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    Current Planets
    5-Jul-2015, 11:01 UT/GMT
    Sun13Cancer7'33"22n47
    Moon27Aquarius58'44"9s21
    Mercury24Gemini21'16"21n57
    Venus24Leo14'28"13n24
    Mars7Cancer18'32"24n01
    Jupiter22Leo24'11"14n51
    Saturn28Scorpio53'14"r17s52
    Uranus20Aries19'27"7n21
    Neptune9Pisces40'37"r8s40
    Pluto14Capricorn17'32"r20s42
    TrueNode4Libra30'16"r1s47
    Chiron21Pisces30' 7"r0n55
    Explanations of the symbols
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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-Jul-2015, 11:01 UT/GMT
Sun13Cancer7'33"22n47
Moon27Aquarius58'44"9s21
Mercury24Gemini21'16"21n57
Venus24Leo14'28"13n24
Mars7Cancer18'32"24n01
Jupiter22Leo24'11"14n51
Saturn28Scorpio53'14"r17s52
Uranus20Aries19'27"7n21
Neptune9Pisces40'37"r8s40
Pluto14Capricorn17'32"r20s42
TrueNode4Libra30'16"r1s47
Chiron21Pisces30' 7"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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