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    Current Planets
    23-May-2015, 08:22 UT/GMT
    Sun1Gemini54'32"20n32
    Moon5Leo31'25"14n27
    Mercury12Gemini27'47"r22n19
    Venus16Cancer35' 8"25n09
    Mars7Gemini53'49"22n02
    Jupiter15Leo29'23"17n03
    Saturn1Sagittarius36'58"r18s20
    Uranus18Aries56'23"6n50
    Neptune9Pisces42'30"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn14' 9"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra27'17"r3s21
    Chiron21Pisces5'43"0n38
    Explanations of the symbols
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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
23-May-2015, 08:22 UT/GMT
Sun1Gemini54'32"20n32
Moon5Leo31'25"14n27
Mercury12Gemini27'47"r22n19
Venus16Cancer35' 8"25n09
Mars7Gemini53'49"22n02
Jupiter15Leo29'23"17n03
Saturn1Sagittarius36'58"r18s20
Uranus18Aries56'23"6n50
Neptune9Pisces42'30"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn14' 9"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra27'17"r3s21
Chiron21Pisces5'43"0n38
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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