Notre-Dame Fire and Its Supposed Prophecy Written by 15th-Century French Astrologer

April 18, 2019 Updated: April 23, 2019

Did Nostradamus predict the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame on April 15, 2019? One particular quatrain written centuries ago by a French astrologer in his book “Les Propheties” would appear to be a prophecy about the fire.

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As Nostradamus’s poems were written using vague words and metaphors—they often have cryptic, symbolic, and hard-to-understand content—their interpretation always remains controversial. Hence, the below is some food for thought:

Berkeley University lecturer and professional astrologer Jessica Adams noted a startling correlation between the use of the word “emotion,” which was said by 15th-century Astrologer Nostradamus, and French President Emmanuel Macron the day after the fire.

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter on April 16, 2019: “Notre-Dame is engulfed with flames. Emotion of the whole nation. Thoughts are with Catholics and all the French. Like all citizens, I am sad to see this part of us burn.”

In her blog, Adams compared this with Nostradamus’s quatrain in Century I-51.



Chef d’Aries, Jupiter et Saturne,

Dieu eternel quelles mutations?

Puis par long siecle son maling temps retourne,

Gaule et Italie, quelles emotions?


The head of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn,

God eternal, what changes can be expected?

Following a long century, evil will return

France and Italy, what emotions will you undergo?


Adams explains: “Following a long century, evil will return…Nostradamus was right.

“When Notre Dame burned, as Chiron moved into Aries and Jupiter in Sagittarius (religion) and Saturn in Capricorn (the elite) made unusual patterns–the Catholic Church, the Vatican and all Italy were also powerfully affected.

“The fire destroyed the cathedral just weeks after Cardinal Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic, and a leading figure at the Vatican, was found guilty of sex abuse charges against boys within his ‘care,’” Adams added.

Massimo Faggioli, a professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, told Al Jazeera: “It’s a devastating image because Notre Dame, Paris and France play a key role in the history of European Christendom, that is second only to Rome and the Vatican.”

“This is really a fire at the heart of Christianity.”

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Macron has been dubbed “Jupiter” by the French: “Macron got the nickname after a pre-election 2016 interview for Challenges magazine in which he said his predecessor Francois Hollande “does not believe in a Jupiterian president…[but] I do not believe in a ‘normal’ president. The French aren’t waiting for that, on the contrary such a concept makes them feel insecure,” reported Fairfax.

Could it be a coincidence that the words written by Nostradamus in the 15th century may have predicted the events that unfolded in Paris? Or were they just cleverly written up and left for us to decide?

Despite the cathedral suffering damage and deterioration throughout the centuries—such as during the French Revolution—the fire that took place at it is considered its most catastrophic event, according to The Conversation. Such an event is symbolic to religious believers.

For others, the cathedral is considered an “architectural jewel,” an icon that “transcends religion,” and is admired for its magnificent architecture and its history.

As one researcher told Al Jazeera: “Everyone has a connection with this building—it’s different for everyone but I’m sure there is a connection for everybody.”

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If you’d like to read some other predictions from Nostradamus, here is the link.

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