There are currently three active missing-person cases in New Hampshire that I’ve been following closely to judge the accuracy of my readings. These cases are starting to grow cold, and at least two of them may not “break” until the winter weather does the same. In the past I have accurately (but only belatedly) divined both the death and postmortem circumstances or location of several missing persons, and I sometimes wonder whether there might be a professional opportunity in assisting authorities with their detective work; I know that some police departments have brought in psychics to help. But until I have a major “before-the-fact” prediction that presages or at least closely parallels the solving of a case, I feel kind of “funny” about approaching law enforcement with the idea. I know they invite “any and all” leads, but I’m reluctant to stick my neck out in what are emotionally trying circumstances for the victims’ families. These readings are pretty much an unsolicited shot-in-the-dark anyway, and I’m not so sure that “unrealistic hopes” are any better than “no hope,” and may in fact be worse.
I know from the number of views I get for my missing-person posts that there is a strong interest in the subject and the divinatory techniques for approaching it. I plan to continue honing my methods on any new cases that emerge in New Hampshire, but have decided that the population is too large both regionally and nationally to have any chance of staying on top of it, so I don’t try. The futility is even more evident when it comes to “cold cases.” I’ve reached the conclusion that any disappearance which countless hours of investigative legwork have been unable to explain is unlikely to yield its secrets to me, and this has proven to be true, so I’ve backed off from doing them. As far as common themes or “signatures” in my readings, there are (as might be expected) frequent indications of forcible restraint by parties unknown, and a more-than-coincidental occurrence of the suit of Cups that suggests drowning or concealment in water. Here is a slightly out-of-date list of my results:
I have a handful of spreads that I use for this purpose, in addition to the “lost item” horary astrology routine of John Frawley that works just as well for people. The best (or at least the simplest) of my relevant spreads is probably the “World of Hurt” missing-person spread.
Following that in effectiveness but much more complex is the “Train to Nowhere” missing-person spread, which gave me my first nationwide success, a young woman in California who drowned in the Yuba River. Not the kind of success one hopes for, but correct nonetheless.
Another auxiliary technique, my “State of Undoing” table, is intended to indicate whether a missing person is still among the living; I use it with a two-card pull. Predicting death is something I don’t do as a matter of principle, but in these situations the possibility is unavoidable and must be taken into consideration.
When attempting to determine the whereabouts of a missing person, I turn to my “Astro-Tarot Location” map.
I also have a sub-routine that I use when the circumstances of disappearance shown in the other spreads are improbable due to the immaturity of the victim.
Once a homicide has been confirmed, I have a “whodunit” spread and also a technique that tries to identify the initials of the perpetrator.
So far, tarot has given me roughly a 55% success rate among those cases that have actually been solved (most have not); unfortunately, all but one of them presumed the death of the individual. This compares to a slightly better than 70% success rate in helping people find lost items with horary astrology. This marginally-better-than-random result may be because I pull the cards myself after posing the question based on new articles in the local paper. If I can get in on these situations early, I could have the people who are most affected (family and friends) ask the question and shuffle the cards, which in my experience always works better. There is a stricture in horary astrology that if you don’t have a valid personal reason to know the answer (and I don’t mean just getting paid by your clients), you can’t expect to receive an accurate one. This is something that I only loosely obey in my own practice, but it may have some relevance in tarot reading as well. (To be honest, though, it could be argued that helping someone find the truth who has a legitimate need-to-know is a perfectly reasonable basis on which to become involved.)