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    Current Planets
    26-Apr-2017, 06:46 UT/GMT
    Sun613'45"13n36
    Moon30'39"8n19
    Mercury2622'46"r10n09
    Venus294'11"1n35
    Mars320'43"21n26
    Jupiter1558'47"r4s51
    Saturn2728'12"r22s03
    Uranus258'52"9n13
    Neptune1334'26"7s16
    Pluto1923'25"r21s10
    TrueNode111'56"r11n03
    Chiron275'20"2n18
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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
26-Apr-2017, 06:46 UT/GMT
Sun613'45"13n36
Moon30'39"8n19
Mercury2622'46"r10n09
Venus294'11"1n35
Mars320'43"21n26
Jupiter1558'47"r4s51
Saturn2728'12"r22s03
Uranus258'52"9n13
Neptune1334'26"7s16
Pluto1923'25"r21s10
TrueNode111'56"r11n03
Chiron275'20"2n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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