Thursday, July 14, 2016

Megan Renee Foglesong

Megan Renee Foglesong disappeared in Kansas in either November or December of 2015. Her case is a mystery: very few clues and no leads. There is a possibility that she was seen in a liquor store near the Winter Holiday, but no one is certain, and no one is certain about where she went after that. So we will see what the Tarot has to say.

We begin with the Chariot, reversed, crossed by the Devil, which is also read reversed, here. On esoteric levels,the Chariot generally refers to the ability, or lack thereof, to balance to polar opposites and force them to work together in order to effectively turn the wheels and move forward. On the mundane level, this card can speak of transportation or a general failure to accomplish the task at hand. When the Devil appears reversed, he is usually warning of indecisiveness and unproductive hesitancy. As the beginnings of this mystery, Megan may have had problems with her car and not have been able to resolve them on her own.

The causal background of this gives us the four of cups, reversed. Something happened that made Megan feel very trusting and grateful. Next, also in the recent past, we have the Queen of Swords. She is upside right, here, so we can assume that she meant Megan no harm. She is a woman between the ages of 25 and 40, or so, and appears to be the last person who saw Megan before she disappeared. Next, we have the four of swords, reversed. The is unrest, and it looks as if the Queen of Swords gave Megan some advice about relaxing, or calming down about something. Next, and this is the first hint of a serious problem for Megan, we have the seven of cups. This is a card of delusion and wishful thing. As a positive, it can tell us about creativity, but the norm is for this card to point out confused and irrational thinking. So Megan was agitated about something and had some mistaken ideas about what to do next.

The eight of pentacles comes up reversed in the place of fears. This is a serious concern about the lack of skills at a place of employment, or about the inability to find or keep employment. Could Megan's place of work hold some clues? Next, in the place of environment, we have the King of Pentacles. He, too, falls upright here, so it does not appear that he harmed Megan. He is an important factor in finding her, though. He is a man connected, via the suit of pentacles, to the reversed eight of pentacles in the place of fears. His involvement with Megan had to do with business, rather than friendship. He is probably in the same age group as the Queen of Swords, though not connected to her.

Here is where the reading begins to worry me; in the place of hopes, we have the five of swords. This is a card of fighting, violence, and revenge. This is also shown as a hope on Megan's part. It is a possible window to what might have been going on immediately before Megan disappeared. The last card here is the two of wands, reversed. This card, when reversed, often shows physical domination by others. So it looks, here, as if Megan became involved in a conflict and was overpowered. Another feature of the two of wands is sometimes partnership of sorts, or assistance; which means that more than one person knows what happened to Megan. The amount of time that has elapsed and the lack of exact date date of her disappearance are ominous, but the seven of cups, the five of swords, and the reversed two of wands do not make her fate look promising. I really do not like seeing combinations like this.

As for direction and possible location, the swords in the beginning point us east, and it looks as if that was the direction Megan wanted to proceed. The cups, however; point us west. The subtle hint on the seven of cups also suggests an actual body of water. This is a place that is not easy to search, and where objects that are in the water remain stubbornly difficult to locate. South is the direction of the wands in the two of wands, but as the card is reversed, I would not expect much distance to the south.

I really think the key to solving Megan's case is another look at her employment situation and any workmates she may have had. This reading puts her last interaction before going off the grid at wherever or whatever she did for work. There are two individuals who can shed light on all this, and it does not appear that they have been identified or questioned as of yet.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alicia Marie Folkers Hummel

 On June 1, 2015, Alicia Marie Folkers Hummel was found deceased in Sioux City, Iowa. Her death was determined to be a homicide. A year later, there are no suspects identified, and her murder is unsolved. We will see if the Tarot can be of any help to shed light on who killed her and why.

The reading begins with the Queen of Wands, reversed, crossed by the ace of pentacles. This is interesting; we have a jealous, easily angered woman who is panting after a material prize of some sort, and this shows up as an important part of Alicia's case. In the causal background, we have the Hanged Man, which is a card of waiting and sometimes, of personal sacrifice. Then, as an event in Alicia's recent past, we have the three of swords, reversed. This speaks of family quarrels and of a distinct possibility that Alicia knew a sensitive secret about someone and compromised that person.Watching all this is the Queen of Swords. As this queen falls upright, and her suit is swords, it appears that she is either law enforcement or connected to the judicial system. She is intent upon solving this crime. A challenge she faces, however; is the Page of Swords, reversed. This is a young person who knows all of the information necessary to make an arrest and convict a suspect, but he is lying.

In the place of fears, we find the four of pentacles, reversed. Money was a factor here, yet money and resources are still being wasted. Alicia's killer(s) have not been able to completely cover their tracks and use any resources they had hoped to gain from this act. The physical environment is described by the Wheel of Fortune. This is partly a facade;the murder has not made anyone feel terribly lucky. The other message indicated by this card is that no one has been arrested yet, and the guilty party(s) is feeling as if there will never be an arrest. In hopes, we have the ten of swords,reversed. This almost speaks for itself: when this card falls reversed, we see a temporary position of power, and that is exactly what is driving the hopes and fears of the perpetrator, here. The ten of swords can also be a violent card.The reading ends with the seven of pentacles, reversed. This is clearly anxiety about money, and worry that the very reason for the murder will not come to fruition.

An important factor in solving this murder is in the reversed four of pentacles and the Wheel of Fortune. Right now, evidence is being hidden and stored, yet it remains useless to the guilty party while hidden and stored. As soon as it is no longer hidden, but in use, the case will be solved. Something else I picked up from the four of pentacles in reverse is an ever-so-slight lack of care on the part of the guilty party with evidence left near the crime scene. The crime will eventually be solved, seemingly by a stroke of luck.

Monday, July 11, 2016

More About Kara Kopetsky

There have been a couple of requests for another reading for Kara Kopetsky, who disappeared in May of 2007.  I thought about this for awhile, unsure of what I could add, and decided to ask the Tarot one more question, in an attempt to hone in on Kara's whereabouts. It does look, from previous readings, like she has been the victim of foul play. I always wish, in cases like this, that the outcome could be more positive.

We begin with the six of pentacles, reversed, crossed by the Emperor. Somehow, due diligence has not been done here, in terms of searching for her. The Emperor is either Kara's father, or a "fatherly" male, who would like to find her. The ten of pentacles is in the past; it points to a reward or bonus for finding Kara, but no one has collected. Next, and also in the past, we have the five of swords. Usually, when this card comes up in a reading, it is all about lies and revenge, and sometimes about violence. This is why I think Kara met with foul play. There was someone, a male someone, who was vindictive and felt that he had a score of some sort to settle with Kara. The lovers appear next, in the place of possibilities. This is a suggestion that partnership and communication have been lacking, but will help, if tried. Information must be shared, locations must be searched and searched again. Any locations given in tips that were not searched should be searched. The ace of cups, reversed, appears as a challenge; there is an attitude "we've searched everywhere, there's no where else to search!" Yet, obviously, that's not true, as Kara would have been found if that was the case.

The five of pentacles appears in the place of fears. Often, the on this card shows a church. There may be a church in the vicinity of Kara's location. I would expect this church to be a landmark of sorts. In the place of environment, we have the ten of cups. I really feel that this speaks to location, and this card often tells of a family home. There could even be new construction of houses in the area. The Wheel of Fortune comes up in hopes, and this is simply the hope that luck will prevail, and that Kara will be found. The reading ends with the nine of cups, which is another "house and home" card. That card also indicates that there are enough resources to find Kara; and no reason to delay. There are a lot of "cups" cards, and their element is water. Water is a key feature in this situation. Also, there is water symbolism in the Lovers, and the suggestion on that card is to search water, and places with waterways and ponds.West is the direction associated with water and cups, pointing us west in the search. Searchers should expect to cross the Kansas River, and go into Kansas.