Get to know our new tarotscope reader: Michael Cardenas
Here at HelloGiggles, we like to offer a monthly tarotscope in conjunction with our weekly horoscope readings. Unlike horoscopes, which track planetary positions in the sky to make predictions on what is to come for each zodiac sign, tarotscopes predict upcoming energies for each zodiac sign by drawing a tarot card for each sign.
If you’re seriously into the mystical divinations of tarot, then you’re going to love the predictions from our new tarotscope reader, Michael Cardenas. Cardenas is the head witch at Olde Ways, an online hub for all things mystical and magical. Our new mistro of tarot also boasts over 15 years of experience as a clairvoyant/medium, with an extensive background in giving personal readings and mediumship sessions. His straightforward approach to readings makes them accessible and easy to understand—even if you’re new to the world of magic. We are so excited to welcome him to the team and cannot wait to read more of his insights for the months to come. We spoke to Cardenas about his background in all things witchy, and this is what he had to say.
What’s your sun sign?
What quality of that sign do you most embody?
I’m such a typical Taurus. I want everything to be aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, familiar, delicious, and I will go to great lengths to make this happen. My home is especially important and the energy has to be on point with candles lit, incense burning, chill ambient music on, and a stack of my favorite vintage books next to me. Don’t forget the lemon water. I’m pretty simple really.
What part of your natal chart most accurately describes you?
It’s a mix of two aspects. I identify a lot with my Virgo rising; I’m a total perfectionist. Actually one of the main things clients notice about my work is my attention to detail. Everything has to be on point—the vibe, the lighting, the fresh flowers, the planetary references, etc.
The other aspect is my Scorpio moon. I don’t like secrets, I’m sensitive, and love my solitude. I’ve also spent most of my life studying the occult/metaphysical/magic and work very comfortably in the mediumship realm.
What tarot card do you most identify with?
The Lovers. I’m a hopeless romantic and a big part of what I do focuses on casting love spells, helping couples to sort out their differences, putting people in alignment with love, etc. My ruling planet is Venus and I actually have her symbol tattooed on my ring finger. I’m deeply invested.
When did you first get into tarot?
My journey with tarot began when I was about 12 years old and my mom bought me a deck (after begging, of course) from a local witch shop I loved going to. I am a natural medium and as I got older, my connection to the other side started to get more intense—I needed a teacher to help me understand what was going on and I found one there.
I essentially learned how to blend tarot with mediumship. A few times, out of curiosity, my family would ask me to read for them and it was so accurate they would bring a friend over to ask a question, and that kind of got me started reading for others. Years later, I actually got a job at a different shop and starting reading professionally. That eventually evolved to having my good friend Marissa help me organize wine and tarot parties, where she would tell her esthetician clients about me and they would host a gathering and serve wine while I read for the guests in private rooms. That sparked my independent business as a reader, and it’s evolved ever since. It’s been a lifelong passion and journey that is constantly teaching me about human nature, the universe, and the world around me.
What can HG’s readers expect from you?
Coming to see me for a reading is like going to see a professional consultant mixed with a psychic medium. I like to offer clear and practical information related to your situation, and I also work closely with my spirit guides to give you some mystical tips on how to get from where you are to where you want to be. That’s exactly how I approach my tarotscopes as well.