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    31-Jul-2016, 09:46 UT/GMT
    Sun836'38"18n06
    Moon721'51"18n30
    Mercury059'26"11n46
    Venus2333'53"15n03
    Mars298'33"22s46
    Jupiter2157'45"4n14
    Saturn954'55"r20s18
    Uranus2430'25"r8n55
    Neptune1128'44"r8s04
    Pluto1538'46"r21s12
    TrueNode138'44"r6n37
    Chiron2445'21"r1n55
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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
31-Jul-2016, 09:46 UT/GMT
Sun836'38"18n06
Moon721'51"18n30
Mercury059'26"11n46
Venus2333'53"15n03
Mars298'33"22s46
Jupiter2157'45"4n14
Saturn954'55"r20s18
Uranus2430'25"r8n55
Neptune1128'44"r8s04
Pluto1538'46"r21s12
TrueNode138'44"r6n37
Chiron2445'21"r1n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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