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    Current Planets
    25-Sep-2017, 17:27 UT/GMT
    Sun250' 1"1s08
    Moon644' 3"16s28
    Mercury2210'21"4n49
    Venus656'27"10n00
    Mars1253'44"7n48
    Jupiter2651'47"9s23
    Saturn2157'48"22s07
    Uranus2727'50"r10n01
    Neptune1218' 7"r7s49
    Pluto1651'23"r21s45
    TrueNode2326' 9"r13n42
    Chiron2615'54"r2n11
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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
25-Sep-2017, 17:27 UT/GMT
Sun250' 1"1s08
Moon644' 3"16s28
Mercury2210'21"4n49
Venus656'27"10n00
Mars1253'44"7n48
Jupiter2651'47"9s23
Saturn2157'48"22s07
Uranus2727'50"r10n01
Neptune1218' 7"r7s49
Pluto1651'23"r21s45
TrueNode2326' 9"r13n42
Chiron2615'54"r2n11
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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