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    5-Dec-2016, 17:20 UT/GMT
    Sun140'44"22s29
    Moon2358'40"12s26
    Mercury347'33"25s44
    Venus2747'41"22s57
    Mars1941'46"16s11
    Jupiter1736' 3"5s48
    Saturn1817'40"21s37
    Uranus2047'39"r7n33
    Neptune918'38"8s53
    Pluto165' 9"21s25
    TrueNode78' 5"r8n53
    Chiron2040'44"0n05
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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
5-Dec-2016, 17:20 UT/GMT
Sun140'44"22s29
Moon2358'40"12s26
Mercury347'33"25s44
Venus2747'41"22s57
Mars1941'46"16s11
Jupiter1736' 3"5s48
Saturn1817'40"21s37
Uranus2047'39"r7n33
Neptune918'38"8s53
Pluto165' 9"21s25
TrueNode78' 5"r8n53
Chiron2040'44"0n05
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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