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    Current Planets
    26-Jun-2017, 23:04 UT/GMT
    Sun530'50"23n19
    Moon153'20"15n27
    Mercury120'37"24n33
    Venus2116'23"15n27
    Mars1441'47"23n37
    Jupiter1339'41"4s10
    Saturn2339'51"r21s57
    Uranus2758'11"10n13
    Neptune1414' 7"r7s02
    Pluto1826'57"r21s23
    TrueNode2515'33"r13n06
    Chiron2851'25"3n07
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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
26-Jun-2017, 23:04 UT/GMT
Sun530'50"23n19
Moon153'20"15n27
Mercury120'37"24n33
Venus2116'23"15n27
Mars1441'47"23n37
Jupiter1339'41"4s10
Saturn2339'51"r21s57
Uranus2758'11"10n13
Neptune1414' 7"r7s02
Pluto1826'57"r21s23
TrueNode2515'33"r13n06
Chiron2851'25"3n07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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