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    Current Planets
    29-Nov-2014, 07:50 UT/GMT
    Sun7Sagittarius0'23"21s29
    Moon5Pisces45'55"6s10
    Mercury1Sagittarius56' 2"20s38
    Venus15Sagittarius43'53"22s57
    Mars25Capricorn37' 7"22s23
    Jupiter22Leo28'48"14n42
    Saturn27Scorpio13'50"17s41
    Uranus12Aries47' 8"r4n25
    Neptune4Pisces50'53"10s25
    Pluto12Capricorn5'10"20s40
    TrueNode18Libra5' 8"r7s06
    Chiron13Pisces6'37"2s12
    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
29-Nov-2014, 07:50 UT/GMT
Sun7Sagittarius0'23"21s29
Moon5Pisces45'55"6s10
Mercury1Sagittarius56' 2"20s38
Venus15Sagittarius43'53"22s57
Mars25Capricorn37' 7"22s23
Jupiter22Leo28'48"14n42
Saturn27Scorpio13'50"17s41
Uranus12Aries47' 8"r4n25
Neptune4Pisces50'53"10s25
Pluto12Capricorn5'10"20s40
TrueNode18Libra5' 8"r7s06
Chiron13Pisces6'37"2s12
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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