Nostradamus Has Bad News for 2021
And we thought nothing could top the hot mess that's been 2020. If we are to listen to French philosopher Nostradamus' predictions from almost five hundred years ago, then we are in for quite the ride.
Nostradamus was and remains a man of mystique. After training to be a physician and even partaking in fighting off the black plague in the 1500s, he turned to the stars as a way to prophesize the future. In 1555 Nostradamus published the legendary “Les Prophèties,” or in plain English “The Prophets,” a book containing over 942 poetic quatrains telling of disasters of yet to come. Some of which have already come true. In fact, yearly-horoscope.org states that 70% of his predictions have come to fruition. Recent predictions that have come true include:
Hitler's Rise in Europe:
“From the depths of the West of Europe, A young child will be born of poor people, He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop; His fame will increase towards the realm of the East. Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers. The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister. Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn, When the child of Germany observes nothing.”
The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks:
“The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. Fire approaches the great new city. By fire, he will destroy their city, A cold and cruel heart, blood will pour. Mercy to none.”
“The ancient task will be completed. From on high, evil will fall on the great man. A dead innocent will be accused of the deed The guilty on will remain in the mist.”
Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
Near the gates and within two cities, There will be scourges the like of which was never seen, Famine within plague, people put out by steel, Crying to the great immortal God for relief.”
So, where does this leave us in regards to 2021? Well, according to Nostradamus, a series of misfortunate events for humankind will be kicked off by a new plague (COVID-19 anyone?), and these events don't look pretty.
Asteroid Collision with Earth
“In the sky, one sees fire and a long trail of sparks.”
In 2009, an asteroid that NASA named “2009 KF1” was discovered, and there's a possibility that its trajectory will collide with Earth on May 6th, 2021. If it were to hit us, it could hold the equivalent to 230 kilotons of explosive force—fifteen times the amount of the nuclear bomb dropped in Hiroshima during the Second World War.
“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.”
As if we needed another pandemic, Nostradamus predicts that a Russian scientist will unleash a manmade virus that will turn fully fleshed living people into the reanimated dead.
Catastrophic Earthquake in California
“The sloping park, great calamity, Through the Lands of the West and Lombardy; The fire in the ship, plague, and captivity; Mercury in Sagittarius, Saturn fading.”
A devastating seismic event in California (known to Californians as “The Big One”) is becoming more and more likely if you ask researchers. A seismic forecast from July 2020 put the possibility of a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault being three to five more times likely than what earlier forecasts have stated.
Pair that piece of information with the fact that Mercury reaches the star sign of Sagittarius, Nostradamus narrowed the date down to November 25th, 2021.
“After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is prepared, The Great Mover renews the ages: Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel, and plague, Is the heavens fire seen, a long spark running.”
This one isn't as far-fetched as the others. The UN's thirty-first special session from December 4th, 2020, discussed the threat of a “catastrophic global famine” that will follow the COVID-19 pandemic if we do not act now on food insecurity and humanitarian needs.
The question we’re left with is, should we take these prophecies to heart and scramble to prepare for seemingly imminent danger?
Not so fast.
After all, the world didn't end in December 2012 as the Mayan prophecy tried to warn us. Y2K didn't turn our computers and toaster ovens against us, kicking us back to the Stone Age.
Historians are quick to point out that Nastradamus' book was written in the French language of his time and has been poorly translated into modern languages over the past few hundred years or so, leaving current events open for interpretation with the predictions from “Les Prophèties.”
Given all that, it’s safe to say that 2021 might not be all that bad. Take his predictions with a grain of salt, he was a man in the sixteenth century trying to predict the twenty-first, a near-impossible feat.
Should any of these things actually happen, I'll gladly eat my shoe (while hiding out in my bunker).