With 2022 just around the corner, it’s time to dig up ancient astrologer Nostradamus’ predictions to know what’s in store for us next year. With the ongoing pandemic that has brought the whole world to a standstill and with the virus still developing new variants, we wonder what next year is going to look like.
According to Nostradamus’ predictions, things are not looking any brighter next year either. The famous astrologers‘ words are not to be taken lightly as he has been credited with some pretty eerie predictions including the rise of Hitler, the Great Fire of London and the shooting of JFK, to name a few.
Who was Nostradamus?
Michel de Nostredame, also known as Nostradamus, was a French prophet, astrologer, physician and a reputed seer. He made thousands of predictions in his book ‘Les Propheties’ obout 465 years ago. Nostradamus predicted future events in a series of 942 poetic quatrains (four-line poems). The first edition of the book was published in 1555. While most of his predictions are quite negative, there have been accurate correlations between Nostradamus predictions and major historical events in the past.
His predictions are not going to end any time sooner and is said to reach the year 3797. Let’s look at the predictions made by Nostradamus for the year 2022.
In the first prediction, Nostradamus seems to suggest an asteroid strike when he writes, “Fire do I see that from the sky shall fall“. It is not known whether it will be a small meteor shower or a catastrophic extinction-level event. The French seer had written about “a long trail of sparks‘ in the sky which is made of fire to suggest that our planet might have to endure great damage caused by meteorites next year. He has also suggested that due to an asteroid strike, there will be tremors in the ocean causing tsunami and earthquakes.
Inflation and starvation
Nostradamus has warned us against rising prices in a failing economy and even hinted at cannibalism. He stated:
“No abbots, monks, no novices to learn;
Honey shall cost far more than candle-wax
So high the price of wheat,
That man is stirred
His fellow man to eat in his despair’
It might be assumed that value of the US dollar may probably collapse and inflation might spiral out of control with the ongoing pandemic. The astrologer also predicted that world hunger will increase due to armed conflicts and it will lead to greater population movements. The seer wrote that seven times more people will wash up on the beaches.
Surprisingly, Nostradamus appeared to hypothesize about artificial intelligence almost five centuries ago. He predicted that by 2022, artificial intelligence may rule the computer with a human interface. He wrote:
‘The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain,
The new sage with a lone brain sees it:
By his disciples invited to be immortal,
Eyes to the south. Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire.’
This prediction is not much of a shocker to us as we are witnessing the effects of global warming in the form of heat waves, urban islands and rising sea temperatures among others. The French astrologer predicted global warming in 1555 itself when he wrote:
‘Like the sun the head shall sear the shining sea
The Black Sea’s living fish shall all but boil.
When Rhodes and Genoa
Half-starved shall be
The local folk to cut them up shall toil.’
Nostradamus’ predictions might just come true pretty soon as global temperature continues to rise and food chain complications start to become apparent. 2022 might give us the highest temperature recorded so far, we never know.
Crisis in France
Nostradamus’ predictions are based on astrological movements rather than the calender. So, it is tough to pin down exact dates. He predicted that France will be in crisis in 2022 when he wrote:
‘Blue-head shall write-head
harm in such degree
As France’s good to both shall e’er amount.’
This prediction is rather vague and it can mean anything — right from the breakout of the World War 3 to France’s disqualification from 2022 Qatar World Cup soccer.
Death of a political figure
“The sudden death of the first character, he will be changed and they will put another in his kingdom.”
Nostradamus seems to suggest that a significant member from the world political community will vanish physically. It is not known whom it refers to but some believe that it refers to either of the popular political leaders — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom or US President Joe Biden.