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    Current Planets
    28-Apr-2017, 09:34 UT/GMT
    Sun817'20"14n16
    Moon459'12"16n10
    Mercury2522' 1"r9n15
    Venus2955'59"1n34
    Mars448'10"21n43
    Jupiter1544'30"r4s45
    Saturn2723'57"r22s03
    Uranus2516' 1"9n15
    Neptune1337'40"7s14
    Pluto1922'59"r21s11
    TrueNode051'20"r11n10
    Chiron2711'32"2n21
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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
28-Apr-2017, 09:34 UT/GMT
Sun817'20"14n16
Moon459'12"16n10
Mercury2522' 1"r9n15
Venus2955'59"1n34
Mars448'10"21n43
Jupiter1544'30"r4s45
Saturn2723'57"r22s03
Uranus2516' 1"9n15
Neptune1337'40"7s14
Pluto1922'59"r21s11
TrueNode051'20"r11n10
Chiron2711'32"2n21
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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