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    3-Dec-2016, 15:44 UT/GMT
    Sun1154'53"22s13
    Moon2756' 1"17s27
    Mercury12'53"25s50
    Venus2523' 1"23s26
    Mars188'33"16s42
    Jupiter1715'55"5s41
    Saturn183' 3"21s36
    Uranus2050'10"r7n33
    Neptune917'36"8s53
    Pluto161'27"21s25
    TrueNode715'23"r8n51
    Chiron2040'21"0n05
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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
3-Dec-2016, 15:44 UT/GMT
Sun1154'53"22s13
Moon2756' 1"17s27
Mercury12'53"25s50
Venus2523' 1"23s26
Mars188'33"16s42
Jupiter1715'55"5s41
Saturn183' 3"21s36
Uranus2050'10"r7n33
Neptune917'36"8s53
Pluto161'27"21s25
TrueNode715'23"r8n51
Chiron2040'21"0n05
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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