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    Current Planets
    27-Feb-2015, 23:34 UT/GMT
    Sun9Pisces3' 4"8s11
    Moon5Cancer34'38"18n08
    Mercury12Aquarius31'53"17s35
    Venus8Aries46'39"2n47
    Mars6Aries7' 2"1n58
    Jupiter14Leo57'56"r17n17
    Saturn4Sagittarius44'57"19s04
    Uranus14Aries24'29"5n06
    Neptune7Pisces19'57"9s30
    Pluto14Capricorn58' 3"20s31
    TrueNode10Libra28'12"r4s09
    Chiron16Pisces45'41"1s08
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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-Feb-2015, 23:34 UT/GMT
Sun9Pisces3' 4"8s11
Moon5Cancer34'38"18n08
Mercury12Aquarius31'53"17s35
Venus8Aries46'39"2n47
Mars6Aries7' 2"1n58
Jupiter14Leo57'56"r17n17
Saturn4Sagittarius44'57"19s04
Uranus14Aries24'29"5n06
Neptune7Pisces19'57"9s30
Pluto14Capricorn58' 3"20s31
TrueNode10Libra28'12"r4s09
Chiron16Pisces45'41"1s08
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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