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    Current Planets
    27-Mar-2017, 07:06 UT/GMT
    Sun648'12"2n42
    Moon2549' 2"3s31
    Mercury2424'11"11n02
    Venus347' 7"r8n57
    Mars1222'14"15n52
    Jupiter1943'15"r6s15
    Saturn2742'48"22s05
    Uranus2326'40"8n35
    Neptune1238'30"7s36
    Pluto1915' 7"21s10
    TrueNode35'30"r10n22
    Chiron2526' 0"1n38
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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
27-Mar-2017, 07:06 UT/GMT
Sun648'12"2n42
Moon2549' 2"3s31
Mercury2424'11"11n02
Venus347' 7"r8n57
Mars1222'14"15n52
Jupiter1943'15"r6s15
Saturn2742'48"22s05
Uranus2326'40"8n35
Neptune1238'30"7s36
Pluto1915' 7"21s10
TrueNode35'30"r10n22
Chiron2526' 0"1n38
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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