Location: Glendale, Arizona
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.
Alicia Navarro was 14-years-old when she disappeared on September 15th, 2019. She reportedly left a handwritten note that read “I ran away. I will be back, I swear. I’m sorry.”
Question: Who or what caused Alicia Navarro’s disappearance?
The World – Ace of Cups – 10 of Wands
King of Wands (reversed) – Strength (reversed) – 5 of Wands
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): The Emperor
10 of Cups (reversed) – 6 of Cups (reversed) – High Priestess (reversed)
The first reading begins with The World which shows a situation that has come full circle. Sometimes – though this is not always the case – I have had this card appear in readings where a person was murdered. It is a card showing something that has come full circle, or the completion of a cycle, so it can have different meanings that depend on the situation.
The person involved in Alicia’s disappearance – and though there may be more than one, this reading is only focusing on one in particular – presented a type of new beginning or situation to Alicia. It is a card that can be associated with the beginnings of a romance or can represent socializing with one or more new people in general. At times it represents pregnancy, but not always.
The Ten of Wands is showing that the person involved felt overloaded with stress and felt they were being taken for granted. I don’t mean that they felt this way in relation to Alicia; I am saying that they were not in a good mindset at the time of her disappearance. They might have been under more pressure than usual.
The King of Wands reversed usually represents an adult male. In its upright position, the King of Wands has many positive qualities. However, the reversed position emphasizes many negative characteristics. Such a person is likely to have a volatile temper, make promises they have no intention of keeping, and behave forcefully or aggressively. The Emperor reversed shows that this person abused – and perhaps still abuses – their authority. The Emperor can represent a father-type figure. I’m not saying the person is Alicia’s dad. I’m saying that this person could be a father to one or more children. If so, this is a person who is neglectful or lacking in parenting skills. From a personality standpoint, this is a person with a rigid and controlling demeanor. A control freak who likes to dominate people and situations, basically.
Strength reversed is suggesting to me that this person takes advantage of people he sees as vulnerable or weak. I am definitely getting a predatory vibe in that it seems like this person identifies individuals who might be lacking in confidence, or who might have a lot of inner self-doubt, and plays upon those insecurities.
The Five of Wands may refer to things that were happening in this person’s life at the time. They might have felt pulled in myriad directions. If it relates to Alicia in any way, it points to this person having a different agenda than the one they present publicly or to the people they interact with, like Alicia.
The Ten of Cups reversed is suggesting that the person involved had, and might still have, a bad home life. They may have experienced a dysfunctional or broken home while growing up, or they might have been connected to one at the time Alicia disappeared.
The Six of Cups reversed can point to abuse or issues in a person’s childhood. In some cases, it points to people working toward resolving these issues. In others, it can suggest a person behaves the way they do as an adult because of them.
The High Priestess reversed is telling me that this person was a hidden danger or enemy. Alicia would not have initially known – or even suspected – what this individual was really doing. It’s also a card that can point to a betrayal and so I could see a scenario where Alicia met this person (in the real world or online) and took them at face value, but were being deceived. If Alicia had any intuitions or feelings about this person, she ignored or dismissed them – perhaps because she didn’t have experience with predatory types of people or because she simply accepted people as they presented themselves.
Question: What circumstances caused Alicia Navarro’s disappearance?
Strength (reversed) – The Devil – 2 of Cups
9 of Swords (reversed) – Knight of Cups (reversed) – The Fool (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups (r): 2 of Swords (reversed)
The World – The Magician (reversed) – 4 of Swords (reversed)
This reading is giving me a better idea of how some of this all played out. Strength reversed is showing Alicia as being in a mindset where she was experiencing self-doubt and a lack of certainty about her ability to handle various responsibilities or expectations. I want to point out that she was only 14 when she disappeared and so these feelings are completely normal for teens of that age – especially females.
But these vulnerabilities are important to note because they are what some people seek out and prey upon. The next card in the reading, the Devil, is confirming that there is some real darkness surrounding this situation. The person involved in this has more than their fair share of inner demons that compel them to behave in a particular manner. This reading is absolutely reinforcing the feeling I got from the first one, which was that there is a predatory component to this situation.
The Two of Cups makes me wonder if this person presented themselves as someone else and initiated a kind of romantic interest type of situation. I keep thinking of the word “catfished”. I could be wrong, but I think this is an older person that presented themselves as younger. The reading eventually introduces the Magician reversed and that tells me that this person conned or tricked Alicia. They were not the person they said they were.
The Nine of Swords reversed signifies a feeling that things are going to get better and that there is help available. Maybe this individual posed as a friend, or romantic interest, that gave Alicia support and guidance. The problem with the Swords is that they can sometimes signify what goes on in people’s mind more than what happens in reality. So she might have felt like this person wanted to genuinely help her in positive ways, even though the reality is that they would do the opposite.
The Knight of Cups reversed, in connection with the Two of Swords reversed, is essentially saying to me that the mask this person wore (so to speak) was removed. Their truth and their lies were exposed – either because they showed Alicia who they really were, or she found out another way. So the person probably tried to come across as having the characteristics associated with the Knight of Cups in its upright position – romantic, helpful, sensitive, kind, etc. However, the Two of Swords reversed is saying they were revealed as having characteristics more aligned with this card in the reversed position: obsessive, moody, and prone to lying.
The Fool reversed shows that Alicia took this person literally and at their word. She might have known deep down that something was amiss with the situation, but she took a leap of faith and trusted them. She took risks that she probably wouldn’t ordinarily have taken. She acted in a way that is generally uncharacteristic for her.
The World shows a situation coming full circle. I got this card in both readings. I hope it does not mean she was murdered. I would really like for this situation to have a happy ending somehow. It depicts something that has come full circle or reached a stage of completion, but it is not always clear in terms of whether it is showing a person or a situation as coming to an end.
The Magician reversed is someone who uses their knowledge, skills, resources, and abilities to deceive and trick people. It can represent a con artist. It can depict someone with narcissistic tendencies. Whoever is involved in all this is not a stupid person. They are cunning and effective at manipulating situations or people. But they are also prone to being overly confident and this could result in them being found out.
The Four of Swords reversed denotes a period of calm and recovery. There is a possibility that the person involved isolated themselves somewhat after Alicia disappeared. However, this card suggests they may have re-emerged in a public sense and that they might feel as though they are safe because no one has caught them yet. Sometimes this card can point to a breakdown in mental health also, but an unwillingness to accept help or treatment for it.
Two cards that make me think this person will be identified include the World and the Two of Swords reversed. The World shows something coming full circle and so it suggests that the answers about what happened will come if people diligently seek them out. The Two of Swords reversed is a card where a person is exposed for who they really are, and this could speak to this whole situation generally in that this person could very well get caught.
So there are two scenarios that might describe how Alicia came in contact with this person. The first is in the real world. This person would have come across as someone who wanted to guide or help her, most likely. I do not see any of this as a complete stranger abduction type of situation. I think she was manipulated in such a way that she felt she was acting of her own free will – until it became apparent to her that everything was not as it seemed.
The second scenario is that she met this person in the online environment. The latter seems the most likely because the reading conveys a strong amount of deception and trickery – things that are easier to pull off online. However, I can’t rule out the possibility that she knew or met this person in some aspect of her day-to-day life. All of that said, there could be an electronic trail leading back to this person. I’m sure there’s already been an effort to find that. Keep in mind, this is not someone who fails to plan. He might be someone who encourages/encouraged people to use apps that do not provide a record of conversations the way traditional text or instant messaging ones do.
Could she be alive? It’s possible. I really don’t know. But I’m worried that the person involved is not a one and done type. This person might have already done this before, may have done it again since, or may do it again in the future.