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    9-Dec-2016, 14:34 UT/GMT
    Sun1757'26"22s53
    Moon1637' 1"3n34
    Mercury832' 7"25s17
    Venus218'13"21s56
    Mars2237'13"15s10
    Jupiter1812'42"6s01
    Saturn1845'13"21s40
    Uranus2043'26"r7n31
    Neptune920'58"8s52
    Pluto1612'16"21s24
    TrueNode74'20"r8n55
    Chiron2042' 6"0n04
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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
9-Dec-2016, 14:34 UT/GMT
Sun1757'26"22s53
Moon1637' 1"3n34
Mercury832' 7"25s17
Venus218'13"21s56
Mars2237'13"15s10
Jupiter1812'42"6s01
Saturn1845'13"21s40
Uranus2043'26"r7n31
Neptune920'58"8s52
Pluto1612'16"21s24
TrueNode74'20"r8n55
Chiron2042' 6"0n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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