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    Current Planets
    7-Jul-2015, 14:44 UT/GMT
    Sun15Cancer10'48"22n34
    Moon28Pisces52'46"0n00
    Mercury27Gemini56'30"22n30
    Venus25Leo28' 5"12n42
    Mars8Cancer44'44"23n57
    Jupiter22Leo48'58"14n43
    Saturn28Scorpio47'58"r17s52
    Uranus20Aries21'32"7n21
    Neptune9Pisces39' 0"r8s41
    Pluto14Capricorn14'19"r20s42
    TrueNode4Libra25'26"r1s45
    Chiron21Pisces28'44"r0n55
    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
7-Jul-2015, 14:44 UT/GMT
Sun15Cancer10'48"22n34
Moon28Pisces52'46"0n00
Mercury27Gemini56'30"22n30
Venus25Leo28' 5"12n42
Mars8Cancer44'44"23n57
Jupiter22Leo48'58"14n43
Saturn28Scorpio47'58"r17s52
Uranus20Aries21'32"7n21
Neptune9Pisces39' 0"r8s41
Pluto14Capricorn14'19"r20s42
TrueNode4Libra25'26"r1s45
Chiron21Pisces28'44"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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