Jamie Valdez

Disappearance: June of 2020
Location: Booneville, Arkansas

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:

Jamie Valdez disappeared in June of 2020. Though the exact date of his disappearance is unclear, it has been reported that his vehicle was found abandoned in Sugar Grove, AR on June 17th of 2020. His family, and his wife, have not heard from him since.

Question: Who or what caused Jamie’s disappearance?

Row 1
Empress (reversed) – Knight of Swords – Hierophant (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: 6 of Wands

Row 2
The Moon – Page of Swords (reversed) – 8 of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 9 of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 3
7 of Wands – 5 of Wands – Justice

Reading:

The first thing this reading is conveying to me is that there was trouble in his home life – or home environment. It can sometimes point to a pregnancy issue or an unwanted pregnancy, though this is not always necessarily the case. It can also show someone in a relationship where one person is overbearing. The Empress reversed shows the state of his home life as a prominent issue/contributor.

The Knight of Swords is showing me a person consistent with a younger male adult. It could be an older male, but if it is then it is someone who acts or behaves – on mental and emotional levels – as though they are younger. This is a person who speaks what is on their minds. They come across at times as loud and opinionated. They may show tendencies to speak or act impulsively. It can also be a person who kind of goes against the norm, or against the flow. The Six of Wands shows that this person likely seeks recognition and attention. They might even be someone who gets it – for reasons that are not made clear here.

The Hierophant reversed can go a few ways. Since it is in the first row, combined with the Empress reversed, then the likely meaning pertains to Jamie’s marriage. It can be indicative of problems or a separation – or plans and/or discussion about these kinds of matters. It can also refer to someone who is a nonconformist and goes against tradition. So it does not necessarily pertain to his marriage, but there are other cards in this reading that seem to suggest a higher probability that it does.

The Moon tells me that things with Jamie – and in particular, quite possibly his home life – were not as they seemed. This card comes up in these types of readings when there has been deception concerning the narrative given about what happened or may have happened to someone. It also points to hidden dangers and potential secret enemies. I will probably have a better idea what else this refers to after the second reading.

The Page of Swords reversed is showing me that there was a message sent, or something that was said (or texted, emailed, etc.) that was negative and pertained to Jamie. I don’t know if he received this message or if it was merely about him and it kicked off the circumstances. Because it is reversed, I would expect the intent behind it to be more malicious, vindictive, or intended to cause harm (emotional or otherwise) than I would see if this particular card appeared in its upright position. The Nine of Pentacles reversed, pulled in connection with the Page reversed, is telling me that the message likely pertained to something material or financial in nature. There is also a possibility of a theft or some adverse event.

Because the question is seeking to find out who or what caused Jamie’s disappearance, the Eight of Pentacles could refer to different people. If Jamie disappeared on his own accord, then it refers to him. If one or more people were involved in his disappearance, then it refers to at least one of those people. The card comes up when a person works in a particular trade or has an area of expertise. Sometimes it comes up to communicate that a person has started a new job or has become self-employed in some capacity. I don’t know precisely what this means here, but it might make much more sense to someone who knows more about Jamie and the people in his life.

The Seven of Wands shows a situation where someone is defensive about something. Again, who it pertains to depends on who is involved here. But it is linked to the message or interaction discussed previously and it shows someone as getting upset about it – feeling defensive and potentially as though they are being backed into a corner. In some cases, it can refer to a person as being under attack or being blamed or accused of something.

The Five of Wands shows that there was ongoing conflict between Jamie and whoever else was involved. This reading does not make me feel as though this is a matter of Jamie disappearing on his own. I can’t completely rule that out – because of the nature of these readings and the potential for error – but on an intuitive level that is not how this situation is coming across. So with this card, it is showing me conflict, fighting, and there could be an underlying degree of competitiveness that comes with this card – or clashes of ego.

Justice really gets my attention here because this card suggests that someone has been wronged and that the situation will eventually have a just outcome. Basically, if someone did something to Jamie and hurt him or something that crosses ethical or legal bounds then this card is communicating that the appropriate person or people will be held accountable. I do not have an idea of when or what circumstances will bring that about. I will say there is an air of impulsiveness and reactionary conflict to all this – that I am picking up on – so if something really bad happened here then I highly doubt it was well planned.

Since the Knight of Swords is a person who tends to talk a lot and is opinionated, the odds that they have or will say too much to someone about what has happened are really good. This is the kind of person I would expect to have time work against them in that the more comfortable they become that they will not get in trouble, the more likely they are to start saying things that contradict former statements or that outright provide more details about what really transpired here.

Question: What circumstances caused Jamie’s disappearance?

Row 1
7 of Wands – Death – 4 of Swords (reversed)

Row 2
10 of Wands – 8 of Cups (reversed) – 4 of Wands

Row 3
6 of Wands – 5 of Wands – 4 of Cups

Reading

The Seven of Wands came up before, but in this reading, it refers to the circumstances surrounding Jamie’s disappearance. It still carries the same meaning. Someone was – of felt they were – under attack or blamed for something. It shows someone as being defensive and trying to stand their ground, so to speak. It can also point to someone who is behaving in a way that is territorial. It is not unusual – in missing person’s readings – for a card like this to represent the use of force or an attack.

Death is a card that is often assumed to represent a literal and physical death. However, typically it does not (there are exceptions, and it depends on surrounding cards). In this case, it seems to convey a situation that changed dramatically for some reason. It is as though there was some kind of major upheaval that occurred.

The Four of Swords reversed is showing someone who has been in the process of finding mental strength, and perhaps emerging from some difficult or dark times. My understanding is that Jamie had some addiction problems at one time, but this card supports what has been reported about how that was a part of his past.

The Ten of Wands shows someone who felt overburdened and extremely stressed out. It is someone who felt they were carrying the brunt of the responsibilities and that whatever situation pertains to all of this felt like an uphill battle. But it shows someone as continuing to try to overcome those difficulties and move forward or make progress.

The Eight of Cups reversed is showing me that Jamie was in a situation that he probably knew he should leave or break free from, but for emotional reasons he just couldn’t do it. Another aspect of this card is pretending that a person is happy or in a decent place in their life – when they are really having a difficult time. Some of this stems from a fear of abandonment and a reluctance to move on from something that is known and familiar.

The Four of Wands can represent some kind of gathering or celebration. It can represent teamwork. It can also represent some pride in one’s success or accomplishments. It’s very difficult to say what this refers to specifically here.

The Six of Wands is showing someone as getting positive recognition for something. It is immediately followed by the 5 of Wands, which makes me wonder if this was a trigger or something that might have created a sense of competition between two or more people. The Five of Wands came up in the first reading so it’s evident there was some ongoing conflict going on here. Another aspect of the Five of Wands is that it shows people as having different agendas. People are in conflict because they want different things, or they have different beliefs. It’s indicative of ongoing opposition.

The Four of Cups represents missed opportunities and disillusion. It can convey a sense of apathy or an overall negative viewpoint.

Question: What else do we need to know about Jamie’s disappearance to understand what happened to him?

Row 1
The World – The Fool (reversed) – The Sun (reversed)

Row 2
King of Wands – 6 of Cups (reversed) – 7 of Swords
Card pulled for the King of Wands: Four of Wands

Reading:

The World shows a cycle as being completed. In these readings, there are two main reasons this card comes up. The first is to communicate that the case will be solved – the answers will come. The second is sometimes to show me that a person might not be alive. I really cannot stress enough that I don’t feel confident using these readings to determine if someone is alive or deceased. Once in a while they come across clearly this way, but that is rarely the case.

The Fool reversed shows me someone involved here who acted recklessly and exercised poor judgement. There is a sense of intention with regard to this that points to something that exceeds the seriousness of a person walking away from their life on their own. It can also depict someone who behaves irrationally.

The Sun reversed shows there is some degree of blindness to the truth here. Also, it could be interpreted as the literal opposite of its upright meaning, which is essentially: vitality, positivity, freedom, etc.

The King of Wands and the Four of Wands is throwing me because it can be interpreted in two extremely different ways. So before I get to that, the Six of Cups reversed might show that there are past issues that played a role in all this – perhaps someone was abused as a child, or someone was working on resolving those issues. I’m not sure. But it typically shows someone as progressing beyond those types of problems and trying to move forward.

The Seven of Swords is a person, or people, who has done something bad and gotten away with it. It can be more than one thing, but the main aspect of this card to understand is that the behaviors it conveys are not good ones and may include cheating, stealing, excessive lying, and manipulation. There is a sense of cunning that comes with this card. While I find that people this card is often attached to are on the impulsive side, they tend to have put thought into what they are doing and how they might get away with it. I’m not sure how to explain that better except to say it can be challenging to trip these people up – though possible.

In getting back to the King of Wands…I see there being two possible distinct possibilities. In my mind, one feels a lot more consistent with the overall impressions I got from these readings than the other. I am going to put them both out there with the hope that someone close to Jamie can ascertain which one makes the most sense and is the most consistent with what they personally know about this situation.

The first possibility is one I am not currently buying into. It is that Jamie disappeared on his own because responsibilities or problems got to be too much. There are a lot of cards that I feel contradict this possibility, but it is one I can’t completely discount because of the Four of Wands. Here’s the issue with that card. It has many different meanings, but one of them pertains to reunions and homecomings. So if Jamie disappeared on his own, then this suggests he will return. But that would mean that all of the other cards are merely communicating the contributing factors. This would mean the Seven of Swords would have to represent Jamie and I have to say that does NOT feel consistent with the feelings I have gotten about him throughout all of these readings. He’s not coming across as that kind of person to me. If that is true, and he isn’t that kind of person, then it becomes much easier to completely discount this possibility.

The second possibility is the one that intuitively makes more sense to me, and that is that he disappeared due to a conflict with someone else. The first reading suggests an adult male is involved and the third one does as well. If the adult male is not Jamie, then it is another person. All of this is linked to conflict he was having in his life and oppositional forces that he was up against. That is true, regardless of which possibility proves accurate. The Seven of Swords is one of many cards that has me leaning in favor of this possibility. I think there was one or more fights over something specific and that it may have either gotten out of hand, or someone might have done something they shouldn’t have. If another person is involved, then there is a possibility their identity would be revealed in connection to some kind of celebration (potentially a wedding or something along those lines) – at some point in the future (because of the two appearances of the Four of Wands). The appearance of Justice at the end of the first reading is another reason why this possibility makes much more sense to me.

Beaumont Children

Disappearance: 01/26/1966
Location: Glenelg Beach, Australia

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:

Three siblings went to the beach on the 26th of January in 1966. Their names were Jane (9 years old), Arnna (7 years old), and Grant (4 years old). They have never been found and the circumstances surrounding their disappearance, and who was responsible for it, remain unknown.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of the Beaumont children?

Row 1
3 of Cups – 10 of Wands – Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 6 of Pentacles

Row 2
King of Cups – 9 of Wands – 10 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Cups: 8 of Pentacles

Row 3
Knight of Swords – The Devil – 7 of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: Queen of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Justice (reversed)

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Reading:

The Three of Cups indicates happy times, socializing, and/or celebrating.

The Ten of Wands shows someone who was feeling overburdened and overwhelmed – like they had too much responsibility placed on them.

The Page of Swords reversed may indicate a message/interaction or a person who is a child, or behaves immaturely, and has confused or destructive types of thoughts. The Six of Pentacles shows a person giving and someone else receiving. It’s reading like a person saw these kids together, anticipated that they needed something or could see that one of them was experiencing some frustration with having to watch the kids (there’s usually one that’s “in charge” in sibling groups), and offered the kids something. It’s a card of charity or giving to someone perceived as in need, without asking for something tangible in exchange. Maybe this is how the person lured them into interacting with them, or perceiving them as non-threatening – helpful even.

The King of Cups is coming across as a male adult who is (I should be saying was because this pertains to the timeframe surrounding when this all happened) friendly, compassionate, helpful. The Eight of Pentacles is showing that he was either self-employed or he worked in a trade – probably something specialized where he focused on something in particular (one example would be an electrician, but that’s just to give an idea of what that card might point to). A lot of times it is work the person likes to do or something they are passionate about – or are at least skilled at it.

The Nine of Wands, followed by the Ten of Swords reversed, is showing a situation that took a turn. The Nine of Wands comes up when someone has almost reached a goal, or overcome a challenge, but they are finding it difficult to push through those last few steps or actions. The Ten of Swords reversed can represent a situation where someone barely averts a crisis. Since the reading is about the person (or people) responsible for the disappearance, it’s suggesting that something might have happened where they almost got caught or caused the whole plan to come apart. It’s a card where someone almost experiences a sense of total ruin, but they manage to escape it somehow.

The Knight of Swords could go a couple of ways here. First, it could represent a person who comes across as a younger male (or female) who is strong-minded and says what they are thinking. Second, it could represent a situation where the main person involved took advantage of a situation. An opportunity presented itself and they seized it. There’s a degree of impulsivity to this that makes it seem like it wasn’t a matter of someone stalking the kids for weeks or months ahead of time. It’s more coming across like a wrong place, wrong time type of deal (for the kids; right place, right time for the person responsible).

I pulled the Queen of Swords in connection with the Knight. I’m not entirely sure what to do with this card. It could be a woman that has knowledge of what happened, witnessed something, or is somehow connected to the person that is primarily responsible. It could mean something else entirely. I can’t get a good feel for how this card fits in. Justice reversed is showing the main person, or people – if the Queen is another player in this – have not been held accountable. This situation is rooted in unfairness and justice has been eluded. And there might be a woman involved somehow.

The one other possibility for the above, is that it shows the parents as not getting justice and having been wronged by what this person did – something the person has not been held to account for. I am really uncertain about this aspect.

The Devil can represent all manner of problematic influences, ranging from addictions to propensities to assault or hurt people. It can also denote mental health issues. Suffice it to say, the influences pushing the person – or people – to take the children and do whatever it is that they did – were bad. It’s also showing that these forces and influences were beyond the control of the children.

The Seven of Cups reversed is showing limited options Okay, so this might be saying the person did not have much in the way of opportunities. It’s reading like this was not an ideal situation for them (possibly because there were three kids), and there was one or possibly two that caught this person’s eye, but it was basically an all or nothing situation. He might have tried to separate them but wasn’t successful and ultimately had to contend with all of them. Something else could have happened; I’m just saying it comes across like it was a limited choices situation – the person might have reasoned that this was the best opportunity they were likely going to get at the time, and so they might as well take advantage. I truly don’t think this individual wanted all three of the children. It is like they had one specific child in mind or targeted out of the three.

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of the Beaumont children?

Row 1
King of Wands (reversed) – 2 of Swords – 5 of Wands
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): King of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Cups (r): 8 of Pentacles

Row 2
Knight of Pentacles – 4 of Pentacles (reversed) – Queen of Wands
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles: 2 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: Wheel of Fortune (reversed)

Row 3
Fool (reversed) – Death (reversed) – 8 of Wands (reversed)

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Reading

In the reading, asking about the circumstances surrounding their disappearance, the King of Wands (reversed) is coming up first. This reads like there was most likely a male individual who set all the events into motion, who had the attributes associated with this card in its reversed position: nasty, a bully, a tyrant, reckless, potentially violent, etc.

The King of Cups reversed is coming up in connection with the King of Wands reversed, which comes across like there is another person entangled in this somehow who was probably male and an adult. The King of Cups came up in its upright position before, communicating someone who comes across as friendly and helpful. However, in the reversed position it represents someone who merely pretends to be that way to hide otherwise negative attributes. The Eight of Pentacles came up again in relation to the King of Cups and so this person’s job, or means of making money, is a factor here. Hopefully, it isn’t suggesting that the person considers kidnapping and doing whatever it was that they did, an occupation. Because if so, then it means the person was really good at it and they would have done it repeatedly. It wouldn’t have been an isolated event. It might be worthwhile to look into anything else over the decades that is similar in some way. However, if people are looking for past crimes this person (or people) might have committed, consider ones involving one or two children as well – since they might have only taken all three because they felt they had to.

The Two of Swords is showing a situation where there is a sense of denial about something, or an unwillingness to see or comprehend what’s going on. Not sure if this pertains to the kids trusting someone they shouldn’t have or what.

The Five of Wands is a solution or compromise card. It’s like one or more of the kids went along with something because they were trying to keep the peace or avoid a conflict.

The Knight of Pentacles, combined with the Two of Pentacles reversed, is showing someone trying to balance or juggle multiple things at once. There is a financial element to this card in that it implies there might be financial challenges or difficulties that are exacerbating an already existing problem.

The Four of Pentacles reversed is basically the opposite of the upright card. Instead of being possessive or stingy, it shows a situation where someone is giving something away – or getting rid of, or sharing, possessions or people.

The Queen of Wands and the Wheel of Fortune reversed are suggesting a situation where there was a turn of bad luck, or something did not work out as hoped or planned. A problem or obstacle came up, perhaps.

The Fool represents one or more people trusting blindly, or making incorrect choices, and taking risks. This could apply to the kids in that they did not or could not see the situation for what it was, or didn’t want to (Two of Swords), and trusted the wrong person or people. It could also apply to someone else involved. It’s not clear.

Death reversed can have several implications here. It could be reiterating that the person (or people) involved did not change and continued to engage in the same behaviors or bad decisions – repeating past mistakes. Fearing or not wanting to change. So I don’t think this was an isolated event.

The Eight of Wands reversed is showing a delayed resolution and missed chances to gain insight or information.

Question: What else should we know about what happened to the Beaumont children?

The Star (reversed) – 7 of Cups – Emperor (reversed)

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Reading

The Star reversed represents wishes and hopes unfulfilled. Hopefully, it is not suggesting this case will never be solved, but there is a possibility of this. The Seven of Cups refers to a lot of options and opportunities – as well as wishful thinking and imagination. It’s difficult to narrow down what happened – this long after the fact – because there are so many possibilities. The Emperor reversed adds a couple of elements. This is usually a father-figure or a situation where someone has the role of father. It’s also a card that points to an abuse of power or authority, as well as a person who is controlling and rigid. Nothing in the readings points remotely (didn’t even HINT at it) to the parents of these three children and so if the label of father is correct, it might be suggesting a primary person involved had at least one child of their own. It is really difficult to say because there are so many different components to this case and it dates back to the 1960s.

Trevor Nichols

Birthdate: 05/12/1993
Disappearance: November 17, 2017
Location: Syracuse, New York

Question: Who or what caused Trevor Nichols’ disappearance?

Row 1
Hierophant (reversed) – 3 of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Wands (reversed)

Row 2
Page of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Cups – 4 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Wands (r): Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): The Devil (reversed)

Row 3

Queen of Swords (reversed) – The Sun – The Hermit (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords (r): 2 of Wands (reversed)

Trevor Nichols reading 1

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:

Trevor Nichols was last seen on November 17th of 2017 in Syracuse, New York. He was reportedly seen getting on a train. Trevor was 24 years old when he disappeared. He was a Specialist E4 in the U.S. Army, and he was getting transferred to Fort Riley in Kansas. That was where he was said to have been heading. However, he never got there.

Reading:

The Hierophant reversed tells me that around the time Trevor disappeared, he was feeling restricted by his circumstances. Specifically, by the structure and rules that he was expected to live by. He is coming across as a strong personality in that he preferred to have more control over his situation and circumstances.

The Three of Wands reversed is communicating a situation where Trevor was experiencing a lot of difficulty. The card often signifies a return home from afar and so at some point in the not-so-distant past it looks like he returned from a trip or something along those lines. I saw on a missing poster that he had been stationed overseas at some point and so this is probably in reference to that. The distance created or exacerbated problems with a relationship because this card shows a failed long-distance relationship type of situation.

The Seven of Wands reversed is another card conveying to me that Trevor didn’t feel he had much control over his life anymore. This was causing him distress. I think he also felt burned out in terms of his career. Since he was on his way to serve in a completely different location, I think this might have sent him into a bit of a spiral. He was not happy about it. He felt defeated by his circumstances. It was a culmination of many different things, but this occurrence did not help.

There are two reversed Page cards in this reading. Pages often signify the delivery of messages or information, but they can also represent people. If these two represent individuals in Trevor’s life, then they are younger people who behaved immaturely. These would have been people who acted as though they were much younger than their age. The Devil reversed, pulled in connection with these two cards, makes me wonder if these were people giving Trevor a hard time or pulling him down in some kind of way. It just comes across as a negative influence and both Pages, in a reversed position, represent people who are prone to speaking before thinking or saying nasty things. They wouldn’t have been positive people in his life.

The Devil reversed is linked to those two Pages and it depicts a situation where Trevor was looking to reclaim control over his life and break free of certain people or influences. I’m not entirely sure what was going on there, but whatever those represent is significant enough to have found its way into this particular reading.

The Seven of Cups is a card that comes up if someone feels that perhaps something is missing from their life, and they want to evaluate several options in terms of what to do or what to pursue. Sometimes the card is associated with fantastical types of thinking, but it is also one that suggests the person was considering a multitude of possibilities or options. Trevor felt he had more than one path that he could take, and he appears to have been weighing those options.

The Four of Pentacles reversed card is one that shows a person giving up material possessions or things with financial value. It can also point to excessive or reckless spending. Sometimes it refers to someone who becomes really reluctant to spend their money – almost to the point of hoarding it, I guess you might say. So this one can go either way.

The Queen of Swords reversed shows me there was someone who is coming across as an adult female. The reversed Queen of Swords tells me they were exhibiting the more negative attributes associated with the card. This is someone who might have made accusations or claims that weren’t true, or someone who behaved in ways that were hurtful and bordering on malicious. Queens can represent someone who is a mother or someone who is trying to be/wants to be.

I pulled the Two of Wands reversed in relation to the Queen reversed card. It is showing me that something was going on there between this person and Trevor. I don’t know if it was romantic or platonic or what. There was some kind of issue with planning – where there was a failure to plan properly and one or both people felt they had limited options in their situation. It almost feels like one person stayed in the relationship longer than they should have and did not feel the same level of commitment. I’m not sure. This isn’t clear to me yet.

The Sun is a positive card in the upright position as it represents life and vitality. This is the first reading out of two that I am doing on Trevor and so I am hesitant to put what I think it means on the table. I want to see what the next reading shows me first. I would like to take it as a positive sign though.

The Hermit reversed is showing me that Trevor was – or is, depending on what is really going on here – in a situation where he felt rejected, reclusive, and lonely. There is also a sense of willful isolation or anti-social behavior where someone withdraws from others deliberately. In the reversed position it can sometimes signify someone coming out of such a state. It depends.

Question: Did Trevor Nichols cause his own disappearance?’

Row 1
Ace of Pentacles – 8 of Pentacles (reversed) – Strength

Row 2
Ace of Wands (reversed) – 9 of Pentacles – Queen of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: The Tower

Row 3
3 of Swords (reversed) – 10 of Wands (reversed) – 4 of Swords (reversed)

Trevor Nichols reading 2

Reading:

The Ace of Pentacles is a card of new financial or career opportunities. It could suggest that Trevor was looking for something like this or that he felt he had already found one.

The Eight of Pentacles reversed is telling me that he did not see the job he had at the time, with the military, as one that would really pan out for the long-run. To him, it felt like a dead-end and he really did not feel connected to it – for lack of a better way of describing his situation.

One of the questions I have had in my mind this whole time is: did Trevor commit suicide? I am not finding a specific card, or combination of cards, which points solidly to this. But I’m also not finding anything that definitively convinces me he didn’t – which is frustrating. I do think he was going through a depression that was related to his circumstances at the time – something that is understandable given what the cards have shown me thus far.

Strength almost seems to have appeared to communicate to me that he did not take his own life. This is a card that reflects someone who has a lot of underlying courage. He is coming across as down and out, but if he was feeling suicidal then the Strength card has me leaning toward thinking he was trying to work through that and overcome the sense of defeat and distress he was feeling.

The Ace of Wands reversed likely means one of two things here. The first possibility is that he got bad news. The second is that he likely felt that his talent was wasted on the military and he wanted more from life. He isn’t coming across as feeling like the job was really compatible with what he felt he could do or accomplish.

The Nine of Pentacles is saying that he was someone who wanted to feel like his work counted for something and that he mattered. He wanted to also have a sense of independence and feel self-sufficient.

The Queen of Swords is showing up in this reading again. However, it is presenting in its upright position. I pulled the Tower in relation to her which tells me something happened with this person that turned Trevor’s life completely upside down. Whatever happened was not expected and basically brought about the feeling that the structure and foundation of his existence had crumbled. So we could be looking at the dissolution of a relationship, but there are critical circumstances here. Whatever happened seems to have rocked his world.

The Three of Swords reversed tells me that he was working his way out of all that though. In its reversed position, the Three of Swords shows a person who is slowly recovering. One thing to note is that it can at times point to a reconciliation with the person who originally broke their heart. I don’t see other cards suggesting a reconciliation though.

The Ten of Wands reversed could be taken one of two ways here. On one hand, it can show someone who is abandoning their responsibilities – shirking them essentially. On the other, it can mean that someone is on the verge of a breakdown or feels completely overwhelmed by what is happening in their life. I don’t know which applies here because the application of each meaning has different implications in terms of what ultimately happened to Trevor.

The Four of Swords reversed might clue us in to which path, however. This is a complex card, but its underlying meaning is one of recovery. It can indicate a sense of restlessness. If a person responds to the feelings and drives associated with this card in a way that is self-aware then they may decide to step back, rest, and reconsider what is happening. The alternative is that they will push forward and hit up against more problems and barriers because it could mean they are fighting a pointless fight.

Question: Is Trevor Nichols alive?

Row 1
Mother of Air reversed – 2 of Air (reversed) – 6 of Water (reversed)

Row 2
The Hanged Man – 10 of Water – 4 of Water (reversed)

Trevor Nichols reading 3

Reading:

The Mother of Air reversed is the equivalent of the Queen of Swords reversed. Why is this person coming up in every single reading I have done on Trevor? They clearly have answers and knowledge. To find out what happened to Trevor, someone must identify who this person is and then try to ascertain what they know. This is a person who relies on their sense of logic to make decisions and can come across as cold or calculating. I hope this person wasn’t trying to talk him into doing anything that would cause him harm. This person keeps coming up and I don’t understand why. Because every reading has zeroed in on the air element Queen, this could be someone with the astrology sign of Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra. Or at least someone who closely matches personality traits or attributes associated with one.

The Two of Air reversed shows me someone who is out of touch with their emotions. The question pertained to Trevor and so the card likely reflects his mindset. It shows him as having been in denial about something. The equivalent in other decks is the Two of Swords reversed and I have seen that come up in cases where lies were exposed and the truth was revealed. I’m hoping that is the case here.

The Six of Water reversed is a person who is having a hard time letting go. Their stress and burdens are preventing them from enjoying the smaller things in life.

The Hanged Man could be figurative or literal. In a figurative sense, it depicts a person who is waiting. Typically it is someone who feels as though they are making a sacrifice. They feel resigned to their fate, and they have accepted that they can’t change aspects of their situation. I don’t have to explain what it means in a literal sense. That’s evident.

The Ten of Water is showing Trevor as finally having accepted his circumstances. In this particular deck, the card has a meaning of completion and feeling as though one has enough to get by. I am not sure how much meaning to apply to cards in this deck, from ones in the traditional RWS, but if I were to compare then this would be the 10 of Cups. That is a card of happy homes and relationships. It would be nice if somehow this applies in a positive way, though it’s impossible for me to say which application is the most accurate.

The Four of Water reversed depicts someone who is afraid of getting hurt again. However, they have reached a point of feeling somewhat restless and bored.

The prevalence of water cards in the final reading stands out to me. I am not sure why I can’t quite get the information needed to determine what Trevor’s status is right now, or what happened to him specifically to cause his disappearance.

If any of this is accurate, I have a better understanding of some of the surrounding circumstances now, but I don’t know for sure who the Queen of Swords person is and why they have played such a prominent role in both readings. I am seeing them as a source of the answers that I cannot seem to get here. At a minimum, they were a catalyst that appears to have contributed to events leading to Trevor’s disappearance. I’m not going as far as to say they are responsible; I’m saying they know more than anyone else does about what happened here. There are aspects of this that are bothering me a lot.

Ultimately, I do not know Trevor’s ultimate fate for certain. These are just tarot readings and sometimes a card can have a few different meanings or outcomes. I always hope for a positive outcome – the most positive possible. Sometimes the unexpected happens and it turns out much better than people dared hope. I can only say that I truly hope Trevor’s loved ones get the answers they need.

Bobbi Ann Campbell

Birthdate: 04/25/1970
Disappearance: December 27, 1994
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Question: What happened to Bobbi Ann Campbell to cause her disappearance?

Row 1
2 of Pentacles – Temperance (reversed) – 2 of Cups

Row 2
3 of Swords (reversed) – Ace of Wands – The Devil

Row 3
The Magician (reversed) – Ace of Swords (reversed) – Strength

Bobbi Ann Campbell reading 1

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:

Bobbi Ann Campbell was 24-years-old when she disappeared on December 27th of 1994. One website described her as living with a boyfriend and another said something about her living with her grandmother and daughter. I am not sure which is accurate.

Reading

Right off, I am seeing several cards that point to specific types of imbalances in Bobbi’s life at the time of her disappearance. The Two of Pentacles shows that Bobbi was in a mental place where she was trying to figure out how to achieve balance in her life – despite going through what can best be described as tumultuous circumstances. I want to point out that her overall mindset was to overcome problems she was having, and she was weighing her options.

Temperance reversed is a card of imbalance and extremes. Combined with the Devil, this points to problems relating to substance or alcohol abuse. Temperance reversed may refer to reckless decisions or conflict stemming from these types of issues. It seems that Bobbi was coming to the realization that she needed to do something to get her life back in order – to get a sense of peace and harmony.

The Two of Cups is a card that suggests to me she had either met someone fairly recently that was likely an interest to her on a romantic level, or she rekindled an old relation after a period of time had passed. This was a person she had a connection with and because they are coming up early in the reading, it would appear they have at least some knowledge about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. The Three of Swords reversed makes me think one of two things. Either she was getting over a completely different relationship at the time she entered into this one, or she went back to a relationship that ended in heartbreak previously. In the upright position, the card communicates a strong sense of loss or grief that is often linked to the dissolution of a romantic relationship. However, in its reversed position it shows someone coming out the other side of that type of situation – which is the case here.

The Ace of Wands shows me that had a desire to make changes and potentially take a different path than the one they have been on. This card aligns with the idea that her general mindset was to make changes in her life that would bring about balance.

The Devil is coming up as the card blocking this progress, however. The energies and forces associated with this card include addiction, dependency, and a sense of powerlessness over one’s circumstances. It can also refer to toxic types of relationships or any combination of these things. It is telling me that the path Bobbi wanted to take was not going to be an easy one because there were many obstacles. It also suggests that she had gained an awareness that her lifestyle was causing her to feel empty and unfulfilled. She knew she had a lot to overcome but is coming across as motivated to take that all on.

The Magician reversed is a card that cancels out a lot of the more positive upright meanings. It conveys to me that whatever happened to cause Bobbi to disappear was deliberately hidden. This is a card that often shows someone as getting conned or tricked into a situation by a dishonest and highly manipulative person. This is the second red flag that I have gotten in this reading that there is at least one other person who was known to her and knows what happened.

The Ace of Swords reversed indicates she had a confrontation or argument with someone. The card communicates a sense of hostility and someone who wants to get away from a situation or problem. At times, it is a card that reflects acts of violence, but this is not always the case. The most important takeaway here is that there was a significant or notable argument that seems to have triggered her disappearance. It could have been with someone that was not involved in her disappearance but has significance because it contributed to those events.

Strength is telling me that whatever problems she was facing with one or more people, she is coming across as someone who would have defended herself. She had a strong personality and an underlying sense of courage that was carrying her through some really difficult times. Almost half of her cards are major arcana, though, and this points to external forces or factors that sealed her fate so to speak.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Bobbi Ann Campbell?

Row 1
Queen of Cups (reversed) – 5 of Cups (reversed) – 9 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups (r): 3 of Wands

Row 2
The Devil – Page of Cups (reversed) – Knight of Wands
Card pulled for the Page of Cups (r): 6 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands: 4 of Wands (reversed)

Row 3
7 of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Pentacles – 4 of Cups (reversed)

Bobbi Ann Campbell reading 2

Reading:

The Queen of Cups reversed is showing me a person who was exhibiting the more negative traits associated with this card in general – likely because they are responding to a stressful situation or are feeling down and out. The Queen of Cups reversed represents a feminine and mature in terms of age. It may also represent someone who is a mother or has a motherly nature. Whether upright or reversed, the person depicted here was or is intuitive and sensitive to criticism. If the person represents Bobbi, it is telling me she got hurt on an emotional level easily because she was someone who was largely driven by her emotions.

The Three of Wands is the card that I pulled in relation to the Queen. It makes me think the Queen card represents Bobbi’s state of mind when she disappeared because it also shows me someone who was making plans for the future. It is consistent with the first reading that showed Bobbi reaching a crossroads of sorts where she had a strong desire to get her life together. This card shows someone who has already prepared to take real steps toward these goals too and so it was not just talk.

The Five of Cups reversed is reiterating that Bobbi was on a path of healing from something that happened in her past. I don’t know if she had a relationship that broke up or what; I can only see that she was in a stage of acceptance and healing. She finally felt that she had turned an emotional corner as far as this situation was concerned.

The Nine of Wands is conveying a defensive and stubborn kind of energy. I think Bobbi may have been at odds with some of the people in her life. She was aware that her lifestyle was harmful and dangerous, but she probably got defensive about it if or when others brought it up. There is just this sense of Bobbi feeling as though she had reached a point of wanting to change on her own. It wasn’t about people trying to force her into it. The card does indicate a sense of battle fatigue though too. Now another element of this card, that stands out to me, is a relationship situation where there is conflict because one person is perceived as doing all or most of the work. I don’t know if it’s relevant here, but I am putting that out there since there are so many cups and wands in this reading – suggesting an emotionally charged situation, involving people she knew, surrounding this situation.

The Devil appeared at the beginning of the second row. It is showing the addictive and/or oppressive circumstances as being at the heart of her disappearance. It all tracks back to specific issues she was dealing with. I’m hesitant to write it off as just her having a substance or alcohol addiction because the presence of the relationship cards is also reading as a toxic romantic type of situation. In that type of situation the Devil can refer to someone who has a stalker or someone with an unhealthy obsession with them, or that they are dealing with a highly oppressive and emotionally unhealthy person.

The Page of Cups reversed is an escapism card. It makes me wonder if she had a fight or conflict with someone, as indicated in the first reading, and exited the situation intentionally. What I mean by this is that it suggests that due to her sense of emotional vulnerability, she might have gone off to be by herself to think things over – or she left the situation out of fear or concern for her safety. I’m not seeing a permanent element attached to this that makes me believe she disappeared because she abandoned her old life permanently. What I am seeing is someone who might have been trying to get out of a bad situation that posed a threat to them in some way. It makes me wonder if she was trying to get away from someone or hide from them. I can’t get the idea out of my head that she “fled” from a harmful situation. I would be curious to know if any of her friends at the time knew about this because I feel like she would have shared some details with a close friend.

The Six of Wands reversed is relaying that Bobbi felt like a failure. In her own mind, she was really disappointed in herself. She wanted to change that. She wanted people to see her as capable and recognize her for positive aspects of her life. She cared a lot about what loved ones thought about her – whether she openly admitted that or not. It was a driving force in her life.

Something that concerns me about the combination of the Page of Cups reversed and the Six of Wands reversed is that they really point to a situation she felt she needed to escape. I am lacking some really important information here about the status of her relationships because there’s a reason this is coming up in her readings – more than once.

The Knight of Wands is likely the person she was having a conflict with at the time The Four of Wands reversed – the card I pulled in connection with the Knight – is telling me that she was feeling a lack of support or feeling unwelcome.

The Four of Wands reversed sometimes indicates an instable living arrangement in terms of a person not really having a permanent residence. I try to avoid reading much about a case before I do initial readings on it because it’s easy to inadvertently become biased toward some of the meanings associated with individual cards, but when I was looking for her birthday, it said she left a residence she was sharing with a boyfriend. So I just don’t know how or if this meaning applies. It has the “between residences” kind of feel.

The Seven of Wands reversed is a surrender card. It relates to situations where people feel extremely down on themselves and feel overwhelmed by their circumstances. Given the appearance of the Devil in both readings, this points to a scenario where she sought to escape. A lot of people have a way they prefer to escape when they feel they can’t cope with their situation, such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.

The Seven of Pentacles is telling me it was not a suicide. She was wanting to take a break, contemplate her situation, and make plans for the future. What is interesting about this card is that it almost seems to convey that she felt she had been successful in getting out of whatever situation she was leaving or avoiding. It is a card that people get when they have put work or effort into something, and they are waiting to see the benefits.

The Four of Cups reversed is repeating a theme that was touched upon in the first reading. She really wanted to try to start over. I think some may read this as her intentionally abandoning her old life, but I am not getting this on an intuitive level. I could be completely misreading this aspect, but in both of the readings she came across as someone who had some strong emotional connections/bonds that I just don’t see her permanently walking away from.

Question: Is Bobbi Ann Campbell alive?

8 of Swords – Page of Wands (reversed) – The Sun (reversed)

Bobbi Ann Campbell reading 3

Reading:

I truly wish that I could say that Bobbi is alive, but the Sun reversed in particular is telling me that may not the case. However, that is not information the cards provide in a definitive way – at least in my opinion. Upright, the Sun is a card of vitality and good health. Reversed, in readings like this, can be a disconcerting sign. The Eight of Swords does not help because it shows me someone likely victimized or someone who was trapped into a situation where they became powerless and helpless. The Page of Wands reversed is saying there will at some point likely be news or information that confirms this. I hope that whatever it is gives some solid answers here because there are cards that make it seem as though someone else is somehow directly involved in this – someone she knew and probably someone she was either in a relationship with or had been in the past. That person appears to have the answers to all of this.

The possibility exists that she is alive. The circumstances make it challenging to hold on to that hope, but that doesn’t mean there is none.

Karlie Gusé

Birthdate: 05/13/2002
Disappearance: 10/13/2018
Location: Bishop (Mono County), California

Question: What happened to Karlie Gusé on October 12th and 13th of 2018?

Row 1
The Star (reversed) – 10 of Swords – The Hanged Man

Row 2
Justice – The Magician (reversed) – The High Priestess

Row 3
3 of Wands (reversed) – The Moon – The Wheel of Fortune (reversed)

Karlie reading 1 – Manga 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:

Karlie Gusé is said to have disappeared on October 13th of 2018 in the early morning hours. She was 16 years old. She was reportedly seen walking around her neighborhood on the morning of the 13th but has not been seen since.

Reading

The first thing I want to point out about Karlie’s situation is that the abundance of major arcana cards tells me that her disappearance occurred because of forces beyond her direct control. Her disappearance was a culmination of a series of unfortunate events stemming from outside influences (people and circumstances out of Karlie’s control). It is also better understood if one steps back and looks at Karlie’s life in the months and year prior to her disappearance as well because there is definitely a sense of a cause-and-effect chain reaction here.

The Star reversed shows me that at the time of Karlie’s disappearance, she felt that everyone had turned against her and that her situation was hopeless. She felt defeated by whatever was going on. It can also indicate an overall sense of hopelessness in that it does not appear – especially in this particular reading – that Karlie survived her circumstances.

The 10 of Swords is a card that can indicate betrayal and victimization. I had a recent reading where this card appeared shortly before the person was found deceased. It marks the end of a situation or circumstance and typically reflects a traumatic or distressing type of ending. An event that could be classified as a major disaster appears to have occurred here.

The Hanged Man denotes a situation where there is a lack of certainty and guidance concerning where to look for answers. Since it is appearing on the first row, it suggests to me that it is referring to how the person or people involved in the disastrous situation above dealt with it. The events feel generally unexpected because it seems like the person or people left in its wake were caught off guard. I am not getting the impression they had time to really plan.

The correct way to deal with it, as evidenced by the appearance of the Justice card, would have been honestly and fairly. Justice tells me that whatever happened was viewed as problematic in the eyes of the law, and that is a likely reason information is being withheld. However, Justice is a cause-and-effect card that reminds people that the scales always balance. If someone truly did something wrong here or covered up an accident because they were trying to avoid accountability, it will eventually result in a negative outcome for that person (or people). So while this card is not saying Karlie was murdered, it is presenting a matter that could be legally challenging for one or more people involved. If the facts were known, there would probably be consequences for their actions. Perhaps there was negligent or some kind of accident that would look bad for one or more people if reported.

The Magician reversed conveys to me that at least one person knows the above and has been employing methods aimed at manipulating the situation, or deceiving people into thinking events occurred in a different manner than they did in reality.

The High Priestess appearing is an indication that there are forces at work here that are trying to guide the release of the truth. First, there is hidden information and mystery surrounding these circumstances that still needs to see the light of day. Second, there is what I can only describe as a push from the universe – or a higher power – to bring that information to the forefront. Third, there is at least one person – aside from one or more primary players in this – that either knows what really happened or strongly suspects the truth on an intuitive and semi-subconscious level. They are keeping this information hidden, but they shouldn’t. It would be much better for them, on multiple levels, if they revealed what they know or think they know.

The Three of Wands reversed shows there have been a lot of delays in getting to the bottom of this and there are obstacles. The main obstacles have manifested in the form of the person or people presenting a deceptive narrative concerning what happened. However, it might be presenting here as a warning that some of the obstacles are intentional – especially in light of other cards indicating deception in this spread. I have gotten the Three of Wands reversed in some readings where a person has returned home after time has gone by so I want to throw that possible meaning out there.

The Moon is reiterating that the narrative is false. People are keeping secrets. Something important to note here is that this card, combined with ones like the Magician reversed and the High Priestess, is calling into question even basic information that has been provided about the day/evening before Karlie disappeared, as well as the morning after when she was allegedly last seen. People are taking key details as fact, and this is pointing people away from evidence. This is, of course, by design since we have at least one person avoiding accountability for their actions. Just because people are saying certain details are facts, doesn’t make them true. Evaluate this matter from a perspective where you are questioning everything basically.

The Wheel of Fortune reversed is yet another indicator that Karlie’s luck turned. Events beyond her control turned in a manner that worked against her or caused her problems. She did not have direct control over them, and she was essentially at their mercy.

The takeaway from this reading is that a series of events happened. The cards are reading like a possible accident. However, there was not enough information provided to give me any confidence as to what Karlie’s status is or whether whatever happened was intentional. The cards suggest that there is more to emerge on this.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Karlie Gusé?

Row 1
7 of Pentacles – Queen of Wands – The Hanged Man (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: The Chariot (reversed)

Row 2
3 of Wands (reversed) – Page of Pentacles (reversed) – Judgement
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles (r): 9 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
5 of Cups – The Star – Knight of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles: 2 of Swords

Karlie reading 2 – Таро Лунатиков

Reading:

The Seven of Pentacles is a card that depicts downtime after a person has been working hard or working toward a goal. It’s a card that comes up when someone is waiting to see the results of their actions. I don’t know if Karlie was trying to make improvements in her life or what, but this card shows that she was making some positive progress.

The Queen of Wands represents a mature female who comes across as a strong personality, energetic, and action oriented. Some downsides to a person demonstrating the attributes associated with this card is that they can come across as self-centered at times, controlling, and may have a short fuse. Regardless of actual gender, the Queen is a card that represents someone with motherly types of qualities.

The Chariot reversed is the card I pulled in connection with the Queen card and so it is communicating this person acted in a way that is forceful and/or aggressive. It can denote a loss of control over one’s temper and an inability to focus properly on what needs to be done. In missing person’s cases, this card sometimes comes up in connection with a motor vehicle accident. It can specifically be linked at times to accidents caused from drunk driving or intentional or unintentional vehicular homicide, but not always. Those are just some meanings I have seen in situations where the outcome is known.

The Hanged Man reversed is an energy that comes across as somewhat apathetic. It reflects someone avoiding accountability. It could indicate someone who is stalling for time. They are delaying what they probably know is inevitable because to them, it feels like whatever action they need to take is a sacrifice on their part – one they do not want to make.

The Three of Wands reversed signifies restrictions and a lack of process. It can also come up when someone regrets choices they made or does not like the outcome. The card shows a situation where there are obstacles preventing a resolution. It came up in the reading before and I do again want to point out that sometimes this card has indicated a return to home. I’ve seen it in cases where someone returned alive and also where they were found deceased.

The Page of Pentacles reversed represents someone younger that is behaving foolishly or in immature or irresponsible ways. Such a person is considered as an underachiever because they are capable of accomplishing more, but they are not taking advantage of opportunities provided to them or committing to putting in the work needed for growth. This could possibly represent Karlie at the time of her disappearance, or another person around her age range.

I pulled the Nine of Swords reversed in connection with the Page card and it shows a person who is likely dealing with extreme regret and feels ashamed about something they have done. It can represent someone who is either experiencing mental health issues or is behaving in a way that implies those issues. I am uncertain as to whether these two cards – the Page reversed, and the Nine of Swords reversed – are depicting Karlie’s state of mind when she disappeared or someone else entirely. It would likely be a person around Karlie’s general age.

Judgement is a card I associated with the concept of karma. I sometimes get these in readings when a moment of reckoning is on the horizon. It can refer to unavoidable judgement on the part of the universe. Even if a person has done something terrible, and gotten away with it, this card is conveying the message that there is no complete escape from facing the consequences of one’s actions.

The Five of Cups shows me a situation where someone involved experienced grief and mourning. A lot of the cards are coming across as depicting a situation that was not planned in advance or intended to end the way it did. So there is a sense of genuine loss, and the impact of Karlie’s disappearance has been a negative one on many people. This card is also suggesting to me that whatever happened probably was not planned.

The Star suggests that a lot more information will eventually come to light about what happened to Karlie. Given the context offered by my original question, this card is a positive one that points to an eventual resolution or understanding of what happened to Karlie. I truly hope this is the case.

The Knight of Pentacles is coming across as representing either an energy or a person who is on the younger side. It shares the same suit as the Page card above which could denote a familial relationship between two people involved. Additionally, the person may be older than Karlie if she is indeed the person depicted as the Page. Another important detail about this person represented by the Knight card is that they probably have information they have not shared. I say this because the Two of Swords shows me someone who feels like they are in a bind – stuck between two difficult choices or options and feeling as though neither is a good one. It is possible the person is in denial about what they know, or the circumstances surrounding it, or they are taking a long time to contemplate the situation to decide what to do about it. The person’s sense of responsibility and duty could ultimately drive them to share what they know.

Whatever the facts are of this situation, I hope there is a resolution and some clear answers soon.

Mekayla Bali

Mekayla Bali
Birthday: 07/02/1999
Disappearance: 04/12/2016

Question 1: Who or what caused the disappearance of Mekayla Bali?

Row One
7 of Wands (reversed) – Death (reversed) – The Emperor (reversed)

Row Two
3 of Pentacles (reversed) – Judgement (reversed) – Queen of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): Knight of Wands

Row Three
6 of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Pentacles – Queen of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): 8 of Pentacles (reversed)

Mekayla Bali – Thelma 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:

Mekayla Bali was 16 when she disappeared in 2016. She was last seen in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada on April 12th. On the day that Mekayla was last known to have been seen, she was caught on CCTV footage at various locations. Early in the morning, at about 6:41am, Mekayla texted a friend to ask for a ride to a local TD bank. The friend declined, saying that the bank wouldn’t be open until later in the day.

The beginning of Mekayla’s day seemed ordinary enough in that her grandmother dropped her off at school around 8:10am. She was seen on the school’s CCTV as placing a binder in her locker. At about 8:30am, Mekalya was shown on the footage to have left the school through a back exit/entrance. She went to a pawn shop and tried to get money for a silver ring. However, the person working at the shop said it did not have enough value. Just before 9am, Mekayla was shown withdrawing money on footage at the TB Bank. She took out $55.

Shortly thereafter, cameras caught her entering a Wendy’s restaurant. She spent about 15 minutes inside the restaurant before leaving. Almost immediately after leaving, Mekayla re-entered the restaurant and sat down. She is shown on footage as using her phone, sending texts and engaging in what appeared to be somewhat lengthy phone calls. At some point, she texted a friend saying “hey, I need help” but then texted again a little later and said “nevermind I figured it out.” Mekayla approaches an older woman who was eating at the restaurant and asked for help to rent a hotel room. The woman declined and Mekayla left.

She was later seen at an STC Bus Depot, and she asked about tickets to Regina – a place she had reportedly told people she wanted to go for vacation purposes. She did not buy a ticket, however. She had lunch at the Trail Stop Restaurant and then left. That was the last known footage of Mekayla. Police checked to see if she got on any of the buses that left but found no indication that she had. By the next morning, at 6:51am, Mekayla’s phone was turned off.

An odd aspect of the case is that calls Mekayla was shown to make on CCTV footage did not come up on her cell phone records, prompting investigators to wonder if she had a second phone or if she used an app to make the calls. She was known to use social media apps and websites, including Instagram and Kik. Though police have received hundred of different tips about possible sightings, none seem to have been confirmed as being Mekayla. Police were unable to confirm that every sighting was not Mekayla and so it is unknown if any true sightings have occurred or not.

The Reading:

The reading begins with the Seven of Wands reversed. The opening card in my readings represents the person, or their state of mind, that I am doing the reading on. In this case, the card reflects what Mekayla was feeling and experiencing at the time of her disappearance. It shows her as going through a time where she was feeling overwhelmed by a lot of different things in her life. She worried a lot about what other people thought of her and felt that people were judging her, as well as her decisions. The card also tells me that Mekayla did not like conflict, and she would avoid it whenever possible. It looks as though she was feeling somewhat defeated.

The Death card came up in the reversed position. In this case, it does not seem to represent actual death. Typically the Death card does not refer to a person’s death, but in some instances – when combined with cards pointing in that direction – it does. Instead, its positioning next to Mekayla’s starting out card tells me that many things were holding Mekayla back as far as getting beyond a rut or situation she was in. There was a lot she wanted to do and try, but she was afraid of change and there was a tendency to keep making some of the same mistakes repeatedly.

The Emperor reversed represents a person that was in Mekayla’s life, or came into her life, who was abusing his authority with the intention of taking advantage of her. It is unclear as to whether she knew this person in her day-to-day life before the day she vanished, or if it was someone she met online and possible had not met in person yet. Either way, there was a man involved in all of this. He may have presented himself as something completely different than he was, but in truth he was domineering, rigid in his ways and beliefs, and controlling. His interest in Mekayla was not innocent. He was not trying to help her, though he might have presented himself that way to her.

The Three of Pentacles reversed is a card of conflict and competition. It suggests that there was some arguing going on between Mekayla and at least one other person. Something to note about this card is that it often refers to a project or a situation where there is a shared goal – or at least the pretense of one. A possibility is that she had a plan to meet someone, or go somewhere with them, and there were issues coming up that seemed as though they were making it difficult.

At some point, Mekayla likely knew that things were not quite right with the person mentioned previously. I get the sense that she had been tricked before or that she had conversed with people who made claims about who they were, but those turned out not to be true – typical catfish types of scenarios. Judgement reversed shows Mekayla as failing to learn from past mistakes and denying the truth of her immediate situation – regardless of her gut feelings on the matter or evidence suggesting something was wrong. Self-esteem issues were absolutely at play here and she is being shown as someone who tended to blame herself and take her anger out on herself.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed is coming up in her reading and this represents a person or energy that is self-absorbed. I do not get the impression this card applies to Mekayla at all. It has a feel to it that is extremely different. Additionally, if it represents a person, it was someone who felt jealous or envious of Mekayla for some reason. It may tie directly to the Three of Pentacles reversed and explain the competition aspect of that card within the context of this reading. It presents as a kind of competition between two people.

With court cards, I often pull an additional card to get a better sense of what is going on with the person or energy the court card is communicating. In this case, I pulled the Knight of Wands – another court card. The Knight of Wands has a youthful energy to it that is more on par with someone in Mekayla’s general age range. As I have said before, nothing is concrete about the court cards in terms of gender or age. The focus is more on the attributes, qualities, and energy they convey. The Knight of Wands is always looking for a challenge. It is a person who likes excitement and sometimes bites off more than they can chew in this regard. They can be rebellious and quick to anger.

I am wondering if the Knight card represents the child of the person depicted in the Queen’s position. Both are coming across to me as being individual people. Unless there was only one, pretending to be the other. Like an older person acting as a younger one.

The Six of Wands reversed, on the final row, suggests to me that Mekayla was in a state of mind where she felt neglected and unloved. Remember, people have these feelings at times when they are not reflective of a person’s true situation. I think Mekayla was often hard on herself, so these types of emotions were probably not foreign to her. This card shows her as looking for outside support (outside of her immediate family) and so I would expect her to have been actively reaching out to people to get it. She reportedly asked an older woman for help getting a hotel room and that feels consistent with what this card is conveying. I think she asked for help from many sources and not just one.

The Seven of Pentacles is a card that usually comes up when a person has reached the point where their time and effort has finally paid off – or at least feels as if it has. Mekayla may have felt she secured the help she was requesting. It comes across as an offer of money or something material in nature. It could have been an offer of money in exchange for some kind of work, or something offered without the appearance of any strings attached. But the Queen of Swords reversed tells me that whatever was offered to Meykayla was done as a means of manipulating her. It put Mekayla in a dangerous and bad position – probably unbeknownst to her at first. A person matching the description of the Queen of Swords reversed is someone who behaves in a way that is toxic, manipulative, and cruel. Whatever such a person does or is doing, it is for themselves.

I pulled the Eight of Pentacles reversed in relation to the Queen card. A confusing aspect of this card is that it represents a dead-end type of job or something that does not require much skill. In some cases, it can refer to work that gives a person a bad reputation – either because they aren’t really putting in the effort and time they should or because the job itself is not on the up and up. Did someone offer Mekayla a way to make money that might have seemed appealing at first, but turned out to be a different situation altogether? I’m not sure.

The reading did not provide a definitive answer as to whether Mekayla is alive or not. If she is alive, she is not in a situation where she has much (if any) control over her life. The possibilities that come to mind regarding the last card in her reading – the Eight of Pentacles reversed – make me think of prostitution, drugs, and/or trafficking. However, I want to put it out there that I am not certain about this based on this one reading alone.

I’m definitely getting a catfish vibe from all of this as in she was tricked somehow, and it probably is not the first time the person or people have done it.

I would recommend watching for sightings of Mekayla or looking for attempts on her part to make contact with someone she knows. Again, I’m not saying she is alive. I genuinely cannot get a feel for that here. But intuitively I feel that I should caution against discounting sightings or occurrences where it seems like she is trying to send a message or communicate with someone.

As I always try to explain, 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 would love to see an outcome where Mekayla is found and is able to return to her loved ones. The situations that end positively remind me not to give up hope.

Bryce Laspisa – Part 2

This reading picks up from where the first one left off in Part One.

Question 2: What happened during and after Bryce Laspisa’s vehicle crashed near Castaic Lake to cause his disappearance?

Row One
7 of Swords (reversed) – Judgement – Page of Wands
Card pulled for the Page of Wands: Devil (reversed)

Row Two
2 of Wands – Queen of Cups (reversed) – The World
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups (r): 4 of Cups

Row Three
3 of Swords (reversed) – 3 of Pentacles (r) – Knight of Swords
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: 5 of Wands

Bryce Laspisa – Tarot of the Haunted House

The Reading:

I have no way to know what happened to Bryce for certain. Please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven. I would love to see a positive outcome here but these are just readings and interpretations – both of which can be incorrect.

The purpose of the second reading was to address what happened around the time that Bryce’s vehicle crashed and afterwards. I expected the cards to continue to read in a concerning way, but after I laid them out, I was really surprised by what I saw.

The first card is the Seven of Swords reversed. This is a card of revelation. It comes up when the things that someone has been hiding come to light – either because the person confesses to them, or they are uncovered in some other way. This could indicate Bryce may have told someone about whatever was going on with him.

The next card is Judgement. The reading shows Bryce as having a moment of reckoning. It is unclear if the accident prompted this to happen, but something prompted him to critically reflect on his choices and actions in a way that was more constructive than it had been previously. The implication is that he experienced an awakening of sorts.

The Page of Wands came up again in this reading, but this time it was in the upright position. This card symbolizes a bad situation transitioning into a better one. Granted, this seems odd considering everything that has happened to him thus far. But that’s what it is showing me. Also, the Page of Wands in this position signifies that new ideas were coming to him, and he felt a sense of excitement as though he had spent time brainstorming and he came up with some options that seemed workable in ways they hadn’t before. Being a court card, there is the distinct possibility this card represents someone Bryce met or turned to that offered him help.

The card I pulled in connection with the Page of Wands was the Devil reversed. In its reversed position, the Devil signifies a situation where someone releases chains that have been binding them. This can come up if someone has finally reached a turning point in recovering from an addition or in a situation where someone becomes free of someone toxic. There are many possibilities with this card. The most important element is that after his accident, for whatever reason, he felt like he was reclaiming his life and his independence from something. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell how far beyond the crash this card is taking us. The Wands and the Swords are fast-moving types of energy and that suggests these events unfolded relatively quickly. I keep thinking back to those recurring thoughts I had during the first reading about him looking for a sign. I can’t shake the thought that surviving the car accident might have been the sign he felt he needed.

The Two of Wands came up a second time in this reading as well. Like the Page of Wands, the Two of Wands came up in an upright position. It reflects an undoing of the past struggles he was facing. It shows someone who was making solid decisions and taking real steps down a new path. It also depicts someone willing to step into the unknown and take some risks. Previously, Bryce was shown as someone suffering the consequences of failure to plan. Now the cards show him as doing the opposite.

The Queen of Cups then came up in a reversed position. Its position shows an obstacle between Bryce’s new sense of direction and his ability to achieve his goals. It appears to represent a feminine energy or person, but that is not absolutely certain. It depicts someone who is insecure and overly dependent. It also denotes a sense of sacrifice that is presented as something selfless when really there are some ulterior motives – usually relating to emotional dependence.

The card pulled in reference to the Queen of Cups reversed was the Four of Cups. This supports my belief that the Queen of Cups reversed represented a real figure – the mentality of one at least – in Bryce’s life because it explains why that person posed such a significant obstacle. The Four of Cups is a card where someone feels disconnected and unwilling to move beyond the position they are in, despite obviously unhappy. The person isn’t stuck because they don’t have choices; they are essentially choosing to remain where and as they are at the time. Remember, this card is linked to the Queen of Cups reversed so it is whatever or whoever the obstacle was that Bryce perceived as keeping him from moving forward. The court card shows someone who is not sympathetic or empathetic to another person’s needs. Their own emotion is clouding their ability to see the degree of suffering or difficulty a person close to them is experiencing. This can become truly problematic if they are ignoring dire needs that demand immediate attention.

The outcome or goal standing beyond the Queen of Cups reversed is the World card. The reading is suggesting to me that Bryce envisioned a way to become fulfilled, and to feel a sense of harmony and belonging, but for whatever reason there was someone in his life preventing him from achieving that. I don’t even know if the Queen was acting deliberately or if it was more a matter where their needs were forefront in their mind, and this caused them to completely miss all the signs showing what Bryce needed from them. Bryce’s freedom, at that point in time, was only possible by severing that tie.

The World is also a card demonstrating lessons embraced and learned. It is the last of the major arcana cards and it looks back over all a person has been through and shows them coming out the other side. The card is a reminder that everything is always moving and changing, whether we take action in our lives or not. I find it often means that a person has progressed to the point that deep and genuine inner happiness is either happening or is well within their grasp.

The Three of Swords reversed is the first card on the final row. This is a card of healing and recovery. It represents someone who has entered into a phase where they forgive themselves and others for their shortcomings or for pain that has been caused. The card has a downside in this positioning because it still signifies hurt and regret, but it is positive in that it demonstrates a willingness to begin the process of moving beyond what has happened and working toward letting go of suffering.

The Three of Pentacles reversed, positioned on the last row, suggests that whatever Bryce did after the accident was done because he did not feel as though some of the people – or at least one with a particularly strong influence on him, were really working with him to sort out his problems. And he didn’t feel like he could share his truth with them – whatever that happened to be. I really don’t know what this card is referring to specifically. However, it is coming up in a placement that is usually meant to give final insight into why and how events unfolded the way they did.

The Knight of Swords is the third card in the last row. It represents a person or energy that is assertive, focused, and is thinking strategically about what they are doing. The Knight is a younger energy than a card like a Queen or a King. It feels like someone helped Bryce. The Five of Wands was pulled in relation to the Knight card and showing that decisions made were done to address problems Bryce was having – arguments and conflicts with one or more key people in his life. It really does feel as those he either contacted someone he knew or met someone that provides him with help.

Now, I went into this reading thinking Bryce was probably deceased. While I am by no means an expert on the circumstances leading up to his disappearance, the first reading showed a negative progression toward an unfortunate outcome. However, the second reading – which is focused on what was going on with Bryce during and after the crash – showed the exact opposite progression. There could be several possible explanations for this, including a scenario in which he is still alive. I’m not saying he’s alive. I have no way to know that even if the cards read in a way that suggests it. They can be wrong my interpretation can be wrong.

One way or the other, I hope for answers for those who love him. Solid answers backed with proof.

Asha Degree

Reading for Asha Degree
Birthday: August 5, 1990
Reported Date of Disappearance: February 14, 2000

Question: What happened to Asha Degree in February of 2000?

Row One
The Fool (Reversed) – 9 of Cups (Reversed) – Ace of Swords

Row Two
Knight of Swords (Reversed) – Knight of Pentacles – The Devil (Reversed)
Card linked to K of S (Reversed): 4 of Cups (Reversed)
Card linked to K of P: Death

Row Three
6 of Swords (Reversed) – The Sun (Reversed) – Justice (Reversed)

Asha Degree reading – Traditional Manga deck

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.

My background knowledge on this case/situation is limited. A very basic summary, to provide some insight into what is known and not known, is that Asha was 9 years old when she disappeared in February of 2000. It is believed that she disappeared in the early morning hours of February 14th. Multiple people claimed to have seen a little girl matching her description walking along a highway around the time she would have been missing. However, none of the witnesses know what happened to her beyond that and claimed she was completely alone.

One person reportedly tried to stop to offer help but said that it seemed to scare her and she ran into a wooded or tree-lined type of area. At some point, her backpack was found at a construction site off Highway 18 and was wrapped in a plastic bag. The bag was linked to her because it has been reported that it contained her name and phone number. I did not come across concrete information about what else the bag had in it. She has been missing ever since.

The Reading:

I want to take a moment to remind anyone that reads this, 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. These are only tarot readings and my opinions about what the cards might mean.

The Fool reversed puts Asha in the position of potentially taking careless action. Given that she was a child, and nine years old, it is understandable how she could end up in a situation she didn’t realize might become dangerous. The card implies an atmosphere in which a person is easier to take advantage of or feels compelled to do something that is naïve or reckless.

The 9 of Cups is viewed as a positive card upright, but in a reversed position it can point to a negative situation associated with massive disappointment, shattered dreams, and misery. In its position next to the Fool reversed it suggests a direct relationship to Asha and her mindset when all the events unfolded. Things did not go remotely as planned.

The Ace of Swords is a card suggesting a plan of action and clarity on a matter at hand. It is included in the row with the above-described cards and is related. The positioning suggests that Asha had a plan in mind and had given it thought ahead of time. Swords, associated with the element of air (and its prevalence in this reading when compared to other suits), gives the impression of something that was fast-moving. While some planning appears to have played a role, it likely did not become serious or fully take root too far in advance. Most likely, the plan was formulated – at least in Asha’s mind – within a matter of a couple of days or less.

The second row begins with the Knight of Swords in a reversed position. To get further information on court cards, I like to pull an additional card that is positioned over the court card. It then becomes linked to any cards it directly touches (see the image that I took of the cards). The four of cups reversed was the card I pulled in reference to the Knight of Swords reversed.

The Knight of Swords reversed refers to a younger male energy (keep in mind that court cards do not absolutely mean a reference to a person, nor are they restricted to a reference only to people who match their gender or age portrayal on a card). Knight court cards give off an energy that is more mature than that of a Page, but that is more active and less experienced than a Queen or a King. Due to its reversed position, the card represents someone with energy associated with the element of air. Astrological signs linked to swords include Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini. However, the astrological signs associated with a court card are intended to give a picture of the person or energy the cards are conveying and so if they represent an actual person, they could belong to any astrological sign. They would be recognizable more by their traits and patterns of behavior. That is the significance I am placing on them here.

The Knight of Swords reversed – in the context of this reading – is coming across as a person who lacks tact and tends to be forceful or confrontational. The person may not behave this way typically, but that is the energy that is coming up in response to my question about what happened to Asha. If representing a person, I would expect the individual to be someone who was (or still is) inclined to coerce people, was or is controlling within their relationships, and may be or have been abusive verbally and/or physically with people around them. Such a person might appear (to others) to have the positive characteristics associated with the upright position of this card and thus might not typically behave like someone who would be involved in something untoward or nefarious. It depends on whether the reversed positioning characteristics are their norm so to speak.

The Four of Cups reversed tends to have a positive meaning in that it usually marks a time when a person becomes more active or moves beyond a position that once felt stagnant. This card could have a lot of meanings here, ranging from representing someone who was experiencing blocks or delays in their life who found new enthusiasm, direction, or purpose that motivated them to take forward-moving action. But it could also refer to someone who was restricted in their ability to act, due to sickness or imprisonment. The meaning is not clear to me in this reading. Cups are associated with the element of water and often represent the emotional (or lack of it, depending on the card and reading) aspect of something.

In addition to covering the Knight of Swords reversed, the Four of Cups reversed is also covering the King of Pentacles. The King of Pentacles is associated with the element of earth and represents energy consistent with the astrological signs of Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. If representing a person, this is someone with a mature energy who is business inclined and typically secure financially. The energy is associated with security and safety. People matching this description may work a variety of jobs and so it is difficult to identify a specific profession. The positioning of the card might provide insight into how the person in the Knight of Swords reversed position may have come to know about Asha. The card seems to indicate a connecting thread of sorts.

The card I pulled in connection with the King of Pentacles was the Death card. In many cases, the Death card has positive meaning in that it can reflect a transformation, the resolution to a situation or problem, or a release from something. But there are instances where Death can represent an actual physical death and I suspect that could be the case here. When I placed this card over part of the King of Pentacles, it also took a position where it covered the Devil reversed. I need to spend more time thinking about this combination because along with other cards, such as Justice reversed and the Sun reversed, it gives the impression of there possibly being a sexual motive behind this. However, I am hesitant to really say that with confidence based on this reading alone. I cannot rule out an accident based on the way these cards display, though they are pointing to something more deliberate and at least somewhat planned. At this time, I cannot figure out the link between the two court cards in the second row. There is an important link there, but it is not clear whether the link pertains to how someone would have known about Asha or gained access to her or if it refers to someone with greater involvement. Questions I have include whether this person is related by blood or marriage to the person represented by the Knight card? Does this person have pertinent information? Or is the link merely the person who made it possible for Asha and the other person to cross paths? Maybe a future reading that focuses more on this aspect would help clarify.

The positioning and placement of figures on the cards suggest that the Knight of Swords was focused on the person depicted in the Fool reversed. Given the nature of my question, I feel confident the person represented in the Fool card is Asha. I want to say that I am not getting any impression from the cards that anyone in her immediate family knows what happened to her. If they know or are acquainted with one or more people that do, my sense is they are unaware of this or at least uncertain if they happen to suspect someone. From an intuitive perspective, it seems there is a connection between whoever was involved and the family. The family likely knows the person involved – possibly through a third person (King of Pentacles?) – but none of this reads as the immediate family (mother, father, and brother) as being involved. A careful examination of a younger person – or a person whose maturity level is on par with that of a teenager or a person in their earlier twenties – that Asha may have come into repeated contact with – could prove helpful.

The last card on the second row is the Devil reversed. This card can lean toward the positive if other cards suggest that someone is letting go of something, gaining freedom from an obsession, addiction, or another similar type of entrapment. In this case, the Devil reversed could refer to the destruction or collapse of whatever plan was in place leading to whatever events unfolded. The position often denotes a sense of freedom, which can be literal freedom or emotional freedom. It gives a sense of being detached from the death card that covers it.  

The third row tends to represent the aftermath or outcome of the events. In this case, it refers to the events that occurred in 2000. The Six of Swords reversed indicates a person trying to run from something they have done or a bad situation. The energy suggests a person who feels trapped by a situation. The positioning of the cards shows a desire for mental distance and possibly physical distance as well. This means the person may have moved or put further distance between themselves and the location/s associated with the event shortly after. Did they live in the same area or state? The cards show a strong likelihood of this.

I am reading the Sun reversed as an impression on the part of whoever is involved (and I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of two people being involved in some capacity) that they feel they have gotten away with whatever happened. Something to consider here is that this might cause whoever has direct information on what happened to say more than they should. On an intuitive level, I do feel this person (or people) have communicated with others about what happened. If there is a second person involved, my thought is they might have been brought into the situation to help cover it up or they had some other kind of secondary involvement. The Knight of Swords reversed, if representative of a person, denotes arrogance or a sense of feeling as though enough time has gone by that they are safe.

Justice in the reversed position is often associated with unfair outcomes. I have found, when doing readings on missing people and/or crimes, it tends to suggest that something outside of the law occurred – meaning at least one or more laws were broken during the events surrounding Asha’s disappearance, making it a criminal event in some way. In conjunction with other major arcana cards included in this reading, Justice reversed indicates to me that Asha is deceased. The outcome of the events do not seem to have come out in her favor. However, there is always the possibility of a positive outcome. I don’t believe in giving up on hope without completely convincing evidence proving an outcome is indeed a negative one.

I will do another reading on Asha in the future. I find that if I put time and space in between readings, I can sometimes get a better understanding of what may have happened. I also like to note whether I get similar cards and/or combinations in different readings on the same subject matter.