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§731(sequel-5) The age of re-innovation is at hand (the first year of the 20th century): I-16.

I-16 (§731 sequel-5).

I-16 (§731):
Scythe to the pond joined toward Sagittarius
In its high APSIDE of the exaltation,
Plague, famine, death from military hand:
The age of renovation is at hand.

(Faulx a l'estang joinct vers le Sagitaire
En son hault A V G E de l'exaltation,
Peste, famine, mort de main militaire:
Le siecle approche de renovation.
)

g) The significance of the epoch: 1st May 1901 01:27 – 30 August 1901 22:59.

What does it mean, at last, the second hemistich of the quatrain: « Plague, famine, death from military hand: The age of renovation is at hand » ?

First of all
, the last verse: « The age approaches renovation (Le siecle approche de renovation) » can be and must be read as follows: « The age of renovation approaches (Le siecle de renovation approche) ». Such figure of dislocation of the words to be replaced is familiar to Nostradamus (e.g., I-54, v.1, 2, 3-4; II-31, v.2; II-42, v.1; II-49, v.2-3; III-17, v.1; III-64, v.1-3; IV-67, v.3; IV-91, v.4; V-4, v.3; V-6, v.1-2; V-23, v.1; V-27, v.4; V-71, v.2-4; VII-24, v.4; VII-38, v.2; VIII-8, v.1-3; VIII-82, v.4; IX-14, v.1-2; IX-29, v.4; IX-40, v.3; IX-58, v.2), and a totally literal reading: « The age comes nearer to renovation (Le siecle approche de renovation) » is difficult to understand adequately because of the discrepancy of one category: time (age) and another category: change (renovation). In fact, TIME is where a CHANGE is to be perceived to take place, but TIME itself does not change because it is an indispensable and unchangeable measure of change in general: BEFORE and AFTER ( « When we note something “before” and something “after”, then we acknowledge time. For this is what time is: the number of precessions and successions in process. » – Aristotle, Physics, 219b1-2, tr. by Richard Hope, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1961, p.80). Ordinarily, people confound CHANGE with TIME and say that “ it’s up to us to innovate the times,” etc, but it’s a mere synecdoche invented upon the fact that TIME and CHANGE are always accompanying one another.

Therefore, the statement: « The age approaches renovation » must be identified with the one modified according to the strict rule of categories: « The age approaches an age of renovation » and this is what one intends in truth to mean by the ordinary statement in question. Then,
« The age of renovation (le siecle de renovation) » is to be commenced with the year of 1901, the determined epoch of the preceding verses. So the age of renovation is to be the 20th century.

N.B. If one can say that he sees a kind of movement in the expression: “The age approaches an age of renovation”, for the word “approaches” is indicating without doubt a kind of movement or change. But this is just an example of expessing the so-called change of time, namely the change of numbers of preceding and succeeding steps involved. In fact, the word  “approaches” is a metaphor for additional or subtractive change of time-numbers or time-quantities borrowed from the concrete change of distance in space. In short, the so-called change of time is a change of numbers of a kind, which is not in principle a kind of movement except in mind or in computers.

R
enovation = Repetition or reiteration of innovations, the prefix RE-, -, R- expressing sometimes the repetition (Petit Robert).

It is just the eventful 20th century that the last verse of the quatrain announces. It is nothing but the historical worldwide totality of the 20th century in terms of « Plague, famine, death from military hand » with plenty of discoveries and creations in science, technology, society and politics; the term plague in Nostradamus signifies a sort of moral or mental and social disorder such as pernicious political ideology (Stalinism), inhuman collective mentality (Nazism); death from military hand is not other than a large number of victims of the two World Wars; and famine indicates the dearth on earth owing to these wars and at the same time to the world-wide financial panics. We will see later on in this article about the 20th century the analytical contents of the age of reiterated innovations.

Discussion:
1) About the date to identify:
In default of the sheer reading of the texts of Nostradamus according to the French grammar, V. Ionescu arrived at the date of May-June 1991 implying the collapse of the Russian communism in 1991 (Ionescu, 1976, p.779-782), D. Ovason at that of the French Revolution in 1789 (Ovason, 1997, p.94) and P. Guinard at the date of 1842-7-20 especially in default of precise astronomical analyses of the aphelion of Saturn in favour of his traditional cyclic astrology (Guinard, Le quatrain I.16 et l'annonce de la chute définitive de la Monarchie (1842-1848), Corpus Nostradamus 63, CURA, 2007-2015).

2) About the phrase « En son haut AVGE »:
In order to compensate their technical deficiency in astronomy, Ionescu and Guinard seem to appeal to the word AVGE, which they understand as a remarkable anagram of a brilliant fixed star VEGA. And they say in unanimity that the star Vega above the conjunction of two planets is positionned almost exactly between them (Ionescu, id.; Guinard, id.).

But, even if the term « hault » is a substantive, the phrase « En son hault (At or In its height) » cannot signify the situation of « au-dessus de ~ (above ~) » because « its height » is « a superior part of it », on the other hand « something above it » is not a part of it. And in this quatrain, if one admets that the personal possessive pronoun « son (its, his or her) » refers to Saturn (Faulx), Vega cannnot be « in a superior part of Saturn », and if one supposes that the personal possessive pronoun « son (its, his or her) » refers to Vega itself, Vega itself also cannnot be « in a superior part of Vega ».  

In conclusion, the word « hault (high) » is to be best understood as an adjective qualifying AVGE to make a group of words:  « En son hault AVGE » (At or In the high APSIS of Saturn, namely At the APHELION of Saturn).
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 219 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§949).

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