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The verses herein directly relate to SATURN. Characters who are also connected to SATURN are treated separately: see also Italy, France . Additional verses will be added from time to time, and commentary as fitting based on the feedback received to Nostradamus on SATURN.
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Chief of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn,
God eternal what changes (mutations)!
Then for a long age (cycle) his evil times return,
France and Italy what turbulence.
Esmotions-[turbulent], emotion, commotion, sudden, or turbulent stirrings; agitation of spirit, mind, violent emotion of thoughts, vehement inclination of the mind.
The foreign nation will divide the booty,
Saturn in war (Mars) his appearance furious:
Horrible and harsh to the Tuscans and Latins,
Greeks, that will come to strike curiously.
Leave, leave, of Geneva not a single person will be spared,
Saturn will change from gold to iron,
RAYPOZ will exterminate all those against him,
Before the advent, the heaven will show signs.
The tree whose branches had long been dead and withered,
In one night, will come to grow green again;
Cron king (roy) sick, prince with bound feet,
Feared by his enemies he will make his sail bound.
According to Greek myth, Eurynome, goddess of all things created the 7 planetary powers, setting a Titaness and Titan over each one, Rhea and Cronus were set over Saturn. Thus, the sick king is Saturn.
A great army will pass (through) the mountains,
Saturn in the Arc turning away from the fish of Mars:
Poison concealed under the head of salmon,
Their chief hanging by a rope of polymers.
I could not bring myself to discuss seriously J.H. opinions on this verse: but M.R. relates it via the works of Plato to Oliver Cromwell, throwing in some extra garbage about the divination of his birth and sign: from ignorance to madness,
'La fleur n'est qui cendre.'
The best (of him) is but trash;
The fairest no better than a dead flourish.
In the sloping park a great atrocity,
Committed by those from Insubria (part of Italy) and the Hesperia (west, or Spain):
Fire, plague, and captivity in the ship(a)
Mercury in the Arc, Saturn's (influence) Corrupted, or fading.
(a) considering the last line, I suspect Rome, or the Vatican City.
Saturn was the first god of Rome, known as Saturnius Mons, from the earliest of times. He was seen as god of generation, renewal, wealth, abundance and agriculture, and later a god of time compared to the Greek god Cronus. His most famous yearly festival, was the Saturnalia, a time of revelry and feasting, role reversals, free speech, and the giving of gifts. Considering in Century 5 verse 11(see Africa), we read, 'Those of Venus will hold all of Africa; and Saturn will no longer occupy their realm.' Nostradamus is talking in religious terms:
The blood of the just through Taur and La Dorade,
To avenge itself against the Saturnins,
In the new lake, they will drown the servants(b),
Then to march against the Albanins.
(b) the word here in French is 'mainade' but there is no such word in French. I suspect that the Maenads, is what he is referring too: these women, were a lot like the female priests of Bacchus and Dionysus, and the female priests of the Druids, food for thought?
Taur and Dorade may be 2 churches in Toulouse France. Albanins, may be those of Alba, or Albanians?
Once again, they will come to pollute the temples of the saints,
pillaged by the senate of Toulouse:
2 of Saturn's 3 cycles completed,
In April, May, people of a new bread.
One will see blood rain on the rocks,
Sun in the East, Saturn in the West:
Close to Orgon war, at Rome a great evil will be witnessed,
Fleet destroyed and sent into the depths, and the Tridental captured.
The Meuse (river?) by day in area of Luxembourg?
Saturn and 3 in the Urn discovered:
Mountain, plain, village and city and borough,
Deluge in Lorraine, treason through or by, the great Urn [feminine tense.]
Considering that the Meuse is far from Luxemburg, I cannot agree with previous authors. I suspect the Muses, who were primarily mountain goddesses is alluded to, as all their most important cult centres where on hills or mountain sides: and that rainfall and water from the numerous hills and mountains cause major flooding. Not only there but in the neighbouring region of Lorraine in France. It is not for me to go further at this time.
In the year that Saturn in water (Aquarius?) will be allied (or in conjunction) with the Sun,
an all- powerful king
At Reims and Aix, (both in France) will be received and anointed,
After conquests, he will (order the) murder the innocent.
Line 1, refers to an alliance between those of Saturn, and those of the Sun, to protect and patrol the seas. Such an alliance will not be the norm.
The realm (Africa) and law under Venus Elevated;
Saturn will have through Jupiter (Rome) Empire:
The law and realm through the Sun raised,
By the Saturnins will endure the worst.
After the ass drivers have shaved by fire,
They will be compelled to change into diverse clothes:
Those of Saturn (Saturnins) burned by the millers,
Except for the greater part which will not be covered (discovered).
In the year Saturn is set free,
The French territories will be flooded by water:
Of Trojan blood will be his marriage,
And he will be secured by the surrounding Spanish.
At the 4th pillar where they sacrifice to Saturn,
Cracked by earthquake and flood:
Under the Edifice of Saturn an urn found,
Of gold stolen by Capion and then replaced.
By those of the Sun the sea will not be crossed in safety,
Those of Venus will hold all of Africa:
Saturn will no longer occupy their countries,
And parts of Asia will change also.
In the year that Saturn and Mars are equally fiery,
The air very dry for a very long time:
Through fires set secretly a great place burnt to dust,
Little rain, hot winds, wars and incursions.
Saturn and Mars in Leon Spain captured,
By the Libyan (African) chief trapped in the conflict,
Nearing Malta, Herodde, captured alive,
And the Roman sceptre will be struck by the Cock.
Of the great Market that which they will say a liars,
By all flooded, and the camp of the Athenien:
They will be surprised by the speed of the light horseman,
Of those of Albanois (people of Alba), Mars, Leo, Saturn vn versien.
'vn version, I suspect bastardised to rhyme with Athenien. Other authors render it, in Aquarius, I am tempted to, 'verseur' a shedder, spiller; overthrower?
The large Bronze- Brass, one which decrees the hours,
Upon the death of the Tyrant to cease:
Tears, laments and cries, waters, ice-frost to destroy harvest,
V.S.C. peace, the army will pass.
The large bronze one of time is Saturn, Cronos.
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