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    Current Planets
    26-Jul-2016, 02:03 UT/GMT
    Sun331'22"19n22
    Moon2159'30"5n33
    Mercury2226'37"15n15
    Venus171'29"17n06
    Mars2722' 2"22s21
    Jupiter210'31"4n37
    Saturn102'50"r20s18
    Uranus2430' 7"8n55
    Neptune1135'26"r8s01
    Pluto1546' 2"r21s10
    TrueNode1322'21"6n32
    Chiron2453'42"r1n58
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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
26-Jul-2016, 02:03 UT/GMT
Sun331'22"19n22
Moon2159'30"5n33
Mercury2226'37"15n15
Venus171'29"17n06
Mars2722' 2"22s21
Jupiter210'31"4n37
Saturn102'50"r20s18
Uranus2430' 7"8n55
Neptune1135'26"r8s01
Pluto1546' 2"r21s10
TrueNode1322'21"6n32
Chiron2453'42"r1n58
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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