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    19-Nov-2017, 01:53 UT/GMT
    Sun2655'12"19s28
    Moon328'20"16s06
    Mercury189'20"25s28
    Venus1432'15"15s07
    Mars1713'52"5s45
    Jupiter834'15"13s24
    Saturn2626'17"22s26
    Uranus2521'51"r9n15
    Neptune1128' 9"r8s07
    Pluto1729'35"21s46
    TrueNode1842'22"r15n13
    Chiron2426'23"r1n18
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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)

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Current Planets
19-Nov-2017, 01:53 UT/GMT
Sun2655'12"19s28
Moon328'20"16s06
Mercury189'20"25s28
Venus1432'15"15s07
Mars1713'52"5s45
Jupiter834'15"13s24
Saturn2626'17"22s26
Uranus2521'51"r9n15
Neptune1128' 9"r8s07
Pluto1729'35"21s46
TrueNode1842'22"r15n13
Chiron2426'23"r1n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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