Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many began to talk of the Nostradamus predictions and their validity in the wake of Donald Trump’s win.
French physician and astrologer Michel de Nostradamus had penned a verse prophesizing what some believers consider to be a forecast of the 2016 presidential election.
History.com’s translation tells of the “The masculine woman” who would “exert herself to the north,” and also of “The great shameless, audacious bawler, / He will be elected governor of the army: / The boldness of his contention, / The bridge broken, the faint from fear.”
Nostradamus was born in 1503 and has since been credited, centuries later, for predicting some of the world’s most poignant and devastating events. The astrologer was said to have accurately predicted the French Revolution, Adolf Hitler’s ultimate rise to power and even the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to History.com.
Nostradamus eventually began to write his visions and penned almanacs devoted to his predictions of the future. Ten volumes were produced, each one containing 100 predictions that would foretell events throughout the next 2,000 years (he predicted the world would end in 3797). The prophecies he published under “Les Prophesies,” were each written in four-line verses, or quatrains.
As the New Year has approached, believers in the Nostradamus predictions have advised of his forecasts might hold some truth in the coming year.
Instability for the United States is one prediction believers have determined, according to News.com.au. The country could become more “ungovernable” under the Trump administration. One translated verse reads, “The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws. From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants to edict withdrawn, changing money and standards,” which could be a reference to Trump’s potentially disastrous interference in European and foreign policy.
Other predictions include one where the astrologer forecast peace between Russia and Ukraine and that China may “make bold moves to cure the ‘economic imbalance,’” according to Daily Express.
Tough economic times for Italy were also predicted, as well as the prospect of a surmounting matter referred to as the “Hot Wars.” Some have taken this to refer to climate change and global warming.