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    24-Feb-2017, 04:36 UT/GMT
    Sun545'19"9s24
    Moon61'19"16s24
    Mercury2654'31"14s32
    Venus1151' 4"9n48
    Mars1956'28"7n46
    Jupiter2238'17"r7s25
    Saturn2626' 2"22s05
    Uranus2152'44"7n59
    Neptune1128'58"8s02
    Pluto1839'31"21s12
    TrueNode323'40"10n16
    Chiron2334'33"0n56
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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-Feb-2017, 04:36 UT/GMT
Sun545'19"9s24
Moon61'19"16s24
Mercury2654'31"14s32
Venus1151' 4"9n48
Mars1956'28"7n46
Jupiter2238'17"r7s25
Saturn2626' 2"22s05
Uranus2152'44"7n59
Neptune1128'58"8s02
Pluto1839'31"21s12
TrueNode323'40"10n16
Chiron2334'33"0n56
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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