Logan Losurdo

Disappearance: 11/26/2021
Found deceased: 03/10/2022

Location: NSW Central Coast, found near Soldier’s Beach

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

Summary:

Logan Losurdo was 20 years old when he was last seen on November 26th of 2021. His body was recovered on March 10th of 2022, near Soldier’s Beach, Norah Head. Logan is described as being from Magenta on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Question: What circumstances caused Logan’s death?

Row 1
Queen of Pentacles (r) – King of Swords – King of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): Ace of Wands (r)
Card pulled for the King of Swords: Queen of Swords (r)
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords (r): Page of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles (r): The World (r)
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): 6 of Cups

Row 2
Knight of Pentacles (r) – 3 of Wands – The Emperor
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): 5 of Wands (r)

Row 3
Ace of Pentacles – 7 of Wands (r) – 2 of Cups (r)

Reading

This initial reading on the circumstances surrounding Logan’s disappearance, and subsequent death, shows a lot of different things going on. I’ve talked before about how the readings will touch on all of these people, events, and influences that were around a person when they disappeared or died. While that can shed a lot of light on the situation, it can also create confusion when some of those are not directly related to it all. So it’s important to keep that in mind when going through everything here. And again, it’s just a tarot reading.

The first card is the Queen of Pentacles reversed. When a person is represented by this card in its reversed position, all of the negative attributes are highlighted. Minimally, people depicted by this card are manipulative and have a mean streak. However, some are actual sociopaths and so there is a spectrum there. Such a person could be a motherly figure in that they may have one or more children. The Ace of Wands reversed is showing that there was some kind of bad news that came up with regard to this person. Maybe Logan had some kind of plans that were delayed or derailed by this person. I don’t know. It’s not the only card that has an underlying meaning that could pertain to travel plans.

The next card is the King of Swords. The cards pulled in connection with it include the Queen of Swords reversed, the Page of Pentacles reversed, and the World reversed. The person depicted by the King card has positive attributed. This would be someone who is articulate, has goals, achieves their goals, and is considered an expert in whatever it is they do for work. The card might represent Logan. The Queen of Swords reversed is someone directly connected to the person in the King position. This is a person who is a poor communicator, and it can sometimes represent an absent or neglectful mother. The Page of Pentacles reversed may represent some bad news that Logan received – probably from or about the person in the Queen position. It could have been related to money or living arrangements or anything else that is material in nature. Finally, the World reversed is showing an incomplete situation in which success was not achieved. So I don’t know if Logan had a plan or desire to do something specific, but the means to accomplish it fell through, or if there is some other explanation to all that.

The King of Pentacles reversed is striking me as a father figure who would be – or have been – distinguishable by specific attributes associated with their personality. This is a card with masculine energy. When it represents a person, it is someone who can be greedy, selfish, corrupt, a failure in terms of business endeavors, etc. The Six of Cups was pulled in reference to this person, and it can represent a person’s childhood, childhood memories, family, issues experienced in childhood, and other similar types of themes.

The Knight of Pentacles reversed, when depicting a person, is someone with male energy who is likely younger than the people in the Queen and King positions – or at least, it is someone who is operating at the emotional level of a young adult. This is a person who is irresponsible, unstable, focused on money, and prone to breaking promises. The Five of Wands reversed is the card pulled with the Knight and it is a solution card or one that represents the end of a struggle. It is possible that Logan was having an issue with someone, and it was resolved by some means – or was thought to be resolved – or what this is pointing to specifically.

The Three of Wands is another card that makes me think that Logan might have had some kind of plan to go somewhere or travel. Sometimes, it is a card that just refers to a person who is planning ahead and seeking to live their life to the fullest in terms of going after their goals or enjoying the results of their hard work. But the first two cards suggest that there was some kind of plan that was either canceled or delayed.

The Emperor would be a father figure type of person that was either in Logan’s life at the time, or who he came in contact with around the time that he disappeared (and was later found deceased). Typically, this is a male person who is protective, authoritative, and dependable. Minimally, they come across that way at least, and they are viewed as having some kind of influence or power.

The Ace of Pentacles is suggesting that there might have been some kind of new job opportunity, or a goal or finding a new job, at the time that this all happened. I don’t know what Logan did for work, but perhaps he was thinking of starting his own business? I’m not sure. Maybe that is tied in with whatever other plans he seemed to have, or maybe he just came across a potential job opportunity or chance to make money.

The Seven of Wands reversed is a card of defeat. It can come up when someone gets completely burned out, gives in to the wishes of others – even if it is to their own detriment, or just surrenders to their circumstances. So I would say that regardless of what actually happened to Logan, and caused his death, he had a lot on his mind at the time and there were a lot of human influences.

The final card is the Two of Cups reversed. This is usually a breakup card or one that can signify a divorce. It is basically a relationship that has gone wrong that a person was emotionally invested in. If the relationship is still going when this card appears, then it points to arguments, conflict, and disharmony within it.

Question: Who or what caused Logan’s death?

Row 1
8 of Cups – Page of Wands – Emperor
Card pulled for the Page of Wands: Hierophant (r)

Row 2
3 of Swords – 9 of Cups – 6 of Cups

Row 3
Temperance – 3 of Cups (r) – 2 of Pentacles

Reading:

The Eight of Cups signifies a person who reaches their limit with something or someone and realizes that they should walk away. That doesn’t mean they actually do it, but it’s a card showing that a person has come to the point where they know something, or someone, is no longer serving them in a positive way (if they ever were in the first place).

The Page of Wands may indicate a young person – such as a child – or a message. It is typically a positive card. But what is odd is that the card pulled in connection with it is the Hierophant reversed. Was there a breakup of a relationship, or a divorce, which involved a child? I can’t really make sense of this combination, but it feels like there is possibly a child connected to a bad relationship or a relationship that didn’t work out. However, Logan was only 20 years old so I’m not sure what to do with those cards because I have no background information on him.

The Emperor appeared in this reading again. It has the same meaning as before. There was some kind of older, probably male, influence that was in Logan’s life – or came into it right around the time of his disappearance and death – that plays a role in all this. Not in that they did anything wrong; just that they have come up twice and so their existence or actions are important somehow to this whole story.

The Three of Swords is a heartbreak card. There are so many cards in this reading that are pointing to emotional distress over relationships. I do think that there is or was a romantic type of relationship influence in all of this because of the last card in the first reading, and this card that goes a step further and almost suggests a kind of betrayal or deception. Now this could simply be something that was on his mind and contributed to his emotional state when all this happened. It doesn’t mean that a partner, or a former partner, was responsible for his death. For instance, in a suicide (I am just using this as an example; I don’t know what the cause of death was for Logan), there are factors that impact how a person is feeling at a given time and they can either help or hinder a person’s mental state.

Nine of Cups is a card of achievement and prosperity. But it’s placement between the Three of Swords and the Six of Cups (that card is back again) suggests to me that those outer cards were blocking what the Nine of Cups had to offer in Logan’s life – or acting as obstacles to it, for lack of a better way of describing it. The Six of Cups makes me think there were unresolved childhood memories or issues that were coloring a lot of Logan’s life and possibly holding him back in some ways.

Temperance is a card of wanting to find peace and balance. It can also apply to relationships – including romantic ones – where a person wants to find solutions or reach a point of calm.

The Three of Cups reversed…Did he have something planned like a wedding or some kind of event that was canceled or broken off? Maybe a celebration of some kind? It can point to issues such as cheating and miscarriages too.

The Two of Pentacles is about trying to find balance and trying to juggle a lot of different matters in one’s life – typically financial or material in nature.

So this reading does not present a specific person in terms of pointing to them as a singular and direct influence. It also ends with an air of uncertainty – as though there were these efforts and actions to find balance and fix problems in Logan’s life, but then he was found deceased. I don’t have enough information to decipher if his death was intentional on anyone’s part – including his own. I simply can’t tell. I can only say he had a lot more going on than people on the outside, who didn’t really know him well, would have imagined. I don’t think he had the easiest life.


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Paul Hunsinger

Date of death: 10/29/2018
Location: Pennsylvania

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Summary:

Paul M. Hunsinger was found deceased on October 29th of 2018. I don’t know the circumstances surrounding his death.

Question: What circumstances caused Paul’s death?

Row 1
Queen of Cups – Page of Cups – King of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: Tower
Card pulled for the Page of Cups: Page of Swords (r)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 6 of Cups (r)
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): 7 of Cups

Row 2
Moon (r) – Queen of Pentacles – The World (r)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles: The Devil (r)

Row 3
Hierophant (r) – Judgement (r) – Hanged Man (r)

Reading

There is a lot going on here. What is going to be somewhat difficult is determining what people, influences, and events truly pertain directly to Paul’s death. Keep in mind that it is possible for all of these surrounding influences and energies to present in a reading – even in cases where a death is not clear cut, is accidental, etc. I haven’t gotten to the who or what part of Paul’s death yet and so I don’t have a strong feel for that aspect yet.

The Queen of Cups is a female energy that was in Paul’s life. It’s not presenting as a negative influence necessarily, but the Tower tells me that there was some kind of shocking revelation or event that occurred to or because of this person. Whatever that was seems to be coloring the reading as a whole. The Queen card is a person who can be emotional and sensitive – for better or worse. It is usually someone highly intuitive and who is more likely to act on emotion.

The Page of Cups could be a message, or a person related to some kind of positive situation or event. It could have to do with a marriage, pregnancy, relationship, etc. But the Page of Swords reversed, pulled in reference to the Page of Cups, is showing there was some kind of bad news about whatever the first card represented. The Six of Cups reversed was pulled in connection with these cards as well. It usually points to issues relating to a person’s childhood – issues that have come to the forefront or that a person is trying to address. Sometimes it just represents someone who is stuck in the past though, for whatever reason.

The King of Pentacles reversed is coming across as a negative influence or person. If it’s a person, it is probably an adult male. This is a person who has experienced a lot of failure, might potentially be corrupt, is cold on an emotional level, and focuses too much on money or material things. It can also point to someone who is unfaithful in a relationship.

The Seven of Cups was pulled in connection with the King card, and this shows someone that might be reluctant to face reality. It can show a situation where there are many different options available, but the person responsible for choosing one of those options is not necessarily seeing everything clearly or as it is in reality.

The Moon reversed represents the unveiling of secrets and so I think, when you consider the first two cards, it is possible that Paul found out the truth about something. The Moon can sometimes indicate infidelity and so that is a possibility, though the nature of whatever was revealed is not clear at this time.

The Queen of Pentacles is a female type of energy, or a person, which is generally business minded or has the ability to provide for themselves. When this card represents a person, it is usually someone with a lot of positive attributes. But the Devil reversed – which is the card connected to this one – suggests there was some kind of situation going on with this person. I don’t know if they overcame an addiction, were trying to overcome an addiction, or what that card might represent. It can be a card of freedom and revelation as well.

The World reversed is signifying a situation where there is a lack of success and/or a lack of completion. It can indicate something disappointing or a burden that someone is dealing with.

The Heirophant reversed could represent a troubled marriage, a divorce, or someone who is rebellious and unconventional. Judgement reversed is a person that doesn’t learn from their mistakes or past, can be malicious, places blame on others unfairly, and has a lot of regrets.

The reading ends with the Hanged Man reversed. This card is a difficult one to interpret here. It comes up in a lot of different situations, such as ones where a person is having health issues or ones where someone is extremely psychologically distressed. Sometimes it represents suicide, but there are too many meanings associated with this card to event speculate on this aspect. Hopefully the second reading will shed more light on these matters.

Question: Who or what caused Paul’s death?

Row 1
Chariot – 10 of Swords (r) – 8 of Cups (r)

Row 2
Knight of Swords (r) – Page of Cups – Temperance
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords (r): Hierophant (r)
Card pulled for the Page of Cups: 6 of Pentacles (r)

Row 3
10 of Cups (r) – 6 of Wands (r) – 8 of Pentacles (r)

Reading:

There are going to be several different perspectives a person can take when interpreting these cards. The first is to consider that if Paul died due to reasons that were not directly caused by another person, then the cards largely pertain directly to him. The second is that the cards represent someone other than Paul. This reading never makes it clear to me which one is the most likely and so my hope is that something in all of this resonates with someone who knew Paul and his circumstances because it might shed light on the entire situation.

The Chariot is a card that typically indicates movement and travel. It can also be a victory card or one indicating that someone is in the process of overcoming obstacles, or that they already have.

The 10 of Swords reversed is often about rising above problems or people that are creating problems. It’s usually more of a card reflecting what is going on in someone’s thinking or psyche then it is one representing specific events. So it’s making me think that Paul was dealing with difficulties from his past and trying to rise above them.

The Eight of Cups reversed is card that can show someone who is afraid of being abandoned or left behind. It can also be a person who should leave a person or problem behind but can’t quite bring themselves to do it and so they basically accept their situation and try to come to terms with it.

The Knight of Swords reversed usually represents a male person or energy. A lot of times, this is someone who has a hard time communicating with others. Sometimes this is because they have a speech impediment, but other times it is just an overall inability to express themselves properly. People represented by this card often engage in aggressive behavior, may behave like a bully, and could have a criminal record. If they don’t have a criminal record, then it is probably only because they weren’t caught doing whatever they’ve done.

The Hierophant reversed has appeared in both readings and so there is definitely significance to this card. It was pulled in connection with the Knight. It could be indicating there was a failed marriage, poor advice or counsel given, or a situation where someone behaved in a rebellious way.

The Page of Cups can represent a child or a positive message of some kind. Sometimes there is a psychic or intuitive nature to the person or message. It could represent romantic news, a pregnancy, or some other kind of positive news. The card pulled in connection with this one was the Six of Pentacles reversed and that could change the meaning of the Page card a lot. It could indicate that there was some kind of scam going on, an abuse of power, or the giving of gifts with some kind of strings attached.

Temperance is a card where someone is seeking balance and harmony.

The Ten of Cups reversed indicates trouble at home or difficulty in one or more close relationships. If it a card of dysfunction and can indicate a broken home or family situation.

The Six of Wands reversed is someone who wanted positive recognition – potentially to the point of wanting fame or widespread attention – but experienced failure in this regard. It can also indicate a kind of fall from grace for whoever this reading represents.

The Eight of Pentacles reversed is a card that I see when a person is bored with their job or career path or is having a difficult time focusing and doing the kind of quality of work that they are probably capable of doing. It can also represent a workaholic or someone who spends too much time thinking about work or engaging in work activities.

Neither of the readings is giving me a clear answer about what caused Paul’s death. I can’t rule much out. He had a lot going on in his life around the time of his death and that makes it appear like there is something more to all this.


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Curtis Thorne

Disappearance: 08/06/2021
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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Summary:

Curtis Thorne was last seen on August 6th of 2021. I don’t have details beyond that about what happened to him or what is thought to have happened to him.

Question: What circumstances caused Curtis’ disappearance?

Row 1
The Lovers – Emperor (r) – Justice (r)

Row 2
Page of Cups (r) – Ace of Pentacles (r) – 4 of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the Page of Cups (r): 3 of Wands (r)

Row 3
Magician – Empress – 5 of Cups (r)

Reading

The first card for this reading is the Lovers. This card usually represents one of two things. Either it refers to a romantic relationship/partnership between Curtis and another person, or it is referencing an important decision that Curtis was faced with making.

The Emperor reversed is showing me a person that was involved in his life at the time of his disappearance that comes across as an older male. The age and gender can vary, but I usually get this card when it pertains to a male. In the reversed position, this is someone who abuses their power, is a control freak, and behaves recklessly. It’s just an overall oppressive and negative influence.

Justice reverse tells me that something shady happened. Something unfair or unjust happened in reference to Curtis’ disappearance. It’s reading like a foul play card. Remember, though, that these are just tarot readings. They aren’t intended to be taken as fact. So I’m not saying he is deceased, but I am saying that something bad happened here.

The Page of Cups reversed can represent a message or a kind of messenger. It usually relates to emotional matters or news. In the reversed position, it is a negative message or interaction. It can represent a broken marriage proposal, an obsession, an exploitative situation, etc.

The Three of Wands reversed was pulled for the Page of Cups reversed. It’s looking like the news, or the interaction represented by the Page card might have had something to do with travel or a long-distance type of relationship. In some cases, it can just refer to a sense of being unhappy with the decisions that a person has made. However, it is connected to that Page card and so the meaning is related to that specifically.

Ace of Pentacles reversed is showing me serious money troubles. It’s a card of poor financial control or delays in getting money that was needed or expected. It also indicates a lack of planning that can put a person in a financial bind.

The Four of Pentacles reversed is a card that I see when someone is trying to rid themselves of things or people. It can be a positive card in that it sometimes refers to a person being generous and giving gifts to people. However, it can also be a negative card that refers to financial losses, gambling, or debts.

The last row of cards is a little mystifying in that I’m not sure exactly how they fit in here. The Magician is a card of resourcefulness and skill. Ordinarily, the Empress is a positive card. But I’ve seen it appear to take on an alternate meaning in these types of readings and so I’ll see what the next reading says and then circle back to this. The Five of Cups reversed is a card of letting go. It’s usually linked to emotions or things that hold people back psychologically, such as regret or grief.

Question: Who or what caused Curtis’ disappearance?

Row 1
Strength – 8 of Swords – 4 of Cups (r)

Row 2
6 of Pentacles – 9 of Pentacles – 6 of Cups

Row 3
10 of Cups (r) – The Fool (r) – Knight of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): The Magician

Reading:

Strength is usually a card about overcoming difficulties, having the courage of one’s convictions, and gathering inner strength. Sometimes it is a card indicating that there is something going on behind the scenes – someone pulling strings, basically. Either way, it’s a card that comes up when a situation or problem calls for courage or inner strength and this suggests that there was some kind of serious problem that Curtis was faced with that he did want to have the strength to confront.

The Eight of Swords is showing someone who is trapped and feels like they were backed into a corner. Since this reading does not appear to present an actual person until the end of it, it is reading like it pertains to Curtis specifically. It can definitely be a victimization card and/or one that shows a person as being silenced.

The Four of Cups reversed is a card that is all about moving on and seizing opportunities.

The Six of Pentacles is a card that depicts someone who has the ability to give as doing so to someone who is in need. Did someone help Curtis out with money? The first reading indicated the possibility (likelihood) of financial problems and could be hinting at some kind of debt that Curtis owed. I don’t necessarily mean monetary, but that’s among the possibilities.

The Nine of Pentacles is a card that usually represents financial freedom, abundance, and/or independence. If there is another person involved in Curtis’ disappearance somehow, it is reading like they were better off than him financially – at least at the time that all this happened. Because I have the Six of Pentacles showing me someone in a giving position and then next to it is a card that shows someone who has achieved some degree of wealth or financial independence. The first reading, which focused on Curtis, did not present him in this light and so it sounds like this is someone else.

The Six of Cups is kind of like a reminiscing about childhood card. It can be positive memories about childhood or in some cases may refer to matters relating to childhood abuse.

And the above card is important here because the Ten of Cups reversed is showing that there was trouble at home. Now when I say there were problems at home, I don’t necessarily mean within the residence where he lived necessarily. What I’m really trying to say is that I think that someone that was close to Curtis, and knew him on an emotional level, does know what happened here. They know details about how and why he is missing.

The Fool reversed, in the context of this reading, represents carelessness or recklessness. The first reading talked about either a romantic partnership (the Lovers) or an important decision, and this card almost seems to be saying that a choice was made – maybe hastily and without enough thought. I don’t know if Curtis made it or if the person that seems to have knowledge about all of this made it though.

Finally, we have the Knight of Pentacles reversed and the Magician as the card pulled in reference to it. The Knight of Pentacles is a person or energy that typically comes across as masculine and on the younger adult side of things. It is someone who has been irresponsible, possibly disloyal, and/or someone who has made broken promises. But the Magician is a card representing resourcefulness, skill, and willpower. Much of the meaning behind these cards hinges on who is represented by the Knight card. Minimally, the two cards are showing someone who probably used whatever skills or resources they had to cause Curtis’ disappearance.

The financial matters stand out prominently, as does the suggestion that there was someone providing support or material assistance of some kind. If there is someone who can be pinpointed as having done this for Curtis, then the reading seems to point to them having answers about all this. No matter what happened here, there is a person – besides Curtis – who knows. I’m not saying they did something wrong either. I’m just saying they have answers to critical questions here.


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Alan Eugene Buckels Sr.

Death: December 18, 2020
Location: Jefferson County, Arkansas

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

Summary:

Alan was last seen on December 18th of 2020. His body was found near the Arkansas River – on its banks – on April 30th of 2020.

Question: What circumstances caused Alan’s death?

Row 1

Page of Wands – Queen of Wands – 10 of Wands
Card pulled for the Page of Wands: 3 of Cups
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: King of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): High Priestess (r)

Row 2

8 of Swords (r) – Hierophant – Ace of Pentacles (r)

Row 3

4 of Cups (r) – Knight of Cups (r) – Ace of Wands
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups (r): Knight of Pentacles (r)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): 8 of Cups

Reading

A challenge associated with all readings is separating ordinary and non-meaningful (not directly pertaining to what happened) event from true contributing factors. That said, the goal is always to try to isolate instances or occurrences that provide some kind of explanation.

The Page of Wands is often a messenger or a message. If it’s a message, then it is one that comes quickly, and it usually relates to work or love matters. The message was about some kind of event or something happy/positive. Examples include social events, weddings, gatherings, etc. So Alan got positive news about something relating to that.

The Queen of Wands is usually a female (or female energy) with strong and courageous energy. The card can represent a mother or someone who has those qualities. In its upright position it is emphasizing the positive traits associated with this person.

However, the King of Pentacles reversed was pulled in connection to the Queen and this is not a positive card. This usually represents someone who is corrupt, unsuccessful, and shows a pattern of failure. People represented by this card are focused on material matters, even if they are experiencing financial problems (which they usually are in the reversed position), and they can be ruthless.

The High Priestess reversed, pulled in connection with both the King and the Queen, indicates some kind of betrayal and secrets. Sometimes it represents fertility issues. But the positioning is showing that there was some kind of situation between these two people. I don’t know if they were harboring some kind of secret pertaining to Alan or what. Maybe the person in the King position had an issue with Alan that related to the person in the Queen position.

The Ten of Wands is a card that shows Alan in a situation where he felt overwhelmed and perhaps over-burdened. It shows a situation where someone is doing – or at least feels they are – the majority of the heavy lifting when responsibilities or problems should be spread out more evenly. Regardless, it shows Alan as being intent on pushing through whatever it was.

The Eight of Swords reversed is a card that can indicate becoming free of something or standing up to abuse of some kind. It could be verbal, physical, psychological, etc. It suggests Alan might have stood up to someone or pushed back on someone who was causing problems in his life.

The Hierophant is tough to pinpoint here. It can be a card that represents a marriage or some kind of traditional institution along those lines. But it can also represent someone who acts as a mentor or provides some kind of counseling. Alan might have gotten advice from someone regarding his situation. The card is coming up for a reason and perhaps someone closer to all of this can better distinguish its exact meaning here.

Okay there was some kind of financial or material issue associated with whatever happened to Alan. It is as though there was a lack of planning regarding something and there is this sense that greed or insecurity influenced the situation. I’m not saying Alan was greedy or insecure. The card feels disconnected to him and his personality – as though it is referring to an influence or person surrounding him.

An interesting thing that I am getting throughout this reading is that Alan was not someone to just give up on things. I think that he had an underlying sense of optimism and enthusiasm that propelled him through the harder times. I am not sure how else to explain that. But the Four of Cups reversed is another card that is saying to me that he was trying to appreciate the good things in his life. He was trying to focus on the positive aspects or what could potentially become positive if he got through whatever challenges he was facing. So though this is just a tarot reading, and I can never be sure about these things, I do not get the sense he killed himself. I feel like the cards are trying to dispel some kind of beliefs about this.

The Knight of Cups reversed is showing me a person that turned out to be dishonest and was just bad news in general. Sometimes, instead of representing an actual person, it can show a situation where there was unrequited love or some kind of negative feeling matter that is kind of clouding everything.

The Knight of Pentacles reversed can be a person or energy. If it is a person then it is someone who breaks promises, someone who is probably a gambler or terrible with money, and someone who does not finish the things they start.

The Eight of Cups, pulled in relation to the two Knight cards, is showing someone walking away from a situation or abandoning a relationship that has caused distress.

The Ace of Wands is a new beginnings card. I don’t want to push any beliefs or anything like that but since I was told that Alan is deceased, it is likely a card that is communicating to one or more of his loved ones that the journey didn’t end for him and that all of these issues that were presented in the reading are not overshadowing his soul, energy, or existence. I don’t know how else to explain it. It’s like a message from Alan to one or more people in particular that are really struggling with his passing.

Based on the first reading, I cannot say with any certainty whether someone else deliberately caused his death. But I can say there were some shady people in his life that did not have his best interests at heart and the reading was intent on conveying this.

Question: Who or what caused Alan’s death?

Row 1

Justice (r) – Hanged Man (r) – 6 of Swords

Row 2

3 of Cups – 4 of Pentacles (r) – 4 of Cups (r)

Row 3

3 of Pentacles (r) – 5 of Wands – Judgement (r)

Reading:

Well, these cards definitely answer some questions that I have from the first reading. My main question, in my own mind, was whether this was an accidental death or one that someone else caused or contributed to.

Justice reversed is telling me that something shady is connected to all this. There was an injustice here. The card is extremely clear on that, and you will see that combined with some of the other cards, it is telling me someone did something they shouldn’t have done. It doesn’t tell me if the death was an outright murder, but if it wasn’t then I would say that some kind of selfish actions, or significant neglect of duties, was a major contributor.

The Hanged Man reversed can indicate several things. First, I have to put it out there that it can represent a suicide. This is not always the case. If it does indicate that here, then at least one person did something – or multiple things – that directly contributed. I’m not talking about the people who loved him. I’m talking about the person or people who were somehow involved in his life and only cared about themselves.

Alternately, I asked the cards specifically about the who or the what. So the first potential meaning only applies if Alan represents the who in my question. A second possibility is that someone else represents the who and that can take this in a different direction. I’ve seen this card come up for people who have had problems with the law in the past and either have served prison time (or been in jail) or are doing so currently. It’s a card of negative patterns and just basically repeating the same – or similar – mistakes. Never learning and this will be strongly reiterated by the last card in this reading, which is Judgement reversed. We’ll get there.

Six of Swords is a card indicating the calm after a storm. It can indicate resting after a conflict or hard time. It can also refer to travel. So if someone is involved in this somehow, perhaps they traveled shortly thereafter. I’m not sure.

The Three of Cups is back. This would represent some kind of gathering, event, or social situation that either happened or was going to happen. The readings seem to want to emphasize this and so if a person reading this knows what it is referring to, there is some kind of connection there. Maybe the person or people he had problems with attended or was planning to? I don’t know, but whatever this represents specifically, it’s important.

The Four of Pentacles reversed is saying that the person responsible, directly or indirectly, has financial issues. They are either really struggling financially or they hoard the money they do have. If they are lacking financially then I would expect to see someone who spends more than they have, gambles, or just does not have financial stability for whatever reason – it is usually a reason caused by them though.

We had the Four of Cups reversed in the first reading. It has returned for this one as well. It’s a card about seizing an opportunity or becoming motivated to do something to reach a goal.

The Three of Pentacles reversed is showing a situation where there was or is poor collaboration. It can indicate people that have a shared goal or are working on something together (could be work, parenting, etc.) and it is just not going well. It’s not an effective partnership. There are real problems or were around the time of Alan’s passing.

The Five of Wands is a conflict card typically. It can represent anything from a minor argument to something major. It also indicates different purposes or agendas as the source of the conflict. There is a competitive feel to this card at times and so I don’t know if all this pertains to work or a relationship or what. I definitely think that someone who knew Alan well may be able to piece a lot of this together much better than I can.

Judgement reversed shows me someone who didn’t learn from their mistakes or from their past. They don’t want to be held accountable for the wrongs that they do, but they are forgetting that no amount of lying, or misleading can hide truths the universe wants known. There is a backstabbing and gossip element to this card sometimes too – putting the blame on others unfairly or making false accusations. If there is someone who had badmouthed Alan around the time of his death, or even to this day, I would look closely at that person in terms of questioning their motive for doing that.


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Rebecca Zahau

Date of death: 07/13/2011
Location: Coronado, California

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:

On July 13th of 2011, a woman named Rebecca Zahau (also referred to as Rebecca Nalepa) was found hanging at the Spreckels Mansion in Coronado, California. She lived with her boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai.

Question: Who caused Rebecca’s death?

Row 1
9 of Cups – 10 of Cups – 4 of Swords

Row 2
7 of Swords (reversed) – Ace of Pentacles – King of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords (r): Strength (reversed)

Row 3
6 of Pentacles (reversed) – King of Wands – Empress
Card pulled for the King of Wands: 9 of Pentacles

Reading:

So I can tell you right now that the reading is conveying to me that this was a murder. This was not a suicide. I’ll get into that in more detail shortly, but I knew the answer to my question before I even processed the entire reading because of the appearance of the Empress at the end. It’s a tarot reading. It is not proof of anything, but this reading is a clear one to me. It is one of the more straight forward ones I have interpreted in recent times.

The Nine of Cups, appearing at the start of the reading, tells me that Rebecca was happy before the events that transpired with her boyfriend’s young son, Max. Max’s death was ruled as accidental – stemming from injuries he sustained inside the house while he was playing. So before Max became critically injured (I believe that he died within days of Rebecca’s death), Rebecca was happy. She felt she had a good life, she felt thankful for it, and things were going well.

The Ten of Cups really serves to emphasize that Rebecca had a happy home life. Her relationship with Jonah appears to have been solid and it is not reading as a dysfunctional situation/household/relationship. It shows her as having been invested emotionally and that she had a desire to contribute to a positive environment.

The Four of Swords shows me that at the time of Rebecca’s death, she was definitely stressed and feeling overwhelmed. She was in a state where she was trying to cope with everything that was happening, and she was trying to gather the energy she felt she would need to help others do the same.

The Seven of Swords reversed shows that the person responsible for her death – and it is not Rebecca – is someone who was or is two-faced, a pathological liar, and a whole host of other unpleasant descriptors. The person who murdered her should have been apprehended and held criminally liable quickly, but it seems that did not happen.

The person responsible was either someone known or related to Jonah or Rebecca. They were seeking a new start – particularly as far as jobs and money were concerned. The Ace of Pentacles shows me this. The card is also suggesting that financial or material factors played a role in protecting the person or people involved (you will understand why I am putting “people” out there as a possibility soon).

The King of Swords reversed represents the person who actually committed the crime. The corresponding card is Strength reversed. It communicates that this person made Rebecca feel helpless and victimized. This person is directly responsible. The King of Swords reversed is a person who manipulates situations and people – primarily through their words or methods of communicating.

The Six of Pentacles reversed shows a scenario where the person mentioned above was abusing or taking advantage of someone else’s generosity. I don’t know all the specifics on that aspect, but there was an imbalance in terms of financial or material resources. And this factors into all of this, though I don’t yet understand exactly how.

The King of Wands, in its upright position, is making an appearance before the reading is finished and I am not sure if this is because this person is involved in some way or if it is because they have information or knowledge that would expose the person who committed the murder. The Nine of Pentacles, pulled in combination with the King, shows me someone who is doing well financially and is self-reliant. They had, or have, a good amount of financial or material freedom is how I would describe it. It reads like it might be Rebecca’s boyfriend, but I’m not in a position to say for sure. Because I don’t know, and this reading is not providing full clarity here.

The Empress is a card that I often get at the end – or close to the end – of readings where a murder has occurred. Before I started publishing readings, I spent a lot of time practicing on cases that had already been solved – particularly ones I knew little about before I did the readings. Then I would go back and see what interpretations were right and try to learn from the ones that I got wrong. I refer to those as after-the-fact readings because they really only serve to help me understand what specific cards are likely to mean in readings where the answers have not yet been uncovered. This card, combined with other give-away cards pointing to murder, is how and why I feel confident saying that I believe Rebecca did not cause her own death. This was not a suicide. Another person caused her death and it was deliberate.

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Theo Hayez

Disappearance: 05/31/2019
Location: Cape Byron, New South Wales, 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:

Theo Hayez disappeared on May 31st of 2019. He was 18 years old at the time. He was reported last seen leaving a bar called Cheeky Monkeys. Theo is said to have traveled to Australia from Belgium.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Theo Hayez?

Row 1
The Lovers (reversed) – The Fool (reversed) – Wheel of Fortune (reversed)

Row 2
10 of Swords – 2 of Pentacles – 4 of Swords

Row 3
7 of Pentacles (reverse) – 3 of Pentacles (reversed) – Queen of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Queen of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): The Hermit (reversed)

Theo Hayez reading 1

Reading:

The first card pulled is the Lovers reversed. It looks like someone was faced with an important decision and made a bad choice, or there was some kind of relationship (may or may not have been romantic in nature) that was problematic and potentially full of conflict. Because I asked about who or what, I am not sure if this represents Theo or someone else just yet.

The Fool reversed is someone taking a reckless and/or naïve action. It can be a situation where someone puts their trust in another that probably doesn’t have their best interests at heart.

The Wheel of Fortune reversed is a card that’s indicating someone’s luck turned. The reading does not introduce people until the end and so most likely, these three major arcana cards on the first row pertain to Theo. So it’s like something happened, outside of his control, that caused him difficulties and/or delays.

And things kind of seem to have gone from bad to worse with the Ten of Swords. That is often a card that features betrayal, backstabbing, and/or people being victimized. I want to point out that I’m not saying it’s a card pointing to deliberate foul play, but it’s a rough card to get in these readings. A facet to this card, that a lot of people don’t always think about, is that it has much to do with a person’s patterns of thought and perceptions about whatever is going on with them. So it can sometimes just indicate someone is in a difficult place mentally and emotionally. It really does depend on the surrounding circumstances.

The Two of Pentacles is depicting a person trying to balance aspects of their life. Typically, they are trying to do this under pressure or amidst various issues going on in the background. It is also a card where someone is kind of weighing options to decide what to do next.

The Four of Swords is a card that comes up when a person hits their maximum on feeling stressed or overloaded and so they seek solitude or rest.

The Seven of Pentacles reversed is another card indicating possible delays or setbacks. It usually pertains to financial or material matters, but it depends.

The Three of Pentacles reversed is like a collaboration that went wrong or was not working out. This can span a lot of different possibilities, but the key takeaway is that whatever happened appears to involve someone else – or happened because of something that involved someone else. I’ve seen it described as a card that can indicate hard learned lessons as well.

The last set of cards consist of two possible people that had some kind of influence on, of knowledge about, what happened. I’m not saying they caused it necessarily, but they are included in the overall circumstances and could shed more light on what happened for that reason alone. So we appear to have two adult females: the Queen of Swords and the Queen of Pentacles reversed. Keep in mind that the cards can refer to people of the opposite sex and there can be variations in terms of the age of a person represented by one of these cards.

The Queen of Swords is a logical thinker. They make decisions based on logic. They don’t usually make decisions based on emotion. The Queen of Pentacles reversed is someone who focuses a lot on material and/or financial aspects of life. In its reversed position, this is showing someone who isn’t grounded and can potentially be really manipulative.

The Hermit reversed is showing someone involved – potentially Theo – as being isolated or withdrawing from people around them. Because this card is directly linked to two court cards, the implication is that it’s possible this isolation was facilitated, or helped, by someone linked to the court cards.

I’m hoping I get more from the second reading because this one is a bit confusing. However, that happens a lot when I don’t have background knowledge. I try to avoid reading beyond the date of a person’s disappearance and where they were last seen – whenever possible because I’m human and I could potentially become biased based on what I read, which then can cause me to miss really important information in a reading that I would have picked up on had I gone in being more objective.

Question: Why did Theo Hayez disappear?

Row 1
6 of Cups – Wheel of Fortune (reversed) – 2 of Pentacles

Row 2
Page of Swords – 3 of Pentacles (reversed) – 7 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords: King of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords (r): 7 of Wands (reversed)

Row 3
10 of Wands – 4 of Pentacles (reversed) – 9 of Cups

Theo Hayez reading 2

Reading

The Six of Cups is suggesting Theo might have been feeling a little homesick. He might also have been thinking or reminiscing about the past.

The Wheel of Fortune reversed came up a second time and so it’s reading like his luck turned in a negative way. Usually, the Wheel pertains more to chance and luck than it does to the actions of the person impacted. It’s kind of like being in the wrong place at the wrong time or a victim of circumstance basically.

The Two of Pentacles also came up in the last reading and so there appears to be a financial or material aspect to all of this because this card shows him trying to balance different things, and adapt to problems, delays, or changes that might have occurred. It could also mean he had a couple of options regarding what he might do that night that he was choosing between.

The Page of Swords indicates he may have gotten a message or had an interaction (in person, via text, via phone, or some similar air-based method). It probably involved, or was about, an adult male who may tend be overly opinionated and manipulative. They are prone to manipulating facts to get their way. And the Seven of Wands reversed is showing that Theo did not feel as though he was in a position where he could really defend himself. It’s a card where someone might fold on their beliefs or give in to another person because they just don’t have the stamina or motivation to keep pushing an issue.

The Three of Pentacles reversed came up again as well. As I said before, this one usually refers to something collaborative between two or more people that goes wrong somehow. It often pertains to financial or material matters, but this could range from a money or debt issue to a housing issue.

The Seven of Pentacles reversed appeared again, which is really interesting to me, because I shuffled the cards really well and I even do it in a way that forces some of them to switch positions. So the odds of getting so many of the same cards, in the same positions (upright or reversed) aren’t really that high. That tells me these are really important cards. They get to the heart of this matter in terms of shedding light on what happened here.

The Seven of Pentacles reversed usually pertains to financial or material matters. It can suggest delays, setbacks, impatience, and other problems. There’s often a sense of not finishing something that is started with this card, though I’m not sure how or if it applies here.

The Ten of Wands shows Theo as feeling overburdened with responsibilities and/or stress. It can also indicate he might have felt a person, or multiple people, took advantage of him. If accurate, it is showing him as feeling like his situation had turned into a struggle of sorts.

The Four of Pentacles reversed is hinting again at possible financial losses or a situation where he put money or resources into something that did not turn out well. Sometimes it indicates shedding people or possessions as well. In this case, if he did the latter then I would say it was due to problems and conflict touched upon in both of these readings. But there could have been spending or gambling issues too. There are a few possibilities and someone with background knowledge is going to be able to make sense of which one of these fits the best. To me, it feels like there was some kind of money situation and possibly something going on with his living arrangements – or people associated with that. I’m not sure though.

The Nine of Cups is throwing me for a loop because it’s perhaps the most positive card of all the readings thus far. It usually points to a person feeling like they have achieved an important goal or are celebrating something that is happening in their life. Does it mean there will be a resolution to all this or closure? No idea. I really don’t know what else to say about this card because it’s so contradictory when compared with the others.

Question: What information do we need to know to find out what happened to Theo Hayez?

Row 1
The Chariot (reversed) – The Sun (reversed) – 3 of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 2
6 of Wands (reversed) – The Emperor (reversed) – The World

Theo Hayez reading 3

Reading:

The Chariot reversed depicts a situation involving force and aggression, typically. It can also refer to a means of travel or evidence pertaining to a vehicle. One thing to consider is the possibility that Theo was taken away from the area where people think he disappeared and perhaps this is part of the reason he has not been found.

The Sun reversed is a card of sadness and oppression. It feels like something happened to Theo that he did not want or expect.

The Three of Pentacles reversed has come up in all three readings. On it’s face, it’s coming across like there was a collaboration of sorts. Maybe there was more than one other person involved. But I just had this thought. This is a card that can refer to learning lessons the hard way or mistakes that are repeated. On the flip side of all this, what if it’s suggesting Theo isn’t the first person this has happened to? What if whoever is involved has done this before?

The Six of Wands reversed is a card depicting failure or being at a disadvantage.

The Emperor reversed is typically an adult male who abuses their power or authority, is rigid in their way of thinking, and controlling. In some cases, I have seen this card refer to manipulative people or friends – perhaps people who present as friendly but aren’t. I wonder if there is someone interfering in the investigation or pushing it in other directions. That is unclear in these readings, but this is a card that often shows an abuse of authority/power so I’m putting that out there.

The World shows something coming full circle – a cycle that completes. My hope is that it means that at some point we will know what happened to Theo and the investigation into his disappearance will be complete in terms of being solved. Hopefully, it doesn’t refer to his ultimate fate; however, that is another possibility. Only time will tell on this one sadly.

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Haley Thomas

Disappearance: 07/25/2021
Location: Houlka, Mississippi

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:

Haley Thomas disappeared on July 25th of 2021. She was said to have last been seen before dawn. She was 16 years old when she went missing. She has reportedly not been seen since.

Question: Why did Haley Thomas disappear?

Row 1
Death – Page of Pentacles – 5 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles: 7 of Wands

Row 2
9 of Wands – King of Cups (reversed) – 8 of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Cups (r): 4 of Wands

Row 3
Hierophant (reversed) – Page of Cups – 10 of Swords
Card pulled for the Page of Cups: Hermit (reversed)

Haley Thomas reading 1

Reading:

In response to my question regarding why Haley disappeared, the first card I pulled was Death. Death shows me there was something major that happened in her life to trigger these events.

The Page of Pentacles shows me that she may have gotten some kind of news that she perceived as positive. She might have been planning to pursue something – something pertaining to a job, school, somewhere else to live, or something else along those lines. I’m not sure what it was. But the Seven of Wands, in connection to the Page, tells me that for some reason she was put on the defensive. It’s almost reading like she wanted to do something but for whatever reason she felt like she would be under attack, or told she couldn’t do it, if other people knew. Maybe she didn’t even bring it up to anyone because she anticipated that they would not agree with it. It really could go either way.

There might have been a fight or argument about whatever all this pertained to because the Five of Wands reversed is showing the timeframe after the dust settled. It’s a card of compromising or agreeing upon some kind of solution. Sometimes it depicts a person who is worn down from trying to fight for something they want or believe in.

But the Nine of Wands reversed feels like its saying that whatever she had in mind that she wanted to do, she really did not want to compromise or give up on it. She might be someone with a bit of a stubborn side because this card is suggesting she really did not want to compromise on something.

The King of Cups reversed is suggesting there’s a man involved. This is someone who comes across as a friend but has ulterior motives. It’s a person who can also seem emotionally immature. The Four of Wands is the card I pulled in connection with him. The Four of Wands is a card that denotes some kind of celebration, party, or home coming. It’s connected to this individual though and I don’t really know what to make of it. Also, if this was someone Haley knew or was involved with, it would have been someone older than her. It’s coming across as an adult.

The Eight of Cups tells me that it was a situation she knew deep down she should leave behind and walk away from, but she chose not to do that. I don’t know if it was because of a fear of being abandoned by someone or if she was just ignoring signs telling her not to do something or what. This is such a strange reading for me because it’s hard to grasp what was going on here.

The Hierophant reversed could point to a few things. First, it could signify someone who is rebellious and unwilling to conform. Second, it can point to a broken marriage. Third, it could suggest there was a person in her life who was coming across as a mentor or adviser of some kind – someone who was presenting themselves as though they wanted to help her, when really they might not have had good intentions.

The Page of Cups is news or a message. It can be a romantic or marriage proposal. It has something to do with emotional matters of some kind. Sometimes it is a pregnancy or an engagement. Sometimes it comes up if a couple takes a next step and moves in together. Things like that It can also be something less significant, such as an admirer or someone who reveals they have a romantic interest.

Now what’s odd is that the Hermit reversed was pulled in connection with this card. Whatever was going on with the Page of Cups situation, it seems to have caused Haley to want to withdraw and become somewhat reclusive. Perhaps she did not feel this way about whoever else was directly involve in this, but there’s this sense of separation that I’m getting. Almost like to move forward with whatever it is she wanted to do she would have to do it on her own – without the support of people in her life. Was the person depicted by the King of Cups (reversed) asking her to run away to be with him? Is the issue that he is an adult, and she wasn’t?

The Ten of Swords concerns me. This is usually a card of backstabbing and betrayal. It depicts a rock bottom situation for Haley. Now, this is just a tarot reading and it does not tell me her ultimate fate. But I would say that, at a minimum, the situation did not unfold the way Haley thought it would. Something might have gone wrong for her, but I can’t tell for sure what it means in this reading.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Haley Thomas?

Row 1
3 of Swords – 2 of Pentacles (reversed) – 7 of Cups (reversed)

Row 2
The Star (reversed) – Queen of Wands – 8 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: 3 of Wands

Row 3
Page of Cups – Temperance – Ace of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Cups: Hermit (reversed)

Haley Thomas 2

Reading

The first thing that jumps out at me is that I got the Page of Cups a second time, on the third row, and I got the Hermit reversed in connection with it – just as I did in the first reading. So that is a really big piece of this puzzle. Keep in mind that I don’t have background information on this situation and so I have to try to figure out the right meaning without any real context. These readings always make more sense to people close to the person missing, or knowledgeable about the disappearance in general.

The Three of Swords is showing me a heart break situation. I asked who or what was responsible for her disappearance and so it’s telling me that it has something to do with pain related to some of kind of relationship. It often pertains to romantic ones, but not always. It can be related to a falling out with a close family member or a friend.

The Two of Pentacles reversed is showing that the person involved was trying to balance aspects of their life – particularly ones of a financial and/or material nature.

The Seven of Cups reversed is showing me someone who either had few options in terms of what they could do in their overall situation, or someone who simply felt that way. It’s also a card depicting poor choices and so the limited options were probably connected to bad decisions this person made. Now keep in mind, I don’t know if this reading is referencing a person besides Haley, or if it is referring to her. If someone else is directly involved, it pertains to them. If she left on her own volition, then it could possibly pertain to her.

The Star reversed indicates a situation for the person responsible felt hopeless. Something happened, or was happening, that made the person feel as though they wouldn’t get what they wanted. This doesn’t always mean the situation was all bad; however, it does mean that the person viewed it as such.

The Queen of Wands is typically an adult female – though there are always exceptions. In its upright position it is showing me someone with positive attributes, though they probably have a bit of a hot temper and might be perceived as aggressive sometimes. The Three of Wands shows this person as possibly traveling or moving forward with plans that were made. The person in the Queen’s position was feeling like things were going well.

The Eight of Swords reversed is depicting a person who felt they achieved a sense of freedom or relief. The card usually suggests that a person has had to overcome something significant – or general hardships – to obtain that sense of freedom.

The Page of Cups, and the Hermit reversed, mean something important here. The problem is that they can be interpreted in different ways. It’s like someone proposed something to Haley, but the caveat was that it would require her to withdraw or isolate herself from other people. A scenario that might line up is if she met an adult and they told her she could do live with them, but it would require her to essentially become a recluse for obvious reasons (she’s a minor). If that’s not the scenario then it’s something like that in terms of there being something offered, but this downside of having to live a certain way if she did.

Temperance is a card depicting harmony. It’s a positive card that can point to someone doing things in moderation, gaining perspective, and potentially finding a strong relationship or what they feel is a soul mate.

The Ace of Wands reversed is a card that conveys the receiving of bad news, or the experiencing of delays, with regard to something a person was embarking on. To give an example, if a person became pregnant and was preparing to plan and move ahead with having a baby, this card might point to a difficult pregnancy or a miscarriage. I’m not saying this is what happened here, but it would be a scenario along those lines in terms of there being a new beginning that is delayed or significantly impeded. It could even be something as simple as she experienced a new beginning, by leaving to live with someone else secretly, but it didn’t turn out as well as she hoped. Or it wasn’t at all what she expected.

Question: What else do I need to know about what happened to Haley Thomas?

6 of Wands (reversed) – 8 of Cups (reversed) – 5 of Cups (reversed)

Haley Thomas reading 3

Reading:

The Six of Wands reversed depicts a situation that resulted in some kind of failure. It usually depicts a person feeling as though they are a disgrace, or that they will be. It’s a card of disappointment.

The Eight of Cups reversed came up in the first reading. This is a situation where someone probably should have walked away from a situation, but they didn’t. Part of the reason why people don’t do that is because they have a fear of being abandoned or alone. Or they fear change so they stay in a situation they shouldn’t.

The Five of Cups (reversed) shows a person letting go of past pain and sorry. If a person has been isolated or keeping to themselves due to depression, or grief over something, it can depict them returning to the world in terms of beginning to reach out to others.

I want to take the last card as a positive one, although the outcome card for the first reading is not a positive one. However, sometimes the Ten of Swords is more a reference to a person’s state of mind than it is to actual events that occur. It’s a tough card to read here. I would really like to figure out exactly what happened to Haley. My hope is that she is okay somehow, and that she will re-emerge at some point, but I simply can’t tell from these readings alone.

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Ryan Rogers

Disappearance/death: 11/15/2021
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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:

Ryan Rogers was found deceased on November 15th of 2021. He was fourteen years old. Very little information has been shared regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.

Question: Who or what caused Ryan Rogers’ death? (This reading was done on November 14th of 2021)

Row 1
10 of Swords (reversed) – High Priestess (reversed) – Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 2 of Cups

Row 2
3 of Cups – The Hierophant (reversed) – The Chariot (reversed)

Row 3
Strength – 2 of Wands (reversed) – 8 of Swords (reversed)

Ryan Rogers reading 1

Reading:

The Ten of Swords reversed is a card that often indicates someone has hit rock bottom. Often, it pertains to emotional matters or problems that have built up over time.

The High Priestess reversed warns of people that had a hidden agenda. It can also point to a situation where someone did not trust their intuition – they might have sensed that a situation was dangerous, but maybe did not have enough evidence in their own mind to rationalize listening to that instinct. It’s also a card of secrets or hidden dangers.

The Page of Swords reversed is a card that I often see in situations where someone is acting like a bully or behaving aggressively toward another person. Since the question pertains to who caused Ryan’s death. Often the Pages represent younger people, but they can also represent immature or childish adults. The person depicted is probably known to become verbally abusive. It might also be someone who spreads vicious or malicious gossip. The Two of Cups is hinting at the matter possibly being related to a romantic interest or relationship. I am not really clear on that aspect, but it came up in connection with the Page of Swords reversed so it might indicate a partial or full motive. It could possibly suggest a person that was known to Ryan – at least casually or just pertain to the person. It’s unclear.

If accurate, the Three of Cups might also saying that this person (or these people, because it is not clear how many people were involved or know something about what happened) are possibly in Ryan’s general social circles or social environment. There is a chance it could refer to a specific social event or celebration, but I don’t know anything about Ryan’s life or what happened around the time of his death and so I really can’t be sure. I wouldn’t rule out three people being involved, including Ryan. A perpetrator and someone who either helped, or someone who has information about what happened. It could be as simple as the card saying there is a third person who has critical information. Hard to say for sure.

The Hierophant reversed is a card that shows someone going against traditions or social norms. It can also indicate a person who is judged for their lifestyle or choices. This card can represent people who act in a delinquent or rebellious manner. The question is in relation to who or what caused Ryan’s death and so that tells me it is referring to that individual, not Ryan. In some cases, it points to a situation involving a divorce. I’m hesitant to attach specific meaning to this card here because it’s unclear overall in this reading.

The Chariot reversed is a card representing a lack of control or power. Sometimes it is a revenge card or one that comes up when someone is retaliating against another. There are times when it actually represents a car or vehicle. I believe I read he was riding his bike around the time of his death, but it doesn’t feel like that is what it is communicating here. The lack of control and impulsivity aspect is coming across as being more prominent – in light of the other cards.

Strength shows a situation where someone might have been trying to come across as brave or fearless. Maybe Ryan tried to stand his ground in some type of interaction that went bad.

The Two of Wands reversed appears to pertain to the person or people involved because it indicates a lack of planning and feeling as though a person has limited options. The person has now painted themselves into a corner – through their actions – and they are aware of this. They feel trapped and as though they have limited options. Indeed, they do have limited options.

The Eight of Swords reversed is showing someone who wants to break free of their situation and experience relief from it. It can represent a sense of extreme guilt or shame. So someone involved might be having a kind of emotional breakdown in response to the situation or suffer from mental health issues. If more than one person is involved, then I would look for a person who comes across as having a guilty conscience.

Question: What circumstances caused Ryan Rogers’ death?

Row 1
King of Wands (reversed) – 8 of Swords – 6 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): Empress

Row 2
9 of Wands – Hanged Man (reversed) – 6 of Cups (reversed)

Row 3
The Fool (reversed) – Page of Wands (reversed) – Page of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Wands (r): Knight of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): 2 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Cups (r): 7 of Pentacles (reversed)

Ryan Rogers reading 2

Reading:

The King of Wands reversed is a card that comes up when someone is dealing with someone who acts like a bully or a tyrant. Often it refers to an adult male, but there are always exceptions with the court cards. It is someone who has a volatile temper and acts impulsively. The Empress, in connection with this card, can mean a few different things. First, the card could represent Ryan’s mom and show that the person represented by the King of Wands reversed card is known to her in some way. However, it could have other meanings as well. It’s difficult to interpret in this particular reading. No, I’m not saying she is involved at all. It’s not reading that way. But somehow she might know the person. Again though, the Empress usually points to a motherly figure and that description could also just fit someone the perpetrator knows.

The Eight of Swords shows Ryan as feeling trapped, helpless, and victimized. Sometimes it is a card that signifies emotional distress that causes a person to feel this way, while other times it is more literal. Other times, it is a combination of both. No matter what, it is a card depicting someone experiencing significant stress in a situation. It’s reading as a bullying situation – especially next to the King of Wands reversed. Like a confrontation where someone trying to assert their dominance and behaving in an aggressive and/or intimidating manner.

The Six of Wands reversed comes up when people are not receiving credit for their accomplishments. It can also come up when someone is the subject of negative or unfair talk – such as slander or vicious gossip. This person might seek out attention, but in its reversed positioning there is the possibility they feel they are not getting what they seek (at least as of the time of Ryan’s murder).

The Nine of Wands shows that despite everything going on, Ryan was trying to push ahead and get beyond it. If accurate, he was hurt over the situation and upset by it, but he was also trying to gather strength to overcome it. He was trying to make a last stand, basically, to get out of the situation.

The Hanged Man reversed comes up when someone is stalling for time and reluctant to decide or act on something. Sometimes it is because they are trying to make sure everything is in place before they make their move. Another important aspect of this card is that it points to people who keep making the same mistakes in their life. They don’t learn from them. In some cases, it can even suggest someone who has been involved in one or more crimes before.

The Six of Cups reversed usually means someone is trying to move beyond their past and mature. It’s also a card indicating that someone is trying to resolve past issues they have had. Usually these pertain to childhood issues.

The Fool reversed shows someone taking a risk that might have been reckless or not carefully thought through. It can sometimes represent putting one’s trust in the wrong person as well. But it also fits with the theme here regarding impulsive actions.

Pages in a reading typically represent one of two things: a young person, such as a child or young teenager, or a message. If it was a message, then it indicates a negative one that was received quickly (in person, via text, instant message, email, etc.). However, if it was a person then it would have been someone close to Ryan’s age or someone who acts as though they are. Attributes would have included someone who was impatient, loud, and impulsive. It’s also someone who has a strong sense of self-consciousness and tries to come across as more confident than they are.

The Knight of Pentacles reversed was pulled in connection with the above Page reversed card. If representative of another person involved or who has knowledge about what happened. Maybe they heard or saw something? It could be referring to someone a bit older than anyone who might be coming up in the Page’s position – or at least they come across that way in terms of their maturity level or behavior. Teens or twenties. It’s someone who is disloyal, irresponsible, and probably obsessed with material things – money or material possessions or trying to get them.

The Two of Swords reversed was pulled in relation to both of the above court cards and this indicates that the people’s actions and lies will be exposed. The truth about whoever is involved in this will come out. As I always point out, this is a tarot reading and cannot take the place of facts. However, if accurate, anyone involved will be exposed.

The Page of Cups reversed either refers to negative news of a romantic or emotional nature, or it refers to a person who behaved in a vindictive manner. It didn’t even necessarily have anything to do with Ryan because it might have been what set the person off in general. Someone represented by this card acts out of envy and spite, generally speaking. The Seven of Pentacles reversed is showing someone who does not make great decisions and did not plan well. They were too lazy to put in the work, or acted too impulsively, and this will likely be the reason they get caught – that or because the person in the Page of Wands reversed of Knight of Pentacles reversed position will say what they know.

Question: What else do we need to know about the circumstances surrounding Ryan’s death?

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

Ryan Rogers reading 3

Reading:

The Five of Cups shows someone experiencing a significant amount of despair and loss in association with this situation. While that could obviously represent Ryan’s family and loved ones, I feel like it has a different kind of significance here because when I ask a question like the one above, the intention is to try to get information I don’t already have. So with that said, maybe there are multiple people involved – or multiple people with knowledge of what happened – and it is hitting at least one of them hard enough that they might be the key to getting all the answers needed. Or the perpetrator has serious regrets now.

I got the Seven of Pentacles reversed in the last reading also and so it might have more significance than I initially realized. An element to this card is bad business dealings or poor financial management. Ryan was only fourteen years old so I can’t quite understand how this applies to him or his situation. It makes more sense to apply to whoever was involved. In life, they aren’t willing to put the work in to make money. It can also point to delays and/or setbacks. Again, it’s a card where there was not a lot of planning and so I think someone was sloppy enough that there’s going to be evidence. I don’t see this as a situation where anyone involved gets away with it. Too many cards are showing that the truth will come out.

The Knight of Pentacles came up before, but it was previously in a reversed position. Here it is upright. The card in connection with it is the Three of Pentacles reversed. This is a card that comes up when a collaborative or cooperative effort goes wrong or fails to work out. So the implications of this might be that there is at least one other person involved, or it might be suggesting that Ryan had some kind of dealings with one or more other people that caused some kind of major rift. And I’m again going back to that notion of at least two other people being involved and/or having direct knowledge – besides Ryan. An alternate possibility is that there’s evidence. The foundations of their plan, or a lack of a plan, is why the whole thing failed or will fail.

No matter what, I do think that anyone involved will be caught.

Question: Who killed Ryan Rogers? (Reading done on December 1st of 2021)

Row 1
7 of Cups (reversed) – 5 of Cups – 6 of Wands

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

Row 3
Judgement – Strength – 4 of Pentacles

Ryan Rogers reading 4

Reading:

As you can see, I have done a number of readings on this case. Some of the cards that have come up in the others don’t make complete sense to me. I cannot get what happened to him out of my mind, and I keep thinking that one more reading will yield just enough information to get to the bottom of this. If only it worked that way, right?

The Seven of Cups reversed shows that the person involved in this made some bad decisions that led up to Ryan’s death. If the reading is accurate, this was a person who felt trapped by their circumstances. They felt like they didn’t have a lot of options and they were avoiding issues in various aspects of their life. Since this is a recent case, these details are still likely representative of what has been going on with this person.

The Five of Cups came up in the reading before this one. It is a card that depicts mourning and grieving. So is this someone known to Ryan and/or his family that is experiencing a sense of loss as well? Or did something happen that prompted events to unfold as they did? It’s perplexing to say the least.

The Six of Wands shows someone who either seeks praise or recognition, or someone that receives it. It’s possible this is a person who likes to have people’s attention. It might even be someone that people who know them think is a good person or someone who wants that to be perceived as that.

The Ace of Cups is suggesting some type of new beginnings for the person involved in Ryan’s death. Often, the card represents relationships that are based on emotion – such as friendships, romantic relationships, close family, etc. However, it’s suggesting that they entered into such a situation recently. It seems like it’s still fairly new to them. A life change of some kind maybe.

The King of Wands reversed has come up in the past for Ryan. It came up in the second reading I did that pertained to the circumstances surrounding his death. This is a person who loses their temper easily. They are impulsive. They may have a propensity for violence. While that last element seems obvious, given that Ryan was murdered, it’s coming up as a possible means of identifying this individual. The Two of Swords is the card I pulled in connection with them and this is telling me that this person might be in denial about what they have done. They might be unwilling to acknowledge their true culpability. It’s coming across as someone who has kind of paused everything in the midst of the chaos surrounding Ryan’s death – as though they aren’t sure what to do. No options seem really appealing to them right now.

The Star reversed is hinting to me that this person does not feel like the outcome of this situation was a good one. Whatever their intention or goal was, the wake of all this is not what they wanted, and they are probably feeling a sense of hopelessness and despair. What is tricky here is determining if they feel regret over what they did, or if they feel regret because it did not produce the results they hoped to see. I don’t know the answer to that – either way.

Judgement is showing me that this person will ultimately be held responsible for what they did. If they think they will get away with it, this reading says they won’t. This is a card that communicates both short-term and long-term consequences of one’s actions. The word I keep hearing is karma. Karma. Karma. Karma. Unlike Justice that points to legal or ethical types of karma, judgement also points to a spiritual reckoning as well.

Strength came up in the first reading I ever did on Ryan’s death – on November 14th. It can be interpreted several ways. First, it seems that the person responsible got the upper hand in terms of whatever happened between this person and Ryan. Second, it could refer to the need for patience in terms of waiting for this whole situation to play out. It’s a card that recommends a person take a courageous and brave approach to a situation. If it’s referring to the person (or people) responsible, it’s likely telling them to come clean. That’s their best bet here.

The Four of Pentacles is showing someone who is controlling, territorial, can be stingy with money or possessions, and who can behave possessively toward people and/or places. People fitting this description also tend to place a strong emphasis on money or things or wanting to get them. At times, they can be greedy or unwilling to share. There’s a sense of guarding with this card. I don’t know if this hints at a motive, but maybe. Some of this feels very senseless though – as though there won’t be an explanation of a motive that ever feels substantial enough to understand how, or precisely why, this all even came to pass.

I believe this person (or people) will get caught.

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The Watts Family

Shanann, Bella, Celeste, and Nico Watts

Disappearance and death: August 13, 2018
Location: Frederick, Colorado

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:

I received a request to do a reading about whether anyone else was involved in the murders of Shanann, Bella, Celeste, and Nico Watts (her unborn son). Chris Watts confessed to killing his entire family in August of 2018. For a time, he said his wife had murdered the two girls. However, he recanted that statement and has not since – at least not to my knowledge – named any other person as having been involved. I will also do a second reading to ask, specifically, if Nichol Kessinger was involved or had direct knowledge about it.

Question: Was anyone else responsible, or directly involved in, the one or more of the deaths of Shanann, Bella, Celeste, and Nico?

Row 1
King of Wands – The Moon – Hierophant (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands: Ace of Swords

Row 2
4 of Wands – 4 of Pentacles – 5 of Swords

Row 3
King of Pentacles – Page of Pentacles (reversed) – 5 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles: 8 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Pentacles (r): 5 of Pentacles

Watts family reading 1

Reading:

Something that is standing out to me, right out of the gate, is the abundance of pentacles. If this reading is accurate, it is telling me that money or material matters were a major motive here – perhaps even more than people might think. The King of Wands is someone who comes across as someone who is action-oriented, often flirty, funny, protective, and can be self-centered. This card is reading as though it is referring to Chris. If so, then this is the image he wanted to portray to others; it is not necessarily an accurate description of his nature in general. I say this because it is a generally positive card in the upright position, though it does point to reckless and impulsive tendencies.

The Ace of Swords, in connection with the King of Wands, is conveying that this person felt they had an epiphany or realization. They believed they had come to know the truth about their situation and what they thought they were meant to do in life. They had a vision of a new beginning and planned accordingly.

The Moon, in response to my question, is saying that we don’t know the whole story. There is more going on here. Efforts to deceive have been significant. The Moon sometimes signifies hidden enemies and unknown danger as well – which seems to point to the possibility that someone else was involved besides just Chris. This is a tarot reading, and people should never take it as factual. I’m just relaying what the cards are communicating.

The Hierophant reversed seems to point to the dissolution of the relationship between Chris and Shanann. However, it also serves as a reminder that an affair seemed to act as the catalyst – or at least one of the major ones – for the murders. He went against the tradition of acting as a loyal and faithful husband. Even though we already know this information, the cards are emphasizing that aspect of the situation.

Okay, so in the second row we have some interesting dynamics that are presenting. The first, in the Four of Wands, is the vision or hope for a happy family. It is often a card of celebration. It is also a card depicting teamwork. Intuitively, I’m reading this as a statement that the goal was to clear the way for Chris to have all of those things with someone other than Shanann. I’m also wondering if it is trying to tell me that the murders were meant to clear the way for a wedding. I see this card come up often for engagements and weddings. Again, there is a sense of working together or doing something collaboratively with this card also. Which could also be answering the question as to whether anyone else was involved.

The Four of Pentacles is showing a situation where someone is possessive, materialistic, and has a strong desire to have control over people and situations. They can be territorial over people and/or places. Such a person may have a past that includes events or occurrences that have contributed to these tendencies. It can point to deep-seated underlying issues that someone has.

The Five of Swords is no surprise in this reading. It’s a card that conveys conflict. Sometimes it is minimal, but other times it can represent murder, rape, and violence. This is a weird reading for me because I keep having some repeating thoughts, but I don’t want to say them because they’re awful. If true, there’s an element to Shanann’s murder that people might not have not picked up on. It’s dark and I don’t feel good about articulating or communicating it. Plus, some of it just seems bizarre to me.

So it’s important to explain what the three cards on the second row signify because I often see people say in cases like this, “Well, why didn’t he just get a divorce?” There was no way Chris was going to let Shanann start a new life with someone else. If I am reading these correctly, he did not want anyone else raising his children. But there’s a financial motive here as well. Divorce would have looked like the more expensive option. There is this idea that stands out where his family “belongs” to him. He owned them, but he wanted a different life. He did not want them to have a different – and possibly better – life though. It’s hard to fully explain it. It was an all or absolutely nothing type of situation in his mind. Either they exist fully in his life or they cease to exist at all. We already know which one he chose.

The King of Pentacles is likely an adult male who places a lot of emphasis on material aspects of life. The Eight of Pentacles reversed is suggesting that the person was bored with their job, unhappy with the direction their career was going (or not going), etc. Moreover, the card points to financial instability and problems that were heavily weighing on this person. This is a situation where someone feels like they can’t and don’t measure up.

The Page of Pentacles reversed is either negative news that set all of this into motion, or it represents someone who is lazy, doesn’t want to work as hard as necessary to achieve goals, and someone who is unusually intense. If it’s representative of negative news, it would likely be Shanann’s pregnancy. If this is the case, the pregnancy was a significant motivator.

The Five of Pentacles, pulled for the Page of Pentacles reversed, is a card that depicts people who perceive their circumstances as negative. A person might feel as though they are being left out in the cold. It can represent breakups and divorces, as well as a lack of a spiritual connection that would help to ground a person.

The Five of Wands is showing people at cross-purposes. This is conflict over differing agendas or goals. The card is one that denotes struggles, disagreements, ego clashes, etc. However, interestingly enough, it also can show someone who is feeling defensive and territorial.

The reading does hint at possible outside involvement, beyond Chris, but it isn’t coming right out and saying it in a way that is clear to me. It seems that the cards are trying to answer the question by showing me the primary motivations. The first is financial and/or material. The second is the desire to start a new life – without having to give up one’s ownership over people and things. Chris may have hated Shanann, but he did not want someone stepping in and taking his place. The reading comes across like his ego was not remotely equipped to deal with that. And he didn’t want the financial burden either.

Question: Did Nichol Kessinger have direct knowledge or involvement in the Watts family murders?

Row 1
King of Wands (reversed) – Queen of Pentacles – Page of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): Knight of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords (r): 7 of Wands

Row 2
7 of Pentacles (reversed) – 5 of Swords (reversed) – 6 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
9 of Swords – The World – Ace of Swords (reversed)

Watts family reading 2

Reading

The first reading only partially answered my question and so I am narrowing it down by asking specifically about Nichol. The top row is showing me the major players. The King of Wands reversed is Chris. The Queen of Pentacles is Shanann (I’ll explain in a moment how I know this card does not depict Nichol). The Page of Wands reversed is coming across as Nichol.

The King of Wands reversed is linked to two other cards. The first is the Knight of Swords reversed and the second is the Seven of Wands. Okay, this is really interesting. There appears to be another man involved in this somehow. I’m not saying they took part in the murders since that is unclear here. I don’t know who on earth this represents, but I can describe them as a person with regard to their personality. But first, let’s start with the King of Wands reversed. In the first reading, the King of Wands presented in its upright position – which emphasizes some of the more positive attributes associated with people that are depicted by this card. In it’s reversed position, it is showing someone who can become quite nasty. People represented by this card tend to have a hot temper and they can be disloyal.

The card pulled in connection with the King of Wands reversed is the Knight of Swords reversed. Is this someone else linked to all this somehow? Or is it merely adding on to the descriptions or behaviors and attributes of the first card? The card often depicts younger adult males, or people who behave as though they are in their teens or twenties. In its reversed position, the negative attributes of the card are enhanced and show someone who can become verbally abusive or aggressive. It can also refer to someone who has a hard time expressing themselves to others.

The Seven of Wands, pulled in connection with the Knight of Swords reversed, shows this person as taking a defensive position in which they feel they need to protect what is theirs or they feel under attack. It is coming across like there was some issue between Chris and this other person that the reading is putting out there right in the beginning. A specific trigger.

The Queen of Pentacles is an adult motherly figure who has good business sense and is able to provide for herself, and her family, when needed. It describes Shanann perfectly. There are a lot of other attributes that come with this card, such as a person who is social, generous, successful, down-to-earth, and a good mother. The Tower shows a sudden and unexpected event that caused a major upheaval. On it’s face, it suggests the event might have been her murder. It could have been a revelation as well though that rocked her core and foundation. If the Tower does represent her murder, it’s highly unlikely she even saw it coming. As though she was attacked very suddenly and when she wasn’t anticipating it. If that’s true, then I don’t think the story Chris tells about them having an emotional conversation just before is true. The Tower suggests a sneaky type of attack – something that happens very suddenly and is not expected.

The Page of Wands reversed – when depicting a person – represents either a child or someone that has childish tendencies. Such a person can behave in ways that are impatient, gullible, moody, and impulsive. If representative of Nichol, it shows a side to her that she may have tried to keep hidden – one that reveals a deep sense of self-consciousness, fear, and pessimism. It would be someone with issues that are not necessarily immediately obvious to others in ordinary circumstances. The Devil, the card connected to the Page of Wands, is all about the chains that bind. There can be so many facets to this card. It could indicate she had a full-blown obsession with Chris and/or Shanann that may or may not have been shared/reciprocated (though circumstances suggest it was). It depicts someone who uses things like their sexuality to manipulate and control people- seduction. It can also show cruel and malicious intentions. So this card does not paint Nichol in a positive light at all. I would not be at all surprised if she’s still trying to pull strings or exert an influence in his life. To this day. And if she is, people should ask themselves WHY. Again, this is a tarot reading. I’m not saying any of these things are facts. I have no way of knowing. I’m just communicating the story the cards are telling.

The second row begins with the Seven of Pentacles reversed and the cards on this one pertains to Nichol, since the question is about whether she had direct involvement. The Seven of Pentacles reversed depicts people who are impatient and unwilling to put in the work to achieve their goals. They want the easiest methods possible. People that get this card might demonstrate a desire to find ways to get their needs or wants met in a way that is easy for them. It also depicts a lack of growth. Time keeps going by, but this person doesn’t grow emotionally or spiritually in a positive way.

The Five of Swords reversed can go a couple of ways. On one hand, it can denote the end to struggles through peaceful means. On the other, it can depict a situation in which there is an escalation in violence or a non-peaceful resolution. It’s also a card of sacrifice – maybe doing something or agreeing to something to end conflict. The implications of that, if true, are unpleasant.

The Six of Swords reversed is showing a person as being stuck in a particular situation and it represents a situation where trouble is, and has been, brewing in the times surrounding the murders – trouble that a person does not feel they can run or hide from entirely.

The Nine of Swords is showing Nichol as having a burden and/or darkness that hangs over her. It’s often thought of as a nightmare card in which people are the most troubled by the thoughts or visions in their mind. It can be a card of regret and remorse. It can be someone with psychological issues too.

The Ace of Swords reversed shows a plan that has failed and can represent a wrong decision that a person has made. It is also a card that shows poor planning. I’ve seen it come up in cases where a person was kidnapped and/or murdered and attempts to get away with it were ultimately unsuccessful – due to an overall failure to plan properly. The Ace of Swords upright is someone speaking and asserting their truth. In it’s reversed position, it’s someone that is trying to hide the truth.

An odd, and somewhat interesting, thing about the World card is that I have it come up in a fair number of readings pertaining to murders. I have never really figured out precisely how or why it appears in these instances, but it seems to denote circumstances coming full circle – whether they succeeded or failed.

Some things that stood out to me, after analyzing both readings, is that there appears to be at least some knowledge and involvement on the part of one or two people (besides Chris). Like I said before, no one should take tarot readings as fact. But if any of this is accurate, it seems that Nichol knew much more than she let on. How do I put this? She had much more control and influence, is the best way I can think to try to explain this. If there had been no Nichol, this all reads like there would have been no murders (no outside influence). Which is such a strange and weird thought. That one person can exert that much control over people and situations. There are cards that depict Nichol as being involved in – or having knowledge of – an overall plan. To what extent, I don’t know. If the cards are to be believed, she’s not being truthful.

I want to mention something else. A while back, I was practicing these kinds of readings by doing ones on cases I had little to no knowledge about. I did one reading on this case and recorded the cards that I pulled. Since Chris had already confessed and been convicted by the time I did the reading, I asked about motive. The cards I pulled were the Lovers reversed, the Page of Wands (with the 3 of Cups), and the Hierophant.

I was baffled by these cards at the time – especially since I had little knowledge of the case (to the point where I didn’t even know Chris was cheating prior to the reading) – and I spent a lot of time thinking about these cards after the reading was finished. One day, I was going over it in my mind when I realized that the Three of Cups and the Hierophant were showing me a very specific motive: the murders could have been intended to pave the way for Chris to have a more “traditional” relationship with Nichol. If accurate, they were telling me there was a plan for Chris and Nichol to marry. Both the Three of Cups and the Hierophant may represent a marriage or plans to marry as a primary motive, suggesting a greater degree of knowledge than Nichol has claimed to have. If true.

And who is this second male person that came up in the second reading?

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If you would like me to do a reading about a missing person, please contact me at tarotofthemissing@gmail.com. Readings for missing persons are always free of charge. I also provide fee-based personal readings that don’t pertain to missing people (including readings via email, phone, or video). Contact me to learn more.

Lindsey Baum

Disappearance: June 26, 2009
Location: McCleary, Washington

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. Tarot reading is an art and not a science.

Summary:

Lindsey Baum disappeared on July 26th of 2009. She was only a couple of blocks away from her home when it happened. Her remains were later found in 2018 in a wooded area far from her home. She was only ten years old at the time of her disappearance.

Question: Who caused the disappearance and death of Lindsey Baum?

Row 1
9 of Cups – Death – The Moon (reversed)

Row 2
Knight of Pentacles (reversed) – 3 of Swords – Ace of Cups
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): 7 of Swords

Row 3
Page of Swords – 9 of Pentacles – 2 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords: The Devil (reversed)

Lindsey Baum reading 1

Reading:

The reading is about the person, or people, responsible for Lindsey’s disappearance and death. Prior to Lindsey’s disappearance, this person – or a primary person involved – is coming across as someone who had experienced some success in their life and had a sense of confidence. They may have been recognized for, or celebrating, achievements or accomplishments.

Death is a card that indicates significant changes. In many cases, the changes are for the better in the long run. However, sometimes they cause disruptions or upheavals that change a person in negative ways. Whatever happened, the person transitioned from one way of life into another.

The Moon reversed suggests that there are truths that will come to light about this person. Their identity, and their deeds, will not remain unknown indefinitely.

The Knight of Pentacles reversed is suggesting this is either a younger male (likely an adult) or someone who acts as though they are in their late teens or twenties – even if they are older than that. While I find that the court cards tend to stick to the gender they represent for the Queen and King cards the most, they can and do sometimes represent the opposite gender. I say this because I cannot completely rule out female involvement here. This would be a person who was, at the time, focused on a lot on material possessions and/or money. They may not have changed much since either. People depicted by this card behave irresponsibly and tend to make promises that they don’t deliver on. They may have gambling or other kinds of vices that impact their financial situation negatively in the long-run.

The Seven of Swords, pulled in connection with the Knight of Pentacles reversed, is a card that shows this person behaving in deceitful and underhanded ways. The card may point to a theft, or series of thefts. In this case, it could be depicting the kidnapping of Lindsey. An important aspect of this card is that it represents someone who is getting away with their behavior because they are good at lying and adept at manipulating those around them.

The Three of Swords is showing someone who went through heartbreak or some kind of grief. So I’m wondering if the death of someone close to this person, or the loss of a relationship they deemed important, was the catalyst for the changes that were conveyed through the Death card. This person experienced notable emotional distress pertaining to a relationship (romantic of familial) relationship.

The Ace of Cups reversed then shows me that this person did not move on from their pain and were not able to get a handle on the issues they were having. This card typically pertains to matters relating to feelings, relationships, or love. It can also sometimes indicate that someone has experienced a miscarriage or pregnancy issues – though that is not always the case when it appears. Those are just some different meanings it can have in this kind of context.

The Page of Swords either represented a person or a message. If it represented a person, it was a child who was intelligent, logical, and inquisitive. If it pertained to a message then it was one that occurred via speaking to someone in person, phone call, text message, internet chat, or some other similar method. If this represents Lindsey, then it is showing she questioned this person and spoke out about him. I don’t know if this is implying that she called him out directly or if it is trying to suggest she knew them ahead of time and had misgivings about the person. People represented by the Page of Swords are intelligent and they typically love to talk and so this would be someone chatty and good with words.

I pulled the Devil reversed as the card connected to the Page of Swords. This is a card that usually shows someone as trying to regain control or freedom over their life. If the Page of Swords represents Lindsey, the implication is that she tried to get away from this person. She tried to get out from under their control.

The Nine of Pentacles usually has positive implications in terms of one’s financial situation. It would have represented someone who had some degree of financial freedom of independence. In readings on past cases, this card has come up in situations where the perpetrator either had their own residence or had access to one where they could have privacy.

The Two of Pentacles reversed is showing me someone who made bad financial decisions and probably became overextended financially. Part of this might tie back to the card that talked about someone who gambles or has some kind of vice that causes them to lose a lot of money. So in the present, I would not expect this person to present as someone who is doing well financially – though in the past it seems that they had a better financial situation. This is also someone who will probably come across as disorganized in general.

Question: What do we need to know about the murder of Lindsey Baum?

Row 1
2 of Pentacles (reversed) – 4 of Swords (reversed) – Ace of Cups (reversed)

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

Lindsey Baum reading 2

Reading

Two cards that appeared in both readings include the Two of Pentacles reversed and the Ace of Cups reversed. Those cards, and their meaning, is significant. The Two of Pentacles reversed is a person who is either on the verge of a financial crisis or they are experiencing one presently.

The Four of Swords reversed shows a person who might have been quite isolated in the recent and/or distant past but has been coming out of that. However, it also a card that sometimes comes up in this position when it is describing someone who is having a mental health breakdown, or who is feeling extremely burnt out.

The Ace of Cups reversed is a card of pain and sadness. There is a theme to this card that I see sometimes in readings, and I feel more inclined to apply it in this one due to the presence of the Two of Cups reversed. At times, this card refers to unrequited love or relationships that have ended in a way that leaves one person feeling as though they cannot move on. When it pertains to females, it can point to pregnancy issues or infertility.

The Knight of Cups is a person who is younger in age – or behaves similarly to someone who is a young adult – and is a sensitive or emotional type of person. The Sun reversed, pulled in connection with this card, could be pointing to someone who is depressed and pessimistic. However, I have to bring up the topic of pregnancy issues once again since I have seen these arise with the Sun reversed. Sometimes it also refers to adoption or problems adopting. I can’t quite figure out if this situation potentially involves or involved a couple because these themes are so prominent that they are hard to ignore at this point.

The Two of Cups reversed points to a romantic relationship or a connection between two people that went terribly wrong. Maybe if there was a couple involved, they are no longer together for whatever reason because this is a card that comes up when relationships are either in the process of ending or have already concluded. There is often a lot of disruption that comes with this card as well, such as conflict and arguments between the people involved. If that’s true, there is a possibility one might turn on the other. But if there are two people involved, they might not want to talk because of their own culpability.

There’s another possibility that has come to my mind a few times during the readings. This could have been someone known to Lindsey and/or her family because there are so many cards pointing toward heartbreak and pain that pertains to a loss. It feels like the crime was motivated by that loss – as though there could be a retaliation dynamic or something of that nature. I don’t know. That’s just a weird feeling I keep getting here.

The Four of Cups reversed is a card people get when they are reawakening and getting back into the swing of their life again. It usually follows a time period of difficulty or one where a person lacks direction. So if this person hasn’t been particularly social or active in the recent past, that seems to be changing for them – though it’s hard to say what is motivating it.

I want to point something out and it might not be important. In the article that provided me with the date of her disappearance, and the date she was found, it said she was found in a wooded area in Kittitas County. That appears to be several hours away from where Lindsey lived but I don’t know the area so I’m not sure. If it is a distance away, it implies that the person that took her may have known her in some way and might have put her body that far away in the hopes that it would not be found, and/or that if it was found that they would not be an immediate or obvious suspect due to its location. That just stood out to me.

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