Saturday, February 14, 2015

Kelsie Jean Schelling

What happened to Kelsie Jean Schelling, and where is she? It has been two years since she was last seen, in Pueblo, Colorado. She disappeared on February 4, 2013, and her car was found a week later. 

The reading starts with the basis of the eight of swords, crossed by the Queen of Pentacles. This beginning already looks like the story of being trapped somewhere; the Queen here is a dark haired woman, possibly Kelsie, herself. The eight of swords is a card of forced inertia....inability to move in any direction. As a location, a run-off stream or drainage pond is suggested. I would expect to find a few buildings nearby, but not close enough to see the water clearly.

Beneath this, as a precursor of the action that led to this situation, we have the Page of Pentacles. Pages are sometimes messages, sometimes ideas, and sometimes young people. I think that the card is referring to the last phone call she made, or the last message she left, when she parked her car in Pueblo. Someone she knew was even anticipating her call. This is followed by the Emperor. The Emperor is the "father" card in the Tarot, and this is a person whose actions here were motivated by the energies associated with fatherhood. It is noted that Kelsie was about eight weeks pregnant at this time, so it is possible that the Page of Pentacles has a double meaning as a message/phone call and Kelsie's pregnancy. The next card is the two of swords, which is a stalemate. There was a disagreement over something, and no compromise was reached. And....I do not like what I see next; the ace of swords. Someone forced his will in the disagreement. 

The staff appears to show us how the perpetrator thinks in this case. It starts with his fears; represented by Justice. This person is worried about justice. It's another card I do not like to see in 
this position, because it's telling us that there is someone out there who is concerned about 
getting "found out". The next card, describing this person's actions and surroundings, is the seven of swords, reversed. He made sure that he left no clues in any obvious place. The next card is the Page of Wands, reversed. This represents bad news, and it is in the place of fears, so it means that this person is deeply worried about the news that information has been discovered about Kelsie. And the last card is the Empress. This card often appears in a reading for a pregnant woman, or for a mother. The Emperor also appeared in this reading. I think we can safely assume that parental energies played a role in the dynamics. Also, instruction and possibly counsel are alternative meanings of the seven of swords when it falls reversed. In addition to a suggestion that the perpetrator has "lawyered up" already, it's quite possible that one other person, besides the perpetrator, knows what happened to Kelsie, and may have even assisted in some small way and left evidence behind. There is also a woman pushing very hard for Kelsie to be found, another double meaning here; this time, the Empress. Also, with the Empress, I am getting a picture of seeds and planting...perhaps that somehow becomes a factor in finding Kelsie. The strongest compass direction I see in this reading is east, suggested by the heavy presence of swords.  I wish the outlook had been more positive. I will keep Kelsie in my prayers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Solarspectrum Sister Site

Solarspectrum Tarot now has a sister site where you can get a personal reading! I am pleased to present Solarspectrum Tarot Inspiration And Readings.

Friday, February 6, 2015

How Can Morgan Martin Be Found?

Morgan Martin has been missing since July of 2012. I got a request for an update, not too long ago, and I decided that the question should be, "how can Morgan be found?"

The first three cards, representing the past, are the eight of pentacles, reversed; the three of swords, and the nine of wands. I hate to see the eight of pentacles reversed in answer to this question, because it means that someone whose job and skills are specifically to find Morgan have not done so, and have been a bit derelict or inexpert. It is followed by the three of swords, which screams infighting and political problems within a community or organization. So we have disagreements among professionals about finding missing teens, such as Morgan Martin. It's followed by the nine of wands, which describes waiting. There is also an air of preparing, on someone's part, for a different approach.

The three cards I drew for the present are the five of pentacles, reversed, the Magician, and the World. The looks much more hopeful; the five of pentacles reversed tell us that someone will be able to look at this case with "new eyes" and actually find some useful clues. The magician is someone who is an expert in the field. When he shows up in a reading, that means that skilled help is available, and that is what is needed here. The world is a "success" card....also a "completion" card. When this card appears, we often see movement is a matter that has been dragging, so it is a good card to see for Morgan's case.

For the future, I drew the Page of Wands, reversed, the Page of Swords, reversed, and the four of swords, reversed. This is a message I do not like. The Page of Wands reversed is bad news, plain and simple. It may represent the one piece of information about this case that no one wants to hear, but a possibility that everyone, by this time, understands. The card is followed by the Page of Wands, also reversed. This is a person, and as the card is reversed, this person is lying, and probably has been lying all along. He knows where to find Morgan, and instead of just telling the truth, has lied and gotten away with it, so far. The last card is the four of swords, reversed, which tells us that there will be some sudden action on the part of the upside down Page of Swords, where before, there had been inaction. Something will make him nervous enough to try to run, or move away. Swords also have a lot to do with spoken words, and as we have seen the Magician appear in this reading, I think spoken words, in the form of testimony, will help solve this case. Either the Magician is already hot on Page's trail, or he puts together a case based on tips, or testimony from someone with information....that is how I see Morgan's case getting resolved. Don't give up.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Virginia Welch

Virginia Welch, of Roanoke, has not been seen since July of 1982, when she was last seen alive by her roommate. In 1982, there were no cell phones or email, and all other traceable clues of her to day life stopped at that point, in 1982. We will see if the Tarot can shed any light on her situation.

We have a basis of the Queen of Swords, crossed by the Knight of Cups. These are two people, a man and a woman. The woman was an adult in 1982, and because she falls upright, I will assume she means Virginia no harm. If this queen is not the roommate, she may have actually seen Virginia after her roommate saw her; if not, her testimony is more relevant. The Knight of Cups is a young man who distracted Virginia and the Queen of Swords with a plan or a new idea......a plan that had not been properly researched.....and that was the end of the conversation. For some preceding background, we find the Page of Wands, reversed, which I think is not a person in this reading, but the whole situation......this page in reversal represents bad news, unplanned catastrophe, and indecision. There was a problem with Virginia acting against her own better judgment in connection to the Knight of Cups.

Behind this, we find Justice. Justice is upside something important happened that actually had a well balanced start. But then, Justice is immediately followed by the reversed Page of Cups. This is connected to the knight, and indicates deception. So far, it is starting to look as if Virginia may have stumbled into a situation involving crime, or police matters, and someone hiding information determined that Virginia was a threat. Something else to note is that the number of the Justice card is eleven. Perhaps that related to location, or the name or part of an address or description of a location. The next card is the three of pentacles. This is a completely different direction than the one we have followed via the other cards: matters connected to Virginia stop, and the Knight of Cups moves on. His job is described here in this card....he was either in construction or a job connected to driving from one site to another. As a location for Virginia, this would indicate near someone's workplace, or near her own workplace. Pentacles are "earth" cards, but before we determine that she has been buried, lets see what the other cards tell us.

The first card on the staff is the Hierophant. Virginia did not always want to conform to mainstream
ideals, and this was part of the reason she disappeared. I am almost seeing an effort to "go against the grain" at times. In the place of environment, the Star comes up. This is a card of hope and enlightenment, but as it relates to location, it is interesting to note that Roanoke is called the "Star City of the South". Could she still be in Roanoke? Rivers and water are also suggested on this card, and possibly boats and places where two bodies of water meet. The three of cups appears to tell us that there was a difference of opinion that made the friendship between Virginia and the Knight of Cups a bad "political" choice, meaning that she could not stay associated with her and still keep all of his other friends. It also points to an "air'related" death, possibly strangulation or suffocation. The reading ends with the six of cups, looking back on past relationships and childhood, but not making new memories. This is sad, and I wish this reading gave us something happier. Pictured to the left is the Roanoke Star, on Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.