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    Current Planets
    1-May-2017, 07:25 UT/GMT
    Sun117' 1"15n10
    Moon1750'31"18n50
    Mercury2429'24"r8n14
    Venus118'53"1n39
    Mars648' 6"22n06
    Jupiter1525'37"r4s39
    Saturn2717'30"r22s03
    Uranus2525'47"9n19
    Neptune1341'55"7s13
    Pluto1922'11"r21s11
    TrueNode032'27"r11n17
    Chiron2719'51"2n24
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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
1-May-2017, 07:25 UT/GMT
Sun117' 1"15n10
Moon1750'31"18n50
Mercury2429'24"r8n14
Venus118'53"1n39
Mars648' 6"22n06
Jupiter1525'37"r4s39
Saturn2717'30"r22s03
Uranus2525'47"9n19
Neptune1341'55"7s13
Pluto1922'11"r21s11
TrueNode032'27"r11n17
Chiron2719'51"2n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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