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What did Nostradamus predict for 2022? Ukraine invasion, soaring heat, Queen’s death...

According to the book ‘Les Prophéties’, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the death of the British monarch may have been foreseen as events already written for 2022.

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What did Nostradamus predict for 2022? Ukraine invasion, soaring heat, Queen’s death...

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... and you may want to check out the final example below, although hardly a death that could be classed as ‘surprising’.

Still life

“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.

Queen Elizabeth II death

September saw the end of the seven-decade reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The British monarch died aged 96 on the eighth day, and was succeeded by her first son, who will now be known as King Charles III.

More on the Queen’s death

So, what did Nostradamus say in his famous works that we can shoehorn into a royal prophecy?

“At the end of the war, the great powers change. Near the shore, three beautiful children are born. Ruin to the people when they are of age. To change the country’s Kingdom and see it grow no more.”

There you have it. Clearly what he was referring to in the sixteenth century was the end of the British monarchy altogether, which would be the second time that this has happened. The Falklands War fought against Argentina ended in 1982, and seven days later, the late Princess Diana, Charles’ then wife, gave birth to William (the first of the Queen’s three grandchildren). Prince William is readied to take over from his father Charles, who is already in his latter years, potentially quite soon. With the much-admired Queen gone, and the world a very different place these days, talk has grown that a republic could be on the horizon for the UK, and William -- when he is of age -- could be the one to make that a reality.

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