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    3-Aug-2015, 03:47 UT/GMT
    Sun10Leo31'20"17n36
    Moon17Pisces59'39"3s35
    Mercury21Leo30'20"15n54
    Venus29Leo15'13"r6n24
    Mars26Cancer13' 8"21n52
    Jupiter28Leo13'24"12n54
    Saturn28Scorpio16'59"17s51
    Uranus20Aries28'43"r7n23
    Neptune9Pisces9'35"r8s53
    Pluto13Capricorn36'32"r20s49
    TrueNode2Libra7'29"r0n51
    Chiron20Pisces52'55"r0n45
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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
3-Aug-2015, 03:47 UT/GMT
Sun10Leo31'20"17n36
Moon17Pisces59'39"3s35
Mercury21Leo30'20"15n54
Venus29Leo15'13"r6n24
Mars26Cancer13' 8"21n52
Jupiter28Leo13'24"12n54
Saturn28Scorpio16'59"17s51
Uranus20Aries28'43"r7n23
Neptune9Pisces9'35"r8s53
Pluto13Capricorn36'32"r20s49
TrueNode2Libra7'29"r0n51
Chiron20Pisces52'55"r0n45
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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