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    Current Planets
    26-Jan-2015, 04:00 UT/GMT
    Sun5Aquarius51'47"18s48
    Moon22Aries44'40"8n00
    Mercury15Aquarius9'31"r13s49
    Venus28Aquarius11' 0"13s35
    Mars10Pisces44'22"8s21
    Jupiter19Leo9' 0"r15n58
    Saturn3Sagittarius5'37"18s50
    Uranus13Aries5'48"4n35
    Neptune6Pisces7'46"9s56
    Pluto14Capricorn1'43"20s35
    TrueNode12Libra27'12"4s55
    Chiron14Pisces52' 7"1s47
    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
26-Jan-2015, 04:00 UT/GMT
Sun5Aquarius51'47"18s48
Moon22Aries44'40"8n00
Mercury15Aquarius9'31"r13s49
Venus28Aquarius11' 0"13s35
Mars10Pisces44'22"8s21
Jupiter19Leo9' 0"r15n58
Saturn3Sagittarius5'37"18s50
Uranus13Aries5'48"4n35
Neptune6Pisces7'46"9s56
Pluto14Capricorn1'43"20s35
TrueNode12Libra27'12"4s55
Chiron14Pisces52' 7"1s47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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