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    Current Planets
    29-Mar-2015, 04:08 UT/GMT
    Sun8Aries9'15"3n14
    Moon29Cancer9'39"15n25
    Mercury26Pisces29'21"3s20
    Venus14Taurus5'34"16n46
    Mars28Aries8' 6"10n40
    Jupiter12Leo45'55"r17n54
    Saturn4Sagittarius45' 9"r18s59
    Uranus15Aries58'30"5n43
    Neptune8Pisces23'59"9s06
    Pluto15Capricorn27'14"20s29
    TrueNode10Libra0'21"r3s58
    Chiron18Pisces33' 7"0n27
    Explanations of the symbols
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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
29-Mar-2015, 04:08 UT/GMT
Sun8Aries9'15"3n14
Moon29Cancer9'39"15n25
Mercury26Pisces29'21"3s20
Venus14Taurus5'34"16n46
Mars28Aries8' 6"10n40
Jupiter12Leo45'55"r17n54
Saturn4Sagittarius45' 9"r18s59
Uranus15Aries58'30"5n43
Neptune8Pisces23'59"9s06
Pluto15Capricorn27'14"20s29
TrueNode10Libra0'21"r3s58
Chiron18Pisces33' 7"0n27
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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