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    24-Jan-2017, 20:00 UT/GMT
    Sun51'43"19s00
    Moon2837' 9"18s42
    Mercury1129'47"22s27
    Venus2135'27"2s35
    Mars2727'21"1s27
    Jupiter2253'47"7s37
    Saturn2355'21"22s01
    Uranus2051'30"7n36
    Neptune1023'56"8s27
    Pluto1745'14"21s17
    TrueNode340'13"r10n10
    Chiron2158'53"0n23
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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
24-Jan-2017, 20:00 UT/GMT
Sun51'43"19s00
Moon2837' 9"18s42
Mercury1129'47"22s27
Venus2135'27"2s35
Mars2727'21"1s27
Jupiter2253'47"7s37
Saturn2355'21"22s01
Uranus2051'30"7n36
Neptune1023'56"8s27
Pluto1745'14"21s17
TrueNode340'13"r10n10
Chiron2158'53"0n23
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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