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    Current Planets
    25-Jan-2015, 04:55 UT/GMT
    Sun4Aquarius53' 6"19s02
    Moon9Aries12'45"3n55
    Mercury15Aquarius53' 3"r13s51
    Venus26Aquarius59' 4"14s00
    Mars9Pisces59'19"8s39
    Jupiter19Leo16'16"r15n56
    Saturn3Sagittarius1'19"18s49
    Uranus13Aries4' 8"4n34
    Neptune6Pisces5'49"9s57
    Pluto13Capricorn59'49"20s35
    TrueNode12Libra27' 0"r4s55
    Chiron14Pisces49'11"1s48
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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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
25-Jan-2015, 04:55 UT/GMT
Sun4Aquarius53' 6"19s02
Moon9Aries12'45"3n55
Mercury15Aquarius53' 3"r13s51
Venus26Aquarius59' 4"14s00
Mars9Pisces59'19"8s39
Jupiter19Leo16'16"r15n56
Saturn3Sagittarius1'19"18s49
Uranus13Aries4' 8"4n34
Neptune6Pisces5'49"9s57
Pluto13Capricorn59'49"20s35
TrueNode12Libra27' 0"r4s55
Chiron14Pisces49'11"1s48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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