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    Current Planets
    26-Jun-2016, 08:44 UT/GMT
    Sun510'20"23n20
    Moon176'37"5s15
    Mercury2235'32"22n55
    Venus1029'52"23n45
    Mars238'54"r21s00
    Jupiter1628' 5"6n27
    Saturn1128'53"r20s25
    Uranus243'28"8n46
    Neptune1159'55"r7s51
    Pluto1629'30"r21s02
    TrueNode1514'43"5n49
    Chiron2514'58"2n02
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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-2016, 08:44 UT/GMT
Sun510'20"23n20
Moon176'37"5s15
Mercury2235'32"22n55
Venus1029'52"23n45
Mars238'54"r21s00
Jupiter1628' 5"6n27
Saturn1128'53"r20s25
Uranus243'28"8n46
Neptune1159'55"r7s51
Pluto1629'30"r21s02
TrueNode1514'43"5n49
Chiron2514'58"2n02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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