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    Current Planets
    2-Jun-2015, 13:52 UT/GMT
    Sun11Gemini43'29"22n11
    Moon10Sagittarius28'24"17s34
    Mercury7Gemini23'11"r18n45
    Venus26Cancer59'58"23n18
    Mars14Gemini59'52"23n06
    Jupiter16Leo50'51"16n37
    Saturn0Sagittarius51'38"r18s12
    Uranus19Aries22'30"7n00
    Neptune9Pisces47'28"8s37
    Pluto15Capricorn3' 4"r20s34
    TrueNode7Libra59'12"r3s10
    Chiron21Pisces20'21"0n45
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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
2-Jun-2015, 13:52 UT/GMT
Sun11Gemini43'29"22n11
Moon10Sagittarius28'24"17s34
Mercury7Gemini23'11"r18n45
Venus26Cancer59'58"23n18
Mars14Gemini59'52"23n06
Jupiter16Leo50'51"16n37
Saturn0Sagittarius51'38"r18s12
Uranus19Aries22'30"7n00
Neptune9Pisces47'28"8s37
Pluto15Capricorn3' 4"r20s34
TrueNode7Libra59'12"r3s10
Chiron21Pisces20'21"0n45
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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