Nostradamus and the Notre Dame Horoscope

Cathedrals have 'birth charts' too. Notre Dame was likely founded in 1163. The Nostradamus predictions for her are hopeful, uncannily accurate - and even involve a mysterious LV. Is this Louis Vuitton? And why did the fire burn on Da Vinci's birthday?

Nostradamus and the Notre Dame Horoscope

This is the second in a two-part series on the Nostradamus Notre Dame Fire prediction (Read Part I here). At one point this website was receiving 500 visitors a minute, and I now have almost 8,000 of your questions and comments in front of me. Thanks to all who passed on their brilliant insights into the Nostradamus quatrains or verses. Now, what is next for the Dame, reborn?

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President Macron, Notre Dame and Destiny

“We’ll rebuild this cathedral all together and it’s undoubtedly part of the French destiny and the project we’ll have for the coming years,” said President Macron, quoted by the BBC, after the tragic fire at Notre Dame on April 15th, 2019.

That’s an unusual phrase for any world leader to use ‘undoubtedly part of destiny’ – but then, this is France. She has a rich tradition of prophecy and astrology.  Chanel read her Lenormand Oracle cards. Dior saw a psychic. Nostradamus was – and is – the most famous astrologer and clairvoyant of all time.

There is an uncanny prediction about the Notre Dame blaze, in a black-and-white forecast which appeared in a book called The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus, Edited and Introduced by Ned Halley, in 1999 (Wordsworth Millennium Edition).

Much depends on the author in charge of translation and interpretation with Nostradamus, but Halley’s book, published 20 years ago, gives us the timing of the blaze (if you are a professional astrologer you will see it immediately) and also a play on Macron’s name – a comment on the sexual abuse crisis sweeping the Vatican – and specifically, mention of France and Italy in trouble. What is really remarkable is the use of the word ’emotions’ which is the same word used by Macron and UNESCO in their online response to the tragedy. That word only appears once more in the entire, long Prophecies.


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 External, what changes can be expected?
Following a long century, evil will return
France and Italy, what emotions will you undergo?

The Head of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn

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The astrological chart set for the moment that the fire was first reported shows rare patterns, lining up, involving Aries, Jupiter and Saturn. Decoding them (Jupiter is in Sagittarius, the sign of religion) we find the fire. If you missed the first part of the series on the uncanny Nostradamus prediction, you can see it here, along with the chart for the blaze itself.

 A reader with a broad knowledge of French pointed out to me that ‘head’ (The Head of Aries) can mean gaffer, or chief electrician. She is absolutely correct. The blaze is under investigation. Is this a typical Nostradamus clue? 

Notre Dame, as all the world now knows, was undergoing costly renovations prior to the fire and presumably rewiring was involved – we are yet to find out the facts. The interpretation of ‘head’ as slang for a leading boss/electrician can be found here, if you are curious.

Uranus, Electricity and Shock

Nostradamus saw visions of the distant future including Hitler (‘Hister’) which he did not always understand. He saw technology that made no sense to him, but he tried to paint word pictures for us as best he could. My friend, the well-known professional psychic Kyra Oser, believes poems are a powerful channel for these kinds of insights. 

Some of his visions may have been of planets or horoscope bodies that were not even dreamed of in the 16th century. Chiron in Aries, found in 1977, for example (Nostradamus is very specific about Aries in his prediction) but also Uranus, not found until 1781.

If you are an astrologer then your radar would automatically be switched on by this use of the word ‘head’ which is French slang for a head electrician or gaffer. The planet Uranus is symbolised by electricity. It was found in the year that Galvani discovered ‘animal electricity.’

Uranus also rules shock – and revolution. It left the zodiac sign of Aries in March 2019, in a cycle which can only take place every 80 years. On the night of the Notre Dame fire it stood in Taurus, the sign of great wealth – the kind of fortune owned by the Vatican – making a rare, close pattern with Chiron in Aries. The ‘chief electrician’ (Uranus) in Aries only recently left the building, in March 2019, weeks before the Notre Dame Fire. Is this typical word play from Nostradamus? Double meaning? He is notorious for it, in his famous Prophecies.

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About Nostradamus and his 1555 Predictions 

Michel Nostradamus published his 1555 ‘quatrains’ or four-line predictions arranged in lots of 100. Called centuries, they are out of order. Colin Wilson wrote, “Most of these are incredibly obscure, and, since they are all mixed up together, it is difficult to guess what period they are supposed to apply to.”(The Giant Book of the Supernatural, Robinson Publishing, London 1991).

This is a common criticism of the work. Yet, the 1999 Halley translation of Nostradamus has precise accuracy (“emotion”) along with astonishing astrological timing of the moment.  I will go into that more in a moment when we look at the horoscope cycles for the year the foundation stone of Notre Dame was laid.

God External and Emmanuel Macron

The French President has been in the spotlight throughout this tragedy in Paris. Emmanuel – as a name – means, in part, with God. ‘God External, what changes can be expected?’ the quatrain asks. Well, following a long century (the last century of the previous Millennium) we have in fact seen ‘evil’ as the prophecy suggests. 

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The Vatican and the Catholic Church

The New York Times ran this opinion piece on the day of the fire, though it had been written days before, claiming “theology and sex abuse have merged into one festering, suppurating mess. The instigator of controversy, this time, was the former pope, the 92-year-old Benedict XVI, who late last week surprised the Catholic intelligentsia with a 6,000-word reflection on the sex abuse crisis.” And so he had.

Coded Messages and Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday

download 3 - Nostradamus and the Notre Dame HoroscopeThere are some other real mysteries here. Julian Assange was taken from the Embassy of Ecuador in London days before the blaze, yelling at the press. And not only that, with a long white beard, and some rather odd hand gestures.

Wikileaks holds a page on its website, dated 1970 (most peculiar) titled ‘Notre Dame Prophecy.’ (You can read more about this in the first part of this feature). This meme (above) has been doing the rounds on the internet. Leonardo da Vinci was born on the day of the blaze. April 15th – in the year 1452.

The plot thickens. Leonardo da Vinci painted Jesus Christ in the Salvator Mundi. This wildly expensive, vanishing painting is now thought to be a fake.

The Salvator Mundi has been bothering me for two long years. Those of you who saw an astrology post on 2nd December 2017 about it will remember it.

The Zodiac and Notre Dame

Here is another mystery – the fact that not only did a 16th century astrologer predict the blaze at Notre Dame, he did so for a building already rich in zodiacal symbolism. No wonder Nostradamus saw it all so clearly.

“Nearly all the French cathedrals of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries have the signs of the zodiac painted or cut on their gates. Of course the zodiac of Notre Dame in Paris is the best-known.” (Alice Morse Earle, Sundials and Roses of Yesterday, Cambridge Library Collection, 1902).

These stamps, for the zodiac signs Aries, Sagittarius and Capricorn – which feature in Nostradamus’ prediction for Notre Dame – are based on the cathedral art (Pinterest).

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Notre Dame Astrology Signs


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Jupiter and Notre Dame

People are often surprised that cathedrals have horoscopes too – but so do nations – and in fact anything with a foundation or official start date. Notre Dame went through many incarnations, rather like modern nations, before she evolved into the place we know today. And – it was built on Jupiter. Literally built on the old Temple of Jupiter.

Moreover, it appeared in the form we know it today, in a year when Saturn (also mentioned by Nostradamus in his prediction) was in Sagittarius, the sign ruling religion. Centuries later, Jupiter himself would be in that same sign.

“When Maurice of Sully succeeded Peter Lombard and became the seventy-third bishop of Paris in 1160, he immediately set about to construct a new and vast cathedral (Notre Dame III). Pope Alexander is generally thought to have laid the corner stone of Notre Dame in 1163.” (Craig Wright, Music and Ceremony of Notre Dame of Paris, Cambridge University Press 1989).

Travel books like Time Out Paris accept this date, as do most academics and authors.  And it has long been known that the cathedral was founded on the ancient Roman temple of Jupiter himself (quoted by Paris walking tour guides today and cited in Sketches of Paris, John Sanderson, Carey and Hart, Philadelphia 1838 – and Old and New Paris, Henry Sutherland Edwards, Library of Alexandria).

Jupiter is a symbol of blessings and protection in astrology. Notre Dame was saved from collapse by the brave firefighters of Paris in a nine-hour battle. She stands. Is this also what Nostradamus was seeing? 

The data for Notre Dame (a Taurus building) comes from the day the altar of the choir was consecrated on May 19th 1182. In the absence of a time we use 12.00pm noon, set for Paris. (Source: Art and Architecture in Medieval France, Whitney S. Stoddard.) 

I am sure you can see that this ‘birth’ chart shows Uranus at 5 Taurus. Notre Dame is heading for her historic Uranus Return in 2019. In fact, Uranus will slowly cross her Mercury and Jupiter over the next seven years. The planet of shock, electricity, revolution and radical new reinvention is triggering her chart. Taurus rules the vast wealth of the Roman Catholic church, as well as the charitable donations being made by French luxury brands. I am sure that you can see other stories in this horoscope. I don’t really think the shocks are going to stop coming here – for another seven years.

Notre Dame Astrology Chart
May 19th, 1182
12.00 pm, Paris.

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What the Future Holds for Notre Dame

 The modern translation of Nostradamus I recommend to all astrology-watchers is here 

 Now, a question for you. Is this Brexit and Louis Vuitton?

“Fleet, forces, water, wind of shadow to fear,
Sea and land in a truce. The friends has joined L.V.”

 Some astrological facts. Mercury Retrograde Shadow ends on April 18th, 2019. It has coincided with Britain’s chaotic departure from France and the European Union.

Is Brexit ‘sea and land in a truce’ perhaps? Gucci and Louis Vuitton (behind the famous L.V. monogram logo) have just joined in giving more than $300 million to the Notre Dame rebuilding. Friends indeed. There is more, much more, to say about all this – and to see. The Paris prosecutor has opened an investigation into the Notre Dame fire.

Desire for Good Will Succeed

The Almanac of 1562 from Nostradamus, leaves us with:

“The hidden desire for the good will succeed,
Religion, peace, love and concord:
The nuptial song will not be completely in accord…”

This sounds very much like the beautiful hymns sung to Notre Dame by the people of Paris as she burned and they prayed. Perhaps it is civil partnership – equal marriage – that is the ‘nuptial song’ that is not completely in accord, the Vatican having chosen not to support it. What do you think? 

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20 Responses

  1. According to the ancient order of the Templars (The Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon), ‘Our Lady’ or ‘Notre Dame’ refers to Mary Magdalene as the consort of Jesus rather than the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

    All the Templar/Cistercian monasteries and churches of this period were dedicated to Mary Madalene, to whom the celibate soldier monks were deemed to be married (just as nuns are still deemed to be ‘Brides of Christ’). The dedication only changed after the Order was dissolved by Pope Clement V in 1312 and the leaders executed (starting with Jacques de Molay in 1314).

    So the ‘nuptuals’ could be the start of a new relationship between men and women based on equality rather than subordination. The uncovering of sexual scandals in the Catholic Church is just the beginning of this sea change.

  2. Hi Jessica,
    Hope you see this comment.

    I have been struggling with money and debt for the last 8 years.

    When can I see relief from money woes?

    1. Eight years is a long time so more likely to be about your own point of view about money. This is not really the forum for that. Do look up Uranus in Taurus on Search to see the cycle we just began (in fact Notre Dame is having her Uranus in Taurus Return) and how to work with this new phase in our history. It really is a new beginning but it is also going to require a brand new attitude. You have seven years to experiment. I hope this works out for you – this is a radical change in all our economies and also our ‘life budgets’ if you like.

  3. Hi Jessica,

    Cheer up there is a future for this cathedral, a relaunch, time to create a new history.

    I found this:

    Under a 1905 law, Notre-Dame de Paris is one of 70 churches in Paris built before that year which are owned by the French state. While the building itself is owned by the state, the Catholic Church is the designated beneficiary, having the exclusive right to use it for religious purposes in perpetuity. The archdiocese is responsible for paying the employees, for security, heating and cleaning, and for ensuring that the cathedral is open free to visitors. The archdiocese does not receive subsidies from the French state.[57]

    source: Communique of the Press and Communication Service of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, November 2014

    I expect most the money to come from the private and philanthropic sectors and not the church. Maybe the church can loan some artwork or artifacts in the future, like how museums send things on tours.

    I hope the artists of today will consider creating things for the relaunch. New works, paintings, sculptures, whatever. Taurus rules the arts it will be interesting to see how the global community responds to this. There are many talented architects who can help with this project. Maybe new music to be composed. A renaissance for this place.


  4. Ah, great work on finding a chart for the cathedral! I’m assuming she’s a Taurus building because of the stellium in Taurus, right? I always love seeing how you make great use of natural houses in your astrology. Great detective work on this article for figuring out all the details. Great job. It will be interesting to see how the progress of the restoration goes as Uranus pushes forward in Taurus. 🙂

  5. Hi Jessica,

    as an Art historian and someone who experienced massive turning point when travelling to Paris in 2012 for the first time and by Flight layover (URanus) as well as experiencing the beginning of my Saturn return while going back some 9 months later, I feel connected to whatever turmoil might happen there. So I went on to research a bit more as I was for whatever reason “relieved” the spire was collapsing as it did. Bare with me no matter how strange it sounds as I feel it was actually a finger of God saving many people from tragedy. As I understand the reconstruction began because of the spire of the Cathedral. The original spire was built in 1250 and it was taken down at the end of the 18th century. What happened was that todays (or yesterdays) spire was actually built in 1852 by Viollet le Duc and at the top of it, in the rooster there were the relics of the Holy Cross, Saint Denis and Sainte Genevieve and it was to act as an actual spiritual rod. But the last time anyone touched the spire was actually on October 25th 1935 (URanus R at 3˙Taurus sextile Saturn R at 3˙Pisces, Juno R at 25˙Aries, etc.) when cardinal Jean Verdier took down the relics from the top of it (the same relics that were securely taken from the Cathedral yesterday) and placed it within the Cathedral itself. Also, his successor is named Emanuelle Celestin. So the “spiritual rod” first loses the relics and then few days (maybe weeks) the green-coppered copper statues of the twelve apostles with the symbols of the four evangelists were taken for restoration… It is as if the Lady was stripped off slowly and lost her “integrity” by the boys taking down her crown jewels…

    1. The spire – of course. This is fascinating, thank you. I need to look at Nostradamus now for mention of the rooster (or equivalent) because it is the kind of thing he would have seen quite strongly as a clairvoyant. I am sure he had a missing second or third quatrain following this one, but as each four-line verse has been placed out of chronological order it will be hidden elsewhere in the book. Let’s keep looking.

  6. Dear Jessica,

    Thank you for the very informative article. Looking at my chart can you see any major changes this year. I also have Chiron in Aries myself.



    1. You will eventually have your Chiron Return at 26 Aries but it will be many years into the future. Have a look at Chiron and First House on Search to see a detailed explanation of its meaning for you.

  7. Hi Jessica

    I hope this didn’t sound too simple , but could it not also involve Pluto and Saturn In Capricorn?
    Pluto being death and rebirth and shedding light on what’s underneath, and Saturn and Capricorn being invoked in physical structures .age and traditions. They are both conjunct the Capricorn south node.

    1. Thank you Baroona. Yes, although Nostradamus did not reference Pluto or anything like it, he certainly saw Saturn and here we have the planet in Capricorn, which rules the elite at the top (the Pope and President Macron). Saturn rules lead and Notre Dame’s structure is partially lead. The obvious metaphor for a watching world is that the Roman Catholic church continues to be rocked by sex abuse scandals and is clearly in dire need of reconstruction too. The South Node in Capricorn is the karma of the elite.

  8. Absolutely fascinating work Jessica! Thank you. Notre Dame is special to me and I love seeing how this ties in with astrology.

  9. Jessica!
    I know it is not the wright page, but will you write anything about the Mueller report?
    I. also wonder about the “poor” Swede who has been jailed because of. the connection with Assange…
    Well, I just want to know. Just want to know everything…
    Aquarius Stellium
    Love, Jessica

    1. Now that is interesting. Someone films a person moving on the roof of Notre Dame – and a flash – before the fire. That would fit the translation of ‘Chef’ as slang for gaffer or chief electrician. (Chef d’Aries) – and I am beginning to wonder where the zodiac sign of Aries is actually located at the cathedral, which famously has astrological symbolism throughout. Perhaps Nostradamus has a double message for us. Thank you!

  10. Hello Jessica, The fire at Notre Dame puts me in mind of the fire at Windsor Castle and how that fire reflected the “energies” around the British Royal
    family at the time. How about the changes since?
    As a completely direct interpretation to me it seems like a symbol of the subjugation of the authority of Christianity in Europe or
    Catholicism in France and of course there is always the aspect of purification by fire which I have to say gives me a shiver just to write.
    I thought the oh so early reports of the fire being accidental surprisingly hurried. Any other outcome is most unlikely to be made public.

    1. You are picking up the tax issue Han. Notre Dame is strongly Taurus, and Taurus rules taxation. (Taurus the bull also rules bull sharemarkets and gold bullion). You will remember the outcry about the cost to the people, of the rebuilding of Windsor Castle. As Uranus (rebellion, radical change) goes through Taurus, it is likely the Pope and President Macron will face the same outcry – particularly if France goes through a financial crisis, which seems likely, given the situation the European Union is in at the moment. There would also be tax questions about big corporations like L.V. (named in the Nostradamus prediction – Louis Vuitton) and also Gucci, for example. Above all, this is about the Vatican finances! But you are correct. It’s about tax and it will be for many years to come. I agree with you about the ‘accidental’ fire report being hurried. Thank you for your thoughts.

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