What will be in 2019? Local psychics make their predictions
When the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, almost everyone I knew eagerly welcomed 2019 with open arms and full glasses. The others were indifferent in celebrating the coming of yet another new year. From a change in leadership in the House of Representatives and hurricanes that tore through North Carolina; to the loss of loved ones, beloved celebrities, and creation of new artwork and the birth of new life, 2018 was full of the surprises. To better prepare for this year, I asked some local psychics their predictions for 2019. (Note that these predictions cannot be backed up as fact by any science and we are not promoting them as such. However, just for fun, here are four local psychics’ predictions and advice for 2019.)
Antonina Whaples, Shaman at Kindred Spirits
Whaples describes herself as a Shaman, Winston-Salem native and graduate of Wake Forest University. She said she was born in a family lineage of Shamans, and she has been running Kindred Spirits (537 N. Trade St.) for seven years.
“My mother’s mother survived the Holocaust, and she came over to America in the 1950s,” Whaples said of her roots. “It is very common for Shamans to be born into families that have gifts when there has been the type of trauma that has happened with my family.”
Locally, Whaples said there would be movement happening quickly in a large way for the Winston-Salem area.
“A lot of projects at higher levels within government organizations are going to speed up, and we are going to see the abundance that comes from that as an area. It looks like businesses, in general, are going to receive good news and so will any community endeavors that have been working hard over the past few years.”
She said all this hard work would come into fruition, and this area will be more prosperous from it in 2019. She also predicts for Winston-Salem that there would be more job opportunities, political shifts, and building expansions.
“People who have been struggling with their place in this community will find community spaces that have been created. [They will] opened up to them and discover those places and receive healing from the community,” she said. “It also looks like tensions among the community and older models of communication are going to end, and there is going to be some cohesion found between individuals on different socioeconomic levels, specifically around education.”
Whaples said there is much work that will be happening for veterans in the community, and there would be new opportunities for them to find new patterns, resources, and “put down some of the struggles they have had coming into the civilian world.”
Whaples said we will continue to be in a state of imbalance (both emotionally and financially) as a country. She said the nation would continue to be divided among “individuals trying to figure out how to move ahead collectively and to work together, while also having incredibly different values and understanding of ideas around the financial prosperity of our nation.” Whaples said there is going to be a reset happening. She said a victory of one of the parties will free-up financial resources for the nation and will be led by an individual who has new ideas about how things should work economically. Which, she said, would shed light on “our collective views around our cultural heritage and people’s places within the financial structure.”
“I went into a council meeting with some other medicine people over the last few weeks, and we have been talking about this,” she said of where her reading of 2019 originated. “So, this is based on discussions amongst medicine people. This is based on various readings that have been done over the last few months. As the energy of 2018 leaves, we see it more clearly because it is contrasting with 2019’s energy.”
Whaples said 2019 is the preparation and intention-setting year, “for the real show;” she said  is the “dress rehearsal for 2020.”
“It is an important year to set up positive energy for what you want to come in the future,” she said.
She said the significance of 2019 being a year for preparation is because “hindsight is 2020.  will be a year of illumination and clarity,” she said.
In 2019, Kindred Spirits will be offering a monthly Hochoka circle, which is a meeting of individuals “to do healing work around specific healing requests,” such as people struggling with grief, survivors of sexual assaults, and people who have post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information, visit the website, www.kindredspritsws.com.
Jaye Stevens, Psychic at Psychic on Trade
Stevens said she has been a palm reader, astrologer, fortune teller, medium, and chakra healer for over 30 years and has been open at the Psychic on Trade shop (619 N. Trade St.) since Sept. 28, 2018. She said Psychic on Trade also offers various classes, metaphysical tools, and Raki treatment. Stevens said she has lived in Winston-Salem for 29 years and loves to help and give people foresight and insight into yes or no questions.
“It is not so much of what I predict and more of what I see,” she said. “The Piedmont is becoming more predominately open-minded, more than they have ever known.”
She said for 2019 locally; she sees people taking hold of their hometowns, and creating their own businesses. She said people would go to a “back-to-the-basics” and “homegrown” approach for 2019. She said she could see people flocking to North Carolina from all over including California and Washington. She predicts that the wine industry will expand in the Piedmont. She said she could also see the banking industry “getting their act together.” When asked about what 2019 will bring politically, she said she “will not touch that with a 10-foot pole,” because she is “not a political person.”
Stevens’s advice for 2019 is “to look for happiness and be true to yourself.”
For the new year, Stevens said she is offering 50 percent off tarot card readings for the whole month of January, and she will be doing a full and new moon tarot card reading. For more information, call Psychic on Trade at (336) 414-7448 or stop by the shop.
Jennifer Watson, Psychic at Terra Blue
Watson describes herself as a clairvoyant, tarot reader, and a practicing Hoodoo witch.
Watson said she is originally from Greensboro but left to go to college in Atlanta and just moved back three years ago. She said she went to school for psychology and ended up getting her Master’s in transpersonal psychology with a specialization in spiritual psychology. After working in sales and fundraising, Watson started her own business, Watson Wellness Group, LLC, and also does readings at Terra Blue (518 S. Elm St.).
“The whole focus of my business is to help other people not only recognize their own intuition but also to help people understand how energy works, especially in their own lives and what is going on around them.”
Watson said she realized at the age of 13 that she was psychic, and decided that she wanted to help others using her abilities. As for her predictions for 2019, she said she channeled information and did some readings with tarot cards.
“Overall, for the entire year, it is going to be really a lot of major financial transformation, not necessarily just individually but everywhere,” she said. “Many people are going to be forced to stop procrastinating, especially in our national government.”
She said our representatives and leaders would start honoring their promises and commitments to the people. She also said everything culminating behind the scenes would be “put out there,” and 2019 would be a time for truth for everyone, especially those in government.
Regarding the weather, she predicts that there will be more snow to come to this area in January, much like what we saw in December 2018. However, she said there would be an early spring in March.
“It will be like a rebirth period for us,” she said. “It will be a complete rebirth for a lot of people.”
She said there is a wave coming that would hit certain spots at different times during the rebirth period.
“We are going to see new kinds of initiatives [around the city] being picked up that’s almost going to spark this awakening period,” she said. “Something that is holistically-grounded and that we haven’t seen before. It is things that have actually been going on and planned in the background, but we won’t be able to see it until then.”
Watson said 2019 is a “Three Year,” in terms of numerology.
“The number three means people will begin their journey to personal happiness, but before happiness takes place you have to remove the clutter,” she explained.
During our phone conversation, Watson picked tarot cards from a Major Arcana deck and also channeled what each month will be like for 2019.
January-Queen of Swords
Watson said she predicts that January-March would be a time of transformation. January is the month to declutter and make room for happiness and the transformations to come.
February-Nine of Swords
Watson said concerning world events; things would go into a downward spiral, especially since people started out the year with so much energy and optimism. “In government, we are going to see stuff happen that looks horrible to the naked eye,” she said. “I also think the economy is going to crash around that time. But many people have to understand that it is temporary, and to be prepared for it. But don’t get stuck in the chaos that goes on around it.” She said that the awakening period would start in February.
March-Knight of Swords
Watson said in March, unexpected events and things would start “happening out of nowhere.” She said it would be a continuance of what is happening in February, but many are going to come to an awakening. She said they would start to understand and handle life in a different way and get back to optimism. “Interestingly enough, Italy came up as taking some kind of stand,” she said. “They are going to take a stand on something and lead the way for change, and the rest of the world will take notice.”
April-Two of Wands
Watson said this month would be where the “real work” begins. She said people would start to reflect and review what has happened so far this year and re-evaluate events. She said new things would emerge and happen for the better, and that the government would change. “The vice president and president show up here,” she said. “Something is going to happen in the U.S. government.”
May-Page of Wands
She said in May, there would not be too much going on “because June is when the real fun starts.” She said when channeling, she sees a woman who is in leadership (not necessarily in government) and France. “There is a French woman who is head of the International Monetary Fund,” she said. “But I don’t know if it is her or someone else that is coming up.”
June- Five of Wands
In June, she said there would be a major turn of events for the world. “I almost want to say it is possibly war,” she said. “There’s going to be some kind of international deal or the like thereof, and something going on around economic news.” She said the theme of the month is going to be financial security, defending beliefs, and emotions running high. “But at the end, it changes for the better.”
Watson said there would be a change in leadership in July and August. “Not necessarily national, but it is not going to be the people that leave,” she said. “I just feel like the whole overall feel of our government is going to change. This is important because the major events will cause this change.”
August-The King of Wands
She said things would become brighter and better. “The sunshine will peek in at the end of August.”
September- Two of Pentacles
Watson said there would be a continuance of a world shift and the energy of change would continue. She said it would be slight, but that people who are open to it would see. She said it would be quiet this month.
October- Knight of Wands
She said people would start to settle in their new selves and feel more powerful. She said people would start feeling better after everything that has gone on.
Watson described this month as “light and airy.” She said the year would begin to release intense energy this month from all the past months.
December- Knight of Cups
She said December would be emotional for people because of the events and energy of November. She said everything would calm down and settle into an understanding of what has taken place. “It’ll be a time where people can either reflect and allow themselves to really breathe, or take it and go the opposite way. It is going to be emotional, that is for sure.”
Watson also did a tarot reading for major events that will happen in 2019.
“Ironically enough, there were a couple of cards that came out,” she said, explaining that these cards dealt with the government. “One card that really stuck out was the Justice card. And then I added the card that showed me any kind of significant world event and the Justice card came out again. What that tells me is, especially as we go forward into election season for the 2020 year, the election results are going to shock us. It reminds me almost of the same kind of energy that surrounded Obama when he came into office. It will be that type of shocking result.”
Watson’s advice for 2019 is for people to “take note of what they want.”
“Write it down, get focused,” she said. “Take the time to do what you always wanted to do because this year is going to help support that. To get that done, you have to take the step first.”
Watson said she hosts a live broadcast every Thursday night on Facebook called the Psychic Corner, gives virtual readings and readings in person at Terra Blue on Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To learn more about her, visit jenniferlwatson.com/.
“Madame Melinda” Walcer, Tarot Reader at Terra Blue
Walcer describes herself as a tarot reader and medium, who has been doing readings for 33 years. She said she discovered her abilities when she was 15 and has been doing readings ever since. She said she has been reading at Terra Blue for 16 years and is considered the head psychic at the shop. She said she has a 78 percent accuracy rating, and she believes in tarot readings because she has seen it work.
Walcer predicts that generally, 2019 will be uneventful besides what has been already happening since 2018. She also predicts that politically, “nothing special will be happening other than the sensationalism that has been going on.” Walcer did an over-the-phone tarot reading using The Wolf Pack Tarot Deck (created by Robert Petro in 1995 and illustrated by Pat Morris), which she said, is one of her more accurate decks because it tells stories. Her three-card spread for politics in 2019 was the Children card, Choices card, and Self-Reliance card.
“Everyone will be acting like children, the way they have been acting, but then again it will give us a new perspective moving forward,” she said of her political prediction. “It will open up choices presented to us as a country in leadership and what professionals we want moving forward.” She said this would foster self-reliance because “this presidency is getting ready to end.”
Her three-card spread nationally was the Caution card, Guidance card, and Intent card. As a country, Walcer predicts that the United States will be watched more on the world’s stage. She said other countries would be offering guidance on how to move forward and reform, specifically in monetary terms.
“I don’t see any major attacks or anything like that coming up, I see a pretty boring year,” she predicted of 2019.
Globally, she drew the Cycles card, Crossroads card, and the Famine card.
“There is a saying that there is nothing new under the sun, and if you watch the global cycle you will see that what is going on has happened before,” she said. “The world is coming to a crossroads that everyone needs to be more practical rather than emotional.”
She said, “we are watching the fall of Rome again,” and that people would have to be ready to rebuild, which will not be coming in 2019.
For North Carolina, she drew the Completion card, Outcome card, and Decision card.
“There is a lot of opportunity and success coming up for North Carolina because we are going to start learning from other states,” she said. “We are going to have a feeling of self-satisfaction, we are going to start to see North Carolina get itself together.” She said there had been lessons learned concerning healthcare and education in the state. She said the results of those lessons would present rewards in 2019. For Greensboro, she drew the Turbulence card, Be Alert card, and The Well card. She said while Greensboro seems to be on a decent path, in the next eight months, “they just need to ride out the choices that they already made.” She said people need to pay attention to the details within a “jealous and dishonest” local government.
Her three-card spread for advice in 2019 was the Truth card, Danger card, and the Risk card. She advises people to be true to themselves, make more logical (rather than emotional) choices, and to not take big risks in 2019.
To learn more about Walcer, visit her Facebook page Madame Melinda Tarot or Madame Melinda Creations. Madame Melinda does readings at Terra Blue on Fridays from 1 until 6 p.m. (and until 9 p.m. on First Fridays) and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Katie Murawski is the editor of YES! Weekly. She is from Mooresville, North Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in film studies from Appalachian State University in 2017.