Nostradamus Concerning Comets in the future
After great misery for mankind an even greater one approaches, when the great cycle of the centuries is renewed. It will rain blood, milk, famine, war and disease. In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a tail of sparks.
The great star for seven days will burn, The cloud will cause two suns to appear: The big mastiff all night will howl, When the great pontiff changes countries.
The great star will burn for seven days and the cloud will make the sun appear double. The large mastiff will howl all night when the great pontiff changes his abode.
Line 1 & 2: The great star is a comet, and the cloud the coma. The comet will burn so brightly in the sky it appears that we have two suns. (Alternative translation :'The great star for September days will burn'). Since it is visible at the same time as the sun (a daylight comet such as the Great Daylight Comet of 1910) we can conclude it approaches from the sun's sector of the sky. It's brightness indicates a close approach. Line 3: Nostradamian scholars usually identify the mastiff as representing Britain - so we have a period of national distress in Britain. Line 4: Events necessitate the Papacy's relocation from Italy.
There will appear towards the North, Not far from Cancer the bearded star: Susa, Siena, Boeotia, Eretria, The great one of Rome will die, the night over.
(Editor's Note, In May 2001 Planet X was two years away and seen approaching from Orion.")
Line 3: Seismically active areas Line 4: Pope will die, along with many.
PROPHECIES Nostradamus Concerning Comets in the future
The great mountain round of seven stadia, Afterwards peace, war, famine, flood, It will roll far away sinking great countries, Even antiquities, and great foundation.
Line 1: What type of mountain is round? A good reference here is to the burning mountain of Revelations which John describes as being thrown into the oceans - a clear reference to an asteroid or comet [Revelations 8:8]. So it appears we have a meteor or asteroid which AFTER (i.e. the hit) causes war, famines, floods, great countries to be sunk.
During the bearded star's appearance, The three great princes will be made enemies: Hit from the sky, peace earth trembling, Pau, Tiber overflowing, serpent on the brink placed.
During the appearance of the bearded star, the three great princes will be made enemies. The tremulous peace on earth will be struck from the skies; the Po, the winding Tiber, a serpent on the shore
Line 1: Comets were called bearded stars. Line 2: Three great nations - only 3 possible major powers are USA, China and Russia. So they are possible candidates Line 3: A strike from the sky shatters peace (asteroid in comets tail) Line 4: Earthquakes in Italy/ France resulting from impact causing flooding.