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    Current Planets
    26-Jun-2017, 09:16 UT/GMT
    Sun457'55"23n20
    Moon647'20"17n00
    Mercury1047'21"24n37
    Venus2039'25"15n18
    Mars1419'11"23n39
    Jupiter1337'58"4s09
    Saturn2342'19"r21s57
    Uranus2757'10"10n13
    Neptune1414'18"r7s02
    Pluto1827'46"r21s23
    TrueNode2516'35"r13n06
    Chiron2851'16"3n07
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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-Jun-2017, 09:16 UT/GMT
Sun457'55"23n20
Moon647'20"17n00
Mercury1047'21"24n37
Venus2039'25"15n18
Mars1419'11"23n39
Jupiter1337'58"4s09
Saturn2342'19"r21s57
Uranus2757'10"10n13
Neptune1414'18"r7s02
Pluto1827'46"r21s23
TrueNode2516'35"r13n06
Chiron2851'16"3n07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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