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    Current Planets
    30-May-2016, 22:30 UT/GMT
    Sun9Gemini55' 2"21n56
    Moon28Pisces26' 2"1s28
    Mercury16Taurus56'36"13n16
    Venus8Gemini1'40"21n22
    Mars28Scorpio50'25"r21s27
    Jupiter13Virgo56'16"7n31
    Saturn13Sagittarius21'50"r20s36
    Uranus23Aries7'42"8n26
    Neptune11Pisces59'12"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn3'58"r20s56
    TrueNode18Virgo3' 5"r4n43
    Chiron24Pisces54'59"1n50
    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
30-May-2016, 22:30 UT/GMT
Sun9Gemini55' 2"21n56
Moon28Pisces26' 2"1s28
Mercury16Taurus56'36"13n16
Venus8Gemini1'40"21n22
Mars28Scorpio50'25"r21s27
Jupiter13Virgo56'16"7n31
Saturn13Sagittarius21'50"r20s36
Uranus23Aries7'42"8n26
Neptune11Pisces59'12"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn3'58"r20s56
TrueNode18Virgo3' 5"r4n43
Chiron24Pisces54'59"1n50
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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