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    Current Planets
    26-Jan-2015, 00:36 UT/GMT
    Sun5Aquarius43' 8"18s50
    Moon20Aries46'22"7n26
    Mercury15Aquarius16'31"r13s49
    Venus28Aquarius0'24"13s38
    Mars10Pisces37'44"8s24
    Jupiter19Leo10' 4"r15n58
    Saturn3Sagittarius4'59"18s50
    Uranus13Aries5'33"4n34
    Neptune6Pisces7'29"9s57
    Pluto14Capricorn1'26"20s35
    TrueNode12Libra27' 8"4s55
    Chiron14Pisces51'41"1s47
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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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
26-Jan-2015, 00:36 UT/GMT
Sun5Aquarius43' 8"18s50
Moon20Aries46'22"7n26
Mercury15Aquarius16'31"r13s49
Venus28Aquarius0'24"13s38
Mars10Pisces37'44"8s24
Jupiter19Leo10' 4"r15n58
Saturn3Sagittarius4'59"18s50
Uranus13Aries5'33"4n34
Neptune6Pisces7'29"9s57
Pluto14Capricorn1'26"20s35
TrueNode12Libra27' 8"4s55
Chiron14Pisces51'41"1s47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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