My question has to with her whereabouts, and what happened to her. The first house, describing physical and literal circumstances, gives me the King of Wands, reversed. This king is usually a family man, often married. But he falls reversed here, showing unnecessary severity and even, a hot headed temper. As a king, his relationship to this young lady would be one of authority. The second house, which outlines possessions and personal finances, gives us the Devil, in the reversed position. The Devil often shows relationships and situations that involve obligation, to the point of entrapment. Here, he falls reversed, telling us that a certain obligation has been suddenly dispatched. I already do not like what I see, here.
The next card, in the third house, that of short journeys, logic, letters and communication, and relatives, shows the eight of pentacles. This card is the card of the apprentice, and usually describes employment situations. Since the reading began with the King of Wands, I will assume, for now, that his employment is somehow involved in this young lady's disappearance. The next card, in the fourth house is the five of wands. The fourth house is the house of the home, particularly the childhood home, and the five of wands is a card that describes games. Games are okay during sporting events, but not during missing persons investigations. I think it is a fair assumption here that someone connected to the home is hiding the truth. The fifth house, the house of creativity, love affairs, children, and pleasure, gives us the six of wands, reversed. This is clearly bad news.....in the upright position, the six of wands is success and good news, To see it in the house of children and creativity is unsettling.
In the sixth house, the house of health, healing, work relationships and pets, Strength appears. This is the first hopeful card in the reading. It tells us not to give up, and that she WILL be found. I am not as hopeful of finding her unharmed as I would like to be, but I am happy to see Strength in the house of healing. Also, pets could be a clue or a key to finding this young lady.
The seventh house, the house of marriage, divorce, politics, and public opinion, give us a card that related directly to those very things: the three of swords. There is definitely a problem from someone's perspective about the family and public opinion. The suggestion here is that the whole worry about public opinion has been carried too far. The eighth house, the house of death, transitions, karma and debts, reveals the seven of swords. The seven of swords is a card of theft and covert crime; it defines attempts to get away with wrongdoing and successfully hide it. This is not something I like to see in a reading for a missing person. The ninth house, the house of the "establishment", government, law, long journeys, and education, gives us the nine of wands. The nine of wands is another "patience" card, so I think the message is clear. Anyone who has harmed this young lady or contributed to her delinquency or worse will not get away with it. Promise.
The Lovers shows up reversed in the tenth house, of career ambition, social status, and relationships with superiors. This is also the house of "father" relationships. The Lovers is not only a card of romance, but a card of choices, especially when reversed. It appears that an unsavory choice was made by someone whose relationship to the missing lady is defined by the environs of the tenth house. In the eleventh house, the house of hopes, desires, and wishes, also of social life and debates, we have the ten of wands. The ten of wands represents endings to situations, particularly problematic ones. Once again, this perspective relates to the King of Wands and his viewpoint. The reading ends with the two of wands in the twelfth house. The two of wands describes a partnership involving property, protection, and financial well-being. It is clear that another person, in addition to the King of Wands, also knows where to find this missing young lady.
Because employment and home came up in so many ways in this reading, I would be inclined to look for this young lady close to home, and close to the employment of the King of Wands. Because of the position of the card, Strength, pets and animals may also be a clue. I wish I felt better about this.