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    4-Dec-2016, 02:16 UT/GMT
    Sun1221'36"22s16
    Moon323'14"16s40
    Mercury138'26"25s49
    Venus2553'47"23s20
    Mars1828'20"16s35
    Jupiter1720'14"5s42
    Saturn186' 9"21s36
    Uranus2049'37"r7n33
    Neptune917'48"8s53
    Pluto162'13"21s25
    TrueNode712'50"r8n52
    Chiron2040'25"0n05
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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
4-Dec-2016, 02:16 UT/GMT
Sun1221'36"22s16
Moon323'14"16s40
Mercury138'26"25s49
Venus2553'47"23s20
Mars1828'20"16s35
Jupiter1720'14"5s42
Saturn186' 9"21s36
Uranus2049'37"r7n33
Neptune917'48"8s53
Pluto162'13"21s25
TrueNode712'50"r8n52
Chiron2040'25"0n05
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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