People will always be fascinated with the idea that our futures can be predicted with the success of shows like Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry and the Long Island Medium.  Whilst we enjoy watching people be amazed by personal messages from the afterlife, as one year ends and a new one approaches, people around the world continue to be captivated by French Astrologer and Physician, Nostradamus’s Predictions for the new year ahead. 

Also known as the ‘Prophet of Doom’, Nostradamus was born in 1503 and it is said that after the traumatic passing of his wife and children, he experienced a psychic awakening which led to his predictions for future events.  Those prophecies were then published in 1955 in a book called Les Propheties (The Prophecies).  

His ominous predictions of major events around the world were not only relevant to his lifetime but in fact, extend to the year 3797 and whilst some argue his writings can be a little tricky to interpret and at times vague in detail, there are some chilling predictions that for most of us, once they occur, simply can’t be ignored. 

Some of these past predictions many believe, include the Kennedy Assassination, the September 11 Terror Attacks, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. 

So here we are a few months into the year 2024, and our heads are already left spinning! 

Nostradamus predicted there would be a ‘cataclysmic earthquake off the coast of Japan causing devastation to many homes and killing hundreds of people’. On the first day of 2024, Japan was indeed devastated with an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude, and tsunami causing damage to thousands of homes and claiming the lives of more than 200 people.  

Nostradamus is also said to predict that the ‘King of the Isles’ could be “driven out by force” and replaced by an unexpected successor which when interpreted suggests the unlikely event, that the newly crowned King Charles III could have already stepped down and that unexpected successor might be Prince Harry? Whilst this one seemed like such a stretch of the imagination for the year ahead, it was only last month we were shocked to learn that King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will need to take a step back from official duties whilst being treated. This occurred at a time when Prince Williams was spending time with his wife, Princess Kate after abdominal surgery, and the Royals appear to be keeping details to a minimum.  

In another of Nostradamus’s predictions for the year, he makes forecasts of a new Pope with the words “Through the death of a very old Pontiff, A Roman of good age will be elected, of him it will be said that he weakens his see, but long will he sit and in biting activity”. 
With concerns surrounding the 87-year-old’s health, with a recent flu-like condition and mobility issues, people will be keeping a little closer eye on Pope Francis this year. 

What else could lie ahead?  

Severe Weather Events? An Extra-terrestrial invasion? Is a Naval Battle perhaps related to China’s tensions with Taiwan?  

Whether you believe these predictions are real or perhaps just an observation of trends and patterns of historical events that occur over time, there is no doubt they will continue to intrigue and captivate us for many years to come.