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    Current Planets
    28-May-2017, 14:47 UT/GMT
    Sun727'35"21n33
    Moon171'59"19n06
    Mercury1437'52"13n34
    Venus2145'29"6n41
    Mars2517'23"24n12
    Jupiter1325'53"r3s58
    Saturn2547' 6"r22s00
    Uranus2650'33"9n49
    Neptune1410' 5"7s03
    Pluto193'39"r21s16
    TrueNode2741'55"r12n16
    Chiron2822'24"2n52
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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-May-2017, 14:47 UT/GMT
Sun727'35"21n33
Moon171'59"19n06
Mercury1437'52"13n34
Venus2145'29"6n41
Mars2517'23"24n12
Jupiter1325'53"r3s58
Saturn2547' 6"r22s00
Uranus2650'33"9n49
Neptune1410' 5"7s03
Pluto193'39"r21s16
TrueNode2741'55"r12n16
Chiron2822'24"2n52
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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