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    Current Planets
    16-Aug-2017, 18:35 UT/GMT
    Sun244'21"13n30
    Moon1658'56"17n57
    Mercury110' 4"r3n19
    Venus1850'28"21n23
    Mars1729'56"16n41
    Jupiter1921' 9"6s31
    Saturn2114'38"r21s57
    Uranus2827' 6"r10n22
    Neptune1322'25"r7s24
    Pluto1716'50"r21s37
    TrueNode2413' 3"r13n27
    Chiron2758'34"r2n52
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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
16-Aug-2017, 18:35 UT/GMT
Sun244'21"13n30
Moon1658'56"17n57
Mercury110' 4"r3n19
Venus1850'28"21n23
Mars1729'56"16n41
Jupiter1921' 9"6s31
Saturn2114'38"r21s57
Uranus2827' 6"r10n22
Neptune1322'25"r7s24
Pluto1716'50"r21s37
TrueNode2413' 3"r13n27
Chiron2758'34"r2n52
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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