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    27-Apr-2018, 00:23 UT/GMT
    Sun642'30"13n45
    Moon2931'57"3n38
    Mercury959'55"1n36
    Venus249'22"21n23
    Mars2133' 8"22s51
    Jupiter1951'35"r16s28
    Saturn95' 1"r22s14
    Uranus2858' 3"10n37
    Neptune1545'16"6s28
    Pluto2116'57"r21s28
    TrueNode113'43"r17n27
    Chiron030'27"3n20
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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)

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Current Planets
27-Apr-2018, 00:23 UT/GMT
Sun642'30"13n45
Moon2931'57"3n38
Mercury959'55"1n36
Venus249'22"21n23
Mars2133' 8"22s51
Jupiter1951'35"r16s28
Saturn95' 1"r22s14
Uranus2858' 3"10n37
Neptune1545'16"6s28
Pluto2116'57"r21s28
TrueNode113'43"r17n27
Chiron030'27"3n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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