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Tarotscopes September to October 2020

So, here we are in September (September!) 2020 and a friend of mine says ‘2020 should just get over itself’. It made me smile, though she’s had a tough year and hopefully the worst is over. Still, it’s hardly 2020’s fault it got grounded and sent its room. Mother Nature had just had enough of us, I think, and we all needed some time out, didn’t we? But now that we’re cautiously un-pausing and re-pausing as we shake 2020 (or the year that wasn’t for most of us) awake, I invite you to once again watch and consider that viral video that made us think again at the beginning of the The Great Pause (or that time the world got sent to its room).

The Great Realisation by Probably Tomfoolery

As for what the cards say about the next two months, it’s a bit of this and a bit of that. For most, there’s change—good change. And for some a reminder that you still have some work to do (on yourself). Please don’t carry old baggage and mindsets into 2021 that got us sent to our rooms in the first place, and now’s the best time to toss persistent old baggage aside and look at what we really, really need to be happy for the rest of our lives. What is it that your Heart really, truly—most excitedly—desires?

While you’re listening to your tarotscopes, feel free to check out and listen to the other freebies on my Patreon and YouTube channel.

Have an awesome, beautiful and prosperous September and October 2020!

Your Tarotscopes

Fire Signs

Leo
Sagittarius
Aries

Earth Signs

Virgo
Capricorn, Taurus

Air Signs

Libra
Aquarius
Gemini

Water Signs

Scorpio
Pisces
Cancer

Also Up On My Patreon

Short Heart’s Desire Meditation (Free to download)
Leo Birthday To Birthday Challenges 2020 to 2021
Spiritual Check-In Video
How Invested Are They? Pick A Card audio

Up on My YouTube Channel

Newest Relocation video. Look for more on relocation in my playlists.
Look at my Future Spouse Playlist for similar videos
Major Changes Over The Next 3 Months (Pick A Deck)

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Tarotscopes July August 2020 With Bonus Readings

Wow! July’s been a bit of a rocky start for most of us. I’ve had IT problems reminiscent of 2012! Fortunately, while the lost time is frustrating, I’ve come a long way in no longer freaking out about it all. Personal progress in our attitudes are what I hope you’re finding true for you, too!

In any case, I’m glad I did a bonus read with this Tarotscope. A Yes/No/Maybe with a 3-card pick and a When card for more information is at the end of each sign’s usual tarotscope. I’d love some feedback on how the Yes/No/Maybe and When sections and methods work for you. Remember, some of the When answers aren’t related to the calendar.

We’re going into a busy time in the middle of a Mercury Retrograde. So, some things delayed over the last retrograde will be completed or finalised now. Remember to rest, relax and drink lots of water!

PS. I’m currently open for personal readings. Details and inquiries are hiding here.

On my Patreon this month

Cancer Birthday To Birthday Challenges 2020 to 2021
Claiming Back Your Vibration — Entertainment
My Next Big Adventure – Exclusive Audio
Ramble Mercury Retrograde Channelled Messages

On my YouTube channel this month

My Next Big Adventure (very general)
Random Messages From The Universe
Who’s Your Next Romantic Partner

Wishing you much clarity, safety and joy at this time!

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Tarotscopes for Mid-January to February 2020

With Bonus YES/No/Maybe options

2020 has finally started, and I have your Tarotscopes for mid-January to February up on my Patreon. Patrons, as usual, have already had their early access since 14 January 2020—later than I planned, but we’ll be back on track for the March to April 2020 Tarotscopes.

Also up on my Patreon is the Capricorn Birthday To Birthday Challenges divination and the LeNormand 6 Month forecast for the first half of 2020.
It’s exciting to see how trends are changing and you’re evolving. 2020 is definitely a year of changes!

Meanwhile, things got very interesting on my YouTube over the holiday period. Thank you for all the views and welcome to all new subscribers. We had some great feedback on the pet readings, and if you want a quick love forecast, there’s a video for you, too. Links are below.
Unfortunately, I’ve been having trouble uploading to YouTube since November 2019, so I’m looking at alternative sites to host my videos in 2020 for free (free content for them, free higher profile for me). If you’d like to recommend a site, please let know in the comments. I’d appreciate it 😀

Before you go, I’m offering a free channeled message from deities I work with. The details and request form are here on my other blog.
https://leennanaidoo.wordpress.com/2020/01/17/channeling-valentines-letter-from-the-deities/

Happy 2020 once again, and may your Yes/No/Maybe’s be for your highest good always!
Leenna

Your Tarotscopes

Earth:

Capricorn
Taurus
Virgo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33139146

Fire:

Aries
Leo
Sagittarius

https://www.patreon.com/posts/33138970

Water:

Pisces
Cancer
Scorpio
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33138795

Air:

Aquarius
Gemini
Libra
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33138101

More From My Patreon

Lenormand 6-Month Choice (Patron subscribers only)
https://www.patreon.com/posts/33002423

Random Predictions (Experiment)
https://www.patreon.com/posts/32916379
Writers/Artist Support—Marketing (Subscribers only)
https://www.patreon.com/posts/32757320

YouTube:

Yes/No/Maybe 9 Options

My Travels 2020
My Next Love (Superquick)

Messages From Pets Who’ve Passed Away

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Happy 2020!

And if you’re looking for those Bonus Tarotscopes still, here are the links:

Earth signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32113870
Air Signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32114189
Water signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32114467
Fire signs: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32114613

Sending love and hope for rain to koalas and Aussies affected by the bushfires.

And gratitude and good vibes to all of you for your support on this blogs and for my writing 😀

Leenna

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Tarotscopes: November to December 2019

It’s Mercury Retrograde feeling like a Saturn Return!

Amazing, we’re already in November! 2020 is just a few weeks away and some of us feeling like we’re still in some pretty rough waters. The good news is that a few of us are going to find the easy, smooth side of the rapids we’re negotiating (and maybe even a short-cut or two), while those who’ve not been paddling as hard as they should…Well, it’s time to move with more direction away from dead-end creeks and hold on tight to that paddle. You definitely don’t want to lose it over the next two months! Yep, interesting, and hopefully fun times for you ahead!

If you’d like your tarotscopes before the month starts plus bonus ones and other readings, consider becoming my patron from just $2 a month. If you’re on the Magician Tier ($4 a month) you get access to the Birthday To Birthday Challenges and Advice for each sign each month.
Enjoy and happy holidays! Catch you for the bonus tarotscopes before the year-end?

Tarotscopes November to December 2019

Water
Scorpio
Pisces
Cancer

Fire
Sagittarius
Aries
Leo

Earth
Capricorn
Taurus
Virgo

Tarotscopes air signs Nov Dec 2019

Air
Aquarius
Gemini
Libra

For Patrons only (Magician Tier upwards)

YouTube

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Work: About Finding A New Job
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Future Spouse: First Impression You Make On Them—Trick/Treat/Sweet/Sour
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How Will Brexit Personally Affect Me?

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Tarotscopes September and October Plus Extended Read

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Can you believe it’s already September! This year seems to going even faster than a trip on a fast-train. I can almost hear the days whooshing by…So, the good news is the changes you’ve been waiting for are imminent if they haven’t already appeared. And if they have, or when they do, they may take a little bit more adjusting to than you anticipated. More bad news is you may have to adjust some plans or delay them indefinitely.
Good news is, you may have more fun in the long-run, and what you have on your plate may be much, much better than anything you could have anticipated!
Sometimes, you just have to trust that the Universe knows when to serve you your new favourite things (or people)!
I’ve got an extended read for your bi-month, too—About That Matter You’re Thinking About.
Enjoy!

Tarotscopes
September to October 2019

Earth signs
https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2019-29476227

Water signs
https://www.patreon.com/posts/tarotscopes-2019-29475966

For Patrons only (Magician Tier upwards)

Leo Birthday To Birthday 2019-2020

Virgo Birthday To Birthday 2019-2020
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Tarotscopes July and August 2019 and Some News

Wow! The year is just flying by, and while there’s much that we’ve done to clear the way, we’re getting to that last push into our more stable futures in July. We’re all experiencing a wealth of feelings and opportunities, so keep those vibes high and focus on a brighter, healthier future!

I’ve been busy on many fronts, including readying Quest For The Wholly Pale for print—my first book with a publisher—FV Press which should be out later in July. It’s the culmination of a dream come true for me, but it’s had a couple of delays—not serious ones compared to others, but ones which make me grateful for divine timing once I’ve allowed any frustration to leave.
I’m having another dream come true, too! Savvy Authors is hosting my first ever online Writerstarot Workshop! See the details below, along with the links to your July and August tarotscopes. Don’t forget to check out my newest YouTube videos, too! You just might find a message or two there for you as well.

Happy, happy July and August 2019! It’s a whole new world out there. Enjoy it!

info on Savvy Author Tarot Workshop for writers with Leenna Naidoo
Hope to meet you there if you’re into writing, or need some help getting your next creative project complete!

Tarotscopes July to August 2019

I just can’t seem to keep them short anymore, so each sign has about 10mins or so each. Download or listen online. Timestamps in each post.

tarotscopes by Leenna Water signs
tarotscopes July by Leenna Naidoo
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Tarotscopes July and August 2019 Leenna Naidoo

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Cancer Birthday To Birthday 2019-2020

July to December 2019 LeNormand Reading 1, 2, 3

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Tarotscopes May and June 2019

It’s on time!

Your May and June 2019 tarotscopes at my Patreon, over here. I ran over the time I meant to spend with you, so apologies. Most of you got over 5 minutes as I also added a little on love/relationships and general influences.

Some signs are finding this transition period hard to process or needing to deal with issues which shouldn’t persist, while others are breezing through this time. Remember the past is now immutable and best left where it is. Please don’t try to re-live it! It’s time to give your energy exclusively to the present and future.

Don’t forget my YouTube Channel has fun Pick-A-Card readings for everyone. I’ve recently uploaded:
What is This New Cycle Bringing Me?
How Do I Help My Child Through This Time?
What Does My Pet Want To Know?
How Do They Show That They Really, Really Like/Love Me?
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Whatever your May and June looks like, take care, enjoy, and have fun!

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Your Tarotscope August 2018

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by Leenna

Yay! August is finally here even though you may be feeling unprepared for it. After the strange energies and seeming lack of progress in July, its going to be easier to spot new doors opening and allowing old ones to close gracefully this month. Stay positive, honour yourself and others, and remember that better things are finally here—if you let yourself just see or seed 😀

* for entertainment purposes.

 

Woohoo, Leo! It looks like you have an awesome start to the month, and an exciting end! Not a month to catch up on the zzzs.

August begins with you surrounded by love and perhaps some mischievousness, or maybe that’s a little clumsiness…Whatever it is, it’s bringing you joy, inspiration, and a new self-confidence in yourself. Looking in the mirror, you like what you see after a long time.

Mid-August brings a sudden and unexpected win, one which removes a thorn from your side, particularly if it involves an in-law or an overly dictatorial spouse’s demands. Passions will fly or you’ll fly to your passions, and the distractions will soon give way to a sense of relief and contentment.

August comes to a close with a short trip or a moving away from a stressful, or demanding situation—with your gear and reputation intact. You’ll be doing a happy dance as it’s likely you may have a good business week, or get that promotion or job. If not, you’ll be the winning chef in any kitchen!

 

Running around like a headless chicken has never brought out the best in you, so why do it for any longer? Decide what you want (or who you want) today, and put that formidable brain into action.

August begins with the universe’s perverse sense of humour focussing on you. You thought you were walking away. You thought you saw the light and the clarity. You thought you knew the path without looking at the map or asking directions…Yep, when your thoughts go in circles, so do you. Don’t let the universe make you a laughing stock for much longer. Ground yourself properly this time, ask for help—and accept it!

Mid-month’s looking good for travel, especially for work or relocation. There’s a hint of a passionate love too, but only if you work for it and put in the time. On the plus side, the effort you’ve put into your career is finally showing the hints of a reward—but maybe not quite in the way or place you were hoping for. Could this actually be a better option for you? Stay grounded, consider well, and avoid the curse of the headless chicken…

August ends on an interesting note. There’s less sparkle, but more energy and communication work-wise. There’s less a soul-mate situation, but more of a fun and attractive companion. It’s all about opinions and options now, and if you’ve been doing your home-work and making up your mind on what you really want, there’ll be no cause for hesitation or regrets later.

 

Hard work makes you a show-stopper at first, but come the end of the month, you’ll have to keep your balance and hormones in check, for logic may temporarily desert you.

The month begins with routine and hard-work finally bringing you the attention and balance you’ve been striving for. An ambition is reached, perhaps catapulting your name up with the stars for a little more than the average 15 mins. Make good use of this time and let your humour and authentic self shine.

Around mid-August, legal and educational matters are set straight and in your favour. Any matters with other signs and soul-mates go well—so well that you may be subject of envy at this time. For some, better communication or the truth regarding a spouse or loved one makes you feel like a winner, or justified in some way.

The month winds down with some old beliefs cropping up. Don’t allow them to bog you down or confuse you again. De-cord, or detach from these mindsets, and allow yourself the reward of a good night’s sleep. Pay attention to your dreams. They will set you free 😀

 

Fun and happiness at home helps you feel stable, but you have to find your inner strength and stability to maintain the state you’re looking for.

August begins with you feeling blessed regarding your domestic situation or, for some, perhaps the arrival of a newborn. Life feels abundant and content, much like a holiday. You could be attending a marriage or an outdoor festival that reminds you of your childhood or younger days.

Mid-month could bring a storm of note. Ensure your insurance is comprehensive enough, and that your possessions are secure. Be wary of carrying arguments too far. This could backfire and create more discord or burnt bridges you won’t be able to fix. For some, it’s a highly karmic time—one in which you’re being asked to learn or make good. Be mindful of consequences.

As the month ends, things are looking up, but take good care of your health. Though financial worries are receding, stress or overindulgence, or even pushing too hard could deplete both your health and resources. Find your balance and stay true to the truth and your path.

 

It’s a month to be mindful of the finances, and of long-forgotten promises made—some of these may be called in unexpectedly.

August may begin on an estranged note. You may feel that your beloved is distant—or are you feeling detached from them. One of you is looking at the other with longing, but without communication you’re going to both feel out of luck in life. You may also be looking to study further, but this is not the right time. Deciding exactly what you what, or need, to do is more important than taking action just now.

By mid-month, travel could prove very exciting, but perhaps fraught with difficulties. Consult travel advisories before making bookings, especially if you’re planning on hiking or over-landing in remote regions as the weather conditions could be unexpected. On the plus side, travelling could bring you an unexpected love, or renew your passion with your beloved. For some, it may be prudent, and make more financial sense, to travel later in the year.

The month winds down with a sense that your home is robbing you of expected abundance. If selling property, you may not get your price, and if buying, unexpected fees or add-ons could inflate the original cost drastically. On the plus side, stealing away with your beloved for a private, low-key celebration may be just what you both need.

 

Revised plans bring you less travel, but more clarity and greater freedom.

The month begins with some ups and downs with a Cancerian or your mother. Returning to your home-town may be delayed, perhaps because of car-trouble, or because of work obligations. But never fear, the change in plans will work out to your greater joy later in the month. You may often think of returning to an old career or location, but it’s just you feeling unusually nostalgic. Avoid acting on any impulses at this time until the Mercury Retrograde is over around 19 August.

Around mid-August, your playful side is back, maybe because you’re spending more time with the kids. Something remains incomplete, or needs greater attention, which may once again prevent travel, or have you vacationing closer to home, bringing a greater sense of stability to your life.

The month comes to a close with your sense of judgement being flawless. Missed opportunities which seemed unlikely to reoccur earlier in the month may present themselves again. With your greater clarity and sense of calm, you’re now able to make better decisions. Great and welcome changes bring you a greater sense of freedom to be yourself and move away from negative types. Good for you!

 

Logic slowly takes a back-seat to love this month, and is likely to bring you something you’ve been wishing for.

The month begins with a major change in your attitude. You’re fed up of inconsistencies, illogical types and plain incompetence. You’re all for fighting the good battle of getting things done—and quickly. You’ll passionately and strategically defend your views and methods, and if you can stay the course, you’ll win through. Concentration is all. On the flip-side, a Gemini or Virgo, in a great about-turn, may be fighting (or flirting) for your attention.

Your softer side comes to the fore by mid-August as the battle at work subsides and you feel in control of your emotions again. A water sign could stir your affections and leave you wondering who exactly is holding the reins in this relationship. It’s a great time to get in touch with your feminine side, and if matters are seeming slow to move, it’s only because you are making it so. Try manifesting something you’ve given up on.

August winds down with your judgement in long-term financial situations or education proving true. However, care should be taken in re-investing or renewing long-term contracts, especially for services such as a gym or food club. Wishes in love can come true now, particularly if they have to do with a Gemini, or a matter which arose in early May or June. It’s also a wonderful time to continue manifesting!

 

Luck and opportunity in love and work abound, but only after you’ve settled an obligation.

August begins with you trying to move away from a financial or family obligation, but this is a promise you’re bound to keep. Ensure communication remains clear, and avoid sinking into negative thoughts, or evasiveness, to get over this period quickly.

Mid-month brings great prospects for spending time with family or finding a new love, despite work commitments. Your beloved is unusually affectionate and understanding, and quality time together with you and the family is made a priority. You may also host a minor/small celebration which goes well.

August comes to an end with you finding your balance, and in doing so, finding your luck and rhythm again. You’ll need to be more disciplined, but help is at hand—especially judicial help or practical advice from a professional. You may find yourself juggling work and family matters much better than expected, with your finances slowly improving. New love will go slow, but surely.

 

Domestic upsets may brew up unexpectedly, or war with the in-laws could catch you off balance. Whatever happens, try to keep work and family/love separate.

August begins with some upset, either with an ex, or a matter at work concerning contracts. Union or committee actions and hearings are possible, in which you may have to defend yourself or a colleague. It’s all impacting on your home life so try to give yourself some time-out by going for a walk or swim before greeting family and your beloved.

Mid-August sees you striving for balance, especially between work and family. You may feel battered from both sides when everyone seems to demand your equal attention. Something’s got to give, so make sure it’s not your health. Be firm with those who are overstepping boundaries, but don’t be harsh with those who only have your best interests at heart.

The month winds down on a much happier note. You find your balance, perhaps at a family do. Making good is easier, perhaps with the help of a Sagittarius friend or sibling. You’ll feel the tension from the beginning of the month draining or disappearing while your good humour, inventiveness, and high-energies return. But to be honest, you’re all about the party this time!

 

Worry about change all you like, but deal with the fact that it has arrived and offering greater opportunities and love.

The month begins with bit of a shock. A wide-spread restructuring brings you a new perspective, perhaps with some worry. But while you’re used to the worry, the flood of ideas and solutions that it brings is a pleasant surprise. You’ll finally feel bold enough to go for something you’ve always wanted. After all, what could you possibly lose that is worth holding onto?

Opportunity pounds at your door by mid-August. You may land a job you considered above your skill or pay level, or your business gets an unexpected boost from some excellent reviews or comparisons. It’s all about reaping your just rewards and divine-timing finally arriving. Try pushing your luck just a little, especially if you’re aiming for an academic goal.

The month comes to close with you in feeling calm and in control of your universe again. You’ll have accepted that certain doors have closed, but love the clarity, contentment and joy you’ve found instead. Life suddenly looks brighter and more promising, especially with love renewed or just on the horizon.

 

Life seems like some movie—filled with romance, drama and perhaps a new beginning.

August begins on a romantic note. You’ll be romanced by, or romancing a very inventive and unique character. You may share dreams or chocolate, but even if there’s no conversation, you’re feeling content and happy in their presence. Work is equally inspiring, firing you up with enthusiasm to create only the best. Try not to burn the candle at both ends.

By mid-month, drama arrives. Either conventions at work are misplaced, or a clash with your beloved brings you regret, particularly if things are said in haste, after too many drinks, or in the company of another couple. Remember that you and your partner are unique individuals and that you are both looking to achieve the same dreams and experience the same kind of love. What everyone else thinks of you and your roles…Well, does it really matter?

It could be that you’re travelling—and travelling far—by the end of the month. Communication may be a problem, so it’s likely to be in a remote area or in a foreign country. For some, it’s all systems go for immigration/emigration and while you’ll miss your network of family and friends, you’re more than ready to embrace this new adventure. Only problem, you, or your beloved, has to get used to a new method of communication. Remember, practice makes perfect!

 

Contracts are in the spotlight—both new and old, as are domestic matters.

August begins with a sense of stability and calm. You’re finally making headway in fulfilling old contracts and finding the kind of help you’ve been needing. You’re logical and practical and feeling well balanced about most matters. Any karma with an air-sign will be resolved this month, but be sure not to give away your power to them.

Mid-August brings more family obligations than expected, or perhaps you’d forgotten about them. A celebration may be a lot more work than anticipated and likely to stress you out. It’s not the expense, but the time. Allow for others and find the fun where you can!

The month winds down with you finally getting over a restlessness or indecision. You’re decisive, in control and fill of ideas and plans on how to move forward. You may be overly stimulated and finding it difficult to sleep. Keep a journal or ideas book, and update it nightly so your over-worked brain doesn’t melt. And if it’s an ex returning, remember not to repeat old cycles, and that you do still have a choice. You’ve got the power!

Have a fabulous August!

Leenna

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My Lotus FM Studio Visit

As you may know, most weekdays my tarotscopes go live on Cosmic Chat on Life&Style—the mid-morning Lotus FM show hosted by Zakia Ahmed. She’s been inviting me to get out of my comfort zone and into the studio ever since I began my stint back in late February this year. Not having my own car, getting to the SABC in central Durban is a problem.

On Tuesday, 28 November 2017, I finally got to the Lotus FM studios for the live broadcast of Cosmic Chat, thanks to my awesome Mum and Dad.

Cosmic Chat usually goes on between 11:40am-11:55am. I begin prepping at least 30mins before, in the quietest room I can find (except for one beautiful day when I took the call outside). Most days, KrsnaPriya, the show’s producer, calls me and holds me on the line just before Zakia is ready for Cosmic Chat, then off we go into Aries’ tarotscope for the following day. Thereafter, I do a quick mini-reading for one random caller, and often for the winner of Waxing Lyrical as well. And that’s it—my ten minutes or so on-air. It’s one of the most peaceful times of the day for me when I ground myself, giggle with my guides, hold the space for the listeners, and just chill till I get the call. It is very much my comfort-zone, and moving out of it for even just a day made me just a tad nervous. Still, exploring life outside a comfort-zone is always a good thing. And the fact that dad could get me to the studio that day seemed too good a chance to pass up for this curious writer. Though I’ve been in TV studios before as a student, I’ve never been in a live radio studio…

We arrived just before 11am and signed in. KrsnaPriya fetched us from reception and took us to the studio. With phones on silent we walked in while Zakia introduced a song. The studio is fairly large, neat and comfortable; not at all like the cramped space I’d envisioned when writing Settle Down Now.

In studio Zakia Ahmed, Leenna Naidoo, KrsnaPriya @ LotusFM studios
L-R Zakia, myself, KrsnaPriya

The main guest for the show—a guru who’d just done a laughing therapy demo—was just leaving, along with the newsreader, Prabashni. Then it was hugs and hellos all around as Zakia took my hand and just stared at me for a moment. We’d been chatting on the phone for all of South Africa to hear for months now, but had never met before. I didn’t say much. What could I say to such a legendary host? In person, Zakia is more petite than I’d pictured, and with all the energy and good humour as comes across in her show. With Zakia, what you hear is what you get! KrsnaPriya’s humour and energy is a good match with Zakia’s. Being in studio with both of them was fun!

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Grounding before I begin the serious prep.

Time seemed to fly by as I began my prep, all the while trying to take in as many details for my writer-brain as possible. Mum and Dad sat close by, watching me prepare for the first time, as did Zakia and KrsnaPriya.

We chatted in bursts when the green studio light was on. The day’s spread was interesting, with two signs mirroring each other, which doesn’t happen too often.

Zakia Ahmed, KrsnaPriya, Leenna Naidoo at Lotus FM
Laying out the cards with my first audience

Pravina Maharaj, my writer friend who also works at the SABC, dropped by to say hi. Another first in person meeting for us.

I got to see how Waxing Lyrical works from the studio side. We had a winner with a beautiful voice who gave her reading to her husband.

KrsnaPriya, Leenna Naidoo
selfies in the studio

KrsnaPriya mentioned she’d stream the tarotscopes live on Facebook, and I tried not think about being on-camera, too. I’m much more comfortable behind the lens…

Leenna Naidoo reading on air
Ready to go

Time ticked on, I donned the surprisingly comfy earphones, and then Zakia was cueing me in just like she does every time.

My nervousness disappeared and it was Cosmic Chat as usual with me going into Aries. I didn’t even give much thought to KrsnaPriya filming as I read. With relief, I thought it was all going to be a normal read, but Zakia didn’t go onto Taurus, mentioning instead that she’d always imagined I’d been reading from notes each time. I do take mental notes while I’m prepping, but don’t rely on them in the final read as it often changes and time is limited. But it does make me more coherent—mostly 😀 I couldn’t really discuss it further as the messages for Taurus needed to go. And it was back to the tarotscopes.

Just when I thought it was all going well, I got all spacey and kind of lost the plot over Virgo, ruled by Mercury who was entering his retrograde phase. A sudden refocus and it was on to Libra. All went well again until Sagittarius. Trickster Mercury struck again. I didn’t notice I said Sagittarius again, even though I was reading Capricorn’s card, and the error continued through to Aquarius and Pisces! It had never happened before, and I didn’t even notice until I got home that evening! Ah well, my guides said, maybe those signs were sharing some energies, especially Capricorn and Aquarius…

With the tarotscopes over, Zakia asked me about the cards I was using, and then we took the random caller. Once the mini-read was done, we went to the waxing lyrical winner’s read, and then it was all over. I’d survived my first in-studio live broadcast! I’ve even been invited back. We’ll have to see. There’s both my comfort-zone and the transport to think about. Though I must admit, it does make a nice change…:-D

Zakia and Leenna during Life&Style
My first in person chat with Zakia

My greatest thanks to Zakia and KrsnaPriya, and to mum and dad, too!

Krsnapriya, Leenna Naidoo
KrsnaPriya and I

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