Did Nostradamus describe the future of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak? The Egyptian uprising will force Mubarak out of power. There is a quatrain with a couple of notable coincidences which might mean it concerns Egypt. Time will tell if this quatrain has any relationship to Mubarak and the current events in Egypt, or if I’m simply overreaching. Regardless let’s speculate on this quatrain:
Century IX – Quatrain 73
The Blue Turban King entered into Foix,
And he will reign less than an evolution of Saturn:
The White Turban King Byzantium heart banished,
Sun, Mars and Mercury near Aquarius.
The first line: The Blue Turban King entered into Foix,
The mention of turbans suggests this quatrain refers to events in the Middle East or south/central Asia. If we assume turbans are a metaphor, what does it symbolize? The turban could represent political power in the Middle East, and the nature of their customs and uniforms.
A white turban perhaps signifies a religious leader. But blue? Could the blue turban suggest a secular leader? Mubarak was secular, not religious or tribal. Mubarak started as an Egyptian air force officer. I assume blue was the color of their air force uniform. Blue was often the color of his presidential business suits (pictured left).
Let’s accept the dubious premise the Blue Turban King is Mubarak. Foix is a town in France. When Mubarak leaves Egypt, will he eventually move to France? His wife is half English, so London seems the logical place for him to emigrate. If he does move to France that coincidence will be too incredible.
An even more incredible interpretation would be that Foix does not refer to France…but literally means…FOX. As in FOX NEWS! Could this mean Mubarak will become an international news commentator on Rupert Murdoch’s cable TV FOX news network? That would prove for certain Nostradamus was a prophet!
The second line: And he will reign less than an evolution of Saturn:
The revolution of Saturn around the sun takes 29.5 years. Mubarak became leader of Egypt on October 14, 1981. That is near 30 years, roughly the revolution of Saturn, which is an intriguing coincidence. How many leaders rule for a revolution of Saturn? From October 14 1981 until today as I write this (February 4 2011) Mubarak has been the leader of Egypt for 10,706 days, or 29 years, 3 months and 22 days. That is just barely less then a revolution of Saturn, as accurate as a prediction can get.
The third line: The White Turban King Byzantium heart banished,
I believe this line has yet to be played out. If this suggests the next leader of Egypt, then perhaps a more religious style leader (white turban) is in the future. Byzantium may be referring to the modern day version of the Roman Empire, the U.S. or the global economy/power structure in general. It is possible this is instead referring to the previous ruler of Egypt, Anwar El Sadat. Sadat was assassinated by fundamentalists. At his funeral Sadat was honored by world leaders (Byzantium?) but it was shunned by members of the Arab League. Afterwards Mubarak became president.
Yet another possible interpretation is that “Byzantium” is a reference to the Ottoman Empire, which ruled Constantinople during Nostradamus’ lifetime. During his lifetime Suleiman the Magnificent ruled this empire. It is curious that Egypt’s vice president is Omar Suleiman. Suleiman? Could the “White Turban King Byzantium” be referring to VP Omar Suleiman? Will Suleiman be banished?
The last line is: Sun, Mars and Mercury near Aquarius.
Mars entered Aquarius on January 15, 2011 and remains through February 22. Mercury entered Aquarius on February 3rd and will remain thru February 21. The sun will be in Aquarius from January 20 to February 18.
The sun, Mars and Mercury will be together near Aquarius from February 3 until February 18, 2011. This is an uncanny coincidence.
The Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted on Jan. 14. The Egyptians took to the streets protesting Tuesday Jan. 25, the “Day of Rage”, the beginning of the large-scale protests. Will matters be resolved before February 18?
NOSTRADAMUS UPDATE, FEBRUARY 11, 2011: MUBARAK RESIGNS!
Hosni Mubarak resigned, when the Sun, Mars and Mercury were in Aquarius. He reigned for 29 years, 3 months and 29 days (10,713 days), just barely less then the orbit of Saturn around the sun (10,759 days).
Nostradamus scored a bull’s eye with this prediction. What are the odds of these two celestial events coming together? Going forward, is Vice President Omar Suleiman now the “White Turban King Byzantium”, sharing the name of Suleiman the Magnificent from the Nostradamus era? If so, according to Nostradamus he too will be banished.
Here is an interesting fact from the Egypt State Information Service. During his tenure, President Hosni Mubarak visited France roughly 40 times. He has already entered France many times during his reign of Saturn.
Another significant French connection with Hosni Mubarak is that his beloved grandson died in a French hospital in 2009: Hosni Mubarak’s grandson, 12, dies suddenly
JULY 19, 2012 UPDATE: SULEIMAN DIES OF HEART ATTACH IN U.S.
“Egypt’s former vice president Omar Suleiman, veteran spy chief to deposed president Hosni Mubarak, died of a heart attack on Thursday in the United States aged 77, the official MENA news agency reported.”
What if Omar Suleiman was the White Turban King and he died of a heart attack in the United States? If Byzantium is actually a code for the current modern world power/empire, then we could say Suleiman had his heart was banished to Byzantium/U.S., where he died of a heart attack.