The French astrologer’s frightening prophecies have baffled critics and followers alike for centuries. A Berkeley University lecturer has noted the prediction on her blog. Jessica Adams, who lectures in English at the California institution, noticed Nostradamus used the word “emotions” as did French President Emmanuel Macron in his response to the fire.
Michel de Nostradame said in Les Propheties: “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?”
Ms Adams explained his prediction was confirmed in an astrological chart.
She wrote: “Chiron is at the ‘head’ or beginning of the zodiac sign Aries, a fire sign.
“Chiron is at 3 Aries here, exactly quincunx the Moon at 3 Virgo. Uranus is close by at 2 Taurus.
“Jupiter is at 24 Sagittarius, the sign which rules religion, making patterns with Pluto at 23 Capricorn and Venus at 23 Pisces.
Capricorn is a symbol of structure, tradition and the establishment. Pisces rules Christianity – the two fishes.
“Saturn is at 20 Capricorn, conjunct the South Node at 21 Capricorn – again this is a picture of hierarchy, monuments and tradition.
“The North Node at 21 Cancer in the sign of patriotism, family, home and country stands opposite.”
Nostradamus is believed to have predicted the great fire of London in 1666.
He wrote: “The blood of the just will be lacking in London. Burnt up in the fire of ’66.”