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    Current Planets
    28-May-2017, 17:11 UT/GMT
    Sun733'21"21n34
    Moon1830'11"19n00
    Mercury1446'38"13n37
    Venus2150'59"6n43
    Mars2521'24"24n12
    Jupiter1325'40"r3s58
    Saturn2546'42"r22s00
    Uranus2650'49"9n49
    Neptune1410' 9"7s03
    Pluto193'33"r21s16
    TrueNode2741'22"r12n16
    Chiron2822'34"2n52
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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-May-2017, 17:11 UT/GMT
Sun733'21"21n34
Moon1830'11"19n00
Mercury1446'38"13n37
Venus2150'59"6n43
Mars2521'24"24n12
Jupiter1325'40"r3s58
Saturn2546'42"r22s00
Uranus2650'49"9n49
Neptune1410' 9"7s03
Pluto193'33"r21s16
TrueNode2741'22"r12n16
Chiron2822'34"2n52
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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