As I begin to work on missing persons and cold cases more every day, I don't only look to my psychic and mediumship abilities, I also look to the ancient tools and wisdom available that may provide yet-to-be-revealed clues and insights that traditional investigative methods may not garner.
One tool I use is the Tarot. I often find the imagery, symbols, numbers, and meanings of the cards in the major and minor arcana quite useful when giving readings for cases.
Another tool I'm just beginning to use is astrology. I've been fascinated with the wisdom of astrology since I first learned what "my sign" was back in junior high, and finally got serious about studying it about a year ago. Not only does it give insights into personality strengths and areas we need to be mindful of, but I've also found that when reading for cases, it can provide incredible insights into the victims, suspects, circumstances, physical surroundings, and motives in missing persons and cold cases alike.
According to Kristy McIntosh in Criminal Astrology: Volume I Understanding Crime Charts, each house corresponds to an aspect of the crime, and can give important new clues and insights into ever manner of case.
This is a brief overview of the meanings of the houses as it relates to forensic astrology:
1H (first house): Represents the victim, or person in question. Indicates physical appearance. Also, the placement of the planets in this house can show us what was in front of the victim at the time.
2H: Indicates if the person was a victim of trafficking. Also is the house of 'self', so analysing the information here can give great insight into the victim.
3H: Indicates if communication, or an argument was a factor in the crime. Also if and what kind of vehicle was used.
4H: Indicates if a family member was involved.
5H: Indicates if some type of festivity, partying or celebratory event was happening at the time. Also, if an affair was taking place.
6H: Indicates if the victim's normal routine was disrupted by another person. May also indicate if a stalker was involved. Also, it's the house of physical health, hygiene, type of work chosen, hobbies, and children.
7H: DETAILS OF THE CRIME: This is one of the most important houses to analyse when reviewing charts related to a case. The information indicates the appearance of the perpetrator(s), possible motivation. and if there are any connections to other people or evidence.
NOTE: 1H (victim) and 7H aspects -- geometric angles formed between planets and the angles of the houses (Reed, 2019) -- show additional important relationships between the victim and suspect(s).
8H: Indicates if the person (if it's a missing person) is deceased, or if that's already known, how they died. This is also the house that represents shared resources/finances, and intimate unions, so, the planets in this house and the sign this house is ruled by will indicate if money or a romantic motive is at play.
9H: Indicates if travel or moving of a body has happened. Also is the house of higher education. morals, and ethics.
10H: Indicates if the story will become public, and/or if the crime was witnessed. Shows how law enforcement or the government handle(d) the case. Also gives information about the authority figures in the victim's life.
11H: Indicates if friends of the person know what happened.
12H: Indicates if the person will be found (not likely), if they are found in an enclosed area, hidden, buried, or kidnapped.
Theresa Reed, better known to those of us who love her as @TheTarotLady, in her down-to-earth book, Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) dddd
This is a brief overview of the meanings of the hemispheres as it relates to forensic astrology:
Northern (1-6H): The nature of the subject of the chart is more private, and closely tied to their roots/home. The geographical location of the crime is more likely closer to the person's home.
Southern (7-12H): A stellium (cluster of planets) in this hemisphere indicates a more public case or person. This could mean the crime was committed out of state, or that the person was taken away from their home.
Eastern (10-3H): This indicates a highly motivated person, and is where the foundation of the case lies (sowing the seeds). Could indicate the childhood and psychological issues of the suspect (if this is their chart).
Western (4-9H): This indicates that some type of "nudge" needs to be given. A stellium in this hemisphere could mean that the case is stalled, or a deeper investigation may be required. This hemisphere is where the person is waiting for things to happen, as opposed to making them happen. This could also indicate a hesitation when the crime was committed.
Astrology is not only a valuable resource for our personal lives, but forensic astrology can also allow those who are missing or have been silenced by death to speak to us again,
McIntosh, K. (2018). Criminal Astrology: Volume I Understanding Crime Charts. Self-published by the author.
Reed, T. (2019). Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious). Weiser Books.