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    Current Planets
    29-Dec-2014, 05:49 UT/GMT
    Sun7Capricorn25'13"23s14
    Moon13Aries27' 6"5n29
    Mercury19Capricorn15'38"24s13
    Venus23Capricorn15'58"22s42
    Mars18Aquarius53'32"16s16
    Jupiter21Leo57' 1"r14n59
    Saturn0Sagittarius35' 5"18s23
    Uranus12Aries35'34"4n22
    Neptune5Pisces19' 6"10s15
    Pluto13Capricorn4' 8"20s38
    TrueNode15Libra31'33"6s07
    Chiron13Pisces40'53"2s08
    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
29-Dec-2014, 05:49 UT/GMT
Sun7Capricorn25'13"23s14
Moon13Aries27' 6"5n29
Mercury19Capricorn15'38"24s13
Venus23Capricorn15'58"22s42
Mars18Aquarius53'32"16s16
Jupiter21Leo57' 1"r14n59
Saturn0Sagittarius35' 5"18s23
Uranus12Aries35'34"4n22
Neptune5Pisces19' 6"10s15
Pluto13Capricorn4' 8"20s38
TrueNode15Libra31'33"6s07
Chiron13Pisces40'53"2s08
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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