Forensic Astrology – The Disappearance of Toni Lee Sharpless
Toni Lee Sharpless was enjoying herself at a party in Brandywine, Pennsylvania, when she decided it was time to go. She was last seen between 3 and 3 a.m. driving away from her. An event horoscope can give you a lot of information about what happens to people during a specific time, so I threw in a horoscope for 3am to find out more about Toni’s disappearance.
There wasn’t much of a difference between 3 and 3:30am in terms of the Ascendant shift or major cusps, so I used 3am, which gives zero degrees of Leo ascendant: the first few degrees means there’s a developing new situation. He has left the party and is now heading home. Unfortunately, he never reaches his destination. Let’s see what the planets have to say.
Toni is represented by the Sun in Virgo in the third house; she is getting into his car to drive home. This weak location of the Sun shows that Toni had little control over the circumstances that followed. The third house is also worrisome because it contains the rulers of the eighth house of death, the seventh house of open enemies, and the sixth house of disease and misfortune.
I think Toni ran into foul play on his ride home. The ruler of the third house of travel, Mercury, is in that house and is about to turn retrograde, denying you easy travel. Saturn accompanies him in the 3rd; Two forces came into play to deny Toni’s safety.
Saturn, the harbinger of trouble, opposes Uranus in the 9th house, showing a possible car accident or a sudden breakdown due to mechanical failure. Since this is an opposition, I would suspect that this is an accident. The best testimony to this is a great malefic square in the cardinal signs: Mercury, planet of travel, opposes the Moon of Aries in the 9th house, and this axis is in square with Mars in Cancer in the unhappy 12th house of the misery.
Toni’s ruler, the Sun, rules both her and her car (2nd house). Whatever happened to her was related to a mishap of hers with her car: either she broke down and was hit, or she was in an accident and met foul play by ill-intentioned strangers.
A check of the positions of the fixed stars confirms the violence: Bellatrix, a malevolent fixed star of the nature of Mars and Saturn, is exactly parallel to Toni’s Sun and the chart’s Midheaven. The evil fixed star Procyon is parallel to the Moon. Both spell tragedy and foul play for Toni in the hours after the match.
In all my analyzes of unfortunate events, I hope to be wrong, and this case is no exception. The planets and their positions describe a sad fate, but hopefully Toni Lee will be found and the events of that tragic night will eventually come to light.
The horoscope for this discussion can be seen at: http://starsleuth.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/forensic-astrology-and-the-missing-toni-lee-sharpless/