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    Current Planets
    20-Sep-2017, 03:25 UT/GMT
    Sun2721'59"1n03
    Moon2617'44"4n02
    Mercury1225' 4"8n24
    Venus06'36"12n18
    Mars921'24"9n09
    Jupiter2542'59"8s57
    Saturn2142'42"22s05
    Uranus2739'30"r10n05
    Neptune1226'47"r7s46
    Pluto1652'22"r21s44
    TrueNode2357' 8"r13n32
    Chiron2631' 9"r2n17
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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
20-Sep-2017, 03:25 UT/GMT
Sun2721'59"1n03
Moon2617'44"4n02
Mercury1225' 4"8n24
Venus06'36"12n18
Mars921'24"9n09
Jupiter2542'59"8s57
Saturn2142'42"22s05
Uranus2739'30"r10n05
Neptune1226'47"r7s46
Pluto1652'22"r21s44
TrueNode2357' 8"r13n32
Chiron2631' 9"r2n17
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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