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    Current Planets
    31-Oct-2014, 05:08 UT/GMT
    Sun7Scorpio41'59"14s05
    Moon8Aquarius58'28"13s14
    Mercury19Libra14'36"5s37
    Venus9Scorpio12'16"13s46
    Mars3Capricorn32' 2"24s54
    Jupiter20Leo19'31"15n18
    Saturn23Scorpio46'58"16s51
    Uranus13Aries36'16"r4n44
    Neptune4Pisces52'15"r10s25
    Pluto11Capricorn21'56"20s40
    TrueNode19Libra7'49"7s29
    Chiron13Pisces21'47"r1s57
    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
31-Oct-2014, 05:08 UT/GMT
Sun7Scorpio41'59"14s05
Moon8Aquarius58'28"13s14
Mercury19Libra14'36"5s37
Venus9Scorpio12'16"13s46
Mars3Capricorn32' 2"24s54
Jupiter20Leo19'31"15n18
Saturn23Scorpio46'58"16s51
Uranus13Aries36'16"r4n44
Neptune4Pisces52'15"r10s25
Pluto11Capricorn21'56"20s40
TrueNode19Libra7'49"7s29
Chiron13Pisces21'47"r1s57
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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