There's no doubt about it: this year has been a tumultuous one for SA. But with the sun setting on 2018, it's time to set our sights on the future – and the good news is that it’s looking bright.At least, according to Denise Rigotti, of Tea and Tarot, it will be – but that doesn't mean it's going to be without its challenges. We asked the Cape Town-based tarot card reader to see what her cards revealed about 2019.The big picture "As I entered into this aspect of the reading, the first situation I was greeted with was an unexpected turn in events," Denise says. "I also see a well-intentioned, prominent person making a decision of importance that spells out a very positive and uplifting option for us all," she adds. Denise predicts this will have a major impact on legislation in the future and "accelerate negotiations" between South Africa and another country. "It is important that all aspects of this situation be well researched to allow for changes and adjustments and an open mindedness."The general electionsSouth Africa is set to take to the polls next year – but the results are not something that can be easily predicted, Denise says."It lies in the hands of the voters and as we all know this could go in so many ways like a scattering of pigeons," she explains."The obvious energy behind the mind of the voter would be their need for security, both financially and personally. The people are tired of empty talk and are wanting to see change."But in order for this to happen, South Africans will need to keep a vision of what they expect and be swayed by the "emotional cajoling of the politicians", she says.Denise predicts it is around this time we’ll see the "well-intentioned" person mentioned above step up to the fore."They will need to address the above needs of the people and not waste time [making] promises that are nowhere near addressing at this point."If not, this person will lose their grip and fail to stay true to their word, she says. She also sees a "last minute thrust of action" from someone abroad in an attempt to fix a failing course of action. "But issues of deceit will bring everything to its knees.""A very analytical type person, possibly in charge of finance, is left in an awkward position on how to deal with this and might be forced to bring in an outsider to investigate how to put this all to rest," Denise adds.Land expropriation"An unexpected situation will bring this issue to a crisis," Denise says adding, "the baggage of the past must be masterfully handled otherwise harsh realities will be brought to the fore".She predicts that the pressure on leaders to honour their promises will prove to be difficult, and that goals and ideas have to be carefully managed. This could potentially lead to confusion as different groups expect that leaders will honour the promises that they have made, she predicts. "Indications are that this will land in the lap of the analytical person mentioned above to bring it to a place of growth and opportunity for all."All eyes will be on South Africa as the powers that be tackle this "emotionally charged" issue, she adds. "Decisions and actions will have to be well balanced and discussed, and the timing of the big decisions around this situation is crucial."