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    Current Planets
    26-Apr-2015, 22:37 UT/GMT
    Sun6Taurus22'30"13n39
    Moon16Leo51'48"11n47
    Mercury23Taurus31' 1"20n34
    Venus17Gemini39'10"25n03
    Mars19Taurus10'50"17n40
    Jupiter13Leo6'13"17n46
    Saturn3Sagittarius28'22"r18s42
    Uranus17Aries36'11"6n20
    Neptune9Pisces14'40"8s48
    Pluto15Capricorn31'20"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra43'26"3s51
    Chiron20Pisces5'47"0n11
    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
26-Apr-2015, 22:37 UT/GMT
Sun6Taurus22'30"13n39
Moon16Leo51'48"11n47
Mercury23Taurus31' 1"20n34
Venus17Gemini39'10"25n03
Mars19Taurus10'50"17n40
Jupiter13Leo6'13"17n46
Saturn3Sagittarius28'22"r18s42
Uranus17Aries36'11"6n20
Neptune9Pisces14'40"8s48
Pluto15Capricorn31'20"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra43'26"3s51
Chiron20Pisces5'47"0n11
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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