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    Current Planets
    24-Sep-2017, 20:48 UT/GMT
    Sun159'25"0n47
    Moon2621'42"14s19
    Mercury2037'16"5n25
    Venus553'11"10n22
    Mars1221' 2"8n01
    Jupiter2641' 6"9s19
    Saturn2155'17"22s06
    Uranus2729'41"r10n01
    Neptune1219'25"r7s48
    Pluto1651'29"r21s45
    TrueNode2330' 6"r13n41
    Chiron2618'14"r2n12
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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
24-Sep-2017, 20:48 UT/GMT
Sun159'25"0n47
Moon2621'42"14s19
Mercury2037'16"5n25
Venus553'11"10n22
Mars1221' 2"8n01
Jupiter2641' 6"9s19
Saturn2155'17"22s06
Uranus2729'41"r10n01
Neptune1219'25"r7s48
Pluto1651'29"r21s45
TrueNode2330' 6"r13n41
Chiron2618'14"r2n12
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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