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    25-Jun-2017, 04:50 UT/GMT
    Sun350' 6"23n23
    Moon1919'53"19n04
    Mercury815' 4"24n41
    Venus1923'28"14n57
    Mars1332'38"23n44
    Jupiter1334'35"4s08
    Saturn2347'25"r21s57
    Uranus2755' 2"10n12
    Neptune1414'39"r7s02
    Pluto1829'27"r21s23
    TrueNode2520'56"r13n04
    Chiron2850'55"3n07
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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
25-Jun-2017, 04:50 UT/GMT
Sun350' 6"23n23
Moon1919'53"19n04
Mercury815' 4"24n41
Venus1923'28"14n57
Mars1332'38"23n44
Jupiter1334'35"4s08
Saturn2347'25"r21s57
Uranus2755' 2"10n12
Neptune1414'39"r7s02
Pluto1829'27"r21s23
TrueNode2520'56"r13n04
Chiron2850'55"3n07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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