Off the back of Nostradamus’ successful prediction that Donald Trump would win the presidential election, society is turning to the physician once more to tell reveal what horrors await in 2017.
As reported by the i100, there are a whole host of four-line verses from Michel de Nostredame -Nostradamus as he’s better known- which may shed light on the year to come.
His prophecies are all open to interpretation, which is definitely a plus considering their usual dark and ominous tone.
The Animals Are Plotting Against Us
A fox will be elected without speaking one word,
appearing saintly in public living on barley bread,
afterwards he will suddenly become a tyrant
putting his foot on the throats of the greatest men.
Clearly this can’t be a reference to Trump. He has used A LOT of words. His vocabulary is ‘huge’.
Shortly before sun set, battle is engaged.
A great nation is uncertain.
Overcome, the sea port makes no answer,
the bridge and the grave both in foreign places.
Well it just wouldn’t be planet Earth without some more human conflict in 2017.
Biblical Catastrophe Will Be All The Rage Again
For forty years the rainbow will not be seen.
For forty years it will be seen every day.
The dry earth will grow more parched,
and there will be great floods when it is seen.
Grab your copy of Noah’s Ark as it could essentially become a how-to-guide in 2017 apparently.
Even More War…
The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt.
An evil deed, foretold by the bearer of a petition.
According to the prediction another falls at night time.
Conflict at Reims, London, and pestilence in Tuscany.
One prophecy wasn’t enough, and the stakes have been raised with specific locations too.
Scandal Rocks The Monarchy
Letters are found in the queen’s chests,
no signature and no name of the author.
The ruse will conceal the offers;
so that they do not know who the lover is.
A secret lover? Surely not Her Maj?
Peace At Last, For A Bit, Maybe…
Pestilences extinguished, the world becomes smaller,
for a long time the lands will be inhabited peacefully.
People will travel safely through the sky (over) land and seas:
then wars will start up again.
OK so despite the promise of a lot of conflict, 2017 could see a brief respite from fighting so we can all go on holiday for a bit – but then back to war, of course.
East vs. West
Twice put up and twice cast down,
the East will also weaken the West.
Its adversary after several battles
chased by sea will fail at time of need.
A prophecy that will have the audience of certain right wing media outlets wanking themselves into a coma, as the western world is ‘weakened’ by the east.
Happy New Year Guys!
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.