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    Current Planets
    4-Sep-2015, 02:46 UT/GMT
    Sun11Virgo16'26"7n20
    Moon24Taurus47'21"14n50
    Mercury8Libra18'45"5s28
    Venus14Leo29'16"r9n30
    Mars16Leo45'55"16n54
    Jupiter5Virgo7'57"10n27
    Saturn29Scorpio8'40"18s10
    Uranus19Aries53'53"r7n10
    Neptune8Pisces19'26"r9s12
    Pluto13Capricorn5' 6"r20s57
    TrueNode1Libra8'31"0n27
    Chiron19Pisces35'23"r0n16
    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
4-Sep-2015, 02:46 UT/GMT
Sun11Virgo16'26"7n20
Moon24Taurus47'21"14n50
Mercury8Libra18'45"5s28
Venus14Leo29'16"r9n30
Mars16Leo45'55"16n54
Jupiter5Virgo7'57"10n27
Saturn29Scorpio8'40"18s10
Uranus19Aries53'53"r7n10
Neptune8Pisces19'26"r9s12
Pluto13Capricorn5' 6"r20s57
TrueNode1Libra8'31"0n27
Chiron19Pisces35'23"r0n16
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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