Preamble: In the first chart of the Sefirot
series I stated:
Nostradamus' work holds
many conundrums designed to limit access to the content of his
Prophecies. This is true to an extent where most people believe
his work is the deliberate shambles of a charlatan. Yet there is
direct evidence in his prose writings that show he had a
pre-thought plan which guided his work. His Preface to the first
batch of Prophecies published in 1552 clearly indicates that he
already knew the content that his Prophecies would cover. He
wasn't making it up as he went but took already recorded events
in what seems a random order and placed them in a new sequence
which he called his ten Centuries.
In order to keep control over his writings Nostradamus then needed a scheme
that would tell him which topics he had already covered and he
did this by relying on a coding device well known in the
sixteenth century. It is part of the Cabala but the reasons for
its use don't necessarily require that he believed in the
mystical principles at the heart of its source. He needed a
scheme that a person in a later time would be able to associate
with the time of his writing. The Tree of Life also known as the Sefirot, Sephirot or Sephiroth was such a device. It is probable
that he drew up charts based on these trees in which he placed
ten verses and then used the ciphers traditionally linked to the
ten spheres of the tree to guide the content wording and
lettering in each verse.
(Note: In the chart below verse
content is presented in four formats
1. Translation into English in black,
2. Original French text in
3. English anagram sequences found in text in
4. Contribution to context of
the chart in cyan.)
Aim of this presentation
It is the purpose of this paper to present my Sephirot Chart of
Nostradamus Ciphers whose links reveal the mechanism for giving
dates to events at the end of the 21st century. In this set of verses Nostradamus
ciphers center on the movements of Polaris; they include
Polaris, polar signs, polar route & polar site. The movement
relates to the current Pole
Star (Polaris) as it passes its zenith in 2105CE. Nostradamus
mechanism involves prominent events of an astronomic,
environmental and human type.
I believe Nostradamus presents these verses to show in detail how his
mechanism for dates operates. The astronomic dates use planet
conjunctions in specified constellations to select important
years; the rising of named constellations is used for giving
specific months while the annual circle of the little bear
around the Pole Star is used to set larger periods of a year.
Within this cluster Nostradamus uses another device that defines two periods
separated by long periods in which similar conjunctions are
relevant. He does this by the use of older names for regions
affected by events beyond the later part of the current century.
The name Guienne used in the text of
two verses applies to the south-west lowlands of France as do
several of the names given in these verses. That this is
relevant is made clear in another verse where it mentions turmoil in both France and Italy with the
Italian reference appearing as Insub
in another verse. This is the old name for the lowland region
around Milan occupied by the Celtic Insub
re tribes in
about 250BCE. Around the sixteenth century this name applied to
lowlands below the lakes at the foot of the Alps.
Nostradamus' Prophecies mention many towns in these regions as they are ones
with which he was familiar through living in those regions or
travelling long periods within them. This is a reason that would
have made their fate so central to Nostradamus thinking since
his suggested flood levels would one day drown all the towns in
which he had dwelt.
And this cluster of verses presents a rather clever way of suggesting these
floods as relevant environmental features allowing specific
dates to be given for ongoing events in our century and beyond.
In the first line of C4 Q32 his text says
In the places & times of flesh giving way to fish.
There are other verses where this style can be seen and they
relate to events in this century and beyond. In my sefirot for
flood ciphers I included C9 Q69 whose fourth line says Lobster on the land not a third thereof will remain.
It is clear that these present a style that thinly covers
important meaning rather than them being inexplicable
irrelevancies. Each needs the cluster to which it has strong
links to deliver uits context and content.
But the line in C4 Q32 does more than this because it draws into play the
significance of the ancient names for definable lowland regions.
In the year 2100 their will be one of the few occasions on which
each of the three major planets will be in conjunction and it
takes place in Aries. Such a conjunction is found in November
2100 in Virgo while earlier Mars plus Venus aligned at the
head of Aries and Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun in the middle of
the constellation. This is a setting adequately described in
verse C1 Q51 (at the head of the cluster shown below). And there
is an additional feature related to the times in which these
older names were relevant since they not only define the place
but provide the basis for the time (as stated above).
Nostradamus was born in late 1503 when a similar series of conjunctions of the
three major planets was occurring in Gemini. When he was 21
years of age another occurrence took place in Pisces. So through
these two rare planetary configurations Nostradamus bore the
mystic relevance of his age. Through the timing of his birth and
the anticipated reunion of stars in 1524 when he was living in
Guienne he was to experience the powerful but flawed mysticism
which turned astronomic events into astrological prediction.
There were many prophets in his time and the conjunction of 1524
in Pisces was widely seen by people as a time of pending doom.
The conjunction of 1524 did bring about great anxiety that became a panic and
this mindset is attributed to the publication of an almanac
listing future astronomic events to which its authors (Stoeffler
and Phlaum) gave a passing note to 1524 in a small
paragraph in their 1499 publication which said:
In this year we
shall see eclipse neither of sun nor moon. But in this
year  will occur positions of the planets well
worthy of wonderment. For in the month of February will
occur twenty conjunctions, small, mean, and great, of
which sixteen will occupy a watery sight [the
astrological sign of Pisces] signifying to well nigh the
whole world, climates, kingdoms, provinces, estates,
dignitaries, brutes, beasts of thesea, and to all
dwellers on earth indub
itable mutation, variation and
alteration such as we have scarce perceived for many
centuries from historiographers and our elders.
From this passage and its inherent links to water people other than the
authors saw the mutations as including Noah style floods. It
wasn't only charlatans who took this view for it became a
phenomenon affecting decisions by governments across Europe.
Despite Stoefflers denial that this was not his meaning nor was
it what he had actually said, people planned for what they saw
as the end of the world. But 1524 brought no floods; in fact it
was a remarkably dry year. But equally there was no remarkable
onset of the mutations variations and alterations that were
included in the note in the almanac.
Nostradamus would therefore have been well aware of the folly of basing
predictions on astronomic settings but at the same time he would
have realized that such settings provide an absolute calendar by
which to identify timing of earthly events.
There is no doub
t that Nostradmus, unlike Stoeffler, did foresee mammoth
future floods but the floods were prophecy whereas his astronomy
settings were a dating mechanism to which the rising water
levels added a calibration for other earthly events.
I have composed books of
prophecies each containing a hundred quatrains of astronomic
prophecies, which I have intentionally arranged a little
obscurely. They contain perpetual predictions for (the
period) from now until the year 3797... Cesar
Preface 1555 (PCE6).
The world is approaching, an anaragonic revolution [2105 precession of Polestar] and from the present
 I write here that [from the aforesaid event] before a hundred
and seventy seven years three months plus eleven days [2282CE] there will be pestilence,
long famine, and wars. And by worldwide floods between here and the term I have
fore-stated, and before and after it by several times, will [the world] be so
diminished, and so few people will there be found that want to take to the
fields which will become free for as long as their prior owners have held them..Cesar
So this is an important cluster drawn
together by ciphers based on on single theme and within these
verses the ideas raised above can be perceived (See below).