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    22-Jan-2018, 01:00 UT/GMT
    Sun156'40"19s43
    Moon277'29"4s24
    Mercury1520'29"23s23
    Venus459'25"20s08
    Mars2713'48"18s49
    Jupiter205'11"16s43
    Saturn346'57"22s30
    Uranus2444' 1"9n04
    Neptune1227'32"7s43
    Pluto1929'35"21s36
    TrueNode1457'22"16n21
    Chiron2519'37"1n24
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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)

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Current Planets
22-Jan-2018, 01:00 UT/GMT
Sun156'40"19s43
Moon277'29"4s24
Mercury1520'29"23s23
Venus459'25"20s08
Mars2713'48"18s49
Jupiter205'11"16s43
Saturn346'57"22s30
Uranus2444' 1"9n04
Neptune1227'32"7s43
Pluto1929'35"21s36
TrueNode1457'22"16n21
Chiron2519'37"1n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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