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    25-Jun-2016, 13:24 UT/GMT
    Sun424'14"23n22
    Moon67'46"8s31
    Mercury210' 8"22n40
    Venus930'30"23n48
    Mars2311'35"r21s00
    Jupiter1622' 3"6n30
    Saturn1132' 1"r20s25
    Uranus242'11"8n46
    Neptune120'13"r7s51
    Pluto1630'40"r21s02
    TrueNode1514'58"r5n49
    Chiron2514'54"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
25-Jun-2016, 13:24 UT/GMT
Sun424'14"23n22
Moon67'46"8s31
Mercury210' 8"22n40
Venus930'30"23n48
Mars2311'35"r21s00
Jupiter1622' 3"6n30
Saturn1132' 1"r20s25
Uranus242'11"8n46
Neptune120'13"r7s51
Pluto1630'40"r21s02
TrueNode1514'58"r5n49
Chiron2514'54"2n02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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