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    14-Dec-2017, 15:40 UT/GMT
    Sun2250'20"23s14
    Moon138'18"10s56
    Mercury194'38"r20s50
    Venus1641'26"22s33
    Mars318'50"11s41
    Jupiter1347'24"15s00
    Saturn2920'45"22s31
    Uranus2443'26"r9n02
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    Pluto1812'35"21s43
    TrueNode1633'51"r15n52
    Chiron2421'22"1n10
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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)

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Current Planets
14-Dec-2017, 15:40 UT/GMT
Sun2250'20"23s14
Moon138'18"10s56
Mercury194'38"r20s50
Venus1641'26"22s33
Mars318'50"11s41
Jupiter1347'24"15s00
Saturn2920'45"22s31
Uranus2443'26"r9n02
Neptune1136'18"8s04
Pluto1812'35"21s43
TrueNode1633'51"r15n52
Chiron2421'22"1n10
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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