The reading begins with the Page of Pentacles crossed by the King of Pentacles. Both of these cards point north. The page, in this case, is a message of a communique of some sort, and the king is a man over the age of forty. It looks very much as if Robert was looking for work,and answered an adverstisement for same. Beneath this, we have the three of swords, reversed. This card represents disputes and in-fighting within a family or community, and often divorces and custody battles. Something of this nature influenced Robert's recent past. Something else in Robert's past is Temperance, and this refers to his state of mind at the time he disappeared. There was no intention on his part to mislead anyone, hide, or otherwise drop off the grid. The best that may come out of this situation is the ace of pentacles, which can mean a couple of things. This card represents that which has not yet materialized; and it can either be a work opportunity or money obtained some other way. The appearance of this card makes me a little nervous in this position.......insurance? Something that will happen in the future is the nine of pentacles, This card generally describes financial independence. How does a missing man bring financial independence to anyone? But it could also tell us that he will come home on his own.........Once again, the direction is north. "Nine" to the north.
In the place of fears, we have the Fool, reversed, which speaks plainly of bad choices. This is followed up by the Devil in the place of environment. In this position, it is a card of violence and force. I do not like it's appearance here. Next, we have the ace of swords, reversed. Reversed or upright, this card represents great energy and power, but reversed, the message of violence is once again reinforced here. The reading ends with the Tower, reversed. The is another card of oppression and violence, but as it falls reversed, it tells of these things to a lesser degree, and it is also a card of imprisonment.
I will update this is he is not located soon.