Birthdate: Unknown – 22 years old at the time
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Question: What happened to Jake Latiolais to cause her disappearance in 2014?
6 of Pentacles – 3 of Pentacles (reversed) – 3 of Wands
10 of Cups (reversed) – The Magician – Temperance
King of Cups – 7 of Swords – 10 of Swords
Card pulled for the King of Cups: 8 of Cups (reversed)
Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.
Jake Latiolais disappeared on August 28th of 2014. He was 22 years old at the time. He was reportedly last seen in a Walmart that was located in Port Allen, Louisiana. His truck was found running and abandoned in the early morning hours of August 29th – on the Interstate 10 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. No known confirmed sightings occurred after the sighting in Walmart.
The Six of Pentacles is a card that suggests there was a situation or scenario in which Jake was giving or exchanging something of material or monetary value. It is a card that usually depicts some kind of material support or assistance.
The Three of Pentacles reversed is showing me a situation where people were not working well together to complete or accomplish something. There is a sense of being undermined here – like someone is too competitive or is sabotaging efforts on purpose. It can be a situation where people also have competing agendas. I would expect this to pertain to a home or work situation.
The Three of Wands is a card that can convey a few different meanings. First, it is sometimes associated with someone who is making plans to travel – or has already started that process. Second, it can represent a person taking solid steps toward a goal and seeking independence or freedom from something else.
These three cards are reading as though the collaboration or group effort was not working out or going well. I don’t know if this was a work or family situation yet. The Three of Wands is coming across as a desire on Jake’s part to put distance between himself and whoever else all of this is alluding to in terms of being involved. I find that a lot of times the desire to create a sense of distance is both mental and physical (as in the person leaves the location or wants to). This was a stressful situation.
The Ten of Cups reversed refers to an unhappy home life. This appears to answer my question as to whether it was a home or work situation because the Ten of Cups is a family and home life type of card. A work situation could still be at play here, in combination. I don’t know if he was having issues with a particular family member or what might have been going on here. The card is showing dysfunction in this area that is somehow relevant to all of this. I have no idea if Jake was in a relationship, or was estranged from someone, but this card points directly to problems in this area – pertaining to immediate family or previously close romantic partnerships.
The Magician can represent a person, or it can represent resources or talents a person is demonstrating. If this matches a specific person, it is someone who comes across as skilled and resourceful. It could also represent resources and/or talents that Jake had at the time – assistive ones that could have helped him achieve specific goals that he had.
Temperance is showing me that Jake wanted peace and tranquility in his life. He was trying to take actions toward that end. In a reading like this, it shows a person who is experiencing turmoil around him but is remaining calm despite it all. So there is this sense of him continuing to try to work toward goals, and do what he was supposed to do in terms of work and what-not, despite what looks like some chaos or drama.
The King of Cups likely represents a male that was in Jake’s life at the time. Sometimes court cards represent genders other than what is depicted on the card, but typically the Kings and Queens stay true to what is represented when I do these kinds of readings. The Eight of Cups reversed is telling me Jake had some kind of situation with this person that was no longer proving beneficial, and that he knew he needed to get away from. However, it is showing a reluctance to do that – despite knowing that it would be best. This person knows a lot more about everything that transpired than they are likely claiming.
The Seven of Swords is a card that could mean one of two very specific things. Either the person depicted in the King’s position was operating in a way that was deceptive, cunning, and sneaky, or Jake was exhibiting those behaviors. This is a card that comes with a sense of betrayal – where someone has done something that is deceptive that creates a scenario where another person (or people) was treated unjustly. They were wronged and/or betrayed, basically. The impression I am getting here is that Jake was the person wronged, but an additional reading may clarify this more.
I don’t like seeing the Ten of Swords at the end of this reading. It does not bode well, although it is important to point out that these readings do not tell me, with absolute certainty, a person’s current status or well-being. This card is telling me that he was betrayed and victimized in some way. It marks a sudden and ruinous type of end to something. I want to do another reading before I really draw further conclusions about this aspect though. If one or more people is responsible for whatever happened to Jake, we are looking at a person or people that he knew well enough to feel betrayed by. This would not have been a random stranger or even a person he only knew in passing, in my opinion – based on what I am getting from this reading. But again, this is just a tarot reading. None of this should be taken as fact without some kind of solid evidence to support it.
Question: Who or what caused Jake Latiolais’ disappearance in 2014?
5 of Wands – 3 of Cups (reversed) – Page of Swords
Card pulled for the Page of Swords: 8 of Pentacles
8 of Cups – Wheel of Fortune (reversed) – The World
The Star – The Hermit – 6 of Swords (reversed)
The Five of Wands is reiterating what the first reading was trying to convey about something Jake was trying to do – for lack of a better word – cooperatively with at least one other person. There is a sense more than two people are involved though. I don’t know the nature of what it is he was trying to work with someone one, but what happened to him is linked to this – and the person or people involved. The card shows people who are operating at cross-purposes. At a minimum, it can represent a competitive air to a situation where people are fighting for or over something. But it can also represent conflicts of a greater magnitude, such as aggression and arguments. It seems that at least one person was clashing with Jake.
The Three of Cups reversed shows an imbalance in his social and/or personal life. It is reading as though the person or people mentioned above are people that were in his immediate social circle. The reversed aspect of this card shows someone who feels like they have been cast out from something and they are potentially the victim of gossip. If he had any plans for any celebrations, this card would indicate those being canceled. If he had plans to do something that would be described as a life milestone, something happened to change that. Also, I want to say that intuitively I am getting the thought that someone he thought was a friend really wasn’t. But there’s more to all this than just that. There is a bigger picture is what I’m trying to say.
The Page of Swords is a card that often comes up when a person is either expecting news or has just received it. The Eight of Pentacles tells me it was pertaining to a job or some kind of opportunity that Jake would have viewed as beneficial. I don’t know how this is related precisely, but it might hint to look into methods of contact that are quick in nature (calls, emails, texts, or in person).
The Eight of Cups is a card that depicts a person walking away from a situation or person in their life. This is an important card to pay attention to because it came up in the first reading, in reference to the King of Cups, in a reversed position. It is possible that his attempt, and desire, to walk away is what triggered the events to come.
The Wheel of Fortune reversed is what makes me think something went wrong at about this time. Jake’s luck changed – seemingly for the worse – due to circumstances beyond his control. Again, it appears to be linked to the Eight of Cups which is showing him as trying to leave something behind that was causing him problems or no longer serving him in a positive way.
The concerning aspect of The World, in this position and next to the Wheel reversed, is that it is a card depicting the completion of a cycle. On its own, it seems positive and encouraging. The Wheel reversed, combined with the Ten of Swords at the conclusion of the last reading, worries me.
This late in a reading, the Star is a card I get when the answers are available that will come forth at some point. I pulled this card on a reading I did for Cleo Smith, the missing girl in Australia who was recently found, and so I tend to interpret this as a sign that the answers will be provided. At least one person out there has them or there is evidence to be found that will clarify this situation.
The Hermit represents a person who is turning to introspection for further answers about their life or situation. A person that is depicted by this card might choose to withdraw and keep to themselves during this process.
The Six of Swords (reversed) indicates canceled travel plans and trouble on the horizon. I think Jake might have planned to try to get away from some kind of situation he was facing, but something happened to prevent that. It is a card depicting a boat on water and sometimes the tarot cards are quite literal in what they are showing so there is a possibility there is relevance there as well.
Question: What will it take to find Jake?
6 of Earth (reversed) – Son of Earth – 2 of Earth
I asked the cards what it would take to find Jake. The Six of Earth reversed is showing a lot of obstacles to successfully getting answers and finding resolution in this. It is conveying the sense of frustration and difficulty experienced thus far. The Son of Earth is telling me that getting the answers requires stamina and perseverance. They will not come immediately, and they may not come easily. The card may also represent a male person who could shed a lot of light on this situation. The 2 of Earth is telling me that people seeking answers must step back, abandon preconceived notions they have, and re-evaluate everything as objectively as possible. It is suggesting there are missed opportunities for gathering pertinent information or insight. Maybe avenues that originally seemed pointless are now worth investigating. Time has passed now and people might be more inclined to share details that they previously wouldn’t.
As always, nothing written here should be taken as fact unless the details have been proven accurate. I hope for a positive resolution or at the very least some clear answers about what happened to bring his loved ones some peace.