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    Current Planets
    7-Feb-2016, 01:45 UT/GMT
    Sun17Aquarius42'13"15s31
    Moon27Capricorn32'53"16s29
    Mercury22Capricorn9'43"20s56
    Venus17Capricorn31' 3"21s54
    Mars17Scorpio56' 4"15s47
    Jupiter21Virgo50'36"r4n31
    Saturn14Sagittarius35'44"20s53
    Uranus17Aries19'57"6n14
    Neptune8Pisces40'48"9s03
    Pluto16Capricorn17'18"20s55
    TrueNode22Virgo10'55"r3n06
    Chiron19Pisces5' 8"0n29
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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
7-Feb-2016, 01:45 UT/GMT
Sun17Aquarius42'13"15s31
Moon27Capricorn32'53"16s29
Mercury22Capricorn9'43"20s56
Venus17Capricorn31' 3"21s54
Mars17Scorpio56' 4"15s47
Jupiter21Virgo50'36"r4n31
Saturn14Sagittarius35'44"20s53
Uranus17Aries19'57"6n14
Neptune8Pisces40'48"9s03
Pluto16Capricorn17'18"20s55
TrueNode22Virgo10'55"r3n06
Chiron19Pisces5' 8"0n29
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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