Location: Yakima, Washington
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. Tarot reading is an art and not a science.
Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Jennifer Caridad?
Queen of Wands – 5 of Wands – 8 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: 2 of Pentacles (reversed)
The Lovers (reversed) – 9 of Cups – Queen of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): Ace of Wands (reversed)
Ace of Swords – 4 of Swords (reversed) – The Empress
Card pulled for the Empress: The Fool (reversed)
Jennifer Caridad reportedly disappeared on August 8th. Her car was found in a lake on the following day, but there has been no sign of Jennifer and no clear answers about what happened to her.
The Queen of Wands is showing up as the first card and depicts Jennifer as a mature for her age, outgoing, and charismatic person. The Two of Pentacles reversed shows her as having been in a situation where she felt overwhelmed. There were potentially some financial issues or problems relating to a material matter.
The Five of Wands conveys that she was in a situation where there were disagreements and arguments – at least one of which was significant to the question asking what happened to Jennifer. The Eight of Wands reversed shows that the situation, for Jennifer, came to a halt or slowed down significantly due to a problem or a delay. This card can come up in situations where a person feels a sense of panic. The people involved in this situation are more likely to make impulsive decisions that may help or hinder them.
The Lovers reversed is the cards relaying to me that her disappearance is associated with someone she knows, or knew, and it is suggesting the relationship was romantic in nature. The card in its reversed position depicts a situation where two people are at odds. It’s suggesting that poor decision-making occurred in relation to these conflicts as well.
The Nine of Cups is a positive card that might show what Jennifer had been hoping to get out of the relationship. Initially, the whole situation may have felt like it could lead to positive things in her life.
The Queen of Pentacles reversed could represent a third party involved in all of this somehow. The Ace of Wands reversed is coming up in connection with the Queen reversed card and may point to someone receiving bad or unwanted news that would have impacted someone negatively. I don’t know if this news pertained to the person depicted as the Queen reversed or if it was related to Jennifer specifically. The Five of Wands, that appeared earlier in the reading, is also a card that can represent situations where there is competition and so it makes me wonder if there was another woman involved – such as an ex-girlfriend, a present girlfriend, a wife, or someone interested in having a relationship with the person Jennifer was involved with.
The Ace of Swords is a card that comes up for people who are realizing a truth or are asserting their own. It’s a card that can provoke decision-making since it points to a person achieving some degree of clarity about a person or problem.
The Four of Swords reversed almost makes me think that Jennifer might have tried to break it off with the other person associated with the Lovers reversed card. It is a card of awakening and moving toward healing from something. I don’t know what the situation was here but there were definitely factors complicating the relationship that Jennifer would have been wary about around the time of her disappearance.
The Empress is a card that I have seen come up at the end of various readings like this one. I have started to pull a second card in relation to this one since I cannot always make sense of what it means in this particular part of the reading. The Empress could point to a pregnancy, but I’m hesitant to assign a meaning like that without more knowledge about Jennifer’s situation. I pulled the Fool reversed as a card linked to the Empress and this is one that shows a person making poor judgement or acting recklessly. Sometimes it merely depicts a person who is naïve and cannot see the danger or trouble inherent in a situation.
I cannot rule out the possibility that a woman was not somehow involved in all this because the conflict does appear to be related to these factors, though there is no way for me to know for sure as I am unfamiliar with the situation and do not know details at this time.
Question: Who or what caused Jennifer Caridad’s disappearance?
Knight of Wands (reversed) – Two of Swords – 5 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): Two of Cups (reversed)
10 of Cups – 9 of Swords (reversed) – Hierophant
5 of Pentacles (reversed) – The Star – 5 of Swords (reversed)
As I always say, this is just a tarot reading and it should never be taken in place of facts. I do want to point out that this second reading, asking who was involved in Jennifer’s disappearance, has definitely clarified for me that this was related to a romantic relationship she was either in, or one that she had gotten out of recently.
The Knight of Wands reversed can represent a sketchy type of person who has a volatile temper, gets jealous easily, and in some cases can be violent or abusive. At a minimum, a relationship with someone who generally demonstrates these attributes would be considered toxic. I pulled the Two of Cups reversed which shows a romantic partnership that either ended recently or was in the process of ending when Jennifer disappeared. This could be a case where this person lashed out because she made a move to extricate herself from the situation. It is hard to know for sure. However, the cards are definitely pointing solidly in the direction of this other person who was – at one time at least – romantically involved or interested in Jennifer.
The Two of Swords shows Jennifer as having been in a situation where she did not feel she had any good choices. I think she knew that the person was bad for her, but she also didn’t want to fully acknowledge or deal with the challenges that would come from completely writing them off. I have this sense that she felt kind of trapped and unsure about what to do.
The Five of Wands reversed usually depicts a situation in which a conflict ends. Under normal circumstances, it usually means the people worked it all out or called a truce. However, it can also convey a conflict that ended forcefully.
The Ten of Cups is another card that is saying to me that her disappearance was caused by someone she knew well. It was a close to home situation. I don’t know if she lived with this man or what the situation was there, but none of this is reading like a stranger was the primary perpetrator. I say perpetrator because it feels like something bad happened, but in truth there is always the possibility that Jennifer fled to get away from someone. I don’t see cards that are compelling me to lean toward that possibility, but I don’t want to dismiss it entirely.
Another element of the Ten of Cups that I want to point out is that it shows Jennifer as having close family connections. It is hard to see her just walking away from her family and not telling them why she was doing it. The bonds feel tight with regard to her actual family, is what I’m trying to explain here. Every family has its issues, but I’m not seeing anything negative here that would have contributed in any way to what may have happened to Jennifer. It’s “close to home” so to speak, but more in a non-familial relationship way.
The Nine of Swords reversed is reiterating that in Jennifer’s mind, she was trying to make plans to improve the entire situation. I don’t think this was something she could easily walk away from, and it feels like she recognized this fact. She was probably experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety.
The Hierophant is a card that can be taken a few ways. On one hand, it’s a card pointing to institutions and/or spirituality. It can pertain to ethical and moral matters too. In some situations, it is also a card conveying forgiveness for one’s past transgressions. I’m not sure what to do with this card here but I think it’s spiritual in nature due to the Five of Pentacles reversed. While the upright position of the Five of Pentacles can show someone who is disconnected from their spirituality or spiritual beliefs, the reversed position can convey the opposite. It’s also a card associated with someone who is taking steps to overcome difficult situations. I think there were money factors involved in all of this, but I can’t make sense of how or why. Someone close to Jennifer might have those answers and this might resonate with them.
The Star suggests hope in terms of identifying who is responsible for her disappearance and bringing them to justice. Again, there is always the possibility that Jennifer fled and is hiding out somewhere. I’m just not seeing any cards that are pointing me solidly in that kind of direction. Jennifer is coming through as a warm and caring person. If she fled, she would have told people she cared about, and they would have probably assisted her once they understood her situation. But like I said before, I’m not ready to totally rule it out.
The Five of Swords reversed is showing me a conclusion to all this so the person will be caught, and I do think prosecution will be successful. Or at least, that is how this reading is coming across to me. I think a lot more information will come out and it will help people make more sense out of what has happened.