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    Current Planets
    31-Aug-2016, 02:03 UT/GMT
    Sun86'10"8n32
    Moon2252'23"12n11
    Mercury293'47"r3s24
    Venus113'22"0n30
    Mars1325'50"25s07
    Jupiter281' 4"1n48
    Saturn101'49"20s25
    Uranus245'59"r8n46
    Neptune1041'56"r8s22
    Pluto155'49"r21s19
    TrueNode1242'51"r6n47
    Chiron2337' 2"r1n30
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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
31-Aug-2016, 02:03 UT/GMT
Sun86'10"8n32
Moon2252'23"12n11
Mercury293'47"r3s24
Venus113'22"0n30
Mars1325'50"25s07
Jupiter281' 4"1n48
Saturn101'49"20s25
Uranus245'59"r8n46
Neptune1041'56"r8s22
Pluto155'49"r21s19
TrueNode1242'51"r6n47
Chiron2337' 2"r1n30
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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