Location: Chaffee County, Colorado
Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims or facts with regard to any person or situation. I only present the possible meanings associated with the cards, as well as intuitions and impressions that I get during the reading. All readings are suppositional and should be treated as such.
Suzanne Morphew is said to have gone out to ride her bike on May 10th of 2020 – on Mother’s Day. She has reportedly not been seen since.
Question: What happened to cause Suzanne to disappear?
Star (r) – Knight of Pentacles – The Fool
Card pulled for Knight of Pentacles: Death (r)
Strength (r) – Justice – 5 of Pentacles
Temperance (r) – 2 of Wands (r) – 7 of Pentacles (r)
When Suzanne disappeared, the Star reversed is showing that she wasn’t going through a great time in her life. She might have been feeling a sense of hopelessness, despair, and a lack of faith that everything would work out the way it should.
The Knight of Pentacles is a younger and more masculine type of energy (doesn’t mean it has to be a young adult or a male; that’s just the energy it projects) that is focused on the practical things in life. There’s an air of being stubborn and working slowly toward a goal. I’m not sure if this was a person in Suzanne’s life – or someone she came in contact with – or if it’s more of an energy surrounding what was going on with her. Death reversed, pulled in connection with the Knight card, could indicate a change that was forced upon someone – or an anticipated one that someone didn’t really want. It’s usually something major, such as the death of someone close or a divorce.
The Fool makes me think there was some kind of plan in place, or serious thoughts of a plan, for travel or something along those lines. I don’t know if Suzanne was planning to take a trip or embark on something new, but I’m really leaning toward some kind of travel here because the Two of Wands reversed – a card coming up – is showing the possibility of canceled plans or just poor planning in general. The Fool would be a lack of concrete planning or perhaps just not thinking everything through ahead of time. It could also be an attempt to put this all together without the benefit of having time to really plan for it.
Strength reversed is another card that makes me think that Suzanne was going through something significant and emotionally difficult. It’s another card that can indicate depression, self-esteem issues, and overall insecurity. It is also something people might get when they know they need to make a big change, but they have a lot of fear about it. Or resistance to it as Death reversed could suggest as well.
The Justice card makes me also think that maybe there was something going on with Suzanne that was coming down on her in terms of accountability – or cause-and-effect. Everyone’s actions have consequences. The card could also point to some kind of legal issue or dispute – or one that was anticipated if Suzanne were to make the changes that the other cards are suggesting she felt she needed to make, but that she also feared. It’s a major force in all of this. One of many triggers, perhaps.
The Five of Pentacles is another card suggesting some financial or material difficulty that might have been occurring or looming in the near future. It can come up when a person does not feel they have the support they need or feel left out in the cold, so to speak. I have seen it come up in situations where there is a divorce or a breakup of a relationship. We have multiple cards pointing this way and so that could be the source of her depression, as well as the indication of some kind of possible legal situation.
Temperance reversed is a card showing imbalance and conflict. Whatever was going on kind of reached a boiling point. There was a rapidly escalating situation.
The Two of Wands reversed can be equated to not taking action or canceling plans. If Suzanne was seriously considering doing something in particular – travel-related or otherwise – there was a sudden cancelation of these plans. I don’t know if it was because something happened to her or if something threw a wrench into whatever it was that she was hoping to do, but something went wrong there.
The Seven of Pentacles reversed is one of those cards that comes up when someone doesn’t finish a project they started or doesn’t follow through with something – either because they choose not to or because they are stopped from doing so by something or someone else. So did someone find out what she was planning to do and react to it? I’m truly not sure. But there was a lot of conflict, despair, and uncertainty in Suzanne’s life around the time she disappeared. I would expect people close to her to have knowledge of that. It was too significant to hide, I would think.
There are enough pentacles that cropped up to make me think there were some money problems or issues connected to all this as well. Or ones that exacerbated the situation beyond what it already was.
Question: Who caused Suzanne’s disappearance?
9 of Pentacles – Queen of Swords (r) – Knight of Cups
Card pulled for Queen of Swords (r): Queen of Wands (r)
Card pulled for Queen of Wands (r): 4 of Swords (r)
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups: Ace of Swords (r)
6 of Swords (r) – Knight of Wands – 7 of Wands (r)
Card pulled for Knight of Wands: Page of Cups (r)
Card pulled for Page of Cups (r): High Priestess (r)
Tower (r) – 6 of Cups (r) – The Hermit
There are a lot of influences here and while that doesn’t mean there were multiple people involved in whatever happened to Suzanne, it’s important to consider that a lot of different people have pieces of the larger puzzle that are needed to solve it.
The Nine of Pentacles is usually associated with people that are independent and have the ability to be financially independent. There’s a sense of age and maturity that often comes with this card, though not always.
There are two Queen cards in the reversed position. The Queen of Swords reversed can be someone making accusations without necessarily having all of the information, or someone who can be prone to spreading gossip. The Queen of Wands reversed is someone who might be behaving in a jealous manner or a malicious one – someone with a bad temper and someone possibly prone to acting impulsively. It can be someone acting as a bully and someone who is extremely manipulative. While the Queen of Swords reversed energy is someone who approaches their fights using words, the Queen of Wands reversed is more action-oriented. Do one of these represent Suzanne, with the other representing someone else? Or are we looking at two totally different people creating drama for Suzanne?
The Four of Swords reversed is a card that makes me think that Suzanne was trying to find a way of coping with – or resolving – the situation she was in. But I would think that she must have felt under attack in a lot of ways, and this was definitely impacting her mental state in terms of what she felt equipped to handle.
The Knight of Cups is a younger, masculine type of energy that could represent a romantic type of proposal or a person that made that kind of gesture. The Ace of Swords reversed is some kind of idea or initial plan that for whatever reason was not coming to fruition. It was one in the really early stages of planning, and possibly not really vocalized to a lot of people yet. But it can also represent a situation where a person is not seeing what is really going on because their perception is clouded or they have been led to think one thing, when really something else is happening.
The Six of Swords reversed is someone seeing that trouble is coming and trying to delay the inevitable. It probably pertains to whoever is responsible for Suzanne’s disappearance because the main question pertains to them. But it can also be a card showing someone as feeling trapped by someone and as though they have nowhere left to run, as well as a cancelation of travel plans. It’s like if someone were confronted and cornered, is how it comes across. Literally trapped is what I keep getting.
See, I really think Suzanne had some kind of plan to leave somewhere or go on a trip or something, and someone put a stop to those plans. It feels like more than just her planning to end a relationship too. There are a lot of cards indicating travel that is either canceled or does not occur for whatever reason.
The Knight of Wands was probably someone in her life, or that she came in contact with, that she viewed positively, who was adventurous and could be romantic. It’s also someone who could be impulsive and maybe a bit of a flirt with more than one person. So I think maybe Suzanne felt swept off her feet by someone like this. But then the Page of Cups reversed is showing her as possibly receiving some kind of bad news from or about or in connection with this person. Another thing that I don’t love about this card is the hint at a situation where someone might have behaved vindictively or in a way that was exploitative in reference to this person. So is this a matter of someone different reacting to whatever was happening with this Knight person? Or is this trying to say the Knight person is someone else to consider? It can get confusing when there is so much going on in a person’s life when they disappear, or when something happens to them.
The High Priestess reversed is suggesting there were secrets involving this Knight person. There was also a sense of nostalgia. I’m not sure what that means exactly, but there is someone here that was involved in Suzanne in a way that wouldn’t have been as obvious to everyone as a known boyfriend or husband. Maybe infidelity or a secret relationship of sorts. There is this sense of secrets and betrayal from multiple sides? Or at least, that feels like it was the perception on the part of more than one person. Sometimes the High Priestess reversed is an obvious or a hidden enemy as well. Perhaps someone trusted with secrets who shouldn’t have been.
The Tower reversed is one of those cards where there is a resistance to change, but also this sense of impending doom. It’s like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Maybe the person responsible is kind of surprised they haven’t been caught or thought they would go down for this early on, and then didn’t. Maybe they were already considered a person of interest with the police, but police didn’t pursue it further. It is basically a situation that was a near disaster for this person. They almost got caught and they are concerned they might still.
The Six of Cups reversed is a weird one to come up. It’s someone who is stuck in the past. It’s usually the distant past. Someone that gets stuck on things that happened in their much earlier past. It can also be someone who is trying to rid themselves of the past or let go of it. This almost certainly pertains to whoever is responsible for Suzanne’s disappearance, but I don’t really know how this one fits in here exactly. Is it saying that Suzanne goes way back with this person? Or is it something else altogether?
The Hermit shows this person as kind of going off and doing their own thing. In a way they are probably reflecting on everything and contemplating it all. There is a sense of isolation and the seeking of solitude to process everything. They’ve disconnected from people – even though those around them might not realize it fully.
I wish I could say that I think Suzanne is okay, but if I were just to go by these readings then I would say I highly doubt that. But these are just tarot readings and as always, I hope I’m wrong in this interpretation. Time will tell on this one though.
And that’s the thing that I want to stress here… I do think time will reveal what really happened.