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    Current Planets
    24-Jun-2017, 01:08 UT/GMT
    Sun244' 1"23n24
    Moon154'56"19n19
    Mercury545'15"24n42
    Venus189'45"14n37
    Mars1247'14"23n48
    Jupiter1331'31"4s06
    Saturn2352'25"r21s57
    Uranus2752'54"10n11
    Neptune1414'57"r7s02
    Pluto1831' 5"r21s22
    TrueNode2527'56"r13n02
    Chiron2850'31"3n07
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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
24-Jun-2017, 01:08 UT/GMT
Sun244' 1"23n24
Moon154'56"19n19
Mercury545'15"24n42
Venus189'45"14n37
Mars1247'14"23n48
Jupiter1331'31"4s06
Saturn2352'25"r21s57
Uranus2752'54"10n11
Neptune1414'57"r7s02
Pluto1831' 5"r21s22
TrueNode2527'56"r13n02
Chiron2850'31"3n07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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