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    Current Planets
    27-Jul-2016, 13:47 UT/GMT
    Sun456'44"19n02
    Moon136'39"11n30
    Mercury2455' 7"14n17
    Venus1851'16"16n33
    Mars2750'17"22s28
    Jupiter2116'19"4n30
    Saturn100'21"r20s18
    Uranus2430'20"8n55
    Neptune1133'37"r8s02
    Pluto1543'58"r21s11
    TrueNode1322'32"r6n32
    Chiron2451'29"r1n57
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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
27-Jul-2016, 13:47 UT/GMT
Sun456'44"19n02
Moon136'39"11n30
Mercury2455' 7"14n17
Venus1851'16"16n33
Mars2750'17"22s28
Jupiter2116'19"4n30
Saturn100'21"r20s18
Uranus2430'20"8n55
Neptune1133'37"r8s02
Pluto1543'58"r21s11
TrueNode1322'32"r6n32
Chiron2451'29"r1n57
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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