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    22-Feb-2018, 09:20 UT/GMT
    Sun341'52"10s09
    Moon2129'45"13n05
    Mercury746' 9"10s12
    Venus1417'12"7s31
    Mars1618'56"22s21
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    TrueNode1447'54"r16n24
    Chiron2651'54"1n56
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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
22-Feb-2018, 09:20 UT/GMT
Sun341'52"10s09
Moon2129'45"13n05
Mercury746' 9"10s12
Venus1417'12"7s31
Mars1618'56"22s21
Jupiter2252'56"17s22
Saturn648'17"22s23
Uranus2538'30"9n24
Neptune1332'51"7s18
Pluto2027' 7"21s30
TrueNode1447'54"r16n24
Chiron2651'54"1n56
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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