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    Current Planets
    29-Aug-2015, 07:32 UT/GMT
    Sun5Virgo39'48"9n26
    Moon29Aquarius10'35"9s09
    Mercury2Libra0'59"2s09
    Venus15Leo41' 4"r8n35
    Mars13Leo4'19"17n58
    Jupiter3Virgo52'20"10n54
    Saturn28Scorpio52'15"18s05
    Uranus20Aries3'21"r7n13
    Neptune8Pisces29' 0"r9s09
    Pluto13Capricorn9' 5"r20s55
    TrueNode1Libra7'27"r0n27
    Chiron19Pisces51' 8"r0n22
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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
29-Aug-2015, 07:32 UT/GMT
Sun5Virgo39'48"9n26
Moon29Aquarius10'35"9s09
Mercury2Libra0'59"2s09
Venus15Leo41' 4"r8n35
Mars13Leo4'19"17n58
Jupiter3Virgo52'20"10n54
Saturn28Scorpio52'15"18s05
Uranus20Aries3'21"r7n13
Neptune8Pisces29' 0"r9s09
Pluto13Capricorn9' 5"r20s55
TrueNode1Libra7'27"r0n27
Chiron19Pisces51' 8"r0n22
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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