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    Current Planets
    27-Dec-2014, 09:27 UT/GMT
    Sun5Capricorn32'12"23s19
    Moon17Pisces33'43"2s44
    Mercury16Capricorn18'11"24s36
    Venus20Capricorn56'55"23s02
    Mars17Aquarius26'44"16s43
    Jupiter22Leo3'58"r14n57
    Saturn0Sagittarius23'34"18s21
    Uranus12Aries34'57"4n21
    Neptune5Pisces16'33"10s16
    Pluto13Capricorn0'17"20s38
    TrueNode15Libra32'31"r6s07
    Chiron13Pisces37'23"2s08
    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
27-Dec-2014, 09:27 UT/GMT
Sun5Capricorn32'12"23s19
Moon17Pisces33'43"2s44
Mercury16Capricorn18'11"24s36
Venus20Capricorn56'55"23s02
Mars17Aquarius26'44"16s43
Jupiter22Leo3'58"r14n57
Saturn0Sagittarius23'34"18s21
Uranus12Aries34'57"4n21
Neptune5Pisces16'33"10s16
Pluto13Capricorn0'17"20s38
TrueNode15Libra32'31"r6s07
Chiron13Pisces37'23"2s08
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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