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    Current Planets
    30-Mar-2017, 05:38 UT/GMT
    Sun942'38"3n51
    Moon829'42"9n52
    Mercury2819'33"12n58
    Venus21' 0"r7n54
    Mars1427'18"16n31
    Jupiter1921'25"r6s07
    Saturn2745'16"22s05
    Uranus2336'29"8n39
    Neptune1244'40"7s34
    Pluto1917' 7"21s09
    TrueNode252' 0"r10n27
    Chiron2536'25"1n42
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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-Mar-2017, 05:38 UT/GMT
Sun942'38"3n51
Moon829'42"9n52
Mercury2819'33"12n58
Venus21' 0"r7n54
Mars1427'18"16n31
Jupiter1921'25"r6s07
Saturn2745'16"22s05
Uranus2336'29"8n39
Neptune1244'40"7s34
Pluto1917' 7"21s09
TrueNode252' 0"r10n27
Chiron2536'25"1n42
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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