LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS
PLATE # 68
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In this image we see the following objects for consideration:
1) Zodiacal Sign of Ophiuchus, Sword wrapped with a ribbon scroll, forming a letter 'S' = ess, meaning a woman. Ophiuchus is the snake holder.
The Constellation of Ophiuchus is located between Aquila, Serpens and Hercules, northwest of the center of the Milky Way. The southern part lies between Scorpius to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is best visible in the northern summer and located opposite Orion in the sky. Ophiuchus is depicted as a man grasping a serpent; the interposition of his body divides the snake constellation Serpens into two parts, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are nonetheless counted as one constellation.
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LIST OF KEY WORDS DESCRIBING THE SIGN OF OPHIUCHUS
* Interpreter of dreams, vivid premonitions,
* Attracts good luck and fruitful blessings, royalty
* Serpent holder, meaning gifted with vast amounts of wisdom, lofty ideals,
* A seeker of peace and harmony,
* Doctor of medicine or science, natural-pathic,
* Adds, increases, joins, or gathers together
* Poetical, inventive nature, expanding qualities,
* Seeks higher education and wisdom,
* Overseer, supervisor of work,
* Fame - either grand, or completely misunderstood,
* Longevity, aspirations of healing the ills of man,
* Architect, builder, reaches for the stars, figuratively and literally,
* Tax assessor, or levys taxes,
* Astrological talents, intuitive,
* Large family indicated, separated from them while young,
* The number twelve holds great significance,
* Foresight and good fortune to benefit from hard times,
* Has secret enemies in family or close associations,
* Many jealous of this subject,
* Notable or royal father, apple of father's eye when young,
* High position in life expected [depending on aspects] highest fame and legend comes after death
* Feelings of grandeur, wise, a genius mentality,
* Likes to wear clothing of vibrant colors, tartans and plaids in particular,
* Receives the favor of those in authority.
ZODIAC SHOWING THE 13TH SIGN OF OPHIUCHUS - AS OF 2000 AD
Hypatia of Alexandria
I believe that Hypatia and Catherine were one and the same woman - said to have been a virgin at death, which would account for the zodiacal sign of Virgo, the Virgin in plate 69, which is to be read with plate 68.
Of Hypatia: There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. On account of the self-possession and ease of manner, which she had acquired in consequence of the cultivation of her mind, she not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue admired her the more.
The Holy Great-martyr Catherine
Catherine was the daughter of King Constus. After the death of her father, she lived with her mother in Alexandria. Her mother was secretly a Christian who, through her spiritual father, brought Catherine to the Christian Faith. In a vision, St. Catherine received a ring from the Lord Jesus Himself as a sign of her betrothal to Him. This ring remains on her finger even today. Catherine was greatly gifted by God and was well educated in Greek philosophy, medicine, rhetoric and logic. In addition to that, she was of unusual physical beauty. When the iniquitous Emperor Maxentius offered sacrifices to the idols and ordered others to do the same, Catherine boldly confronted the emperor and denounced his idolatrous errors. The emperor, seeing that she was greater than he in wisdom and knowledge, summoned fifty of his wisest men to debate with her on matters of faith and to put her to shame. Catherine outwitted and shamed them. In a rage, the emperor ordered all fifty of those men burned. By St. Catherine's prayers, all fifty confessed the name of Christ and declared themselves Christians before their execution. After Catherine had been put in prison, she converted the emperor's commander, Porphyrius, and two hundred soldiers to the true Faith, as well as Empress Augusta-Vasilissa herself. They all suffered for Christ. During the torture of St. Catherine, an angel of God came to her and destroyed the wheel on which the holy virgin was being tortured. Afterward, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself appeared to her and comforted her. After many tortures, Catherine was beheaded at the age of eighteen, on November 24, 310. Milk, instead of blood, flowed from her body. Her miracle-working relics repose on Mount Sinai.
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