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    Current Planets
    2-Jul-2015, 18:47 UT/GMT
    Sun10Cancer34'30"23n01
    Moon19Capricorn34'47"17s12
    Mercury20Gemini16'23"21n09
    Venus22Leo35' 2"14n18
    Mars5Cancer31'14"24n05
    Jupiter21Leo53'49"15n01
    Saturn29Scorpio0'19"r17s53
    Uranus20Aries16'34"7n20
    Neptune9Pisces42'25"r8s40
    Pluto14Capricorn21'32"r20s41
    TrueNode4Libra52'26"r1s56
    Chiron21Pisces31'29"r0n55
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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
2-Jul-2015, 18:47 UT/GMT
Sun10Cancer34'30"23n01
Moon19Capricorn34'47"17s12
Mercury20Gemini16'23"21n09
Venus22Leo35' 2"14n18
Mars5Cancer31'14"24n05
Jupiter21Leo53'49"15n01
Saturn29Scorpio0'19"r17s53
Uranus20Aries16'34"7n20
Neptune9Pisces42'25"r8s40
Pluto14Capricorn21'32"r20s41
TrueNode4Libra52'26"r1s56
Chiron21Pisces31'29"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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