Leah Croucher

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

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

Summary:

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

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

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

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

Leah Croucher reading 1

Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Leah Croucher?

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

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

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

Leah Croucher reading 2

Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jennifer Kesse

Disappearance: 01/23/2006
Location: Orlando, 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:

Jennifer Kesse was 24 years old when she reportedly vanished on January 23rd of 2006. It is unknown exactly what time she disappeared or what she was doing when it happened. Jennifer still remains missing.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse?

Row 1
Death – The Chariot – The Empress

Row 2
Knight of Cups – The Lovers – Ten of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups: Knight of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 10 of Cups (reversed)

Row 3
The Emperor (reversed) – Knight of Swords – 2 of Swords
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: 3 of Wands

Jennifer Kesse reading 1

Reading:

The first card in the reading that asks who or what caused Jennifer’s disappearance is death. The card usually depicts a major change, shift, or upheaval. Often it is one that allows for positive events to subsequently occur; however, there are cards later in the reading that point to a disruptive event that was harmful.

Sometimes tarot cards are literal in their depictions – especially when trying to clue into what might have happened to people and where these events occurred. In this case, the Chariot likely refers to either evidence associated with a vehicle, or the occurrence of events inside – or in association with – a vehicle.

The Empress is a card that usually represents abundance, fertility, and other positive elements of life and existence. In this case, it could speak to the motive in that Jennifer was an attractive woman and her femininity likely caused a lot of people to take notice of her.

The disappearance appears linked to an encounter that Jennifer had with an individual who demonstrated the attributes associated with the Knight of Cups card. These characteristics would be associated with a younger male adult who came across as sensitive, helpful, and gentlemanly. The card can also come up as an indication of a romantic proposal of sorts. Since the Knight of Wands reversed is the card pulled in connection with the Knight of Cups, it makes me think that one of two scenarios is likely here. The first possibility is that the person fitting the description of the Knight of Wands reversed had some kind of romantic interest in Jennifer that was communicated, but not well received. The reason I say this is because the Page of Swords reversed was pulled for the Knight of Wands reversed and this indicates bad news or a negative communication/interaction that might have occurred.

The second possibility is that there were two younger adult males involved in Jennifer’s disappearance. Just based on this first reading, I am unable to decide which scenario is the most probable. However, I am leaning in the direction of the first one. It is reading like someone made a romantic pass at Jennifer and was either getting back at her for her reaction or responded badly to her reaction.

The Ten of Cups reversed was pulled in connection with the cards described in the above two paragraphs. This is a card depicting an unhappy homelife. It can also indicate events that happened “close to home.” It might indicate that someone who lived near Jennifer was involved, or someone who had some kind of link to her home or family. There is the possibility the card refers to the other person’s homelife in terms of indicated it was a bad or abusive one.

The Lovers is coming up and given the rest of the reading, it seems to support the idea that someone was interested in Jennifer romantically and the motive behind all of this was linked to that attraction. The motive as in the decision/s someone made in this situation.

The Ten of Pentacles implies the desire of another person to catch the interest of, or potentially even marry, someone that they perceive as being in a higher social class. I’m not sure how else to explain it – other than to say in this context it reads like someone knew Jennifer was out of their league, but they were hoping the circumstances would pan out in their favor anyway.

The Emperor reversed is a male figure who abuses his position or power in a given situation. It is someone who is rigid and inflexible. A person exhibiting the attributes of this card is a control freak at heart and someone who needs to feel as though they have the control or power in a situation. This might explain how and why a romantic interest someone might have had in Jennifer could have gone so completely wrong.

The Knight of Swords may represent the male figure already introduced, or someone else. Either way, this is a person who is impatient and impulsive. Such a person would tend to come across as aggressive in their communications at times and also seem inflexible in terms of their views on different matters.

In these kinds of readings, if I get the Three of Wands in direct connection with a court card, it usually means that person traveled away from the area within a short period of time after the disappearance occurred. Often the travel is a long distance – so not something like a half hour away is what I’m trying to say here. Not usually, at least.

The Two of Swords indicates a situation where someone does not want to see the truth about a situation and are in a kind of denial about it. I don’t know who this card is meant to refer to, though I might have a better idea after the second reading.

Question: What circumstances caused the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse?

Row 1
Temperance (reversed) – 2 of Swords (reversed) – Lovers (reversed)

Row 2
6 of Wands (reversed) – Empress (reversed) – 8 of Pentacles (reversed)

Row 3
9 of Wands (reversed) – 5 of Wands – Death (reversed)

Jennifer Kesse reading 2

Reading

Temperance reversed is showing a conflict and/or an altercation. So it does seem to reiterate that there was an interaction that occurred between Jennifer and at least one other person that went poorly.

The Two of Swords reversed is a card that comes up when the truth about something or someone becomes evident. It can also denote a sense of fear or panic because it is a card that indicates lies have been exposed or that a situation/person is much more harmful than a person might have originally thought. In the last reading, we left off with the Two of Swords in its upright position – suggesting that someone was blind to the truth about something. Here, however, we see a scenario where a person can no longer ignore the obvious.

The Lovers reversed is the opposite of what came up in the prior reading. It is showing a situation between two people that has turned toxic or harmful. In the first reading, it appeared that someone was motivated to approach Jennifer or get her attention somehow because of their attraction to her. Here we see the person’s reaction when that hope, or intent does not materialize. The card also shows the feelings were not mutual. Often, this card also represents a very bad decision – one with significant consequences.

The Six of Wands reversed makes me think that a lot of this was ultimately about ego and the other person responded badly to being rejected. It denotes conflict stemming from those kinds of feelings or drives.

The Empress reversed could show how this person’s view of Jennifer suddenly flipped to one that was negative. Before she seemed the epitome of the ideal female, but now she is viewed as something else entirely. None of this has anything to do with the reality of who Jennifer was because it appears to be about someone else’s ego and inability to handle rejection. It might have other additional meaning here that I’m not quite picking up on.

The Eight of Pentacles reversed shows me someone who has a boring job that is not high paying and does not have really good prospects for the future. It can also represent someone who does not handle their finances well and lacks overall ambition. However, the flipside to this card and it’s unique positioning in this reading is it seems to be pointing out that the person’s job has some kind of significance. I don’t want to read too much into this; I just want to point it out.

The Nine of Wands reversed is telling me a few different things about this person involved. First, I doubt highly this was the first time they reacted really badly to a situation because it is indicating a tendency to repeat negative patterns of behavior. Second, it is reiterating what was expressed with the first reading and the Emperor reversed: this person would not back down. They were rigid in their thinking and intent on being “right.”

The Five of Wands is another conflict card that is showing this as being rooted in a situation where two or more people did not have a meeting of the minds. There might be more than one other person involved in all this, but there is one primary player and that is who these readings seem to have focused on. But the Five of Wands might point to multiple people knowing and having different feelings about keeping that knowledge to themselves. They might also have different reasons for hiding their knowledge. If that’s the case, my hope is one of them will talk and share what they know. It definitely feels like more than one person has at least some knowledge about all of this – if not some involvement that would be incriminating.

Death reversed is another card that is saying to me the person involved – or the main person, because I truly cannot get a feel for whether there were others – did not, and has not, learned from past mistakes. With this much time having passed, I would not be surprised if this person has harmed other people and possibly even done prison time. This is not someone who learned their lesson and they probably do not feel they were in error either.

I don’t know what evidence the police might have regarding this case. I would look for evidence associated with her vehicle (because of the Chariot card that came up early on). If there are prints or DNA, it would be worth periodically running them because the readings come across like this person has or will do prison time for something. So I’m hoping the police have some kind of evidence that maybe did not yield any results in the past but might now or in the coming years.

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Jake Latiolais

Jake Latiolais
Birthdate: Unknown – 22 years old at the time
Disappearance: 08/28/2014
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Question: What happened to Jake Latiolais to cause her disappearance in 2014?

Row 1
6 of Pentacles – 3 of Pentacles (reversed) – 3 of Wands

Row 2
10 of Cups (reversed) – The Magician – Temperance

Row 3
King of Cups – 7 of Swords – 10 of Swords
Card pulled for the King of Cups: 8 of Cups (reversed)

Jake Latiolais reading 1

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Jake Latiolais disappeared on August 28th of 2014. He was 22 years old at the time. He was reportedly last seen in a Walmart that was located in Port Allen, Louisiana. His truck was found running and abandoned in the early morning hours of August 29th – on the Interstate 10 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. No known confirmed sightings occurred after the sighting in Walmart.

Reading

The Six of Pentacles is a card that suggests there was a situation or scenario in which Jake was giving or exchanging something of material or monetary value. It is a card that usually depicts some kind of material support or assistance.

The Three of Pentacles reversed is showing me a situation where people were not working well together to complete or accomplish something. There is a sense of being undermined here – like someone is too competitive or is sabotaging efforts on purpose. It can be a situation where people also have competing agendas. I would expect this to pertain to a home or work situation.

The Three of Wands is a card that can convey a few different meanings. First, it is sometimes associated with someone who is making plans to travel – or has already started that process. Second, it can represent a person taking solid steps toward a goal and seeking independence or freedom from something else.

These three cards are reading as though the collaboration or group effort was not working out or going well. I don’t know if this was a work or family situation yet. The Three of Wands is coming across as a desire on Jake’s part to put distance between himself and whoever else all of this is alluding to in terms of being involved. I find that a lot of times the desire to create a sense of distance is both mental and physical (as in the person leaves the location or wants to). This was a stressful situation.

The Ten of Cups reversed refers to an unhappy home life. This appears to answer my question as to whether it was a home or work situation because the Ten of Cups is a family and home life type of card. A work situation could still be at play here, in combination. I don’t know if he was having issues with a particular family member or what might have been going on here. The card is showing dysfunction in this area that is somehow relevant to all of this. I have no idea if Jake was in a relationship, or was estranged from someone, but this card points directly to problems in this area – pertaining to immediate family or previously close romantic partnerships.

The Magician can represent a person, or it can represent resources or talents a person is demonstrating. If this matches a specific person, it is someone who comes across as skilled and resourceful. It could also represent resources and/or talents that Jake had at the time – assistive ones that could have helped him achieve specific goals that he had.

Temperance is showing me that Jake wanted peace and tranquility in his life. He was trying to take actions toward that end. In a reading like this, it shows a person who is experiencing turmoil around him but is remaining calm despite it all. So there is this sense of him continuing to try to work toward goals, and do what he was supposed to do in terms of work and what-not, despite what looks like some chaos or drama.

The King of Cups likely represents a male that was in Jake’s life at the time. Sometimes court cards represent genders other than what is depicted on the card, but typically the Kings and Queens stay true to what is represented when I do these kinds of readings. The Eight of Cups reversed is telling me Jake had some kind of situation with this person that was no longer proving beneficial, and that he knew he needed to get away from. However, it is showing a reluctance to do that – despite knowing that it would be best. This person knows a lot more about everything that transpired than they are likely claiming.

The Seven of Swords is a card that could mean one of two very specific things. Either the person depicted in the King’s position was operating in a way that was deceptive, cunning, and sneaky, or Jake was exhibiting those behaviors. This is a card that comes with a sense of betrayal – where someone has done something that is deceptive that creates a scenario where another person (or people) was treated unjustly. They were wronged and/or betrayed, basically. The impression I am getting here is that Jake was the person wronged, but an additional reading may clarify this more.

I don’t like seeing the Ten of Swords at the end of this reading. It does not bode well, although it is important to point out that these readings do not tell me, with absolute certainty, a person’s current status or well-being. This card is telling me that he was betrayed and victimized in some way. It marks a sudden and ruinous type of end to something. I want to do another reading before I really draw further conclusions about this aspect though. If one or more people is responsible for whatever happened to Jake, we are looking at a person or people that he knew well enough to feel betrayed by. This would not have been a random stranger or even a person he only knew in passing, in my opinion – based on what I am getting from this reading. But again, this is just a tarot reading. None of this should be taken as fact without some kind of solid evidence to support it.

Question: Who or what caused Jake Latiolais’ disappearance in 2014?

Row 1
5 of Wands – 3 of Cups (reversed) – Page of Swords
Card pulled for the Page of Swords: 8 of Pentacles

Row 2
8 of Cups – Wheel of Fortune (reversed) – The World

Row 3
The Star – The Hermit – 6 of Swords (reversed)

Jake Latiolais reading 2

Reading:

The Five of Wands is reiterating what the first reading was trying to convey about something Jake was trying to do – for lack of a better word – cooperatively with at least one other person. There is a sense more than two people are involved though. I don’t know the nature of what it is he was trying to work with someone one, but what happened to him is linked to this – and the person or people involved. The card shows people who are operating at cross-purposes. At a minimum, it can represent a competitive air to a situation where people are fighting for or over something. But it can also represent conflicts of a greater magnitude, such as aggression and arguments. It seems that at least one person was clashing with Jake.

The Three of Cups reversed shows an imbalance in his social and/or personal life. It is reading as though the person or people mentioned above are people that were in his immediate social circle. The reversed aspect of this card shows someone who feels like they have been cast out from something and they are potentially the victim of gossip. If he had any plans for any celebrations, this card would indicate those being canceled. If he had plans to do something that would be described as a life milestone, something happened to change that. Also, I want to say that intuitively I am getting the thought that someone he thought was a friend really wasn’t. But there’s more to all this than just that. There is a bigger picture is what I’m trying to say.

The Page of Swords is a card that often comes up when a person is either expecting news or has just received it. The Eight of Pentacles tells me it was pertaining to a job or some kind of opportunity that Jake would have viewed as beneficial. I don’t know how this is related precisely, but it might hint to look into methods of contact that are quick in nature (calls, emails, texts, or in person).

The Eight of Cups is a card that depicts a person walking away from a situation or person in their life. This is an important card to pay attention to because it came up in the first reading, in reference to the King of Cups, in a reversed position. It is possible that his attempt, and desire, to walk away is what triggered the events to come.

The Wheel of Fortune reversed is what makes me think something went wrong at about this time. Jake’s luck changed – seemingly for the worse – due to circumstances beyond his control. Again, it appears to be linked to the Eight of Cups which is showing him as trying to leave something behind that was causing him problems or no longer serving him in a positive way.

The concerning aspect of The World, in this position and next to the Wheel reversed, is that it is a card depicting the completion of a cycle. On its own, it seems positive and encouraging. The Wheel reversed, combined with the Ten of Swords at the conclusion of the last reading, worries me.

This late in a reading, the Star is a card I get when the answers are available that will come forth at some point. I pulled this card on a reading I did for Cleo Smith, the missing girl in Australia who was recently found, and so I tend to interpret this as a sign that the answers will be provided. At least one person out there has them or there is evidence to be found that will clarify this situation.

The Hermit represents a person who is turning to introspection for further answers about their life or situation. A person that is depicted by this card might choose to withdraw and keep to themselves during this process.

The Six of Swords (reversed) indicates canceled travel plans and trouble on the horizon. I think Jake might have planned to try to get away from some kind of situation he was facing, but something happened to prevent that. It is a card depicting a boat on water and sometimes the tarot cards are quite literal in what they are showing so there is a possibility there is relevance there as well.

Question: What will it take to find Jake?

6 of Earth (reversed) – Son of Earth – 2 of Earth

Jake Latiolais reading 3

Reading:

I asked the cards what it would take to find Jake. The Six of Earth reversed is showing a lot of obstacles to successfully getting answers and finding resolution in this. It is conveying the sense of frustration and difficulty experienced thus far. The Son of Earth is telling me that getting the answers requires stamina and perseverance. They will not come immediately, and they may not come easily. The card may also represent a male person who could shed a lot of light on this situation. The 2 of Earth is telling me that people seeking answers must step back, abandon preconceived notions they have, and re-evaluate everything as objectively as possible. It is suggesting there are missed opportunities for gathering pertinent information or insight. Maybe avenues that originally seemed pointless are now worth investigating. Time has passed now and people might be more inclined to share details that they previously wouldn’t.

As always, nothing written here should be taken as fact unless the details have been proven accurate. I hope for a positive resolution or at the very least some clear answers about what happened to bring his loved ones some peace.

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Emma Fillipoff

Birthdate: 01/06/1986
Disappearance: 11/28/2012
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Question: What happened to Emma Fillipoff to cause her disappearance in 2012?

Row 1
6 of Wands (reversed) – 6 of Swords (reversed) – 2 of Swords (reversed)

Row 2
The Hermit (reversed) – 4 of Cups (reversed) – The Devil (reversed)

Row 3
9 of Wands (reversed) – 6 of Cups (reversed) – 10 of Cups

Emma Fillipoff reading 1

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Emma Fillipoff was 26 years old when she disappeared on November 28th of 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was last reportedly seen in front of the Empress Hotel in the evening.

Reading

Note: After doing all of the readings I have done below, I want to present the possibility that Emma might have joined a group or a cult – something that is off the grid. If this has been ruled out then disregard it, but as you read through you will see why I’m putting that possibility on the table. That said, tarot readings should not be taken as factual unless there is solid evidence backing them up. I have no way to know for sure what has really happened.

The first reading is showing a lot going on. The Six of Wands reversed is showing me that she felt a lack of confidence in herself and her abilities at the time of her disappearance. It feels like this is connected to her feeling as though she wasn’t really achieving up to her full potential. She also might have felt like she wasn’t recognized for the things she had – or did – achieve.

The Six of Swords reversed is telling me that there were past issues that had resurfaced in her life. It denotes a sense of feeling trapped by these issues and also potentially returning to problem people or situations that Emma might have previously tried to discard. I would best describe this as the past coming back to haunt a person. In the past, she may have run from the situation or tried to extricate herself in a manner that wouldn’t rock the boat. However, at the time of her disappearance, she either didn’t feel that was an option again or she felt cornered.

An aspect of this reading that is going to become difficult on an intuitive level, for me, is separating all of the thoughts and worries in Emma’s mind at the time from events that truly took place. I am seeing a lot of both going on here and I am going to have to try to untangle all of that to pinpoint what happened.

The Two of Swords reversed is a card that suggests Emma was overloaded with thoughts and information, struggling to sift through it all to make a choice, and coming to some difficult realizations that she hadn’t pieced together previously. This is a card of mental and emotion turmoil, as well as one indicating that the veil has been lifted on a situation that was once clouded by lies and deception.

The Hermit reversed shows a willing withdrawal from one’s social network or social support system. Motives for this tend to fall along the lines of a sense of loneliness and/or rejection. It is almost as though she went from exhibiting extraverted personality traits to becoming excessively introverted.

The Four of Cups communicates a desire to have a fresh start. She wanted to break free of a situation or problem that felt profoundly oppressive to her. The problem is that she also seemed to feel trapped and cornered. The logical question in this kind of situation is how do you make a fresh start if you feel that you can’t go anywhere at all?

The Devil reversed shows that she was trying to break free of some serious problems. It is as though she felt bound to something in a guilt by association kind of way. She wanted independence and freedom in relation to whatever this issue was that was coming back to haunt her. I am getting the thought that these problems weren’t exactly her own. She was carrying burdens of or for other people too. And I want to reiterate that these are past issues rising to the forefront. Not entirely new ones.

The Nine of Wands reversed suggests that Emma was feeling unusually defensive. A challenge associated with reading this card is that it does not provide a clear distinction for when defensiveness is in response to real events or when it is more of a mental obstacle that is restricting a person’s ability to function as they would normally. It can be equated to living in one’s own prison – where they have put up boundaries when they may not need them.

The Six of Cups reversed still shows Emma as living in the past. Given some of the other cards, I think she was trying to psych herself up to leave her situation and try to start anew. I am not saying that she was trying to completely abandon her old life necessarily, but she was definitely trying to put boundaries and distance between herself and her past. I feel like there is someone out there, who knew Emma really well, who would read something like this and know what it refers to in a specific sense.

The Ten of Cups is a card that depicts returning home and experiencing the safety or security of one’s home environment. I would like to read this as a clue that she may return home at some point. But the cynical side of me feels inclined to set this card aside and see what the next reading shows to figure out what its relevance is here. The Ten of Cups is a positive card though and it is one that suggests happy resolutions or endings.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff?

Row 1
3 of Swords (reversed) – Magician (reversed) – The Hanged Man (reversed)

Row 2
Ace of Wands (reversed) – Page of Swords – The High Priestess (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords: The Hierophant (reversed)

Row 3
The Fool – 5 of Swords – 9 of Cups (reversed)

Emma Fillipoff reading 2

Reading:

The Three of Swords reversed pertains to recovering from a broken heart or getting over a significantly distressing emotional matter. It can point to a reconciliation with someone or a situation where a person forgives another for hurtful actions. It does not always pertain to romantic relationships, though.

The Magician reversed is never a card I like to see in these cases because it represents a dishonest person who uses their authority or influence to manipulate and trick people. People depicted by this card may come across as capable and decent, but at a minimum this card reversed depicts someone who manipulates and creates false realities. I don’t know if this Magician reversed person has anything to do with whoever the first card pertains to as this could be a situation where this person was exploiting some weaknesses Emma already had.

The Hanged man reversed shows that someone was stalling for time and feeling indecisive. It’s possible that Emma had some kind of encounter or interaction with this person that made her uncomfortable and she was trying to buy time to figure out what to do. This might all tie in with the Two of Swords reversed that appeared in the last reading – where one or more truths came to light. So there is a possibility here that she uncovered something disturbing about a person and it freaked her out. I don’t know if she was being asked to decide about something or what, but she did appear to be trying to slow things down.

The Ace of Wands, in the context of these readings, feels like a situation where her heart really wasn’t into something. I don’t know if it was the prospect of a relationship or something the Magician reversed was proposing to her or what. It just comes across as a block of some kind that was keeping her from moving forward.

The Page of Swords reversed is coming across in two ways. First, it is representing someone who speaks hastily and tends to say rude or hurtful things. Second, it also reads as a message. It’s like she was receiving some kind of threat or multiple threats.

The Hierophant reversed is the card I pulled in relation to the Page reversed and it’s telling me that whoever the Page represents had no regard for rules or structure. This would be someone considered a non-conformist who challenged conventions. That could potentially be positive in an otherwise hopeful type of spread, but here it just makes me think of someone who manipulates the law and people to get away with things they shouldn’t be doing. The non-conformist element of their personality might have come across as immature to people also and that could explain the Page as showing up for a person that might be older in years than the card implies. The Hierophant reversed could also signify a situation of religious or spiritual extremism – something outside of the bounds of what many consider normal.

The High Priestess reversed is reiterating the whole theme of manipulation and hidden motives. It might also represent Emma in terms of her reluctance to make a solid decision concerning whatever was going on. The first reading shows her as experiencing a high degree of stress and concern. This card is pointing to a need to take a rational approach that aligns with one’s intuition, but I don’t get the sense Emma felt she had the time needed to accomplish that. There is also this underlying sense of false spirituality. I can’t quite pinpoint it.

The Fool depicts Emma as embarking on a particular path with a blind sense of trust or idealism. I wonder if the person who is coming across as deceptive and manipulative talked her into trusting them under the guise of protecting her and keeping her safe from whatever she feared or worried about – issues that were possibly not as serious as Emma had worked them up to be in her mind. I also can’t shake the feeling that someone was feeding her anxiety as a means of getting her to do something she might not ordinarily do – like go somewhere with them or something along those lines. There is such a sense of gaslighting and manipulation I am getting here.

The Five of Swords shows conflict and arguments. It also has a feel of someone using intimidation tactics. The Five of Swords can depict one or more acts of violence or abuse. There can also be a surrendering component to this card where Emma might have tried to stand up for herself, failed, and ultimately felt defeated.

The Nine of Cups is not a happy card. In terms of the “who or what” aspect of this question, this card tells me that whoever else was involved here brought unhappiness to Emma’s life. But it doesn’t tell me if she sought out a new life because of this person or if they might have done something to cause her to disappear temporarily or permanently. I don’t want to rule out the possibility of kidnapping here because the Devil card – from the first reading – could represent an obsession someone had with her that she was trying to break free from. It is reading as though she was manipulated into going with this person – like she wasn’t necessarily taken by a conventional type of force. I don’t know how else to articulate this.

Question: Did someone take Emma Fillipoff?

Son of Earth (reversed) – The Empress (reversed) – 9 of Fire

Emma Fillipoff reading 3

Reading:

The Son of Earth reversed is equivalent to the Knight of Pentacles reversed. This represents the person involved in her disappearance. I use the word involved because neither reading has definitively given me an understanding of Emma’s current status. The Empress reversed, in combination with the Son of Earth reversed, is showing someone who is overbearing and controlling. The Nine of Fire has me stumped. In the deck I used, it pertains to the energy that drives aspects of life such as one’s free will, spirituality, etc.

I used the word “take” in my question and this card seems to challenge the idea that she went completely unwillingly. I just got weird Midsommar (the movie) type vibes. Has anyone examined whether she might have joined some kind of group or cult? It could even just be some type of off the grid community situation. I understand that sounds crazy but it’s worth looking into if the possibility has not already been exhausted. It would explain a lot that has been touched on in all of the readings that I haven’t quite been able to make sense of. It could potentially also explain the Ten of Cups card from the first reading that hints to some kind of homecoming at some point. This is an odd situation to say the least. It doesn’t have quite the same energy and feel to it that a lot of other missing person cases do.

As always, I have no way to be certain about what happened to her. There are many possibilities. My hope is that somehow she is alive and well.

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Brian Shaffer

Birthdate: 02/25/1979
Disappearance: April 1, 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Question: Who or what caused Brian Shaffer’s disappearance?

Row 1
Knight of Pentacles (reversed) – 10 of Pentacles – The Devil
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): Two of Cups

Row 2
The World (reversed) – The Empress – The Magician

Row 3
5 of Cups (reversed) – The Moon (reversed) – Ace of Pentacles

Brian Shaffer reading 1

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Brian Shaffer disappeared on April 1st of 2006 in Columbus, Ohio. He was last seen on security camera footage outside the Ugly Tuna Saloona. He was talking to a couple of women before he went back into the bar. Brian was reportedly not observed leaving the bar and it does not appear there have been any confirmed sightings of him since.

Reading:

First, I want to say that the cards give me hope of a scenario in which Brian might possibly be alive. However, as I have often explained, I have no way to know for sure. In my readings, I describe my interpretations of the cards. I have the same capacity for human error as everybody else so please do not take these descriptions as fact until or unless proven otherwise. These are only tarot readings and are not a substitute for facts or evidence.

The Knight of Pentacles reversed is telling me that Brian was having difficulties on multiple levels. I’ll get into some of those more in a minute. The first major issue pertained to money. The appearance of the Devil card is communicating that Brian had an addiction or vice that was interfering in his life. The Knight of Pentacles reversed is saying to me that it was likely gambling related. The Devil is a card that can indicate drug use or drug addiction as well and so I believe he might have had two of these issues going on simultaneously.

The Two of Cups is a card that denotes a partnership between Brian and another person. Often this card is romantic in nature, but the rest of his cards are not pointing in this direction and so I’m going to put this one out there in a more general way and say that someone else he was close to knows a lot more about his problems than they are saying. They may even know exactly how and why he disappeared. The person could be male or female. It could be a friend or a romantic partner.

The Ten of Pentacles is relaying that Brian was either expecting to come into a large amount of money, or that he already did, around the time of his disappearance.

I’ve already brought the Devil card into this as a means of saying that his disappearance is directly related to these addictions he had. He had a minimum of one solid addiction that was creating total havoc in his life.

The second row of cards is showing me that Brian was feeling empty and incomplete at the time of his disappearance. The Empress right next to the card denotes a motherly figure. I read that his mother passed away before he disappeared, and he was struggling with it. This might have kicked one or more addictions up a notch as well – due to the added stress of his situation. So I don’t know if he inherited money after his mom’s death, or if he expected to or what. I also don’t know if the windfall conveyed in the Ten of Pentacles is directly related to this Empress card.

The Magician is the last card on the second row. It is telling me that someone involved in this – Brian or perhaps the other partner or friend mentioned in the beginning – was resourceful and skilled in ways that are relevant to his disappearance.

The Five of Cups reversed is a card that shows a person emerging out of a dark time. It is a card that signifies a turning point in which a person has accepted their circumstances and is ready to embark on the process of healing. Perhaps he was planning to get a handle on any addiction issues.

The Moon reversed shows me a situation that was powered by fear and anxiety. It all ties back to any addiction or addictions he might have had. An interesting element of this card reversed is that it points to the need for someone to progress beyond a bad situation. It also comes up when a person is gaining more clarity on their situation and more self-awareness regarding what is wrong, as well as what they need to do to fix it.

The Ace of Pentacles is intriguing for two reasons. First, it is a card representing financial or material matters. Second, it is a card of fresh starts and new beginnings. At times, the new beginning pertains to a job or a financial matter that had been resolved. Other times, it is broader. So what does this mean? Is Brian alive somewhere? Did he run because he needed or wanted a fresh start financially? Did he owe people money?

I’ll do a second reading to see if I can bring forth any additional insight into this whole situation.

Question: Did Brian Shaffer disappear intentionally?

Row 1
King of Swords – 9 of Pentacles – 9 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords: Wheel of Fortune

Row 2
10 of Pentacles (reversed) – Queen of Pentacles (reversed) – The Sun
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): The Devil (reversed)

Row 3
Justice – 8 of Cups – Knight of Wands
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands: Knight of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles: Knight of Cups
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups: 6 of Swords

Brian Shaffer reading 2

Reading:

I am just going to say this outright. This reading, in particular, is telling me Brian walked away from his life. The Sun is suggesting to me that he is alive. The Sun upright is a card of vitality and life. Reversed, it can take on the opposite meaning when it appears in a reading concerning a missing person. However, it is upright here. So let’s get into all this a little more.

The King of Swords represents someone who thinks and solves problems using strategy and/or logic. I think that Brian might have been counting on the money he was supposed to get to start over financially. He may have owed money, and this might have come across as his chance to fix that situation. The Wheel of Fortune is showing me a change in Brian’s circumstances or luck. It seems that at first, that change appeared positive. However, that changed when he hit some kind of roadblock or problem. I don’t know what happened financially, but that is what it is showing me.

The Nine of Pentacles is telling me he had a plan in mind. It’s a card that shows freedom – especially financial freedom – and abundance. Often this card comes up when someone has built a business for themselves or accumulated money through these kinds of efforts. So I think his Plan B was to disappear intentionally and start over.

The Nine of Swords reversed is communicating that he experienced a light at the end of the tunnel epiphany type of situation. It also shows that he likely accepted someone’s offer for help. You see, I really do think he had at least one person helping him to accomplish all of this. The first reading indicates it and this one points to it here and there as well.

The Ten of Pentacles reversed is telling me that the windfall or inheritance did not come through as hoped or planned. This is a card that comes up when people lose money or when a will or inheritance is disputed. So this kicked everything off for Brian. It’s possible he was planning to use this money to settle up debts or something along those lines, but when it did not come through (or come through on time), he made other plans.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed may or may not represent a person. The energy behind this card is a sense of gaining financial independence and breaking free from problematic financial situations. It could be a person that helped him to accomplish this or it could represent someone he felt was in the way of that – someone he might have broken free from and left.

The Devil came up in a reversed position this time. The significance of this is that it is showing that Brian regained a sense of freedom and release from whatever vices or addictions were contributing negatively to his life. It was pulled in connection with the Queen, but I am still unsure if it represents a person, situation, or energy.

The Sun is a card that represents vitality, life, and happiness. The Sun upright is another card that is indicating to me that Brian is alive.

Justice appeared in this reading and I’m not sure about its full implications here. As always, this card is a reminder that there is balance in the universe and cause-and-effect. The scales always balance in the end. I don’t know if this is a warning to Brian about the consequences of his actions – if he did indeed leave his past life – or if it is a more positive presence in the reading that suggests he is happier or better off where he is now.

The Eight of Cups is a telling card to me. It is one that depicts a person who has walked away or abandoned something. In some cases, it is someone leaving a bad situation. In others, it is more about them leaving something behind because it is no longer offering the same benefits as it once did.

Finally, the Knight of Wands is all about action and seeking new adventures. People in this position are looking for a challenge and they are not typically fearful of the unknown or potential consequences. The Knight of Pentacles and the Knight of Cups are not completely clear to me. They may signify different people that helped Brian to start a new life, or they could represent different phases of his identity – if he truly did abandon his old life.

The Six of Swords is linked to the Knights, and it is telling me that he could have traveled to get to his destination. It suggests he did not remain local and there was travel involved. Also, it’s a card that shows the sense of calm that a person experiences when they have either resolved or escaped a conflict. It is one showing a person who has overcome hardships.

I have no way to know for sure what happened to Brian, but the readings are provocative if they hold some truth. Either way, I hope there is a resolution for his loved ones – one that is certain and based on facts that can be proven.

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Orrin and Olson West

Orrin’s birthdate: 08/04/2016
Orson’s birthdate: 06/11/2017
Disappearance: December 21, 2020
Location: California City, CA

Question: What happened to Orrin and Orson West?

Row 1
The Chariot (reversed) – Queen of Pentacles – The Moon
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles: Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): Strength (reversed)

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

Row 3
5 of Swords – 7 of Pentacles (reversed) – 3 of Wands (reversed)

Orrin and Olson reading 1

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

On December 21st of 2020, Orrin and Orson West were reported as missing by their adoptive parents. The two boys lived in California City, California. Orrin was 4 years old at the time and Orson was only 3. Despite efforts to locate the boys, neither have since been found and little is known about how or why they disappeared.

Reading

I’m going to begin by pointing out that three separate cards have the number 7, along with the appearance of the Chariot reversed which is the seventh major arcana card. From a numerology perspective, this points to spiritual and/or psychic guidance that is or will be provided regarding this case.

The Chariot reversed is the first card in the reading. In these readings, the Chariot reversed points to a matter that likely involves a vehicle. The way I am seeing this – coming up this early in the reading – is that it was the mechanism by which the boys were taken from their home.

The Queen of Pentacles is appearing as a motherly figure who would typically be characterized as someone who is nurturing and down to earth. This is someone who probably fends for herself financially or has the capacity to do that.

The Page of Swords reversed, in relation to the Queen card, could be communicating a couple of things. First, it is showing me hasty and speedy action on the part of the person in the Queen position. Second, it denotes a lack of planning. It’s also pointing to this person spreading gossip or saying things that could be construed as insulting and negative.

I pulled the Strength reversed card in relation to both of the above and it suggests that action was taken due to a moment or time of weakness. It is almost as though it is showing me someone who felt desperate and believed that the action or actions the person took were their only real option.

The Moon is a card that shows me that what people think they know is probably illusion. It’s smoke and mirrors basically. On a very strong intuitive level, I am seeing this situation as being somewhat more complex than people are imagining. The Moon can be a card of secrets and confusion – real or fabricated. Things are not exactly what they seem here.

The Seven of Swords reversed is a hopeful card in this case because it suggests there is a person involved in this situation who has a guilty conscience – guilty to the point that they may outright confess what they know. At least one person regrets what they did or how they handled the situation and since the Queen is the only person introduced in this reading thus far, I have to wonder if it is talking about her specifically.

I want to point out that I have seen the Seven of Swords reversed in cases where a child was abducted and later returned. It is a card that can sometimes indicate a theft and the concept of getting away with something – at least temporarily. It came up in the reading I did for Cleo Smith.

The Seven of Cups reversed is conveying to me that there are attempts to create diversions and distractions. Someone involved in this is trying to put the blame on someone else and is also taking active measures to draw attention away from people or places in a manner that misleads or confuses. It might also be communicating that one or more people involved in this feel trapped by their choices. They might regret whatever they have done but feel like they’ve gone too far.

The Three of Cups reversed is showing a situation that is driven by gossip. Also, this is a card indicating a sense of self-isolation or solitude. Did someone take the boys who is hiding them somewhere? Are they trying to divert attention by spreading rumors and gossip because they are afraid someone might realize what they’ve done? Those are questions that come to mind at this point.

The Five of Swords is a conflict card. It can reflect real or internal types of conflict. It might also convey a situation where this is a lot of arguing over whatever has occurred. I just see multiple people at odds over the events that surround the boys’ disappearance. There might even be threats to keep quiet or some kind of intimidation aimed at keeping the truth from emerging here.

The Seven of Pentacles is a card that depicts someone as lacking in terms of the effort they put into something. It gives off the sense of incomplete or unfinished work. If a person, or people, set out to kidnap the boys – just as an example – it has not proven as easy or rewarding of a situation as they hoped. There’s more work involved than they thought. I don’t know if that’s work related to covering up what happened or maintaining certain appearances, but the outcome is not as hoped.

Here is the weirdest card in this entire reading. I have strong thoughts and opinions about what it means, but I’m really hesitant to even put them down in writing. I will put this as simply as I can, without really pushing my own beliefs on anyone. The Three of Wands, upright or reversed, often comes up as a travel card in these kinds of readings. Upright, it often points to travel away from home. Reversed indicates a possible return home from travels. The reversed position suggests obstacles and delays that prevent that from happening quickly. So two distinct possibilities here include: 1) the boys might be returned home at some point or 2) they already have been.

I always feel compelled to repeat that this is just a tarot reading. Tarot is an art. Forensics and things of that nature are a science. Nothing I say here should be taken as fact unless there is proof that exists or emerges to back it up.

Question: Who or what caused the disappearances of Orrin and Orson West?

Row 1
Queen of Swords – 5 of Pentacles – Temperance (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Knight of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords (r): King of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Cups (r): 9 of Cups (reversed)

Row 2
2 of Pentacles – 10 of Swords (reversed) – 2 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
Strength – Page of Swords (reversed) – 5 of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 2 of Cups

Orrin and Olson reading 2

Reading:

The second reading begins by showing me a mature female. The Queen of Swords is the answer to my question concerning who or what caused Orrin and Orson to disappear. However, it is a little more complicated since I pulled the Knight of Swords reversed in connect with the Queen. Then I pulled the King of Cups reversed for the Knight card. Finally, I pulled the Nine of Cups reversed for the King reversed card. This is telling me there is more than one person involved. The cards are communicating that there are at least three people involved: the woman, a man, and a younger man – if the people depicted match the gender and general age group typically associated with each.

The Nine of Cups reversed is a loaded card here because it shows a situation that has gone in a nightmarish or upsetting direction. If there really are three or more people involved, there is a general sense that whatever they did was not successful in the way that they hoped. The abundance of Cups cards is telling me this is an emotionally charged situation. It reads like the boys knew the people involved and also as though at least one of those people had or has an attachment to them.

The Five of Pentacles is showing me financial and spiritual hardships. It is as though whatever happened is directly at odds with at least one person’s sense of spirituality. Basically, no matter how justified they might feel about what they did, they are fully aware that from a religious standpoint it was wrong. There’s a strong indication of struggle and difficulties associated with this particular card.

Temperance reversed is showing a lack of balance in this situation. Maybe the person was trying to gain a sense of balance by taking whatever action, but it had the opposite effect. The main person involved went to extremes here and they made hasty decisions that were not well thought out.

The Two of Pentacles is a card that depicts the person or people involved as trying to balance their material resources. For some reason, money seems to be a problem and it is impacting the situation. Traditional images of this card show a person balancing or juggling two pentacles, with choppy waters depicted behind them and boats attempting to navigate. It basically shows a person who is trying to focus and plan amidst chaos.

The Ten of Swords reversed is difficult to discern here. On one hand, it might suggest that the people involved barely averted a disaster or serious problem. Maybe they almost got caught doing whatever they did. It’s the card showing someone hitting absolute rock bottom – where there is really only one way to go from there. But it also hints to me that there are patterns or cycles of behavior at play here.

The Two of Swords reversed is telling me the truth is going to come out about this. That is what the main person involved fears the most and I do see their worst anxieties manifesting into a reality for them. They would probably be wise to do what the first reading suggested someone close to this situation might: confess. When I did an after-the-fact reading on Jaycee Dugard – once she was already home – I got the Two of Swords reversed in a position that indicated that showed her abductor’s actions and lies were exposed. Hopefully the same meaning applies here.

Strength is a card that is coming across as positive in that I have not outright seen any cards that have communicated that Orrin or Olson are deceased. The cards have not yet indicated this either way, but the last card of the first reading has me leaning toward the possibility they were at a minimum alive after they were taken or removed from where they were living. I am not sure what else to do with this card. It likely has more significance, but I cannot quite pinpoint it yet.

This reading produced the Page of Swords reversed yet again. It wants us to pay attention to this card. To reiterate, this card is sometimes associated with bad news. I also see this card come up when someone is spreading gossip or making malicious and untruthful statements about other people. It is also strongly associated with an overall lack of planning. Someone involved is probably prone to speaking before they think and if people pay attention to this it might clue them in on what is really happening here.

The Two of Cups came up as a card associated with the Page. It seems to suggest a partnership – probably of a romantic nature – between two people involved. However, this card is not coming across clearly to me in this reading.

The Five of Cups reversed is a card associated with the acceptance of a situation. People that get this card are usually moving on from hardships or working toward finding the silver lining associated with their situation. If this card stays true to others in the reading, it might be showing someone who achieves peace of mind by unburdening themselves and sharing the truth.

I will conclude by saying that these readings left me with the impression that I can’t rule in or rule out the possibility exists that the adoptive family is not responsible for the Orrin and Olson’s disappearance. I also. cannot rule out the possibility that someone else the boys know is involved in this instead. It could go either way here, but it might be worthwhile to shift some of the focus off the adoptive family and exhaust other possible avenues just in case there is a completely different explanation for their disappearance. I do feel confident that the boys know one or more people involved, however. That came across clearly. I got nothing definitive about whether they might still be alive or not. The cards did not dispute this possibility within these readings. I hope that’s the case here but I just don’t know.

Though I have no way to know for sure if these beautiful boys are alive, I do hope for a happy ending. I believe in my heart that time will eventually tell what happened here. Remember, I do not intend for anything I write in relation to these readings to be taken as fact – not without proof backing anything discussed.

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Mercedes Toliver

Birthdate: Unknown – 18 at the time
Disappearance: 12/17/2016
Location: Prescott, Arkansas

Question: What happened to Mercedes Toliver?

Row 1
9 of Swords (reversed) – 6 of Cups – Ace of Pentacles

Row 2
Queen of Pentacles (reversed) – Justice (reversed) – 8 of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): 9 of Cups (reversed)

Row 3
5 of Cups – Queen of Cups – 10 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: 3 of Wands (reversed)

Mercedes Toliver reading 1 – Dark Angels tarot

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Mercedes Zaevon Toliver was 18 years old when she disappeared on December 17th of 2016. She left her home on the 300 block of Rosston Road and appeared to be headed South.

Reading:

The Nine of Swords reversed tells me that at the time of Mercedes’ disappearance, she was experiencing stress and turmoil. The stress and anxiety had been going on for more than just the evening she vanished. However, this card in the reversed position suggests that she was in the process of working her way through it. She might have been talking about her feelings more and possibly requesting help from people.

The Six of Cups shows Mercedes as being in a mindset where she wished she could go back to a happier and perhaps simpler time. She was having a lot of thoughts about her earlier life – or childhood – and reminiscing about happier memories. This card can come up if someone is spending too much time thinking about the past, versus living in the present or moving forward.

At the time of her disappearance, Mercedes really longed for stability and a fresh start. The Ace of Pentacles represents new opportunities and a desire to achieve a greater sense of material and financial stability. Though Mercedes was thinking a lot about the past, she was also feeling as though her future was her proverbial light at the end of the tunnel (this ties back in with the Nine of Swords reversed) and so she was hopeful in this respect.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed is telling me there was a person with a feminine and more mature energy that came into the picture here. While the energy is feminine, there are times when a Queen card can represent a male and so the most important aspect is the personality characteristics and attributes. This is a person who came across as being selfish, jealous, intolerant, and overly focused on material things/money. It is coming across as someone likely older than Mercedes. They factor into her disappearance, but I don’t know precisely how.

The Nine of Cups reversed came up in relation to the Queen reversed person. It is showing them as being in a negative and generally unhappy mindset at the time of her disappearance. Was it someone Mercedes thought she could turn to for help or support, only to discover they had ulterior motives and negative feelings toward her? I can’t get a clear idea of what unfolded here.

Justice reversed is a concerning card in this reading because it describes the situation involving Mercedes as being unjust and unfair. Justice reversed can also point toward acts of retribution, corruption, or someone that has done something wrong and is trying to avoid being held accountable for it.

The Eight of Cups reversed indicates that Mercedes was staying in some type of bad situation. I don’t know if it is referring to something that happened between when she left her home and disappeared, or if it is referencing something that had been more ongoing. In traditional readings, this is a card that comes up if someone is in a situation that is not serving them well – or one that once worked out well for them, but no longer offered the same benefits – but are reluctant to move out for whatever reason.

The Five of Cups, on the last row of the reading, is depicting Mercedes as feeling extreme disappointment, sadness, or loss over something. A lot of cups cards are coming up in her reading which tells me her situation was highly emotionally charged. The cup cards represent a suit that pertains to emotions, relationships, creativity and things of that nature. It’s telling me that 1) Mercedes was an emotional person who would likely have demonstrated strong creative or artistic skills and 2) she was highly invested in matters of the heart and so any disruption in this area of her life – including anything to do with family – would have impacted her significantly. So this card is one that denotes emotional grief.

The Queen of Cups represents a female energy or person who demonstrates compassion and kindness. I don’t know if Mercedes turned to this person for help or what. The Three of Wands reversed is the card I pulled for the Queen. It is one associated with the frustration a person experiences when they feel they are limited or restricted. Sometimes it refers to delays that occur due to obstacles or restrictions. In other cases it has referred to a situation where someone returns home – either from travels or after being taken away. It would be nice if this meaning applies here in a way that favors Mercedes.

The Ten of Swords reversed is the last card on the row. In many respects, this is a card of hitting rock bottom. Once someone gets this card in a reading, it means they have reached an extremely low point. Such a situation offers a person the opportunity to obtain release from their problems or circumstances, but it is only attained if they facilitate it on their own. The person has to seize that opportunity and climb up out of the hole they are in.

I wanted to try to get some more focused information about how and why Mercedes disappeared and so I posed a somewhat different question to see where it would take me.

Question: Who or what caused Mercedes to disappear?

Row 1
8 of Pentacles (reversed) – Tower (reversed) – 3 of Swords

Row 2
The Chariot – Ace of Pentacles – Ace of Cups

Row 3
Justice (reversed) – Ace of Swords – 3 of Cups (reversed)

Mercedes Toliver reading 2 – Dancing in the Dark tarot

Reading:

The Eight of Pentacles reversed is showing Mercedes as lacking motivation but recognizing that she needed to come up with a plan. She didn’t want to end up in a dead-end job or in a situation where she wouldn’t be able to provide for herself properly. Money and material matters were on her mind at the time she disappeared.

The Tower reversed shows her as being in a situation where she was delaying the inevitable because she had a fear of change. She knew she needed to change something in her life and take advantage of new opportunities (as evidenced in the multitude of Aces in this reading), but she was resisting it for some reason. Something or someone was holding her back.

The Three of Swords is a card that shows up when someone is or has experienced heartbreak. It is a card that shows someone in a state of sadness and grief as a result of a broken relationship or a separation from someone. The card is reading as though she had been in a relationship or was in one at the time of her disappearance, that was causing her significant distress. It may tie in with the Tower reversed in that the relationship might have been bad or toxic, but she didn’t want to leave it for whatever reason. It does not necessarily have to be romantic relationship either. It could be a friendship or other relationship in which she felt emotionally invested. This has come up in two separate readings now so it feels like something to pay attention to at this point.

The Chariot in these kinds of readings signifies the involvement of a vehicle. In ordinary readings, it has other meanings pertaining to forward moving progression toward success or the use of willpower or self-discipline to achieve goals. However, I don’t find this card to have the same meaning when I pull it in disappearance readings or ones in which a crime was known to have been committed that involved a vehicle in some direct way.

The Ace of Pentacles is a card of new beginnings. However, I am leaning away from this showing Mercedes as disappearing intentionally because the first reading showed that she had really close ties to the people she cared about. Running away, or trying to start an entirely new life, does not seem to align with her energy. However, it can also point to future career or monetary goals. Money matters were on her mind, as shown in the first card, and so she was likely formulating plans about what she wanted to do in terms of a job or career path.

The Ace of Cups is also a card of new beginnings, but it usually refers to ones of an emotional or spiritual nature. It can also indicate an increase in creative thinking or feeling inspired to take on new creative endeavors. Odds are decent that Mercedes might have felt torn between a couple of career path options. The readings come across as her having a lot on her mind pertaining to these kinds of matters. Sometimes the Ace of Cups can point to meeting someone new. If coupled with the Chariot, there is a possibility that she met up with someone she had only recently met or someone she knew online but possibly had not met just yet.

Justice reversed came up in this reading again. It is showing me something bad definitely happened. An act of injustice occurred. The card carries the added significance that whatever happened was an act of dishonesty, corruption, or retaliation.

The Ace of Swords is a truth card, and it points to a possible breakthrough in this case in terms of learning new information or finding out about something that was previously not clear. The truth can be a double-edged sword though and so there is a need for people to be willing to hear and accept it before it can sometimes fully emerge.

There were some things going on in her social life that I don’t think she was openly sharing with people. In both readings, I had this feeling that she experienced some kind of bullying or was mistreated by one or more people. I can’t quite pinpoint why I am getting this impression or how significant it is in all of this. I just think that Mercedes had some eye-opening experiences. She might have been dealing with someone – or more than one person – who was jealous of her and mistreated her or something along those lines. Did this contribute to her disappearance? That I don’t know.

I don’t know anything about the investigation into her case. She was described as having left home with a cell phone and so I am wondering what that activity might have showed before there was no further activity. She was at an age where a lot of people have multiple social media accounts so that would be a place that I would imagine investigators have looked. If not, that is a really important aspect of her life to examine because she might have decided to meet up with someone online. Maybe she was feeling vulnerable and took a chance this way. She did seem to have a lot on her mind and was going through something because both readings pointed to a sense of grief and loss. Something seems to have happened there and it came up in both readings and so it could be pertinent to her disappearance.

I wish I could have gotten more out of these readings. I still feel like I only scratched the surface here. As always, please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven.

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Karena McClerkin

Birthdate: 09/26/1998
Disappearance: 10/11/2016
Location: Kokomo, Indiana

Question 1: Who is responsible for the disappearance of Karena McClerkin?

Row 1
10 of Cups – 8 of Pentacles (reversed) – Temperance

Row 2
The Moon (reversed) – 9 of Cups – King of Wands
Card pulled for the King of Wands: 2 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
The World (reversed) – 9 of Swords – The High Priestess

Karena McClerkin reading 1 – Traditional Manga tarot

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Karena McClerkin vanished on October 11th of 2016 in Kokomo, Indiana. She was 18 years old at the time. She indicated to her grandmother, Gerry McClerkin, that she planned to meet up with a male and go to a party. Surveillance cameras captured Karena at or near a BP gas station. Witnesses claimed to see Karena get into a vehicle in an alley and that was the last confirmed sighting of her.

Reading:

The Ten of Cups is the card showing me Karena during the time just before her disappearance. It shows me someone that had love and support in her life. It indicates to me that the people close to Karena were a priority for her. The Ten of Cups also may appear at times when someone enters into a new romantic relationship or takes the next step toward a long-term commitment in an already established one.

The Eight of Pentacles tells me there is a material or monetary component to all of this. In the reversed position, it suggests someone who is either unhappy with their job or does not have one at all. This card pertains directly to the person or people responsible for her disappearance, so it implies that there was some kind of monetary or material matter involved. It does not necessarily have to be work related, but it definitely has to do with something material in nature.

Temperance is a card that shows me she was also seeking balance in her life. The reversed position shows someone possibly going to extremes or partaking in things they shouldn’t, such as drugs, alcohol, and other vices. However, the upright position shows that she likely either experienced a challenging time just prior to her disappearance, or she was coming out of one. Her mental state was becoming clearer in terms of what she felt she wanted and needed in life, and she was formulating a vision about what she wanted to do with her life. She also comes across as someone who preferred to avoid conflict.

I want to point out that she has several major arcana cards in her reading. There are and were outside forces at play when she disappeared. What I mean by this is that she did not cause it to happen on her own. By that I mean that I see nothing here that says she ran away or was trying to start a new life. The first card in the reading is another major indicator of this. She would not have left her family in a position where they had to worry about her. This is not someone who would have ever wanted to cause that kind of pain. She’s also not coming across as someone who would do well after cutting herself off from people she cared about. So I don’t see that as factoring in here.

The Moon reversed, another major arcana card, is one that indicates the unveiling of mysteries through the use of intuition or by allowing one’s inner voice to guide them. It could refer to Karena specifically, and her maybe having a feeling that something was off about the situation she was entering into. It might also refer to the overall need for people to follow their gut instincts about what they think happened. There might be a lot of incorrect or dishonest narratives floating around and that can cloud how a person perceives a situation.

The Nine of Cups is one that can indicate a celebration or some kind of entertaining event. So it looks like Karena did go to some kind of gathering or party as reported. I don’t know if the card is coming up to confirm this piece of information or if it is meant to establish a foundation for identifying the person I am about to describe. Did she go to this event or party with this person? Did she meet them there? I feel like there is significance here or the card would not have turned up halfway through a reading where I asked the cards to help identify the person or people involved.

The King of Wands shows me a masculine and more mature person that was involved in this situation. He was likely older than her in age. This person – and I am getting a really masculine sense about them, so I feel comfortable saying it is a man – might have been disarming to her because he came across as charismatic, willing to take risks to achieve goals, and as a positive or optimistic kind of person. However, the Two of Swords reversed – the card I pulled in relation to the King – tells me that events were such that the truth about this person was revealed to Karena. I can’t tell if he lied about who he was or if he lied about why he was showing some kind of interest in her – or in helping her. Either way, the truth of this was revealed to her. It might even eventually be revealed to everyone else – if it hasn’t been already.

The World reversed signifies two things. The first is that it marks the end of something. The second is that it conveys a lack of immediate closure. Something interesting about this card is that the reversed positioning seems to come up when police know more than they are saying, or when they probably know who committed a crime but aren’t acting on it for various reasons. The World reversed conveys a sense that there is a missing piece here.

The Nine of Swords reversed is telling me that in the wake of all this, people are trying to come to terms with what happened to her but there are people that feel profound shame or guilt about it. So I will go out on a limb and say that I do think some people know exactly what happened. One or more probably even want to share that information, if they haven’t already, but something is preventing them from doing it. The Nine of Swords upright and reversed refers to anxiety, fear, and the worry that someone’s nightmares will become a reality. One or more people are losing sleep over what they know. It can also be a betrayal card which would support the impression I have that Karena was lured into a situation under false pretenses.

When I get the High Priestess, for readings like this one, it is telling me there is something or someone that is trying to communicate the truth of a situation. These communications are conveyed through people via their inner voice, their dreams, and their subconscious. The message here is that there is likely at least one person close to Karena on an emotional level who gets gut feelings – or has what I can only describe as impressions or specific thoughts, about what happened to her. This card is saying to that person: listen to these gut feelings and follow your intuition because you are receiving guidance. The frustrating element of this is that people tend to ignore their inner voice or second-guess it. In this case, try not to do that because it is meant to help you find answers.

Question 2: How do we find the person responsible for Karena’s disappearance?

Row 1
Magician – The Fool – 8 of Wands (reversed)

Row 2
The World (reversed) – 6 of Pentacles – 3 of Pentacles

Karena McClerkin reading 2 – Dark Angels tarot

Summary:

I did not feel satisfied with the information conveyed to me in the first reading because while it gave me a really clear idea about Karena as a person, it only hinted at who is responsible for her disappearance. So I asked the cards to focus in on that person and how they may be identified.

First, an impression I now get from this second reading is that yes, she knew the person responsible. This is not a case where a complete stranger took her. She did know this person – at least to some degree. I’m not saying she knew them well. I don’t get that feeling either.

The Magician is a tricky card in this type of reading because upright it refers to someone who has achieved an elevated level of skill or proficiency at what they do. They are in a particular line of work, and they know how to do it. In a lot of situations, it carries positive meaning in the upright position, but not always. The person must have come across as having the resources and ability to do something for Karena – or to help her. But it feels like she was conned. It comes across as a situation where someone deceived her for a reason unknown and unsuspected by her. They had ulterior motives.

The Fool shows me that Karena was willing to take a leap of faith with regard to this person. She trusted too blindly. I think that because Karena was a genuinely fair and good-hearted person, she could sometimes be blind to the truly dark side of humanity because it wasn’t something to which she could personally relate. The Fool tells me she put trust in the wrong person. I really feel like she was tricked into something here, but I cannot get a clear idea about why or what.

The Eight of Wands reversed shows everything as being in a stalled position. It is similar to simply being in limbo. There are situations that may only unfold in time and for some reason, this is one of them. But I also feel like there are obstacles that are preventing the truth about this whole situation from becoming known. It’s like people know what happened or know what they need to do to resolve it, and they aren’t doing it. Why? I don’t understand that.

The second reading presented the World reversed once again. There are several cards in both readings that suggest an approach to an end of a cycle or situation. I do think Karena will be found. However, the Eight of Wands reversed is a card of stagnation and delays so the timeframe for this is extremely unclear. In this particular reading, the World reversed shows a situation almost coming full circle but there is an obstacle or a missing piece of information. The reading began with the Magician and has progressed through the present. There is still a missing piece to all of this that is keeping all of this from reaching a full resolution.

The Six of Pentacles is a card that usually denotes a mutually beneficial situation where there is give and take. It ordinarily depicts a scenario where someone is offering their help to someone who needs it. I think this person did offer help, but they did it for ominous reasons. The situation was not what it seemed at all.

The Three of Pentacles comes up in these readings when there is a need for cooperation and teamwork. There is a foundation of helpful information that already exists. Somehow, the main person involved in all this appears to have been known to Karena. The World reversed tells me most of the pieces needed to paint a full picture are present and that there is really just one more significant one missing. Is that the obstacle that the other parts of the reading are alluding to? People in the right positions, with the right information, are not willing to share what they know or work together?

I am finding aspects of these readings quite frustrating because it feels like this case should have already been solved. I can really only describe this situation as being one that appears completely clouded by fog. The answers are right there – practically out in the open – but remain unseen. Why?

Question 3: What is the astrological sign of the person involved in Karena’s disappearance?

Temperance (reversed)

Question 3 – New Era Elements tarot

The card suggests the person is either a Sagittarius or strongly demonstrates the attributes typically associated with this sign. The King of Wands – a card pulled previously in relation to the main person involved – is associated with the element of Fire. It supports that the person demonstrates personality traits and tendencies associated with people that are Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo. Again, Temperance is associated specifically with Sagittarius.

As always, please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven. I always maintain the hope that a positive resolution will come for those waiting for answers.

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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.

Abigail Williams and Liberty German

Date: February 13-14, 2017
Location: Delphi, Indiana

Row 1
King of Wands – King of Pentacles – The Hanged Man
Card pulled for the King of Wands: King of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords (r): 3 of Wands
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles: The Empress

Row 2
Queen of Pentacles (reversed) – Judgement – High Priestess
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): The Magician

Row 3
3 of Pentacles – 2 of Swords (reversed) – Knight of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): The Tower (reversed)

Abby and Libby reading 1 – Traditional Manga tarot

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Liberty German and Abigail Williams were murdered after hiking the Monon High Bridge Trail on February 13th of 2017 in Delphi, Indiana. The girls were not found until February 14th of 2017. Despite Libby having taken a picture of a man the girls encountered on the bridge, and an audio recording of his voice, the case remains unsolved. The case is sometimes referred to as the Delphi murders.

The Reading:

I plan to do multiple readings for this case because different questions will yield differing types of information. I have no way to know what happened for certain. Please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven.

The first card – due to the nature of the question asked – is intended to represent the person that committed the murder. The cards are showing me someone that is two-faced in nature. The person has a private identity and a public one. This means that outwardly they appear to be a mature man who can come across as enthusiastic and passionate, but at times impulsive and reckless. He presents himself as a leader or role model of some kind. He poses as someone who is typically friendly and approachable. And someone who offers safety and protection.

However, he is hiding his true nature which is the King of Swords reversed. In reality, he is a man that manipulates information and situations so that they work to his advantage. He is a predator with the ability to think strategically. He is deceitful. In his close personal relationships, he can behave in ways that are toxic, controlling, and oppressive. There are people who are familiar with this aspect of his personality.

I pulled the Three of Wands in relation to this man. When I do readings about disappearances, or unsolved crimes, the Three of Wands shows me someone who left the area at some point after the crime occurred. I am not necessarily saying he moved away, but he put physical distance between himself and the scene of the crime. What is important about this card is that it tells us he is at least somewhat local – due to his need to travel, versus merely just escaping or leaving the area.

I have two cards that I am not sure what to do with. I will explain their meaning and leave them out on the table for interpretation by anyone that knows more about this case and might be able to identify them.

The first card is the King of Pentacles, and it likely means one of two things. The first possibility is that there is a second person involved in the murders – even if the involvement is after-the-fact or what people might consider secondary. The second possibility is that it is someone who is connected to the person represented in the King of Wands position. The Empress is the card that I pulled for the King of Pentacles, and this represents a mother figure. The strongest message conveyed is that someone in a motherly position (maybe Abby’s mom?) knows this person or knows the person in the first card (King of Wands) through this King of Pentacles. Again, I am not completely sure how these fit in.

The reading consistently gives me this sense that people know this person. It is almost like people think the killer is going to be someone that neighbors will say “oh yeah, we always knew he was a little off,” but really it is more likely going to be someone the community says, “I never would have imagined he would do something like this.” That is what I am getting from this reading as a whole. Sometimes the truth is so close that everyone ignores it and searches for answers beyond it.

The Hanged Man is telling me that the main perpetrator experienced a sense of being in limbo after he committed the murders. He was unsure what to do, how to hide, how to stay on top of the investigation, and other things of that nature. He wanted to gain perspective and get a feel for what people were saying and thinking about the murders.

I want to point out that I keep hearing in my mind that he participated in the search. He was a participant and he offered help. I am also hearing that he was able to do this easily because whoever he is – whatever his position or status is within the community – it would have pretty much been expected of him anyway. It allows him to blend in and not have to necessarily explain his presence. If this is true, he did not leave the area (temporarily or permanently) right away.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed is representing a feminine and more mature person that is somehow involved in all of this. The reversed position emphasizes some negative traits associated with this woman, such as a tendency to be self-absorbed, intolerant, and materialistic. However, I pulled the Magician in relation to this card and that tells me this person is resourceful, skilled, and probably respected in her field, profession, or community. She’s going to play a role in solving this, but I don’t know what that is.

Now the weird thing about these cards is that when I studied these two cards in particular, I remembered this woman who does this social engineering thing with DNA tracing. Basically, she takes unknown DNA, and she goes through the ancestry registries, and she can narrow it down to an immediate family and then eventually, a person. Her name is CeCe Moore. I looked up her astrology sign, and she is a Capricorn. Pentacles often represent earth signs or people that demonstrate the attributes associated with those signs. The three earth signs are Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. I cannot get her image out of my mind as I go through this reading and so I’m putting this out there because it feels like a message. If someone wants ideas on how to get her attention and help, contact me at tarotofthemissing@gmail.com. I have several.

If law enforcement doesn’t think they have DNA, check the evidence again. Technology improves constantly. Because I am seeing that they have something to work with that will solve this case. I just don’t know what it is.

Judgement is showing me that there is or will be a time of reckoning for whoever is directly involved in the murder. What I mean by this is that something is going to come to light that will cause people to look back, reflect, and realize the answers were right there in front of them all along. Whether or not people realize it, law enforcement has enough to catch the person or people involved. It is showing up on the same row as the Queen of Pentacles reversed which tells me that somehow, she is a direct link to the evidence. So either she has evidence that she can and eventually will provide, or she has the skills and proficiency to take the evidence that already exists and use it to bring a resolution to this case.

The High Priestess is a powerful card to appear in this reading because it tells me that there are greater forces that want the truth known. People need to follow their intuition and their gut feelings because something or someone is trying to help them find the answers needed. There is some kind of guidance that is being given here.

The Three of Pentacles is reiterating that a strong foundation for finding the perpetrator (or perpetrators) is present. Hard work will pay off in this case. It might be time to put aside what everyone thinks they know and almost go back to the beginning and re-investigate everything. Check for DNA that was not found before. Find someone to run DNA that already exists – if that is the case. Think outside of the box. Interview people again. Relationships have changed and time has passed. People that were once reluctant to talk might now share new information.

The Two of Swords reversed shows me the delays that have occurred in getting to the truth. However, it is a card that warns of lies being exposed and the truth being revealed. Whoever did this might think they got away with it, but this reading says that you didn’t. They will catch you.

The last card is the current status of the primary person responsible for these murders. I cannot tell from the reading if there is more than one person so I will have to investigate that through another reading. However, the main person is outwardly demonstrating attributes associated with the Knight of Wands reversed. This is a person who comes across as impulsive, making what others see as reckless decisions. Perhaps the passage of several years has caused this person to feel somewhat arrogant in that with each passing day they feel safer. The Tower reversed shows me that they think they averted getting caught. However, this person doesn’t learn from their mistakes, and they can’t or won’t change their true nature.

To whoever murdered these girls: You’re going to get caught. It is completely unavoidable. You made too many mistakes and you left too much evidence.

Question 2: How can the person or people that committed the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German be found?

Row 1
King of Swords (reversed) – Queen of Swords – 9 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords (r): 5 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Ace of Swords

Row 2
3 of Pentacles – 2 of Swords (reversed) – 10 of Pentacles (reversed)

Abby and Libby reading 2 – Traditional Manga tarot

Reading:

I asked the cards the above question. For the second reading, I saw that the King of Swords reversed was again used to represent the person who committed these murders. In the first reading, the card came up as his true and private self. In this one, because I asked how the person could be found, the card that I pulled in relation to the King of Swords reversed is meant to tell me where or how to find them.

The Five of Pentacles was pulled in connection with the above card. To understand the significance, I will give you a brief overview of the card. It is a card that can be interpreted a few ways in its upright position. In any traditional Rider-Waite deck, you can expect to see a building depicted on the card that has stained glass windows and resembles a church. The upright card shows two people who are walking by the church, but for whatever reason it is either not accessible to them or they are not considering it as a resource available to provide help. In this reading, the card is reversed – showing the opposite. It depicts someone who is – or at least presents themselves to be – someone closely linked to the concept of spirituality. The card is telling me that the person possibly could be found in places of worship and may even suggest the person works/worked in the capacity of a priest, minister, pastor, or other religious/spiritual type of leader. Or did this work previously. The other explanation is the person is a member of the congregation and is known to one or more members of the girls’ families somehow.

The second main card shown in the row is the Queen of Swords. The last reading suggested the possibility of a female connection between the person/people who committed the murders and Abby and/or Libby (or their immediate family members). The Ace of Swords is a card depicting one’s truth or what a person knows and believes to be true. This woman is important, and she is one of the keys to solving this since she showed up in the first row of this particular reading. Being in the same suit as the King suggests the possibility of a link through work, family, or marriage.

The Nine of Wands reversed tells me that the person who did this is on the defensive. They have a mindset that is stubborn and rigid. In this person’s mind, they have been fighting a constant ongoing battle in relation to hiding who they are and hiding what they did. Since they present themselves one way, but are really another, the best way to bring out the true aspect of their King of Swords reversed identity is to put them in a proverbial corner and make them feel as though they are in a position where they have to defend themselves. It is under that kind of stress and pressure that the person’s real attributes will soon emerge.

In the first reading, the Three of Pentacles and the Two of Swords reversed came up. Here they are again. They are in the SAME positions – with the Three of Pentacles first, followed by the Two of Swords reversed. To find the person or people that did this, the cards are telling me that teamwork and collaboration are an absolute necessity. People need to share their information, their time, their resources, and anything else they have to put toward resolving this. Effort is needed to bring the truth to light. Again, it also points to a solid foundation in which the framework has already been built.

The Two of Swords reversed signifies the truth being revealed. It also suggests that delays have occurred for several reasons. First, people are looking at too much information and they are reaching out for even more. But again, investigators either have more than they realize, or they have evidence they haven’t known what to do with previously. They might be at a loss as to what direction to go in at this point. Check the evidence for DNA that was missed. If law enforcement already has DNA, but can’t match it to anyone, consider options like what I described above. People like CeCe have solved cold cases and the technique is mind-blowing.

Finally, the last card I pulled was the Ten of Pentacles reversed. This card is communicating that the person in question is likely experiencing financial hardships or familiar disputes. Money matters, and/or material possessions, are posing some kind of issue for him and it is not a minor one. He is going through a time that is unstable in this way and this added pressure will make it harder for him to hide some of the negative attributes that we have discussed that he hides from the public. The problem is that being under this pressure might also increase the chances of him victimizing someone else.

It’s really important that people put the time and resources into catching this person or these people. They do not react well to pressure and the possibility always exists that they have – or that they will – kill again.

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Cleo Smith

Disappearance: 10/16/2021
Age at the time: 4 years

Question: What happened to Cleo Smith?

Row 1
Queen of Cups – The Lovers – Ace of Cups
Card pulled for the Queen of Cups: 8 of Cups (reversed)

Row 2
King of Pentacles (reversed) – 9 of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Swords
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles (r): 8 of Swords (reversed)

Row 3
The Fool – 10 of Cups (reversed) – 6 of Cups

Cleo Smith Reading 1 – Dark Angels tarot

Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.

Summary:

Cleo Smith reportedly disappeared from her parents’ tent while they were camping in Western Australia. She is four years old as of the date of this reading.

The Reading:

I am going to say outright that this was not among the clearest of the readings I have done or interpreted. Sometimes the readings I do paint a vivid picture of what happened, while other times I just seem to get bits and pieces. The latter is the case here. I have no way to know what happened for certain. Please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven. I would love to see a positive outcome here.

The Queen of Cups represents a mother figure who typically demonstrates the attributes associated with this card. Such a person tends to be intuitive, sensitive, a good mother, and someone who places a lot of emphasis on the emotional bonds this person has with others.

I pulled the Eight of Cups reversed, in relation to the Queen card. It is showing this person as someone who is in some kind of situation because they have a fear of change. Such a person feels stuck, basically. The Queen card suggests a possible representation of Cleo’s mom, but I can’t tell for sure.

The Lovers upright is usually a positive card that depicts a strong partnership or relationship. However, it can also depict a situation where someone is faced with a choice pertaining to a relationship or a partnership. The choice can fall outside of the bounds of a close friendship or romantic relationship in that it can represent someone needing to find a balance between two aspects of their life (i.e. home life, work life, etc.).

The Ace of Cups is a card that signifies fresh starts or new relationships. It can also be a card that asks the people depicted in a reading to follow their intuition. It can sometimes signify a pregnancy, depending on the situation and other cards surrounding it. The person shown through the Queen card at the beginning of this reading is coming across as an intuitive person and this card suggests they need to follow their gut feeling here. If they have a strong feeling that something specific happened to Cleo, they very well could be correct.

The King of Pentacles reversed is showing me a person with masculine qualities. The reversed position emphasizes the negative characteristics of this person’s personality. This is someone who is unsuccessful from a career perspective, may tend to be unfaithful to loved ones, might have vices such as gambling, or they spend money recklessly and acquire it in questionable ways. This person is coming across as obstinate, calculating (or at least they are trying to be), and cold. They focus a great deal on the financial and material aspects of their life.

The Eight of Swords is the card I pulled in relation to the King reversed. It shows this person as desiring freedom from their situation and circumstances. They exhibit a need for control in situations and relationships. They do not feel they have it right now. The card communicates a sense of a person acknowledging their own responsibility and/or power in a situation – at least internally or to themselves.

The Nine of Wands reversed has a similar energy to the rest of the cards on this row in that it shows me someone who is obstinate and stubborn. The person involved is someone who comes across as having a chip on their shoulder. They have made many mistakes in the past and they don’t seem to have learned from them. These personality traits are known to those around them.

The Seven of Swords is a card conveying dishonesty on the above individual’s part. They are two-faced, they manipulate people, and they’re going to get caught. Either they are going to get caught or they are going to confess. This card suggests that they feel the weight of this coming down on them.

The Fool is a card that could have a few meanings in this situation, and it is difficult to know which one fits best. It may demonstrate the desire that someone involved in all this has to begin fresh and start over. It can show a desire for freedom – where a person is not encumbered by the responsibilities of their life or the things they have done in the past. I can only speculate with this card.

The Ten of Cups reversed is a card that usually comes up when the person or people involved are connected to each other. It shows an unhappy home situation and domestic types of conflicts. It does not necessarily pertain to Cleo’s parents. But it does pertain to the person responsible. I do want to point out that the reading is not suggesting to me that Cleo’s mom is involved. If anything, she is probably the person represented by the Queen of Cups and I feel like she knows more than she realizes – either on a subconscious or intuitive level.

The Six of Cups communicates a sense of community support and help. It also conveys feelings associated with being homesick or a timeframe when someone is spending a lot of time thinking about the past – their childhood or happier memories. I don’t know why this is coming up as the last card in the reading and so I am going to pull some more from a different deck.

Question: Who or what is responsible for what happened to Cleo?

Row 1
10 of Earth (reversed) – 3 of Earth (reversed) – Ace of Fire (reversed)

Row 2
5 of Air – The Star – Daughter of Earth (reversed)

Cleo Smith Reading 2 – New Era Elements tarot

Reading:

The Ten of Earth reversed shows me someone who is really focused on the material and financial aspects of life. This came up in the first reading, associated with the King of Pentacles reversed. So we are looking at someone who places a strong emphasis on material things and/or money.

The Three of Earth shows me someone whose thoughts are chaotic and scattered. This person appears to be experiencing burnout – probably related to work or a career that they have or had.

The Ace of Fire suggests that this person thought they had a lot more working in their favor at the time of Cleo’s disappearance than they actually did. They did not plan properly. They missed details. They also overestimated their abilities.

The person previously, and recently, had a really false sense of who they were. Now they are starting to see their own reality. They are beginning to understand their limitations and they are probably experiencing some embarrassment and fear. The image they have of themselves has been shattered.

The Star is a card that signifies hope and promise. I am reading it as a signifier that the answers will come about Cleo’s disappearance. Probably sooner rather than later, but it is hard to estimate the timeframe.

The Daughter of Earth reversed is a card that depicts someone who was complacent – or someone that feels they were. It is a young female energy. I don’t know if it refers to Cleo, an actual daughter of the person depicted in the readings as the King of Pentacles reversed, or someone else. But they are coming up at the end of the reading, suggesting they hold important information and that we will likely get some of the answers sought from – or because of – this person.

Neither reading gave me any clear indication of Cleo’s status or wellbeing unfortunately.

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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.