The Dutch government is another one in turmoil. In this case over an escalating scandal in which thousands of parents were wrongly accused by tax officials of fraud, plunging many families into debt by ordering them to repay childcare allowances. They were pursued through the courts, ordered to repay benefits and denied the right to appeal over several years from 2012. Some were pushed close to bankruptcy or forced to move house by unjust claims for tens of thousands of euros when the alleged fraud amounted to an incorrectly filled-out form or a missing signature. Several couples separated under the strain.
PM Mark Rutte, has said he opposes dissolving the current coalition government, arguing the Netherlands needs stability amid the coronavirus pandemic, but has not ruled it out.
This coalition government was sworn in on 24 October 2017 around 10.30 am, which puts Saturn in Sagittarius in the financial 2nd, in the line of fire of the December Solar Eclipse – which hints at a need to accept responsibility for past actions, which sounds spot on. Chickens finally coming home to roost. The chart does have a lucky Sun Jupiter conjunction which will have squeaked it out of trouble at times; but there is a destabilising tr Pluto square Uranus picking up late February and running off and on after that which may be the deciding factor.
Mark Rutte, 14 February 1967 6.53 pm The Hague, is a hard-working, idealistic though vague and elusive Sun Aquarius square Neptune; with a Water Grand Trine of Neptune trine Saturn in Pisces trine Jupiter in Cancer – not always good at connecting with reality. He has his Solar Arc Mars also catching last month’s Solar Eclipse for a shock and incendiary arguments in the months ahead. Tr Neptune is undermining several of his planets ahead; but he also has a bullishly confident tr Pluto opposition his Jupiter from late February, on and off till late 2022, so he’ll bounce back no matter what happens.
The Netherlands chart, 26 July 1581 JC, will catch the brunt of the unpredictable and high-tension tr Uranus in Taurus square tr Saturn in Aquarius as both planets hard aspect the Leo Sun Venus opposition Uranus in Aquarius over the next two years. The country will need a steady hand on the tiller.
Shades of the UK and the Post Office scandal where poor postmasters were hounded, and some imprisoned for years, over a computer snarl up that no one would own up to. God rot bureaucrats and pen pushers with far too much power. I hope they imprison the tax officials who were guilty.
Add On: There can be several significant moments in a country’s history for which charts can be erected. They can all be valid and productive charts checked against subsequent events. Both the Netherlands 1581 and 1815 charts showed up the German invasion of 1940 clearly – if anything the 1581 chart was more informative. But both worked well.
Usually older charts work better than mewer ones – for instance the Spain 20th century chart isn’t as helpful as the 15th century one. But obviously older charts may not have verifiable start times.
The 1815 chart indicates a Neptunian slide for two to three years ahead as tr Neptune is conjunct the Pluto, Mercury and Sun, all in Pisces. With a short sharp shock at the moment from tr Uranus and Solar Arc Mars both colliding with the Netherlands Saturn in Aquarius.