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    Current Planets
    5-May-2015, 05:19 UT/GMT
    Sun14Taurus24'45"16n10
    Moon26Scorpio51'37"15s44
    Mercury5Gemini16'53"23n44
    Venus26Gemini58'13"25n54
    Mars25Taurus6'33"19n17
    Jupiter13Leo39'32"17n36
    Saturn2Sagittarius55'54"r18s36
    Uranus18Aries2'53"6n30
    Neptune9Pisces25'34"8s44
    Pluto15Capricorn27'56"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra38'32"r3s49
    Chiron20Pisces27'41"0n20
    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-May-2015, 05:19 UT/GMT
Sun14Taurus24'45"16n10
Moon26Scorpio51'37"15s44
Mercury5Gemini16'53"23n44
Venus26Gemini58'13"25n54
Mars25Taurus6'33"19n17
Jupiter13Leo39'32"17n36
Saturn2Sagittarius55'54"r18s36
Uranus18Aries2'53"6n30
Neptune9Pisces25'34"8s44
Pluto15Capricorn27'56"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra38'32"r3s49
Chiron20Pisces27'41"0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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