What did Nostradamus predict for 2022?
According to the book ‘Les Prophéties’, the war in Ukraine could mark two events already written, the price of wheat and the soldiers killed in battle.
Michel de Nôtre-Dame, also called Michel Nostradame, most commonly known as simply Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and supposed seer, best known for his book Les Prophéties (The Prophecies), a collection of 942 poetic quatrains that supposedly predict future events.
Nostradamus predicts 2022
“Around the Big City, there will be soldiers housed in fields and the suburbs,” was one of Nostradamus’ predictions, and some are pointing to this referring to the current situation in the large European city of Kyiv, which has been besieged by Russian troops ever since President Vladimir Putin gave the order to invade Ukraine.
These prophecies are scribed in the book Les Prophéties, which came to light in 1555, in Lyon, France. They are four-line poems written in enigmatic terms that were intended to announce the events of the near future in France and throughout Europe.
Nostradamus used to say that his works were “books of prophecies that I wanted to polish a little darkly”. That dark and enigmatic air to his forecasts saw him attract many supporters, who credit him with having accurately predicted many major world events. Academic sources are less convinced with the notion that Nostradamus had any genuine supernatural prophetic abilities and argue that any links are the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (which have sometimes been done deliberately). The ‘darkness’ is, they say, a handy vagueness that means the predictions could be applied to virtually anything, and are useless for determining whether their author had any real prophetic powers.
Does that stop us from enjoying them and relating them to current events? I don’t think so! And certainly not as we acknowledge his last day on earth.
As well as the war in Ukraine, predictions related to climate change are also something that have been considered of late.
“For 40 years the rainbow will not be seen; for 40 years it will be seen every day; dry land will become more arid; and there will be great floods,” he conjectured. During the first half of this year India, Bangladesh, Brazil and China have all suffered serious floods. The most recent one in Afghanistan left 400 dead.
A surprising death
“The sudden death of the first, will see a change and will put another into his kingdom,” cannot yet be clearly attributed to any event this year. But keep your eyes and ears open for any opportunity to fill it. Others will.
“Like the sun, the head will seal the resplendent sea, the living fish of the Dead Sea will almost boil.” Although Nostradamus’ predictions were for the Dead Sea, many have pointed to the relationship with Canada over the past year, which experienced such a situation with mussels, clams and shellfish, killed by temperatures reaching 50 degrees.
The high price of wheat
“Honey will cost much more than candle wax; so high the price of wheat,” sees another Ukrainian link, with Putin’s unprovoked and illegal invasion in February affecting wheat prices across the whole world.