he year 2023 has finally welcomed us, but after three rough years of war, pandemics, and political crisis, what will 2023 bring? Many have quite high hopes for this year as a turning point since 2020. Whilst a lot of people like to stay optimistic and as far away from predictions, we all like to get some idea of what precognitions are set for this year. And who better to listen to than Nostradamus himself?
Who was Nostradamus?
Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, was a 16th-century French physician, astrologer, and prophet. He was born in 1503 in the city of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France, and received a classical education in Latin and Greek. After completing his studies, Nostradamus worked as a physician, treating plague victims and publishing several books on medical topics.
In addition to his work as a physician, Nostradamus was also interested in astrology and the occult. He developed a reputation as a seer and began to publish a series of prophecies in the form of poetic quatrains. These prophecies, which were collected in a book called “Les Prophéties,” were written in a cryptic, obscure style that made them difficult to understand. Despite this, the book became popular and Nostradamus gained a following of people who believed that he had the ability to predict future events.
Nostradamus’s prophecies cover a wide range of topics, including wars, revolutions, natural disasters, and the end of the world. Many of his predictions are vague and open to interpretation, and it isn’t easy to verify the accuracy of his prophecies. However, some people believe that Nostradamus was able to foresee world events and revolutions, and his predictions have been the subject of much fascination and speculation over the years.
Nostradamus died in 1566, but his reputation as a prophet has continued to grow over the years. Despite the lack of clear evidence to support the accuracy of his predictions, many people continue to believe in his abilities and seek out his prophecies as a way to understand the future.
Predictions for 2023
“The Light on Mars That Will Go Out”
“The Antichrist soon annihilates the three. His war will last 27 years. Infidels are dead, captives or exiles. The earth will be covered with blood, human corpses, water and red hail”.
The New York Post reported that this prediction could be connected to Vladimir Putin, the American publication trying its best to associate global events with the words of Nostradamus.
Among Nostradamus’s more outlandish predictions is “the light on Mars that will go out.” Some have suggested that this means that a Martian mission will fail, rather than Nostradamus predicting the existence of Martians, a power grid on the Red Planet, or a blackout on Mars.
“A royal edifice” struck by an asteroid and engulfed in flames
Some publications reported that Nostradamus predicted that Buckingham Palace would be hit by an asteroid and go up in flames. That passage, written long before Buckingham Palace was built, refers only to a “heavenly fire [comprising] a royal edifice,” so no direct reference to the British royal family.
Another passage shows that food prices rise so much that people end up eating each other. “Honey will cost more than candle wax. The price of wheat will be so high that man will be driven to eat his neighbor in desperation.” This forecast was also valid last year, but it did not happen. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen in 2023, either.
After all, what did Nostradamus actually predict? As usual, the answer is “a big nothing.”
How accurate are his predictions?
Those who have read enough passages from Nostradamus will already know that the Frenchman was rather good at “postvisions”, that is, conceiving several predictions that can be associated with various global events after they have already happened, IFLScience reports .
Nostradamus was unable to foretell the devastation and suffering that a young man named Putin will bring in 2022 for one very basic and obvious reason: the future cannot be anticipated. However, Nostradamus only offered a few hazy prophecies concerning a warmonger, and some may conclude that he was referring to Putin.
For instance, many people believe that another verse predicted the emergence of Adolf Hitler. A little youngster born into poverty will charm a large gathering with his speech from the depths of Western Europe, and his popularity will spread to the kingdoms of the East.