Location: Orlando, Florida
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.
Jennifer Kesse was 24 years old when she reportedly vanished on January 23rd of 2006. It is unknown exactly what time she disappeared or what she was doing when it happened. Jennifer still remains missing.
Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse?
Death – The Chariot – The Empress
Knight of Cups – The Lovers – Ten of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups: Knight of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 10 of Cups (reversed)
The Emperor (reversed) – Knight of Swords – 2 of Swords
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: 3 of Wands
The first card in the reading that asks who or what caused Jennifer’s disappearance is death. The card usually depicts a major change, shift, or upheaval. Often it is one that allows for positive events to subsequently occur; however, there are cards later in the reading that point to a disruptive event that was harmful.
Sometimes tarot cards are literal in their depictions – especially when trying to clue into what might have happened to people and where these events occurred. In this case, the Chariot likely refers to either evidence associated with a vehicle, or the occurrence of events inside – or in association with – a vehicle.
The Empress is a card that usually represents abundance, fertility, and other positive elements of life and existence. In this case, it could speak to the motive in that Jennifer was an attractive woman and her femininity likely caused a lot of people to take notice of her.
The disappearance appears linked to an encounter that Jennifer had with an individual who demonstrated the attributes associated with the Knight of Cups card. These characteristics would be associated with a younger male adult who came across as sensitive, helpful, and gentlemanly. The card can also come up as an indication of a romantic proposal of sorts. Since the Knight of Wands reversed is the card pulled in connection with the Knight of Cups, it makes me think that one of two scenarios is likely here. The first possibility is that the person fitting the description of the Knight of Wands reversed had some kind of romantic interest in Jennifer that was communicated, but not well received. The reason I say this is because the Page of Swords reversed was pulled for the Knight of Wands reversed and this indicates bad news or a negative communication/interaction that might have occurred.
The second possibility is that there were two younger adult males involved in Jennifer’s disappearance. Just based on this first reading, I am unable to decide which scenario is the most probable. However, I am leaning in the direction of the first one. It is reading like someone made a romantic pass at Jennifer and was either getting back at her for her reaction or responded badly to her reaction.
The Ten of Cups reversed was pulled in connection with the cards described in the above two paragraphs. This is a card depicting an unhappy homelife. It can also indicate events that happened “close to home.” It might indicate that someone who lived near Jennifer was involved, or someone who had some kind of link to her home or family. There is the possibility the card refers to the other person’s homelife in terms of indicated it was a bad or abusive one.
The Lovers is coming up and given the rest of the reading, it seems to support the idea that someone was interested in Jennifer romantically and the motive behind all of this was linked to that attraction. The motive as in the decision/s someone made in this situation.
The Ten of Pentacles implies the desire of another person to catch the interest of, or potentially even marry, someone that they perceive as being in a higher social class. I’m not sure how else to explain it – other than to say in this context it reads like someone knew Jennifer was out of their league, but they were hoping the circumstances would pan out in their favor anyway.
The Emperor reversed is a male figure who abuses his position or power in a given situation. It is someone who is rigid and inflexible. A person exhibiting the attributes of this card is a control freak at heart and someone who needs to feel as though they have the control or power in a situation. This might explain how and why a romantic interest someone might have had in Jennifer could have gone so completely wrong.
The Knight of Swords may represent the male figure already introduced, or someone else. Either way, this is a person who is impatient and impulsive. Such a person would tend to come across as aggressive in their communications at times and also seem inflexible in terms of their views on different matters.
In these kinds of readings, if I get the Three of Wands in direct connection with a court card, it usually means that person traveled away from the area within a short period of time after the disappearance occurred. Often the travel is a long distance – so not something like a half hour away is what I’m trying to say here. Not usually, at least.
The Two of Swords indicates a situation where someone does not want to see the truth about a situation and are in a kind of denial about it. I don’t know who this card is meant to refer to, though I might have a better idea after the second reading.
Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse?
Temperance (reversed) – 2 of Swords (reversed) – Lovers (reversed)
6 of Wands (reversed) – Empress (reversed) – 8 of Pentacles (reversed)
9 of Wands (reversed) – 5 of Wands – Death (reversed)
Temperance reversed is showing a conflict and/or an altercation. So it does seem to reiterate that there was an interaction that occurred between Jennifer and at least one other person that went poorly.
The Two of Swords reversed is a card that comes up when the truth about something or someone becomes evident. It can also denote a sense of fear or panic because it is a card that indicates lies have been exposed or that a situation/person is much more harmful than a person might have originally thought. In the last reading, we left off with the Two of Swords in its upright position – suggesting that someone was blind to the truth about something. Here, however, we see a scenario where a person can no longer ignore the obvious.
The Lovers reversed is the opposite of what came up in the prior reading. It is showing a situation between two people that has turned toxic or harmful. In the first reading, it appeared that someone was motivated to approach Jennifer or get her attention somehow because of their attraction to her. Here we see the person’s reaction when that hope, or intent does not materialize. The card also shows the feelings were not mutual. Often, this card also represents a very bad decision – one with significant consequences.
The Six of Wands reversed makes me think that a lot of this was ultimately about ego and the other person responded badly to being rejected. It denotes conflict stemming from those kinds of feelings or drives.
The Empress reversed could show how this person’s view of Jennifer suddenly flipped to one that was negative. Before she seemed the epitome of the ideal female, but now she is viewed as something else entirely. None of this has anything to do with the reality of who Jennifer was because it appears to be about someone else’s ego and inability to handle rejection. It might have other additional meaning here that I’m not quite picking up on.
The Eight of Pentacles reversed shows me someone who has a boring job that is not high paying and does not have really good prospects for the future. It can also represent someone who does not handle their finances well and lacks overall ambition. However, the flipside to this card and it’s unique positioning in this reading is it seems to be pointing out that the person’s job has some kind of significance. I don’t want to read too much into this; I just want to point it out.
The Nine of Wands reversed is telling me a few different things about this person involved. First, I doubt highly this was the first time they reacted really badly to a situation because it is indicating a tendency to repeat negative patterns of behavior. Second, it is reiterating what was expressed with the first reading and the Emperor reversed: this person would not back down. They were rigid in their thinking and intent on being “right.”
The Five of Wands is another conflict card that is showing this as being rooted in a situation where two or more people did not have a meeting of the minds. There might be more than one other person involved in all this, but there is one primary player and that is who these readings seem to have focused on. But the Five of Wands might point to multiple people knowing and having different feelings about keeping that knowledge to themselves. They might also have different reasons for hiding their knowledge. If that’s the case, my hope is one of them will talk and share what they know. It definitely feels like more than one person has at least some knowledge about all of this – if not some involvement that would be incriminating.
Death reversed is another card that is saying to me the person involved – or the main person, because I truly cannot get a feel for whether there were others – did not, and has not, learned from past mistakes. With this much time having passed, I would not be surprised if this person has harmed other people and possibly even done prison time. This is not someone who learned their lesson and they probably do not feel they were in error either.
I don’t know what evidence the police might have regarding this case. I would look for evidence associated with her vehicle (because of the Chariot card that came up early on). If there are prints or DNA, it would be worth periodically running them because the readings come across like this person has or will do prison time for something. So I’m hoping the police have some kind of evidence that maybe did not yield any results in the past but might now or in the coming years.