I got a comment about Kara Kopetsky today, so I decided to see if an updated reading would give me more detailed information or impressions. She disappeared from the Kansas City area in May of 2007, at age seventeen. Her picture and contact information appears to the left. I did a horoscope layout for this reading.
In the first house, describing the general state of the case, we have the four of cups. This card is the picture of discontent; any help that is offered is not accepted, and no progress is made. This pretty much sums up the attitude of law enforcement here, unfortunately. Next, in the second house of money and finances, we have the Hanged Man, reversed. To go along with the discontent we see in the four of cups, we see a flat refusal to make any sacrifices or earmark any funds budgeted for search efforts for this case. In the third house, communication and short journeys, we have the four of swords. This tells us that the case has been "dormant" for awhile. It also hints that Kara, herself, has been in the same place for a very long time. In the fourth house, the house of environment and also the latter days of life, we find the nine of pentacles. This suggests a house with a garden.
The fifth house gives us the four of pentacles, which is another "stinginess" reference. It seems that there is a serious resistance to spending any resources on finding Kara! The card has appeared in the house of creativity and pleasure, so it applies to spending any time on new ideas, tips, or leads, as well. In the sixth house, of day to day relationships, we find the six of pentacles, which we also noticed in the first reading I did for Kara. There is a perception that "important" people on the political "totem pole" come first in both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. The police in both states feel justified, somehow, in not bothering to look any further.
In the seventh house, of partnerships, we have the three of wands, which is an offer of help to find Kara. Perhaps more than one offer. We also have a water reference on this card, too. The idea put forth is looking out across a river into another land or territory for assistance, and this would fit the Missouri/Kansas area in this case. The eighth house, of death, legacies, and debt; shows the Hierophant, reversed. Despite law enforcement, Kara will be found, somehow, by unconventional means. This is followed up by the appearance of the Devil in the ninth house, which rules the "establishment", law, and long journeys. The Devil is often a card of bondage, and for some reason, it seems that there is a deliberate attempt on the part of law enforcement to keep this case from being solved. This naturally opens the door for the case to be solved another way.
In the house that governs career and social standing, the tenth house, we find the nine of swords, reversed. This can mean imprisonment; or just suspicion and shame. Its appearance in the house of career is a bit troubling; however. It suggests that someone who should have been able to solve this case with routine police work dropped the ball and didn't manage the whole thing very well. Moving along the eleventh house, of friends, hobbies, and social life, we have the Queen of Wands, reversed. This is a jealous, ill tempered woman who is somehow connected to the effort to close Kara's case without solving it. And in the twelfth house, of secrets and secret enemies, we have the King of Swords, reversed. Court cards from the suit of swords are often members of law enforcement or officials of the judicial system, and this appears to reiterate what has been suggested by the rest of this reading: a member of the police force handling Kara's case has deliberately failed.
This reading is not terribly different from the initial reading I did, a couple of years ago. I think I got a clearer idea of the "water" reference: a river big enough to support travel and commerce, and also big enough to serve as a boundary of sorts. I also still believe Kara was killed by a young man; and I think it happened in a residence, where he had enough privacy to commit such a crime without alerting neighbors or bystanders. A difference in this reading is that while the last reading hinted a bit at law enforcement only caring about "politically important" cases, this reading came out and said it! This reading contained much, much more about the investigation, and why it failed, than the last reading. Once again, I wish I had something more positive, and I hope that Kara is found soon.