I was asked on my missing person’s FB PAGE to do SEVERAL readings on some missing person’s…..this is one of them.
Investigators now suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 23-year-old Sam Houston State University student who vanished from a sports bar in 2011.
REMEMBER….WHAT I’M LENDING IS NOT NECESARRILY HIS LOCATION, BUT HOPEFULLY SOME FACTS SURROUNDING WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED, By pulling the Tarot and asking some basic "fact-finding" questions: WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHEN, HOW.....
WHO (Not necessarily WHO is responsible, but could be WHO’S idea?? WHO’S “Involved” etc…): The Eight of Swords reflects someone feeling trapped by their own thoughts and perspectives. The woman (person) pictured in this card is blindfolded and bound, trapping her into thinking they have no way out. However, if only they could remove the blindfold and change their thinking, they'd see they do indeed have options. So, the Eight of Swords as in WHO, MAY BE SUGGESTIVE OF SOMEONE OR EVEN THE YOUNG MISSING MAN HIMSELF, WHO FELT THE FEELINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CARD.......If this card had of landed in a position within another reading and I was giving someone advise, I'd suggests that they need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle, drawing upon their intellectual AND emotional self to determine the best path forward,.....And, one that avoids any possible victimization or restriction.
In addition, The Eight of Swords is shows a time when "someone" shouldn't make any important decisions because their thinking has been limited and constrained by self-imposed boundaries, struggling to see a situation for what it is and have been lead to believe certain things that may or may not be true. There are choices available but first one must be within the right mindset to know which option to choose. This means releasing the bindings and the blindfold to see the situation from a different, less imposing angle. There may also be too many ideas running through this person's head, thus it is best to wait until they feel more secure and certain about a situation before making important decisions and taking action.
The person pictured in the Eight of Swords is often seen as powerless. They've surrendered power to an unknown entity, thus rendering them self completely powerless, becoming the victim and is now waiting to be rescued. It's also very possible that WHOever this card may be referring to, has in fact realized all of this & began taking back their power and personal accountability, opening their eyes to the options right in front of them. They may have finally had enough, removed the "restraints" and let go of their "victim" attitude.
Eights, in general- represents the consequences we're facing by our own actions.....In other words.....For example, "Despite the fact that one may have boxed them self into a corner, there is a way out. The solution is simply to deal with the situation in the most direct yet tactful manner possible, and face their choice with inner strength. It is time to be honest within them self and others in order to be free of the burden of fear or guilt that is implied with the Eight of Swords." Even though their interests may be opposed by other people, and this may create restrictions to what it is they're wanting to achieve, this card represents taking back your power to realize that they have options whether others oppose or not. We're looking at one WHO either was constrained or had recently took back power in order to no longer be constrained by their way of thinking or rules. In addition, I believe that this WHO may be someone close to our missing student, and in fact, may have had issues with him because of a false belief, lies, gossip, etc.....
WHAT: The Page of Pentacles is a card of dreams and the desire to manifest those dreams in the material world. Perhaps, WHAT LED TO THIS YOUNG MANS DISAPPEARANCE was his overwhelming desire to achieve his goals/dreams etc....at whatever cost, DESPITE OPPOSING OPINIONS, THOUGHTS, OR COMPETING INTEREST WITHIN A PROJECT.....?? Perhaps there were some kind of competing interest between the student who's missing (Thomas) and another student, who was supposidly his friend....perhaps there's a girl involved? I don't know.... This card in itself is very inspiring, but if taken into the context of the reading and the question I've asked - well, this is how I've come to that possibility...For, this card shows one engaged in a new project such as a hobby, business venture, or the beginning of a new educational experience. In any case, the Page is a sign of enthusiasm and desire, focused around a goal or a ‘dream’. The card does not indicate the fulfillment of dreams as much as the initial motivation and energy to begin the process of creating those dreams in reality....requiring one to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground and not getting carried away with more ideas and concepts but rather being focused on what is realistic and achievable. The reason as to WHY that I gave above is the only reason I can conceive, given this card....as to WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED OR WHAT TRANSPIRED WHICH LED TO THE EVENTS......... A building tension - conflict....which has to do with something perhaps someone else was also trying to achieve / obtain (a goal of sorts) and maybe they lost out on an opportunity to Thomas....I don't know, again - just a thought within this cards meanings....Those closest to Thomas would know if this were true or going on in his life.....maybe? Maybe...just maybe this card is representing someone else altogether, and Thomas simply posed a threat of some kind to this goal orienated person and/or saw Thomas as a rival of sorts......"jelously" Many possible answers, but I believe when the case is solved, we will see how this all fits in.
WHY: The Four of Wands reversed suggests there is a lack of harmony or a breakdown in communication in the family or home. There may be tension between family members or loved ones and they're finding them self getting caught up in other people’s concerns and relationship problems. This may have left them feeling uncertain about their own relationships and what/who they can and cannot depend on. Whatever the issue, this card, reversed shows one going through a period of transition in their family and/or home life and feeling some tension as a result.
Similarly, they may find their home situation becomes increasingly unstable. There may be an external threat to the peace and happiness once had in their home, which may have actually led them to leave home (relocate) (I have no idea of this student's "living" arrangments....if he lived at home, or on his own at the college or in an apartment...?) Either way, this kinda explains the WHAT.....as in determination to learn and achieve goals at whatever cost....and now maybe we undertand WHY.....YET, THIS LEADS MY MIND EVEN MORE INTO THE REALM OF THINKING THAT HE KNEW THE ONE "WHO" CAUSED HIS DISAPPEARANCE, AND THEY WERE VERY CLOSLEY RELATED TO HIS HOME AND/OR FAMILY LIFE SOMEHOW.....BUT, I'M NEVER 100%......THAT BEING SAID....AS FAR AS "HOME", IF HE LIVED ON HIS OWN, THEN WE MUST CONSIDER ANYONE HE MAY HAVE LIVED WITH.... A N D .......PERHAPS IF NOT EXTREMELY "CLOSE" TO THOMAS......ABOVE WE HAVE THE WORDS "EXTERNAL THREAT" WHICH POINTS TO SOMEONE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME, BUT STILL ASSOCIATED WITH IT SOMEHOW, SUCH AS A FRIEND OF A FRIEND (HIS ROOM ATES FRIEND, ETC....) WHATEVER THE DISRUPTION, I'M HOLDING TO THE FACT THAT IT'S CLOSELY RELATED TO ONE HE LIVED WITH OR ONCE LIVED WITH.....AND DESPITE THIS, HE CONTINUED FORWARDED ON HIS PATH TO SUCCESS, DESPITE OPPOSING FACTOR'S........????
WHEN: The Five of Swords sees A TIME WHEN ONE MAY HAVE BEEN engaging in conflict or disagreeing with others, leading to tension and hostility. (FIT'S IN WITH THE OTHER CARDS....) HOWEVER, Despite thinking they'd perhaps won the argument or conflict, for now, this cards shows that they may still end up the loser because they may have hurt or annoyed others and subsequently isolated their self & even try to pick up the pieces, acting as if the conflict is now in the past but others have now lost faith in them and do not want to be around them. This might be one of those times when one may feel like everyone is against them, losing some friends. (THIS LEADS ME TO "SEE" IN MIND.....THOMAS IN CONFLICT WITH SOMEONE, AND IT TURNS VERY UGLY....AT WHICH POINT, ACCORDING TO THE CARDS, HE SEPERATES HIMSELF FROM THESE "FRIENDS"...THINKING HE WAS MOVING AWAY FROM THE SITUATION) iN ADDITION, Arrogance and pride often go hand-in-hand with a difficult triumph such as this, and THIS CARD IS TO REMIND ONE THEY must be careful not to think you are invincible. They may have overcome a challenge, positively or negatively - & they may or may not have the right to feel proud .....BUT, ONE THING THIS CARD WARNS: KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE OTHER RIVALS TO FACE AND THAT SOME OF THEM WILL EVENTUALLY DEFEAT YOU. Boasting to others or thinking they may be invincibile is an invitation for someone to prove them wrong.......ESPECIALLY If their victory was won through cheating or unethical conduct, either way, they'd better beware of an attempt at vengeance. WHATEVER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE 5 OF SWORDS IS ALL ABOUT TIMES OF CONFLICTS AND STRUGGLES WITH OTHERS.....winner's and loser's.....which brings me to the final meaning this card can hold......
The Five of Swords can relate to a betrayal or sneak attack by someone trusted & do not suspect as an enemy. (jelous friend, - unfaithful girlfriend - whoever, it is someone that Thomas didn't suspect of betrayal.....someone perhaps who may fit the discription of the person in the WHO??? area / description??? It's of my opinion, this known, trusted person in their life was sabotaging them behind their back. (and perhaps this has something to do with the "WHAT" area of the reading) This all fit's together and paints a picture....leading to further clues and answers, hopefully..... If I'm correct, then it's important to look at the "Court Cards", if any, within the reading- since they represent "people".....(Pages, Knights, Queens, and Kings) and see if they represent someone along these line.....They shouldn't be trusted.....(THE ONLY COURT CARD HERE IS THE ONE IN THE "WHAT" AREA, WHICH WOULD DEPICT SOMEONE WHO MAY BE JELOUS OR FELT THREATEN IN SOME WAY BY THOMAS....AN "UNKNOWN" RIVAL - ) Basically, The Five of Swords may simply point to defeat. It shows that, despite ones best efforts, they're likely to be beaten. If they allow them self to become disillusioned after such a loss, then they will be on the path to increased ruin and torment, BECOMING THE "WHO" DESCRIBED IN THE WHO AREA......THIS CARD IMPLIES: “Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast.”
WHERE: The Eight (AS INDICATED IN THE "WHO" AREA) ARE ALL ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR OWN CHOICES.....THUS, The Eight of Wands shows that the struggles have now all but cleared and one has the freedom and space to move forward with their plans and activities once again, all by their own choices....The Eight of Wands contains a high level of energy and movement that propels one forward to reach goals at a much faster pace than ever before. SO....THE "WHERE" MAY HAVE SOME CONNECTION AGAIN, TO WHERE HE LIVED -DEPENDING UPON WHICH OF THESE CONTAINED PERSON'S WHOM HE'D HAD CONFLICT WITH??? IN ADDITION, THIS CARD SHOWS ONE WHO THINKS TROUBLES HAVE CLEARED, YET - THE CARD IN THE WHY SHOWS MUCH DECEPTION REGARDING THIS.....AND ONE CAUGHT OFF GUARD. THIS CARD SHOWS ONE, ALSO, WHO IS FULL OF ENERGY AND NOW READY TO DO WHAT'S NEEDED TO ENSURE THEIR OWN SUCCESS.....(DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO HE LIVED WITH, WHO HE WAS LAST SEEN WITH, OR THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS?)
HOW: SO, FINALLY WE ASK...HOW? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN OR EVEN COME ABOUT? AND THE CARDS TELL ME: Strength reversed = indicates weakness. The Stringth Card- reversed suggest to me a time where one was experiencing some setbacks, or questioning their own journey and whether they're truly on the right track primarily due to a trigger of sorts which induced a lack of inner strength and courage, feeling inadequate and vulnerable as a result. (THIS TELLS ME, THE "CONFLICT" PERHAPS MAY HAVE LEFT THOMAS WONDERING ABOUT WHAT HE WAS TRULY DOING, HIS GOALS, AND TO BEGIN RE-THINKING / DOUBTING HIS PATH)
In a Tarot reading, Strength is also related to inner control and, in its reversed position, it's suggestive of giving in to your instinctual reactions thus lacking self-discipline needed for control. Going with the lack of control, we often see Aggression as an issue when the Strength card is reversed....where one may be lashing out at other's...yet in most cases, regret this action later.
In general, when looking at the entire picture this reading shows me, self doubt is very plausable as is vulnerbility - considering all the conflict and other issue's this student seems to have been up against. SO IT SEEMS, IN A TIME WHEN STRENGTH WAS NEEDED THE MOST, IT LACKED - WHICH IS WHEN OUR ENEMIES ALWAYS ATTACK....WHEN WE ARE VULNERABLE AND OFF GUARD.
SO, HERE WE HAVE IT....WHAT DO I THINK? I THINK OUR COLLEGE STUDENT WAS HAVING SOME VERY UPSETTING ISSUES WITHIN HIS HOME LIFE, (WHERE HE LIVED) AND PERHAPS HE BECAME INVOLVED IN ISSUES HE SHOULD'T HAVE , I DON'T KNOW....I THINK THAT HE MAY HAVE MOVED, OR THAT SOMEONE WHO HE DIDN'T HOUSE WITH, BUT WHO WAS ALWAYS AROUND, HAD A ISSUE WITH THOMAS, AND MAYBE VICE-VERSA ALSO... THERE WERE JELOUSY ISSUES AND THIS PERSON DIDN'T WANT THOMAS AROUND.........I BELIEVE THAT AT SOME POINT A CONFLICT OR ARGUMENT FLARED UP, AND EVEN THOMAS'S OWN FRIENDS, WHOM HE TRUSTED TURNED THEIR BACK ON HIM AND I ALSO BELIEVE THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THESE CLOSE FRIENDS KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND PERHAPS ONE OF THEM PARTICIPATED - OR AT THE LEAST WAS A QUIET BY-STANDER AS HIS REAL RIVAL CAUGHT HIM OFF GUARD......I WILL REFRAIN FROM INCLUDING WHAT I "SEE" HAPPENING FOR IT IS OF NO VALUE TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE READING THIS BLOG AND IN BAD TASTE WHERE THE FAMILIES FEELINGS ARE CONCERNED. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE ANY SEARCHES HAVE BEEN DONE, BUT I WILL SEE IF I CAN ATTEMPT TO PICK UP A LOCATION TO HELP FURTHER, ASAP..... I PRAY THAT THOMAS IS FOUND SAFELY.....THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY-