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    Current Planets
    2-Jun-2015, 05:41 UT/GMT
    Sun11Gemini23'54"22n09
    Moon5Sagittarius59'21"17s04
    Mercury7Gemini34' 3"r18n52
    Venus26Cancer39'44"23n23
    Mars14Gemini45'44"23n04
    Jupiter16Leo47'57"16n38
    Saturn0Sagittarius53' 7"r18s12
    Uranus19Aries21'41"7n00
    Neptune9Pisces47'21"8s37
    Pluto15Capricorn3'28"r20s34
    TrueNode8Libra2'33"r3s11
    Chiron21Pisces19'56"0n45
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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
2-Jun-2015, 05:41 UT/GMT
Sun11Gemini23'54"22n09
Moon5Sagittarius59'21"17s04
Mercury7Gemini34' 3"r18n52
Venus26Cancer39'44"23n23
Mars14Gemini45'44"23n04
Jupiter16Leo47'57"16n38
Saturn0Sagittarius53' 7"r18s12
Uranus19Aries21'41"7n00
Neptune9Pisces47'21"8s37
Pluto15Capricorn3'28"r20s34
TrueNode8Libra2'33"r3s11
Chiron21Pisces19'56"0n45
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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