Five chilling predictions for 2023 have been revealed by French astrologer Michel de Nostradame.
After predicting that King Charles III is set to abdicate the throne soon after taking up the position of head of state following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September, Nostradamus believers have since analysed what some of the astrologer's predictions could mean for 2023.
While French mystic astrologer de Nostradame, who wrote the 6,338 prophecies, is long gone - having passed away on 2 July, 1566 - his worldly predictions have lived on with over 70 percent having been reported by Yearly-Horoscope as actually having come true.
If you believe in 16th century astrology and fortune telling, then prepare yourself.
Firstly, the conflict in Ukraine caused by Russia's invasion is predicted by Nostradame as growing even bigger and even evolving into a full scale World War Three.
The forecast is based on a line Nostradame wrote, which reads: "Seven months the Great War, people dead of evil-doing."
However, it could also refer to the conflict going on in Southeast Asia between China and Taiwan and the possibility of nuclear-related conflict.
However, if you live in Rouen, a city located in northern France, you can breathe a sigh of relief, as according to Nostradame's prediction, 'Rouen, Evreux shall not fall to the King'.
While the U.S. arms Taiwan, China arms itself.— 吴小平 (@SilingWu) September 5, 2022
The infographic shows U.S. arms shipments to Taiwan under the Foreign Military Trade Program under various U.S. presidents since 1990.
▫️China's military budget (left axis).
▫️U.S. arms transfers to Taiwan (right axis). pic.twitter.com/hN32U2yRp4
It's not all doom and gloom in Nostradame's predictions though, as there could be a huge breakthrough in space next year.
The astrologer wrote that a light will 'fall' on Mars, suggesting an opening up of possibility - could humans end up visiting the fourth planet from the sun by 2023?
And as for Pope Francis - he may be looking good for 85 years, but Nostradame has prophesied that the religious leader will step down by 2023, with a rather menacing leader taking his place.
The prediction reads: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will be Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.
A 'celestial fire on the Royal edifice' has also been predicted by the astrologer, which suggests the whole world changing in a significant manner or it quite simply being the 'end of times' - take from that what you will.
However, Nostradame also speaks of a 'new world order', which will see the alliance of two powers - potentially a man and women - coming together.
Alas, he predicts it won't last long.
So basically, it sounds like we shouldn't really be getting our hopes up for 2023.
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