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    Current Planets
    29-May-2017, 01:25 UT/GMT
    Sun753' 6"21n37
    Moon2330'53"18n36
    Mercury1516'51"13n48
    Venus229'52"6n49
    Mars2535'10"24n13
    Jupiter1324'57"r3s57
    Saturn2545'18"r22s00
    Uranus2651'47"9n50
    Neptune1410'21"7s03
    Pluto193'13"r21s16
    TrueNode2739'40"r12n17
    Chiron2823' 9"2n52
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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
29-May-2017, 01:25 UT/GMT
Sun753' 6"21n37
Moon2330'53"18n36
Mercury1516'51"13n48
Venus229'52"6n49
Mars2535'10"24n13
Jupiter1324'57"r3s57
Saturn2545'18"r22s00
Uranus2651'47"9n50
Neptune1410'21"7s03
Pluto193'13"r21s16
TrueNode2739'40"r12n17
Chiron2823' 9"2n52
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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