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    26-Sep-2016, 10:50 UT/GMT
    Sun346'31"1s30
    Moon1126'40"14n43
    Mercury1616'21"6n00
    Venus327'16"12s39
    Mars2925'19"25s54
    Jupiter339'11"0n27
    Saturn1117'59"20s41
    Uranus2315'42"r8n27
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    TrueNode1239'59"6n48
    Chiron2225'12"r1n01
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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
26-Sep-2016, 10:50 UT/GMT
Sun346'31"1s30
Moon1126'40"14n43
Mercury1616'21"6n00
Venus327'16"12s39
Mars2925'19"25s54
Jupiter339'11"0n27
Saturn1117'59"20s41
Uranus2315'42"r8n27
Neptune959'49"r8s38
Pluto1455'38"r21s24
TrueNode1239'59"6n48
Chiron2225'12"r1n01
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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