• Troy Reicherter


In Century Two, Quatrain 46, Nostradamus wrote:

After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is prepared,

The Great Mover (motor) renews the ages,

Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel, and plague,

In the heavens fire seen, a long spark running.

Could the “great trouble for humanity” be the coronavirus pandemic, the worst plague to hit the world since the 1918 Spanish Flu? It would seem to be a stretch to connect this Nostradamus prediction with our particular moment in time, except that the same quatrain also mentions what sounds like a comet. The first comet that can be seen with the naked eye since the Hale-Bopp Comet of 1997 appeared by surprise this year. The three-mile-wide comet known officially as C/2020 F3 NEOWISE was spotted by a satellite in March of this year, and was visible from July through August.

Comet Neowise last visited Earth 6,800 years ago, when humanity was still in the New Stone Age, or the Age of Gemini (according to the house of the zodiac to which Earth tilts). Now it is the Computer Age, or the end of the Age of Pisces/beginning of the Age of Aquarius.

The prophecy states that after a great trouble, a greater one is prepared. The worldwide death toll from coronavirus is currently over 800,000, and the cost to the world’s economy from the shutdown has brought pain and suffering beyond belief. The consensus is that an effective vaccine should be available by early 2021. People everywhere express fervent hope that things will soon get “back to normal.” If Nostradamus was able to see the future, and if this prediction is in fact referring to our present situation, then he is warning us that this may not be the case. Famine, plague, steel, and blood are all predicted to follow whatever “great trouble” Nostradamus is speaking of. “Rain” could mean literal flooding, a hail of bullets, or a torrent of disasters coming all at once (as in “when it rains, it pours”). What Nostradamus might have meant by “milk” is a bit more puzzling. Perhaps the answer can be found in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, when people all across Europe avoided drinking milk because it contained concentrated radioactivity. Could this be an allusion to a catastrophic event that leads to large-scale radioactive contamination?

Since ancient times, people all around the world have believed that comets were portents of doom. It seems an amazing coincidence that cultures on every inhabited continent viewed comets in this negative way; never as beautiful and interesting spectacles, the way we tend to think today. Let’s hope that the ancients were wrong about this, and that Nostradamus’ prediction, whatever it may mean, is not describing our immediate future.

This prophecy was discovered in the process of researching Nostradamus for the book Utopia Found. To see a list of his prophecies that came true, the book is available on Amazon.

The founder of New Age News is Troy Reicherter.  Author, educator, historian, and founder of Holistic Health Research, his personal web page can be found at troyreicherter.net


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