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    Current Planets
    30-May-2015, 23:15 UT/GMT
    Sun9Gemini13'29"21n50
    Moon7Scorpio2'44"11s33
    Mercury8Gemini49'26"r19n38
    Venus24Cancer24' 3"23n52
    Mars13Gemini11'40"22n52
    Jupiter16Leo28'53"16n44
    Saturn1Sagittarius3' 3"r18s14
    Uranus19Aries16'10"6n58
    Neptune9Pisces46'31"8s37
    Pluto15Capricorn6' 5"r20s34
    TrueNode8Libra19'17"r3s18
    Chiron21Pisces17' 7"0n44
    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
30-May-2015, 23:15 UT/GMT
Sun9Gemini13'29"21n50
Moon7Scorpio2'44"11s33
Mercury8Gemini49'26"r19n38
Venus24Cancer24' 3"23n52
Mars13Gemini11'40"22n52
Jupiter16Leo28'53"16n44
Saturn1Sagittarius3' 3"r18s14
Uranus19Aries16'10"6n58
Neptune9Pisces46'31"8s37
Pluto15Capricorn6' 5"r20s34
TrueNode8Libra19'17"r3s18
Chiron21Pisces17' 7"0n44
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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