Zachary Bernhardt’s Last Seen Chart

On September 11, 2000, Zachary Bernhardt went missing from the apartment that he lived in with his mother in Clearwater, Florida. He disappeared literally without a trace (the police photos of the apartment showed nothing that seemed to be out of place); it’s almost as if he just up and vanished. He was 8 years old when he went missing; he’d be 28 today.

From what I can find about him and mother’s relationship, it appears that it was good and “normal” (I only put normal in quotes, because really, what the fuck is normal anyway?). She was a single mother (his father doesn’t appear to have ever been in the picture) and worked different jobs throughout his life to support both of them. At the time of his disappearance, she was working the night shift (which pays more usually), but she was off the night that he went missing. According to her account, they spent the evening hanging out together and he fell asleep sometime around 11 pm. With her being on a night shift with her job, she decided to stay awake when he went to sleep to stay on her regular schedule. She decided to leave him asleep in the apartment around 2 am unattended (last time he was seen) to go for a random swim (in her clothes) and to walk around the complex. She also left the front door unlocked while she was gone. After coming home and taking a shower due to the impromptu swimming in her clothes thing (and this is someone who claimed to “never” swim, and also claimed to not even LIKE swimming), she noticed that he was missing from the bed around 4 am.
…..You probably thought all of this sounded totally normal until about 3 sentences back. Yeah, me too. This case is fucking weird. Was it just the perfect storm of negligence/being a dumb-ass that gave someone else an open invitation to come in and snatch Zachary from his mother’s bed? Or is there something else more sinister going on in terms of the mother’s involvement? Let’s turn to the last seen chart for Zachary.

Last Seen Chart for Zachary Bernhardt on September 11, 2000 at 2 am in Clearwater, FL

This chart functions a little different than the other “last seen” and “death charts” that I’ve done a write up on. The reason for that is when you are looking at a missing person chart for a child/minor, you also want to take the cusp of the 5th house/the planetary ruler of the 5th house into account. These charts tend to be a little more fluid for this very reason. The 7th house is always the perpetrator/catalyst, but the Ascendant and the 5th house cusp represent the child (missing person). Oftentimes the Ascendant also rules over the parent(s)/legal caregiver(s), since they are the guardian(s) of the child (and in a case like this one, I would definitely consider the mother to be ruled by the Ascendant). The Moon will also operate as co-ruler in these kinds of charts regardless of the missing person/deceased being a child or adult.

—-So, in this chart we have the Ascendant @ 9 Cancer 57, with the Moon falling in the 8th house @ 19 Aquarius 34. The Moon in the 8th house is NEVER a good sign for “life” in the cases of missing people (since, in these sorts of charts, you can think of the 8th house as the “death house” and the Moon is always co-ruler of the missing person). From the Moon in Aquarius (by way of dispositions), you’d next look to Uranus (since Uranus rules over Aquarius). Uranus is IN Aquarius in the 8th house conjunct the Moon. The chain of dispositions from the Ascendant ends here.
***I won’t lie, just from this alone, it makes me think that his mother AT LEAST KNOWS more about his disappearance than she has told anyone. **
—-The Descendant/ruler of the 7th house is @ 9 Capricorn 57, with Saturn falling in the 11th house @ 0 Gemini 59. Saturn in Taurus in the 11th will dispose of itself to Mercury in Libra in the 4th (since Mercury is the ruler of Gemini). From there, Mercury in Libra disposes of itself to Venus in Libra in the 4th house (since Venus rules over Libra). This disposition chain ends here. Even more interesting with this chain is that the 4th/10th houses have Libra and Aries intercepted inside their bounds. Interceptions in these sorts of charts tend to both put a fog of unclarity over the the house, along with highlighting the energy there.
—-We also need to look at the 5th house cusp (since the 5th house represents children). The 5th house in this chart is ruled by Scorpio, which makes Pluto a marker for Zachary. This marker in this chart is the only one that represents Zachary and no one else. Pluto is in the 6th house @ 10 Sagittarius 57. When you find planetary markers for missing people in the 6th house, there seems to be a trend that those people aren’t found (I do hope that’s not the case here). Pluto in the 6th house will dispose of itself to Jupiter in Gemini the 12th (since Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter). From there, Jupiter disposes of itself to Mercury in Libra in the 4th (since Gemini is ruled by Mercury), and Mercury will dispose of itself to Venus in Libra in the 4th (since Libra is ruled by Venus). The 5th house chain, Zachary’s Chain, ends here.

There are a lot of curious things in this this chart to take note of:
-—The ruler of the Ascendant (in this case, The Moon) in the 8th house. This can be part of a death pattern (almost always functions this way).
-—The ruler of the 12th house (Mercury, since the 12th is ruled by Gemini) in the 4th house. This can be part of a death pattern.
-—The 4th house ruler IN the 4th house can show the involvement of a family member (and we have Virgo ruling the 4th house cusp, with Mercury inside the 4th house). The interceptions here are interesting, and makes me think that while a family member probably was involved, it isn’t in the way that may be suspected (or in the manner that it’s suspected).
—-The 11th house ruler IN the 4th house (Taurus ruling the 11th house and Venus falling in the 4th) can show someone that either IS involved with the perpetrator/catalyst (romantically probably) or has been involved with them in the past is somehow involved in all of this. In this case I think you’d be looking at a boyfriend or a fuckboy (current or ex) of the mom’s having something to do with this.
—-You also have the marker for Zachary (Pluto) being opposite Saturn, and this opposition is applying or sinister since Saturn is the one to catch up to Pluto (the slower moving planet of the two).
—-Aquarius rules over the 8th house. This makes me think that the manner of death here is something “weird.” Something probably pretty unexpected that happened suddenly. In the 8th house you have Neptune, and that Uranus/Moon conjunction (which is emotionally erratic in this case, or feels that way to me here). The emotional erraticism could either describe an action that led to his death OR an emotionally erratic way of handling his death.
—-Pisces rules over the 10th house cusp, which tends to show the way that law enforcement handles the case and the way the public responds to the case. Pisces can bring a lack of clarity to any situation, and here I feel like law enforcement failed to do something that they should’ve done, or notice something that they were supposed to notice. I feel like they let something slip between the cracks (and were too focused on leads that were false).

With all of that said, I think there are two possible things that could’ve happened to Zachary on the night that he went missing. Either way, I do think that his mother was involved:
1. His death was accidental, though somehow drug involved. When researching this case, it seems that people have whispered (gossiped) about his mom frequenting bars (and places like that) on her nights off after Zachary went to bed. It has also been whispered that she would drug him with medicine to keep him asleep/make him to go sleep. Is any of this actual fact? No, I don’t think so. But! I can definitely see the possibility of that here with Neptune falling in the 8th (can point to things like drugs and poisoning being the cause of death), and the Uranus/Moon conjunction also in the 8th could point to death being quick (though unexpected).
**There are a few eye witnesses that saw his mom’s car leave the apartment complex that evening and come back a couple of times. Some suspect that once Zachary went to sleep that nigh she went out bar hopping (or something like that). If any of these things that were whispered about her behavior were true, she might have been drugging him to keep him sleeping while she was gone. **
2. I think it’s very possible that he was smothered in his sleep (possibly medicated before he went to bed to make this easier, to cause him put up less of a fight), or even drugged/poisoned on purpose (for the purpose of killing him). I think whatever DID happen to him did happen in the home, especially with both Zachary’s chain and the Descendant chain of dispositions ending in with Venus in Libra the 4th house (the house of the home among other things). Who was the actual person to take Zachary out? I think it was either the mother, or someone like a fuckboytoy that she got to do this for her.
—-I definitely feel that after he died, his mother had someone else dispose of his body (and I think this was the case regardless of it being an accidental or purposeful death). Here in this chart, that Saturn in Gemini represents the perpetrator (and in this case there definitely appears to be dual involvement, both the mother and someone else)….and that making the applying/sinister aspect with Zachary, represented by Pluto, just makes this stand out more. She could’ve found him dead from giving him too much of some medicine (by accident), gave him too much medicine on purpose to kill him, or smothered him in his sleep. If she did either of the purposeful scenarios, this would’ve been financially motivated-like not having the money to care for both of them and deciding that things would be easier if he wasn’t around. I mention that because Mars, the ruler of intercepted Aries, falls in the 2nd house (which deals with personal resources-perhaps some hidden anger or financial issues?). I’m not sure if you can take out anything like life-insurance on a child, but I do think that she may have gained (or thought she would gain) something financially from his death…if his death wasn’t an accident.

Maps with the Radius set to 9 Cancer 57, and some of the major angles and lines on the chart being mapped on map.

The blue marker in the center of the map is the location for their apartment complex (when it existed, I actually don’t think it is functional any more…or if it is, I think it functions under a different name). I mapped a bunch of different lines on this map, but the ones that stand out the most to me are the cluster of pinkish/purple lines to the south of the marker, and the turquoise line going north east of the marker. The Pinkish/Purple lines are lines for the IC through Venus (also mapping 0 degrees Libra since that’s where the interception begins). The turquoise line is the Saturn line, and Saturn tends to represent the body so it seems possible that he could be found along this line. I don’t know what the landscape of Clearwater looked like in 2000, but I think if there was any construction going on near the lines that I mentioned (especially construction that was going on because the original structure burned down or had fire damage), I might think that those place would be a good place to look for him. I would think that if he had been put in a construction zone, whatever was built IN that construction area is probably much better than what had previously been there (noticeably so….this would be something that people would notice the contrast with the before and after of the structure). I also wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if this location is somehow tied to the workplace of the other person involved in this case (the person involved with the mother). This might be an actual place that this person worked, or just in the same general area that they worked (a place they saw/passed by every day). It could even be a place that the mother passed by every day on her way to work.

If you have any information about this case, contact the Clearwater Police Department at 727.562.4422

“Last Seen” Chart for Roxanne Paltauf

Roxanne Paltauf around the time she went missing

This particular missing person’s case has always really bothered me….it strikes a chord, if you will. I’m not sure if it’s because she is my age, or because she’s a native Austinite, or maybe because it’s just really fucking tragic to have a loved one be missing for SUCH a long time (or maybe….it’s a little of all of that). Roxanne Paltauf went missing in Austin, Texas on July 7, 2006. The last time she was supposedly  seen was at 830 pm that evening when she left the Budget Inn Motel off of Rundberg and IH-35 that she and her boyfriend were staying at. Anyone who is familiar with Austin is familiar with that area of town, and while it might be different NOW, back then it wasn’t the safest place with the world’s greatest cast of characters circling about. (I’m not sure what the area is like now, truth be told). The story goes that she left the hotel WITHOUT any of her stuff and was never seen again. The boyfriend claims to have no idea where she went or what happened to her. The astrology below tells me that while he may not have actually been the one to hurt her, her certainly KNOWS more than he’s saying (such as where she went and who she went off with). The boyfriend happened to be much of the focus of the police investigation (can’t really blame them, because on the face of it, he seems the most likely candidate). However, there is another player involved in this case, who days after she went missing was found incarcerated and WITH HER ID in his possession. We will call this guy “other guy,” who the astrology tells me is actually responsible for her demise. 
**For the purpose of this blog post, I’m going to refer to her boyfriend as “the boyfriend” and the perpetrator as “other guy.” All of the names and possible players in Roxanne’s case are open and known to the public, but I’m not going to actually mention them here. I also won’t go into ALL the details of this case as they are already known to the public. I will put a link below if you want to read more about the case, though. Here I will only be focusing on what the astrology tells me from the last time that she was supposedly seen.
Here is a link to info on her case to get you started if you’re unfamiliar:
http://charleyproject.org/case/roxanne-elizabeth-paltauf

So, this event chart reads like a story. Errr, let me rephrase that….it reads like a series of events that begin unfolding from the moment that she went missing (and even in the 30 minutes or so prior to it). The EXACT details of what happened between each of these events unfolding are things I’m still playing around with astrologically. And I know you’re not really “supposed” to use intuition when looking at last seen charts and stick strictly to the chart at hand (people that have written about this sort of stuff mention not letting your intuition “get in the way”), but my own Jupiter Retrograde can’t help itself in this regard. I only use intuition here to try and fill in the blanks between the actual things I SEE transpire in the chart (and I try to use it as sparingly as possible). Here is how I think all of this went down, step by step:

  1. Roxanne is represented by the Ascendant @ 15 Capricorn 17, which makes her Saturn in the Chart by way of 1st disposition (Saturn @ 11 Leo 01 in the 7th House). So the 7th house is where she “starts” off here. I believe that she and her boyfriend were in some kind of argument at this point in time. I could take some guesses as to WHY they were fighting (feeling limited in the relationship seems highly likely, and I’m thinking something about feeling limited in her own power with this him), but the exact reason she felt this way is up for grabs. I think it’s very possible that she ended up getting in over her head with this guy. I also think, with the harsh Venus/Pluto opposition and harsh Neptune/Mars opposition (and the places they fall in the chart), that there very easily could’ve been some kind of sex work stuff involved. I know this isn’t something that her family and friends want to read, but I do think it’s possible (and shouldn’t be discounted because it’s an unpleasant thing to think about). And I think if something like this *was* going on, it wasn’t ALL the time (that is just intuition speaking), but more when money was needed for whatever reason money was needed. I also think it’s very possible there was a “work” or “service” element going on here because the ruler of the 6th house, Mercury rx, falls in the 7th. The fight very easily, in my opinion, may have had to do with just that; maybe he wanted her to do some “work” for money and she didn’t want to do this particular night? Or maybe their relationship was just feeling very limiting to her and her own power? Or maybe, just maybe, it was a little bit of both.
  2. Next, by way of dispositions, we have the Sun @ 15 Cancer 47 (since Leo, where Saturn falls, is ruled by the Sun), which is DAMN NEAR EXACTLY CONJUNCT the Descendant/7th House Cusp. Sun on the angles in this sort of chart usually indicates that the Ascendant person is in some kind of real danger. I actually feel that this placement is indicative of both the boyfriend AND the perpetrator/other guy. I’m not sure if the boyfriend and the perp were friends (I feel like they were at least acquaintances), but I do feel like this is very possible, and that he may have even been present IN SOME WAY while the argument between Roxanne and her boyfriend was going on (either in person, or maybe they were just texting at the time and setting up the meeting?) I think her boyfriend probably got pretty nasty with her, told her that she WAS going to meet up with the other guy (for whatever reason), and that she would get her stuff back when she was done (keeping her personal belongings as a sort of collateral). Whatever the circumstances actually were, she was in danger at this time. She gets angry at her boyfriend and leaves the hotel room to go off with the other guy. 
  3. Next, by way of dispositions, we have the Moon (since Cancer, where the Sun falls, is ruled by the Moon) @ 6 Sagittarius 11 in the 11th house. Now we have her actually WITH the other guy, and I feel like she KNEW this other guy (either because her boyfriend KNEW him or she actually knew him herself). Another reason why I feel like this is where they “come together” is because the Moon is ALWAYS the co-ruler of the missing person, and the other guy is represented by the Moon as well (because the Descendant/7th house rules over the perpetrator in question and by way of first dispositions, he is represented by the Moon since the Descendant here is in Cancer). I don’t think that she thought she was in any danger with this guy, and actually seemed like she was probably enjoying herself in his company. I think she was probably able to vent or let go of  somewhat any frustrations that she had with her boyfriend with this other guy. Or she FELT LIKE she could do this, anyway. 
    4. Next, by way of dispositions, we have Jupiter (since Sagittarius, where the Moon falls, is ruled by Jupiter) @ 8 Scorpio 59 in the 10th house. Now, the 10th house is representative of a lot of things in these sorts of charts. It can show Law Enforcement and the public’s response to the case, and it can also show the place where the perp lives. In this particular case, right now, I think it shows that he took her back to his apartment. This is the last place that she goes alive, because I think it’s here that he kills her (around 5-6 in the morning on the 8th…I’ll get to that in just a little bit). 
    **I’d also like to point out that the 10th house cusp and Jupiter fall along “Via Combusta Way” which is from 15 Libra to 15 Scorpio and is notorious for a bunch of violent fucking fixed stars. This is just another reason why I get the feeling that his apartment was her last stop among the living.**
    5. Next, by way of dispositions, we have Pluto retrograde (since Scorpio, where Jupiter falls, is ruled by Pluto) @ 24 Sagittarius 53 in the 12th house. This is when he disposes of her body. Pluto falling in the 12th house in a chart like this can definitely indicate death. The 12th house tells me that the piece of shit did a good job of hiding her (which is really fucking annoying and disheartening). 
    **Honestly, the retrograde motion of Pluto makes me think that he initially put her one place, and then went back and “re-did” it down the line (hid her away somewhere else). I actually think it’s very possible that he ended up burning her remains when he he went back and redid what he did the first time (I think he probably ended up feeling Law Enforcement breathing down his neck and needed to move her somewhere else once he became a person of interest).
    6. Next, by way of dispositions, we go BACK to Jupiter in the 10th in Scorpio. This tells me that after disposing of her body, he went back to his apartment. 
    **Something about Jupiter in the 10th makes me think that THIS is why he’s gotten so lucky evading law enforcement. And while I think he body can be found, I’m not sure he’ll ever “hang” for it.

Other things that stand out in this chart are as follows: 
*The 7th House shows the perpetrator, as I mentioned above. This can be the way the perp looks, acts, etc, and the 7th house in this chart is stacked with shit to look at. 
-We have the Sun right along the Descendant, which gives the perpetrator a fuck load of power in the situation. 
-Mercury is an interesting one in this chart, because on the surface it doesn’t appear to be a major player, but I believe that it is (especially in terms of identification of the perp). MERCURY IS RETROGRADE. Why is this important? Because the douche that I think actually killed her IS FUCKING DEAF/LEGALLY HEARING IMPAIRED! Mercury retrograde is known to fuck up communication on a mundane level, but in a chart like this IN the 7th House (which helps to describe the perp)? I would have to assume that the perp AT LEAST has some difficulty IN communicating in SOME way. 
Saturn falling in this house tells me that the perp is OLDER than she was (and he was older than her by a good 10 years). Saturn, as I mentioned before, is representative of Roxanne, meaning she is IN HIS DOMAIN. 
**Saturn is also representative of the body, which makes me think think he felt that he had POWER over her body, both dead and alive. 
Mars is also in this house, which, because it falls so close to the cusp of the 8th House, makes me think this shows her death AND his anger. Mars in Leo is very prideful here in this chart, aggressively so, and I feel like she may have done something that set him off. I actually don’t think that this was on purpose on her part, but she did something that killed an illusion OF her for him (Mars opposite Neptune in the 1st). I’m actually getting the impression that she did something that hurt his pride (maybe it was a language barrier of some kind that got screwed up?). Whatever it was, it set him off in what feels like a blind rage. Maybe he was delusional enough to think that she actually liked him and it wasn’t just transactional? Maybe he was just violent in general and looked for any excuse to unleash his rage? Whatever actually caused this, I do think it shows some anger problems on his end. 
-This chart has a few applying or “sinister” aspects that need to be mentioned. An applying aspect is when a faster moving planet is forming an EXACT aspect with a slower moving planet, and thus gaining power. 
**The Moon @ 6 Sagittarius 11 in the 11th house is APPLYING to an exact trine with Saturn @ 11 Leo 01. The Moon moves quicker than Saturn, which is why it is applying. This aspect is important because we  are talking about both the rulers of the Ascendant and Descendant here. This aspect becomes exact when you push the chart forward to about 5:40 am on the morning of July 8th, 2006 (which is when I think she actually died). This is really just a feeling that I get, but it feel “right” to me. 
**Mars @ 20 Leo 53 is APPLYING to an exact trine with Pluto @ 24 Sagittarius 53 rx. Mars moves more slowly than Pluto, which is why it is applying. Contacts between Mars and Pluto can be part of a “death” pattern (even the “nicer” aspects). It would have been more “exact” around July 14, 2006, which makes me think that THIS may have been when he re-hid her somewhere else (if he did happen to do this). 

Where do I think she is? I think there are a couple of possibilities. I did a map of the chart using the Ascendant as the radius. I have seen this technique using a couple of different things in the chart to create the radius (and I so wish that SOMEONE would get back to me on WHAT exactly SHOULD be used to create the radius…..I digress), but the Ascendant seems to be used a lot of the time. So that’s where I started, with the actual marker used being her last known location, the Budget Inn Motel. 

Now, after you set the marker and the radius, you can see that you’re looking at a pretty big area. You then want to look at different angle and planet degrees that stand out (turning those degrees into the 360 degree zodiac). The ones that should always be looked at, per my understanding, are the 4th house cusp (since it tends to represent the “womb to the tomb”, and the Saturn degree (since Saturn represents the body, and in this case is representative of HER). There are a couple of what are called “wedges” that stand out to me, and those are planets that are VERY close to another house cusp that are prominent in the chart.  In this case I’m looking at the Mars/8th House wedge (circled in the chart above) AND the Pluto/12th house wedge (also circled). This would change the degrees too:
-4th House Cusp @ 2 Taurus 50 Translates to 32 Taurus 52 (the bearing you use)
-Saturn @ 11 Leo 01 Translates to 131 Leo 01 (the bearing you use)
-Wedge from Mars to 8th House Cusp is 20 Leo 53 to 22 Leo 43 which translates to 140 Leo 53 and 142 Leo 43 (these are the bearings that you use to create your wedge)
-Wedge from 12th house to Pluto is 21 Sagittarius 42 to 24 Sagittarius 52 which translates to 261 Sagittarius 42 and 264 Sagittarius 52 (these are the bearings that you use to create your wedge)
-Wedge from the 7th house to the Sun is 15 Cancer 17 to Sun @ 15 Cancer 47 which translates to 105 Cancer 17 to 105 Cancer 47 (these are the bearings that you use to create your wedge, and this one is small)
-My understanding is that when setting the radius, you DON’T change the degrees of whatever you point you use to the 360 degree zodiac, so in this case we’re looking at a radius of 15 degrees (since the Ascendant is 15 Capricorn 17. 

On the map, you will see the Radius as the circle in red. The Budget Inn Motel is marked with the blue marker. The Blues Lines are the “Descendant/Sun” Wedge (there are two lines there). The Green Lines are the “Pluto/12th House” Wedge.  The Purple line is the “Saturn” line. The Pink Line is the “Mars/8th House” Wedge. The Red Line is the 4thHouse Cusp Line.  The Yellow Lines stem from an area that appears to have been important to the perpetrator (won’t say where exactly for legal reasons). 

If I were in charge of her cold case, if it hasn’t already been done (I called APD to find out WHERE she had already been searched for but wasn’t given any information), I feel like the Saturn Line, the 8th House/Mars Wedge, and the yellow line that I’m not going to give a whole lot of info about needs to be an area HIT HARD when looking for her, if there ever happens to be another search. The other lines should be looked into as well, but the area zoomed in on below I feel like is particularly hot. I feel like they need to focus specifically around the area of Decker Tall Grass Prairie reserve if that hasn’t already been hit. And I have a feeling they will find her remains (what’s left of them) out in the open, but hidden. Maybe in some kind of big drain pipe that is out in the middle of this place (or near one). That’s what I mean by out in the open by hidden….something like that.

Especially this area zoomed in on here:

I would really love to see this family get some closure on her case and to find healing SOME kind of healing. I know I’ll help any way I can. If you have any information on Roxanne’s whereabouts, please contact Austin Police Department’s missing person’s unit at 512-974-5250.