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    Current Planets
    3-Dec-2016, 22:55 UT/GMT
    Sun1213' 6"22s15
    Moon138'56"16s56
    Mercury127' 9"25s49
    Venus2544' 0"23s22
    Mars1822' 3"16s37
    Jupiter1718'51"5s42
    Saturn185'10"21s36
    Uranus2049'47"r7n33
    Neptune917'44"8s53
    Pluto161'58"21s25
    TrueNode713'35"r8n51
    Chiron2040'24"0n05
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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
3-Dec-2016, 22:55 UT/GMT
Sun1213' 6"22s15
Moon138'56"16s56
Mercury127' 9"25s49
Venus2544' 0"23s22
Mars1822' 3"16s37
Jupiter1718'51"5s42
Saturn185'10"21s36
Uranus2049'47"r7n33
Neptune917'44"8s53
Pluto161'58"21s25
TrueNode713'35"r8n51
Chiron2040'24"0n05
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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