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    21-Oct-2017, 07:28 UT/GMT
    Sun285'35"10s48
    Moon1528'57"11s41
    Mercury624'51"13s53
    Venus833'28"1s59
    Mars294'41"1n26
    Jupiter219'49"11s19
    Saturn2340' 1"22s16
    Uranus2627'31"r9n39
    Neptune1145' 0"r8s01
    Pluto1658'49"21s47
    TrueNode2150' 1"r14n14
    Chiron2511'53"r1n42
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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)

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Current Planets
21-Oct-2017, 07:28 UT/GMT
Sun285'35"10s48
Moon1528'57"11s41
Mercury624'51"13s53
Venus833'28"1s59
Mars294'41"1n26
Jupiter219'49"11s19
Saturn2340' 1"22s16
Uranus2627'31"r9n39
Neptune1145' 0"r8s01
Pluto1658'49"21s47
TrueNode2150' 1"r14n14
Chiron2511'53"r1n42
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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