces). Mars is in "the arrow", which is another name for Sagittarius.
In the imagination period, these zodiacal positions occurred from July until September 1527.
The fulfilment date is given in the second line: February 6 (Julian calendar).
Applying the CD4-system shows that this quatrain has been composed on August 11, 1527. The fulfilment date is February 6, 1773, which corresponds with the second line.
This quatrain is expired. In 1773, there was no war at Bruges. Neither did a Barbarian (Algerian) chief die.


Comment by Wöllner

Source text: Le Pelletier, 1867
Satur, au boeuf ioüe en l'eau, Mars en fleiche,
Six de Feurier mortalité donra,
Ceux de Tardaigne à Bruge si grand breche,
Qu'à Ponterose chef Barbarin mourra.

Translation (Wöllner, 1926)
Saturn im Stier, Jupiter in Wassermann, Mars in Schützen
am 6. Februar gibt Sterblichkeit.
die von Sardinien. In Brügge ein sehr grosser Riss,
wie am Roten Meer. Das Haupt Barberini stirbt.

Wöllner interpreted the word eau in the first line as an abbreviation for the name of the sign of Aquarius (French: Verseau). According to him, the first two lines refer to a configuration which occurs on February 6, with Saturn in Taurus, Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars in Sagittarius. According his calculations, such configurations occurred in 1499 and 1736. Regarding February 6, 1559, he noted that at that time Jupiter was in Aquarius and Saturn in Taurus; Mars, however, was not in Sagittarius, but on 25 Scorpio.[1]
Wöllner used the Julian calendar. He did not convert data, occurring after October 10, 1582, into the Gregorian calendar. The Julian date February 6, 1736, is therefore converted into a Gregorian date: February 17, 1736. 
According to software data, the zodiacal longitudes of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars are as listed below:

  • 1499-02-06: Saturn: 2 Taurus, Jupiter: 6 Aquarius, Mars: 26 Sagittarius

  • 1559-02-06: Saturn: 17 Taurus, Jupiter: 26 Aquarius, Mars: 26 Scorpio

  • 1736-02-17: Saturn: 22 Taurus, Jupiter: 3 Aquarius, Mars: 29 Sagittarius


De Meern, the Netherlands, February 15, 2004
T.W.M. van Berkel


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

  1. Wöllner, p.50.  [text]


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