Date of death: 11/04/2018
Location: Cummin, GA
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. Tarot reading is an art and not a science.
On November 4th of 2018, Tamla Horsford attended an adult sleepover party. The following morning, she was found face down and deceased in the yard. It was claimed or assumed by some that Tamla accidentally fell to her death. However, many people are highly suspicious of the circumstances surrounding it and so I decided to do some readings to see what might come up.
Question: Who or what caused Tamla Horsford’s death??
Queen of Wands – Page of Wands – 10 of Swords
Card pulled for the Queen of Wands: 7 of Cups (reversed)
4 of Cups – Knight of Swords – 3 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Swords: 6 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles – The Devil – Ace of Wands
Right out of the gate here, the cards are showing me the involvement of an adult woman. I want to remind anyone reading this that these are just tarot card readings. Even in situations where the cards are ultimately correct, there is still a risk that I might interpret or read some of them wrong. People close to the cases, or knowledgeable about them, are more likely to derive the correct meaning in situations where a card can have a few different meanings. That said, I asked who or what caused her death, and the cards are showing me the Queen of Wands.
Ordinarily, the Queen of Wands represents an adult female that is friendly, extroverted, and has a range of other positive attributes. It could potentially describe a male fitting that description, but usually it’s a female when a Queen comes up and represents a person. Due to the fiery nature of the wands, people fitting this description are often hot tempered and they can behave recklessly or impulsively at times. The Queen of Wands is someone who is comfortable with taking charge. The Hierophant reversed was pulled in connection with the Queen of Wands. The Hierophant reversed shows the person in the Queen’s position as behaving in a non-conforming or rebellious manner. It can also be someone going against tradition. Could it possibly represent Tamla herself? Potentially.
The Page of Wands either represents a child or a message. If it represents a message, then it is one that was received quickly (in person, by text, by instant message, etc.) regarding a work, professional, or love matter. It usually depicts good news in its upright position. If a child, this is someone who is intelligent, inquisitive, and extroverted. The Seven of Cups reversed, pulled in reference to the Page, is showing me a situation where someone reacted to something and made a bad decision. It is a card of reality checks, but it can also indicate someone who does not want to face issues in their life.
The Ten of Swords is a card of betrayal and/or backstabbing. It can also be a final-nail-in-the-coffin type of card where something happens that completely sets someone off because they’ve had enough. I get this card a fair amount when I do readings on murders. Am I saying this was a murder? No. But if the cards are accurate, and I’m interpreting them reasonably correctly, then they are indicating this was not a situation where Tamla just fell over a balcony. They are indicating that something happened and there is a minimum of one person who knows exactly what happened. Probably more than one person knows.
The Four of Cups is sometimes a card of regret and/or missed opportunities. Sometimes it is a card that comes up when someone receives one or more offers but refuses to accept any of them. However, it can also be a card of apathy. Remember that when you think about the meanings associated with these cards, they are pertaining to anyone involved in what happened to Tamla because the question is asking the reading to identify any person or people with direct knowledge.
The Knight of Swords is coming across as possibly a younger male who has knowledge or became involved in this situation at some point – whether it was during or after the fact. The Knight of Swords is someone who is strong-minded and communicative. Getting in a fight or argument with a person matching this description is frustrating because they do not like to back down on things they think or believe. They can also behave impulsively and impatiently.
I pulled the Six of Pentacles with the Knight of Swords card which is kind of bizarre because it is suggesting the possibility that someone received a gift or some kind of compensation in a scenario where only one person was giving, and the other was taking. So it’s like there was someone who is depicted as a younger male who gave something to someone – maybe Tamla.
The Three of Wands reversed can be a card where someone returns home after travel or being away. It’s also a card that comes up when someone is unhappy with choices they have made and feels like they are experiencing obstacles or ongoing problems that may interfere with their ability to do some of the things they want to do in life – like they are somewhat held back, essentially.
The Nine of Pentacles tells me that the primary person involved – or the person with direct knowledge – is successful in their own right. Or it’s someone with access to money because their family is successful. I’m not necessarily saying they are rich; just that they don’t appear to be struggling.
The Devil is a concerning card to come up for obvious reasons. The last time I got this one in a reading, if I am remembering correctly, was when I did one about Nichol Kessinger (Watts family murders). The Devil can represent anything from an addition to mental health issues to cheating to obsession. It can even pertain to cruelty, violence, rape, and/or various kinds of assault. It can also represent an influence that causes bad things to happen. I wonder if she was drugged. I try not to speculate too much in situations where doing so might point the finger directly at someone, but it’s just a thought that keeps coming to mind. I have others, but let’s just see how the reading after this one goes before I decide if it makes sense to share them. I’m getting some specific images with this one.
The reading for this person – or for these people – is coming across in the Ace of Wands as one where they were able to go on about their life and pursue new endeavors. It could have a more significant meaning than that, but that is the gist of this card in a general context.
This does not read like an accident. Or rather, the circumstances that lead up to this were not an accident. However, her death might have happened because those circumstances did not play out as the person or people thought they would. There might not have been an intent of death originally, is what I’m trying to say here. But there is culpability.
Question: What circumstances caused the death of Tamla Horsford?
Knight of Pentacles – 10 of Cups (reversed) – 10 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles: The Sun
The Chariot – The Hermit (reversed) – 6 of Pentacles (reversed)
9 of Wands (reversed) – Ace of Cups (reversed) – The Fool
The Knight of Pentacles, in these types of readings, typically represents a male who is either in their teens or twenties, or someone who was behaving as though they were younger than their age. Under normal circumstances, this person might come across as practical, reliable and/or stubborn. The Sun was pulled in connection with the Knight of Pentacles. The tricky aspect of this reading is that the Sun could represent actual occurrences or conditions in this person’s life at the time this happened, or it could represent how people perceived their life. The Sun is associated with success, vitality, and happy relationships. Sometimes it refers to children or having a child. Sometimes it refers to the child of someone I am reading on. There’s many possibilities here.
The Ten of Cups reversed, however, is showing a dysfunctional home life. If this pertains to the person represented by the Knight card, then the Ten of Cups reversed refers to a home where there is discord and fighting. It may depict a divorce or separation situation, or people on the verge of this.
The Ten of Pentacles reversed is yet another card pointing to possible problems in a person’s marriage, or to a divorce that had recently happened or was imminent. However, it can also point to financial problems and disputes as well. Sometimes it pertains to a person who married only for money.
The Chariot is a card of movement and travel usually. It can sometimes represent a mode of transport, but it can also depict a person’s sense of overcoming obstacles and having a strong drive to do something in particular or accomplish something.
However, the Hermit reversed could indicate someone was rejected or that something happened which left Tamla feeling isolated and left out. I can’t get a clear idea on what might have happened here but there is this feeling as though circumstances shifted.
The Six of Pentacles reversed is a situation that often depicts a person offering someone money or material things, with the expectation that they will receive something in return. It’s typically associated with someone who come across as being generous but does that because they have harmful or nefarious motives.
The Nine of Wands reversed is depicting a scenario where someone became stubborn and refused to back down. It’s also a card that comes up when someone gets into a fight, or experiences some kind of conflict or struggle, and feels like they can’t overcome it. Maybe they got close to doing so but was ultimately unsuccessful. Again, I see some images in my mind related to this but I don’t know if they are accurate.
The Ace of Cups reversed is a card showing a person experiencing sadness or pain. While the upright card shows new beginnings in relationships, romance, or children, the reversed shows problems preventing or delaying those experiences. I can indicate a breakup, a pregnancy issue, a romantic rejection or relationship that did not work out, unrequited love, etc.
The Fool is a card that shows someone deciding to pursue a new beginning, or go on a kind of adventure, without really thinking it all through carefully. It might represent Tamla accepting an invitation to the sleepover or something else entirely.
This was a confusing reading. I think there are underlying relationships and dynamics that contributed to Tamla’s death that are difficult to ascertain through such a general reading.
Question: Was Tamla attacked at the sleepover?
Knight of Cups – The Magician – 8 of Cups
Card pulled for the Knight of Cups: 4 of Wands
3 of Wands (reversed) – 7 of Swords (reversed) – 2 of Cups
In reference to the question about whether she was attacked, the cards are presenting the Knight of Cups with the Four of Wands. The implication of a court card, as an answer to this question, is that it seems to be communicating that either a male attacked Tamla, or she was attacked over a male. The Four of Wands can represent a celebration, teamwork, or a party. So it’s coming across like it was someone at the sleepover. Unless there is a meaning to that card, in this situation, that I’m not picking up on.
The Magician is someone resourceful and/or has access to resources that can help them when needed. It is usually a positive card in terms of representing someone who is skilled and resourceful in general. However, the potential negative aspect of this card is that it can pertain to people who use those skills/resources to cause harm or cover it up.
The Eight of Cups reversed is a situation or person that someone might have known they should have avoided or walked away from, but for whatever reason they didn’t. Sometimes it is because they no longer can.
The Three of Wands (reversed) came up in the first reading. I don’t know if this is a clue as to the identity of the person (or one of the people) involved or what. It often depicts someone returning home from travels or being away. It is trying to imply that someone who was away from the house returned to it? Sometimes it can represent someone who won’t let go of the past. It can also communicate a general sense of unhappiness with one’s decisions. This card coming up twice, however, seems to imply this is something to focus on with regard to the person involved here.
The Two of Cups is a card of compatibility and connections. Usually it is one that goes both ways, but it can also pertain to an attraction that someone has for another person that they believe in their mind is mutual.
It is interesting that the only male court cards to appear depict a younger male. The Knight is a card that usually (not always though) represents someone who is either a teenager or young adult. There have been no King cards in any of the readings, which really has me scratching my head. How many males were in the house? Were there any people in their teens, or twenties? Realistically, the Knight card can just represent older people who demonstrate immature behaviors or patterns of thought so it’s not a sure thing in terms of identifying a person’s age. I can’t figure this one out, but if even more than half of these readings are correct, it’s my opinion she did not just fall off the balcony accidentally – nor did she do it on her own intentionally.