The Tarot: Missing Person Case, Isabel Celis

The following is a cold reading.  This means that I had no prior information, other than the victim’s name, location, and date of disappearance.


Tarot Reading

Missing Person Case

The Victim: Isabel Celis

The Date of Disappearance: April 20, 2012

The Location: Tucson, Arizona

Deck:  Druid Craft Tarot Deck

The Feryllt…8/swords…3/cups

4/wands (r)…5/wands


First Impression: The idea that this whole plot came from a female mind. It was a woman’s idea. I believe she may have just wanted a child at the beginning. There is the sense of someone kept as a prisoner for the pleasure of a group of people, possibly two men and one woman. There is also the idea that the place the child was kept was rudimentary, rough, almost with the air of ‘camping’, campfires, tents, it all comes to mind; a very isolated area. I believe that eventually with this undertaking– the kidnapping of Isabel– things did not go as planned and there were disagreements between the kidnappers. This wouldn’t bode well for the child.

The Princess of swords is unclear to me at this stage of the reading– it’s either the female perpetrator, or it’s a mature version of Isabel.


The Deck: Tarot of The Old Path


There it is again, a woman in control of the situation– and the Ace of cups, the desire for a relationship and/or the idea that Isabel knew her kidnapper. Also, repeated with this deck– the 8/swords (confinement, containment, captive). Also…stones, rock, stone walls, nature, the outdoors; a waterway or a lake.

Knight/cauldrons (R)…10/rods…The Star

Burdens; ray of light; Irises– white; cameras, video, photography; water– river, lake, boat; angels & the energy of Hope; someone who loved Isabel; the idea of a relationship reversed; chains– literally, or chains to actions, behaviors, the idea of “not backing out”, “can’t change your mind”.

It went too far, it went farther than the conspirators meant for it to go, and there was no way they could back out or reverse what was done.

Ace/rods…4/pentacles…The Wheel of Fortune

The Butterfly: freedom, spiritual freedom, or freedom of the spirit.

A greedy individual who wants it all for himself. The idea of one person hiding something from a group of people. Personality: hedonistic, self-centered, narcissistic.

Sunset or Sunrise. Something coming full circle.

Hands tied behind her back; bones; the harvest; the hunt; the stars; completion and closure.

The victim may be buried somewhere close by a body of water– a lake, a river.

Knight/rods (R)…Page/swords…2/rods (R)

A 4th individual is involved in some way– someone watching the situation from afar, an observer– not a participant. This individual could have received information about the abduction from the abductors.

The abductors include 2 males:

One in his 30s, and this man is in control of the situation, he calls the shots. The other people involved follow his lead.

The second man is younger, adolescent or early 20s; and this young man may be an addict, or is an occasional user.

8/cauldrons (R)…4/rods (R)…Strength (R)

The idea of: Rx; prescriptions; medications; a connection with a pharmacy

The woman: connected to the medical profession in some way– a nurse, nurse’s aide, or connected to a pharmacy. She may be fair-skinned with red hair. She either has one child, or she desired a child.

Page/penacles (R)…3/rods…The High Priestess

Someone who knows and mourns from afar, in secret.

Individuals working together towards concealment.

Running water and wildlife.

Criminal Case Reading: Madeline McCann

I was watching the news this morning and was jolted to attention when I heard the name ‘Madeline McCann’.  I was excited to see that they have re-opened this missing person case and that they believe Maddy may still be alive.  There were really no other details given.   I hope they’re right– it would be wonderful to see a happy ending to this nightmare.

I did a tarot reading regarding this case in 2007, and I included this reading in my first book (Tarot: A Witch’s Journey), along with several other criminal case readings.  I’m going to re-post this reading (an excerpt from this book) at this time.  This is one of those readings in which I actually received very detailed descriptive information regarding the suspect:

Wednesday, September 7th, 2007

Three inverted crosses…pointing the way?…signposts?

A pattern:

4 X’d spots

2 areas within this perimeter…graves?  Marked with crosses.

2 guardians/sentinels/statues, on either side of this perimeter.

4 corner stones

A sentinel/guardian/statue, post, standing on the outskirts of this perimeter.

I believe this could be indicating a cemetery, or a park with statuary or monuments.

A large tree.

A man of authority, intelligence.  He handles knives, or the knife represents his position, a position of authority, a connection with the legal justice system or the military, a position that requires a strong intellect.  He has thick black wavy hair.

A ring—on the middle finger of his left hand.

The possibility that there was money involved?

A large stone abutment of some kind…possibly square, possibly near water—a waterway, lake, river, pond, etc.

At a crossroads…a physical or spiritual crossroads.


The following is a description of a man that came into my mind while doing the tarot reading for Madeline:

Hair:  his hair is thick, wavy, and black.  He keeps it short with a good cut and combs it straight back.  It looks very professional and well-done.

Complexion:  he has a dark, olive complexion—sometimes he’s clean shaven, and sometimes he wears a mustache which is very thick and black.

Eyes:  his eyes are dark and he has very heavy thick eyebrows, round eyes.

Nose:  his nose is rounded at the end, slightly “full”, not delicate at all, but it is not unattractively bulbous.

Lips:  full.

Chin:  square, strong, dimpled.

Body build:  he’s solid and thick, but not overweight, and he’s not necessarily tall, maybe 5’6” to 5’8”.

Clothing…He was wearing a long sleeved, collared, button down shirt, either white or white with very faint narrow pastel pinstripes set wide apart, and a dark tie.

Facts/Information on this case:


DNA from Madeline was found in the apartment of a man who is friends with Maddie’s parents.

November 20, 2007

Two days after Madeline’s disappearance she was reported being seen carried in the arms of a woman who is the girlfriend of the man who is now a suspect.

November 27, 2007

The police think they may be close to solving Maddie’s case.  They say that her family was being stalked by a pedophile and they may be close to making an arrest. *Note:  As we all know, this case is not solved yet, and the media either stopped giving out data on it, or I missed it.  This is another one of those cases that needs an ending, so that the family and the public who are following these events can find closure.

Missing Person Reading

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these readings, and I can’t really explain what prompted me to do this one, other than it’s a complusion that often feels that it comes from somewhere other than me. In my book, “Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”, I included several missing person/criminal case readings; some have been solved and others have not. I’ve never publicly posted a reading for a case that was still open and on-going in the glare of the public eye, so this is a new venture for me. I think the biggest deterent to doing readings like this for most psychics is the fear of being ‘wrong’. Psychic readings are not, after all, an exact science. But as I’ve said many times before– I’ve never regretted anything I’ve said in any psychic reading; but I have regretted many things that I left unsaid.

I am aware of this case, but I have not been following it closely in the news, so I don’t know what’s been found or where, who all the characters are in the scenario, or where the case stands right now. I have not attempted to look at the information that ‘s come to me during this reading in a logical manner; I simply wrote down what came to mind, what showed up in the cards, and the answers that I received with my pendulum. I simply pass along the information received, I don’t try to explain it.

Missing Person Reading


Subject: “Baby Lisa”

Lisa Irwin

Kansas City, Missouri

Disappeared: October 3, 2011

Six cards were drawn, laid in pyramid fashion, i.e. three cards at the top in the first row, two cards beneath that, and a single card at the bottom. I call this my ‘window’, and this gives me a basic foundational look at the overall picture. To expand this information, that is to learn more from any one of the cards laid in this original spread, I will remove this card from the pyramid and draw three more cards for it. This is the general way I begin a reading.

The Pyramid:

Knight/wands ®………10/wands ®………Queen/pentalces

10/swords………2/wands ®


First impressions:

As I begin turning the cards with my left hand, I have a pen in my right hand and I begin jotting down whatever comes into my mind, whether it makes any sense or not, often I am not even looking at the paper I’m writing on, but stay focused on the cards. The result is that when I refer to this sheet of paper, I will see things written all over it in a helter-skelter fashion. The idea is not to think or dwell on ideas or impressions, but just to jot them down as quickly as they pop into my head, the reason being that my sub-conscious thought process is much more aware than that part of my mind that deals with logic.

The following narrative is my first impression of these cards:

Ran away/charging to the rescue/thundering- pounding/arrogant & loyal/a waning moon/a leather belt/a crossroads- water- butterflies/a great burden or weight/a woman who does not see- denial/blind/denial/a pile of logs or wood- feathers-reptiles/waiting by the water/reptiles-wood-feathers/the mother/earth/garden/poppies/logs-trees-timber/a stone barrier/butterflies-moths-water/death- cut, stabbed, pierced

Second impressions:

After jotting down the first impression of each individual card, I’ll look at the pyramid as a whole and see what type of information, if any, unfolds. Most of the time, the cards will tell a story:

The first thing that comes to mind is that two individuals are involved in Baby Lisa’s disappearance, and these individuals share a deep connection or partnership of some kind. The ten of swords, in my readings, is the closest that comes to any card for showing a death. At any rate, it’s never a good sign and generally smacks of foreboding dark energy. The female character involved in Lisa’s disappearance either acted rashly, not thinking things through clearly; or she was not the major participant in this event, but rather was more of an accomplice. Her main contribution to this scenario right now is her lack of will to reveal needed information.

At this point, I’m going to draw more cards for some of the original cards first laid to expand the story:

Queen of Pentacles

7/wands ®………The Magician………Page/pentacles ®

The Queen, I feel, represents the female involved in Lisa’s disappearance, and I believe that in this case, it may be a maternal figure. This is a woman who feels caught between two strong male figures, which leaves her with a sense of helplessness in some aspect and an inability to act on her own, either because of intimidation, the desire to protect someone, or fear.

The following cards– the magician and the page of pentacles seems to represent two separate male figures, and one of them possesses more control in this situation than the other. One has more power and a dominant position within the triangle, and one is more reckless and questionable– both in character and behavior. The page indicates that one of these male figures may be considerably younger than the other.

The seven of wands indicates conflict within this group, which can include power plays, disagreements, and feelings of defensiveness.


The Tower ®………3/cups ®………The Sun ®

These cards indicate that there was some cataclysmic event which most likely led to the injury or death of Baby Lisa. The cards point to three individuals being involved, though it’s not clear whether these individuals were all involved together at the moment of the event, or whether someone came into this scenario after the fact. The cards do leave me with the impression that whatever this horrific event was, it may have been an accident at the beginning, leading to a conspiracy to hide the fact afterwards.

The reading above offers a scenario, along with a cast of possible suspects or characters connected to the story. However, the fact remains that someone is physically missing and more detailed information is required in order to find this person. Tarot cards don’t provide this type of information for me. In order to gather more detailed data through psychic means, I used a map and my pendulum.

This first pendulum reading done here, is done with a rough hand-drawn map that gives me perimeters stemming from the original location, in this case the house and yard, and gradually broadening out mile by mile from the central spot. I take it one step at a time, beginning in the center of the map, which in this case is the house, and moving in an ever widening circle, asking precise questions as I go. The four cardinal points of the compass are also indicated on this map– north, east, south, and west.

1. Is Baby Lisa physically within the house?


2. Is Baby Lisa physically within the garage?

Yes. The pendulum indicated that evidence could be found in this area. On my hand-drawn map, I added a ‘garage’ onto the east side of the building, though in reality, I’m unfamiliar with the house and grounds. I just wanted to be able to exclude a garage or attached garage, if there is one; and I inadvertently add this attachment to the east side of the main location (the house).

3. Is Baby Lisa physically in the yard, or on the grounds, that goes with this house?

Yes. Apparently there is evidence that can be found in this area. I haven’t been following this case closely, so I’m not sure what may already have been discovered, if anything, or where, so I want to narrow this general question down to be more specific about the direction within the yard where this evidence can be found.

4. Is Baby Lisa physically located in the north side of the yard?


5. Is Baby Lisa physically located in the west side of the yard?


6. Is Baby Lisa physically located in the south side of the yard?


7. Is Baby Lisa physically located in the east side of the yard?

Yes. Once again, the pendulum gave a positive response when held over the map on the east side of the main location, which is the house. I don’t know if there is a garage on this side of the building, but if there is, or if there is an outbuilding of some kind located here, it’s indicated that evidence can be found in this location. If the authorities have already searched this area, which I presume they have, I would tell them to look again.