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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.
Ryan Rogers was found deceased on November 15th of 2021. He was fourteen years old. Very little information has been shared regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.
Question: Who or what caused Ryan Rogers’ death? (This reading was done on November 14th of 2021)
10 of Swords (reversed) – High Priestess (reversed) – Page of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Swords (r): 2 of Cups
3 of Cups – The Hierophant (reversed) – The Chariot (reversed)
Strength – 2 of Wands (reversed) – 8 of Swords (reversed)
The Ten of Swords reversed is a card that often indicates someone has hit rock bottom. Often, it pertains to emotional matters or problems that have built up over time.
The High Priestess reversed warns of people that had a hidden agenda. It can also point to a situation where someone did not trust their intuition – they might have sensed that a situation was dangerous, but maybe did not have enough evidence in their own mind to rationalize listening to that instinct. It’s also a card of secrets or hidden dangers.
The Page of Swords reversed is a card that I often see in situations where someone is acting like a bully or behaving aggressively toward another person. Since the question pertains to who caused Ryan’s death. Often the Pages represent younger people, but they can also represent immature or childish adults. The person depicted is probably known to become verbally abusive. It might also be someone who spreads vicious or malicious gossip. The Two of Cups is hinting at the matter possibly being related to a romantic interest or relationship. I am not really clear on that aspect, but it came up in connection with the Page of Swords reversed so it might indicate a partial or full motive. It could possibly suggest a person that was known to Ryan – at least casually or just pertain to the person. It’s unclear.
If accurate, the Three of Cups might also saying that this person (or these people, because it is not clear how many people were involved or know something about what happened) are possibly in Ryan’s general social circles or social environment. There is a chance it could refer to a specific social event or celebration, but I don’t know anything about Ryan’s life or what happened around the time of his death and so I really can’t be sure. I wouldn’t rule out three people being involved, including Ryan. A perpetrator and someone who either helped, or someone who has information about what happened. It could be as simple as the card saying there is a third person who has critical information. Hard to say for sure.
The Hierophant reversed is a card that shows someone going against traditions or social norms. It can also indicate a person who is judged for their lifestyle or choices. This card can represent people who act in a delinquent or rebellious manner. The question is in relation to who or what caused Ryan’s death and so that tells me it is referring to that individual, not Ryan. In some cases, it points to a situation involving a divorce. I’m hesitant to attach specific meaning to this card here because it’s unclear overall in this reading.
The Chariot reversed is a card representing a lack of control or power. Sometimes it is a revenge card or one that comes up when someone is retaliating against another. There are times when it actually represents a car or vehicle. I believe I read he was riding his bike around the time of his death, but it doesn’t feel like that is what it is communicating here. The lack of control and impulsivity aspect is coming across as being more prominent – in light of the other cards.
Strength shows a situation where someone might have been trying to come across as brave or fearless. Maybe Ryan tried to stand his ground in some type of interaction that went bad.
The Two of Wands reversed appears to pertain to the person or people involved because it indicates a lack of planning and feeling as though a person has limited options. The person has now painted themselves into a corner – through their actions – and they are aware of this. They feel trapped and as though they have limited options. Indeed, they do have limited options.
The Eight of Swords reversed is showing someone who wants to break free of their situation and experience relief from it. It can represent a sense of extreme guilt or shame. So someone involved might be having a kind of emotional breakdown in response to the situation or suffer from mental health issues. If more than one person is involved, then I would look for a person who comes across as having a guilty conscience.
Question: What circumstances caused Ryan Rogers’ death?
King of Wands (reversed) – 8 of Swords – 6 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): Empress
9 of Wands – Hanged Man (reversed) – 6 of Cups (reversed)
The Fool (reversed) – Page of Wands (reversed) – Page of Cups (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Wands (r): Knight of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles (r): 2 of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the Page of Cups (r): 7 of Pentacles (reversed)
The King of Wands reversed is a card that comes up when someone is dealing with someone who acts like a bully or a tyrant. Often it refers to an adult male, but there are always exceptions with the court cards. It is someone who has a volatile temper and acts impulsively. The Empress, in connection with this card, can mean a few different things. First, the card could represent Ryan’s mom and show that the person represented by the King of Wands reversed card is known to her in some way. However, it could have other meanings as well. It’s difficult to interpret in this particular reading. No, I’m not saying she is involved at all. It’s not reading that way. But somehow she might know the person. Again though, the Empress usually points to a motherly figure and that description could also just fit someone the perpetrator knows.
The Eight of Swords shows Ryan as feeling trapped, helpless, and victimized. Sometimes it is a card that signifies emotional distress that causes a person to feel this way, while other times it is more literal. Other times, it is a combination of both. No matter what, it is a card depicting someone experiencing significant stress in a situation. It’s reading as a bullying situation – especially next to the King of Wands reversed. Like a confrontation where someone trying to assert their dominance and behaving in an aggressive and/or intimidating manner.
The Six of Wands reversed comes up when people are not receiving credit for their accomplishments. It can also come up when someone is the subject of negative or unfair talk – such as slander or vicious gossip. This person might seek out attention, but in its reversed positioning there is the possibility they feel they are not getting what they seek (at least as of the time of Ryan’s murder).
The Nine of Wands shows that despite everything going on, Ryan was trying to push ahead and get beyond it. If accurate, he was hurt over the situation and upset by it, but he was also trying to gather strength to overcome it. He was trying to make a last stand, basically, to get out of the situation.
The Hanged Man reversed comes up when someone is stalling for time and reluctant to decide or act on something. Sometimes it is because they are trying to make sure everything is in place before they make their move. Another important aspect of this card is that it points to people who keep making the same mistakes in their life. They don’t learn from them. In some cases, it can even suggest someone who has been involved in one or more crimes before.
The Six of Cups reversed usually means someone is trying to move beyond their past and mature. It’s also a card indicating that someone is trying to resolve past issues they have had. Usually these pertain to childhood issues.
The Fool reversed shows someone taking a risk that might have been reckless or not carefully thought through. It can sometimes represent putting one’s trust in the wrong person as well. But it also fits with the theme here regarding impulsive actions.
Pages in a reading typically represent one of two things: a young person, such as a child or young teenager, or a message. If it was a message, then it indicates a negative one that was received quickly (in person, via text, instant message, email, etc.). However, if it was a person then it would have been someone close to Ryan’s age or someone who acts as though they are. Attributes would have included someone who was impatient, loud, and impulsive. It’s also someone who has a strong sense of self-consciousness and tries to come across as more confident than they are.
The Knight of Pentacles reversed was pulled in connection with the above Page reversed card. If representative of another person involved or who has knowledge about what happened. Maybe they heard or saw something? It could be referring to someone a bit older than anyone who might be coming up in the Page’s position – or at least they come across that way in terms of their maturity level or behavior. Teens or twenties. It’s someone who is disloyal, irresponsible, and probably obsessed with material things – money or material possessions or trying to get them.
The Two of Swords reversed was pulled in relation to both of the above court cards and this indicates that the people’s actions and lies will be exposed. The truth about whoever is involved in this will come out. As I always point out, this is a tarot reading and cannot take the place of facts. However, if accurate, anyone involved will be exposed.
The Page of Cups reversed either refers to negative news of a romantic or emotional nature, or it refers to a person who behaved in a vindictive manner. It didn’t even necessarily have anything to do with Ryan because it might have been what set the person off in general. Someone represented by this card acts out of envy and spite, generally speaking. The Seven of Pentacles reversed is showing someone who does not make great decisions and did not plan well. They were too lazy to put in the work, or acted too impulsively, and this will likely be the reason they get caught – that or because the person in the Page of Wands reversed of Knight of Pentacles reversed position will say what they know.
Question: What else do we need to know about the circumstances surrounding Ryan’s death?
5 of Cups – 7 of Pentacles (reversed) – Knight of Pentacles
Card pulled for the Knight of Pentacles: 3 of Pentacles (reversed)
The Five of Cups shows someone experiencing a significant amount of despair and loss in association with this situation. While that could obviously represent Ryan’s family and loved ones, I feel like it has a different kind of significance here because when I ask a question like the one above, the intention is to try to get information I don’t already have. So with that said, maybe there are multiple people involved – or multiple people with knowledge of what happened – and it is hitting at least one of them hard enough that they might be the key to getting all the answers needed. Or the perpetrator has serious regrets now.
I got the Seven of Pentacles reversed in the last reading also and so it might have more significance than I initially realized. An element to this card is bad business dealings or poor financial management. Ryan was only fourteen years old so I can’t quite understand how this applies to him or his situation. It makes more sense to apply to whoever was involved. In life, they aren’t willing to put the work in to make money. It can also point to delays and/or setbacks. Again, it’s a card where there was not a lot of planning and so I think someone was sloppy enough that there’s going to be evidence. I don’t see this as a situation where anyone involved gets away with it. Too many cards are showing that the truth will come out.
The Knight of Pentacles came up before, but it was previously in a reversed position. Here it is upright. The card in connection with it is the Three of Pentacles reversed. This is a card that comes up when a collaborative or cooperative effort goes wrong or fails to work out. So the implications of this might be that there is at least one other person involved, or it might be suggesting that Ryan had some kind of dealings with one or more other people that caused some kind of major rift. And I’m again going back to that notion of at least two other people being involved and/or having direct knowledge – besides Ryan. An alternate possibility is that there’s evidence. The foundations of their plan, or a lack of a plan, is why the whole thing failed or will fail.
No matter what, I do think that anyone involved will be caught.
Question: Who killed Ryan Rogers? (Reading done on December 1st of 2021)
7 of Cups (reversed) – 5 of Cups – 6 of Wands
Ace of Cups – King of Wands (reversed) – The Star (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Wands (r): 2 of Swords
Judgement – Strength – 4 of Pentacles
As you can see, I have done a number of readings on this case. Some of the cards that have come up in the others don’t make complete sense to me. I cannot get what happened to him out of my mind, and I keep thinking that one more reading will yield just enough information to get to the bottom of this. If only it worked that way, right?
The Seven of Cups reversed shows that the person involved in this made some bad decisions that led up to Ryan’s death. If the reading is accurate, this was a person who felt trapped by their circumstances. They felt like they didn’t have a lot of options and they were avoiding issues in various aspects of their life. Since this is a recent case, these details are still likely representative of what has been going on with this person.
The Five of Cups came up in the reading before this one. It is a card that depicts mourning and grieving. So is this someone known to Ryan and/or his family that is experiencing a sense of loss as well? Or did something happen that prompted events to unfold as they did? It’s perplexing to say the least.
The Six of Wands shows someone who either seeks praise or recognition, or someone that receives it. It’s possible this is a person who likes to have people’s attention. It might even be someone that people who know them think is a good person or someone who wants that to be perceived as that.
The Ace of Cups is suggesting some type of new beginnings for the person involved in Ryan’s death. Often, the card represents relationships that are based on emotion – such as friendships, romantic relationships, close family, etc. However, it’s suggesting that they entered into such a situation recently. It seems like it’s still fairly new to them. A life change of some kind maybe.
The King of Wands reversed has come up in the past for Ryan. It came up in the second reading I did that pertained to the circumstances surrounding his death. This is a person who loses their temper easily. They are impulsive. They may have a propensity for violence. While that last element seems obvious, given that Ryan was murdered, it’s coming up as a possible means of identifying this individual. The Two of Swords is the card I pulled in connection with them and this is telling me that this person might be in denial about what they have done. They might be unwilling to acknowledge their true culpability. It’s coming across as someone who has kind of paused everything in the midst of the chaos surrounding Ryan’s death – as though they aren’t sure what to do. No options seem really appealing to them right now.
The Star reversed is hinting to me that this person does not feel like the outcome of this situation was a good one. Whatever their intention or goal was, the wake of all this is not what they wanted, and they are probably feeling a sense of hopelessness and despair. What is tricky here is determining if they feel regret over what they did, or if they feel regret because it did not produce the results they hoped to see. I don’t know the answer to that – either way.
Judgement is showing me that this person will ultimately be held responsible for what they did. If they think they will get away with it, this reading says they won’t. This is a card that communicates both short-term and long-term consequences of one’s actions. The word I keep hearing is karma. Karma. Karma. Karma. Unlike Justice that points to legal or ethical types of karma, judgement also points to a spiritual reckoning as well.
Strength came up in the first reading I ever did on Ryan’s death – on November 14th. It can be interpreted several ways. First, it seems that the person responsible got the upper hand in terms of whatever happened between this person and Ryan. Second, it could refer to the need for patience in terms of waiting for this whole situation to play out. It’s a card that recommends a person take a courageous and brave approach to a situation. If it’s referring to the person (or people) responsible, it’s likely telling them to come clean. That’s their best bet here.
The Four of Pentacles is showing someone who is controlling, territorial, can be stingy with money or possessions, and who can behave possessively toward people and/or places. People fitting this description also tend to place a strong emphasis on money or things or wanting to get them. At times, they can be greedy or unwilling to share. There’s a sense of guarding with this card. I don’t know if this hints at a motive, but maybe. Some of this feels very senseless though – as though there won’t be an explanation of a motive that ever feels substantial enough to understand how, or precisely why, this all even came to pass.
I believe this person (or people) will get caught.