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    24-Aug-2016, 07:27 UT/GMT
    Sun133'31"10n55
    Moon2023'29"13n08
    Mercury2721'33"1s53
    Venus2254'58"3n58
    Mars947'28"24s40
    Jupiter2636'57"2n21
    Saturn952'29"20s23
    Uranus2414'59"r8n49
    Neptune1053' 1"r8s18
    Pluto1511'25"r21s18
    TrueNode1246'18"6n46
    Chiron2354'25"r1n37
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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-Aug-2016, 07:27 UT/GMT
Sun133'31"10n55
Moon2023'29"13n08
Mercury2721'33"1s53
Venus2254'58"3n58
Mars947'28"24s40
Jupiter2636'57"2n21
Saturn952'29"20s23
Uranus2414'59"r8n49
Neptune1053' 1"r8s18
Pluto1511'25"r21s18
TrueNode1246'18"6n46
Chiron2354'25"r1n37
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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