Ryan's interpretation from the three card tarot pull in West Virginia Penitentiary:
1. The Moon - moving through change and transformations with grace and calm rather than fear. Maybe it's the way this prison transformed and altered lives as it took them in, and showing that the best way through such a dire situation was with serenity, not more negativity.
2. 8 of Cups - a time for change or walking away from something. Is it the building, perhaps changing in its function and how it changed those inside as they spent days locked away from society? Different energies now walk the prison grounds.
3. King of Cups (reversed) - a shadow side, emotionally unavailable, immature and acting on impulse. Could this pertain to the energy that's left in this building? Those strongest emotions of prisoners arriving to WVP to spend years and years, if not life?
If this pertains to Ryan specifically, perhaps it has to do with changes in investigation styles after several years and moving into a new sphere of communication attempts with the Other out there, and the best way of approaching or leaving something else behind. Having to get a handle on these changes and find the best practices to go forward with might be the last card's intention.
Ryan uses the traditional and timeless Rider Waite Smith deck, the OG of tarot decks.