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    19-Aug-2017, 02:29 UT/GMT
    Sun2618'48"12n45
    Moon2042' 6"18n57
    Mercury957' 7"r3n32
    Venus2135'28"21n06
    Mars1859'11"16n13
    Jupiter1944' 9"6s40
    Saturn2112'56"r21s57
    Uranus2825'27"r10n22
    Neptune1318'49"r7s25
    Pluto1714'18"r21s38
    TrueNode2413'17"13n27
    Chiron2753'29"r2n50
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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-Aug-2017, 02:29 UT/GMT
Sun2618'48"12n45
Moon2042' 6"18n57
Mercury957' 7"r3n32
Venus2135'28"21n06
Mars1859'11"16n13
Jupiter1944' 9"6s40
Saturn2112'56"r21s57
Uranus2825'27"r10n22
Neptune1318'49"r7s25
Pluto1714'18"r21s38
TrueNode2413'17"13n27
Chiron2753'29"r2n50
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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