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    Current Planets
    4-May-2015, 11:20 UT/GMT
    Sun13Taurus41'11"15n57
    Moon17Scorpio22' 4"13s58
    Mercury4Gemini25' 8"23n34
    Venus26Gemini8' 6"25n51
    Mars24Taurus34'30"19n08
    Jupiter13Leo36' 3"17n37
    Saturn2Sagittarius58'58"r18s36
    Uranus18Aries0'31"6n29
    Neptune9Pisces24'40"8s44
    Pluto15Capricorn28'19"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra42'19"r3s51
    Chiron20Pisces25'48"0n20
    Explanations of the symbols
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The national chart of the Netherlands

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The formal foundation of the modern Netherlands occurred in 1581, under the proud and independent sign of Leo. The planet Pluto, as it moves through Sagittarius, both emphasises and transforms this strong, independent and self-expressive core, and although obvious changes will be necessary through European unification it seems that the Netherlands will experience great benefits and a strengthening and validation of her national identity and creative contribution.

This may also be felt economically, as Pluto moves through the part of the birth chart concerned with national resources and wealth, suggesting that material as well as creative benefits are likely to enhance a sense of well-being over the next few years. Meanwhile, Uranus, planet of change and disruption, comes back to its place in the birth chart - a full 84-year cycle - and, despite invoking a certain resistance and conservatism, reflects a willingness to embrace the sense of a larger human family and all the changes this is likely to imply on the domestic level.

There is a curious paradox in the birth chart of the Netherlands: Saturn and Uranus both placed in Aquarius in the sphere concerned with roots suggest that there is a deep inherent conflict which impels the nation first toward isolation, then toward a more global consciousness. This fundamental tension is likely to be aggravated as Uranus and also Neptune move through Aquarius, but ultimately the innate willingness on the part of this nation to embrace new and challenging ideas - one of the most attractive dimensions of the country's history - will transform any reactionary elements and truly usher in a new age.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 26 July 1581, 12.00 pm LMT, The Hague)

Current Planets
4-May-2015, 11:20 UT/GMT
Sun13Taurus41'11"15n57
Moon17Scorpio22' 4"13s58
Mercury4Gemini25' 8"23n34
Venus26Gemini8' 6"25n51
Mars24Taurus34'30"19n08
Jupiter13Leo36' 3"17n37
Saturn2Sagittarius58'58"r18s36
Uranus18Aries0'31"6n29
Neptune9Pisces24'40"8s44
Pluto15Capricorn28'19"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra42'19"r3s51
Chiron20Pisces25'48"0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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