“The search for a missing Victorian man has captured the hearts across the country in a true story of Aussie mateship.” That’s been the media headline, rather than the hard yakka of finding missing 27 year-old Dane Kowalski.
#finddane has been on posters, flyers, signs and even spray-painted on several makeshift signs displayed on the Stuart Highway between Adelaide and Darwin, leaving many locals questioning what exactly this #finddane hashtag is all about.
A very successful campaign has raised considerable funds to search for missing Victorian Dane Kowalski – searching everywhere, but where the astrology tells me needs a lot more attention. In my world; forensic astrology, it’s as much about what people don’t focus on and whom isn’t in the media, that gets my attention. That together with the astrology itself.
We mostly work on enquiries in the US these days, due to the FOI laws being more cooperative. It’s damn near impossible to get data here in Aus. However on this occasion, we have enough to make a basic enquiry.
According to media reports, Dane Kowalski left his mother’s home in Diamond Creek, Victoria supposedly headed towards Darwin in the Northern Territory on 12th December 2014 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Early reports were that he left on Saturday and then his departure was brought back to Friday. Some said he was going fishing in Darwin and would be back after a week off, while others – that he was just going down to the Wilson’s Promontory.
His mother was reported as having said that he left at 5pm on 12th December 2014 and so we based our initial enquiry on that information. We now have a media article written by one of his mates that tells us that he left at noon. We are in a quandary.
This is how the story would have unfolded had we been given the noon time in the beginning of our enquiry some three months ago. It tells a far different story. I publish this version on the blog in order to support why it is imperative to have an accurate time for an incident. It is done so without prejudice.
Astrology is a pseudo science and not accepted in any court of law. Please retain a healthy skepticism of our outcome, however we advise that we use classic texts and ephemeres for our study and the charts are generated by computer software. It should be considered with a decent dose of skepticism.
The inner wheel is the perspective of noon on that Friday afternoon; a freeze-frame in time, while the outer wheel is another snapshot of the planets in orbit on the day that Dane was born. (calculation/method)
From his natal horoscope – the outer wheel of the charts, we can see that Dane has his Sun in Virgo and Moon in Cancer; perhaps the raw, opening degrees of Cancer, however from what we’ve read – it fits his character. His wants (Sun sign) are very detailed – some might say finicky; picky, however his needs (Moon sign) are based on security.
This mix describes a team player, needing the group dynamic in his life. He would reveal a sensitive, yet harmonious personality; one that can think and feel very deeply. He would be a natural pleaser of those around him – having a receptive temperament influenced by outside conditions, or other people with whom he would come in contact.
Inwardly he would be practical and discriminating, but outwardly he may seem changeable’ even the chameleon, adapting to his surroundings. He’s someone whom those with stronger egos would want to have around to boldeter their egos. He’s a pleaser and enjoys the role.
Security is sure to mean a good deal to Dane with the Moon in it’s natural zodiac sign of Cancer, plus to some extent he would be able to easily empathise with others. His protective and defensive instincts would be very strong with regard to those around him.
Note: Knowing this, we find it difficult to accept that he would leave his work tools in his vehicle, when he was going fishing. That does not equate with a tradesman whom relies on his tools to make a living. I very much doubt that he was going fishing. What’s with all the secrecy?
In order to get an idea of what’s behind this secrecy by Dane, we turn to the Moon placement – both in the transiting position in the heavens above Diamond Creek at noon plus the natal position in Dane’s horoscope.
In the inner chart the transiting Moon is conjunct Jupiter (inflated emotions and intensified personal needs) positioned in the 6th house of morals and ethics. In order to find the origin, we look across to the other side of the chart; what’s behind his actions. This is the 12th house – the mind and hidden matters. Neptune (turquoise) is nudging the ascendant – deception.
As per the latest media this suggests that it was Dane supplying the deception; telling different friends a different story as to his destination while his closest confident and mate, nothing. It’s what people don’t tell us that is most revealing.
From this astrology tension, I would suggest that Dane was having a mental struggle and when we turn to the placement of his natal Moon is in the 4th house – the home; where the heart lies.
Venus plays a far different role as well. Instead of money, or a female as her symbol, on this occasion we have a peer group. In hindsight, we know that all this ‘to-do’ about the “Find Dane” relates to a peer group; his mates. Men need something ‘to do’; take action. We have a cultural stereotype under the lens. Venus has a dominant role in this case.
For Dane it is a matter of the heart (4th house) and public perception. I could cut to the chase and point out that Dane has the asteroids WhiteRabbit#17942 at 16:39°Virgo and Ganymede#1036 at 19:45° conjunct his natal 22:41°Virgo Sun, however it is probably better that I allow that obvious natal flag to come out when he’s ready rather than pull him out, by his ears.
So what’s all the ‘to-do’; the packed 10th house; public perceptions? The 10th house is a mirror that this man’s personal needs (Moon) are being confronted with. The interpretation is from classic texts already available on the public record. We just put it together.
When we look at the chart on the RHS, the planets and asteroids that are in the inner wheel are coloured blue (transiting at the time) while Dane’s natal emotive reaction to tension is red in the chart. We can follow this coloured theme with our interpretation. A heart to heart inner conversation with an astrology interpretation of the tension in the heavens. This all relates to the WhiteRabbit, but be patient – we are still on the other side of the mirror…
- Vesta #4 at 4:33°Capricorn – keeping things as they are; traditional.
- Neptune at 5:14°Capricorn – hidden truths; the deception
- Venus 1:41°Capricorn – the peer group – mates are traditional i.e. conservative in a cultural sense.
- Hylonome#10370 at 27:45°Sagittarius – a suicide flag.
- Pholus#5145 at 23:13° 23:13°Sagittarius – ‘shoulda-coulda’; shooting oneself in the foot
- Uranus at 22:48°Sagittarius – the inner rebellion
- Mercury 21:55°Sagittarius – communication and/or method of communication
- Sun 19:54°Sagittarius – a date on the calendar
- Mony#7782 at 19:12°Sagittarius – money is a consideration
- Ceres#18 at 18:40°Sagittarius – you reap what you sow.
- Saturn at 15:09°Sagittarius – self-control
- Atropos at 4:53° is at the mid-heaven – end of life as we know it is at the mid-heaven; what hangs overhead. This is when the decision is made
When we take a step forward into the real world we see that transiting 12:29° Capricorn Pluto (blue) is in the 11th house and natal (red) Neverland is in conjunction at 13:07°Capricorn. You never, never know if you never, never go….
So what was the heart to heart he was having? Dane was struggling with his sexuality. Did he head out for Never-never land and the NT? Only the heavens know at this stage.
Update 13 March 2015: Vehicle recovered, as well as body; 4km off the Stuart Highway south of Coober Pedy in the state of South Australia. RIP Dane Kowalski