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    27-May-2015, 10:36 UT/GMT
    Sun5Gemini50'29"21n17
    Moon24Virgo31'42"1n03
    Mercury10Gemini44'56"r20n55
    Venus20Cancer49'21"24n31
    Mars10Gemini44'54"22n30
    Jupiter16Leo0'28"16n53
    Saturn1Sagittarius18'40"r18s17
    Uranus19Aries7'14"6n54
    Neptune9Pisces44'53"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn9'58"r20s33
    TrueNode8Libra23'43"3s20
    Chiron21Pisces12'12"0n41
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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-May-2015, 10:37 UT/GMT
Sun5Gemini50'32"21n17
Moon24Virgo32'11"1n02
Mercury10Gemini44'55"r20n55
Venus20Cancer49'24"24n31
Mars10Gemini44'56"22n30
Jupiter16Leo0'28"16n53
Saturn1Sagittarius18'40"r18s17
Uranus19Aries7'14"6n54
Neptune9Pisces44'53"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn9'58"r20s33
TrueNode8Libra23'43"3s20
Chiron21Pisces12'12"0n41
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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