I really don’t know what to make of Nostradamus. As a Christian, I reserve all my belief for the word of God as it is written in the bible. Biblical prophecy has always intrigued me, especially when I see how it has come true. Nostradamus made some bold predictions in his day, and arguably, most of them seem to have come true to this point.
To be honest, I haven’t really paid that much attention to his predictions, but one that has surfaced lately is quite interesting, and one might say that it may even have ties to the Mayans. It is as follows:
“From the calm morning, the end will come
When of the dancing horse
the number of circles will be 9”
It appears that this prediction – and I refer to it as a prediction, not prophecy – pertains to the Korean sensation Psy, and his massive hit YouTube video Gangnam Style. Do you see the correlation? Let me explain.
Korea, and I don’t know if there is any stipulation over North or South here, is known as the “Land of the Morning Calm” because the character script used to write the name Korea is often translated into English as “calm morning/sun”. Well, that pretty much gives us a geographical location for where this prediction is said to originate, “From the calm morning”. Psy hails from the Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea.
Now the prediction gets a little sketchy for me because the next few words pertain to the end of something, but what? He just said “the end will come”. This, to me, is where I think Nostradamus makes a connection with the Mayans, specifically with the fact that their calendar came to an end. The first thing most people think of here is the end of the world, but we all know that didn’t happen. I think when he says “the end will come”, he is merely predicting the end of the Mayan calendar. But how can we be sure of that?
It is a well documented fact that the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Some people have taken this so seriously that they really thought the world would end on that day. I didn’t believe it for a minute. But something did indeed happen on December 21, 2012. Psy’s video for Gangnam Style, where he dances like a guy riding a horse, reached one billion views on YouTube. That’s a 1 with nine zeroes. “When of the dancing horse the number of circles will be 9”. Ok, this is where I got freaked out a little.
Nostradamus most likely had no idea that YouTube would exist, only that there would be a relation between Korea, the end of something, a dancing horse, and nine circles. I’m sure he knew that the circles might be part of a number, but there’s no way he could have pictured in his mind a guy who likes to “dress classy and dance cheesy”. I don’t know, maybe he was just phenomenal at guessing.
Or maybe Psy read the prediction and decided he would orchestrate the song, the dance, the fact that he didn’t stop all the copying of his style so it would get worldwide attention much faster, the timing of its release on YouTube so it would hit the billion views mark on December 12… nah.
Whether Nostradamus was accurate with his predictions or just plain lucky, only God knows. But I couldn’t help writing about this one. God Bless.