Notice that the top, or first ribbon scroll is inverted and twisted. This is telling us that something is not right. Next, we have the wheel of time, or Catherine's Wheel, followed by the uprooted tree, which indicates something has been utterly eliminated or uprooted in the scroll that records history over a span of time. The sign of Ophiuchus occurs [in modern times], from November 30th to December 17th. Ophiuchus represents a noble father [see right column], a royal family, secret enemies, etc. Notice next how the scrolling ribbon has been extended outward indicating that something has been corrected. The scorpion represents the zodiacal sign of Scorpio, which takes place from November 23 - November 29th - using the calendar with 13 signs. The scorpio has a powerful and deadly sting, which is probably referring to something undesirable. The lamb indicates innocence and it seems to be ready to jump into the yellow box, and I don't have a clue as to the meaning of this box.
Eradicated trees are torn up by the roots, eliminated, utterly destroyed, yanked out of the ground, roots and all, which is MARTYRDOM.

THE BREAKING WHEEL:
The wheel in plate 68 undoubtedly indicates the passing of time, but in France the condemned were placed on a similar looking cart-wheel with their limbs stretched out along the spokes over two sturdy wooden beams. The wheel was made to revolve slowly, and a large hammer or an iron bar was then applied to the limb over the gap between the beams, breaking the bones. This process was repeated several times per limb.
Much of the plate images have to do with France, and the period of time that the church was stationed in France.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria was killed upon such a wheel, and the breaking wheel is also named after her, called Catherine's Wheel.
She is known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel, and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine. She was a Christian saint and martyr who is claimed to have been a noted scholar in the early 4th century. In the beginning of the fifteenth century, it was rumored that she had spoken to Saint Joan of Arc. The Orthodox Churches venerate her as a "great martyr," and in the Catholic Church she is traditionally revered as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
The most popular legend is that Catherine was the daughter of Costus, governor of Alexandria. She announced to her parents that she would only marry someone who surpassed her in everything, such that "His beauty was more radiant than the shining of the sun, His wisdom governed all creation, His riches were spread throughout all the world."
Having received a vision that urged her to baptism, Catherine became a Christian and was transported to heaven in vision and betrothed to Christ by the Virgin Mary. Catherine may have been of royal blood in more than one way.
She is said to have visited her contemporary Roman Emperor Maxentius and to have attempted to convince him of the error of his ways in persecuting Christians. She succeeded in converting his wife, the Empress, and many pagan wise men whom the Emperor sent to dispute with her, all of whom were subsequently martyred.[1] Upon the failure of the Emperor to win Catherine over, he ordered her to be put in prison; and when the people who visited her converted, she was condemned to death on the breaking wheel (an instrument of torture). According to legend, the wheel itself broke when she touched it, so she was beheaded.
Icon of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with scenes from her martyrdom.

In an elaboration of the legend, angels carried her body to Mount Sinai, where in the 6th century, the Eastern Emperor Justinian established Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, the church being built between 548 and 565. Saint Catherine's Monastery survives, a famous repository of early Christian art, architecture and illuminated manuscripts. Her principal symbol is the spiked wheel, which has become known as the Catherine wheel, and her feast day is celebrated on the 2
5th of November by most Christian churches.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Alexandria


THE 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.
2) Scorpion, or sign of Scorpio
3) A Lamb or Ewe - the Innocent One
4) A Tree firmly rooted becomes an Eradicated Tree
5) Eight-Spoked Wheel
6) Ribbon-Scrolls
7) Yellow Rectangle Box

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.

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ZODIAC SHOWING THE 13TH SIGN OF OPHIUCHUS - AS OF 2000 AD
  1. ARIES = APRIL 19 - MAY 13
  2. TAURUS = MAY 14 - JUNE 19
  3. GEMINI = JUNE 20 - JULY 20
  4. CANCER = JULY 21 - AUG 9
  5. LEO = AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 15
  6. VIRGO = SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER  30
  7. LIBRA = OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER  22
  8. SCORPIO = NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER  29
  9. OPHIUCHUS = NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 17
  10. SAGITTARIUS = DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 18
  11. CAPRICORN = JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 15
  12. AQUARIUS = FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 11
  13. PISCES = MARCH 12 - APRIL 18

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.
Source:
http://www.cosmopolis.com/alexandria/hypatia-bio-socrates.html
http://www.cosmopolis.com/alexandria/hypatia-bio-suda.html

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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