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    Current Planets
    28-May-2016, 04:56 UT/GMT
    Sun7Gemini17'49"21n31
    Moon20Aquarius59' 1"12s19
    Mercury15Taurus32' 6"12n56
    Venus4Gemini40'12"20n41
    Mars29Scorpio46'51"r21s31
    Jupiter13Virgo46'38"7n35
    Saturn13Sagittarius33'55"r20s38
    Uranus23Aries0'31"8n23
    Neptune11Pisces57'50"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn6'54"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo4' 5"r4n43
    Chiron24Pisces50'53"1n48
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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The national chart of Australia

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There are many charts for various stages in the development of Australia, beginning with Captain Cook's voyage in the 18th century. However, the birth of modern Australia, with its federal system, occurred in 1901, when both the Sun and Saturn were together in the tenacious, goal-orientated, earthy sign of Capricorn.

Although some people might imagine that Australia is represented entirely by Dame Edna and Crocodile Dundee, the tough, enduring, determined quality of this horoscope, enriched by far-ranging, innovative thinking and enormous creative power, suggests an altogether different and more potent entity. The emphasis in Australia's birth chart is in those spheres connected with philosophy and the deeper levels of existence, and this is reflected in the work of the great novelist Patrick White as well as a thriving, sophisticated astrological community and a film industry whose creative versatility often puts Hollywood to shame.

Pluto, moving over the four planets placed in Sagittarius in Australia's chart, is likely to expand and enrich the creative potential of the country, as well as bringing to the boil that ferociously independent spirit which seeks complete freedom from its British past. It is likely that over the next few years Australia will indeed make its own way in the world as a fully independent nation state.

Despite a deep love of material stability and of the land itself, reflected by the nation's Moon in Taurus, Pluto's powerful transits are likely to be reflected in some necessary upheaval and change in political and economic structures as well as in a deep re-evaluation of the relationship Australians have with their native Aboriginal population. The next few years are likely to be exciting, turbulent, productive times which release great creative potential and demand the expression of a new and more potent identity to the outside world.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 1 January 1901, 1.25 pm GST, Melbourne)

Current Planets
28-May-2016, 04:56 UT/GMT
Sun7Gemini17'49"21n31
Moon20Aquarius59' 1"12s19
Mercury15Taurus32' 6"12n56
Venus4Gemini40'12"20n41
Mars29Scorpio46'51"r21s31
Jupiter13Virgo46'38"7n35
Saturn13Sagittarius33'55"r20s38
Uranus23Aries0'31"8n23
Neptune11Pisces57'50"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn6'54"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo4' 5"r4n43
Chiron24Pisces50'53"1n48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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