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    Current Planets
    27-Apr-2015, 14:01 UT/GMT
    Sun6Taurus59'58"13n51
    Moon24Leo30'51"9n50
    Mercury24Taurus35'40"20n55
    Venus18Gemini22'54"25n09
    Mars19Taurus38'32"17n48
    Jupiter13Leo8'24"17n46
    Saturn3Sagittarius25'58"r18s42
    Uranus17Aries38'18"6n21
    Neptune9Pisces15'35"8s48
    Pluto15Capricorn31' 8"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra44'12"3s51
    Chiron20Pisces7'34"0n12
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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
27-Apr-2015, 14:01 UT/GMT
Sun6Taurus59'58"13n51
Moon24Leo30'51"9n50
Mercury24Taurus35'40"20n55
Venus18Gemini22'54"25n09
Mars19Taurus38'32"17n48
Jupiter13Leo8'24"17n46
Saturn3Sagittarius25'58"r18s42
Uranus17Aries38'18"6n21
Neptune9Pisces15'35"8s48
Pluto15Capricorn31' 8"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra44'12"3s51
Chiron20Pisces7'34"0n12
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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