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    29-Aug-2016, 15:56 UT/GMT
    Sun643'40"9n02
    Moon417' 4"15n59
    Mercury292'25"3s15
    Venus2928'49"1n14
    Mars1238'53"25s02
    Jupiter2743'17"1n55
    Saturn959'30"20s25
    Uranus248' 1"r8n46
    Neptune1044'16"r8s21
    Pluto156'54"r21s19
    TrueNode1243'36"r6n47
    Chiron2340'45"r1n32
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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
29-Aug-2016, 15:56 UT/GMT
Sun643'40"9n02
Moon417' 4"15n59
Mercury292'25"3s15
Venus2928'49"1n14
Mars1238'53"25s02
Jupiter2743'17"1n55
Saturn959'30"20s25
Uranus248' 1"r8n46
Neptune1044'16"r8s21
Pluto156'54"r21s19
TrueNode1243'36"r6n47
Chiron2340'45"r1n32
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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