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    28-Aug-2016, 14:21 UT/GMT
    Sun541'50"9n25
    Moon202'16"17n47
    Mercury2853'54"3s05
    Venus2810'25"1n47
    Mars124' 4"24s58
    Jupiter2729'59"2n00
    Saturn957'53"20s24
    Uranus249'30"r8n47
    Neptune1046' 2"r8s20
    Pluto157'45"r21s19
    TrueNode1244'26"r6n47
    Chiron2343'31"r1n33
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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
28-Aug-2016, 14:21 UT/GMT
Sun541'50"9n25
Moon202'16"17n47
Mercury2853'54"3s05
Venus2810'25"1n47
Mars124' 4"24s58
Jupiter2729'59"2n00
Saturn957'53"20s24
Uranus249'30"r8n47
Neptune1046' 2"r8s20
Pluto157'45"r21s19
TrueNode1244'26"r6n47
Chiron2343'31"r1n33
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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