Location: Kingman, Arizona
Question: Who or what caused the disappearance of Tyler Stice in 2016?
Death (reversed) – 10 of Cups – Queen of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): 8 of Swords
The Wheel (reversed) – The Sun (reversed) – Knight of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): 2 of Pentacles
The Hierophant – 7 of Cups (reversed) – 2 of Cups
Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors. Tarot reading is an art and not a science.
Tyler Stice disappeared on June 21st of 2016. He was 20 years old at the time and from Kingman, Arizona.
As I always like to remind people, tarot readings should never be taken in place of facts. I know that I say that all the time in my posts, but I just want to reiterate it for anyone new that might happen upon this site.
The reading begins with Death reversed. It is a card that typically reflects a person who is afraid to make changes in their life and might be repeating mistakes, or negative patterns of behavior. It’s placement at the beginning of this reading suggests that there was a need for Tyler to make some pretty significant changes in his life – for himself and to improve the quality of it – but he was resistant to doing that. He seemed in need of undergoing a transformation in his life.
The Ten of Cups is throwing me for a loop because it refers to happy families and reunions. It could possibly represent what Tyler wanted in his life. I don’t feel comfortable saying the cards are giving me the impression of a happy home life because that is not the case as you will begin to see with the next card. I am really not sure what to do with this card just yet, other than acknowledge it.
The Queen of Pentacles reversed is usually a mature (as in age or mindset) motherly-type figure. However, it lacks the positive attributes associated with the upright position. People that fit the description of this card might be sociopathic, prone to jealousy, a manipulator, mean, etc. The Eight of Swords is coming up in relation to this person and suggests that Tyler might have felt psychological distress because of them. It is a card of feeling trapped emotionally and mentally. This would have been a toxic relationship for Tyler.
The Wheel of Fortune reversed indicates a sudden, and probably unexpected, turn of events. If accurate, it refers to a change in luck that was out of Tyler’s control. The reversed position can also point to a need to break a negative cycle, and circumstances or events happening that force the situation.
The Sun reversed seems to support that whatever happened with the Wheel was upsetting to Tyler. It reads as though it would have contributed to him feeling unhappy. Sometimes it refers to being overly excited about something – to the point of being unrealistic – but this overall reading doesn’t give me that impression here.
The Knight of Wands reversed could refer to Tyler, and his reaction to the changes that the cards are showing, or it could be someone else around his age. The Two of Pentacles depicts a person who is trying to balance aspects of their life, despite a lot happening around them. There is a sense of being in the eye of a storm and trying to focus on something anyway. The attributes of the Knight of Wands in its reversed positioning may include feeling overly confident, taking dangerous risks, making decisions too quickly, and others similar meanings.
The Hierophant is an interesting card to come up in this reading because sometimes it can refer to a mentor, teacher, counselor, or person acting in a similar type of capacity that is in someone’s life. Otherwise, this is a card pointing to traditional practices or institutions such as religion, marriage, etc. So the possibility exists that Tyler might have turned to a church or religious type of resource for guidance or support.
The Seven of Cups reversed may explain why in that it is a card that comes up when someone feels a lack of purpose and knows they need to make some choices in their life. It can represent someone who makes poor choices, as well as someone who feels trapped and has generally been responding in a way that avoids confronting the cause/s of those feelings.
The Two of Cups is another card that is throwing me for a loop. It is a card of partnerships – often of a romantic nature, but not always. It definitely represents two people who feel a strong connection to each other. It may represent a new relationship or something that has been going on. If this is accurate, I don’t know the exact implications. Did he meet someone and go somewhere with them? Was he hoping to do that, but something happened to prevent it? I can only speculate.
Question: What happened to cause the disappearance of Tyler Stice?
Judgement – Strength – Hanged Man (reversed)
The Moon (reversed) – 6 of Pentacles (reversed) – 2 of Cups
High Priestess – 5 of Cups – 8 of Pentacles
The first thing I want to mention is that the Two of Cups appeared in this second reading as well, suggesting the possibility that he met someone that he felt a connection with, and that person is somehow linked to all of this – if accurate.
Strength might mean that he called upon his inner power and courage to face a problem he was previously avoiding.
The Hanged Man reversed could support what was noted in the first reading about Tyler being stuck in a situation because he feared change, or he was just generally avoiding one or more problems in his life. It can also show someone stalling for more time. Whatever changes were needed or desired, Death reversed in the first reading is giving the impression they were significant.
The Moon reversed can mean that a person is working through their fears and anxieties. If someone has been living in a world of fantasy or illusion, this card might show a person seeing and accepting reality in a way that can ultimately be empowering – depending on all of the circumstances.
The Six of Pentacles reversed can depict a situation where there is an imbalance of power between two or more people. For instance, it can come up if someone is being generous and offering another person money or gifts – with strings or expectations attached. Sometimes it comes up if one person in a relationship has the majority of the money and is prone to abusing the control that it gives them over the more dependent person.
The High Priestess is a card of intuition and conveys the need to listen to one’s inner voice. It can also point to some kind of spiritual guidance that has been provided or is being given.
The Five of Cups may come up when someone is grieving over a loss. Something may have happened to cause Tyler to become emotional. If these readings on him are generally accurate – and again they are just tarot readings – then it might mean that he lost someone or a relationship that he felt extremely upset about. He might have learned information that brought him pain.
The Eight of Pentacles depicts a situation where someone has opportunities presented to them that they have accepted, or a new job, or a new focus in their life that they are taking seriously. My hope is that this suggests a positive outcome in all of this, but it isn’t a good idea to rely on the cards to provide definitive information about a person’s well-being or status. It can be encouraging to see though.
Question: How can Tyler Stice be found?
3 of Fire (reversed) – The Chariot (reversed) – Son of Earth (reversed)
The 3 of Fire reversed is a card that warns against moving forward or taking some kind of action without being properly prepared. The Chariot reversed – as it pertains to this particular deck – is warning against rushing into something that could end badly as a result. The Son of Earth reversed represents someone who is stubborn, may lack focus, and could possibly be resistant to providing help. Honestly, I don’t know exactly what these cards are trying to convey and so I will just put their general meanings out there. I always maintain hope of a positive outcome – in the absence of proof to the contrary.