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    11-Dec-2016, 09:30 UT/GMT
    Sun1946'29"23s02
    Moon1253' 1"11n19
    Mercury1027'11"24s58
    Venus422' 8"21s25
    Mars2358' 6"14s42
    Jupiter1829' 2"6s07
    Saturn1857'54"21s41
    Uranus2041'44"r7n31
    Neptune922'13"8s51
    Pluto1615'37"21s24
    TrueNode653' 5"r8n59
    Chiron2043' 1"0n04
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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
11-Dec-2016, 09:30 UT/GMT
Sun1946'29"23s02
Moon1253' 1"11n19
Mercury1027'11"24s58
Venus422' 8"21s25
Mars2358' 6"14s42
Jupiter1829' 2"6s07
Saturn1857'54"21s41
Uranus2041'44"r7n31
Neptune922'13"8s51
Pluto1615'37"21s24
TrueNode653' 5"r8n59
Chiron2043' 1"0n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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