7 for 2017: This is what Nostradamus predicted about 2017


A chemist and apothecary named Michel de Nostradame publishes an almanac titled The Prophecies. He writes more than a thousand four-line poetic verses called “quatrains,” verses that seem to predict the future. ‘Nostradamus –as he is famously known– began to have visions at a very early age. He would stare into a bowl with water and while staring at the water for some time he would “receive” visions of the future.

According to his followers, and numerous historians, the French apothecary managed to predict a lot of things that have actually happened in the last few centuries; including the French Revolution, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power and 9/11.Not only that, it is believed that the 16th-century prophet even managed to predict Trump’s presidential win“The great shameless, audacious bawler. He will be elected governor of the army: The boldness of his contention. The bridge broken, the city faint from fear.”

However, it is important to note that his prophecies, which he wrote in four-line verse, are greatly open to interpretation and many people claim that nearly all of his past ‘accurate’ predictions are nothing more than modern misinterpretations. Interestingly, there are those who argue that there are some verses that could possibly shed a little light on what we can expect this year. Let’s take a look at 7 for 2017:

1. Floods and drought 

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.

2. Thunder and conflict 

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.

3. A battle at sunset 

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.

4. A little break

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.

5. A royal scandal

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.

6. A weird version of Animal Farm 

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.

7. A weakened 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.

What do you think? Are these prophecies related to events that may occur in 2017? Is it even possible to predict the future? Let us know and post your comments below!


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  1. Is it possible that his style of prediction and the way he presents it is nothing more than his interpretation of a Haiku? I mean, perhaps he wasn’t predicting at all, but penning ideas for a childrens book, or some other literary tome. Honestly, his quatrains make zero sense and here we are interpreting them to fit our arena.
    Take for instance the “Animal Farm” crap:
    Who is this fox…and without uttering a word will be elected? Since when do Foxes speak and run for public office?
    As for the rest of that squatrain, it is entirely fantasy…one that Monty Python would have a hard time putting in a sketch.
    I am no fan of Nostradamus…can you tell?

    1. Fox is a metaphor… Obviously he didn’t see a fox talking in his visions… But that’s the way of speaking back in his days. Like how someone would say “the snake convinced eve to eat the apple of Eden” obviously it wasn’t an actual talking snake.. But its a metaphor for the devil.. Got it?

      1. Okay, I understand what you’re saying…but at the same time, we are to interpret and believe in metaphors?
        See, that’s a point that doesn’t hammer anything he predicts home for me.
        As far as a talking snake, Mowgli encountered Ka in the jungle…that’s real. /s

        1. I thought he predicted we would all be dead in 2012…. At least it was how his very very broad & vague “predictions” if thats what they even were, were twisted to fit that situation….. Either be thankful that he was wrong or be thankful nobody understands how to make sense of whatever it is he was writing about….. How many times now have the interpreters doomed us with their predictions over the past 30 yrs? The fall of the German wall, Sadam, Y2k, 2012…..

          1. The world was suppose to end several times now. It’s all too convenient for marketing sales really. Declare a disaster will happen, people flock to Walmart and Costco for water and supplies.

    2. In 1500’s France he could of been burned at the stake for predicting anything so he used a lot of metaphors.

  2. Only one verse here that really stands out to me. ⬇️

    “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.”

    I feel he could be talking either about Trump or Putin.
    But, I feel he’s talking about Putin, becoming the New World Order President of the World. The New World Order has been in the mind of men who think they run the World since 1991. Many people I know are afraid of it. But I’m not, I think it’s just a way of what world leader will be made most popular. I don’t really see any danger in it.
    As for what else Nastradomus stated to happen? You chose just a few verses from what he wrote about. When he wrote a whole book.
    Yes, there will be floods and famines, but, he could’ve written that for a earlier age and time. Not ours.
    I’m incline to believe more in telling what the future has in store by looking at Psalms 117 in the Old Testament.

    Psalm 117
    Praise the Lord for His mercy and truth.

    1 “O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
    2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.”

    2017 = 117 in psalm
    Something will happen this year, where all nations will praise a man.

  3. so vague..his Visions are maybe extrapolations of current trends but men can at any time , change their Destiny

  4. Nostradamus is fascinating! But to ignore the obvious eurocentricness in his worldview is just betraying too much naivete.. I mean his entire frame of reference is Europe..!

  5. A lot of this could be his interpretation of the book of Revelations.

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