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    Current Planets
    25-Apr-2015, 06:32 UT/GMT
    Sun4Taurus44'57"13n06
    Moon26Cancer34'16"15n54
    Mercury20Taurus35'52"19n36
    Venus15Gemini45' 2"24n48
    Mars17Taurus58'39"17n19
    Jupiter13Leo0'54"17n48
    Saturn3Sagittarius34'29"r18s43
    Uranus17Aries30'40"6n18
    Neptune9Pisces12'14"8s49
    Pluto15Capricorn31'47"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra43'15"r3s51
    Chiron20Pisces1' 4"0n09
    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
25-Apr-2015, 06:32 UT/GMT
Sun4Taurus44'57"13n06
Moon26Cancer34'16"15n54
Mercury20Taurus35'52"19n36
Venus15Gemini45' 2"24n48
Mars17Taurus58'39"17n19
Jupiter13Leo0'54"17n48
Saturn3Sagittarius34'29"r18s43
Uranus17Aries30'40"6n18
Neptune9Pisces12'14"8s49
Pluto15Capricorn31'47"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra43'15"r3s51
Chiron20Pisces1' 4"0n09
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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