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    Current Planets
    25-Apr-2015, 07:47 UT/GMT
    Sun4Taurus47'59"13n07
    Moon27Cancer12'53"15n48
    Mercury20Taurus41'28"19n37
    Venus15Gemini48'36"24n48
    Mars18Taurus0'55"17n20
    Jupiter13Leo1' 4"17n48
    Saturn3Sagittarius34'18"r18s43
    Uranus17Aries30'51"6n18
    Neptune9Pisces12'19"8s49
    Pluto15Capricorn31'46"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra43'12"r3s51
    Chiron20Pisces1'13"0n09
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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-2015, 07:47 UT/GMT
Sun4Taurus47'59"13n07
Moon27Cancer12'53"15n48
Mercury20Taurus41'28"19n37
Venus15Gemini48'36"24n48
Mars18Taurus0'55"17n20
Jupiter13Leo1' 4"17n48
Saturn3Sagittarius34'18"r18s43
Uranus17Aries30'51"6n18
Neptune9Pisces12'19"8s49
Pluto15Capricorn31'46"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra43'12"r3s51
Chiron20Pisces1'13"0n09
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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