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    Current Planets
    28-Aug-2015, 08:24 UT/GMT
    Sun4Virgo43'58"9n46
    Moon14Aquarius48'30"12s45
    Mercury0Libra51'17"1s34
    Venus16Leo0'41"r8n25
    Mars12Leo27'24"18n08
    Jupiter3Virgo39'45"10n59
    Saturn28Scorpio49'49"18s04
    Uranus20Aries4'48"r7n14
    Neptune8Pisces30'35"r9s08
    Pluto13Capricorn9'50"r20s55
    TrueNode1Libra10'22"r0n28
    Chiron19Pisces53'42"r0n23
    Explanations of the symbols
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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
28-Aug-2015, 08:24 UT/GMT
Sun4Virgo43'58"9n46
Moon14Aquarius48'30"12s45
Mercury0Libra51'17"1s34
Venus16Leo0'41"r8n25
Mars12Leo27'24"18n08
Jupiter3Virgo39'45"10n59
Saturn28Scorpio49'49"18s04
Uranus20Aries4'48"r7n14
Neptune8Pisces30'35"r9s08
Pluto13Capricorn9'50"r20s55
TrueNode1Libra10'22"r0n28
Chiron19Pisces53'42"r0n23
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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