A remarkable feature of Nostradamian literature is the fact that many authors tend to see their own country in the Prophecies. Having noticed that tendency, I was quite weary of those who had attempted to see Canada or Quebec in Nostradamus' original texts.
In 1974, I read an interpretation of quatrain X-66 by Gaston Willoquet, a French-language author, neither from Quebec nor from Canada, who made a striking link between Canada and a famous royal tour of America by King George VI and his Queen. Of course, there was absolutely no mention of Canada or Quebec in quatrain X-66, but it did contain something very obscure and at the same time very striking to those familiar with the circumstances of the King's arrival in Quebec City: he was late. Why?
His ship had been stuck for two days in the Atlantic ice and fog off Newfoundland, almost precisely where the Titanic had been sunk by an iceberg in April 1912. As line 2 of X-66 appeared to be referring to the conditions making the King's trip more arduous, Willoquet's interpretation seemed to have some merit. After all, he was not a Canadian, and therefore had no reason to insist upon Canada as the possible subject of the first two lines of the quatrain.
As usual, though, the King's visit was yet another example of Nostradamus' typical dating method, using a minor event (the Empress of Australia slowed down by ice and fog in the general direction indicated by a map of Nova Scotia, in the Spring of 1939) to announce a major event (the start of WWII, in the Summer of 1939).
But this had been the only example of an interpretation featuring Canada, albeit very indirectly. Much later, in 1994, I heard another of Nostradamus' commentators make a link between les Gaulois de l'Hespérie (an odd expression referring to the French of the West) and, of all places, Quebec. That was strike two.
Strike three came after I had finally realized that Nostradamus' poetry was totally encyphered, and that the decyphered text of many quatrains was indeed referring not only to Quebec, but to her future independence. De Gaulle's 1967 speech in Montreal, ending with his 'Vive le Québec libre !', had been the trigger for that discovery.
Without further ado, here is a short list of quatrains whose decyphered text refers to Quebec's independence, on a future June 24:
De ce grand nombre que lon enuoyera
Pour secourir dans le fort assiegés,
Peste & famine tous les deuorera
Hors mis septante qui seront profligés.
Le Grand O N U enuoye à mon cher Québec,|
après le si gros OUI à son Referendum
portant sus l'idée de Souueraineté,
des Gens qui rapprochent les Minorités.
Lors que Venus du sol sera couuert,
Souz l'esplendeur sera forme occulte,
Mercure au feu les aura descouuert
Par bruit bellique sera mis à l'insulte.
Québec, la nouuelle Terre du Nord,|
est souz un culte de la France pour les
siècles du Royaume et n'aura cure de
la Réuolte qui esbranle Louis et Paris.
L'an que Mercure,Mars Venus retrograde,
Du grand Monarque la ligne ne faillir,
Esleu du peuple l'vsitant pres de Gandole,
Qu'en paix & regne viendra fort enuieillir.
Québec pleurera vng très grand Amy (mort|
quand Montréal a l'inique Loi de Guerre
de ce Trudeau), son vieux De Gaulle estant
veneu lui prédire qu'il aura enfin la Liberté.
Le sang royal sera si tresmeslé,
Constraint seron Gaulois de l'Hesperie:
On attendra que terme soit coulé,
Et que memoire de la voix soit perie.
En voyage à Montréal en liesse,|
Charles de Gaulle prononce sa "trahison"
« Québec libre ! », qu'on entend si fort
que son idée est le fait de Iuin MMXV.
Nay soubs les vmbres & iournée nocturne,
Sera en regne & bonté souueraine:
Fera renaistre son sang de l'antique vrne,
Renouuelant siecle d'or pour l'ærain.
Mon Québec estant souverayn le Iour de son|
Sainct Patron, le Bonheur règne sus
ses Gens, venus de France par l'Atlantique,
qui parleront encore le Beau François.
Quant ceulx de polleartiq vnis ensemble,
En Orient grand effraieur & crainte:
Esleu nouueau soustenu le grand temple,
Rodes Bisance de sang Barbare taincte.
La St. Iean Deux M Quinze voit vn Québec très|
Français enfin sorti de l'Angleterre
dans une allégresse de tout son Peuple
ne voulant perdre nostre si belle langue.
Dedans Monech le coq sera receu,
Le Cardinal de France apparoistra
Par Logarion Romain sera deceu
Foiblesse à l'aigle, & force au coq naistra.
Dedans mon Oracle, le cher Québec|
François sort de Canada, car l'appel
crié à Montréal par un Président
si Françoys, De Gaulle, disait : « Québec libre ! »
Le grand conflit qu'on appreste à Nancy,
L'æmathien dira tout ie soubmetz
L'isle Britanne par vin,sel en solcy,
Hem.mi deux Phi.long temps ne tiendra Metz.
Le Grand Pays tant François de Québec|
a bien deux Ans lors que l'Atome si
horrible annulle icy les Parisyens,
le Dimanche Treize Aoust de l'An MMX Sept.
An earlier decyphering of the very same quatrains had yielded an incorrect date of June 24, 2005, for Quebec's independence. In April 2003, with the coming to power in Quebec of a party opposed to this, it had become more and more obvious that this date was wrong, and that the decyphered lines containing it needed to be reviewed.
This might lead the less ferocious of my critics to even doubt the date of June 24, 2015, given their disappointment with respect to the 2005 date. They might be interested to know, however, that this incorrect date was discovered before the October 30, 1995, referendum in which Quebeckers said NO for the second time to their independence.
So, even though the decyphered date had been wrong, the outcome of the 1995 referendum had been indirectly discovered, which is still in my view a good enough reason to trust the corrected anagrams for 2015.
After all, the link made by the decyphered text of X-7 above between Quebec's independence and Paris' destruction does state that Quebec shall be 2 year-old when Paris is destroyed on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Clever, eh, this Nostradamus?!
Le 23 mai 2005
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