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    Current Planets
    19-Jan-2017, 15:14 UT/GMT
    Sun2944'20"20s12
    Moon2632'31"6s22
    Mercury538'28"22s00
    Venus1642'11"5s03
    Mars2333'36"3s05
    Jupiter2239' 9"7s33
    Saturn2323'56"21s59
    Uranus2045' 8"7n33
    Neptune1014' 8"8s31
    Pluto1734'48"21s18
    TrueNode356' 8"10n04
    Chiron2145'20"0n19
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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
19-Jan-2017, 15:14 UT/GMT
Sun2944'20"20s12
Moon2632'31"6s22
Mercury538'28"22s00
Venus1642'11"5s03
Mars2333'36"3s05
Jupiter2239' 9"7s33
Saturn2323'56"21s59
Uranus2045' 8"7n33
Neptune1014' 8"8s31
Pluto1734'48"21s18
TrueNode356' 8"10n04
Chiron2145'20"0n19
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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