Location: Grove, Oklahoma
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.
Aubrey Dameron left her home in Grove, Oklahoma in the early morning hours of March 9th of 2019. She was 25 years old at the time. She has not been seen since.
Question: Who or what caused Aubrey Dameron’s disappearance?
The Emperor – Queen of Swords (reversed) – The Hermit
Card pulled for the Emperor: 6 of Cups
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords (r): 8 of Pentacles
10 of Pentacles (reversed) – Temperance (reversed) – 7 of Cups (reversed)
9 of Pentacles – Ace of Pentacles (reversed) – 3 of Pentacles (reversed)
In response to the question about who or what was involved in Aubrey’s disappearance, the reading begins with the Emperor. This is a card that typically depicts a male father-type figure. The Six of Cups usually shows a person who is spending a lot of time thinking about the past – typically about situations or feelings pertaining to their childhood. It can represent positive or negative memories, and in some cases may indicate a person who experienced abuse as a child.
The Queen of Swords reversed represents a person or energy that comes across as feminine and mature in terms of age or behavior. In its reversed position, the negative attributes associated with the card are emphasized. This is a person who experiences difficulty when trying to communicate, might tend to rush to judgement, and comes across as bitter. The Eight of Pentacles, pulled in relation to this person, shows someone focusing on a job or a task and shows a lot of attention to details. If this person is a parental figure, the Queen of Swords reversed could point to someone who is or has been kind of an absent mom.
With regard to the father figure card, and the Queen reversed which could depict a type of motherly-figure, I’m not saying her own family is involved. These cards could merely point to people that fulfill these types of roles in their day-to-day life. Their descriptions might resonate with someone close to this situation.
The Hermit seems to convey that at least one of the people involved is keeping to themselves. I don’t know if this is the norm for them, but they were (and possibly still are) going through a time of introspection.
The Ten of Pentacles reversed is a card that comes up when a person is experiencing family-related feuding or conflict. It can also mean that a person is struggling with money – possibly owes a lot of debt. In some instances, it depicts a relationship that is either on the brink of ending or one that has recently ended.
Temperance reversed is a card that comes up when there is a significant conflict or imbalance. In its upright position it can point to harmonious and positive relationships, but reversed it represents the opposite. It can also suggest a situation where someone overindulges in something. Another negative aspect of this positioning is that it can show someone as behaving in a way that is antagonizing.
The Seven of Cups reversed shows at least one person making poor choices. On one hand, the person might have felt they did not have a lot of options. On the other, they might have responded badly to something. The card depicts a sense of feeling as though one is kind of trapped.
The Nine of Pentacles is a more positive card that suggests that someone involved has more money than another person. I don’t know if the person depicted in the Emperor card was going through a divorce or some kind of situation that did not end well for them financially or what. It appears there are two people somehow linked to what happened to Aubrey, but it is not showing them as getting along or having a healthy relationship and so it is difficult to work out exactly what might have been happening here.
The Ace of Pentacles reversed is again showing a bad money situation. I don’t know how or why it is related to Aubrey’s disappearance, but it is definitely a factor.
Finally, the Three of Pentacles reversed is another card pointing to a partnership or a collaboration that went wrong. Again, I don’t understand yet how Aubrey was involved in all this, but it reads like at least three people – including Aubrey – have direct knowledge about what occurred. And there are monetary or material aspects to this situation that I can’t quite pinpoint.
Question: What circumstances caused Aubrey Dameron’s disappearance?
3 of Swords (reversed) – 8 of Cups (reversed) – The Hierophant (reversed)
9 of Cups (reversed) – Knight of Swords – 4 of Swords
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: 10 of Pentacles
Knight of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Wands – Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): 10 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 6 of Cups (reversed)
The Three of Swords reversed is a card showing someone getting over a painful breakup or situation. It depicts them as being in the process of moving on. I don’t know why the reading is starting with this aspect, but maybe it could be emphasizing this for a reason.
The Eight of Cups reversed is a situation where Aubrey might have had some misgivings about a person or a situation, and felt like she should walk away from them, but didn’t – or maybe kept some ties to because she wasn’t ready to completely let go. Often the reason is because the person is afraid to take that step, or they are afraid of the change it will bring. Other times it is because they are fearful about possible negative consequences.
The Hierophant reversed is a card that could indicate someone was involved who was giving her advice, or acting as though they were someone she could trust and confide in. Another facet to this card is that it can depict going against traditional or societal norms. It could indicate that whoever was involved was at least, in part, motivated by her being transgender, and reportedly in the process of transitioning, since the card sometimes comes up when someone is being judged based on an aspect of their life or lifestyle.
The Nine of Cups reversed is a card that shows a miserable type of situation in which events turn bad.
The Knight of Swords is a person who comes across as younger. If they are older then they probably come across as immature for their age. An important characteristic associated with this card is that it often represents a person who is stubborn and won’t let go of their way of thinking. They don’t like to lose an argument. The Ten of Pentacles, in relation to this person, shows someone motivated primarily by monetary or material matters. It might represent a person who marries for the money or who makes decisions based on their perception that it might have some kind of financial benefit.
The Four of Swords is a card that conveys fear and anxiety. It shows a person who needs rest because a situation or problem has overwhelmed them. It can also suggest a person who seeks advice or counseling from someone.
The Knight of Wands reversed shows someone acting in a way that is reckless and potentially violent. The Ten of Swords reversed indicates that Aubrey might have tried to defend herself against things the person said or did, but it can indicate a situation that has reached rock bottom.
The Seven of Wands is someone who stands up for their beliefs. It is also a card that shows someone as feeling they are under attack. It isn’t a situation where a person just gives in and admits defeat, but rather it usually represents someone trying to stand their ground.
The Page of Swords reversed could indicate bad news, or delays in finding answers. It might also represent a person who knows more than they are saying. It can also point to gossip and malicious things that someone is saying. These are factors to pay attention to because the cards seem to want to emphasize that what people say – or don’t say – might give a lot more away about their involvement than they realize. Sometimes it depicts someone who says too much and admits their involvement to one or more people.
The last card, connected to the Page reversed, is the Six of Cups reversed. The first reading pointed to someone involved who might have a history of childhood abuse or trauma. This card is reiterating the same message, except in a reversed position. I don’t know if the information about the abuse is meant to clue us in as to why they did whatever it is they did here, or if it is putting that out there as a clue to their identity. Again, someone close to Aubrey and this entire situation is probably going to be able to understand the meaning behind these cards better than I can – given that I have no direct involvement.
The readings do not come across as the main person or people being completely unknown to Aubrey. There is also a sense that they don’t live too far away. However, these kinds of details are not made entirely clear in the reading so I’m not putting any emphasis on them at this time. The outcome is coming across as negative; however, this is a tarot reading and so it should not be taken as fact or be relied upon to determine a person’s fate.
I want to point out that there are so many cards pointing to some kind of monetary or material motive here. I don’t know what to make of them but there were enough of these cards that I feel I should point them out, despite not really understanding how they play a role in all this specifically.