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    Current Planets
    23-Aug-2017, 03:47 UT/GMT
    Sun013' 8"11n24
    Moon183'43"6n41
    Mercury75' 1"r4n35
    Venus2623'45"20n29
    Mars2134'22"15n24
    Jupiter2025'21"6s56
    Saturn2111'12"r21s58
    Uranus2821'59"r10n20
    Neptune1312'25"r7s28
    Pluto1710'10"r21s39
    TrueNode2413'15"r13n27
    Chiron2744'13"r2n47
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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
23-Aug-2017, 03:47 UT/GMT
Sun013' 8"11n24
Moon183'43"6n41
Mercury75' 1"r4n35
Venus2623'45"20n29
Mars2134'22"15n24
Jupiter2025'21"6s56
Saturn2111'12"r21s58
Uranus2821'59"r10n20
Neptune1312'25"r7s28
Pluto1710'10"r21s39
TrueNode2413'15"r13n27
Chiron2744'13"r2n47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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