In her judgement, Judge Marilyn Milian decried the volatile relationship, saying that each of the couple needed to move on from their on-again-off again five-year relationship.
You’re like drugs to each other. You’re addicted to each other.” She further added that the pair ‘grow up’ and ‘move on’ for the sake of the 3-year-old twins they had together.
Less than two hours after the episode went to air, one of the parties in the dispute disappeared. Any sleuth worth their salt would have been on alert, while an astrologer would turn to the heavens to explore the synastry charts.
We come to this case almost three years later, by invitation, with the basic information that we need provided to us. As is our want to do, we generate the charts before we learn the full story.
- Event: video 3:18pm 17 November 2011
- Missing person: Michelle Loree Parker – DOB 20 Jan 1978 (time provided)
- Primary suspect according to LE: ex-partner and last to see Michelle, Dale Wayne Smith Jnr – DOB 28 June 1971
Further POIs for us to check their astrology if birth data becomes available:
- Father of suspect: Dale Wayne Smith Snr. Address at the time of the event – Rose Boulevard, Orlando, FL
- Mother of suspect: Tamara Smith – ditto address (died Summer of 2014)
We have two charts to generate straight up – one for the atmosphere in Orlando Florida that afternoon to interpret any general tension in the air and the second to explore the synastry of the couple whom had faced up in court; parents of the 3 year-old twins.
Astrology is a pseudo science and not accepted in a court of law. We generate charts with computer software and interpret from classic texts. The charts are snapshots of planetary positions against the zodiac at particular points in time.
This first chart is a freeze-frame of the planetary positions over Orlando at 3:18pm when Michelle’s car was caught on video arriving to drop-off her twins to their father at South Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, Florida.
- Pluto is at the mid-heaven. Apart from being a primary forensic indicator, Pluto represents power. We can expect a power-struggle to be top of the agenda at this time.
- Sun (orange) square Neptune (turquoise) – illumination of deception; hypersensitivity. The Sun is in the 8th house of death/transformation indicating an ending while Neptune is in the 11th house (opposite the 5th). This is likely a confrontation in relation to the children (5th house matters).
Note also that the Moon in the 5th house (driving needs at the time) is almost in quindecile aspect to Neptune – obsession pressure is building and will climax shortly.
The judge certainly had these two pegged. This is not a match made in heaven. It is an obsessive to the ‘enth degree, relationship.
However this is a good example of why we should all generate synastry charts when someone new comes into our lives as a potential partner. You don’t need an astrologer to tell you that this is going to be a highly volatile relationship.
Fortunately we have the birth time for Shelly Parker and so can view the relationship through her eyes. The inner wheel is the birth horoscope for Michelle Parker and the outer wheel that of Dale Wayne Smith Jnr (mid-range moon as time unknown). Be aware that this is Shelly’s version of the tension in the relationship.
- There is inevitably that karmic effect present in this bi-wheel with the man’s Lunar nodal axis on the horizon line conjunct Ascendant and Descendant; the beginning and the end.
- Natal Sun-Venus (orange-pink) quindecile ascendant – naturally self-obsessive with how she presents herself to the world; Shelly would like to be seen at her best, at all times.
- Natal Sun-Venus is also quindecile with the man’s South Node – he likely struggles with this attractiveness to others that she presents; possessive.
- Natal Mercury (yellow) quindecile natal Moon (blue) – again we have personal obsession, this time with the need to communicate and probably way too much information. She does need to button her lip more often.
- Natal Mercury is also square natal Lunar nodal axis – a tendency to intense sudden attractions; quick liaisons.
- Natal Mercury opposite the man’s Sun – he highlights and encourages this communication between them as it boosts his ego (Sun).
- Natal Uranus quindecile the man’s Saturn – he’s more conservative and she’s more avante-garde; the new versus the old struggle creates struggles for control. Uranus in the 4th is the desire to enjoy changes in the home, more so than someone more conservative. Again it is obsessive and an unhealthy struggle between them.
- Natal Lunar nodal axis conjunct his Uranus – they likely jumped straight into their relationship throwing caution to the winds. Being on the cusp of the 3rd house, likely due to their connecting on a perceived ‘unique’ communication level.
This is borne out further by his changeability/moodiness of natal Sun square Uranus caught up in this creating a square to Shelly’s Mercurial nature. We could continue with the interpretation of this synastry chart, however I leave that for others. This is a very toxic relationship.
Shelly (Michelle) has her natal Sun at the opening degree of Aquarius, raw and unsophisticated in the new energy and with the Gemini Moon, she’s just far too over-the-top for a Cancer Sun-sign man with the ‘need for detail’ Virgo Moon. She would bring out the worst in an analytical, security-focused character such as Dale Wayne Smith.
We continue our initial forensic astrology enquiry in an effort to locate Michelle. I am sure this man has a violent history that will continue to hold our attention beyond this case, however our priority is to find Michelle if we can. We generate our next charts; two bi-wheels.
Again having the birth time of a victim proves to be all important. We have the perspective of the event to view the person’s tension through the angles and houses and then we can flip the chart to read from the perspective of the character interacting with the environment.
This is a good example of how we filter/interpret incoming information. The first bi-wheel reveals the heavenly input and then when we flip the chart we have the added dimension of how Michelle filters the information. We as astrologers rarely get this opportunity.
So these charts are generated at the time of 3:18pm, 17th November 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
- tr Sun (in the inner wheel) is not in tension – Shelly is dropping off her twins to their father, before she returns home to prepare to go to her evening job.
- tr Moon (blue) in the 5th house (children) quindecile natal Sun-Venus – the juggle of children and work (career rather than everyday work matters) is obsessively her driving needs PLUS
- tr Moon square natal Uranus – sudden changes in behaviour; impulsivity to fulfil needs PLUS
- Natal Mercury (yellow in the outer wheel) at the mid-heaven – she’s ready to let-it-rip; go OTT PLUS
- Midpoint of natal Pluto/Lunar South Node=Descendant;opposite the ascendant. – uncompromising with her ex-partner PLUS
- tr Jupiter (green) square natal Sun-Venus AND natal Mars – inflating the sense of self in relation to home and career; likely aggressive.
- tr Mercury conjunct natal Neptune (turquoise) – an alert imagination; jumping to conclusions likely; in the realm of ‘fantasy’.
Note: What we do have here in this bi-wheel is a likely locator angle that we can follow with transiting Neptune opposite natal Saturn (forensic indicator for a body). We flag this point of reference…
The second chart has further input to the extent that we note that the transiting Moon is exact Shelly’s ascendant. Her needs come first.
- tr Saturn is in the 1st house (self-control influence) as well as natal Mars – running hot and cold attack and withdraw, attack and withdraw – HOWEVER
- natal Neptune is in the 7th house of her relationship with Dale Smith. There is underhandedness and subterfuge present in her attempts at manipulation of control.
- Shelly is also of the belief that her motive is ‘putting her children as her priority’ (major activity in the 5th house) rather than accepting that the drive is self-generated (from the 1st house). If she is unaware of this due to her nature, we do not know.
Before we proceed to a cartography exercise, we need to check Dale Wayne Smith’s chart in relation to the disappearance of Shelly Parker. Check whether his chart corroborates her story.
The date holds relevance for this man. It illuminates the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in his natal chart. This aspect alone in the natal chart indicates to us that he is likely self-indulgent, ‘tricky’ with the letter of the law (Jupiter) and open to rumour and scandal.
- With the Sun transiting in Scorpio conjunct this natal weakness of character – ‘stirring for the sake of stirring’; power games and in the 8th house (death and transformation) – very dangerous territory. PLUS
- tr Neptune square the same conjunction – generating subterfuge to his actions PLUS
- tr Neptune quindecile natal mid-range Moon – personal needs drive the obsession for his actions PLUS
- tr Lunar nodal axis square natal mid-range Moon – traumatic situation creates a highly emotive reaction
- tr Moon (blue in the inner wheel) conjunct natal Lunar nodal axis – a highly emotive situation; children are bound to be traumatised by what happened as well
- tr Pluto at the mid-heaven opposite natal Sun (ego) – power struggle is uppermost while the ego is at it’s lowest point.
- Midpoint tr Mars/Saturn= natal Pluto – the need to take control overrides ethics and morals (6th house); forcing an issue accompanied by strong anger. This is the aspect that reveals this man a the perpetrator of violence. PLUS
Asteroid Nessus #7066 (the betrayer in Greek mythology) is transiting in the heavens exact conjunct this man’s Natal Mars at 20°Aquarius. Dale Wayne Smith is likely feeling betrayed as another man has entered the affections of Michelle and threatened to take precedence in her favours. A jealous rage likely erupted.
It is from here that a trail of deceit and subterfuge is laid. Once we check the facts, it has been suggested that there had to be others involved in a cover-up; namely Dale Smith’s parents as suggested by LE actions after the event.
By 4:26pm Michelle’s brother was endeavouring to locate Shelly, sending a text enquiring of her location. He received a reply that she was in Waterford, however when LE checked the pings later, the message was not sent from Waterford. Jupiter-Neptune conjunction – ‘Tricky’ wasn’t as clever as he thought he was.
The irony of the place-name is not lost on us – with the unconscious at work, the phone was discarded some hours later at ‘a ford’ (a crossing of water) and nowhere near the Orlando development of Waterford Lakes. The trail of deceit continued with Shelly’s vehicle left at another address again. LE collected the evidence.
We don’t follow the bread-crumb trail with our methodology. We have the location for the 3:18pm event and follow our regular method of getting a conversation happening between the maps of the land and astrology (method). With the FBI guidelines of a body usually within a 12 mile radius, we generate our maps and prepare a locator chart.
We extend our locator angle onto a map of the land. Please note that this is a direction only and not an ‘x’ marks the spot. The planets indicate that her body will likely be recovered from a NE direction from South Goldenrod Rd, Orlando.
We are not able to provide a distance.
Of course the story doesn’t end here for us astrologers. With sole guardianship of the twins Dale Wayne Smith does not escape the heavens wrath, despite moving interstate. During our investigation into the facts, we learned of this man’s violent history; his criminal background; discharge from the military; plus a previous relationship/wife whom died of head injuries following an accident just creates more questions.
Perhaps it is best we stand back at this point and allow the dharma to unfold as it will.