"We have knowledge of things we wish we didn't"...... What, exactly, did Sheriff Staton mean by this statement, made shortly after Kyron Horman disappeared in Portland Oregon from his school in June of 2010? Someone wanted to know what the Tarot would say about that comment, and a lot of people have speculated about it and written about it over the last four years, so I will attempt a reading to answer that question. Staton does not appear to have explained what he meant.
The reading begins with the Queen of Pentacles crossed by the four of cups. The Queen of Pentacles is an independent woman with resources and business skill. She is intelligent and ethical, and I would expect her to have dark hair and brown eyes. The most important part of this description is not the physical aspect, but the character aspect, though. She is crossed by the four of cups, which tells of dissatisfaction, yet also of not being quite willing to give up her current course of action.
The main cause of this reaction on the part of the queen appears as the ten of pentacles, reversed. This is usually the loss of a large amount of money that was given, rather than earned, such as an inheritance. It could also signify and insurance policy. As the card is reversed, it speaks of a loss. Hopefully, it is not the risk of not being able to find Kyron, but lets come back to it, if necessary. The next card to describe the past is the ace of cups, which is a new love, or a birth. It can also mean an addition to the family via adoption, or simply love, joy, and fertility. So we have a new relationship, possibly familial, playing into the picture.
The next card, telling us what had been intended, is the two of wands. This is usually an idea-become-a-venture-with-help-from-another, forming a "partnership" of sorts, but in this case, I am inclined to wonder if it is a big enterprise run by a rich person. It also represents two different possible outcomes in this case, and it was very hard for the sheriff to second guess and direct his resources effectively. Next, we have the eight of wands, reversed, which is what the sheriff encountered when he investigated the family. Jealousy, infighting, and disputes, mostly centered on family matters, took center stage.
The Knight of Pentacles appears as a man who went through all information quietly and methodically. Some of his findings have not been published. He and the Queen of Pentacles, most likely a workmate, discovered most of the information that was developed. The Knight of Wands is next on the staff, and his is the face everyone sees, connected to Kyron's case. I think this may be Staton. The next card is Judgement, and as it appears in the place of hopes, it is the hope of finding Kyron. Also, there is a suggestion, with this card, that someone investigating truly expected to find Kyron in water. The last card is Death, reversed, which does not tell us anything about Kyron, but describes Staton's frustration at the failure of the information to help him connect the dots and find him. So it looks like early in the case, it was noticed that there was a lot of familial disagreement and jealousy at play, coupled with money and possibly revenge. The two of wands may also represent the actions of an attorney or other advocate whose "help" is not helpful to Kyron. It looks like Staton was referring primarily to his department's findings about Kyron's family, and some of the relationship stresses and circumstances that hindered Kyron's well being; also about the frustrations of not being able to convince all parties who testified to testify truthfully. The comment appears to center of the obstacles from dealing with testimony and suspects, rather than actual circumstances.