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    Current Planets
    30-Oct-2014, 15:53 UT/GMT
    Sun7Scorpio8'52"13s54
    Moon1Aquarius11' 0"14s52
    Mercury18Libra47'21"5s30
    Venus8Scorpio30'45"13s32
    Mars3Capricorn7'24"24s54
    Jupiter20Leo15'45"15n19
    Saturn23Scorpio43' 7"16s50
    Uranus13Aries37'27"r4n44
    Neptune4Pisces52'33"r10s25
    Pluto11Capricorn21'19"20s40
    TrueNode19Libra7'54"r7s29
    Chiron13Pisces22'31"r1s57
    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
30-Oct-2014, 15:53 UT/GMT
Sun7Scorpio8'52"13s54
Moon1Aquarius11' 0"14s52
Mercury18Libra47'21"5s30
Venus8Scorpio30'45"13s32
Mars3Capricorn7'24"24s54
Jupiter20Leo15'45"15n19
Saturn23Scorpio43' 7"16s50
Uranus13Aries37'27"r4n44
Neptune4Pisces52'33"r10s25
Pluto11Capricorn21'19"20s40
TrueNode19Libra7'54"r7s29
Chiron13Pisces22'31"r1s57
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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