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    Current Planets
    25-Apr-2017, 21:08 UT/GMT
    Sun550'18"13n28
    Moon270'58"6n30
    Mercury2636' 7"r10n21
    Venus2855'13"1n36
    Mars34' 7"21n22
    Jupiter161'32"r4s52
    Saturn2728'58"r22s03
    Uranus257'30"9n12
    Neptune1333'49"7s16
    Pluto1923'29"r21s10
    TrueNode115'30"r11n02
    Chiron274' 8"2n18
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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
25-Apr-2017, 21:08 UT/GMT
Sun550'18"13n28
Moon270'58"6n30
Mercury2636' 7"r10n21
Venus2855'13"1n36
Mars34' 7"21n22
Jupiter161'32"r4s52
Saturn2728'58"r22s03
Uranus257'30"9n12
Neptune1333'49"7s16
Pluto1923'29"r21s10
TrueNode115'30"r11n02
Chiron274' 8"2n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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