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.

Friday, June 24, 2016

What Happened To Eric Franks?

Eric Franks was last seen en route to Saginaw, Michigan. This was in 2011, and at this point, he is presumed dead; but what really happened, and how can it be proven? We will see what light the Tarot can shed.

This reading begins with Justice, reversed, crossed by the three of cups. Justice delayed is often justice denied, but the three of cups, here, promise an end to this scenario. Going into background, we have the Queen of Swords, a woman who is kindly disposed toward Eric and is looking for him. As she falls upside right, I will assume that she is either part of Eric's family, or law enforcement. Her efforts have pulled up quite a bit of reliable information. In the recent past, we have the Page of Pentacles, which in this case, is an important bit of information from a younger person. It may open up a viable avenue of search. 

In the place of possibilities, we find the ten of pentacles. The ten of pentacles is often an inheritance, or a monetary gift. Somehow, this is a factor; but it is something that never materialized, and is just an idea. In this case, it may speak of a possible motive for Eric's disappearance. In the place of things that will come to pass, we have the ace of pentacles, which is not quite as big of a windfall as the ten of pentacles, and often represents an opportunity rather than actual money, but this dynamic is involved in solving this mystery. It may be a reward for valid information. 

The Page of Cups, reversed, appears in the place of fears. This is a young person who is not very good at a skill to which he or she claimed excellence. This has also caused worry for the person responsible for Eric's disappearance. Next, we have the two of swords in the place of environment. Not only do we have people with information refusing to come forward, there have also been a couple of people who have tampered with evidence! This also may give us a clue in terms of physical location: swords usually point us east. All the of the pentacles in this reading have pointed us north, as well. The six of cups appears, reversed, in the place of desires. This is a false notion; an expectation of a a gift, or perhaps just an outworn idea, on the part of an involved party. It also shows that someone may be attempting to sell information! The last card is the Moon, which shows bad luck and secret enemies. It also, however; grants investigators an ability to "read by moonlight", in the dark, if necessary, to find this young man. The Moon is a water card, and points slightly west, but any westerly movement of clues is almost an act of nature. Going back to the three of cups, there WILL be an end to this. I always wish I had better news in readings such as this.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Zaden McKnight

Zaden McKnight, of Dayton, Ohio, disappeared two years ago. His mother< Nichelle, was found, along the Stillwater River in Ohio, murdered, and her killer later committed suicide; but no one has seen Zaden. Where is he, and what happened to him?

We start with the seven of cups, crossed by the ten of swords, which is read reversed, here. This is a message about an investigation that has too many different directions and loose ends, and of someone who is taking advantage of this, but there is an element of "power seeking". In fact, the original situation between Zaden's mom and the perpetrator may have had elements of power and ego as motives. It would not be the only motive, but power was and is important to this person. Beneath this, we have the ace of pentacles, which tells us that Zaden's mom had an opportunity, or an asset, that made her situation and her life look very enviable to this perpetrator. She probably did not see it this way, but someone else did. Following this, we find the eight of cups, reversed, suggesting a spiritual path abandoned for a material path. Also, it suggests a celebration of sorts, involving more than one perpetrator.

As a sad possibility for this, Justice appears reversed. The suggestion here is to keep pushing Zaden's missing persons case into the news, and to refuse to give on finding him. Once again, material assets are referenced, but this time, it is by the ten of pentacles in events that are yet to come. I believe the message is dual: not only is the motive for the crime about materialism, but the motive for resolution may be helped by an offered reward. Yet, this approach often works, so I will keep my fingers crossed.

The four of swords appears reversed in the place of fears. This is a fear of the perpetrator that the case will begin to move a bit more quickly, after being stalled. In the immediate environment of the situation, we find the Knight of Cups. Because he is upside right, I am assuming that he means Zaden well and wants to find him. This man is more of an investigator than a fighter. In the place of hopes, we see the Page of Pentacles, which is the tip, or the information, that police are hoping for. The last card is the five of wands, which indicates that a suspect is playing games. Somehow, "power games" and struggles are a lifestyle for the person who killed Zaden's mother, and although he is no longer with us, someone is still actively engaged in those games.

The ten of swords suggests that Zaden died the same day his mother died. I am hoping that I am wrong about this, but swords deal with air, words, and testimony, and it looks as if the killer was worried about Zaden's possible testimony. Pentacles point us north, and we have the ace and the ten of pentacles, along with a page. Because of the seven of cups which appeared at the beginning of the reading, I am inclined to conclude "seven along the river" and because of the ten of pentacles, I would also search "ten" from wherever Zaden was last seen. I think the measurement is miles, in this case. I will keep hoping and praying that I am wrong about this conclusion, and I will keep hoping for justice for both Nichelle and Zaden.