Date: February 13-14, 2017
Location: Delphi, Indiana
King of Wands – King of Pentacles – The Hanged Man
Card pulled for the King of Wands: King of Swords (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords (r): 3 of Wands
Card pulled for the King of Pentacles: The Empress
Queen of Pentacles (reversed) – Judgement – High Priestess
Card pulled for the Queen of Pentacles (r): The Magician
3 of Pentacles – 2 of Swords (reversed) – Knight of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the Knight of Wands (r): The Tower (reversed)
Disclaimer: Tarot readings should not be taken as absolute claims that something did or did not happen. I only report the meaning of the cards, their relationships and the meaning in the context of those relationships, as well as intuitions I have based entirely on the cards presented in the reading. When/if I say that something happened, in any part of a reading description, I mean that is what I am interpreting from the cards, their positions, and other related factors.
Liberty German and Abigail Williams were murdered after hiking the Monon High Bridge Trail on February 13th of 2017 in Delphi, Indiana. The girls were not found until February 14th of 2017. Despite Libby having taken a picture of a man the girls encountered on the bridge, and an audio recording of his voice, the case remains unsolved. The case is sometimes referred to as the Delphi murders.
I plan to do multiple readings for this case because different questions will yield differing types of information. I have no way to know what happened for certain. Please do not take any of the information described in the readings as fact until or unless details are proven.
The first card – due to the nature of the question asked – is intended to represent the person that committed the murder. The cards are showing me someone that is two-faced in nature. The person has a private identity and a public one. This means that outwardly they appear to be a mature man who can come across as enthusiastic and passionate, but at times impulsive and reckless. He presents himself as a leader or role model of some kind. He poses as someone who is typically friendly and approachable. And someone who offers safety and protection.
However, he is hiding his true nature which is the King of Swords reversed. In reality, he is a man that manipulates information and situations so that they work to his advantage. He is a predator with the ability to think strategically. He is deceitful. In his close personal relationships, he can behave in ways that are toxic, controlling, and oppressive. There are people who are familiar with this aspect of his personality.
I pulled the Three of Wands in relation to this man. When I do readings about disappearances, or unsolved crimes, the Three of Wands shows me someone who left the area at some point after the crime occurred. I am not necessarily saying he moved away, but he put physical distance between himself and the scene of the crime. What is important about this card is that it tells us he is local – due to his need to travel, versus merely just escaping or leaving the area.
I have two cards that I am not sure what to do with. I will explain their meaning and leave them out on the table for interpretation by anyone that knows more about this case and might be able to identify them.
The first card is the King of Pentacles, and it likely means one of two things. The first possibility is that there is a second person involved in the murders – even if the involvement is after-the-fact or what people might consider secondary. The second possibility is that it is someone who is connected to the person represented in the King of Wands position. The Empress is the card that I pulled for the King of Pentacles, and this represents a mother figure. The strongest message conveyed is that someone in a motherly position (maybe Abby’s mom?) knows this person or knows the person in the first card (King of Wands) through this King of Pentacles. Again, I am not completely sure how these fit in.
The reading consistently gives me this sense that people know this person. It is almost like people think the killer is going to be someone that neighbors will say “oh yeah, we always knew he was a little off,” but really it is more likely going to be someone the community says, “I never would have imagined in a million years that he would do something like this.” That is what I am getting from this reading as a whole. Sometimes the truth is so close that everyone ignores it and searches for answers beyond it.
The Hanged Man is telling me that the main perpetrator experienced a sense of being in limbo after he committed the murders. He was unsure what to do, how to hide, how to stay on top of the investigation, and other things of that nature. He wanted to gain perspective and get a feel for what people were saying and thinking about the murders.
I want to point out that I keep hearing in my mind that he participated in the search. He was a participant and he offered help. I am also hearing that he was able to do this easily because whoever he is – whatever his position or status is within the community – it would have pretty much been expected of him anyway. It allows him to blend in and not have to necessarily explain his presence. If this is true, he did not leave the area (temporarily or permanently) right away.
The Queen of Pentacles reversed is representing a feminine and more mature person that is somehow involved in all of this. The reversed position emphasizes some negative traits associated with this woman, such as a tendency to be self-absorbed, intolerant, and materialistic. However, I pulled the Magician in relation to this card and that tells me this person is resourceful, skilled, and probably respected in her field, profession, or community. She’s going to play a role in solving this, but I don’t know what that is.
Now the weird thing about these cards is that when I studied these two cards in particular, I remembered this woman who does this social engineering thing with DNA tracing. Basically, she takes unknown DNA, and she goes through the ancestry registries, and she can narrow it down to an immediate family and then eventually, a person. Her name is CeCe Moore. I looked up her astrology sign, and she is a Capricorn. Pentacles often represent earth signs or people that demonstrate the attributes associated with those signs. The three earth signs are Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. I cannot get her image out of my mind as I go through this reading and so I’m putting this out there because it feels like a message. If someone wants ideas on how to get her attention and help, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have several.
If law enforcement doesn’t think they have DNA, check the evidence again. Technology improves constantly. Because I am seeing that they have something to work with that will solve this case. I just don’t know what it is.
Judgement is showing me that there is or will be a time of reckoning for whoever is directly involved in the murder. What I mean by this is that something is going to come to light that will cause people to look back, reflect, and realize the answers were right there in front of them all along. Whether or not people realize it, law enforcement has enough to catch the person or people involved. It is showing up on the same row as the Queen of Pentacles reversed which tells me that somehow, she is a direct link to the evidence. So either she has evidence that she can and eventually will provide, or she has the skills and proficiency to take the evidence that already exists and use it to bring a resolution to this case.
The High Priestess is a powerful card to appear in this reading because it tells me that there are greater forces that want the truth known. People need to follow their intuition and their gut feelings because something or someone is trying to help them find the answers needed. There is some kind of guidance that is being given here.
The Three of Pentacles is reiterating that a strong foundation for finding the perpetrator (or perpetrators) is present. Hard work will pay off in this case. It might be time to put aside what everyone thinks they know and almost go back to the beginning and re-investigate everything. Check for DNA that was not found before. Find someone to run DNA that already exists – if that is the case. Think outside of the box. Interview people again. Relationships have changed and time has passed. People that were once reluctant to talk might now share new information.
The Two of Swords reversed shows me the delays that have occurred in getting to the truth. However, it is a card that warns of lies being exposed and the truth being revealed. Whoever did this might think they got away with it, but this reading says that you didn’t. They will catch you.
The last card is the current status of the primary person responsible for these murders. I cannot tell from the reading if there is more than one person so I will have to investigate that through another reading. However, the main person is outwardly demonstrating attributes associated with the Knight of Wands reversed. This is a person who comes across as impulsive, making what others see as reckless decisions. Perhaps the passage of several years has caused this person to feel somewhat arrogant in that with each passing day they feel safer. The Tower reversed shows me that they think they averted getting caught. However, this person doesn’t learn from their mistakes, and they can’t or won’t change their true nature.
To whoever murdered these girls: You’re going to get caught. It is completely unavoidable. You made too many mistakes and you left too much evidence.
Question 2: How can the person or people that committed the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German be found?
King of Swords (reversed) – Queen of Swords – 9 of Wands (reversed)
Card pulled for the King of Swords (r): 5 of Pentacles (reversed)
Card pulled for the Queen of Swords: Ace of Swords
3 of Pentacles – 2 of Swords (reversed) – 10 of Pentacles (reversed)
I asked the cards the above question. For the second reading, I saw that the King of Swords reversed was again used to represent the person who committed these murders. In the first reading, the card came up as his true and private self. In this one, because I asked how the person could be found, the card that I pulled in relation to the King of Swords reversed is meant to tell me where or how to find them.
The Five of Pentacles was pulled in connection with the above card. To understand the significance, I will give you a brief overview of the card. It is a card that can be interpreted a few ways in its upright position. In any traditional Rider-Waite deck, you can expect to see a building depicted on the card that has stained glass windows and resembles a church. The upright card shows two people who are walking by the church, but for whatever reason it is either not accessible to them or they are not considering it as a resource available to provide help. In this reading, the card is reversed – showing the opposite. It depicts someone who is – or at least presents themselves to be – someone closely linked to the concept of spirituality. The card is telling me that the person can be found in places of worship and may even suggest the person works in the capacity of a priest, minister, pastor, or other religious/spiritual type of leader. Or did this work previously. The other explanation is the person is a member of the congregation and is known to one or more members of the girls’ families.
The second main card shown in the row is the Queen of Swords. The last reading suggested the possibility of a female connection between the person/people who committed the murders and Abby and/or Libby (or their immediate family members). The Ace of Swords is a card depicting one’s truth or what a person knows and believes to be true. This woman is important, and she is one of the keys to solving this since she showed up in the first row of this particular reading. Being in the same suit as the King suggests the possibility of a link through work, family, or marriage.
The Nine of Wands reversed tells me that the person who did this is on the defensive. They have a mindset that is stubborn and rigid. In this person’s mind, they have been fighting a constant ongoing battle in relation to hiding who they are and hiding what they did. Since they present themselves one way, but are really another, the best way to bring out the true aspect of their King of Swords reversed identity is to put them in a proverbial corner and make them feel as though they are in a position where they have to defend themselves. It is under that kind of stress and pressure that the person’s real attributes will soon emerge.
In the first reading, the Three of Pentacles and the Two of Swords reversed came up. Here they are again. They are in the SAME positions – with the Three of Pentacles first, followed by the Two of Swords reversed. To find the person or people that did this, the cards are telling me that teamwork and collaboration are an absolute necessity. People need to share their information, their time, their resources, and anything else they have to put toward resolving this. Effort is needed to bring the truth to light. Again, it also points to a solid foundation in which the framework has already been built.
The Two of Swords reversed signifies the truth being revealed. It also suggests that delays have occurred for several reasons. First, people are looking at too much information and they are reaching out for even more. But again, investigators either have more than they realize, or they have evidence they haven’t known what to do with previously. They might be at a loss as to what direction to go in at this point. Check the evidence for DNA that was missed. If law enforcement already has DNA, but can’t match it to anyone, consider options like what I described above. People like CeCe have solved cold cases and the technique is mind-blowing.
Finally, the last card I pulled was the Ten of Pentacles reversed. This card is communicating that the person in question is likely experiencing financial hardships or familiar disputes. Money matters, and/or material possessions, are posing some kind of issue for him and it is not a minor one. He is going through a time that is unstable in this way and this added pressure will make it harder for him to hide some of the negative attributes that we have discussed that he hides from the public. The problem is that being under this pressure might also increase the chances of him victimizing someone else.
It’s really important that people put the time and resources into catching this person or these people. They do not react well to pressure and the possibility always exists that they have – or that they will – kill again.