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    Current Planets
    24-Mar-2017, 18:34 UT/GMT
    Sun418'16"1n43
    Moon2124'47"13s21
    Mercury2027'27"9n05
    Venus521'57"r9n47
    Mars1034'37"15n17
    Jupiter201'32"r6s22
    Saturn2740' 0"22s05
    Uranus2318'19"8n32
    Neptune1233' 7"7s38
    Pluto1913'12"21s10
    TrueNode37' 7"10n22
    Chiron2517' 0"1n35
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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-Mar-2017, 18:34 UT/GMT
Sun418'16"1n43
Moon2124'47"13s21
Mercury2027'27"9n05
Venus521'57"r9n47
Mars1034'37"15n17
Jupiter201'32"r6s22
Saturn2740' 0"22s05
Uranus2318'19"8n32
Neptune1233' 7"7s38
Pluto1913'12"21s10
TrueNode37' 7"10n22
Chiron2517' 0"1n35
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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