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    Current Planets
    5-May-2015, 19:40 UT/GMT
    Sun14Taurus59'30"16n20
    Moon4Sagittarius31'44"16s52
    Mercury5Gemini56'21"23n52
    Venus27Gemini38' 8"25n56
    Mars25Taurus32' 6"19n23
    Jupiter13Leo42'22"17n35
    Saturn2Sagittarius53'26"r18s35
    Uranus18Aries4'46"6n31
    Neptune9Pisces26'17"8s44
    Pluto15Capricorn27'37"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra35' 9"r3s48
    Chiron20Pisces29' 9"0n21
    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
5-May-2015, 19:40 UT/GMT
Sun14Taurus59'30"16n20
Moon4Sagittarius31'44"16s52
Mercury5Gemini56'21"23n52
Venus27Gemini38' 8"25n56
Mars25Taurus32' 6"19n23
Jupiter13Leo42'22"17n35
Saturn2Sagittarius53'26"r18s35
Uranus18Aries4'46"6n31
Neptune9Pisces26'17"8s44
Pluto15Capricorn27'37"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra35' 9"r3s48
Chiron20Pisces29' 9"0n21
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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