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    Current Planets
    23-Feb-2017, 16:52 UT/GMT
    Sun515'47"9s35
    Moon2946'36"17s20
    Mercury263'53"14s50
    Venus1141'52"9n39
    Mars1935' 0"7n37
    Jupiter2239'54"r7s26
    Saturn2624' 8"22s05
    Uranus2151'27"7n59
    Neptune1127'52"8s03
    Pluto1838'46"21s12
    TrueNode323'33"10n16
    Chiron2332'51"0n56
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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
23-Feb-2017, 16:52 UT/GMT
Sun515'47"9s35
Moon2946'36"17s20
Mercury263'53"14s50
Venus1141'52"9n39
Mars1935' 0"7n37
Jupiter2239'54"r7s26
Saturn2624' 8"22s05
Uranus2151'27"7n59
Neptune1127'52"8s03
Pluto1838'46"21s12
TrueNode323'33"10n16
Chiron2332'51"0n56
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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