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    Current Planets
    25-May-2017, 00:47 UT/GMT
    Sun41' 5"20n57
    Moon2242' 0"13n37
    Mercury941' 4"11n46
    Venus1831'58"5n43
    Mars2253'19"24n04
    Jupiter1334'44"r4s00
    Saturn261'26"r22s00
    Uranus2640'21"9n46
    Neptune147'40"7s04
    Pluto197' 7"r21s15
    TrueNode2815' 9"r12n05
    Chiron2815'58"2n49
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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-May-2017, 00:47 UT/GMT
Sun41' 5"20n57
Moon2242' 0"13n37
Mercury941' 4"11n46
Venus1831'58"5n43
Mars2253'19"24n04
Jupiter1334'44"r4s00
Saturn261'26"r22s00
Uranus2640'21"9n46
Neptune147'40"7s04
Pluto197' 7"r21s15
TrueNode2815' 9"r12n05
Chiron2815'58"2n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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