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    20-Feb-2017, 18:13 UT/GMT
    Sun217'52"10s39
    Moon2330'47"18s19
    Mercury213'50"16s27
    Venus1036'50"8n45
    Mars1725'32"6n46
    Jupiter2248'40"r7s29
    Saturn2612'18"22s05
    Uranus2143'58"7n56
    Neptune1121'12"8s05
    Pluto1834' 9"21s13
    TrueNode323'23"r10n16
    Chiron2322'41"0n52
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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
20-Feb-2017, 18:13 UT/GMT
Sun217'52"10s39
Moon2330'47"18s19
Mercury213'50"16s27
Venus1036'50"8n45
Mars1725'32"6n46
Jupiter2248'40"r7s29
Saturn2612'18"22s05
Uranus2143'58"7n56
Neptune1121'12"8s05
Pluto1834' 9"21s13
TrueNode323'23"r10n16
Chiron2322'41"0n52
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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