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    Current Planets
    21-Apr-2015, 12:24 UT/GMT
    Sun1Taurus5'12"11n51
    Moon7Gemini31' 3"17n11
    Mercury13Taurus30'12"16n59
    Venus11Gemini26'57"24n06
    Mars15Taurus15'49"16n30
    Jupiter12Leo50'44"17n51
    Saturn3Sagittarius47'37"r18s46
    Uranus17Aries18' 8"6n13
    Neptune9Pisces6'31"8s51
    Pluto15Capricorn32'29"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra52' 6"r3s55
    Chiron19Pisces50' 5"0n04
    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
21-Apr-2015, 12:24 UT/GMT
Sun1Taurus5'12"11n51
Moon7Gemini31' 3"17n11
Mercury13Taurus30'12"16n59
Venus11Gemini26'57"24n06
Mars15Taurus15'49"16n30
Jupiter12Leo50'44"17n51
Saturn3Sagittarius47'37"r18s46
Uranus17Aries18' 8"6n13
Neptune9Pisces6'31"8s51
Pluto15Capricorn32'29"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra52' 6"r3s55
Chiron19Pisces50' 5"0n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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