These are the Nostradamus quatrains that SEEM to have a bearing
on the rest of the century. I emphasize "seem" because they're
all open to varying degrees of interpretation. In addition, I
have arranged them in an order that "seems" to carry a logical
narrative, but this is purely MY interpretation. Nostradamus
said the quatrains needed to be rearranged to be comprehensible,
but I make no claims that this way is the right way. I certainly
don't claim to understand everything here. Despite the SEEMINGLY
close connections to some recent events, ponder with the proper
I have inserted comments in [brackets] where an explanation or
more information is needed. A comment with a question mark means
"definitely a guess." I've kept my other guesses to myself, so
as not to impede your personal sense of What It All Means.
Quatrains are listed as "Century.verse," for checking out the
various translators' comments, or the original French
(Nostradamus verses come in groups of one hundred, or centuries).
The comments are often helpful, so if this file interests you,
I'd suggest taking that extra step. There are lots of
translator/commentators around; browse a few to see which one
feels most accurate to you.
I.91_The gods will make it appear to mankind that they are the
authors of a great war. Before the sky was seen to be free of
weapons and rockets: the greatest damage will be inflicted on the
III.97_A new law will occupy a new land around Syria, Judea, and
Palestine. The great barbarian Empire will crumble before the
century of Ph_bus [the sun] is finished.
IV.50_Libra will be seen to reign in the West, holding the rule
over the skies and earth. No one will see the strength of Asia
destroyed until seven hold the hierarchy in succession.
I.16_A scythe joined with a pond in Sagittarius [Jupiter] at its
highest ascendant. Plague, famine, death from military hands;
the century approaches its renewal.
I.50_From the three water signs will be born a man who will
celebrate Thursday [Jupiter] as his holiday. His renown, praise,
rule, and power will grow on land and sea, bringing trouble to
X.71_The earth and air will freeze so much water when they come
to venerate on Thursdays [Jupiter]. He who will come will never
be as handsome as the four partners who come to honor him.
II.89_One day the two great leaders will be friends; their great
power will be seen to grow. The new land will be at the height
of its power, to the man of blood the number is reported.
VI.21_When those of the arctic pole are united together, in the
East will be great fear and dread. A new man elected, supported
by the great one who trembles [Greek name for Sirius], both
Rhodes [Greece] and Byzantium [Istanbul (Turkey)] will be stained
with Barbarian blood.
IV.95_The rule left to two, they will hold it a very short time.
Three years and seven months having passed they will go to war.
The two vestals will rebel against them; the victor then born on
V.78_The two will not remain allied for long; within the thirteen
years they give in to barbarian power. There will be such a loss
on both sides, that one will bless the bark [of Peter?] and its
X.66_The London premier through American power will burden the
island of Scotland with a cold thing. "Roi Reb" will have so
dreadful an Antichrist who will bring them all into the troubles.
X.75_Long awaited he will never return in Europe, he will appear
in Asia; One of the league issued from great Hermes, he will grow
above all other powers in the Orient.
II.30_A man who revives the infernal Gods of Hannibal, the terror
of mankind. Never more horror nor the papers tell of worse in
the past, than will come to the Romans through Babel [Babylon: 50
miles south of Baghdad].
IX.73_The king enters Foix wearing a blue turban, he will reign
for less than a revolution of Saturn [29.5 yrs]; the king with
the white turban, his heart banished to Byzantium, Sun, Mars, and
Mercury near Aquarius [February 1994].
III.60_Throughout Asia there will be great proscription, also in
Mysia, Lycia and Pamphylia [NW, SW, and S Turkey]. Blood will
flow because of the absolution of a young dark man, filled with
II.28_The penultimate of the prophet's name [NostraDAMus?
MuHAMmad?] will take Monday for his day of rest. He will wander
far in his frenzy delivering a great nation from subjection.
V.25_The Arab Prince, Mars, the Sun, Venus and Leo [August 1987,
1989, 1998], the rule of the Church will succumb to the sea.
Towards Persia very nearly a million men will invade Egypt and
Byzantium, the true serpent.
VI.80_From Fez the kingdom will stretch out to those of Europe.
The city blazes, the sword will slash; the great man of Asia with
a great troop by land and sea so that blues, "pers" [Persians?
the color blue-green?], the cross, he will drive out to death.
IV.43_Weapons will be heard fighting in the skies: in the same
year the divine are enemies: they will want unjustly to query the
holy laws, through lightning and war many believers put to death.
I.55_In the land with a climate opposite to Babylon there will be
great shedding of blood. Heaven will seem unjust both on land
and sea and in the air. Sects, famine, kingdoms, plagues,
I.64_At night they will think they have seen the sun, when they
see the pig half-man [man in gas mask?]: Noise, screams, battles
seen fought in the skies. And brute beasts will be heard to
VIII.59_Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also
weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by
sea will fail at time of need.
IX.92_The king will want to enter the new city, they come to
subdue it through its enemies; a captive falsely freed to speak
and act; the king to be outside, he will stay far from his enemy.
IX.79_The leader of the fleet through deceitful trickery will
make the timid ones come out of their galleys. Come out,
murdered, the leader to renounce the holy oil. Then through an
ambush they give him his deserts.
VI.33_His hand finally through the bloody Alus, he will be unable
to protect himself by sea. Between two rivers he will fear the
military hand, the black and angry one will make him repent of
it. [Iraq was once Mesopotamia, which MEANS "between two rivers,"
the Tigris and Euphrates_but of course there are other such
VIII.55_He will find himself shut in between two rivers, casks
and barrels joined to pass beyond: eight bridges broken, their
chief run through so many times, perfect children's throats slit
by the knife.
VIII.77_The third Antichrist will soon be annihilated,
twenty-seven years his war will last. The heretics are dead,
captive, exiled; with blood, human bodies, water and red hail
covering the earth.
II.91_At sunrise a great fire will be seen, noise and light
extending toward the North. Within the globe death and cries are
heard, death awaiting them through weapons, fire and famine.
II.41_The great star will burn for seven days and the cloud will
make the sun appear double. The large mastiff [England? mastiff
also called "le dogue anglais"] will howl all night when the
great pontiff changes his abode.
VI.97_The sky will burn at forty-five degrees, fire approaches
the great New City. Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up
when they want to have proof of the Normans.
I.87_Earth-shaking [_or_Neptunian] fire from the center of the
earth will cause tremors around the New City. Two great rocks
will war for a long time, then Arethusa [a Greek nymph who
changed into a stream] will redden a new river.
X.49_Garden of the world near the New City, in the road of the
hollow mountains. It will be seized and plunged in the tank,
forced to drink water poisoned with sulphur.
II.62_Mabus will then soon die and there will come a dreadful
destruction of people and animals. Suddenly vengeance will be
revealed, a hundred hands, thirst and hunger, when the comet will
II.46_After great misery for mankind an even greater approaches
when the great cycle of the centuries is renewed. It will rain
blood, milk, famine, war and disease: In the sky will be seen a
fire, dragging a trail of sparks.
X.74_The year of the great seventh number accomplished, it will
appear at the time of the games of slaughter, not far from the
age of the great millennium, when the dead will come out of their
X.72_In the year 1999, and seven months, from the sky will come
the great King of Terror. He will bring back to life the great
king of the Mongols. Before and after War reigns happily.
V.88_Through a dreadful flood on the sand a marine monster will
be found from other seas. A refuge will be made near the place,
holding Savona the slave to Turin.
III.20_Near the (river) Conca by the Adriatic sea will appear a
horrible fish with human features and an aquatic purpose, it will
be caught without the hook.
II.5_When weapons and documents are enclosed in a fish [_or_When
Mars and Mercury are in Pisces: Apr 1992, Mar-Apr 1994, Mar 1996,
Feb-Mar 1998, Feb 2000], out of it will come a man who will then
make war. His fleet will have travelled far across the sea to
appear near the Italian shore.
I.29_When the fish that travels over both land and sea is cast up
onto the shore by a great wave, its shape foreign, smooth and
frightful. From the sea the enemies soon reach the walls.
VI.5_A very great famine (caused) by a pestilent wave will extend
its long rain the length of the Arctic pole. Samarobrin one
hundred leagues [270 miles] from the hemisphere; they will live
without law, exempt from politics.
VI.24_Mars and the scepter will be in conjunction, a calamitous
war under Cancer [Mars and Jupiter in Cancer, May-July
2002_or_imperial war by America]. A short time afterwards a new
king will be anointed who will bring peace to the earth for a