As I discovered after reading Nostradamus’ Epistle to Henry over and over, the key to the mystery behind Nostradamus’ writings is religion and history.
Throughout Nostradamus’ work, a series of dated prophecies appear for the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s. All Nostradamus Commentators to date have confused these dates with the actual centuries that Nostradamus seems to be writing about. However, they appear to be code dates; the Code Key is religious history. Nostradamus was born at the start of the Protestant Reformation, a pivotal point in Christian history.
There are three Code Key Dates, and I find it interesting that all of them lead to predictions that span from 1990 to 2075; with most of them centered between 2010 and 2038.
For The 1500 Series of Prophecies, you add the Code Key: 410 CE – It is the year that Rome was sacked by the Visigoths.
For The 1600 Series of Prophecies, you add the Code Key: 405 CE – It is the year that the Latin Bible The Vulgate was published.
For The 1700 Series of Prophecies, you add the Code Key: 311 CE – It is the year Rome enacted The Edict of Christian Toleration.
Quatrain VI-54 held the key; it had a 1600 Series prophecy that referred to “the Liturgy”. Certainly, the source of the Christian Liturgy is The Holy Bible.
This dating code that Nostradamus used throughout The Quatrains, The Presages, and The Sixains is the connecting link to his work. In all The Quatrains, there are only four 1600 Series of Quatrains and only three 1700 Series of Quatrains. The main body of the 1600 Series of predictions is found in The Sixains and The Presages.
BARACK OBAMA’S ARAB SPRING CAME TO NORTH AFRICA IN 2012
Nostradamus Quatrain VI-54
Au poinct du iour au second chant du coq,
Ceulx de Tunes, de Fez, & de Bugie:
Par les Arabes captif le roy Maroq,
L’an mil six cens & sept, de Liturgie.
Nostradamus Quatrain VI-54
At daybreak and the second crowing of the cock,
Those of Tunis (Tunisia), Fez (Morocco), and Bougie (Algeria):
By means of the Arabs [Islamic Alliance] capture the King of Morocco,
One thousand six hundred and seven [1607-2012] years from the Liturgy.
For Quatrain VI-54, when you apply the 1600 series code key of 405 CE to 1607, this date becomes 2012 CE.
Morocco began its own quiet version of the so-called Arab Spring in 2012. This Quatrain unlocked Nostradamus’ Dating Code for me. The source of “the Liturgy” is The Vulgate, first published in 405 CE.
Now the King of Morocco was not overthrown in 2012, but The Arab Spring nearly caused him to flee. This is The Nostradamus Butterfly Effect. The seeds for this prediction to come true were sown in 2012.
THIS IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF HOW NOSTRADAMUS FORMULATES DATES
IN 1776 THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WAS SIGNED
IN 1791 LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE WERE CAPTURED ESCAPING AND IMPRISONED
1791-1776 = 15 YEARS
Nostradamus Quatrain IV-96
La soeur aisnee de l’Isle Britannique,
Quinz ans deuant le frere aura naissance:
Par son promis moyennant verrifique,
Succedera au regne de balance.
Nostradamus Quatrain IV-96
The elder sister of the British Isle,
Born Fifteen years before her brother:
Through her promise in return for verification,
Succeeding to the kingdom of the balance.
TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION: Nostradamus Quatrain IV-96
[America] The elder sister of the British Isle
Born Fifteen years  before her brother [France in 1791]
Through her promise in return for verification [concerning nuclear weapons],
[America will] Succeed to the Kingdom of the balance [Christian Church/Justice],
The quatrain is a good example of Nostradamus’ dating schemes and identifiers. The symbolism of the Kingdom of the Balance, the United States, and the preservation of Christianity is found throughout all of Nostradamus’ work. That is why I have included it here with the passages from The Epistle to Henry.
Here is a first important example on how to read Nostradamus’ dates. America celebrates July 4th, 1776 as its Declaration of Independence from rule under the British crown.
“Fifteen years” later, King Louise XVI of France and Marie Antoinette tried to flee France. Their carriage ride to Varennes and arrest on the night of June 22nd, 1791 is the symbolic end of the French monarchy.
These are not the actual dates of the founding of the United States or the Republic of France, but in 1776 and in 1791 the symbolic events of the signing of Declaration of Independence and the capture of Louise XVI and Marie Antoinette would lead to the formation of both republics.
This is another perfect example of The Nostradamus Butterfly Effect.
It is important to note here also, as I explain in the chapters ahead, that there is an unwritten part to my interpretation of this quatrain that I will touch upon briefly. Line three in Quatrain IV-96 states that, “Through her promise in return for verification”, the United States will be, “Succeeding to the kingdom of the balance”.
The Kingdom of the Balance is the Christian Church. Lady Justice holds the balance. She is the judge of morality. Why will America inherit the power of the Christian Church? I suspect that during a nuclear missile attack, America will be sacrificed waiting for “verification” of the attack.
This interpretation of Quatrain IV-96 I have held since the days of the Cold War. It is interesting that questions of President Trump’s competence and position in the nuclear chain-of-command are now an issue. Will the people of the United States pay a price for those doubts?