by Van Berkel
L'an que Saturne en eau sera conioinct,
Auecques Sol,le Roy fort & puissant:
A Reims & Aix sera receu & oingt,
Apres conquestes meurtrira innocens.
(Van Berkel, 2002)
The year in which Saturn in the water will be together
With the Sun, the very powerful King
Will be received and anointed at Reims and Aix,
After conquests he will murder the innocent.
Berkel categorizes this quatrain as a horary chart
first and second line indicate a conjunction of the Sun and Saturn in
one of the water signs Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.
In the imagination period (October 16, 1524 - February 27, 1554), there
was a Sun-Saturn conjunction on July 12, 1534 on the last degree of
Cancer. This conjunction was almost exactly in opposition with Jupiter
retrograde in Capricorn. For this reason, July 12, 1534, has been
supposed to be the composing date instead of June 28, 1533, when there
was also a Sun-Saturn conjunction.
fulfilment date of this quatrain is around July 29, 2308.
the compilation of the quatrains 04-86 and 09-86 to 1593, the year in
which in France a new king had to be appointed. According to Halbronn,
quatrain 04-86 reflects the dream of French kings to become Germany's
emperor. This quatrain, which he linked to Charles III of Lorraine, one
of the pretendents to the throne, originates according to Halbronn from
the (catholic) camp of the League, which resisted against Henry
of Navarre, the protestant pretendent, who in the course of 1593 would
convert himself to catholicism.
In June-July 1593, the Sun and Saturn were in Cancer.
Elsewhere on this site, Halbronn's article Les
deux quatrains "86" du couronnement contains his full
comment upon this quatrain.
updated on October 31, 2008