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    23-May-2018, 19:10 UT/GMT
    Sun236' 6"20n41
    Moon2327'11"5n54
    Mercury1737'32"15n37
    Venus54'35"25n02
    Mars247'41"21s52
    Jupiter1631' 2"r15s35
    Saturn89'45"r22s18
    Uranus025'28"11n08
    Neptune1618'22"6s16
    Pluto213'32"r21s33
    TrueNode822'13"r18n10
    Chiron139'40"3n50
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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
23-May-2018, 19:10 UT/GMT
Sun236' 6"20n41
Moon2327'11"5n54
Mercury1737'32"15n37
Venus54'35"25n02
Mars247'41"21s52
Jupiter1631' 2"r15s35
Saturn89'45"r22s18
Uranus025'28"11n08
Neptune1618'22"6s16
Pluto213'32"r21s33
TrueNode822'13"r18n10
Chiron139'40"3n50
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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