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    24-May-2017, 14:35 UT/GMT
    Sun336'34"20n52
    Moon1614'36"12n00
    Mercury98' 5"11n34
    Venus189'29"5n36
    Mars2236'12"24n03
    Jupiter1335'57"r4s01
    Saturn263' 6"r22s00
    Uranus2639' 7"9n45
    Neptune147'21"7s04
    Pluto197'31"r21s15
    TrueNode2819'39"r12n03
    Chiron2815' 9"2n49
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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
24-May-2017, 14:35 UT/GMT
Sun336'34"20n52
Moon1614'36"12n00
Mercury98' 5"11n34
Venus189'29"5n36
Mars2236'12"24n03
Jupiter1335'57"r4s01
Saturn263' 6"r22s00
Uranus2639' 7"9n45
Neptune147'21"7s04
Pluto197'31"r21s15
TrueNode2819'39"r12n03
Chiron2815' 9"2n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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