This Quatrain begins another important Triplicate Series, and there is a nest of them in the very important Century VI.

Quatrain VI-21 presents readers with another printing conundrum. The 1557 edition has “the great temple” in line three. Every edition after that has “the great tremble”, which I and other Nostradamus Commentators have taken as an allusion to war.

The 1557 Edition was the first printing of this Quatrain and the following Quatrain VI-22 mentions “the great celestial or heavenly temple”. Since Nostradamus was still alive in 1557, I tend to go with “the great temple”. However, there is nothing to say that after the printing, he noticed the mistake and edited it for the next edition.

It is a tough a call, because “the newly elected [leader] supports the great trembling” as an allusion to war works better with the following last line, “Rhodes (Greece), Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) stained with Barbarian blood.”

Then if we take a different inflection in line three, “soustenu” is “soutenu”, meaning supported, sustained, or propped up, and then it becomes a possible allusion to a building such as a Temple. We know that Donald Trump is considering moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It is interesting to speculate if this will initiate a rebuilding of the Jewish Temple.

Those of the arctic pole” suggests NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. “In the Orient great terror and fear” implies both Russia and China.

NATO “united together” means that some unifying event will bring fear to Russia and China, perhaps in regard to the Jewish Temple. This now seems like a possibility and trigger point since the recent rioting and shootings on the Temple Mount.




Nostradamus Quatrain VI-21
Quant ceulx de polle artiq vnis ensemble,
En Orient grand effrayeur & crainte:
Esleu nouueau, soustenu le grand temple [tremble],
Rodes, Bisance de sang barbare taincte

Nostradamus Quatrain VI-21
When those of the arctic pole [NATO] unite assembling,
In the Orient [China/Russia] great terror and fear:
Newly elected supporting the great temple [tremble/war],
Rhodes (Greece), Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) stained with Barbarian blood.

Nostradamus Quatrain VI-22
Dedans la terre du grand temple celique,
Nepueu à Londres par paix faincte meurtry:
La barque alors deuiendra scismatique,
Liberté faincte sera au corn. & cry

Nostradamus Quatrain VI-22
Within the land of the great celestial temple,
Nephew at London through false peace murdered:
The bark will then become schismatic,
Liberty false shall be horn and cry

It is my believe that this is related to The False Peace. Edgar Leoni does suggest that “paix faincte” could be a variant of saint peace. I believe it is “paix feinte”, false peace.

The nephew at London is possibly Prince William. Charles will be the King of Great Britain when war starts with Russia. From other Quatrains, that I will examine in Chapter Fourteen, it appears that one of his sons will die in combat.

Nostradamus Quatrain VI-23
D’esprit de regne munismes descriees,
Et seront peuples esmeuz contre leur Roy:
Paix, faict nouueau, sainctes loix empirees,
Rapis onc fut en si tresdur arroy.

Nostradamus Quatrain VI-23
The spirit of the realm coins devalued,
And people stirred up against their King:
Peace, new fact, holy laws [made] worse,
Rapis [Paris] was never in so severe an array.

Clearly, a currency devaluation reflects an economic crisis. While working on this book during the French Presidential election, this Quatrain made me realize that Marine Le Pen would lose. Emmanuel Macron won the French Presidency with over 66% of the vote.

It is probably all for the best. When The Global Economic Collapse comes, nearly every country in the West will be thrown into chaos and revolution.