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    Current Planets
    21-Aug-2017, 05:15 UT/GMT
    Sun2821' 1"12n03
    Moon215'25"14n11
    Mercury835'56"r3n59
    Venus245'43"20n48
    Mars2020'11"15n48
    Jupiter205'28"6s49
    Saturn2111'50"r21s57
    Uranus2823'44"r10n21
    Neptune1315'30"r7s27
    Pluto1712' 6"r21s39
    TrueNode2413'39"13n27
    Chiron2748'42"r2n48
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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
21-Aug-2017, 05:15 UT/GMT
Sun2821' 1"12n03
Moon215'25"14n11
Mercury835'56"r3n59
Venus245'43"20n48
Mars2020'11"15n48
Jupiter205'28"6s49
Saturn2111'50"r21s57
Uranus2823'44"r10n21
Neptune1315'30"r7s27
Pluto1712' 6"r21s39
TrueNode2413'39"13n27
Chiron2748'42"r2n48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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