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    Current Planets
    2-Mar-2015, 21:48 UT/GMT
    Sun11Pisces59'18"7s04
    Moon11Leo6'28"13n07
    Mercury16Aquarius0' 2"16s58
    Venus12Aries21'34"4n18
    Mars8Aries21' 6"2n53
    Jupiter14Leo38'52"r17n23
    Saturn4Sagittarius48'51"19s04
    Uranus14Aries33'11"5n09
    Neptune7Pisces26'37"9s27
    Pluto15Capricorn2' 1"20s30
    TrueNode10Libra14'30"r4s03
    Chiron16Pisces56'32"1s04
    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
2-Mar-2015, 21:48 UT/GMT
Sun11Pisces59'18"7s04
Moon11Leo6'28"13n07
Mercury16Aquarius0' 2"16s58
Venus12Aries21'34"4n18
Mars8Aries21' 6"2n53
Jupiter14Leo38'52"r17n23
Saturn4Sagittarius48'51"19s04
Uranus14Aries33'11"5n09
Neptune7Pisces26'37"9s27
Pluto15Capricorn2' 1"20s30
TrueNode10Libra14'30"r4s03
Chiron16Pisces56'32"1s04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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