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    28-Jul-2016, 17:30 UT/GMT
    Sun62'58"18n45
    Moon2932'21"15n08
    Mercury2647'36"13n32
    Venus2016'25"16n07
    Mars2813' 2"22s33
    Jupiter2128'41"4n25
    Saturn958'34"r20s18
    Uranus2430'26"8n55
    Neptune1132'11"r8s02
    Pluto1542'23"r21s11
    TrueNode1320'27"r6n33
    Chiron2449'42"r1n57
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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
28-Jul-2016, 17:30 UT/GMT
Sun62'58"18n45
Moon2932'21"15n08
Mercury2647'36"13n32
Venus2016'25"16n07
Mars2813' 2"22s33
Jupiter2128'41"4n25
Saturn958'34"r20s18
Uranus2430'26"8n55
Neptune1132'11"r8s02
Pluto1542'23"r21s11
TrueNode1320'27"r6n33
Chiron2449'42"r1n57
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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