Nostradamus 3-94 = 500 Years
A big question often asked "Was Nostradamus really talking of our time?" In truth many of the Centuries were already fulfilled; many still remain to be realized. Nostradamus was born on 14 December 1503 and died 2 July 1566 at the age of 63 years.
After a visit to Italy in mid 1550's Nostradame started publishing annual calendars with prophesies; much like our daily horoscopes. The first came out in 1550, the same year he changed his name from Nostredame to Nostradaumus. In total he printed 11 almanacs and at least 6,338 prophesies. Subsequently Nostradamus decided to write a book - that which we know today as "The Prophesies" It was published in three instalments; but a large portion of the seventh Century (7-43 to 7-100) were lost - and is still not available. An interesting fact of words occurs. The original titles were "The Prophesies BY Nostradamus" and not "The Prophesies OF Nostradamus" A very different meaning in BY and OF!
The Prophesies Part I were first published in 1555, Part II with 289 new prophesies in 1557 and the final Part III with 300 quatrains in 1558. By Nostradamus own instructions Part II and Part III could only be published post-mortem. Most of the original copies are lost and what we have today is a compilation of the earlier three books called "The Centuries" where we find 942 Quatrains grouped in nine sets of 100 and the final Century of 42 Quatrains. Unfortunately we do not have the dates and order in which these original Quatrains (verses) were written - that would have made life so much easier to translate and bond together the related verses.
Nostradamus did not write all of these quatrains himself. Many of them seems to stem from earlier works likes of 'De Honesta Diciplines' of Peter Crinitus (1504), 'Mirabbillis Liber' by Tiburtine Sibyl (1522), and other occult related books like The Mysteries of Egyptand and other scriptures of Chaldean and Assyrian magic by Lamblichus about 320 AD.
There is one Quatrain that stands out to me as an overview of Nostradamus's publications.
ORIGINAL IN FRENCH
De cinq cens ans plus compte lon tiendra,
Celuy qu'estoit l'ornement de son temps:
Puis a` vn coup grande clarte' donra,
Qui par ce siecle les rendra trescontens.
For five hundred years more one will keep count of him
Who was the ornament of his time:
Then suddenly great light will he give,
He who for this century will render them very satisfied.
The five hundred years more lone field
the one questioned, the ornament of sound in time
only then first time big clarity information
who for this century the return very important/satisfied
TIME: for five hundred years or more a lone field
CONFIRMATION: the one questioned, ornament of sound in time
INCIDENT: only then for the first time a big clarity of information
ADDITIONAL: who for this century the return very pleased.
Now 507 years (500 plus?) has passed since the birth of Nostradamus, 445 since his death.
For those that like to play with numbers; here is a truly interesting one:
Day of birth 14 December = 1+4+1+2=8 number of infinity.
Year of birth 1503, add up 1+5+0+3=9.
Year of death 1566, add up 1+5=6+6+6 (666)=18=1+8=9.
Day of death 2nd of July is 2+7=9.
Age of death: 6+3=9
Total number of birth 1+4+1+2+1+5+0+3=1+7=8
Total number of death and age 2+7+1+5+6+6+6+3=3+6=9
The general translation in this case is not really very different from the way I see it. This is one of the classical cases where Nostradamus actually used words form French, Italian, Spanish AND his own made up like qu'stoid, tiendra and trescontens; thus it took some work to get it all into English!
TWIST: (The Way I See Things)
I see this as a possible explanation as to why there is so much confusion about 'The Prophesies ' by Nostradamus. Here is similarity to the Biblical book of Daniel where words are written but the understanding is obscured until the time where the author needed it to be revealed. Somehow I suspect the same thing happened here and it could only indicate some sort of divine interference. This particular Quatrain is all about The Prophesies - the Centuries of Quatrains as written by Nostradamus.
LINE #1: For five hundred years it will be more of a lone field than understood. People will read, seek and ponder. They will try and they will have some success but mostly they will not see the real value.
LINE #2: The one that was questioned and honoured in his time, often visited by many people from all over Europe, an ornament seek out to see, question and be revered for the cunning accuracy of his predictions . . .will be alone for five hundred years; though his prophesies will reverberate over the fields of time.
LINE #3: at the fulfilment of the time, there will be a sudden big clarity on the information that was obscured for such a long time.
LINE #4: For this century, they will be very satisfied to understand - at last. Could also mean for this last century this could be very important to understand.
It is my understanding and observation that L'Prophecies of Nostradamus is now rapidly been investigated, translated and correctly applied. With the help of the internet and the modern collection of millions of people, the data in these documents becomes more and more understandable. Sometimes when I work on a Quatrain I will find more than 40 windows open on my computer. There are links in links within links and more links to follow. It is such a great experience to see how the words of this man came to be exact, precise and detailed! It is not only that, but there were very specific Quatrains with regards to dates and incidents; so now we can apply them and verify the authenticy (or lack) of Nostradamus.
Today we are 455 years after he started working on The Prophesies. I would dare to say the century Nostradamus talked about will be the period 450+ to 550+ years after his writings. We are right smacaroo in the middle of it, which is also a little 'plus' since his birthday!