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    27-Jun-2016, 09:42 UT/GMT
    Sun69'51"23n17
    Moon129'31"0n43
    Mercury2440'55"23n13
    Venus1146'34"23n41
    Mars236'14"r21s01
    Jupiter1636' 1"6n24
    Saturn1124'54"r20s24
    Uranus245' 5"8n47
    Neptune1159'29"r7s51
    Pluto1628' 0"r21s03
    TrueNode1515' 1"5n49
    Chiron2515' 0"2n02
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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
27-Jun-2016, 09:42 UT/GMT
Sun69'51"23n17
Moon129'31"0n43
Mercury2440'55"23n13
Venus1146'34"23n41
Mars236'14"r21s01
Jupiter1636' 1"6n24
Saturn1124'54"r20s24
Uranus245' 5"8n47
Neptune1159'29"r7s51
Pluto1628' 0"r21s03
TrueNode1515' 1"5n49
Chiron2515' 0"2n02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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