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    1-Jun-2016, 01:39 UT/GMT
    Sun11Gemini0' 6"22n05
    Moon14Aries39'13"3n41
    Mercury17Taurus40'28"13n29
    Venus9Gemini25' 5"21n37
    Mars28Scorpio27'33"r21s25
    Jupiter14Virgo0'36"7n29
    Saturn13Sagittarius16'49"r20s36
    Uranus23Aries10'36"8n27
    Neptune11Pisces59'42"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn2'42"r20s56
    TrueNode18Virgo1'13"r4n44
    Chiron24Pisces56'34"1n51
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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
1-Jun-2016, 01:39 UT/GMT
Sun11Gemini0' 6"22n05
Moon14Aries39'13"3n41
Mercury17Taurus40'28"13n29
Venus9Gemini25' 5"21n37
Mars28Scorpio27'33"r21s25
Jupiter14Virgo0'36"7n29
Saturn13Sagittarius16'49"r20s36
Uranus23Aries10'36"8n27
Neptune11Pisces59'42"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn2'42"r20s56
TrueNode18Virgo1'13"r4n44
Chiron24Pisces56'34"1n51
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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