Cartomancy Answer Spread: Finding the Lost Cat

The Cat Is Returned Home!

On March the 6th I posted a reading that I threw for clues to help locate my brother’s lost cat. The cat had escaped the house a few days earlier while furniture was being moved in. The cards offered some hints about where the cat might be found, but after weeks of fruitless searching we lost hope of ever finding the missing kitty. Imagine our immense surprise when the lost cat returned home today!

Really, I should not have been so surprised. The original reading I drew to ask if the cat would be found had indicated “yes,” the cat would indeed return home.

Here is the original reading that I mentioned in the previous article about locating the lost cat…


6S 7S JD
2D 4H 2C

My first impression of the reading was that the ratio of black cards to red is balanced. The cat would not be found easily, but there’s a good chance for success. The spades in particular are worrisome. They suggest obstacles and delays. The two 2’s jumped out at me. The 2’s are time cards, giving me the impression that the cat could be found within two days. But with the delays predicted by the double spades, I knew it could be two weeks before the cat returned home. I did not want to think about the cat being gone for two months, but of course that was still better than the cat never returning at all.

The Middle Column

I always look to the middle column of this Spread to find the answer to the question. When asking about a reconciliation, such as the return of a lost lover or recovering a missing pet, the key card I look for is the 4 of Hearts. It’s the card that indicates a union or a reunion.

Immediately I felt hopeful to find the 4 of Hearts in the answer column. The 7 of Spades shows delay, and a need for patience. The answer was clear that the cat would eventually come home. As predicted, she did return home today, within days of the two-week time frame. She was spotted by an elderly neighbor who contacted my brother.

The First Column

The first column sets the premise for the matter in question. The cards show movement, curiosity and independence. The curious kitty escaped (6 of Spades) and was out on her own nosing about (2 of Diamonds). The 2 of Diamonds is the perfect card to describe the cat because it suggests curiosity, independence, imagination and playfulness.

The Final Column

The final column provides important additional information, and shows that a young person (Jack of Diamonds) would offer assistance (2 of Clubs). Interestingly, the Jack of Diamonds also appeared in the subsequent reading that I posted previously to help divine the location of the missing cat. I still do not know who is represented by the Jack, but I’m convinced that someone has cared for the cat while she was away. The 2 of Clubs as the pivot card suggests that the cat would recieve a helping hand in returning home. Perhaps the cat has a guardian angel. After being gone for two weeks, she is a bit thin but otherwise in good condition. She is on her way today to see the vet just to make sure that all is well.


Cartomancy Answer Spread for Finding Lost Objects and Missing Pets

Where Is the Cat?

My brother’s cat ran away. He escaped on Tuesday morning while my brother was moving furniture into the house. My brother and several of his friends have been searching the neighborhood and the woods around his townhouse for the past three days, but there is no sign of the cat. My brother is worried, and he hopes that the cards may provide a clue about where to find the missing cat…


The Middle Column

In the Answer Spread, I always look to the middle column to find the answer to the question. Where is the cat? The Ace of Hearts is hearth and home. The 2 of Spades represents a separation. These cards shows that the cat ran away from home.  Well, of course the cat ran away…that is the whole purpose for the reading. I love how straightforward the cards can be when answering the question. Where is the cat? The cat ran away.  This combination of cards also suggests that the cat is removed from the area around of the home. In other words, the cat is not nearby, and will not be found in the surrounding neighborhood.

The First Column

The first column of cards provides a premise for the situation. These cards show that the cat is in an environment (5 of Diamonds) that is warm and safe and secure (10 of Hearts). This is good news. It suggests that the cat has not been harmed or injured. The 5 of Diamonds specifically suggests an urban environment. The 10H can point to a place where people go to relax and have fun. There is a busy street with businesses and food establishments not far from the sub-division where my brother’s townhouse is located. The 5 of Diamonds is also a card of attraction. The 10 of Hearts also corresponds to the compass direction south, which is exactly where the business district is located in reference to the townhouse. It seems likely that the cat has gone in that direction, perhaps attracted by the noise and the smell of food. This is helpful information because it provides an area to narrow the search. My feeling is that the cat may be hiding behind one of the food establishments on the strip.

Last Column

Finally, the last column will provide additional information to consider. The 2 of Hearts can represent the cat, and the Jack of Diamonds suggests that the cat may be in the care of a boy or young man. Or it may be that this person (my nephew?) will be the one to find the missing cat. It’s interesting because I did another reading in which I asked if the cat would return home. The same Jack of Diamonds appeared in the other reading, also in the last column, but with the 2 of Clubs suggesting help or assistance. For the Jack to appear in both readings is a sure sign to me that this person plays an important role in the situation. Fortunately, the 4 of Hearts appeared in the previous reading to indicate that the cat would return home…so we remain hopeful.

I will update when the cat is found.