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    22-Jan-2018, 18:42 UT/GMT
    Sun241'42"19s33
    Moon630'47"1s13
    Mercury1626'27"23s20
    Venus555' 2"19s55
    Mars2741' 5"18s56
    Jupiter2010'50"16s44
    Saturn351'45"22s30
    Uranus2444'47"9n04
    Neptune1228'54"7s43
    Pluto1931' 4"21s36
    TrueNode1458'14"16n21
    Chiron2521'24"1n25
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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)

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Current Planets
22-Jan-2018, 18:42 UT/GMT
Sun241'42"19s33
Moon630'47"1s13
Mercury1626'27"23s20
Venus555' 2"19s55
Mars2741' 5"18s56
Jupiter2010'50"16s44
Saturn351'45"22s30
Uranus2444'47"9n04
Neptune1228'54"7s43
Pluto1931' 4"21s36
TrueNode1458'14"16n21
Chiron2521'24"1n25
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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