Showing posts with label ohio. Show all posts
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Who Is Buckskin Girl?


Among the unidentified deceased, there is a young woman whose remains were found along Route 55, in Miami County, Ohio. It was 1981, and she was found within a couple of days of her death. An artist reconstructed her image, and she got some media coverage, but none of the leads that were generated led to her identification. She was dubbed "Buckskin Girl" because of the her braids, and because of the handmade suede poncho with a purple lining she wore.

So who was this young woman, and how did she end up on a highway in Ohio? We will see if the cards can help answer those questions. I chose a horoscope layout for this reading.

In the first house, of ego and temperament, we get the Page of Pentacles. This describes a youngish person who is studious when it comes to learning, and who may have had a message or information for someone. Next, in the second house, of money and possessions, we have the eight of pentacles, reversed. We can see that somehow, the dynamic of lost employment or skills misused had a role in Buckskin Girl's murder.. The is followed by Justice, reversed, in the third house, of communication, business, relatives, and short journeys. It is starting to look as if Buckskin girl may have been a witness in a criminal case, and the defendant wanted to silence her; but let's move on, and see what the rest of the cards have to say.

In the fourth house, of home environment and property, we have the four of wands, reversed. Buckskin Girl was not killed by a serial killer, as has been suspected. This card, in its position in the reading, suggests that she was killed by someone she knew, and with whom she was comfortable; possibly a family member or a friend of her family. In the fifth house, of romance, pleasure, and children, we have the two of wands, reversed. This is domination by others. It begins to look as if Buckskin Girl refused to do or say something that someone wanted her to do or say, and she was killed for it. In house six, of everyday things and work relationships, we have the seven of pentacles, reversed. Lack of patience and anxiety over lost money or a lost job was part of the general background and picture, here.

The seventh house, of partnerships, gives us the three of swords, reversed, which is the first truly violent card I find in this reading. It reiterates the idea put forth earlier, by Justice, reversed, of Buckskin Girl having somehow compromised someone. Because the three of swords appears in the seventh house, we must wonder if it was someone close to her, related to her, or possibly married to her. The eighth house, of debt, karma, joint finances, wills and legacies, and sometimes death, reveals the six of cups, reversed. There is an element of clinging to something that is outworn here; or perhaps infighting over a will or an inheritance.

The ninth house, which governs long journeys, gives us the two of pentacles, reversed. The two of pentacles reversed of points to written communication. Buckskin Girl was, indeed, involved in some sort of family business that involved infighting over monetary assets. In the tenth house, we have the Tower, which is a card of disruption and of "the tables being turned". The tenth house is all about ambition and social standing; and it is also the the house that governs fatherhood. This gives us another reference to legacies and wills. Perhaps a stepfather found Buckskin Girl's claim to an inheritance to be too cumbersome. Next, in the eleventh house, we have a woman, the Queen of Pentacles. As she is upright in this reading, I will assume that she is kindly disposed toward Buckskin Girl. The eleventh house governs social standing, friends, wishes, and dreams. Perhaps the Queen of Pentacles is someone who wants Buckskin Girl identified and properly buried. The last card, in the twelfth house, is the Sun. This is the house of secrets and secret enemies, and the Sun is usually a good card. What we are being told, here, is that Buckskin Girl trusted the person who committed the murder. Also, we are being told that while it happened in a location that was remote enough to elude detection, it happened in broad daylight. A less trusting nature and some inhibition could have prevented this murder.

By and large, Buckskin Girl appears to have been the victim of a family member who wanted to dominate inherited assets. Somehow, her presence and her testimony made her a liability. There was written communication involved, indicating that the murder was planned, not spur of the moment. The presence of pentacles, which are the dominant suit in the reading, give us north as a general direction to look for her origins, but there is a bit of confusion connected to this, as a couple of the pentacles are reversed. I think it is possible that Buckskin Girl had recently moved, and was either looking for work, or was residing with someone who was looking for work. If you know anything about this young woman, or recognize her, please call the sheriff in Miami County, Ohio, at 937-344-3965.

Monday, December 14, 2015

What Happened To Ashley Summers?

Ashley Summers disappeared from her home in July of 2007, when she was fourteen years old; apparently having run away from home. She telephoned her mom about a month later, but no one has heard from her since. So what happened?

We begin with the three of cups, reversed, crossed by the King of Wands. The three of cups reversed is often a message about excess, such as too much drinking, too much partying, ect. The King of Wands, taking his position crossing this, seems to be a clear enough message; an older male attempted to put a stop to the behaviors and excesses described by the three of cups reversed. Beneath this, we have the Page of Cups, reversed. This is a young person, quite possibly Ashley, who is a bit sneaky at times, and difficult. The nine of wands, reversed, follows, giving us a clearer picture of the impatience on the part of the King of Wands, and the defiance on the part of the Page of Cups. We have a rebellious teen.

Crowing the situation, we get the eight of wands, which is a card of infatuation and sudden decisions and actions. Somewhere in the background to this, Ashley had a love interest who inspired, and possibly assisted in her disappearance. Next, we see the seven of wands, reversed. This is indecision and anxiety; it is the fast forwarded "snapshot" of part of the situation today, over eight years later. Indecision and anxiety play major roles in the continued lack of resolution of Ashley's case. 

In the place of fears, we find the Queen of Pentacles. This is a woman connected to the situation, who was an adult at the time Ashley went missing. As she falls upside right, I will assume, for now, that she has Ashley's best interest at heart. The next card, in the place of environment, is the High Priestess. The High Priestess represents hidden matters and mystery, and this aptly describes Ashley. She has not decided to come forward yet. In the place of hopes, we have the ten of cups, which gives us two things: hopes of Ashley's well-wishers, hoping to find that she is doing well; and hopes of Ashley, herself, for happiness and family. As a final outcome, we have the Empress, which is an interesting card as an outcome. The Empress represents feminine influence and motherhood, and this is the energy at play, here. I think that the mother figure, and perhaps Ashley's own mother, is the voice to which she is most likely to respond, and in turn, the echo in her own life.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Erica Nicole Baker


Erica Nicole Baker disappeared in 1999, while walking her aunt's dog, in Kettering, Ohio. A suspect was prosecuted, but Erica has never been found. So what actually happened? 

We start with the Page of Pentacles, reversed, crossed by the King of Pentacles, which is also read reversed, here. This is a younger person with a tip or a story that is, for some reason, refuted. It is interesting to find it as the backbone of the reading. The King of Pentacles is a man who has somehow used either his power or his skill in an unethical way in connection to Erica's case. This is based by the three of pentacles, reversed. A general "aura", if you will, of not paying close attention to details, or not being very good at what one does.....either as employment or in other aspects of life.....plays a role, here, too. Then, we have the ten of swords. This is not a good card to find in a reading for a missing person. The ten of swords is a card of violence, and of violent endings, and it is a clear suggestion that Erica may have met with such a situation. 

The Page of Cups appears as someone with reliable testimony, but this testimony has yet to be heard. I am inclined to think that this is the person who, one day, finds the evidence, or finds Erica. In the meantime, the two of cups, reversed, appears to show that while one person is actually responsible for Erica's disappearance, two people participated in the cover-up. There may have been a quarrel underway at the time it happened, as well. 

The King of Wands, reversed, comes up in the place of fears. This is someone who is not likely to listen to any new information, and may be someone responsible for decisions concerning any new searches or legal actions connected to Erica's case. In the place of environment, we get the World, reversed. This is a suggestion that someone may have withheld information in this case, with ulterior motives. The Page of Swords appears as a hope, and this is a hope of hearing from someone who can testify to Erica's location and state what happened on the day she went missing. The final outcome is the Moon, reversed. Not only does this show that there has been deception in this case, but now there are practical considerations being imposed. The hope of finding Erica rests with the Page of Cups, who has not yet come into the picture. 

For a location, the three cards from the suit of pentacles, connected to the persons of interest, almost scream "earth", as in burial. Such symbolism would also take us north. But then, we have the two of cups, which tells of shallow water and takes us west. As both cards are reversed, I would not expect the direction to be very far in either direction. The World, reversed, also suggests that there was not a lot of travel. The reading suggests that Erica was taken two or three miles west, or northwest, and either buried in a very shallow grave or just abandoned. Whenever an interpretation to a reading ends this way, I always hope I am wrong, and I always hope the victim is found alive and well, in spite of the reading.