Heather Elvis

Disappearance: December 18, 2013

Location: Carolina Forest, South Carolina

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims or facts with regard to any person or situation. I only present the possible meanings associated with the cards, as well as intuitions and impressions that I get during the reading. All readings are suppositional and should be treated as such.

Summary:

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

Reading

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

Reading:

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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Henry Fields

Disappearance: July 17, 2022
Location: Detroit, MI

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims or facts with regard to any person or situation. I only present the possible meanings associated with the cards, as well as intuitions and impressions that I get during the reading. All readings are suppositional and should be treated as such.

Question: What circumstances caused Henry’s disappearance?

Row 1
7 of Wands (r) – Chariot – Hanged Man

Row 2
9 of Cups – Wheel (r) – Queen of Pentacles
Card pulled for Queen of Pentacles: Page of Pentacles
Card pulled for Page of Pentacles: Knight of Wands (r)
Card pulled for Knight of Wands (r): 7 of Pentacles

Row 3
Ace of Pentacles – Ace of Wands – 7 of Cups (r)

Reading

The first row of cards appears to show Henry as being in a position or situation where he felt completely overwhelmed and exhausted. The Chariot is showing him as having an underlying desire to overcome his problems, or the obstacles preventing him from reaching his goals, but its positioning between the Seven of Wands reversed and the Hanged Man suggest that there were some difficulties beyond his control.

The Hanged Man represents a feeling of being trapped and the need to let go of problems or circumstances that have held a person back. The problem with this card is that it points to self-limiting thoughts or behaviors that prevent a person from moving on. Henry might have felt that aspects of his life were in limbo, and he may have felt uncertain about what to do in the immediate future.

The second row shows that Henry had a change in luck that was caused by outside forces. The Nine of Cups shows him as having transitioned, at some point, from a place that was positive and hopeful to one that became very difficult. The inspiration for this change is the person represented by the Queen of Pentacles card. The energy surrounding this person is female and adult. The Page of Pentacles is either a child associated with the Queen, or it was a message that Henry received from this person. When I say message, I mean that it could represent a communication or relaying of information between them that took place. If the Page represents some type of news or message, then it would have likely come across as positive and pertained to financial, career, or material matters. It can also refer to learning opportunities.

The news might have also been about the Knight of Wands reversed. This can represent a younger and masculine energy. The person represented by this card would be someone who can be arrogant, overly confident, and prone to losing their temper easily. The Seven of Pentacles reversed, pulled in connection with the Knight, shows someone who makes poor choices – particularly ones relating to money or material matters – and someone who comes across as unwilling to put in the effort needed to succeed.

The two Aces, referred to in the third row of the reading, refer to new beginnings. The Ace of Pentacles may point to a job offer, a desire for a career change, or some type of financial opportunity that was presented. The Ace of Wands is also a new beginnings card that indicates that something new or exciting was impending – such as the birth of a child, plans to travel, or something else of significance.

The Seven of Cups reversed could indicate that Henry felt overwhelmed by all of these changes and was not sure of the best way to proceed.

Question: Who or what caused Henry’s disappearance?

Row 1
2 of Pentacles (r) – The Star (r) – Death

Row 2
10 of Swords (r) – 8 of Swords (r) – 10 of Pentacles (r)

Row 3
3 of Cups (r) – Knight of Swords – 10 of Wands
Card pulled for Knight of Swords: 10 of Cups

Reading:

There is an abundance of 10s in this reading, which signifies that events surrounding this person and situation have come full circle. Since I don’t know if Henry disappeared on his own, or if someone else caused his disappearance directly, then I have to look at the reading from at least two perspectives: one in which Henry’s actions caused his own disappearance – either intentionally or unintentionally – and one where one or more third parties is involved.

The first row points to financial problems and the person feeling a sense of hopelessness about their situation. The person knew they needed to make changes in their life, but they were resisting or avoiding making them.

The second row makes me think this person has felt trapped by something that happened in their past. They are or were trying to learn important lessons from past experiences, but there was something holding them back. The Ten of Pentacles reversed could point to fighting that was going on between this person and one or more people around them (probably family – through blood or marriage). There seems to be a lot of conflict surrounding money.

This person may have had some kind of situation going on that involved a romantic partner or one or more close friends. The Three of Cups can suggest there was possibly a break-up, infidelity, or a situation that left this person feeling as though they were on their own. The Knight of Swords could represent someone involved in the conflict that tends to stir things up with their words and their unwillingness to just sit back and watch events unfold. I can also suggest there is imminent change on the horizon.

Now an interesting thing about the Knight of Swords is that it is paired with the Ten of Cups. Maybe this person had a good home life, or what felt like a good relationship, that changed dramatically. The Ten of Wands shows the person this reading refers to as feeling overburdened by everything that happened. There is just this sense, with whoever this refers to, that they were (or are) under a lot of stress and everything feels like a struggle right now.

Oracle Readings

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

The Veil – Strange Valentine

The Veil refers to the boundary separated those that are living and those that have died. It indicates that information can be, or is being, communicated through these channels. If a person close to this situation feels that they are receiving these kinds of messages, it is worthwhile to listen to them as someone is probably trying to communicate.

Strange Valentine indicates that around the time of his disappearance, someone may have entered Henry’s life. This person is someone who is very different from Henry in many distinct ways.

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

Midnight – Fairy of the Highlands

Midnight is another card that can indicate there are messages coming from beyond, so to speak. However, it also points to the fact that people have both darkness and light in them.

Fairy of the Highlands shows that whoever was directly involved has felt it is time to speak or act upon their truth. They may have felt people were taking advantage of them or oppressing them in some manner.

Question: What is Henry’s current status?

Nightsong

The card can be a positive or negative type of omen, depending on the circumstances surrounding it. In a positive light, it tells a person they need to claim their full potential. In a negative light, it warns against continuing to go down a particular path.


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Paul Sanders

Disappearance: 08/12/2001
Location: Mesa, Arizona

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims or facts with regard to any person or situation. I only present the possible meanings associated with the cards, as well as intuitions and impressions that I get during the reading. All readings are suppositional and should be treated as such.

Summary:

Paul Sanders disappeared on August 12th of 2001, at the age of 17, in Mesa, Arizona. He was reportedly living with his father at the time of his disappearance. He is still missing and no one appears to have reported seeing him since the date he vanished.

Question: Who or what caused Paul’s disappearance?

Row 1
2 of Pentacles (r) – 5 of Wands (r) – 3 of Cups

Row 2
King of Cups (r) – 7 of Swords – 7 of Wands
Card pulled for King of Cups (r): 9 of Cups (r)

Row 3
9 of Wands – 8 of Pentacles (r) – 6 of Swords

Reading:

As always, it is important to consider this reading from two different perspectives. The first is that a person caused their own disappearance. The second is that others were involved. There are strong suggestions in this reading, and the next one (I did the one that follows this reading first), that there were at least two other people. Either they were directly involved, or they have specific knowledge about what happened, if the scenario in which Paul caused his own disappearance is true.

The person or people involved were experiencing financial problems. It is as though they were overextended somehow – probably financially – and couldn’t get a handle on it all. It feels as though this person also felt that they had something to lose – like they may have viewed Paul as a threat to them (if Paul did not cause his own disappearance) or an opportunity.

The Five of Wands reversed shows this person – or these people – as wanting to put an end to the conflict or struggle. I have mentioned in other readings that this card can indicate a peaceful conclusion or a violent one. There can also be a sense of competition associated with this card as well.

The Three of Cups could suggest there was some kind of reunion between Paul and one or more other people. It is a card that depicts a happy type of situation on its face, but I can tell you that there is a lot of dishonesty surrounding all of this. I don’t think anyone can or should take events, situations, or people at face value here. Things are not as they may have seemed at the time.

The King of Cups reversed comes across as a person with energy that is consistent with someone who is older and male. That doesn’t mean the person is male, but they are coming across that way to me. The Nine of Cups reversed is a disturbing card to see paired with the King of Cups in its reversed positioning. The card likely points to someone who caused (and perhaps still causes) a lot of destruction and unhappiness. It could also be someone who has had addiction problems (may still have).

The person involved – or the main one at least – is a really dishonest person. The Seven of Swords shows them as deceitful and cunning. This is a person who does some very bad things and were/are used to getting away with a lot of them. Whatever involvement they have in Paul’s disappearance, this person believes they have been clever and resourceful enough to get away with it. This is also a card that can indicate a theft took place.

The Seven of Wands shows this person as having felt cornered or defensive about something involving Paul. I have to say that none of this feels like a situation where Paul orchestrated his own disappearance, or death if that is the case here, himself. Obviously, I could be wrong about that. However, if even half of the cards are accurate then there is one or more other people involved in this entire situation.

What I don’t know – and can’t see very clearly – is whether other people were aware that this person, or people, had a problem with Paul. I also feel there were aspects of this that were not made obvious. Perhaps the passage of time has changed that, and more is known about this aspect to other people that knew Paul.

The last row, which usually gives me insight into what motivated or motivates a person, shows me someone who had some kind of chip on their shoulder. At the time of Paul’s disappearance, this person would likely have been someone with a bad reputation and someone viewed as a failure in many regards. If Paul was not responsible for his own disappearance, then I would say there are enough cards to conclude that someone had a real issue with him. I’m not convinced that they immediately made that known to Paul though. If this scenario is the case, they were extremely deceptive.

Question: What circumstances caused Paul’s disappearance?

Row 1
2 of Wands (r) – 4 of Swords – 2 of Swords (r)

Row 2
7 of Wands (r) – 10 of Cups (r) – 6 of Cups (r)

Row 3
Justice – 5 of Pentacles – King of Cups (r)
Card pulled for King of Cups (r): King of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for King of Pentacles (r): The Moon

Reading

The Two of Wands reversed suggests that Paul was at some kind of crossroads in his life. He could probably see change coming down the line and he may have had some concerns or fears about it. A lot of this was likely fear of the unknown and worries about impending changes.

The Four of Swords usually shows a situation where a person feels overwhelmed emotionally or mentally. If true, Paul may have felt that he needed some time to think and possibly some time away from the challenges in his life so that he could think and regroup.

The Two of Swords reversed continues to suggest that there was a lot going on in Paul’s mind with regard to him having anxiety, fears, and concerns about various aspects of his life. Many of these appear – based on some of the other cards – to pertain to people or family that were known to him. It can also show him as beginning to see some people and/or situations with increased clarity. He may have previously wanted to deny certain truths, or look away from them, but this card suggests he was at a point where he wanted to begin to face them.

The next row of cards is what makes it seem as though the issues weighing heavily on Paul’s mind were relating to family or people close to him in his life. The Seven of Wands reversed shows him feeling as though he lost a sense of power or control over his life. He had a strong sense of responsibility when it came to other people – like he didn’t want to turn to them for help because he was supposed to be the one helping (in his mind). The Ten of Cups reversed suggests disputes or conflict with a person, or people, known to him. It is a card that can point to broken homes or a lack of stability in terms of having a home. The Six of Cups reversed can point to someone who is thinking too much about the past – such as things that may have happened in their childhood or issues that they might have had in the past with people close to them.

The Ten of Cups reversed, combined with the Six of Cups reversed, make me think that there was some kind of abuse situation in his past. The implication is that his circumstances were motivated by these matters. They were on his mind and there may have been a good reason for it. I don’t know if this simply put him in an unusually vulnerable state of mind or if these are directly related to all of this.

The third row consists of Justice and the Five of Pentacles. The first possibility regarding this is that Paul may have had some kind of legal issue hanging over his head. The second is that he was seeking to put something right or get some kind of closure on an issue – in a way that would fall in his favor. In the upright position, it tells me

The Five of Pentacles makes me think he had recently gone through – or was in the midst of experiencing – something significant in his life. To give an example, people that get this card might be impoverished or severely lacking in resources. The unfortunate aspect of this card is that it has much more to do with perspective than reality. It depicts a person who feels as though they have been left out in the cold and have no one to help them; however, this is not always the truth of the situation with this card. Often other people want to help but the person is unable or unwilling to see or accept it. Again, I get this sense that Paul was someone who wanted to take care of other people and not be the person in need of being taken care of. Hard to explain beyond that.

The King of Cups reversed could represent an adult with masculine energy that can react to situations based on emotion. It is someone that may have appeared, or reappeared, in Paul’s life under the guise of offering friendship or help of some kind. There appears to be another person, with similar masculine and adult energy that is linked to this individual. The person connected to them is represented by the King of Pentacles reversed. This usually points to someone who has money issues and is unstable. Sometimes it represents a person that has money but is obsessed with material matters and status. More often than not, it is someone who is very bad with money and material issues though.

The Moon tells me that whatever person, people, or issue that Paul was dealing with was surrounding by lies and deception. A situation and/or person (maybe people) appeared to be something they weren’t. I think that someone may have also been playing on Paul’s vulnerabilities and insecurities too. If the readings are generally accurate, that is.

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

I pulled the Winter card from the Halloween Oracle deck, as well as the Sea Storm from the Oracle of Shadows and Light. Winter is a card that represents the end of something. It can represent a metaphorical or literal kind of death. The Sea Storm card tells me that whatever drama or problems he faced in his life at the time of his disappearance, he has moved on from them. I’m not saying he’s alive or deceased. I have no way to know that. However, if he is deceased then he is in a better place or situation than he was at the time all this happened.

Question: What do we need to know about the person/people involved in Paul’s disappearance?

I pulled the Skeleton from the Halloween Oracle deck and the Angel of Time from the other one. The person – the primary one at least – comes across in a way that makes them seems stronger than they really are. The person has underlying vulnerabilities, such as their tendency to hold grudges and their refusal to move on from people or matters that make them upset. The Angel of Time is a card that either points to someone who is burned out or overworked, or someone who is experiencing health problems (mental, physical, or a combination).

This person would be known for, and potentially identifiable by, the above qualities and characteristics.


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Aaron Scott Johnson

Disappearance: 10/11/2020 (or 10/12/2020 in some reports)
Location: Rusk County, Wisconsin

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:

Aaron Scott Johnson was 34-years-old when he disappeared on October 11 of 2020. He was possibly last seen walking down a road in what appear to be shorts and a t-shirt.

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Aaron Scott Johnson?

Row 1
3 of Swords – 2 of Pentacles (reversed) – 3 of Cups (reversed)

Row 2
Ace of Pentacles (reversed) – 8 of Swords – Queen of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Magician (reversed)

Row 3
Queen of Cups – The Tower – 7 of Wands
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: Knight of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups (r): Queen of Wands
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: 6 of Swords

Aaron Johnson reading 1

Reading

The first card answering the question regarding the circumstances surrounding Aaron’s disappearance is the Three of Swords. This is traditionally a heartbreak card that shows someone who is experiencing significant despair and depression. Often there is a sense of betrayal associated with this particular card, as well as feelings of alienation. If it pertains to romantic matters, it can indicate a person that has been cheated on.

The Two of Pentacles reversed is a card of imbalance that shows someone who is not able to manage their stress, responsibilities, and burdens. It is typically a card associated with financial problems or poorly managed financial and/or material matters.

The Three of Cups reversed is another card where someone feels alienated in terms of not feeling as though they have a lot of friends, or that there are significant problems associated with one or more relationships. It is another card that can indicate cheating. If a person has a vice, such as drinking or drugs, then it can indicate over-indulgence in this area in response to emotional distress.

The Ace of Pentacles reversed is again pointing at underlying money issues. It is a card that shows someone as having poor control over their finances and spending. It also pertains to planning and how a lack of planning can impede a person’s ability to achieve their goals or progress in a desired way.

The Eight of Swords shows Aaron as feeling completely trapped and helpless because of all of these circumstances. It is a card representing a kind of paralyzing fear or anxiety that comes with the sense of being imprisoned – either literally or within one’s own mind.

The Queen of Swords is showing me an adult female or motherly-figure that he might have felt tricked or used him in some way. A person in the Queen of Swords position is someone who makes decisions based on their own sense of logic and are not generally inclined to make emotional decisions. It can be someone who has experienced emotional hurt and is somewhat guarded or skeptical because of it. The Magician reversed either shows this person as conning or deceiving Aaron – or it shows him as perceiving them to have done that. The challenge with these readings is that it can be difficult sometimes to identify the reality of a situation when compared with a person’s perception of it. They aren’t always the same thing.

The Queen of Cups is another figure that has emerged. This probably represents an adult female as well, but someone who makes decisions intuitively and emotionally – very different from how someone in the Queen of Swords position might. If someone reading this, who knows Aaron, has an idea of who this person might be – it might make sense to see if they have any intuitions or gut feelings about what happened because people represented by this card are often uncannily accurate in these matters, potentially to the point of being or seeming psychic. This quality alone might give away the identity of this person.

The Knight of Cups reversed was pulled in response to the Queen of Cups and can indicate either a person or a particular type of situation/scenario. So if it is a person, it is likely a younger individual (teens or twenties) or someone who behaves as though they fall within this age range. It would represent someone who has behaved dishonestly and caused trouble. If the card is representative of a situation it can refer to some kind of offer that was retracted, a very short-lived romantic affair (like a one-night stand, or something along those lines), or in extreme cases an obsession. It can also, at times, represent both a person and a situation.

The Queen of Wands was pulled in connection with the Knight of Cups reversed. This is either a new person to the reading entirely, or it could represent someone already introduced who is behaving in a somewhat different manner in response to the circumstances. Such a person would be viewed as extroverted in a social sense, passionate, fiery, and at times hot-tempered.

The Six of Swords usually represents a point of calm – in which someone has experienced difficult circumstances or conflict and has reached a point where the fight has either died down temporarily or has abated. However, it can also signify someone running from their problems – or traveling a distance to escape them. In a spiritual sense, it refers to a person seeking (and probably receiving) some guidance from spirit guides.

The Tower is a card that shows a sudden upheaval or shocking event. I can’t tell if it is a culmination of all the prior emotional and financial stressors that have come up repeatedly within this reading, or if it was merely a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But something significant happened at this point. This card might possibly make more sense to someone who knows the details surrounding Aaron’s disappearance because it has specific meaning. To give some examples, it can signify someone suddenly learning their spouse wants a divorce, a major accident of some kind, a revelation that shatters the person’s reality as they know it, etc. However, if it was an accident or a situation that turned suddenly dangerous for Aaron, people who knew him might not have any awareness of it at all.

The Seven of Wands is the last card in this reading, and it shows Aaron as feeling though he was under attack or in a position where he felt he needed to defend himself or his territory. It’s often a card indicating a desire to protect some element of a person’s life – their beliefs, their home, their family, or themselves.

I’m hoping that the next reading fills in a few of the blanks that remain because I only feel as though I have a general grasp of his situation. As always, this is a tarot reading and you cannot take any of it as fact – in the absence of factual information supporting the details – but if there is any truth to it, Aaron was going through a really difficult time when he disappeared. The reading is showing someone who was struggling on multiple levels.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Aaron Scott Johnson?

Row 1
8 of Cups (reversed) – 10 of Cups (reversed) – King of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): The Sun (reversed)

Row 2
Hierophant – 9 of Swords – Justice (reversed)

Row 3
Queen of Wands – 2 of Wands (reversed) – 3 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands: 6 of Swords

Aaron Johnson reading 2

Reading:

The Eight of Cups reversed often comes up when someone has a fear of letting go of something/someone and/or a fear of abandonment.

The Ten of Cups reversed indicates some difficulties in the home environment. So it seems as though he had conflict with someone from his family or within his close social circle. This can pertain to close friends or work associates as well, but it is a card showing disharmony and conflict that is rooted in emotional matters.

The King of Pentacles reversed typically represents a male adult who has significant financial problems. Sometimes they are due to gambling problems or other poor business or financial decisions. The Sun reversed, pulled in connection with the King of Pentacles reversed, indicates a situation where someone might have experienced some small successes, but was not quite meeting their own expectations. It could be that Aaron had some kind of financial or material dealings with this person – something that did not go as planned. Corruption and extortion are terms that are sometimes associated with the behaviors of a person represented by the King of Pentacles reversed.

The Hierophant is suggesting that Aaron was seeking some kind of advice or guidance in relation to his life and the challenges he was facing. It could indicate that he was trying to tap into some spiritual energy or cultivate a sense of spirituality in his life that he felt was missing.

The Nine of Swords shows Aaron as being in a situation where he felt a lot of stress and anxiety. If this card is accurately portraying his emotions at the time, he was likely experiencing a deep depression that he was struggling to cope with.

Justice reversed is a difficult card to translate in the context of this reading. In its reversed position, it usually refers to situations in which an injustice has occurred. However, it does not always tell me to whom – specifically – it is pointing. There is a sense of karma and retribution associated with this card. Another reason it is confusing is because it can refer to corruption that prevents justice from occurring or impedes accountability.

I got the Queen of Wands, combined with the Six of Swords, yet again. Obviously these two cards are really significant or else I would not have received them in two separate readings, in the exact same position. So there is someone with the energy of a mature, adult woman who is central to this. The Six of Swords is a card that indicates calm after a conflict, travel, or putting distance between a person and their problems – often by means of water, but not always.

But what’s interesting is the Two of Wands reversed is a card that usually shows a cancelation of plans – particularly as they pertain to travel. It can represent someone deciding to play it safe or someone who feels stuck in their situation to the point of not feeling as though they are capable of doing anything about it.

The Three of Pentacles reversed – the final card in this reading – is one that denotes a collaboration or cooperative effort that went wrong. The card is broad in that these efforts can include anything from raising a child with someone to a business arrangement. Most often, it represents a financial or career type of matter. It can indicate someone has repeated past mistakes and suffered as a result.

Question: What else do people need to know about Aaron Scott Johnson’s disappearance?

Knight of Swords (reversed) – Page of Wands (reversed) – 10 of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords (r): 2 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Wands (r): Hierophant

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Reading

The Knight of Swords reversed is a person that has lost a sense of control in their life. Someone in this position might behave in ways that cause them serious problems. This is an intelligent person who feels they cannot effectively communicate their thoughts and feelings to others in a way that fully represents what they are experiencing. The Two of Pentacles reversed came up in the first reading as well. It’s coming up again which is telling me that it is a big piece to this puzzle. The card indicates a situation where a person feels overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. With this card, the distress is often rooted in poor financial decisions or excessive spending.

The Page of Wands reversed could indicate bad news that is received quickly (in person, by text, by email, etc.) and/or an overly impulsive or hasty response to a stressful situation. The Hierophant came up in the second reading and is back for this last one as well – indicating it has significant importance. This is a card that tends to represent traditions, such as marriage, religious or spiritual institutions, and/or a person that acts as an advisor or mentor. I don’t know why this card has come up a second time, but I do think people closer to Aaron might know. Was there some kind of spiritual or religious practice that Aaron might have been participating in? Was he known to seek advice or guidance from anyone in particular? If so, that person may have answers. I know this card is important here, but I cannot quite figure out the right way to interpret it in this case.

Finally, the Ten of Pentacles as the outcome card in this reading either indicates he was trying to figure out a way to gain financial independence or freedom from financial issues he was experiencing. However, sometimes it refers to family feuds or problems over money, deeds, inheritance, or other related issues. Again, this card might resonate more specifically with someone close to the situation.

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Leah Croucher

Disappearance: 02/15/2019
Location: Milton Keynes, UK

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:

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Leah Croucher?

Row 1
Queen of Pentacles (reversed) – Queen of Cups – The World
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): King of Cups
Card pulled for the King of Cups (r): 3 of Cups
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: 7 of Swords (reversed)

Row 2
King of Wands (reversed) – The Empress – 5 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): Death

Row 3
High Priestess (reversed) – 7 of Pentacles (reversed) – Hanged Man

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Reading:

The reading is beginning with what appears to be an adult female, an adult male, and the Three of Cups. The Queen of Pentacles reversed is the female depicted in the first card. The attributes associated with this card in its reversed position are not generally positive ones. They describe a person who is jealous, controlling, can behave in ways that are dangerous and/or sociopathic, and tends to be manipulative. If such a person is a parent, they are possibly abuse or neglectful.

The King of Cups is a mature male that comes across as caring, sensitive, and kind. This is usually someone who will listen to people and show compassion. A person represented by this card is typically a good parent (when it depicts a father figure, which is not always the case).

The Three of Cups is showing that there was a celebration of sorts between these two – or something planned perhaps. The Three of Cups is often a happy card in terms of representing social gatherings, weddings, parties, etc. So these three cards were shown to me in reference to my question about who or what caused Leah’s disappearance. There is a possibility it is referring to a current or past marriage between them, or an engagement possibly.

The Queen of Cups is the next card within the first row. I don’t know who this represents specifically. It might represent Leah, though the Queen cards often depict someone a bit older (but not always) or someone that has knowledge about what happened – either as a witness to something or they may have been given information. Whatever it is, it is important because they are showing up so early on in the reading.

What’s weird is that the card associated with the Queen of Cups is one that typically depicts someone who has done one or more bad things that are bothering their conscience. Often, people in this position will confess what is on their mind to someone or else they will live with a strong compulsion to tell what they know. However, this is also a card that represents dishonesty and behaving in a manner that is two-faced. I’m not sure what that’s all about here but it all reads like this person has critical knowledge. I don’t know if the cards are implying that they are directly involved in any way or not.

The World, in these readings, is a card of cycles. In its upright position it usually depicts a situation or circumstance that has come full circle. However, what that means specifically is not known to me at this time.

The King of Wands reversed either represents a new person in this entire equation or depicts someone who has already been introduced in this reading acting in a manner consistent with the description of this card. In its reversed position, such a person is usually forceful, aggressive, vicious, manipulative, and capable of violence. Again, I don’t know if this is a new person or if this is someone depicted on the first row. This person is someone who probably exhibits violent tendencies and has a volatile temper. People who know this person would recognize these qualities about them.

The card pulled in relation to the King of Wands reversed was Death. The Death card in its upright position can represent major changes or upheavals. A lot of times these changes or disruptions ultimately lead to something better – or at least that appears to have been the perspective of the person in the King of Wands reversed position. So I can’t tell if whatever happened in regard to this card was positive or negative – since it is directly associated with that individual, versus the reading as a whole.

The Empress could have different meaning here, but I want to put it out on the table that it is possible Leah was pregnant. The Empress is a card of pregnancy and fertility, though it has other meanings as well.

The Five of Pentacles reversed is indicated a situation where someone feels as though they are reaching the end of a hardship – particularly a financial one or something that involved material matters. It can represent a means of employment or paying off debts.

The last row begins with the High Priestess reversed. This is a card of secrets, lies, betrayal, and sometimes hidden enemies or agendas. It can also represent someone with fertility issues, and this is the second card to address fertility in this reading.

The Seven of Pentacles reversed is a card that shows someone who doesn’t, or hasn’t, finished what they started. It is someone that didn’t properly follow through with something – either out of laziness or for other types of reasons.

The Hanged Man depicts a situation where someone feels trapped, restricted, and limited in their options. Sometimes it represents the process of letting go of something or making a sacrifice for a higher good or cause.

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Leah Croucher?

Row 1
Fool (reversed) – 3 of Pentacles (reversed) – 4 of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 2
9 of Wands (reversed) – The Emperor – 8 of Swords

Row 3
5 of Swords – The Hermit – High Priestess (reversed)

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Reading

After asking the cards to provide information about the circumstances that caused Leah’s disappearance, the first card to appear was the Fool reversed. This card describes a situation where someone like Leah might have taken a risk or acted without fully thinking about possible consequences – or the potential bad intentions of someone else.

The Three of Pentacles reversed comes up when there is a problem with cooperation or some kind of effort involving two or more people – often three, but not always. It also represents a person who hasn’t learned from their past mistakes and may not have any clear goals, or they may lack motivation in general.

The Four of Pentacles reversed is a card showing someone that sheds elements of their old life or experiences financial loss or instability. Sometimes the loss occurs because the person gives too much to other people or gives away things of value when they are not really getting anything in return.

In the second row, we have the Nine of Wands reversed, the Emperor, and the Eight of Swords. So the cards are pointing to there being an older male figure involved in all of this. The nine of Wands is showing someone refusing to compromise or refusing to let go of something. It is also another card indicating a lack of learning from past mistakes. It’s also a card indicating that a person does not feel they have a lot of fight left in them.

The Emperor, between these two cards appears to be the direct cause of someone going from feeling like they don’t have the energy to continue to fight, and feeling trapped or helpless in a situation as evidenced by the Eight of Swords. The Eight of Swords can sometimes even refer to actual imprisonment, as well as feeling silenced or paralyzed by fear.

The Emperor is a person who has some degree of authority or power – for whatever reason. This might help to shield them from scrutiny or suspicion so that is something to consider when trying to identify the man involved in this. It is an older male and typically someone established in terms of their life and/or career.

The Five of Swords indicates that a significant conflict occurred. At a minimum, it represents a volatile type of argument or altercation. However, at its worse it can represent criminal acts such as murder or rape.

The Hermit suggests that someone wanted to walk away from the conflict – or get away from it. It is a card of self-reflection and introspection so it can show someone thinking hard about a situation and pondering what it all means. Because the question was about Leah, cards such as this one likely represents how she was feeling and reacting to the circumstances surrounding her.

The High Priestess reversed came up in Leah’s first reading and it is back again for the second. It’s a card that can point to a few different types of situations. First, it can represent secrets, betrayal, and agendas that are not known to everyone involved. In some cases it can refer to fertility issues. In others it can represent a person experiencing a blocked sense of intuition. It comes up a lot of times in a situation where someone has a gut feeling that they should or should not do something, but for whatever reason they doubt it and do not heed the call.

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