Friday, July 17, 2009

The McDonald Family Murders

Did Jeffrey McDonald Kill His Family?

From The Jeffrey McDonald Case:

The case brings out much passion and emotions in people and continues to do so even after all these many years. Some people believe he is guilty, some believe him innocent, and then there are some "on the fence," so to speak, who are not sure one way or the other.

Colette was a beautiful, blond, twenty-six-year-old woman, who wanted only to be the wife of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald and the mother of his children and live happily forever. Their two children, Kimberley and Kristen, were both full of life. Colette was pregnant with their first son at the time of her murder.

This case starts on February 17, 1970, when the Military Police responded to a call for help in what was thought to be a domestic dispute. What they were to find would be a bloody murder scene that left them in shock and disbelief. Jeffrey MacDonald, the husband and father, was found alive and transported to the hospital for treatment. Colette, Kimberley and Kristen were transferred to the morgue.

The fact that MacDonald was left alive and with no serious injuries only adds more mystery to an already complicated case.

And so the mystery begins and has been going for years. Did a group of hippies break in and commit this vicious crime and leave him alive, or did he "lose it" for just a fraction of second and commit this crime only to invent the theory of having been attacked?

Freddy Kassab, Jeffrey MacDonald's father-in-law, was the biggest supporter of his innocence in the beginning, but over time he too became convinced that no one but his son-in-law was responsible for the murders. He was a patient man and was not going to just sit back and let MacDonald get away with it. He fought long and hard, and finally his fight came to fruition when he and his attorney, Mr. Cohen, and Peter Kearns went to Clinton, North Carolina for a meeting with Judge Algernon Butler. It was this meeting that was to lead to the grand jury investigation that brought the indictment against him, followed by the 1979 trial and his conviction of the murders of his family.


I had several readers email me about this case, interested to see if the charts showed that he really did do it or that he was not guilty after all. It seemed to be a new angle to me, to look at forensic charts in this way, so I thought I'd try it. It also inspired me to start analyzing birth charts for convicted criminals and see if there was anything new to be discovered there. You may be seeing those on the blog soon enough. But today I decided to take another look at this murder and see what the stars had to say. I mean, what if he truly was innocent and there was a vicious group of murderers running around out there, free? I just couldn't resist the idea.

The time lines are tricky and the data is old; a lot of the news sites have long since dropped their articles on the case since it was solved and all over with. But one of my readers, Jennifer, did a lot of homework in advance and emailed me time lines I could work with. But it actually came down to a short window of time after all because the murders took place in a short window of time and so I hoped this might be easy to pin. But I decided to start with the chart for the time when Collette was last seen, leaving her class. This is for 9 pm on 2/16/70.

Notice right away that Aries is on the seventh house cusp with Mars in Aries also in the seventh, giving Mars tremendous power and dignity. Venus rules the first house and is placed in the fifth house, so this shows Collette having fun at her class, doing something perhaps crafty or related to a hobby she had? But please also make note that Venus is under the Sun's beams, which spells danger ahead. Venus is in Pisces disposed of by Neptune in the second and is also square to Neptune from the fifth, so perhaps her classes were costing more money than she admitted? Or was she making money from her "craft" on the side and keeping it from her husband? Moon is in the tenth house in Cancer, in dignity, showing that she was out in public among other women, perhaps also mothers.

Uranus is at the first house cusp, telling us that Collette was doing something unplanned, or on the spur of the moment. Uranus is inconjunct Venus, the first house ruler, so we can assume this was an error in judgment, something she would regret. The Moon is square Uranus from the tenth, showing again that this was an unplanned impulse that she did not share with her family and would cause problems at home later on. Mars is notably square the Moon, hinting that her husband was not happy with her and this would cause a confrontation in time. Notable other omens in this chart are Saturn in the eighth, Pluto in the twelfth and Saturn angular as the ruler of the nadir. Interestingly enough, Saturn is disposed of by Venus, the first house ruler. This is an energy loop of influence that leads me to think that the murders were aimed at the wife and the children were "collateral damage". But we'll see if this is true as the time charts are analyzed.

Looking at the charts for the next hour, one every 10 minutes, I finally see that Collette gets home around 10:45 pm. Perhaps she stopped for food or for a pack of cigarettes or something. But she walks through the door around this time. Notice that Mercury is right at the nadir, at the fourth house cusp and what does this show us? That she was met at the door by the children. Jupiter in Scorpio is sitting in the first house so she is in a good mood, still jolly after spending some down time with friends doing something she likes. Please also notice that Mars has moved into the sixth house with Saturn right at the seventh house cusp. Her husband is not happy; in fact, he is stern and joyless, as if he has spent the night in a prison. Perhaps caring for the children made him feel this way? The Moon is still approaching a square with Mars so he is angry at this wife and there is a bit of a tussle when she gets home. Just the sight of her appears to make him tense and argumentative. But this does not produce violence at this time.

In fact, the chart for 11:45, an hour later, has Scorpio rising with the Moon in the ninth and Mars in the fifth. I think Collette has settled in and is reading a book. Venus, the seventh house ruler, is in the fourth house near the Sun; this is now Jeffrey's marker and it reads danger. Neptune rules the fifth and is placed in the first, so the kids are with their mother. Venus is in Pisces, also disposed of by Neptune, showing that Jeffrey is also in their company. So the family is altogether with Collette reading a book or doing embroidery, perhaps, and Jeffrey playing with the kids. The aspects show that he is in danger now, as well, perhaps as much as Collette or even more. Saturn and Pluto have moved into the background so everything is quiet.

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Now I have already peeked at the charts so I must tell you now that this is interesting. Things are definitely interesting. I do a chart for 1 am, assuming that the family must be winding down and the kids would be in bed. I see that Aries now rules the fifth and that Mars is in the fifth house, telling me that the kids are "in their place" or that part of the house belonging to "the kids"; this sort of contradicts Jeffrey's statement that they were "in his bed". I am not sure that is true. They may have been there earlier, where the charts showed them altogether, which would mean that Collette was there when the kids were "in the bed" and the child urinated. Look at how the seventh house ruler is right now at the nadir on the third house side. Is this Jeffrey leaving the house.. or is it someone else standing outside the door? Notice Neptune at the first house cusp while it rules the fourth. This seems to be saying that there is an "unknown" person at the front door of the house. Someone just outside. Neptune is also disposed of by Jupiter in the twelfth, another indication of a somebody hiding. It's interesting that Venus plays a constant role in the charts and that it remains under the Sun's beams the entire time. This is a sure sign of serious danger. To top this off, the Moon has now entered the eighth house. The Moon and Mars are the two strongest, most powerful planets in this chart and the sinister square forming between them is a catalyst for events. And finally: Pluto in Virgo is just entering the tenth house.

Another thing I must take note of in the chart for 1 am. Venus, the seventh house ruler, is at the nadir conjoined the node. This is a sign of a planned situation, a karmic event, something "destined". Often, it marks a carefully planned or staged event done for a specific reason. It often also involves more than one person. I am thinking that the arrival of this person or persons at the front door was a part of a staged or planned event. But Venus is under the Suns' beams and tells them that this new person, if it is a new person, is in danger themselves. Almost as if the threat extends to them as well, which is curious. Pluto, co ruler of the subject (victims), is rising towards the midheaven so it must be watched, as well.

I start pulling charts for every 20 minutes as I go along, watching for the aspects to form. And they do, right away. The Moon in the eighth house is a big fat omen I can't ignore. Pluto on the angle and Saturn backing through the fifth towards the fourth. But everything starts to crystallize for me in the chart for 1:30 am. Here, Sagittarius is now rising with Gemini on the seventh cusp. Jupiter in Scorpio is square to Mercury in Aquarius, showing me an argument or face off is occurring and this appears to be an argument between McDonald and his wife. The co-ruling Moon in the eighth is still squaring Mars in the fifth, showing me that the argument involves the children. There may be noise that gets their attention. Jupiter, the first house ruler, is nearly exactly opposed to Saturn, which is just now backing into the fifth. She is unable to protect the kids. She is too emotional and out of control. Also note that Neptune, the family home ruler, is now moving into the twelfth.

Here is the dose of poison for me. Notice the T Square involving Saturn opposite Jupiter squaring Mercury. What is the short leg of that T? Mercury. And Mercury rules the seventh house. The argument created enormous tension and frustration (the square) which had to find an outlet somewhere. So the outlet became the attacker; the rage was just forced out! The charts show the violence was aimed at Collette first. The attack on her began around 2 am. I say this because the first death pattern emerges at that time, with the Moon in the eighth house combined with Mars just entering the fourth. Saturn in the fifth in this chart tells me the children were locked out; maybe they were even locked in their rooms. The Moon-Mars pattern is telling us that violence occurred that ended in death. Jupiter square Mercury shows direct confrontation between the victim and her attacker. Interestingly enough, this aspect involves the eleventh and second houses, telling me that money was an issue in this murder. It really looks like someone had hopes and dreams that were being squashed by financial burdens. This harkens back to the earlier chart, where we could see that someone was angry about the money that was being spent on hobbies and classes.

Neptune in the twelfth says there is more to the story. Such as, I must ask, who was the person who either went out of the home or came to the home secretly at 1 am? Was this an act done by more than one person? Did someone have help from the outside? Or did Mr McDonald leave the home for a reason, secretly? Such as to retrieve a weapon or some other item he needed? These are questions that perhaps will never be answered. And then, moving on with the times, I want to see when the children come into danger and it is presented in the chart for 3 am. Why someone waited so long between killing mommy and killing the kids is a real quandary but it is a strong case for finding McDonald guilty. Who else could feel secure enough to spend this much time in that house? And who would have reservations about killing the children... only to decide after much consideration that he had no choice? Does this not sound like daddy? But the 3 am window works with what the coroner found, that the kids had died around 3:42 am. So look at the chart for 3 and take note of these pointers. Just after 3 am, Venus takes over the fifth house cusp. Venus is, as she has been all night, under the Sun's beams and near the node. Mars is still lingering in the fourth house squaring the Moon, now in the seventh. Saturn has also entered the fourth, showing that there might be dead people in that house. Also, the death of their mother might have forced the decision to kill them. Saturn, if you recall, was a part of bottleneck of the T square that rules the chart. It looks like the kids were a problem he could not find another way to resolve.

By 3:42 am, Saturn opposes Jupiter on the fourth - tenth house axis. This is a sure sign that everyone in the house is dead. Especially since Saturn now rules the first house. Notice that Mars is just moving out of the fourth house into the third while still ruling the nadir and squaring the Moon in the seventh. The attacker has stepped outside to gather his composure and to consider his options. He thought about taking the family out of the house but decided against it. Mars moving through the third is interesting; they do not know when the 911 call was made but I'd be willing to bet on 5 am or thereabouts because at that time the Moon would reach it's full square with Mars, which would then be still in the third house. He thought a long time about who to call and when and then did it when the Moon nudged him. And so all things considered it looks a lot like McDonald did this. There was someone coming and going from the house earlier in the evening but there are no aspects in the later charts to show that there was more than one person in the house. And who else would be there, arguing with his wife? To top it all off, who would wait over an hour after killing Collette to then decide to go about killing the kids? I think in this case the cops and the courts got it right. Mr. McDonald is where he should be.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Deanna Merryfield

Young Girl Visits Sister and Disappears

From The Charley Project :

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 22, 1990 from Killeen, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: February 2, 1977
Age: 13 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 115 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blond hair, blue eyes. Merryfield fractured her lower left arm two or three years before her disappearance. She has a scar on her upper lip. She has multiple tattoos, including her last name "Merryfield" with an unknown date on her neck, a yellow rose and the words "Texas Born" on her back, and a cross with lines on her ankle.

Details of Disappearance

Merryfield's family was having problems in 1990 and she was staying with her grandmother in Killeen, Texas that summer. She had completed seventh grade at Manor Middle School and was due to enter eighth grade at Fairway School in the fall. She and her grandmother stayed up late watching movies on the evening of July 21. After her grandmother went to bed, Merryfield sneaked out of the house and went to visit her twin sister, who lived with an uncle two and a half miles away at the Oak Springs Trailer Park on Dimple Street.

Merryfield's sister says Merryfield arrived at the trailer park at 3:30 a.m., riding in a brown vehicle driven by two men, one of whom may have been Hispanic. Merryfield knocked on the trailer window to wake her twin up and the two girls talked for awhile. Merryfield left with the men in their vehicle after her uncle woke up. She has never been heard from again.

Many agencies classify Merryfield as a runaway. She took no belongings with her when she vanished. Merryfield may have traveled to the Cave City, Kentucky area after her disappearance. Her mother has since died, but her younger sister is searching for her. Her case remains unsolved.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Killeen Police Department 254-501-8891


This is another fascinating case emailed to me by a reader. It does seem strange that a 13 year old girl is off on her own in the wee hours of the morning and even visiting her twin sister without raising alarms back home. The really odd thing about it is that she appeared at the sister's house with two men who had not harmed her and with whom she seemed to be on good terms. At least, she wasn't afraid or her sister would have known it. I guess such assumptions color my readings to some extent but I try really hard not to rule anything out. I like it when I'm surprised, so I am keeping an open mind with this one.

But when I look at the first chart, the one for when she arrived at her sister's house, I see right away that the facts are born out clearly and my assumptions, at least on the surface, are correct. Gemini is rising, Sagittarius is falling with Mercury in the third house and Jupiter conjoined the Sun in the second. Now, if Jupiter and the Sun don't look like two men then I'm not an Astrologer! And what else is Mercury in the third but a child in a car? I mean, textbook stuff here. Mercury is also disposed of by the Sun, telling me that Deanna went along with one of the men and the other, Jupiter, which rules the seventh house, was a third wheel. This third wheel, however, will play a big part in the night's events. Jupiter is disposed of by the Moon, which is Deanna's co ruler and is under the Sun's beams. This man is a danger to Deanna; the child is in danger and doesn't even know it. Venus rules the fifth house and is posited in the first, showing that Deanna was the only girl among them and the only child. Both men thought she was cute and did not think of her as a child; in fact, they thought of her as a woman.

Now, I am sure you are asking me why I am using a first house layout for a child. It is true I rarely do this but this girl was off on her own, making her own decisions, calling the shots without input or oversight from a family member. Whoever these men were they were not her guardians. She was "in the driver's seat", so to speak and in that light appears as an adult in the star chart. However, just as a cosmic postscript, the chart has Gemini rising with Mercury as her ruler, telling us in a roundabout way that although she is the boss right now, Deanna is nothing but a baby. But here are the omens we must watch from here on in: Saturn rules the eighth house and is placed in the eighth house as well but it is not yet a player; Mars is angular in the tenth house and is closing in as ruler on the cusp and the Moon is sinister to a square; Mercury, the first house ruler is inconjunct to Saturn and sinister; Uranus is trine Mars from the seventh and Neptune is in loose conjunction with both Uranus and Saturn and also placed in the eighth. All of these are dark reminders that although this child went off willingly at first something happened along the way because she never returned and has never been found.

Deanna spent some time with her sister, a half an hour or so, so she did not disappear entirely until around 4:30 am, when she left her sister's home. The lineup here has most of the players moving into the second house with the node in the eighth. I am believing that these men talked Deanna into going with them to "earn some money". The Moon is still near to the Sun with the Sun disposing of Mercury, which is still the chart ruler. Deanna put all of her trust and faith into the man she went along with, both of them accompanied by a third man. This third man must have either had the car or been the one with the offer for money. Why else would they have gone along with him, when the two of them were like 'a team'? Yet, strangely enough, it is the man she trusted, went along with and had an agreement with of some sort (the Sun) is the man who poses the most danger to her. Misplaced loyalties. Who hasn't done that?

Venus is powerful and angular, being conjoined to the first house cusp, while it also rules the fifth and 12 houses. These men considered Deanna to be beautiful and indeed she did have feminine qualities that men found attractive. The fact that she was so young was also a huge enticement. And with these planets this way I am starting to smell a rat. Between 4:30 and 5:00 am, Saturn takes over the Descendant. It is prominently placed in the seventh house. It is in it's dignity and disposes of itself, making it doubly powerful. Notice also with the Moon taking over the Ascendant, then the Moon is the sole ruler of the chart and that she is still in the second house, under the Sun's beams.

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It is my opinion that this child was coaxed to go along with an older male whom she thought of as a friend on a "money making" junket. Something like this: "we'll just be gone for day or two. We'll be back before you know it.. and you'll make a lot of money...". Juicy, no? Doesn't that sound great to a naive little girl who wanted to be a big girl? Her own money... wow! The thing that grabs me in this chart is not only that the Moon is under the Sun's beams but that the Sun and Moon are in mutual reception. This tells me that this little girl went along of her own accord, agreed to the scheme the men had hatched and had no idea that the man she trusted was a huge danger to her. At 4:30 am, the node is in the eighth house, Pisces rules the midheaven with Neptune in the seventh, near Uranus; Pluto is in the fifth and Venus is at the Ascendant. The out of sign conjunction from the Moon to the Sun tells me that this man was not related to Deanna; this was someone she knew outside of the family and perhaps was not known to anyone else. But the overall pattern here is clear; she went along with this men to make some money and I think the object was her attractiveness and youth. Neptune on the tenth often describes photography for me, especially with Venus at the Ascendant, which describes modeling. They told this girl they were going to make some money taking pictures and she liked that idea. But notice that both the eighth and the seventh house cusps are ruled by Saturn in Capricorn, placed near the cusp.

At some point before 5 am, Deanna was introduced to a third man. This man was older, rougher and totally unknown to her. This was the man who was "going to pay her" or "take the pictures" or "make her famous" or whatever other rot they told her. And this seems to play well for several hours, as the charts simply say they are together and doing something while Deanna still appears to be alright. But just before 7 am, the charts take a sinister turn and things get ugly. Aries takes the midheaven with Mars in the tenth squaring the Moon right at the Ascendant. Notice that Leo is rising and the Sun in Cancer falls just inside the twelfth at the same time. The seventh house ruler is now Uranus, which is in the sixth house. Heck, this is just a job to these guys; work that needs to be done. But at some point, they try to make her do things she doesn't want to do. This is "all in a day's work" by Mars in the tenth and Uranus in the sixth, but Deanna does not want to comply. The violence that ensues is enough to kill her. Seriously. Mars squares the Moon at the first house cusp as the chart ruler passes into the eighth. The Moon follows the Sun into the eighth house shortly thereafter, still under the Sun's beams. This altercation occurred between Deanna and the very man she came there with. In the course of "making money", when Deanna resisted he flipped out and pushed her or hit her or shoved her too hard.

Other aspects to note are Pluto being via combust way, the Moon is combust as well as under the Sun's beams, Jupiter is also under the Sun's beams, taking any joy or enjoyment out of the events that occur. The Moon is closing in on the fixed star, Asellus, an indicator of death by shooting. Asellus also describes sleazy, criminal people who are basically evil. So Deanna befriended some man who had designs on her and never told her family. Sound familiar? What 13 year old girl doesn't think she knows everything? And what she doesn't know puts her in danger all the time. The prominence of Venus in the early contact charts show that she was flattered by the attention; these men thought she was pretty and she liked that. But to be honest with you I have no idea where they took her and there is no indicator of location when she is killed. They are not "in a home" or "at a school" or "in the woods", etc... What I do see is the group of them huddled together somewhere, in fact a place Deanna either knew of already or had heard enough of to feel familiar there. The prominence of the Moon and the sign Cancer indicates that it was near the water. The exchange between the Sun and Moon makes me think of the beach because the imagery is of sunbathing or being in the sun near the water.

The placement of the ruling planets in the sign Leo make me think that Deanna was told she would be "a star", that she would acheive recognition and applause for her "work". She had a chance to "shine" and get attention. But Mars in Taurus comes to describe the actual work with Mars disposed of by Venus and Mars in the tenth. Mars in Taurus is square to the Leo planets, showing that the actual work was something Deanna did not want to do. A change of heart, in a way. Or perhaps she was shocked by what they wanted and refused. However and whatever happened, she began to resist and they ended up killing her in the process of forcing her. And so it is that the chart is telling us that Deanna is dead; she was killed the very same night she disappeared. And it was not a part of the plan. If anyone is still trying to find the man who did this, then they need to look in Deanna's close circle of friends and ask questions. Did she ever talk about an older "boyfriend" or a "secret friend" or a "man she knew"? She kept this from her parents in the way that all "know it all" teenage girls do but she may have bragged to kids in school or among her friends.

I will give one more thought to this case. The man who she trusted so much and went with that night, only to end up dead, is described by Jupiter in Cancer. This means he is an average sized man who tends to be chubby. He would have an oval face with curly hair, probably brunette. He could be a fire sign with expressive hazel eyes (I am thinking Sagittarius). He could be broad shouldered and thick, strong as an ox. Overall, he seems sympathetic and compassionate, easy going and gentle. He may also be conceited and somewhat arrogant, fond of flirting and having the attention of women. He may have had success seducing girls this way in the past and thought Deanna was a good target. Jupiter in Cancer often defines pleasure and joy around children and this could translate to more sexual attractions if the fire sign planets in the natal are adverse to Jupiter, the sign Cancer or the transiting placement of Jupiter in Cancer. It is my belief, from the charts, that this all occurred somewhere near the water and that Deanna was disposed of near the water. Saturn in Capricorn retrograde at the angles and ruling the eighth house for much of the evening, I would say that she would be nothing but bones when she is discovered. The ephemeris shows Saturn remaining retrograde for another 60 days. Since it is in a cardinal sign in a succeedent house, it makes this a matter of years. So she will not be found for quite some time, if ever.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lindsey Baum

Little Girl Goes Missing on Short Walk Home

From: ABC News:

t was a route Lindsey Baum had taken many times -- a 10-minute walk down a densely populated suburban street between her house and a friend's.

But on Friday evening, the McCleary, Wash., 10-year-old left her friend's house for home and disappeared somewhere along the way.

"I think somebody took her," Melissa Baum said of her daughter, who was ready to enter the sixth grade in the fall. "I'm trying to constantly push away the bad thoughts."

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said search efforts have escalated in the days since Lindsey's been missing from volunteers on foot -- still the most common tactic used -- to scent dogs, horses, all-terrain vehicles and helicopters.

"We're not ready to give up hope," Scott told

Baum said she last saw her daughter when Lindsey, along with her 12-year-old brother, Josh, headed out to Lindsey's friend's house in hopes she could get permission to spend the night at the Baum's house.

Baum said her children began squabbling over the use of Josh's bike on the way there and were stopped by a family friend who sent Josh home to end the argument. Lindsey continued on to her friend's house. When Lindsey's friend found out she couldn't stay the night, Lindsey headed for home around 9:30 p.m.

"When she wasn't home by 10, I started to get nervous," Baum said, adding that 10 p.m. is the curfew for her children.

She began calling Lindsey's cell phone, only to find that her daughter had left it plugged into the charger. Initially thinking that her daughter must have met up with friends in the neighborhood, Baum set out on foot to find her daughter.

But there was no sign of her. Eventually, her friend's parents joined the search by car. Baum even let her daughter's beloved German shepherd Kadence off its leash in hopes the dog would help find her. Finally, around 10:45 p.m., Baum said she called the police.

Baum described her daughter as outgoing, talkative and mature for her age. She loved to read and write and had big plans for her future.

"She insisted when she grows up she's going to be an author and an illustrator and a veterinarian," Baum said.


As I write this, this sweet little girl is still missing. Another case that has gone beyond the fabled "48 hours", which means it may never be solved. Or, as is the case too many times, it will only be solved by the discovery of this child's dead body. I don't want to sound disillusioned so I will give credit to the finds there have been.. Briant Rodriguez and Haylee Donathan, to name a few. But I cannot help but notice these are few and far between. Just because the media moves on to another big story does not mean these cases have been solved... or should be forgotten.

I don't like to do cases when they are very fresh because I like to give the cops time to do their job before I go putting my big foot in my mouth. But sometimes I just can't help but try, no matter what comes of it or what people say. After all, this blog is not about solving cases, that's up to the police, but it's about examining astrology charts to see if there is anything they can offer. And what great luck it would be if they did! So I am going to venture into this fresh case and see what I find and hopefully the chart will offer an answer or two.

The first chart I draw up is for the time when she was last seen, heading home along a familiar road. And if you look at the chart you will see what I see and it's startling. Capricorn is rising and Cancer is falling. Because Lindsey was on her own and expected to take care of herself, I am using the first house for her significator. The fifth house is often used but only in cases where: the child is under supervision by a parent or family member, the child is so young they cannot commandeer themselves, they are in the presence of a known caretaker or they have been taken from a safe place like a bedroom, which the parents or babysitter present. I make these distinctions to preserve the accuracy of the prevalent energies at the time of disappearance. Was someone else in charge or was the child on it's own? In this case, this child was making decisions and choices without the guidance or supervision of an adult. So I am reading her chart as an adult.

In this chart, the child is designated by Saturn, which is placed in Virgo in the eighth house. The seventh house ruler, or the person she is about to meet, is ruled by the Moon placed in Virgo also in the eighth house. This is a huge red flag! Notice also that the Moon is SINISTER to a conjunction with Saturn. This person is heading towards her, right on her path, and the implications of this are dire. Actually, the Moon being the co ruler of the subject, as well, it may well be that he or she FOLLOWED her and had already picked her out. The Moon is trine Pluto in the twelfth house, but the position is dexter, showing that violence was a part of the planning that went on earlier in the day. . The Moon will also translate the light from a conjunction with Saturn to a square with Mercury. Mercury is in the sign Gemini in the fifth house. Mercury in Gemini in the fifth house is a double marker for a child, indicating that this person (Saturn) was out looking for a child. This was no accident. He or she wanted a child. And looking at the eighth house, I would venture a bet that this was for sex (or money). The fact that he or she is a pedophile is supported by the disposition of Saturn by this Mercury in Gemini in the fifth. The whole purpose in this "expedition" was to grab a child. This is scary stuff, I know. But this is what this chart is saying.

The next chart, drawn for 10:30, shows the two of them are together. As the ascendants get ready to change, you can see that the Moon and Saturn are in the seventh house, together. As the chart is moving forward, I must point out a fascinating aspect. The Moon is collecting light in this chart. You can see that it is sinister to a conjunction with Saturn, which is trine to Mars in Taurus in the third. As the Moon closes on the conjunction, it collects light from the conjunction to a planet in a trine aspect and then makes the same trine aspect itself! What does this mean? This means that Mars, which rules the tenth house, represents a third person who is present in the home where this man takes the girl. This third person is on friendly terms with the child (Saturn trine Mars) but does not want this man to bring her along. The subsequent conjunction and trine from the Moon to both Saturn and Mars brings these two people together. Something is said, promised or otherwise compromised to get a third party to go along with this. Mars in Taurus is conjunct Venus, hinting at a partner (wife, husband, sister, brother, mother, etc..) to whom this other person must explain things. And because Mars is weak in Taurus and has no power in the third house, this person is the weak link in this event and could prove to be the break the case needs. This person is not comfortable with what he or she knows and could be made to talk. If you take the Mars and Venus placement back to the earlier chart, you will see they were placed in the fourth house. This indicates that they either live in the same home as the abductor or they were there in the home for some other reason.

So the Moon is cutting a powerful figure in this chart and exerting influence into every corner of the dial! She is translating light, collecting light and co ruling the first house, to boot. And remember that both the Moon and Saturn are disposed of by Mercury in Gemini in the fifth house, amplifying the fact that this event was all about a child; this person set about to get a child and Lindsey fell into the path. But then just after 10:30 pm, the Ascendant switches and the chart takes on a new light. It is now Aquarius rising with Leo falling. The seventh house ruler, the Sun, is also placed now in the fifth house, again iterating the interest in children. This chart is again reinforcing the idea that this person is a pedophile and the mission behind the madness was abducting a child. Interestingly, Uranus has moved into the first house. This double emphasizes Uranus as Lindsey's marker and must be thoroughly investigated. Uranus is in the Pisces, disposed of by Neptune, which is right at the rising cusp. Also note that these two planets are in mutual reception. Uranus is sinister to a conjunction, only minutes to be exact, to the fixed star, Scheat. This often points to death by drowning or, at the last, danger by water. The Sun, to note, is closing on an opposition to Phecda, a fixed star in Leo, which indicates sex addiction or deviant desires. Notice also that the Sun indicates our perpetrator and that Phecda is always disposed of by the Sun. Creepy. But what do the first house planets tell us about Lindsey's current condition?

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Well, for one thing, the lineup at the Ascendant looks scary to me, as if she might die later on. I say this because Pisces is about to take over the cusp and Neptune will be moving into the twelfth. But Uranus in the first in this chart tells me that, at 11:30 pm, Lindsey was alive and well. She may have not even been aware of the danger she was in. With Neptune at the cusp, I think she was secretly planning something, like escape, perhaps? Uranus in the first and ruling the first house cusp tells me she is capable of something unpredictable, something surprising. But notice this: Venus and Mars, our secondary planets from the translation of light, are squaring Neptune at the cusp. These people are going to figure out her plan, "out it", so to speak, and stop her. But even so, notice that Jupiter is right there along with Neptune, saying an awful lot about this little girl. She knew how to make lemonade out of lemons, for sure, and she was staying positive and happy even as things did not go her way. She was cheerful, upbeat and did what she was told, always believing that fairness would take precedent and she would not be harmed.

Also in this chart you can see clearly that they are in his home. The Moon, which co rules the chart, is placed in the seventh and disposed of by Mercury in Gemini in the fourth. Mercury in Gemini is the single most powerful placement in the chart due to the exalted placement and again reiterates the idea of children. Very young children. There may have been other children in this home as well as Lindsey. Because Gemini rules the fourth house cusp I am tempted to say that the home they were in was mobile; they were probably in a trailer park. A little later on, at midnight, in fact, the chart has changed again. Pisces is now rising and Virgo is falling. Mercury has moved into the third house so someone has gotten into a car or has left the home on foot. Saturn square Mercury from the angular seventh house tells me it might be someone leaving the house with another child. This is supported by the disposition of Saturn by Mercury and the disposition of Pluto by Saturn. Neptune, the first house ruler, has fallen into the twelfth house. Pluto has moved into the angular tenth, showing displays of aggression or violence. Perhaps this child was removed from the house when violence was used on another child. Sun in the angular fourth opposes Pluto in the tenth, so this violence was caused by a man, an older man.

The trine planets in the translation of light pattern, Venus and Mars, are in the second house now, showing me that they may own this home.. or be the landlords. And the fact that these planets are square to Neptune, the first house ruler, tells me that they are not kosher with another child being kept in the trailer. Read: Lindsey. They do not want this person to house another child in the trailer and when they see Lindsey, they are not happy. This is the reconciliation that occurred during the collection of light. This person promised them that Lindsey would not be staying; that she was only visiting. This gives me the feeling that there were several children already living in this home... or the home was an adults only community. Consider this when looking for the girl.

Neptune in the twelfth is not a part of a death pattern so I must back off my first assertion that she might be killed. I do not see her being killed during the first night anyways. She was hidden in the trailer, perhaps against her will, and this is why I see her plotting an escape. She may have attempted to run off earlier and been stopped by the landlords who were just minding her in the way that all adults mind children. I don't think they knew... that she was there against her will. Most adults just think that all kids are trying to run off and do their thing so they don't freak out when a kid tries to "sneak out" or causes a commotion trying to "get out". How many of us have had to restrain our own child in acting this way? I do not think they put two and two together. So this child was kept from running off while the abductor promised these people the child would be taken home later, when, in fact, he hid her somewhere in the trailer and kept her. He may well be keeping her now.

So here's what the charts are saying. Let's see if it helps at all! This person came across Lindsey on her way home and directed her to another location. This location is most likely a mobile home, manufactured home or trailer park in a nearby location to the place she was last seen. Other people were present but did not pay much attention except to say the child could not be kept there. There was no reason to suspect the child was being kept against her will; Lindsey did her best to be calm and agreeable, seeming to enjoy herself. Any attempts to run off where kept in check by these people who thought they were minding a child of a friend. Another child was present but was taken off when the time came to get control over Lindsey. Lindsey was manhandled and commandeered into a hiding place and possibly restrained. She may well be where they took her even now and she was taken by a pedophile who wanted her for sex.

The 1 am chart has one more thing to offer me. Aries is rising and Libra is falling, with Venus and Mars conjoined in the second house. She is being kept among personal belongings, or in a place where belongings are kept. Jessica Lundsford comes to mind for me, with her being kept in the John Couey's closet for days while he smoked crack and raped her. This man was a convicted sex offender and he was able to hide the child from the cops, in the house NEXT DOOR from Jessica's. She was not found, buried under the trailer, until after Couey was caught on a tip in Georgia. Imagine something like this happening again. This chart shows this person spending a lot of time in the same place with Lindsey. I am not quite ready to say this is a man for sure, although I am leaning that way, but the chance is out there that a woman did this. Too many strange things happen these days to just assume anything. One last note, before I move on to the abductor, I must point out that the Sun rules the fifth house while being placed right at the nadir. This reasserts the suggestion that Lindsey was being kept in a house or home. And then noting that the Sun is disposed of by the Moon, placed now in the sixth house, it is safe to say that she is in danger and not very happy or well.

This perpetrator is signified by the Moon in Virgo. This is why I am reluctant to say for sure it's a man, because of the feminine qualities of the Moon in the feminine sign Virgo. Even in men, Moon in Virgo has an "old lady" quality. But remember that we are not referring to birth charts or natal positions here, we are simply going with the imagery implied by a forensic chart. In this case, traditional descriptions ascribed to the Moon in Virgo include: a person of medium stature with an oval shaped face. As with all Virgos, a broad forehead and a straight nose. The chin may be pointed and the hair is likely brown. The person is probably thin and finicky about health, fitness and eating habits. This would be a reserved, trustworthy, quiet person that no one would fear. May be a writer, a reporter, a craftsman or artisan by trade. Could also be a school teacher, a custodian, a gardener, handyman or maid by trade but can be found in many different areas of service, including health care, fitness training and nutrition. As I have already said, this could be a man or woman and the purpose of the kidnapping may be sex but it could also be about money. Although outlandish and unlikely, this could also be an "old maid" type of woman who has been unable to have children but who has a yearning for a child and took this girl for that reason. This person is small and not very strong, not often aggressive and seems harmless.

Lindsey Baum is currently missing and her family is desperate to find her. If you have any idea, even a smidgen of information, or think you may have seen something suspicious, then do not hesitate to contact the Grays Harbor 911 Center at (800) 281-6944. Also, please have a look at this beautiful girl and keep her in mind. If you see her, think you see her or know someone who looks like her, then please also call the McCleary Police Department at (360) 495-3107.. They are following up any and all leads.


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Friday, July 3, 2009

Nevaeh Buchanan

Young Girl Found Dead While Her Killer Runs Free

You have all heard this horrible story about this little girl who was kidnapped and then found dead in a mud hole covered with cement. This would be shocking and unbelievable if we hadn't just had a young girl kidnapped, raped and found dead in a suitcase but a few months earlier. And this girl was found to have been killed by a woman, a Sunday School teacher, no less! It has gotten so bad in the world at this time in our history that nothing is beyond imagination. There are first times for everything and they are happening all the time.

And there are far too many of these cases going unsolved. Haleigh Cummings, Adji Desir, Amber Dubois, Haylee Donathan and Lindsay Baum, all children, all recently missing, their cases going cold. Even in this day and age, with forensic analysis, DNA, computer indexes, fingerprint databases and intensive media coverage with public involvement on a scale never seen before, we are not finding these children and when we are they are dead. And then we are not able to find out who did this to the child. The only thing we can do is pray and try to fight back, to reach deep into our hearts and souls to find solutions to the horrors that face us. There is something terribly wrong with humanity that it is cold and devious to this extent, taking innocent children to horrible deaths and not caring or even looking back. Who are these people? Are they human? Or are they demons of a sort, a scourge created by our demanding, cold society? Are they the victims of abuse and cold treatment, raised in unloving households, full of hate and confusion, taking out their childhood angst on other children?

I do not even begin to have an answer to this. I am sure you are all at a loss, as well. Great minds have been unable to fix this mess and here we are, still suffering with the results of what amounts to chaos. Anyone who can take a little girl like this and kill her cold and then leave her in mud and cement is unfeeling, uncaring, evil in my book. And this is why I am going to bravely try to read this chart, to try to find out who did this and where they might be now. I realize the odds are extremely slim that I would discover this in a useful, detailed fashion... I think even the most gifted psychic would struggle with it. But I am going to try. I am going to try to use the stars to find the answers to this horrible, unforgivable crime.

This child was last seen in a parking lot at 8 pm in Monroe, Michigan on May 24. Why the child was out and about at 8 pm by herself has come into question, but I have other cases coming up where children were out and about on their own at 9 pm and later. In my day, my mother had us all in bed at 9 pm. No excuses, no complaining. Not that I didn't sneak into the living room later at night and watch the old horror movies after she had gone to bed, but that was the extent of my daring do. And this was up until I was 16 years old! Yes, we were an old fashioned Catholic family... and this was the late 1960s... but why have things changed so much? It's beyond me. Frustrations vented, I will forge ahead with the readings. The first chart I drew up was for the time at which Nevaeh was reportedly last seen, 8 pm.

In this chart, I am going to read it for a child. Her mother is signified by the first house and Neveah, by the fifth. The fifth house ruler is Mars in Aries, which is placed in the fifth. Opposing the fifth house is the eleventh, which is the child's seventh house. This is ruled by Libra, with Venus being conjoined Mars in the fifth. This child is in a playground or play area with another person. Whether this is an adult or another child I am not yet certain. The Moon, co-significator of the child, is in the seventh house and too close to the Sun. This puts the Moon under the Sun's beams and right away screams danger. The Sun does not rule an angular cusp but it is in an angular house, conjoined a ruling planet. I am thinking that this represents a man who is right there, with the child. In fact, he is dangerous to the child. Both the Moon and the Sun are disposed of by Mercury, which is placed also in the seventh. Mercury is in Taurus and not conjoined, so this to me shows another child not associated with Nevaeh. Mercury is retrograde so the child is not aware of what is going on... or if the child was aware of something, she or he would be tardy in coming forward with information. Because both planets are disposed of by Mercury, it may well be that this other child is the reason they are all there. The older person may have been at first interested in this other child and then turned attention to Nevaeh. And Nevaeh may have actually been in the play area because she saw this other child already there. It is my opinion that Navaeh was already near or around her abductor at this time.

And then the charts start to show changes around 9 pm. This chart has the eleventh house ruler moving into the fourth house with the fifth house ruler following. He is taking her to a home in the neighborhood. Interestingly, the first house ruler, Jupiter, is in conjunction with Neptune in the third. This shows her mother moving around the neighborhood, either on foot or in a car. Neptune being the fourth house ruler shows the child is hidden nearby in a home; in the same neighborhood, it looks like. Uranus is angular at the fourth house cusp while it rules the third house, showing again that the mother and child are near each other in the same neighborhood. The child is being led to a home in the neighborhood, but one that is either out of sight or unsuspected. The fifth house ruler, Mars, is also sinister to a sextile with the first house ruler, Jupiter, showing no friction between the mother and daughter. I do not believe Navaeh ran away nor does the chart show her mother being involved. But the Moon is still under the Sun's beams, showing Navaeh to be in grave danger.

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And the chart for 10 pm shows the two of them in his home. He has taken the child to his home and that is where she is being hidden. And this is where he kills her. The next few charts show the child's murder clearly. At 10 pm, the fifth house ruler is Venus and it is conjunct Mars, the eleventh house ruler. This shows the child in the company of this man at his home; the Moon is still hovering under the Suns' beams, showing the person to be a man and that he is dangerous. These planets are in the sixth house. A traditional reading for the Moon in the sixth in a missing person or runaway chart is that the child will most likely never be seen again. The sixth house also shows illness or debility; it is as if the child is sick or near death. These two planets, the Sun and Moon, are both disposed of by Mercury in the fifth. Double marker for a child. And a big omen for me is the eighth house cusp; at 24 degrees of Cancer, it is now exactly square Mars, the marker for her abductor and closely square Venus, the marker for Neveah. He took her back to his home to rape her and kill her. That's the story in a nutshell.

One thing I must say in this instance. I do not see the Mother's markers at play in this chart. She is ruled by Jupiter for the most part and this planet makes no contact with the planets that are in play. It makes me think that she had no part in any of this and as bad as everything looks on the surface, she either did not know the person who did this or never suspected him at all. I think, in retrospect, that she failed the lie detector because she truly suspected her friend and thought he was responsible. I cannot say, from these charts, that he was in fact responsible. I just do not see ties between the abductors planets and hers. There is a sextile between her planet (Jupiter) and the markers (Venus and Mars) but this tells me that something she did made this easy... or just helped it along. By not watching her child more closely, for instance.. or by exposing her to different people and making her too accepting, perhaps. But I do not see direct involvement on the part of the mother. It's just not here.

And then comes the death chart. The planets start to line up; minute by minute, hour after hour, they fall into place. Saturn enters the child's fourth house at around 11 pm. This shows her being confined and held against her will. This is happening in this man's home. And then Pluto enters the child's eighth house at midnight. This shows violence, probably of a sexual nature. And then, just before midnight, Gemini moves onto the fifth house cusp with Mercury falling into the childs' twelfth house. She is restrained, sexually assaulted and killed. Mercury in Taurus rules the throat and Gemini on the fifth house cusp indicates the lungs or breathing. She was either strangled, smothered or suffocated to death. The Moon is still under the Sun's beams from the fifth house, showing murder to occur during a sexual act. The child's fourth house cusp at 0 degrees of Virgo is trine Pluto in 2 degrees Capricorn in her eighth house. Her first house Moon in Gemini is disposed of by Mercury in Taurus in her twelfth house. There is no doubt in my mind that these charts are saying she was suffocated or strangled to death just before midnight.

Now, I will make my usual weak stab at describing this horrible person. Start out, please, by knowing that he is in the same neighborhood and that he held, raped and killed this child not far from her home. The search for this man should start there. And then the chart defines him as Mars in Aries. Traditional readings give these descriptions of Mars in Aries: a man of medium stature, large boned and wiry. Long, oval shaped face with a broad forehead and high cheekbones. Thin and strong at the same time. Stand out ears set high on the head and short hair. What is described as a "military" look. This man has a long nose with wide nostrils that dilate when he's excited. He had reddish or red-brown hair with reddish brown or startling blue eyes. He has a "fiery" demeanor; hot headed, expressive, energetic and argumentative. He may be athletic and talented in martial arts or sports. Fast runner. He has a small mouth with a "smirky" smile. And his skin is rough, dry and probably freckled. Reddish, flushed tint. If a man who looks this way lives nearby or in the near neighborhoods, then he should be investigated. He would have a good reputation, known as a hard worker and enthusiastic. Not a bum, not lazy, not a trouble maker. The fact that he did this will be a surprise for everyone even though the warning signs were there. Often, society admires macho, controlling men without realizing the dangers they pose. Until they are caught doing something like this, they are admired as "strong", "virile", "masculine" and "energetic". In truth, they can be very twisted by their own proclivities, desires and needs that go unnoticed and not investigated by others.

All I can say right now is I hope they catch this man. He is bound to do this again.. and again. I hate it when it takes several murders or more for somebody to get caught... frame Ted Bundy in your mind. It is just awful that so many lives have to be taken for authorities to become aware of an evil in our midst. Of course, this is the price of living in a free society and no, I am not willing to give up freedoms in exchange for safety. We just have to be more aware, more vigilant, and willing to go beyond traditional ideology. Only when we are open to the idea that evil in our midst could be in the form of what we have come to believe is good will we be on the path to finding true security. It is in the intuition, the instinct, the "gut feeling" that truth comes through. We must learn to trust our hearts.

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