Tracy Eileen Ocasio

James Virgil Hataway is driven from his personal needs. When it’s the moon, i.e. personal needs as the motivation, behaviour invariably heightens emotionally for these characters. Born on a full moon with the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus, Hataway would be likely to resist change, unless he was the one making it. Then he’d be bullish about it, as well as revengeful if he didn’t get his way.  That Scorpio tail would sting…

ocasio-flyerLast seen leaving a bar in Orlando, Florida in the company of James Hataway, Tracy Ocasio was not seen again and remains a missing person.  Media publicity in relation to her case; including the name James Virgil Hataway as a person of interest, led another young woman to step forward to identify him as the perpetrator of a violent episode against her a year earlier.  Hataway is currently serving a life sentence for that previous attack.

As for the case of missing Tracy Eileen OCASIO, no-one has been charged and Tracy has never been recovered.  We come to the case by invitation and propose to generate an astrology enquiry.

Please be aware that astrology is a pseudo-science and not accepted in any court of law.  What we create are snapshots of time in particular places, pointing our camera heavenwards into the solar system.  These are then models of reality for our characters and incidents of particular interest to us.

Astrology models:

  • Tracy Eileen Ocasio – birthdate
  • James Virgil Hataway – birthdate
  • Last seen – 2:30am 26th May 2009
  • Booked for possession of drug paraphernalia following a search of his home (in relation to the disappearance of Tracy Ocasio)  – 10:51pm 1st June 2009

Tracy Eileen OCASIO

Before we go peering into the subtleties of the heavens, we generate basic astrology charts; the transiting planets in relation to this case – particularly in relation to the natal horoscope of Tracy Ocasio.  We usually test the air before stepping out into the cold, but not this time.  The clock has gone round too many times.

duo-event-OcasioThe first chart (2:30am, 26th May 2009) reveals the focus of the disappearance (natal Neptune) at the midheaven/MC; along with Tracy’s needs; her Moon. (highlight in turquoise and blue respectively)  i.e. we can interpret this as the need for Tracy to be found.

We have two incident times and so we therefore create two bi-wheels (method). The point of view is done through the incident times, as we are not privy to the birth-time of Tracy.  This can give us an idea of the tension experienced by this particular model of reality.  As to whether Tracy has passed-over or not; is of no concern to us at this stage.  We are working with a reality-model, not the victim, herself.

The other aspects of import are natal Uranus at the cusp of the 9th house (red) indicating sudden behaviour changes around her that will upset her equilibrium.   These changes are identified by the tension of transiting Jupiter-Neptune at 26°Aquarius in the 12th house – inflated subterfuge is behind this sudden change in behaviour.  This indicates that these changes are the result of behaviour by someone other than herself,.   We also note the transiting Lunar nodal axis is conjunct her own.  This is not a smooth-running event out of sight of the public’s notice.

The second chart (the time of 10:51pm, 1st June 2009) reveals similar aspects to the first chart even though it is 6 days later.  The house placements change and of most import to us the Moon and Mars reveal the changes.  This is the authoritative chart I will always defer to in this work.

  • transiting Mars is now 00:55°Taurus in the 3rd house of communication EXACT square to the Lunar Nodal axis of both the event and also the natal chart of Tracy Ocasio.  We know that this was the time that Hataway was charged with drug paraphernalia at his home and I have no doubt that detectives were also interviewing him (3rd house activity) in relation to the disappearance of Tracy.  We can almost hear her urging them on with a little of Neptune’s energy of our own.

What really jumps through the screen for me, is that the transiting Moon at 06:22°Libra is EXACT natal Saturn 06:26°Libra.  Saturn in traditional forensic astrology is a body locator; the grim reaper.

So before going any further with this case I have generated a locator angle and fire up google-maps (method used).  I have every confidence that this is the locator angle to use in an effort to learn where her remains lie.

MAP_OcasioWhen we transpose the ‘flipped-vertically’ chart onto the map of the land and center it over the location of the place where LE performed their search (100block of Lyle Street, Ocoee), we then extend the angle onto a map of the land. Note the red line through the chart and extending onto the map…

Note circled Maguire Road; the most likely access to the red highlighted area on the map.  From there, anticipated behaviour follows. before I start testing this theory.

The reason that the highlighted area is so large, is that lake access via Lake Butler Blvd and Lake Butler itself are the first choice to search, in my opinion. This is just a 15minute drive for Hataway.  I am informed that Hataway removed debris from lakes for a living and was very familiar with local waterways and dumping grounds.

One has to wonder at this stage, as to whether Hataway worked Lake Butler (the big blue lake in the middle of the red highlight area).

Before someone jumps in and asks why I’m running ahead of myself, when I haven’t even checked the astrology for James Hataway.  Am I hanging him, before I’ve even purchased the rope?

James Virgil HATAWAY

events-HatawayThe first chart: The all important angles reveal the subterfuge planned by Hataway – natal Neptune (turquoise) at the midheaven.  Now that subterfuge alone may be the seduction of the lady, however when we look to the cusp of the (death and transformation) 8th house 25:35°Libra natal Venus and Pluto straddle the cusp to create a mid-point – overpowering a female will likely create a ‘transformative moment’; possibly resulting in death.

  • transiting 29°Gemini Moon (blue in the inner wheel) creates tension by EXACT degree opposition to natal Mars 29°Sagittarius – this is the primary forensic indicator that this male is responsible for any ‘action’ that took place as a result of Tracy not being seen again.
  • transiting Venus (pink) quindecile natal Jupiter – Tracy has left the bar willingly with Hataway, thereby inflating his expectations.
  • transiting Mercury (yellow) conjunct natal mid-range Moon in 2nd house – this creates mental stimulation in relation to personal needs and how to fulfill them (likely lust).

The second chart:

  • Transiting Mercury continues to stimulate his personal needs even though this is almost a week later; the focus is still on self in his mind.   What has happened in the interim is similar what we have interpreted above.  The transiting Moon is now EXACT natal Saturn – same same as for Tracy.  He also points the way for us.

Note: Tracy Ocasio and James Hataway are almost a year apart in age, however this Saturn result is due to retrogradation of the planet in the interim.

The next level; the asteroids we have elected to use:

  • James #2335
  • Tracy #3532
  • Butler #13543 (Lake Butler)
  • Ixion #29878 (murderous trap)
  • Borasissi #66652 (lies we tell ourselves in order to maintain the illusion of happiness)
  • Lust #4386
  • Pholus #5145 (shooting oneself in the foot regrets)
  • Nemesis #128
  • Molly #20472 (social drugs)
  • Lie #26955
  • Alekto #4565 (anger/rage)

James Virgil HATAWAY – Chart #1 is the natal chart for this man i.e. pattern in the heavens on the date of his birth and Chart #2 is as the second chart above with the added inclusion of the asteroids.

Hataway-self-bookingChart#1: A  Grand Trine in the element of Earth (practicality) is dominant in his horoscope, however we must take into consideration that the Moon is mid-range.  Asteroid Traci 23:28°Capricorn – asteroid Butler 24:21°Virgo – natal Moon 21:33°Taurus.  This Grand Trine is very ominous in that it is a ‘locked-in’ energy and a major part of his character with outlets at 26:05°Scorpio Uranus (giving him that ‘buzz’ of unpredictable behaviour) Pholus 27:31°Pisces (regrettable behaviour) and Ceres 27:17°Cancer (nourishing his needs).

  • Ceres also reflects asteroid Borasissi 27:11°Capricorn by direct opposition. The lie he would tell himself is likely that he deserves nourishment in order to be happy.  This belief would have become a habit in early childhood.  Is ego driven.
  • Asteroid Molly 18:30°Capricorn is in tension with Juno 18:45°Libra, which in turn reflects Pallas 17:59°Aries. Hataway appears to fantasize through the use of narcotic substances that his female partners (Juno) as with him as a result of his inner warrior; resolve.  This is also driven by the Scorpio Sun; ego.
  • Asteroid Alekto 23:33°Aries is fiery and power related – by opposition to Pluto 23:08°Libra.


  • Transiting Black Moon Lilith (weakest point in any chart) at 16:36°Capricorn is at the Ascendant 17:44° and conjunct Hataway’s natal asteroid 18:30°Capricorn Mollythis search revealed the drug connection so this aspect is as we would expect.  What is troubling with BML at this position, is that something was possibly missed by law enforcement during the search,  particularly when we note the transiting quindecile between BML and Lunar South Node 1:32°Leo PLUS similarly BML quindecile Alekto 1:35°Cancer on that date.

There is the doubt that something has been overlooked during that search that resulted in anger….  Could Tracy’s DNA have been missed on this drug paraphernalia of Hataway’s?

  • transiting Lust 12:22°Aquarius is directly opposite transiting asteroid James 12:36°Leo in the heavens at the time that Hataway was booked.  This is also conjunct his Lunar nodal axis creating trauma.  I would suggest that Lust relates to a likely drug habit on this occasion.
  • transiting Neptune-Chiron in the heavens (turquoise) is conjunct natal Lie.  Lies come naturally to this man and are his weakest character point; 25:42°Libra BML trine (works with) Lie at 24:04°Aquarius.
  • transiting 11:12°Pisces Borasissi EXACT natal asteroid 11:10°Pisces James is further confirmation of this damaged character whom needs to lie in order to prop up his ego.
  • transiting Arabian Part Fortune (destiny) at the time of the booking charge 23:05°Virgo is conjunct natal Butler 24:41°Virgo – if nothing else that indicates the underlying connection with Lake Butler environs.  From this astrology aspect, I would interpret this as extremely poignant in relation to a possible recovery of Tracy Ocasio.
  • transiting Moon (blue) conjunct natal Pluto is the need for self-control is overly strong.  In forensic terms this is a major indicator of a perpetrator.
  • transiting asteroid Traci 26:40°Libra conjunct natal BML 25:42°– Venus 27:05°Libra.
  • transiting Pluto 2:31°Capricorn conjunct natal Nemesis 2:49°Capricorn – this perceived weakness with ‘women’ will be his undoing; his nemesis.

Michelle Parker

michelleparker-peoplescourtA bitter argument over the cost of a $5,000 engagement ring was settled in the public arena. The People’s Court episode was recorded midyear and aired in November 2011.

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.

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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.

MParker-DSmithWhen viewed through rose-tinted glasses, the intensity of energy when a couple meet  is thought to be indicative of a meeting of soul-mates. Lustful, all consuming; finally someone you can talk to…

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.

MichelleParker-duoThis 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.

318-DaleSmithWe use the same point of reference 3:18pm, 17th November 2011 with the natal chart on the outside. This bi-wheel gives us the date on the calendar in the mix; Sun (orange in the inner wheel).

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.

MAP#2-Parkerclick on chart for full size

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.