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    5-Sep-2015, 06:24 UT/GMT
    Sun12Virgo23'22"6n55
    Moon10Gemini34' 3"17n08
    Mercury9Libra24' 0"6s04
    Venus14Leo24'42"r9n40
    Mars17Leo29'48"16n41
    Jupiter5Virgo22'56"10n21
    Saturn29Scorpio12'17"18s11
    Uranus19Aries51'52"r7n09
    Neptune8Pisces17'33"r9s13
    Pluto13Capricorn4'25"r20s57
    TrueNode1Libra9'10"0n28
    Chiron19Pisces32'13"r0n15
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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
5-Sep-2015, 06:24 UT/GMT
Sun12Virgo23'22"6n55
Moon10Gemini34' 3"17n08
Mercury9Libra24' 0"6s04
Venus14Leo24'42"r9n40
Mars17Leo29'48"16n41
Jupiter5Virgo22'56"10n21
Saturn29Scorpio12'17"18s11
Uranus19Aries51'52"r7n09
Neptune8Pisces17'33"r9s13
Pluto13Capricorn4'25"r20s57
TrueNode1Libra9'10"0n28
Chiron19Pisces32'13"r0n15
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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