Last week there was an unexpected development in one of the most notorious cold cases in recent history, the murder of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in 1986. The popular socialist was shot in the centre of Stockholm on 28 February and in spite of long intensive investigations, the killer was never found. There were a lot of confessions though as many as 130, raising serious doubts about general mental health, but none of them was ever found to be the murderer. Now the Swedish police claims to have solved the case, the murderer was Stig Engstöm, an alcoholic and graphic designer who knew how to handle guns and who had an office near the place where Palme was shot.
This man had come to the attention of the police before in connection with the murder, but mainly as a witness. There will not be a trial as Engströn committed suicide years ago, apparently the man was not very balanced mentally. If he is the killer all these theories about the involvement of foreign secret services and terrorists turn out to have been fantasies. It could have been a simple impulsive hate murder, Engström is known to have been fiercely anti-Palme, from his office he saw Palme walking by unexpectedly and he availed himself of this opportunity. This would explain the difficulties in solving the case, there were no preparations and no accomplices, the Swedish police could very well be right now.
But what can we say about this on the basis of Palme’s chart? The circumstances surrounding a death are given by the Anareta or the Killing Planet, in most cases this is Lord 8 or sometimes a planet in the eighth house of death. On the basis of the Anareta’s condition, its aspects and its placement these circumtances can be described. Dying is of course never pleasant but by delineating the Anareta you can see whether it will happen under dramatic circumstances or maybe in complete submission and serenity. Click on the downlad button below to be able to view Olof Palme’s natal chart.
The Sun is Lord 8 and Anareta and it is in its detriment in Aquarius which in itself, could indicate nasty circumstances surrounding his death. Mercury, Lord 7 of partners conjuncting the Sun immediately catches the eye, his wife Liesbeth was walking beside him, when he was shot. Through antiscion, the planet position mirrored in the 0° Cancer-0°Capricorn axis, Mars in detriment is in narrow opposition with the Sun/Mercury conjunction, Olof and Liesbeth Palme. That is like an exact picture of the murder, Mars is in its detriment so manifesting its nastiest side and an antscion often shows something hidden. This secrecy is repeated by the sextile the Anareta/Mercury conjunction makes with Saturn, General Significator of Death, on cusp 12 of hidden things near royal Death Star Antares.
This all really looks very dramatical, Lord 8 / Anareta is in its detriment in antiscial opposition with the Small Malefic Mars in its detriment and in sextile with peregrine Saturn, the Great Malefic on cusp 12 on royal Death Star Antares. Such a concentration of nastiness does not point at a serene death. The killer seems to be shown in the chart most clearly by Mars and this would point to someone solidly-built, somewhat muscular (Mars) and small (Mars and its dispositor Venus point to small) but also a bit fleshly and bloated (dispositor Venus is soft and moist). Judging by the pictures of Engström this seems to give a good description of the supposed killer..