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    Current Planets
    5-Aug-2015, 09:03 UT/GMT
    Sun12Leo38'47"17n01
    Moon20Aries16'35"6n26
    Mercury25Leo38'11"14n25
    Venus28Leo24' 0"r6n14
    Mars27Cancer39'43"21n36
    Jupiter28Leo41'42"12n44
    Saturn28Scorpio17'25"17s52
    Uranus20Aries27'47"r7n23
    Neptune9Pisces6'28"r8s54
    Pluto13Capricorn33'42"r20s50
    TrueNode2Libra7'32"0n51
    Chiron20Pisces48'30"r0n43
    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
5-Aug-2015, 09:03 UT/GMT
Sun12Leo38'47"17n01
Moon20Aries16'35"6n26
Mercury25Leo38'11"14n25
Venus28Leo24' 0"r6n14
Mars27Cancer39'43"21n36
Jupiter28Leo41'42"12n44
Saturn28Scorpio17'25"17s52
Uranus20Aries27'47"r7n23
Neptune9Pisces6'28"r8s54
Pluto13Capricorn33'42"r20s50
TrueNode2Libra7'32"0n51
Chiron20Pisces48'30"r0n43
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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