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    Current Planets
    30-Jan-2015, 16:25 UT/GMT
    Sun10Aquarius27'11"17s37
    Moon22Gemini17'55"18n27
    Mercury10Aquarius12' 7"r14s20
    Venus3Pisces48'31"11s32
    Mars14Pisces15'40"6s57
    Jupiter18Leo34' 7"r16n10
    Saturn3Sagittarius24'54"18s53
    Uranus13Aries14'11"4n38
    Neptune6Pisces17' 5"9s53
    Pluto14Capricorn10'31"20s34
    TrueNode12Libra15' 3"r4s50
    Chiron15Pisces6'21"1s42
    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
30-Jan-2015, 16:25 UT/GMT
Sun10Aquarius27'11"17s37
Moon22Gemini17'55"18n27
Mercury10Aquarius12' 7"r14s20
Venus3Pisces48'31"11s32
Mars14Pisces15'40"6s57
Jupiter18Leo34' 7"r16n10
Saturn3Sagittarius24'54"18s53
Uranus13Aries14'11"4n38
Neptune6Pisces17' 5"9s53
Pluto14Capricorn10'31"20s34
TrueNode12Libra15' 3"r4s50
Chiron15Pisces6'21"1s42
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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