Ace Of Cups | Tarot Card Readers

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Samantha Saladino

Samantha is a life long learner, seeker, world traveler, mystic, mother of two magical daughters, musician and has a deep love for the tarot. She began her study of tarot traveling around the country in a school bus with a mystic who taught her about the moon cycles, sacred geometry, numerology and tarot. With a strong background in science Samantha questioned these esoteric arts and delve into studies of quantum physics. Her studies gave her a deeper understanding of how these tools work to help us move deeper into our own subconscious and be able to open and see the best path that lie in front of us. In 2005 she began studying tarot with an oracle and magical woman in Mexico who shed a whole new light on how to interact with the cards. She began doing readings for others in 1991 and has continued her studies of life, mysticism and tarot. As a Jewish woman who comes from Wales originally she incorporates a strong sense of folklore, symbolism and the esoteric teachings of kabbalah into her readings. She is a good listener and is able to help you to explore choices in career, love, parenting, community, and guide you on your highest path. Samantha is the coauthor of the book that accompanies "The Journey to the Tower Tarot" art by Michael Garlington
Natalia Bertotti. Samantha teaches tarot classes and accepts apprentices and has a mentorship program.

Mr. and Mrs. X Blackthorn Husband and wife mystical duo!

Dylan and Samantha have been traveling the world together for 2 decades. Traveling together with two daughters, working as musicians and performance artists for circus and vaudeville shows taught this couple a lot about life, and they love to share the secrets and tricks they have learned. They offer private tarot readings and performances at your event and onsite or remote sessions for insight to your professional, magical, creative and personal life. Together they wrote the book that accompanies "The Journey to the Tower"  Deck by Michael Garlington
Natalia Bertotti. To book a reading with the Blackthorn’s email for appointment.


Dylan M-G Blackthorn

Dylan M-G Blackthorn is a mystic, poet, and performance artist whose independent occult studies and studies of Judaism have led him to a professional career in cartomancy and divination with Ace of Cups. Mr. Blackthorn is a talented tarot card reader and brings with him his wisdom from extensive experiences traveling with medicine shows, circuses and sideshows. Dylan is a creative problem solver and has intuitive magic to help you look at your situation. With a loving heart and a progressive mindset, he welcomes all to the table.  “The cards do not a tell of the future, they reveal the present.” Mr. Blackthorn also is the creator of the oracular mystifier and creates custom magic tools for ritual.

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Page of Cups apprentice Readers

These are our fabulous apprentices that are ready to become professional readers. They need your help to complete the process by giving readings. We offer discount readings with these competent and well trained by Ace of Cups Tarot program.

$35 for 30 min readings





Kyjah is a talented and intuitive mystic. She can be found managing Ace of Cups and you may see her wearing many hats at the center from making tea to helping you book your appointments or recommending stones for enhancing your life. She is one of our Page of Cups apprentices and a recent graduate from our tarot program and is available for readings. Kyjah grew up in a mystical Jewitch family, traveling the world visiting sacred sites, attending workshops her mom was teaching, helping set up a museum of oddities,  working the merchandise tables on tour with a vaudevillian freakshow, living with tarotologists, healers, musicians, circus folk and mystics. She did not have to find magic, it was infused in her life from the womb. She was home schooled and focused her studies on  literature, botany, magic, psychology, acting, improvisation and magic. Plants and nutrition were taught to her as medicine and tarot a way of connecting to her the divine self. Today she is focusing on studying herbs, tarot and mystic arts. In her free time Kyjah can be found gardening, enjoying Austin and cooking with her wife Katie. Book a reading with her and help her transition from apprentice to professional reader.

30 minute reading $35


Bring readers to your event


Make your event even more magical with our onsite readers.

Tarot readers help create a mysterious and mystical atmosphere at events and provide personalized entertainment for the guests. Reach out for questions or to book us to make your event magical and memorable.

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We have a two hour minimum for onsite events.

$300 for two hours for the first reader and $125 per hour for additional readers. Travel fee if outside of the Austin Area.


Study the Tarot with Ace of Cups

We have a wonderful tarot certificate program designed to help the students learn to read the cards and not just memorize them. The program is made up of 4 modules and totals 30 hours. Each module can be taken independently. Major arcana, Minor arcana, Court card, and Synthesis. See classes and workshop page for details. Also available one on one mentoring with Samantha and/or Dylan.




The students of our tarot program do monthly donation readings, sign up on our email list for notifications on when this is happening