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    Current Planets
    27-Feb-2015, 00:02 UT/GMT
    Sun8Pisces3'57"8s33
    Moon23Gemini17'20"18n17
    Mercury11Aquarius26' 3"17s44
    Venus7Aries34'32"2n17
    Mars5Aries22' 2"1n40
    Jupiter15Leo4'33"r17n15
    Saturn4Sagittarius43'27"19s04
    Uranus14Aries21'37"5n05
    Neptune7Pisces17'42"9s31
    Pluto14Capricorn56'41"20s31
    TrueNode10Libra30'48"r4s10
    Chiron16Pisces42' 3"1s09
    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
27-Feb-2015, 00:02 UT/GMT
Sun8Pisces3'57"8s33
Moon23Gemini17'20"18n17
Mercury11Aquarius26' 3"17s44
Venus7Aries34'32"2n17
Mars5Aries22' 2"1n40
Jupiter15Leo4'33"r17n15
Saturn4Sagittarius43'27"19s04
Uranus14Aries21'37"5n05
Neptune7Pisces17'42"9s31
Pluto14Capricorn56'41"20s31
TrueNode10Libra30'48"r4s10
Chiron16Pisces42' 3"1s09
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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