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    23-Jul-2017, 06:20 UT/GMT
    Sun036' 0"20n01
    Moon2838' 1"18n12
    Mercury2645' 5"12n35
    Venus2025'22"21n06
    Mars146'30"20n49
    Jupiter1553'54"5s08
    Saturn222' 5"r21s55
    Uranus2828'37"10n23
    Neptune1355' 3"r7s11
    Pluto1748'32"r21s31
    TrueNode2417'32"r13n25
    Chiron2839'26"r3n06
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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-Jul-2017, 06:20 UT/GMT
Sun036' 0"20n01
Moon2838' 1"18n12
Mercury2645' 5"12n35
Venus2025'22"21n06
Mars146'30"20n49
Jupiter1553'54"5s08
Saturn222' 5"r21s55
Uranus2828'37"10n23
Neptune1355' 3"r7s11
Pluto1748'32"r21s31
TrueNode2417'32"r13n25
Chiron2839'26"r3n06
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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