1557 Utrech Du Rosne

Le grand Empire sera tost desolé,
Et translaté pres d’arduenne silue:
Les deux bastardz par l’aisné decollé,
Et regenera Aenodarb, nay de milue.

The great Empire will soon be desolated
And transferred to near the silvain Ardennes,
Both bastards beheaded for/by/through the most senior,
And Aenodarb regenerates, born out the centre.

 Line 1, in this context OF ‘desolé’ stirs ideas of depopulation by ravaging conflicts. Could this be the collapsing Empire of the Romans? Poetic licence aside, the future tense used by Michel Nostredame must suggest some other collapsed hegemony of a later century.

Line 2, OF ‘d’arduenne silue’ means ‘of the forest-covered Ardennes’.

The ‘Cambridge Ancient History’ maps out ‘Latènes A to D’ so as to divide the dominant ethnic groups in the Second Century BC. Two of the Latènes are in the Eifel-Ardennes area. (The North West quarter being exceptionally difficult to pin down with regard to its ethnogenesis.)

Like the Black Forest in Germany, the Ardennes have ever been a popular focal-point for military war-plan discussions. As the Meuse has a riverport this became a reality during WWII after Allied troops had landed in Western France and needed to secure inland ship support. A German advance made a sizeable dent into the oncoming American line. The Battle of the Bulge in 1944 was a major conflict with one tenacious US regiment becoming more highly decorated than any had been. The Germans evacuated Belgium completely yet gained precious time because of a lingering career-style dispute between Britain’s Montgomery and America’s Eisenhower.

Line 3, OF ‘par’, by or though, was somewhat interchangeable with ‘pour’, for, and that may be the case here. OF ‘aisné/aîné’ means the oldest, the earliest-dated in a group of people such as siblings, or possibly someone quite late in their life. In the Norman French custom of fiefdom the ‘ainsné’ was a vassal held responsible for collecting all moneys payable to the lord of the demsene. OF ‘decollé’ means either a person beheaded or something come unstuck.

OF ‘bastard/bâtard/abâtardi’ is rather open to interpretation. In modern Fr. it means plain misbegotten or simply illegitimate but in another sense it means merely natural. Then again it also means crossbred. OF is similar but extends to modified, especially if modified to disadvantage.

For a practising astrologer symbolism is everything. Two of the Zodiac signs have symbolic crossbred forms, Sagittarius the half-human and half-horse centaur and Capricornicus a sea-goat or goat-fish which as Berosus says in ‘Bunsen’ is a combination like a terrestrial Pan with an oceanic add-on.

Line 4. The family name of Emperor Nero (d. AD 68) was Ahenobarbus, meaning a coppery or bronzed beard. They were a generational ruling family, intermittently from 192 BC on. (Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, a Roman consul.) What about Aenodarb? We may encounter elsewhere a reference to ‘Aenobarbe’, quite possibly the Sixteenth Century’s privateer/admiral ‘Hayreddin Barbarossa’ (Redbeard).

(See the Nostradamus Quatrains IX 6  THE ENGLISH IN GUIENNE & V 59 AENOBARBE)

Latin ‘aeno/aēnus’ is copper or bronze. OF ‘aerain’ is brass, an alloy of copper.

(See the Nostradamus Quatrain I 1 A SLOPING FLAME)

I suppose it is just possible that Aenobarbe/Aenodarb, as an approximation for a coppery-bronze beard, could be a reference to Hitler’s typically hawkish bid for the Eastern front that he codenamed Barbarossa. This had the effect of pointing the German Army in two directions (like Dagon, who faced both worlds at once) after the Allies had landed in France. In fact, Hitler had previously named exactly where the Allies would invade but was talked down by his military logicians who disagreed utterly with him. He subsequently refused to be talked down about fighting in the Ardennes and this might have worked if they had had good cloud cover as the open ground beyond the Meuse offered a quick way to the coast, to Brussels. Even without the weather on their side, they made a bulge in the enemy line that grew deeper each day. The salient of the German offensive was described as being in the profile of a prominent nose.

Surely the name Aenodarb is related to Aenobarbe or Ahenobarbus? They are curiously similar yet different like an individual with some of the characteristics of his kin. Perhaps the change from ‘b’ to ‘d’ is to envoke Dagon. He had been thought of as a National god-figure by the Philistines much like Roman Emperors or mythical supermen or the political leaders of modern authoritarian regimes are presented to the people by the state-induced/state-coerced news media.

OF ‘régénérer’ depends upon the interpreted context. Medically it would mean to regenerate or merge; regarding lineage, to perpetuate the bloodline; figuratively, to renew or refresh. OF ‘milue’ resembles ‘millieu’ and appears to be an unusual compound noun with ‘mi-‘ being middle and ‘lue’ representing either time or space. Should we choose ‘middle of the sky’ we would be close to the astrological ‘midheaven’ or tenth house (career and honours awarded). Otherwise this could be the centre of our own particular universe, the visible Milky Way.

From the introduction to the Article 2012 NOSTRADAMUS;

About the Celestial Science: On December 21, 2012, Winter solstice, the Sun should align with the Milky Way fairly uniquely in that on this particular trip by the Sun it appears to ride against part of the darkened rent that spreads out at the ‘galactic equator’.  (The Mayans held that the Sun re-enters its birth canal to be reborn.) This Great Dark Rift is in the broadest part of the Milky Way and should open the centre of the Galaxy to us. As the alignment occurs, the solstice meridian will align with the crossing point of the ecliptic and the ‘galactic equator’ and then pass-over to the other side. Incidentally, Plato has said in his dialogue ‘Timaeus’ that when a creator of the universe  had first made the cosmos,  a cross in the shape of an X was created at the intersection of the Sun’s path and the ‘celestial equator’. Yet both these heavenly spheres employed here, galactic and celestial,  are a kind of reification of immaterial man-made abstracts – although that in itself doesn’t prevent a pull by a ‘blackhole’ or a push by a ‘superwave’ or something otherwise and overdue dropping through the galactic mailbox.

The ancient astrologues viewed the night sky as a vast curtain penetrated by a myriad of lights. Possibly we are being presented here with a time that is marked by two constellations, both moved from their accustomed places in the night sky by virtue of the Precession of the Equinox, the mechanical creator-curator of time. They are beheaded (extinguished or displaced) by the ‘elder’.  As a planet-god this elder might be Saturn or the Sun or even Jupiter.  Alternatively, the Abrahamic division of the human race has two legendary symbolic fathers – Adam (Atum) our First Father and Noah our Second Father  (but I am greatly reminded of Einstein’s frequent references to the prime mover of the Universe as the Alter, the Old Man).

On The Other Hand

There is another wider interpretation that is held by a Portuguese researcher and others that this Nostradamus Quatrain V 45 is one of planet and population.

 It’s becoming widely apparent that environmentalism has its fifth column and what is or is not sustainable is a purely political decision perhaps supported by science’s mercenary corp in obliging interpretations rather than hard facts.

 Here, as usual, a future Empire has gone down to dust. But this empire is the whole wide world. As this theory goes, the current or Third Millennium is the senior, the First and Second millennia being bastards in the sense of twin follies. Things are still bleak because of Aenodarb or ‘the kite-shaped nose’, a sinister strong man with an aquiline nose. (This interpretation of that name is not clear, even in Portuguese it seems, and fails to explain the inclusion of letter ‘d’ where we might otherwise expect a letter ‘b’.)

 The idea is that this Nostredame vision has not the usual religiosity of a prophecy and is simply a statement of what may become of us under the governance of psycopaths and their sycophants. ‘Business as usual’ reaches its logical, barbarous, godless, excessively forceful conclusion. Others argue it is indeed a prophetic warning, much like the Book of Revelation and other End Time-cum-Golden Time legends, and calls on us all to reflect and meditate upon this. A commentator has pointed out that Aenodarb Man may be spotted frequenting many current news reports (though some may be staged by actors on remote foreign movie sets, be warned). ‘Les deux bastardz’ are then two millennia of church Christianity created by compartmentalizing the human race (it’s easily achieved) which somehow brings about the return of Emperor Nero, the ‘anti-cristos’. Under the aegis of Cold War weapons races/terrorist threats central power is requiring no-thought-too-crazy weaponizations, such as some suggested by DARPA, and the odd ethics of Mutually Assured Destruction are gone mad. The ‘kite-nose’ may be a parallel to ‘hawk-nosed’, it has been suggested, which in turn may suggest a person of sharp insight, forearmed by the space satellites that can photograph through solid earth. Uncovering some suspect foreign secret may mistakenly provoke the destruction of the human habitat one day, such is the misfit of basic human nature with advanced technology.

 I might as well mention some of the names jumbled up in the letters of this quatrain, as I did check for them, although I did not particularly feel in this instance that these were intended by Nostredame. I feel these are incidental anomalies but I might be wrong so here goes:

Bataille des Ardennes, la rivière Meuse, coeur pourpre,
DARPA USA, Barry Soeteros Obama,
Nero (referred to in some quatrains including IX 17) and Aenobarbe (V 59, linked above)première, deuxième, troisième, Millénaire.

Dagon or ‘Little Fish’ was a top-of-the-pantheon, pre- Judeo-Christian god of fish and multiplication at a time of water-worship in the Levant. This was vaporized/absorbed by Sun-worships such as Mithraism. Soldiers of Mithra bore symbolic crosses on their foreheads (also see ‘the introduction to the Article 2012 NOSTRADAMUS’, above) and the last Mithraic Pontiff was Emperor Constantine who first established Roman Catholicism. His fish-head hat, robes and ritual regalia – all derived from Dagon worship – were handed down to his prime choice of Papa. The letters of the name Dagon are available from each of the first and second couplets by Line 1 and Line 4. (And two images from the Louvre in Paris may be seen individually on the Wikipedia page for DAGON and elsewhere on the worldwideweb. Note the headworn cross, looking much like it is made out of a fish with two fins.)