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    Current Planets
    23-Feb-2017, 03:24 UT/GMT
    Sun441'53"9s47
    Moon2241'48"18s07
    Mercury256' 3"15s09
    Venus1130'44"9n29
    Mars1910'21"7n27
    Jupiter2241'41"r7s26
    Saturn2621'56"22s05
    Uranus2150' 0"7n58
    Neptune1126'35"8s03
    Pluto1837'54"21s12
    TrueNode323'27"10n16
    Chiron2330'54"0n55
    Explanations of the symbols
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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
23-Feb-2017, 03:24 UT/GMT
Sun441'53"9s47
Moon2241'48"18s07
Mercury256' 3"15s09
Venus1130'44"9n29
Mars1910'21"7n27
Jupiter2241'41"r7s26
Saturn2621'56"22s05
Uranus2150' 0"7n58
Neptune1126'35"8s03
Pluto1837'54"21s12
TrueNode323'27"10n16
Chiron2330'54"0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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