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    Current Planets
    22-Nov-2014, 23:54 UT/GMT
    Sun0Sagittarius36' 2"20s16
    Moon6Sagittarius32'59"17s38
    Mercury21Scorpio54'49"17s38
    Venus7Sagittarius47' 4"21s37
    Mars20Capricorn45' 7"23s15
    Jupiter22Leo13'20"14n46
    Saturn26Scorpio28'45"17s30
    Uranus12Aries55' 5"r4n28
    Neptune4Pisces48'42"10s26
    Pluto11Capricorn54'13"20s40
    TrueNode18Libra37'58"r7s18
    Chiron13Pisces5'49"r2s10
    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
22-Nov-2014, 23:54 UT/GMT
Sun0Sagittarius36' 2"20s16
Moon6Sagittarius32'59"17s38
Mercury21Scorpio54'49"17s38
Venus7Sagittarius47' 4"21s37
Mars20Capricorn45' 7"23s15
Jupiter22Leo13'20"14n46
Saturn26Scorpio28'45"17s30
Uranus12Aries55' 5"r4n28
Neptune4Pisces48'42"10s26
Pluto11Capricorn54'13"20s40
TrueNode18Libra37'58"r7s18
Chiron13Pisces5'49"r2s10
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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