Heather Elvis

Disappearance: December 18, 2013

Location: Carolina Forest, South Carolina

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Heather Elvis was 20 years old when she disappeared from Carolina Forest in South Caroline. It appears that two people have been convicted of crimes connected to her disappearance, though it seems they claim they are innocent. Heather is still missing.

Question: What circumstances caused Heather’s disappearance?

Row 1
Queen of Swords (r) – 9 of Pentacles (r) – Judgement
Card pulled for Queen of Swords (r): King of Swords
Card pulled for King of Swords: 3 of Pentacles

Row 2
4 of Pentacles (r) – 3 of Wands (r) – 4 of Wands (r)

Row 3
The World (r) – Page of Pentacles (r) – Ace of Swords

Card pulled for Page of Pentacles (r): The Tower


The Queen of Swords reversed, paired with the King of Swords, is suggesting that Heather was dealing with two people. The person with the adult female energy would have been someone who could be spiteful and mean with their words. This person can behave maliciously and is sometimes overly dependent on others. The King of Swords may represent someone with masculine and adult energy who tends to overthink things. This person may have – or may still – come across as cold and unemotional. The Three of Pentacles indicate these two people were either literally working together or they were working together toward a specific goal.

The Nine of Pentacles reversed shows a situation where one person may have been financially dependent on another. There is a feminine component to this card, and it can sometimes point to fertility or reproductive issues. The Queen of Swords reversed can as well.

Judgement could position Heather as looking at her life and feeling compelled to make changes for the better. There’s a sense of strong self-assessment concerning one’s past and present behavior or choices.

The Four of Pentacles reversed might indicate that Heather was trying to rid herself of people or things in her life that were not really serving her or acting as a positive influence.

The Three of Wands reversed makes it seem like Heather was not finding it as easy to move on with her life, or unburden herself, as she had originally expected or hoped. She was met with unexpected obstacles and delays, which was probably frustrating to her.

The Four of Wands reversed – the card directly blocking her progress – is one that can represent unhappy families or conflict within a home environment. I don’t know if this pertained to her own home environment or if it goes back to the two people the reading opened with. Those two people have a really strong presence and energy over this entire reading – to the extent that it almost overshadows anything I’m getting about Heather individually.

The World reversed shows that Heather was still in the process of trying to rid herself of people or problems when she disappeared. She had not yet been successful at it. I get the sense from this and other cards that she was likely feeling a lot of frustration about her situation (and the lack of progress).

The Page of Pentacles reversed typically represents some kind of bad news or a negative influence. Often it is related to a person’s past and current choices. For example, if Heather felt that she wasn’t making the progress she should in her goals to get a person – or people – out of her life then there’s the possibility she hadn’t completely cut the cord, so to speak.  And the Tower shows that situation as leading her into a disaster that was outside of her control and influence. Something very bad and significant happened at this point.

The Ace of Swords is a card about ideas, clarity, and truth. The details surrounding this situation have already become clearer.

Question: Who or what caused Heather’s disappearance?

Row 1
3 of Pentacles (r) – 2 of Swords (r) – 9 of Wands

Row 2
7 of Swords – Justice – King of Cups
Card pulled for King of Cups: 5 of Cups (r)

Row 3
The World – High Priestess (r) – 3 of Swords


This reading shifts our perspective to the person or people involved. The Three of Pentacles reversed suggests that there was more than one person involved and that there was a lack of alignment in terms of these people’s goals. There was a lot of conflict, and the people involved were not on the same page.

The Two of Swords reversed suggest that either we already know who is responsible for this or we will know. Neither reading gives a sense of a lot being hidden in this regard. I think there are some lesser-known motives and happenings associated with all of this, but the people involved are not a secret. Many of their lies have been exposed already.

The person or people involved are still fighting this situation. I don’t really know what that means, but there is a sense of there being this ongoing battle.

The Seven of Swords shows the person or people as being deceitful and engaging in risky behavior. They believe – or believed – they would get away with what they did.

But Justice is saying they got – or will get – what they have coming to them in a legal and ethical sense.

The King of Cups, paired with the Five of Cups reversed, suggest that the person with the adult masculine energy is doing a better job of moving on from the situation and accepting it – from an emotional standpoint – than the other individual. Their energy comes across very differently here than it did previously, which could indicate the other person’s influence on them (or the combined influence of energies on the relationship/partnership) was negative.

The World shows the situation as having come full circle. High Priestess reversed is another card suggesting possible fertility issues. I don’t know why this theme keeps coming up, but it is prominent when considering both of the readings. It also points to some remaining mysterious elements with regard to agendas, motives, etc.

The Three of Swords shows this situation as ending in heartbreak for one or more people involved. It did not end as hoped and at least one of the people involved feels as though they have been betrayed by the other to some degree.

Oracle Card Readings

Question: What do we need to know about Heather’s disappearance?

The Witch – Sewer Mermaid

The Witch is a card about magic and change – bringing about change through ritual or magic. An interesting thing to note, that could mean nothing at all, is the Page of Pentacles reversed is sometimes a card indicating dark magic as having some involvement. The Sewer Mermaid indicates that there was someone involved with a poor body image – whose deep insecurities were a major contributor to the situation/events.

Question: What do we need to know about the person or people directly involved?

Nightsong – Shallow Grave

The Nightsong either recommends that someone pursue a new path to reach their goals, or it warns of someone continuing on the same path. Shallow Grave indicates that one or more of the people that caused Heather’s disappearance are finding it difficult to move on. They are really stuck in the past and probably talk about it a lot – portraying it in a false and idealized fashion.

Question: Why is Heather missing?

Winter – Violet Dutchess

Winter is a card about moving on from something that isn’t good for you or no longer serves you. She disappeared because she was trying to get away from something or someone. On the flip side, it can also point to someone else making her disappear as a means of releasing what they felt was a burden on them. Violet Dutchess can come up when someone feels that they have been wronged, or that something that has happened is unjust. Sometimes it points to breaking real, or spiritual, law to bring about change. The circumstances of a situation dictate if this is good or bad.

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Randy Davis

Disappearance: 1/21/2016
Location: Aynor, SC

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Randy Davis disappeared on January 21st of 2016. In May of 2017, he was found deceased in a heavily wooded area near Horse Pen Bay Road.

Question: Who or what caused Randy’s death?

Row 1
Hierophant (reversed) – Magician (reversed) – King of Wands
Card pulled for the King of Wands: The Sun (reversed)

Row 2
7 of Pentacles (reversed) – Devil (reversed) – 9 of Pentacles

Row 3
Judgement – The Emperor (reversed) – Hanged Man (reversed)


There is more than one person involved in this and they are all consistent with adult male energy. The Hierophant reversed is showing that the people involved are non-conformists. With the Magician reversed being the second card, I am going to say it is coming across as though these people are involved in some type of trade or industry that goes against the norm. The first thing that comes to mind is drugs, but there are multiple possibilities. The Magician reversed tells me that Randy might have been tricked into going somewhere and/or meeting someone. The Magician reversed is usually a resourceful person who is using their skills and knowledge in negative or harmful way. It also depicts someone who is being deceitful and who basically cons people.

The primary person involved, in terms of who executed whatever happened here is the person in the King of Wands position. It’s upright so this is someone that would probably come across as charismatic or likeable to those they want to make a good impression on. It’s also someone who might lose their temper easily and come across as passionate about things that interest or matter to them. They are also action-oriented so this isn’t someone that says they will do things and doesn’t; they do what they say or threaten they will do. I pulled the Sun reversed in connection with this person, and because I know that Randy was found deceased, I know this card represents his death. It’s telling me that this person did the actual killing. If someone is saying this wasn’t a murder, they are wrong.

There are monetary or financial motives behind all this. The Seven of Pentacles reversed is a card that can point to bad business or financial decisions, as well as delays. It pertains to one or more people involved in Randy’s death because I asked the cards a who or what question. It’s possible he owed someone money and if he did, this would probably not have been a recent debt. It feels like it might have been something already in existence that was kind of hanging over Randy’s head. So if someone who knows him is aware of a specific person, or group of people, that might have felt he owed them then those people are worth looking into.

The Devil reversed is definitely making me feel like this all pertains to drugs or some type of business that is harmful. I think there is at least one person involved in all this who is not who they seem. They hide this really dark side of themselves. Whatever you see on the surface with this person – however bad that might be, this person is actually worse than that.

The Nine of Pentacles is another card that points to a material or financial motive behind all of this. It’s telling me that the person or people involved operate some kind of business. I keep thinking drugs, but it could include any number of illegal activities. It could perhaps involve multiple illegal activities because I am getting the impression from these cards that whatever is going on here is well established. It would be difficult to bring these people down. They have a lot of influence and power – even if they are known as criminals.

Judgement is telling me that even though these people have power, they are fallible. They will answer for this, but I can’t guarantee it will be in a traditional way.

The Emperor reversed is one of the cards that shows me there is at least one person involved in this who has a lot of authority and power. The Emperor is usually a father-type figure and so they are likely someone older. They are controlling, rigid, and tyrannical – that’s the gist of how this person is and how they operate. This is probably the person who set all this in motion, and it’s the person that is probably keeping people from saying too much. This could potentially be someone with law enforcement connections. I am not saying they are law enforcement, or that the connections are immediately local, but there is some kind of influence and/or protection here – for lack of a better word. Some degree of protection against being held criminally responsible.

The Hanged Man reversed is telling me not to expect all of the answers to come quickly or easily with this one. The Emperor reversed is the main reason why this is true. Another thing to consider, and I want to be really clear about this, I would be very careful about trying to get to the bottom of this by going out there and riling these people up. I am always in favor of justice, and believe people should pay for their crimes, but this whole thing feels dangerous.

Question: What circumstances caused Randy’s death?

Row 1
8 of Swords (reversed) – 9 of Cups (reversed) – 3 of Wands (reversed)

Row 2
9 of Wands – 10 of Swords – Knight of Swords
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: King of Cups
Card pulled for the King of Cups: Queen of Cups
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: Six of Wands

Row 3
7 of Wands – Temperance (reversed) – Empress (reversed)


I wanted to delve a little more into the circumstances surrounding Randy’s death. The Eight of Swords reversed is suggesting to me that Randy was trying to get away from something – or someone. Meaning, he either tried to cut ties with them or he took that kind of action and it triggered them. But I see him as trying to become free of them prior to his death.

But the Nine of Cups reversed tells me that his desire for, or attempt to get freedom, caused major issues for him. This is a card associated with deep unhappiness, misery, nightmares, etc. However, it’s a card that also shows someone as wanting to make positive changes after walking a hard road. But there were obstacles.

The Three of Wands reversed is relaying a sense of unhappiness with Randy’s decisions. I think he was experiencing depression and he was trying to get away from his past – and certain people in it. I don’t mean he was trying to run from them by physically disappearing. I just mean that it looks like there was an attempt to – or a hope of – breaking ties.

The Nine of Wands shows me that Randy was really worn down by the circumstances of his life. He was trying to push forward though and get to his objective – which I think was to straighten out aspects of his life. He had an intention there and it was keeping him moving toward his ultimate goal.

The Ten of Swords is about as bad as it can get so these attempts to make changes resulted in his total ruin. I think that whatever he was doing to cut ties, or get away, was being read the wrong way too. I can’t quite pinpoint what that means. It’s like he was looked upon with suspicion when he probably only wanted to go his own way and be done with certain people. That is not how they saw it though and I think they felt he owed them – money, loyalty, something.

The reading is showing me three people. One is probably a younger adult male, or someone who acts like one, and the other two are possibly a couple: King of Cups and Queen of Cups. These people feel that whatever they did was successful – that they accomplished what they intended and that they did it in a way that would keep them from being held accountable. But Judgement is an accountability card, so they are incorrect about that. I don’t see them going through the legal system and so whatever happens with regard to that might be something else entirely.

But it’s important to keep in mind there are multiple people involved in all of this.

The Seven of Wands is where I see Randy as having been accused of doing something he didn’t do. He tried to defend himself. He tried to set the record straight. But no one was having it.

Temperance reversed is telling me a couple of interesting things. The first is that the conflict and problems he was having with at least one – probably more – of these people were probably known to other people. What I mean is, it wasn’t a huge secret that no one knew about. There’s definitely probably talk in the background amongst some of the people who knew him about what really happened here. Second, I could be reading this completely wrong here, but I think he was killed in such a way that it could have been written off as an accident. I don’t know. That’s coming from me and not the cards, so I could very well be wrong there. I just feel that his death was not done in a way that made it clearcut in terms of what it really was.

The Empress reversed could go many ways here. On one hand, it could suggest that Randy knew or lived with one of the people connected to all this. It’s a card that can mean there is trouble stemming from, or connected to, a person’s home life. On the other, it could point to there being a problematic female involved in all this – who might inadvertently give some information away about what happened. Maybe she’s putting misinformation out there also and trying to point people’s attention elsewhere. I’m not entirely sure. The meaning behind this card might make more sense to someone who knew Randy.

So in summary, I think he was murdered. I think it was over something like drugs or money. I think there are some nasty people involved. And I would be really careful about poking around to try to find answers. My advice is to be careful with that.


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