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    Current Planets
    28-Aug-2015, 22:31 UT/GMT
    Sun5Virgo18' 2"9n34
    Moon23Aquarius32'57"10s38
    Mercury1Libra34' 2"1s56
    Venus15Leo48'28"r8n31
    Mars12Leo49'56"18n02
    Jupiter3Virgo47'26"10n56
    Saturn28Scorpio51'18"18s05
    Uranus20Aries3'55"r7n14
    Neptune8Pisces29'37"r9s08
    Pluto13Capricorn9'23"r20s55
    TrueNode1Libra8'29"r0n27
    Chiron19Pisces52' 8"r0n23
    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
28-Aug-2015, 22:31 UT/GMT
Sun5Virgo18' 2"9n34
Moon23Aquarius32'57"10s38
Mercury1Libra34' 2"1s56
Venus15Leo48'28"r8n31
Mars12Leo49'56"18n02
Jupiter3Virgo47'26"10n56
Saturn28Scorpio51'18"18s05
Uranus20Aries3'55"r7n14
Neptune8Pisces29'37"r9s08
Pluto13Capricorn9'23"r20s55
TrueNode1Libra8'29"r0n27
Chiron19Pisces52' 8"r0n23
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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