Kristian Justice and Kaylah Hunter

Disappearance: 5/27/2014 (some sources say 5/24/2014)
Location: Detroit, Michigan

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.

Summary:

In May of 2014, Kristian Dejuan Justice – who was born on October 2nd of 2013 – disappeared along with his mother, Alicia, and his half-sister Kaylah Nevaeh Hunter. Kaylah was born on November 8th of 2007 and was six years old at the time. A couple of weeks later, Alicia was found deceased and wrapped in a blanket in the basement of a vacant home. The two children remain missing.

Question: Who happened to cause Kristian Dejuan’s Justice’s disappearance?

Row 1
5 of Wands (reversed) – King of Pentacles (reversed) – The World
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): Ace of Cups

Row 2
The Moon – 4 of Cups – Knight of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): 4 of Pentacles

Row 3
Queen of Swords – 9 of Pentacles – Queen of Cups
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Chariot (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: 8 of Cups

Reading:

What the reading, as a whole, is showing me is that Kristian’s mother was trying to leave a bad relationship/situation. Her trying to get away from it completely – or perhaps expressing a desire to do so – seems to have set the male off that is represented by the King of Pentacles reversed. The Five of Wands reversed shows me a situation that becomes calm or peaceful – after a period or event of conflict. The King of Pentacles reversed is coming across as a man who was experiencing hardship financially – likely due to his own decisions and behaviors. I’m seeing this as a person who was likely unfaithful in his relationships and probably projected that on to other people – even in cases where the other person was faithful to the relationship.

The King of Pentacles reversed can present as a person who is extremely cold, ruthless, and cruel. I have a hard time believing that anyone that felt this man’s wrath came out on the other end unscathed – children included. The Ace of Cups, in connection with the King reversed card, suggests one of two possibilities. The first is that the motive behind Alicia’s murder was because the King reversed felt she was leaving him, or was trying to leave him, for another person. The second is that the King reversed wanted to get her out of his life so that it would pave the way for him to commit to another relationship that the cards are showing him as having begun prior to her murder.

The World shows everything coming full circle for Kristian, which I really do not take as a good sign with regard to his fate. I don’t ever like to outright say that I think someone is deceased, but the cards are not giving me a lot to work with in terms of finding ones that are more on the hopeful side.

The Moon shows that there is still a great deal of deception surrounding everything that happened here. The person responsible has continued to lie about his role and involvement. I don’t know enough about this case to know if he ever confessed to Alicia’s murder, but these cards are not showing him as coming clean about what happened to the children. The other thing that stands out to me is there is another male involved in all of this. It is likely someone who is a bit younger than the person in the King reversed position – or at least this is someone who has the mentality of someone who is younger than that person. This person has not been honest about what they know, or the extent of their involvement either. The Four of Pentacles is telling me that the main reason for this is they do not want to face the financial and material consequences.

The Four of Cups is a card that came before the Knight of Pentacles reversed and the Four of Pentacles. It shows me that there were more opportunities to get to the bottom of all this, earlier on when Alicia was discovered murdered. However, some of those opportunities are gone now and I am taking that to mean critical evidence that might have shown where the two children are.

So we have this second person who knows much more than they are admitting. Then on the third row, we have the Queen of Swords and the Chariot reversed which tells me there is likely a third person with information and/or involvement of some kind. I cannot get a clear view on what was going on with this person. I’m not necessarily getting the impression that this person helped commit a crime. She might have tried to assist Alicia or the children and got caught up in it all somehow. I’m really not sure. This part is not clear to me.

The Nine of Pentacles is showing me someone who has become independent and successful. I don’t know how this is related specifically, but maybe it is meant to help identify the female involved.

I am seeing the Queen of Cups as Alicia because the card pulled in connection with her is the Eight of Cups. This shows me someone who had recently left, or was in the process of leaving, a situation she knew was not serving her well. I’m seeing it as an abusive type of situation that she did not realize she was taking on when she first got involved with the man who killed her.

I don’t see the King of Pentacles reversed person as telling what they know and did. I think that answers will need to come from the person represented by the Knight of Pentacles reversed card. This person may have already shared some information, but I see him as downplaying the degree of his knowledge and the extent of his involvement.

Question: What happened to Kaylah Hunter?

Row 1
7 of Swords – King of Pentacles (reversed) – 6 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): Magician (reversed)

Row 2
3 of Pentacles (reversed) – Temperance – King of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): Ace of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
9 of Wands – 2 of Swords – 8 of Cups (reversed)

Reading

The reading on Kaylah is showing me that the same primary person that was responsible for her brother’s disappearance, and her mother’s death, was responsible for what happened to her as well: the King of Pentacles reversed. As you can see, he came up in both readings. The Seven of Swords was the first card, and this shows that the person responsible was very deceitful – in pretty much every aspect of his life. He was not faithful in relationships. He was not honest. He was extremely manipulative. And he got (maybe still gets) away with a lot. People potentially underestimate what this man is capable of and the degree to which he can be cunning.

The King of Pentacles reversed came up with the Magician reversed. This shows me someone who conned and tricked people to get what they wanted. It also shows someone with a degree of intelligence and resourcefulness. This man can get other people to do his bidding for him by lying and manipulating them. He probably pulled several people into this mess who may still not have fully realized it yet.

The Six of Swords can have a dual meaning here. On one hand, it shows someone rocking the proverbial boat and standing their ground. I think that Alicia did this and tried to get away from this man. However, sometimes this card comes up when there has been a drowning or a situation where someone has been put into water. I’m not saying that’s what happened to Kaylah – because I do not know – but I’m putting it out there as a potential meaning.

The Three of Pentacles reversed shows that the man behind all this did involve other people and it did not go well. I don’t know if one of the people turned on him to save themselves or what. But something went wrong with that aspect of the situation. Temperance shows me as someone trying to balance the situation and escape from the conflict. The King of Wands reversed could be the same person who came up in the first reading in the Knight of Pentacles reversed position, but I am not sure about this. If not, then we have another man involved in some aspect of all this. That person has been incredibly dishonest also – as shown by the Ace of Swords reversed. The reversed positioning is someone hiding their truth. It’s also someone who made one or more really poor decisions with regard to all of this.

The Nine of Wands shows that there have been a lot of setbacks in this case and that there are people with information who are worn down. They might be more inclined to talk than they were before, but keep in mind if the worst-case scenario proves true about what happened to these two children, then anyone else with knowledge recognizes that the stakes are high. Maybe they could strike an immunity deal if they tell police what they know. I don’t know. But this whole thing is very dark and terrible.

The Two of Swords show that there are still people in denial about some aspects of this. I don’t know who this is pointing to – if it is referring to someone else with knowledge. It’s also a card that comes up when a person feels they have no optimal or good choices. Every decision they make could cause them serious problems. But that’s the main issue here, isn’t it? That people are much more worried about protecting themselves than letting the family of these children know what really happened to them.

The Eight of Cups reversed is showing me people living with a bad situation. They don’t want to take the risk of admitting the truth. It comes across like they are afraid they will be abandoned by people they care about or that the consequences will be significant. Which makes me really worry about the ultimate fate of these two kids. A minimum of two people know where they are or where they left them, is the best way I can put that.

Harmony Montgomery

Disappearance: October of 2019
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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.

Summary:

Harmony Montgomery is 7 years old. The last confirmed sighting was approximately two years ago. Like Elijah Lewis, who was found deceased in 2021 after disappearing for 6 months, Harmony’s disappearance has now come to the attention of police.

Question: Who or what caused Harmony’s disappearance?

Row 1
The Lovers – Tower (reversed) – 4 of Pentacles

Row 2
Magician (reversed) – Page of Pentacles – 7 of Wands
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles: Ace of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 3
The Devil – King of Wands (reversed) – Queen of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): 2 of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups (r): 7 of Cups (reversed)

Reading:

In response to the first question concerning who or what caused Harmony’s disappearance, the cards are showing me a couple. It is reading like an adult man and an adult woman. The Lovers indicates that there is likely a romantic type of relationship between the two people.

The Tower reversed suggests that something happened that was not planned out well in advance. Unlike the upright position, the reversed Tower comes with a sense of impending doom – as though whoever is involved has been waiting for the other shoe to drop with regard to all this. Whoever is involved doesn’t want to be held accountable.

The Four of Pentacles indicates that one or both people have some deep-seated issues going on. These issues extend to how the people maintain their finances and their home. It can point to people who are hoarders or who hold on to people or possessions obsessively at times.

The Magician reversed is showing me that one or both of these people con people or behave in criminal ways. They might try to play the system, so to speak. There are definitely some other issues at play – as evidenced by the appearance of the Devil on the last row – and so I would expect one or both people have some kind of serious addiction. It could be alcohol, drugs, etc.

Okay, so the next two cards I am reading based on meaning and intuition. The first is the Page of Pentacles, which I am seeing as representing Harmony. The card pulled in connection with the Page is the Ace of Pentacles reversed. I’m not taking that as a positive sign because it shows the people involved as feeling like Harmony was a financial burden. This is a tarot reading, and so as always, I caution against taking any of this as fact (without solid evidence backing it), but this card – combined with the meaning of the Four of Pentacles previously – is making it seem like these people were having money issues or wanted more money. There is a stinginess factor here that tells me that a possible scarcity of financial resources contributed to all of this happening.

I think financial and resource-related matters contributed in other ways too. For instance, it’s possible that Harmony was supposed to have been monitored by some kind of youth protection agency (I’m not saying she was, but I’m using this as an example here) and fell into the cracks due to a deficiency in financial and/or human resources. I’m getting that there were failures on more than one level here and I’m seeing a lack of money or resources as a major factor.

I don’t think it is a huge mystery – behind the scenes at least – as to who is responsible. I am getting from the Seven of Wands that these people are already on the defensive and are acting as though they are under attack. So if law enforcement has not found or communicated with them yet (and it honestly feels like they probably have or have at least talked to people who could relay messages to these two people) then these individuals know and understand that’s coming. They are delaying the inevitable as evidenced by this cards and the Tower reversed.

The Devil points to there being a lot of underlying issues at play. We could be looking at drug abuse, alcohol dependency, physical abuses, and on the list goes. The Devil is not a promising card in these readings. I can’t do anything with this card, or interpret it, in any way that is truly positive. There are definitely mental health issues surrounding this whole thing as well. Serious ones that were hinted at in other cards, like the Four of Pentacles (in the context of this reading).

The King of Wands reversed appears to represent the male figure. The Two of Pentacles shows this person has been responding to financial stress and has been trying to balance a range of issues or problems. The person knows they are in a dire or crisis type of situation, but they are still trying to focus and figure out options. This is a person who behaves recklessly and likely has a hot temper. A person represented in the reversed positioning of this card does not exhibit pleasant characteristics or qualities – let’s put it that way.

The Queen of Cups reversed is coming across as the other person involved. If they were not directly involved, then I would say they have knowledge. I don’t know if this is the other half of the couple that the Lovers point to. The Seven of Cups reversed is interesting because it shows this person as feeling trapped in their situation and who is avoiding facing reality. I don’t know if they are directly involved or if they just know/suspect what really happened.

Question: What circumstances caused Harmony’s disappearance?

Row 1
The Devil – 10 of Swords (reversed) – Queen of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Knight of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups (r): Emperor

Row 2
4 of Pentacles – Page of Pentacles – 4 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles: Queen of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups (r): The Star

Row 3
4 of Cups – 4 of Wands – 6 of Pentacles (reversed)

Reading

The Devil reappeared in this reading as the first card. It’s telling me that there is some kind of vice or addiction that has contributed to events playing out in the way that they have. The Ten of Swords reversed is emphasizing there are mental health issues associated with one or more people involved. The issues are prominent enough that others were (or still are) aware they exist.

The Queen of Swords, Knight of Cups reversed, and the Emperor is an interesting combination that could be read a few ways. It seems like something got between the person in the Queen position and Emperor position that caused conflict to arise. The Knight of Cups reversed could represent a third person – who has a younger energy – that could have been a child of one or both people. It could also signify some kind of romantic situation that went bad. The Emperor is usually a father figure. I’m taking that to likely be Harmony’s father. I don’t know if the Queen of Swords is Harmony’s biological mother or what. I wish I had some background information on this case because then I might be able to say who fits in what roles here.

The Four of Pentacles showed up in the first reading and it made its appearance in this one as well. The card points to situations where someone is stingy with their money, can be obsessive about people or possessions, and feels a strong need to control financial or material aspects of their life. This is a card that can come up with people that hoard – for all of those reasons. It’s also a mental health card in that it reflects a mindset that is unhealthy, obsessive, and rigid.

The Page of Pentacles came up again in this reading. I could be totally wrong here, but I’m going to go out on a limb with this one and say that the two cards pulled in reference to the Page are implying that the female (Queen of Cups reversed) represents Harmony’s mother or someone who was acting as a mother-type figure when she disappeared. I kind of feel like the Queen of Swords is Harmony’s biological mom, so this Queen of Cups reversed is coming across as the same person discussed at the end of the last reading. The exact same card came up there. And the Star makes me think that Harmony viewed this person in a hopeful way. It seems like she had (or has, since I don’t know her fate for certain) some positive feelings for or about this person.

Okay, the last row is interesting. The Four of Cups shows regret and missed opportunities. The Four of Wands could depict a marriage or family type of celebration. The Six of Pentacles reversed is someone who is coming across as using money or material things to control another person or situation. Is this trying to clue me in that the two people mentioned in the first reading are married, or were married in the not-to-distant past?

I’ve said before that I don’t like to point fingers because these readings aren’t always completely accurate, and my interpretation of the cards is not always correct. However, I have a really strong feeling about who specifically is involved, and I don’t have a good feeling about the final outcome for Harmony. Here’s what I will say. There is one parent – a biological parent – who knows FAR more about what happened than the other. This person can be identified by their obsessive and/or stingy approach to money and resources. They either still have at least one addiction, or they did in the not-too-distant past. This person has some mental health issues that may or may not have been diagnosed (people who know this person are aware of them though). And they have – or at least had when Harmony first went missing – a significant other who has some kind of information. That’s all I feel comfortable saying. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think this one ends well. I would welcome being wrong in this case.

Bottom line is that these are just tarot readings. I don’t have any way of knowing for certain what happened.

Donna Christine O’Banion

Disappearance: 10/23/1985
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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.

Summary:

Donna Christine O’Banion disappeared on October 23rd of 1985. She was last seen leaving her job as a server/waiter, at the Southern Comfort on Airline Highway, after her shifted ended at 2am.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Donna Christine O’Banion in October of 1985?

Row 1
Knight of Cups – Death (reversed) – Magician
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups: 3 of Swords

Row 2
High Priestess (reversed) – 6 of Pentacles (reversed) – Ace of Wands (reversed)

Row 3
8 of Wands – 10 of Cups (reversed) – 8 of Pentacles

Donna Christine O’Banion reading 1

Reading:

The Knight of Cups indicates someone who had a romantic interest in Donna. The person would likely have been an adult male (likely someone in their late teens or twenties). The card can represent older people, but if that is the case then it means this man behaved in a manner consistent with a younger adult male (in the 1985 timeframe). The Three of Swords, in connection with this card, shows a breakup or a situation in which he got his heart broken. The Three of Swords is not a mild breakup type of card typically. It’s a breakup that causes at least one person involved considerable pain and anguish – in most cases.

Death reversed is telling me he was unable or unwilling to move on. It is reading as though he was either an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, or someone she was having a relationship with that was on the verge of ending or had already ended. An alternative is that it was someone who had strong romantic feelings for her that she did not return, but the Death reversed card is showing me a man who cannot move beyond the pain from the breakup or troubled relationship – making me think there was some kind of connection here at one point. The feeling I am getting is there was a connection that the male person was not willing to fully sever – regardless of what Donna might have wanted or needed.

The Magician is conveying that this man was skilled. He is coming across as someone who was (is?) resourceful and intelligent. This would have been a person capable of setting goals and achieving them if he set his mind to it. He may have had a particular trade or had connections that could help him when needed.

The High Priestess reversed is depicting a situation where Donna may have had a bad feeling about this person, and the surrounding circumstances, but she either didn’t listen to her gut instincts or she found herself in a situation where she was unable to act on them. In its reversed position, this card represents secrets and hidden agendas that were probably unknown to Donna – even though she might have had suspicions or concerns based on intuition/gut feelings. I find that sometimes this card comes up when it turns out that someone who went missing confided their concerns about a person or situation to someone they knew, prior to vanishing. If so, this can help to identify the individual.

The Six of Pentacles reversed denotes a dynamic where one person is offering or giving another person something, but there are strings attached. It also represents an imbalance between two or more people in terms of money and/or material things. One person has more than the other and uses that to control or manipulate the other person, essentially. It can depict someone who tries to buy the affections of another person as well.

The Ace of Wands reversed represents a situation where the person’s plans were delayed or canceled – or he received bad news that set him off. I don’t know if this would have been about Donna or another matter.

However, the Eight of Wands shows that events moved fast after that. It can also depict someone who tries to sweep another off their feet, or appeal to them in some way. It can also refer to an infatuation – which seems relevant here if we consider the other cards in the reading thus far. Perhaps he was trying to talk her into getting back together with him or mending the relationship (speculating here).

The Ten of Cups reversed is really hitting home that Donna knew this person. This person was not a stranger to her. It would have either been someone she had been in a relationship with (in the past or at the time of her disappearance), within her circle of friends, related by family, or someone she worked with. It could also be a combination of those factors. The most important things to take away from this card in this reading are that she knew this person, and that it was a tumultuous type of relationship/friendship/connection. It would have been one that caused her distress, and she would have likely mentioned this person to people she felt she could confide in.

The Eight of Pentacles is telling me that this individual was established in their job or career. They might have been skilled at a particular trade or worked in a management position. They could have even been self-employed. The reading is trying to convey enough information to identify this person. She might have worked with him. If not, his job has significance in that he was skilled in it. It feels like it would have been something for which he was known.

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Donna Christine O’Banion?

Row 1
Queen of Pentacles (reversed) – 9 of Cups – High Priestess (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): Lovers (reversed)

Row 2
King of Wands (reversed) – Page of Wands (reversed) – 10 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): The Sun
Card pulled for the Page of Wands (r): Queen of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: 5 of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 3
4 of Cups (reversed) – Hierophant (reversed) – The Fool

Donna Christine O’Banion reading 2

Reading

The Queen of Pentacles reversed, combined with the Lovers reversed, is showing me someone who was likely an adult female at the time of Donna’s disappearance. The attributes associated with this card are not coming across as representing Donna. Instead, it is coming across like there was a woman who was jealous, mean, and manipulative somehow tied into all this. The Lovers reversed is conveying that she was in a relationship that was a complete mess, or she was in the process of exiting one. The Lovers reversed can also indicate making a bad decision – doing something significant enough that it has consequences beyond that one person. Maybe the ex had a girlfriend or wife or other person in their life that felt threatened by Donna? Not sure here.

The Nine of Cups is a positive card in that it shows someone who is generally happy and is good at what they do in life – whether its work, being a friend to others, etc. It also comes up when someone is celebrated for, or is celebrating, achievements or successes. This would likely pertain to something happening with Donna or her immediate sphere of friends/family/coworkers.

The High Priestess reversed came up in the first reading and it is back again for this one. To reiterate, this card can show a person who has good gut instincts and intuitions about matters, but for some reason is not listening to them or acknowledging them in reference to a person or situation. It also represents secrets and agendas that remain hidden. At times, it represents secret enemies or people that wish harm or unhappiness on another – though the target of their ill will is largely unaware of what is happening. And I cannot get rid of this feeling that she told someone about her concerns. Possibly more than one person.

The King of Wands reversed is hot-tempered, impulsive, and can behave in abusive ways – verbally and/or physically. This would be someone who makes empty promises that they never follow through with fulfilling. The Sun is the card I pulled in connection with this person and it’s showing me promises that likely pertained to long-term plans, having a family, and other factors. Did Donna have a child with anyone? It could refer to this person having or wanting a child with Donna as well – or someone that communicated wanting that with her. These factors are coming across as ways to decipher the identity of this person for certain and will make the most sense to people that knew Donna well.

The Page of Wands reversed may represent a message regarding a delay or problem with something. The Queen of Swords is coming up in reference to this card and so it seems most likely to pertain to an adult woman. It could be a mother figure or someone with a motherly nature. The Five of Pentacles reversed, in connection with the Queen of Swords card, is suggesting that this person might have been offering help or friendship to Donna. It is someone who thinks logically and makes decisions rationally, versus relying heavily on emotions. The card is reading as though she was going to help Donna with something, but there was some kind of delay or problem with that process. I can’t quite get a grasp on what this is communicating. It could be as simple as this person was supposed to pick her up from work and wasn’t able to do it for some reason. I’m not saying that it what happened; I’m just using that as an example of what the combination might mean. Also, this person is probably important in terms of knowing some of the circumstances going on at the time in Donna’s life.

The Ten of Pentacles reversed is showing some kind of money problem or situation that was having a negative impact on people involved in all this. It can sometimes represent a divorce that is taking place, a breakup, a disputed inheritance, a lost job, or anything along those lines. It’s another reminder that the person discussed in the first reading was known to Donna and that problems with that person are underlying factors in her disappearance.

The Four of Cups reversed is showing me that Donna had an optimistic nature and look on life. While it appears she had some things going on – in both the readings – she had hope for the future and she is coming across as someone who believed that hard times come and go. She had opportunities at her disposal, and she was proactive and motivated enough to take advantage of them when the time felt right. Her willingness to move forward in life might have bothered anyone in her life who did not want her to completely move on.

The Hierophant reversed can refer to a broken marriage. It can also represent someone going against the rules of society and refusing to conform. Perhaps a combination of the two.

The Fool is showing that Donna was ready to embark on a new direction/adventure in her life. She was trying to leave her past behind. She had hopes for the future and she was not afraid to embrace the unknown. It’s possible that her desire for freedom, as it relates to anyone involved in her disappearance, triggered the other person and acted as a catalyst.

It feels like there are two possible scenarios here. The first is that someone caused her harm and potentially took her life. The second is that she ran from the person and started a new life to hide from them. The problem is that she isn’t coming across as someone who would leave loved ones and friends behind, without any answers, and so that one just does not make sense to me. I cannot tell from the readings whether she is alive or deceased, unfortunately.

Question: What do I need to know about the disappearance of Donna Christine O’Banion?

Four of Wands (reversed) – 5 of Cups – Ace of Swords (reversed)

Donna Christine O’Banion reading 3

Reading

The last three cards are only reinforcing my belief that the person involved (the main one, at least, if there were multiple) was an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. I can’t say this definitively because this is a tarot reading and even if the cards are accurate, I’m capable of misreading them. But there is such a strong and recurring theme pertaining to this is each of the readings. It is really hard to dismiss it, in my mind. The Five of Cups is a mourning card. It’s again pointing at a painful situation involving a relationship or past relationship in which one or all parties felt a great sense of loss. The Ace of Swords reversed is a card in which one or more people involved have, or had, the answers but they refused to openly talk about them. I can’t get a feel for whether this person would have confided in someone. It’s possible, but I can’t tell here.

Patrick Chapman

Disappearance: 05/10/2020
Location: Mill Spring, MO

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.

Summary:

Patrick Chapman disappeared on Mother’s Day – May 10th – of 2020. He is believed to have last been seen at a family friend’s house, which he reportedly left in his vehicle. Patrick’s car was later found abandoned, on a path for 4-wheelers, in a rural location that was about 2 miles from his last known location.

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Patrick Chapman?

Row 1
Page of Cups – 2 of Wands – Page of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Cups: Page of Wands
Card pulled for the Page of Wands: 2 of Cups
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles (r): The Sun (reversed)

Row 2
The Hermit (reversed) – Justice – King of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Cups (r): 4 of Pentacles

Row 3
Queen of Pentacles – 7 of Wands (reversed) – 2 of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles: Magician (reversed)

Patrick Chapman reading 1

Reading

The Page of Cups, at the beginning of the reading, might indicate that Patrick received some kind of message pertaining to family, love, or things of that nature. The Page of Wands, pulled in connection with the first card, either represents another element of the first message in terms of it representing something to do with a job, a means of making money, or a romantic matter – or it represents a second message of that nature. The Two of Cups, pulled for the Page of Wands, appears to reinforce the notion that there were messages received (and possibly sent) regarding a love or romantic type of situation. The Two of Cups usually represents two people who feel they have a strong connection – whether the relationship is new or old.

The Two of Wands indicates that Patrick was in the beginning stages of planning something. If this aspect of the reading is correct, he might have been feeling restless and a desire to consider or pursue new options. It could also indicate that he was working on something with someone – like a partnership of some kind – or was planning to do that.

The Page of Pentacles reversed is showing he received negative or bad news about a financial, material, or practical matter. There is a sense of Patrick having some opportunities available to him that he was not seizing, for whatever reason. The Sun reversed was the card pulled for the Page of Pentacles reversed. It is a card that can have a lot of different meanings. It’s a card that conveys a sense of oppression or getting involved in something and kind of being naïve or blinded to the truth.

The Hermit reversed is showing a circumstance, surrounding his disappearance, in which he felt lonely and isolated from others. I don’t know if the bad news it appears he received caused these feelings or if something else happened. However, it is reading like he felt compelled to withdraw from others. Maybe that was something he did when he was stressed out. I’m not sure.

Justice is coming up and implying there might have been some kind of situation or conflict – possibly of a legal nature. Justice is also a card that represents the consequences of one’s actions. If Patrick’s situation turned out to be one in which he was wronged – or if he disappeared due to foul play – Justice implies that anyone will responsible will have to answer for it at some point. There will be consequences for their actions. Again, that applies only if this is a foul play situation or one where he was wronged legally, ethically, etc.

The King of Cups reversed likely represents an adult male who is emotional, moody, sometimes overly sensitive, and withdrawn. The worst attributes associated with someone that is represented by this card include someone who is violent, controlling, and unbalanced. The Four of Pentacles is telling me that this person is also a bit stingy with their money or possessions. Whatever they have, they guard it and don’t want to let go. This sometimes applies to someone who is possessive about people as well.

The Queen of Pentacles is usually an adult female who is financially secure or has the ability to make an income. If it is representing someone going through difficult financial times, this is a person who can pull through them because they tend to be resourceful. But I pulled the Magician reversed as the card connected to this one and that’s not an assuring sign. It could convey someone who is using their resourcefulness, skills, etc. to manipulate or con other people. Anyone that presents as the Magician reversed is not usually someone people can trust. However, the unfortunate thing is that they come across as honest or trustworthy. I don’t know for sure if the Magician reversed is meant to represent the Queen of Pentacles directly or if it is a separate person who is associated with her or known to her.

The Seven of Wands reversed often shows a person in a situation where they feel like admitting defeat or they don’t feel they have the ability to stand their ground. It is basically a card where someone feels as though they can’t control their situation and this either compels them to compromise with those around them, or it can have other outcomes where the person gives up and completely accepts whatever is doled upon them.

The Two of Pentacles is reading like Patrick had some kind of situation brewing, or occurring, that was problematic for him financially. I don’t know if he owed someone money or if a partnership or job fell through. But something happened to cause him to feel completely overwhelmed and in danger of some kind of financial problem or crisis.

Question: Who or what caused the Patrick Chapman’s disappearance?

Row 1
8 of Cups (reversed) – 5 of Wands (reversed) – 9 of Swords (reversed)

Row 2
Hanged Man (reversed) – 2 of Pentacles – King of Swords
Card pulled for the King of Swords: Temperance

Row 3
6 of Wands (reversed) – The Wheel (reversed) – The Empress (reversed)

Patrick Chapman reading 2

Reading:

The challenge with readings that pertain to the question of “who” or “what” is that it is not always clear if they depict the person who disappeared or someone/something else entirely. If they refer to the person who disappeared then it means they either disappeared on purpose, had an accident of some kind, or committed suicide – some type of explanation that does not involve another person, essentially. On the other hand, if it represents one or more other people than the cards are depicting their situation and their mindset – versus the original person I am reading on (Patrick, in this case). So it can help to review the readings from both perspectives to try to get a feel for which one rings the most true.

The Eight of Cups reversed usually depicts a situation where someone is afraid to move on from something and/or they feel stagnated. It often refers to someone who has a low self-esteem.

The Five of Wands reversed is showing a situation where there was some kind of struggle or conflict, but it came to an end in that maybe there was a compromise or some kind of attempt to keep the peace.

The Nine of Swords reversed can come up when someone feels as though they are emerging from some hard times. It’s usually a card that depicts a sense of hope or knowledge that whatever difficult circumstances a person is facing, they won’t last forever.

The Hanged Man reversed can have a lot of different meanings. Sometimes it shows someone who is in a period of limbo or who is waiting out their circumstances. However, there are times when this card can depict a negative outcome – or an expectation of one.

The Two of Pentacles shows a situation where someone is trying to balance their finances or is transferring money. It is a card that indicates financial or material ups and downs – and someone who is trying to manage them.

The King of Swords depicts a man who uses logical or rational thinking to make decisions. Sometimes such a person can come across as cold due to their intellectual nature or tendency to make decisions based on logic instead of emotions. Temperance, the card pulled with this one, shows a situation where someone is seeking balance and peace. If it represents a relationship, it is one that is harmonious and balanced.

The Six of Wands reversed is a card that I get when there is someone involved that has done something to someone, but they fail at in the long run. An example of this is a reading that I did on Amanda Berry in which I asked about who or what caused her kidnapping (an after-the-fact reading) and so it pertained to Ariel Castro who was ultimately unsuccessful and met a bad end.

The Wheel of Fortune reversed indicates that circumstances had or have turned for whoever or whatever is represented as the “who” or “what”. Forces beyond their control changed in a way that did not favor them. If this has not already happened, it will.

The Empress reversed is a card that may represent a mother-type figure. It doesn’t mean that it’s Patrick’s mom. When it represents a person, it can represent anyone who has been trying for a child or has a child. I say trying for one because sometimes the Empress reversed comes up in reference to someone who has fertility problems or has had complicated pregnancies and/or miscarriages. Oddly enough, I get the Empress upright in many readings that I do where the outcome is a murder – especially when it shows up at the end. I have not yet seen that pattern with the Empress reversed, however, and so I’m not really sure what its implication is here. It could refer to an actual person or a circumstance/status.

Question: What else do we need to know about Patrick Chapman’s disappearance?

10 of Cups – 7 of Swords – 4 of Cups

Patrick Chapman reading 3

Reading:

As always, this is a reminder that this is just a tarot reading. Details can be wrong. Nothing should be taken as fact. That said, the Ten of Cups is depicting one of two scenarios. Either he disappeared because of something that happened with someone in his family and/or social circle, or someone in his family or close social circle caused his disappearance. Family is a loose term in that it can refer to extended, as well as family by marriage. Social circles can extend to people that a person works with. The range is fairly broad if Patrick knew a lot of people.

The Seven of Swords is showing me a situation that involved deception, lies, and possibly theft. Sometimes it indicates cheating – if pertaining to love situations. An important aspect of this card is that whoever is doing the lying or cheating or what-have-you is cunning and good at manipulating people. If this pertains to someone who caused Patrick’s disappearance then it means that right now, they are getting away with it. For now. I can’t completely rule out that Patrick disappeared on his own, but the readings don’t have that feel to me. Too many court cards came up which makes me think there is at least one man, and potentially a woman who is close to that person, who knows what happened here – whatever the circumstances.

I am not sure what to do with the Four of Cups here. It’s usually a card of regret and a feeling of missing opportunities. It can also be someone stuck in a rut or someone who feels stagnated. It’s possible it merely pertains to the status of this situation as it stands right now, but it probably has a greater meaning than that. If it is meant to help identify someone involved then this person would be kind of on the depressed or cynical side – not really interested in what people are offering them and kind of overly focused on the past and what they haven’t gotten in life that they felt they wanted.

Jennifer Caridad

Disappearance: 08/08/2021
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?

Row 1
Queen of Wands – 5 of Wands – 8 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: 2 of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 2
The Lovers (reversed) – 9 of Cups – Queen of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): Ace of Wands (reversed)

Row 3
Ace of Swords – 4 of Swords (reversed) – The Empress
Card pulled for the Empress: The Fool (reversed)

Jennifer Caridad reading 1

Summary:

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.

Reading

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?

Row 1
Knight of Wands (reversed) – Two of Swords – 5 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): Two of Cups (reversed)

Row 2
10 of Cups – 9 of Swords (reversed) – Hierophant

Row 3
5 of Pentacles (reversed) – The Star – 5 of Swords (reversed)

Jennifer Caridad reading 2

Reading:

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.

John Dubose Jr.

Disappearance: 11/04/2021
Location: Sacramental, California region

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. Tarot reading is an art and not a science.

Question: What circumstances caused John Dubose Jr. disappearance?

Row 1
3 of Pentacles (reversed) – 7 of Cups – Devil (reversed)

Row 2
Strength – Queen of Wands (reversed) – Justice
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands (r): King of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Kings of Cups (r): 5 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
8 of Wands (reversed) – 5 of Wands (reversed) – 2 of Pentacles

John Dubose Jr. reading 1

Summary:

John Dubose Jr. was traveling LaDexter Pelt, from Alabama to California. They were believed to have been in the general Sacramento area when they ceased responding to attempts to contact them.

Reading

The first card is the Three of Pentacles reversed is suggesting the possibility of a collaboration gone wrong. I get this card in its reversed position if people are supposed to work together on a project, raising a child, or other endeavors that are not going smoothly. The card also conveys a situation where someone hasn’t learned from some past mistakes.

The Seven of Cups is implying that John thought he had several opportunities or options to choose from. He may have also been engaging in wishful types of thinking.

The Devil can represent a range of situations, including addictions, obsessions, mental health issues, violence, and others. It is unclear how this is related to all of this but some factor pertaining to this card brought the two men to a certain point in which it appears that there was a conflict. 

Strength is suggesting that he felt he had the strength and fortitude to overcome whatever challenges he was experiencing at the time. A downside to this card – even in its upright position – is that it can represent someone who is overly confident and underestimates the danger of a situation they are in or a person they are dealing with.

Okay, so there’s a situation where there was or is a conflict between a man (King of Cups reversed) and a woman (Queen of Wands reversed). The woman could be involved in a more abstract sense in terms of there being arguing over her, versus her being present when the arguing took place. It could go either way.

The Five of Swords reversed can depict the ending of a conflict. However, it doesn’t always show a situation where the conflict ended amicably. The Queen of Wands reversed is a person demonstrating some of the less appealing elements of their character, such as their hot temper, possible tendency to be disloyal, and deceitfulness. The King of Cups reversed can represent someone who is emotionally immature and might be controlling. In its worst state, the King of Cups reversed has come up in readings where a person committed an act of violence – but that’s not always the case.

Justice is a somewhat tricky card to read here. It is a card that is rooted in the concept of cause-and-effect, as well as karma on both legal and universal levels. Sometimes it merely represents the consequences of one’s actions.

Like LaDexter, John got the Eight of Wands reversed which can show some kind of delay or significant slowing of progress. I don’t know what the men were doing, but something happened where everything appears to have been halted.

John then got the Five of Wands reversed – another card that LaDexter got as well. For better or worse, the card usually marks the end of a struggle. It can have a positive or negative meaning, depending on the situation. Maybe the struggle ends because the people involved call a truce. Or perhaps the struggle ends due to an extreme act of violence.

While LaDexter’s first reading ended with the Five of Wands reversed, John’s last card is the Two of Pentacles. This is a person who is trying to focus and make decisions despite distractions and/or problems. It can represent someone trying to balance out a situation or at times it pertains to handling fluctuations in financial or material matters.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of John Dubose Jr.?

Row 1
4 of Pentacles (reversed) – 10 of Wands – 8 of Swords (reversed)

Row 2
King of Cups (reversed) – The Emperor (reversed) – The Star
Card pulled for the King of Cups (r): 5 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
6 of Pentacles (reversed) – The Hierophant – Death (reversed)

John Dubose Jr. reading 2

Reading:

The Four of Pentacles reversed comes up in relation to someone who is or has shed aspects of existence of life. So it is saying that the person or people with answers – who know what happened – have possibly cut ties they may have had with people, moved, or taken action to give away or get rid of various things.

The person likely feels burned out and overburdened in terms of stress. They are trying to keep going, despite everything feeling like it is a struggle.

The Eight of Swords reversed depicts them as escaping the situation and feeling as though they have found freedom or relief from it.

The King of Cups reversed, and the Five of Swords reversed, came up again in this second reading. Granted, this is just a tarot reading and nothing in it should be taken as fact without evidence supporting it, but if there is a man fitting the description associated with this card then they would be worth seeking out and speaking with. As I explained before, the Five of Swords reversed indicates that a fight or struggle has ended. However, it does not tell us if it ended peacefully or violently. When I look at all of the readings, including the ones for LaDexter, there are a lot of conflict cards.

The Emperor reversed shows me someone who either had authority and lost it, or someone who abused their power and authority in some way that impacts this situation. Such a person is controlling, rigid, and can be domineering and/or manipulative.

The Star is a card that generally points to something positive, though I don’t know if it’s suggesting that information will come to light so that people may get to the bottom of what happened or if it is suggesting that John is okay.

The Six of Pentacles reversed usually shows a situation where someone is giving money, help or charity; however, in the reversed position those gifts or assistance might come with strings attached. There is a sense of inequity here – where one person has more than another and potentially uses these resources as a means of control. It depends.

The Hierophant points to a few different possibilities. One, someone involved might have been acting as a teacher or mentor. It can denote traditions and a sense of established rules or institutions. But another important feature of this card is its emphasis on concepts such as morality, fairness, and ethics.

Death reversed is a card that can relay that there is a delay in getting to the end of conclusion of something. It can point to a resistance on the part of someone to change.

I can’t quite make sense of what happened to these men. It’s evident they experienced a conflict – a man versus man type of issue. It would help to know who they were visiting and what brought both of them out to California. That’s a long way to travel. Was that something both of them were inclined to do or was there a specific purpose behind it? I know it has been said they were visiting friends, but I feel like that is a generalization of the real reason. Understanding the precise nature of their visit would help to illuminate this situation more. It is interesting how the men got some of the same cards – some being in the same position in terms of being upright or reversed, while others were in the opposite position. It suggests the two might have been together when all of this happened.

The King of Cups reversed individual is someone I would focus on finding. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say this person might have a criminal record. Certainly, someone coming up with these attributes has at a minimum been in trouble before in general. Another concerning aspect of this card is that sometimes it comes up in betrayal type situations where someone pretends to be a friend when they really plan to cause another person harm or pain.

LaDexter Pelt

Disappearance: 11/04/2021
Location: Sacramento, California region

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. Tarot reading is an art and not a science.

Question: What happened to LaDexter Pelt?

Row 1
Judgement (reversed) – The Hermit – Knight of Swords
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: High Priestess

Row 2
Justice (reversed) – 2 of Wands – 8 of Wands (reversed)

Row 3
Knight of Pentacles – Ace of Swords (reversed) – 5 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles: 7 of Cups (reversed)

LaDexter Pelt reading 1

Summary:

LaDexter Pelt was apparently traveling with a younger man named John Dubose. They traveled from Alabama to California. They were believed to be in the general Sacramento area when both men ceased to answer their phone or respond to messages.

Reading

It appears there was a conflict. I don’t know if it was between LaDexter and the person he traveled with, John Dubose. It has a feel that is more sudden and reads more like an encounter that one or both had with someone.

Judgement reversed is a card that suggests that a hasty decision might have been made. There is also an element of self-doubt and a potential lack of situational awareness. It is like LaDexter walked into a situation without a full understanding of what he might be getting into. Another thing to consider with Judgement reversed is the concept of repeating patterns of behavior. It comes up a lot when people keep making some of the same mistakes over and over again, despite knowing there are consequences and that it could end badly for them.

The Hermit can point to someone withdrawing temporarily and/or taking a moment to reflect on themselves or their situation. It could also depict the two men parting ways – willingly or unwillingly.

The Knight of Swords reflects a fast-moving person or situation. The card is equated with impulsiveness and an unwillingness to bend on one’s position in an argument or fight. I pulled the High Priestess in relation to the Knight card, and it is suggesting that there is more to the situation or circumstances that has yet to be revealed. People close to the situation should tune into their gut feelings because this card may also point to hidden or subconscious knowledge that a person has that may answer important questions. There’s a lot more to this than I think may appear on the surface. It runs deeper than it might initially seem.

Justice reversed often comes up in circumstances that are fundamentally unfair or unjust. It comes up when there is at least one person involved who does not want to take responsibility for their actions. Such a person might be inclined to blame others.

The Two of Wands can show a situation where there is more than one path they can take. It could pair with the Hermit in that it can sometimes depict a person who has withdrawn from others to take time to think about things or to decide about something. It’s a card where someone is determining their longer-term goals to figure out what steps are needed to accomplish them.

The Eight of Wands reversed indicates a situation that may have come to a stop. For example, it can come up if a person has planned to take a trip and then needed to cancel or had circumstances that occurred to delay or prevent it from happening. So it is reading as though LaDexter had continued plans, but they were halted – even if only temporarily. If it pertains to a confrontation, it is showing a situation where something happened to put it to an end.

The Knight of Pentacles depicts a person who was or is working toward making steady progress toward a goal. However, the Seven of Cups reversed can indicate a person who makes poor choices or someone who gets in a situation where they now feel trapped. It can represent a reality check. Everything seemed to be moving along fine and then it wasn’t. Something happened.

The Ace of Swords reversed is another card that points to a wrong decision. It can indicate missed opportunities to do something and bad news in the form of delays. Often, the person doesn’t realize they have missed chances to get out of a situation or that they have made a choice that will cause them more harm than good.

The Five of Wands reversed is meant to show the end of a struggle. The problem with this card is that while it can point to favorable solutions, there are some other cards in this reading that make it difficult to determine if it is a positive or negative depiction of events. It’s positioning at the end presents a lot more questions than any of this reading even came close to answering.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of LaDexter Pelt?

Row 1
Knight of Cups (reversed) – 6 of Wands (reversed) – 9 of Wands
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups (r): 3 of Swords

Row 2
The Tower – Strength (reversed) – 2 of Swords

Row 3
Knight of Wands (reversed) – Temperance (reversed) – The Empress
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): Justice (reversed)

LaDexter Pelt reading 2

Reading:

Who did LaDexter and his friend travel to meet? Why were they in that particular area? You’ll see why I’m asking pretty soon. Again, this is merely a tarot reading and so nothing in it should be taken as fact.

The Knight of Cups reversed, combined with the Three of Swords, is depicting a situation where someone got their heart broken. While it does often pertain to romantic love, neither card is limited to that context. The Knight reversed appears to show a person who is dishonest, potentially obsessive, and moody. A concerning aspect of the Three of Swords here is that it can also be a card of disillusionment – when someone sees a truth about another and it’s ugly. So what were the circumstances of this trip and who exactly were they intended to meet?

The Six of Wands reversed shows someone who feels they are not receiving positive attention or recognition. It’s meaning could vary somewhat – depending on how LaDexter knew or knows the person in the Knight reversed position. I have had it come up in readings where an attempt to achieve an objective ultimately failed, and the person who experienced that failure experienced a fall from grace.

The Nine of Wands is conveying that even though a problem or situation was taking a turn for the worse, LaDexter might have sought to persevere anyway. It’s a card of last stands.

The Tower is typically associated with unexpected and drastic change. It can represent a crisis or a complete upheaval in a person’s life. I really cannot underestimate the power of this card because it does not represent a minor change or event.

Strength reversed is showing that the reaction to it was reflective of one rooted in self-doubt and a lack of personal conviction. The card could suggest that LaDexter lost control of a situation, or of what was happening to himself, and did not feel he could overcome it.

The Two of Swords is another card where a person is unwilling or unable to see the truth about something. This could go back to the Three of Swords where someone got their heartbroken and might have been in denial about something they suspected was happening. It can show a person who is having a difficult time making a choice as well – often because there does not seem to be any good options.

It is difficult to say if the Knight of Wands reversed represents a situation or person. If a person, this is someone who may tend to get violent, probably has jealousy issues in general, and tends to behave recklessly. Justice reversed is telling me that the situation – or event – was unfair. Someone was wronged.

Temperance reversed enhances that meaning and also depicts circumstances that lack balance. There are many cards that are showing a hastiness to everything that is happening and point to poor or impulsive decision-making. Someone may have taken something to extremes – alcohol, drugs, violence, etc. It can depict a person losing control either mentally or physically. It can depict situations of inequity, as well as confrontations or outbursts.

The Empress is a card that confounds me when it appears in these specific types of readings because I have no background knowledge or context for it. This could represent a mother-type figure that is either pregnant or has a child. This person is coming up in connection with all of this, but I don’t know how or why. It could also be connected to the situation depicted by the Three of Swords in which there was a sense of someone feeling heartbroken.

Getting to the bottom of who these men were meeting and why might shed more light on their situation – not because I’m suggesting those people are in any way involved, but because if they are not involved it means they might have more information than they realize.

Kenneka Jenkins

Reading for Kenneka Jenkins
Birthday: May 27, 1998
Date of death: 09/09/2017
Date found: 09/10/2017

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel

Question: What or who caused the death of Kenneka Jenkins?

Row One
Judgement (reversed) – Queen of Wands – Three of Stones
Card pulled for Queen: Five of Wands

Row Two
Prince of Cups (reversed) – Eight of Wands (reversed) – Prince of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for Prince of Cups: King of Wands
Card pulled for King of Wands: The Hanged Man
Card pulled for King of Wands: King of Cups
Card pulled for King of Cups: The Lovers

Row Three
Eight of Stones (reversed) – Ace of Cups (reversed) – Five of Cups (reversed)

Kenneka Jenkins card layout – Haindl Tarot

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.

Summary:

On September 8th of 2017, Kenneka Jenkins attended a party with some friends at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Two days later, on the tenth, she was found deceased inside of a large walk-in freezer that was operational. The freezer was not being used to store food or other items at the time. Later review of security camera footage showed Kenneka stumbling down hallways and bumping repeatedly into walls. The camera footage then showed Kenneka entering a kitchen area on the lower level of the hotel around 3 a.m. on the 9th.

Though Kenneka was eventually found in the freezer located in the lower-level kitchen, none of the footage showed her going into it. I do not know if a camera surveilled that area or not. A toxicology report showed that Kenneka had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.112 – considered above the limit for people operating a motor vehicle in the state – and she had traces of a medication called topiramate (also known as Topamax) in her system. She was not prescribed the drug. No one claimed to have any knowledge of her ingesting it before her death.

The circumstances surrounding Kenneka’s death are suspicious to many. A tragic aspect related to Kenneka’s death was the poor response her mother described getting from the hotel when she was informed by one of her daughter’s friends that Kenneka was missing. She reported that the hotel, and law enforcement, did not treat the situation with a sense of urgency. A question that remains is whether Kenneka’s death could have been prevented had her disappearance been taken more seriously. Another prevailing question is how and why Kenneka ultimately ended up in the freezer.

The Reading:

I always try to point out that these are just tarot readings and my interpretations of cards. I have no way to know what happened for certain. Please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven. I know that for most people this goes without saying, but in matters as serious as the ones I describe in these readings, I feel it is especially important to point out.

There is a lot going on here so let’s get started. The first card, representing Kenneka’s starting point in relation to these events, is Judgement reversed. I used the Haindl tarot deck for this reading and so I will also include some of the meaning associated specifically with these cards as it can vary somewhat from the traditional Rider-Waite decks. I will also apply the more traditional meanings as well. The Haindl tarot is deeply appealing to me because it is provocative symbolically and intellectually. The deck is inspired by a range of influences, including Native American beliefs and culture, Runes, I Ching, and the Kabbalah. I find that the deck takes a somewhat deeper dive into the heavier topics that come up in these types of readings. The symbolism in the deck is expansive and adds many layers of understanding to people and circumstances.

The Haindl tarot describes Judgement reversed as representing rebirth and resistance to change. It also denotes the sense of a new life that has not yet been acknowledged. There are a few ways to interpret the card and its meaning, but to me it refers to Kenneka’s passing and presents it as a transition. Judgement reversed also carries meaning related to feelings of self-doubt, a lack of awareness about one’s self, and can indicate a repeating of past mistakes or a failure to learn from the past.

The Queen of Wands card is representative of a person or energy that is mature and typically positive. As a person, the Queen of Wands is perceived as charismatic and willful. Someone matching this description might at times be viewed as self-centered and forceful. The element associated with Wands is fire. The astrological signs linked to the Wands are Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo. When the court cards depict people, it is important to note that they will not necessarily fall under one of the three astrological signs. A particular element comes up in a reading to reflect the energy of a situation or person. The attributes associated with the card matter most. When this card comes up in the Haindl deck, it represents a wild female influence, as well as a dark sense of power and sexual energy.

When I pull a court card, I pull an additional card to provide more insight into how the person or energy of the original court card is involved in the culmination of events. In this case, I pulled the Five of Wands which has a description of “conflict” on the card. An important element of this card is that it can show multiple people appearing or attempting to work together, but differing in terms of their approach, focus, or agenda. The Haindl deck described the Five of Wands as a sign of an overwhelming situation in which the primary person experiencing it must cling tightly to their principles until it is time to change. I am interpreting this as a situation in which Kenneka’s values or principles conflicted with the person represented by the Queen of Wands card.

Now here is where the reading gets more specific and interesting. The third cards is the Three of Stones and contains the label “work”. The card traditionally holds meaning related to shared goals, teamwork, and collaboration. It also may represent a solid or firm position from which a person may grow or progress. The Queen of Wands, Five of Wands, and Three of Stones are interconnected. My first question is whether Kenneka had a job when she died. My background knowledge on this situation is limited and I don’t know what her employment status was. If she was employed, that seems to factor into all of this somehow or points to the identity of the person described by the court card. Perhaps the Queen of Wands is someone she worked with or someone who assisted her in getting a job? Or maybe it is someone that was trying to pull her in another direction – probably work related. The latter is more consistent with the appearance of the Five of Wands. That is a card that can show people at cross-purposes.

The alternate possibility for the positioning of the cards on the first row is that Kenneka and the person depicted as the Queen of Wands were at odds about a job or work. The conflict could have pertained to work the person in the Queen position was doing. If this is true, the conflict stemmed from a disagreement concerning the principles or values associated with the work. Basically, if this scenario is the accurate one, it means Kenneka did not approve and did not want to be involved and this caused problems.

The Prince of Cups reversed is the first card in the second row. The second card is the Eight of Wands reversed. The third is the Prince of Wands reversed. The presence of two court cards resulted in the addition of the King of Wands as a card covering the Prince of Cups reversed and the Eight of Wands reversed. The additional card pulled for this one was the King of Cups (see the image to get a clearer understanding of the positioning). The Lovers was the card directly associated with the King of Cups. Finally, The Hanged Man was the card that was pulled in reference to the Prince of Wands reversed.

I want to point out that there is a great deal of masculine energy dominating the second row of cards. I interpret the heavy presence of court cards as an indication that many people played a role in the events that unfolded. I am not saying that these people directly caused her death; I am saying that these court cards came up in this reading for a reason and so it is important to consider their significance and influence. Sometimes, many people can contribute to a sequence of events in such a way that it has a terrible outcome for someone involved – even if that outcome as not planned or even desired.

The Prince of Cups reversed, within the Haindl deck, is a person or energy that is callous and denotes someone who is attempting to avoid responsibility. A person meeting the reversed description of the Prince of Cups (which corresponds to the Knight of Cups in the Rider-Waite decks) is someone that is moody, hot and cold in terms of emotions, makes empty promises, and is prone to tantrums or emotional outbursts. Princes, or Knights, represent youthful energy that is consistent with that of people in their teens or twenties. The actual person might be older, but I would expect them to have the mentality of someone on the younger side.

The second card in the row is the Eight of Wands reversed. Upright, the Eight of Wands is the card of swiftness, and it suggests that forces within the universe are aligned toward a common goal. However, in this reading the card is reversed and the wands in the image are pointing directly at the King of Wands. The King of Wands, when representing a person, is a natural leader who is both charismatic and forceful. Such a person is usually in a respected type of career. These are bold people who take control of a situation when needed. They have the vision and farsightedness needed to execute plans or strategies.

But the King of Wands is situated between the Prince of Cups reversed and the Eight of Wands reversed which means they were brought into a situation complicated by delays and a general sense of disorganization. The matter is further complicated by the King of Cups card that was pulled in connection with the King of Wands, and then the Lovers card whose influence covers the King of Cups. The Haindl deck attributes feelings of shyness and jealousy to the Eight of Wands reversed. This description suggests that the target of these feelings is the King of Cups influence. The Haindl deck descriptions give deeper meaning to the court cards and depict the person or energy as one that is domineering, loving, powerful, and creative.

The Lovers card refers to the state of a particular relationship. The Rider-Waite meaning is less prominent here, but when incorporated into the reading could point to a situation where someone needed to make a choice. Intuitively, I am getting the impression that there was possibly a love triangle (love rectangle?) situation involving multiple people. Since they all came up in response to my question about her death, it is likely that most – if not all – were present at the hotel. I am not sure how much awareness Kenneka had about all of this, from a relationship or romantic perspective, but there was something going on between the males (and perhaps other females beside Kenneka as well) present when these events occurred. The implication is that she was admired by more than one person and that this was causing conflict or strife.

The Prince of Wands reversed comes up is yet another masculine type of energy. The Haindl meaning depicts conflict and problems that have emerged that bring out another side to the person or influence in question. The card I pulled in relation to it was the Hanged Man – a major arcana card that can point to a sacrifice that is made, a sense of uncertainty, and a time of waiting. An interesting element of this card, when pulled from the Haindl deck, is that the Ravens shown in the image are meant to signify death and the presentation of information from the “other world”.

The third and final row consists of the Eight of Stones reversed, the Ace of Cups reversed, and the Five of Cups reversed. The Eight of Stones is a card represents a lack of moderation and quality. It is also a card that comes up when a person is unmotivated or is behaving in a way that is lazy or careless. The Ace of Cups reversed, when pulled from the Haindl deck, represents the notion of questioning the value of life and experiencing blockages that stem largely from difficulties with communicating. In Rider-Waite decks, the meaning is representative of emotional loss and a sense of gloominess or emptiness. Kenneka may have gone to the party feeling upbeat and happy, but those feelings changed at some point. Something happened to change her mood and it was significant enough that other people would have noticed the shift.

The reading ends with the Five of Cups reversed. This card communicates the need to look back at the past in a realistic manner. It can signify emerging from a time of disappointment and difficulty. It feels like a message directed at Kenneka’s loved ones and it circles back to the initial Judgement reversed card that represented “a new life”. My interpretation of the message is that despite the lack of clarity surrounding these events, there is a need to accept what has happened from the perspective of knowing it cannot be changed. The connection Kenneka’s loved ones had to her in this life extends well beyond that. It was not severed through her death. It persists and remains strong – even when answers about all that happened remain elusive and seemingly out of reach.

So what does the reading tell us about the nature of Kenneka’s death? It shows that there were many influencing factors and multiple people that played a role. The cards are not outright depicting a malicious circumstance, nor are they disputing one. Mainly, they appear to emphasize the influence of specific people and suggest that closer attention is paid to them – and their relationship with, or connection to, Kenneka. These people have pieces to this puzzle that would change the way a lot of people perceive what happened to Kenneka. These people collectively understand what happened here and the lack of sharing that information is linked to feelings of responsibility and accountability.

As I said before, sometimes seemingly small actions, on the part of many people, can have dramatic and negative consequences. The most definitive piece of information communicated in this reading is that many people influenced the direction Kenneka’s life took between the 8th and 9th of September. They are aware of their influence, and they have answers that many others don’t. Aspects of this reading are likely to resonate with people who knew Kenneka well because they will probably be able to identify who some of the court cards represent. Another obstacle that prevents true understanding of what happened is that many people have their own “truths” or beliefs – sometimes based on fact and other times based on denial or an unwillingness to fully acknowledge the part they played.

As a concluding reminder, nothing I write are intended to be taken as facts. I encourage people to draw conclusions based on evidence over these types of readings.