Nostradamus is best known for his 1555 book The Prophecies. HIs prophecies have been widely interpreted by astrologers to predict the contemporary future. According to the website Horoscope Annuel, of the 6,338 prophecies made by Nostradamus, most have come true. The predictions of the most popular prophet on the Web extend to year 3797. So, what did he predict for the coming year?
Who is Nostradamus?
Michel de Nostredame, known today as Nostradamus, was born in Provence in 1503. A renowned apothecary, he concocted a preparation to combat the plague. But his prophecies are his greatest feat.
Divided into Centuries, Nostradamus' work is composed of several hundred quatrains (i.e. stanzas of four lines). Discover some of Nostradamus' prophecies for the year 2022. But be warned, some of them are quite pessimistic.
The quatrains quoted below are taken from the original work of Nostradamus, published in 1955. They have been translated from the old French.
1. Immigration will increase because of the war
Here is Nostradamus' prediction in the 10th quatrain of Centuria III:
Of blood and hunger greater calamity / Seven times appreste to the marine beach / Monech of hunger, place taken, captivity.
Don't understand the language of the prophet? This prediction indicates that in 2022, world hunger will increase due to the multiplication of armed conflicts. As a result, there will be greater population movements. Nostradamus predicts that seven times as many migrants will wash up on the beaches of Europe. Those who do not die will be imprisoned...
2. Nostradamus anticipates a climate war
Under the opposite Babylonian climate / Great will be without the outpouring.
The famous prophet announces with these few words that a climate war will start during the year 2022. Such a conflict could occur because of a shortage of resources in one country, which would then attack a neighbouring country to obtain means of subsistence.
3. The fall of the European Union
This bad news is announced in the eighth quatrain of Centuria II:
Sacred temples prime Roman style / Will reject the goffes foundations.
Let us recall that the Treaty of Rome, ratified in 1957, is at the origin of European construction. According to Nostradamus, Brexit is only the beginning, and the whole European Union is destined to collapse in 2022.
4. Paris under siege
One of Nostradamus' prophecies for the coming year directly concerns Paris, which would be under siege. It is found in the 30th quatrain of Centuria V:
All around the great City / Will be soldiers lodged by fields and cities.
For what reasons might the capital be besieged? We don't know... It could well be that the City of Light will remain completely paralysed, with no access to the outside world, for a long period.
5. The death of Kim-Jong Un
In the 14th quatrain of Centuria IV, Nostradamus predicts the demise of the North Korean leader, according to the astrologers who analyse his prophecies:
The sudden death of the first personage / Will have changed and put another in the reign.
Kim-Jong Un would thus be the victim of an unexpected accident. However, his succession is already assured, as a member of his family will be in charge of the country.
6. A major earthquake in Japan
The third quatrain of Nostradamus' Centuria III forecasts a very large earthquake in the land of the rising sun, during 2022:
Towards midy extreme siccity / In the depths of Asia they will say earthquake.
The earthquake would therefore occur in the middle of the day. A time which could minimize human losses, but still causing terrible material damage.