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    20-Aug-2017, 18:42 UT/GMT
    Sun2755'36"12n12
    Moon1450'10"15n33
    Mercury854'31"r3n52
    Venus2334'28"20n52
    Mars203'21"15n53
    Jupiter201' 0"6s47
    Saturn2112' 1"r21s57
    Uranus2824' 7"r10n21
    Neptune1316'12"r7s26
    Pluto1712'33"r21s38
    TrueNode2413'36"13n27
    Chiron2749'43"r2n49
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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
20-Aug-2017, 18:42 UT/GMT
Sun2755'36"12n12
Moon1450'10"15n33
Mercury854'31"r3n52
Venus2334'28"20n52
Mars203'21"15n53
Jupiter201' 0"6s47
Saturn2112' 1"r21s57
Uranus2824' 7"r10n21
Neptune1316'12"r7s26
Pluto1712'33"r21s38
TrueNode2413'36"13n27
Chiron2749'43"r2n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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