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    Current Planets
    29-Jul-2015, 01:44 UT/GMT
    Sun5Leo39'37"18n51
    Moon3Capricorn59'25"18s17
    Mercury11Leo33'14"19n02
    Venus0Virgo30'24"r7n02
    Mars22Cancer54'10"22n25
    Jupiter27Leo9' 4"13n16
    Saturn28Scorpio17'47"r17s50
    Uranus20Aries30' 0"r7n24
    Neptune9Pisces16'25"r8s50
    Pluto13Capricorn43'16"r20s48
    TrueNode2Libra40'30"r1s04
    Chiron21Pisces2'16"r0n48
    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-Jul-2015, 01:44 UT/GMT
Sun5Leo39'37"18n51
Moon3Capricorn59'25"18s17
Mercury11Leo33'14"19n02
Venus0Virgo30'24"r7n02
Mars22Cancer54'10"22n25
Jupiter27Leo9' 4"13n16
Saturn28Scorpio17'47"r17s50
Uranus20Aries30' 0"r7n24
Neptune9Pisces16'25"r8s50
Pluto13Capricorn43'16"r20s48
TrueNode2Libra40'30"r1s04
Chiron21Pisces2'16"r0n48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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