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    Current Planets
    25-Apr-2017, 11:48 UT/GMT
    Sun527'35"13n20
    Moon2115'11"4n42
    Mercury2649'33"r10n32
    Venus2846'48"1n37
    Mars248' 2"21n19
    Jupiter164'13"r4s53
    Saturn2729'41"r22s03
    Uranus256'11"9n12
    Neptune1333'12"7s16
    Pluto1923'32"r21s10
    TrueNode118'41"r11n00
    Chiron272'59"2n17
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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-Apr-2017, 11:48 UT/GMT
Sun527'35"13n20
Moon2115'11"4n42
Mercury2649'33"r10n32
Venus2846'48"1n37
Mars248' 2"21n19
Jupiter164'13"r4s53
Saturn2729'41"r22s03
Uranus256'11"9n12
Neptune1333'12"7s16
Pluto1923'32"r21s10
TrueNode118'41"r11n00
Chiron272'59"2n17
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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