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    Current Planets
    31-Aug-2015, 00:38 UT/GMT
    Sun7Virgo19' 4"8n49
    Moon25Pisces1'33"1s28
    Mercury4Libra0'15"3s11
    Venus15Leo11'28"r8n52
    Mars14Leo9'49"17n40
    Jupiter4Virgo14'40"10n46
    Saturn28Scorpio56'48"18s06
    Uranus20Aries0'41"r7n12
    Neptune8Pisces26'11"r9s10
    Pluto13Capricorn7'49"r20s56
    TrueNode1Libra4'52"r0n26
    Chiron19Pisces46'31"r0n20
    Explanations of the symbols
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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
31-Aug-2015, 00:38 UT/GMT
Sun7Virgo19' 4"8n49
Moon25Pisces1'33"1s28
Mercury4Libra0'15"3s11
Venus15Leo11'28"r8n52
Mars14Leo9'49"17n40
Jupiter4Virgo14'40"10n46
Saturn28Scorpio56'48"18s06
Uranus20Aries0'41"r7n12
Neptune8Pisces26'11"r9s10
Pluto13Capricorn7'49"r20s56
TrueNode1Libra4'52"r0n26
Chiron19Pisces46'31"r0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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