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    28-May-2018, 08:41 UT/GMT
    Sun658'59"21n28
    Moon2248'59"13s44
    Mercury2637'32"18n38
    Venus1030'22"24n50
    Mars417' 8"21s46
    Jupiter1559'29"r15s27
    Saturn754'43"r22s19
    Uranus039' 2"11n12
    Neptune1621'53"6s15
    Pluto2059'26"r21s34
    TrueNode746'17"r18n19
    Chiron148'42"3n54
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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)

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Current Planets
28-May-2018, 08:41 UT/GMT
Sun658'59"21n28
Moon2248'59"13s44
Mercury2637'32"18n38
Venus1030'22"24n50
Mars417' 8"21s46
Jupiter1559'29"r15s27
Saturn754'43"r22s19
Uranus039' 2"11n12
Neptune1621'53"6s15
Pluto2059'26"r21s34
TrueNode746'17"r18n19
Chiron148'42"3n54
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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