As the year 2021 is approaches, another year has passed. And with that, we all know what’s next: a chance to reflect on what we’ve done, what we’ve achieved, and what lies ahead.
A global pandemic has brought the world to a standstill in the twenty-first century, and the virus does not appear to be slowing down as new strains emerge.
It has made us wonder what the year 2022, which is about to begin, has brought for us.
Astrologers, numerologists and tarot readers begin to make predictions, although the most famous of them did so about 500 years ago.
Here we are talking about Nostradamus.
In 1555, the famous and widely mentioned book “Les Profetis” was written by a French plague doctor, astrologer and seer.
The book is full of lyrical prophecies, including wars, natural disasters, murders, nuclear strikes, and revolutions.
So let’s take a look at what are the predictions of Nostradamus for 2022:
Death/Disappearance of a political figure
“The sudden death of the first character, he will be transformed and they will put the second in his kingdom.”
For some, this means that a significant member of the world political community has physically disappeared. Some believe it refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, others to Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom and still others to US Vice President Joe Biden.
“Like the sun, the head will seal the shining sea. The living fish of the Black Sea will almost boil.”
Nostradamus predicted a solar storm of unprecedented magnitude, a melting of the poles and thus a rise in sea level. He also predicted earthquakes, floods and severe drought.
Inflation and famine are the two most serious problems in the world
“The price of wheat so high / That man is stirred up / To eat his fellow man in despair.”
He tells us that because inflation in the United States is at its greatest level in four decades, it will cause great unrest and possibly turn individuals to one another for profit. Even if it suggests cannibalism, we hope it is more of a metaphor.
Rise of artificial intelligence
“Moon all night on the high mountain / The new sage with a lonely brain looks at it / Invited by his disciples to be immortal / Eyes in the south. Hands in chest, body in fire.”
As technology continues to evolve, concerns about artificial intelligence are increasing. As more AIs develop “consciousness,” predictions warn that one of them will become self-aware and take control of our systems. We must be careful in a world when everything is connected to the internet.
Collapse of the European Union
“The holy temples of Roman times, would reject the foundation of their foundation.”
Those who have devoted their lives to deciphering the writings of the French prophet are certain that he refers to the European Union and predicts its demise, which could have started with Brexit and this year this political would end with the collapse of the community.
An Asteroid Strike
In 1555, Nostradamus also predicted that Earth would collide with an asteroid, resulting in mass death.
The astronomer’s predictions are unclear as to when it was claimed that a ‘celestial stone’ would strike, but he wrote that a ‘great fire’ would fall from the sky.