He said what?!!

I have always been one who was curious about the notorious Nostradamus’ predictions. Voices of the Past and the Future are taking a deep dive into who Nostradamus was and what his predictions are for the year 2022.

Michel de Nostedame was born in 1503 in the Kingdom of France. Working as a apothecary for a few years, he then enrolled at the University of Monpellier hoping to earn his doctorate. When univerisity authorities found out about his work as an apothecary, as it was a forbidden trade, he was almost immediately expelled.

Nostradamus married in 1531. After his wife and two children died from the plague, it prompted him to continue his work in apothecary but began to move away from traditiona medicines and into the accult. He followed popular trends in 1550, eventually publishing an almanac to great success and continued with the publishing of the almanacs while he began working as an astrologer for some wealthy patrons.

Nostradamus was best known for the book Les Prophe’ties which was published in 1555 and contains 942 quatrains (a type of poem). These quatains rely on literary and historical precedent and many believe have accurately predicted future events. Depending on your interpretation, more than 70 percent of his prophecies have been fulfilled so far.

My interest in Nostradamus is to see what he predicted and to see, to what degree, he has been correct.

Many of Nostradamus’ quatrains were written in a method to obscure their meanings out of persecution from religious establishments. He used a language and terminology that didn’t exist during his time to purposefully stump comtemoraries while also leaving clues for future generations to come.

His book of quatrains, Les Prophe’ties, was met with some mixed reviews; some believing that he was a charlatan or involved in dealings with the Devil. Others believed his book to be the incredible work of a genius. Catherine de’ Medici, wife of King Henry II of France, was so impressed with Nostradamus’ work, she appointed him Councelor and Physician-in-Ordinary to her son, who would become the future King Charles IX of France.

For me, the interesting part was to find out, How did Nostradamus make his predictions?

Nostradamus used judicial astrology, or the forecasting of events, by calculating stellar and planetary bodies and their relationship to the Earth. He was criticized by some professional astrologers of his time, who thought him to be incompetent.

Mind you that Nostradamus’ predictions were written hundreds of years ago and can be left up to interpretation.

The young lion will overcome the older one. He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage, and that two wounds will ensure a cruel death.


If you interpret his words, during a joust with one of his young soldiers, the King was struck and the lance shattered, diving splinters into his eye and skull, which led to a slow death from sepsis.

People will travel safely through the sky.


Nostradamus, somehow, predicted air travel hundreds of years before anyone in the world ever saw an airplane or had even conceptualized this idea.

The dreadful war which prepared in the west, the following year the pestilence will come, so very horrible that young, nor old, nor animal will survive.


With this prediction came World War I and the Spanish Flu pandemic.

The rise of Adolf Hitler:

From the depths of the West of Europe, a young child will be born of poor people…by his tongue…seduce a great troop, Hister.


Many have interpreted as a foretelling of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during Worl War II, Nostradamus wrote:

Within two cities there will be scourges the like of which was never seen..famine with plague.


A quatrain of Nostradamus that comes into question, and fits a defining moment in American history:

Fom a high, evil will fall on the great man, and a dead innocent will be accused of the deed….remain in the mist.


It is said that this quatrian refers to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, with a reference to Lee Harvey Oswald, and the idea that we never truly know the truth.

In resemblance to the September 11 terrorist attacks, Nosradamus writes:

The sky will burn at forty-five degrees, fire approaches the great New City. Immediately a huge scattered fame leaps up.


A quatrain that Nostradamus wrote to many can be questionable, but to many is accurate: The Great Fire of London

The blood of the just will commit a fault at London,

Burnt through lightening of twenty threes the six:

The ancient lady will fall from her high place,

Several of the same sect will be killed


This is a bit of a stretch to the imagination not knowing who “ancient lady” refers to and with the fire starting in a bakery instead of lightening.

Debate circles around Nostradamus’ possible prediction of Coved 19, or are fans grasping at straws, one line of his quatrain reads:

The great plague of the maritime city or diverse plagues will be upon mankind


When you take in regards to Astrology, Mercury entered Sagittarius in December 2019, this is when the first cases of coronavirus were being discovered. Saturn entered Aquarius on March 21, right as New York City went into lockdown.

In the feeble lists, great calamity through America and Lombardy. The fire in the ship, plague and captivity; Mercury in Sagittarius, Saturn warning.

Feeble lists could apply to the sick and dead from the virus, and then both America and Italy are referenced-two countries with the worst case numbers early in the pandemic. The line about, “the fire in the ship”, could be a reference to the multiple cruise ships that were stranded at sea when cases of Coronavirus were found on board.

Is his prediction correct or is it just a matter of interpretation? Let’s take a look at a future prediction on Nostradamus’ that in interpretation, I am hoping is wrong.

Few young people: half-dead to give a start. Dead through spite, he will cause the others to shine, and in an exalted place some great evils to occur: Sad concepts will come to harm each one, temporal dignified, the Mass to succeed. Fathers and mothers dead of infinite sorrows, women in mourning, the pestilent she-monster: The Great One to be no more, all the world to end.


It is said that Nostradamus has predicted a zombie apocolypse. He predicted that a Russian scientis will produce a biological weapon that has the ability to turn humans into zombies. And then the world will end, let’s not forget that part.

With solar storms not being unheard of, Nostradamus also predicted solar storms to cause some major destruction on earth and even lead to wars and conflicts. (Solar storms are a disturbance on the sun that can disable satellites and knock out elctric power grids.)

He also predicts we will have a mass famine that will signify the beginning of the end of the world. This would be a tragedy unlike anything the world has ever seen and much of the world wouldn’t be able to bounce back from.

Nostradamus predicts: that Pope Francis could potentially be assassinated during a trip to a European city, which could lead to social unrest in Rome. From there it is said, the Church’s secrets will be revealed to the public and the church itself will collapse.

It is said that Nostradamus foresaw that Muslims would begin to take over Europe in the coming decades and that they would be able to do so without using any violence. This will be due to both the increasing number of Muslim refugees immigrating into Europe, and the fact that Europeans are having fewer children.

In another prediction, an asteroid will either hit the earth or come very close. In his quatrain:

In the sk, one sees fire and a long trail of sparks


NASA scientists predicted a massive asteroid could’ve potentiall hit the Earth on May 6, 2021 and could’ve potentially caused 15 times more explosive destruction thatn the atomic bomb that was detonated over Hiroshima. But fortunately, that asteroid ended up just missing the Earth.

While I will admit that some of Nostradamus’ predictions are pretty spot on, others I find to be way out there, at least I hope so , and others are horrific in nature.

Nostradamus predicts that the third Antichrist will be born very soon. Likely from an Arab country full of political unrest. He predicts his coming will lead to even more political and social unrest, and that he will gain a large following, studying Hitler’s actions in order to prevent making his mistakes. The quatrain reads:

The antichrist very soon annihilates the three, twenty-seven years his war will last. The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled; with blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the earth.


Now we enter the predictions for 2022:

He predicts firstly, that a meteor shower, followed by an earthquake, will destroy the earth in December.

Very near Auch, Lectoure and Mirande a great fire will fall from the sky for three nights. The cause will appear both stupefying and marvelous; shortly afterward there will be an earthquake.


Nostradamus prdicts that a nuclear bomb will be detonated in 2022, causing even more climate change than we already had. He also predicts that the U.S. dollar will collapse as a result of inflaion spiraling out of control. Instead, gold, silver, and bitcoin will reign supreme.

The copies of gold and silver inflated, which after the theft were thrown into the lake, at the discovery that all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scripts and bonds will be wiped out.


Let us know what you think of the predictions of the notorious Nostradamus and if you think his predictions hold merit or if it’s just a matter of interpretation.

Author: Pameladlockwood

I am an aspiring author. I love to work in my woodshed. I learned how to run a lathe which is my tool of choice for making lamps and bottles. I also love to dram and paint. Creating is my passion. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 3. I have recently been diagnosed with a rare nerve condition called CRPS. It has been a hard road for me but through this site and creating I hope to find some solace. I am a firefight 2. I have been an applied therapy assistant for autistic children. I have a degree in two years of accounting and have received my certificate in Medical Transcription. I love to learn and grow as a person.

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