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    Current Planets
    21-Sep-2017, 18:45 UT/GMT
    Sun2858' 9"0n25
    Moon1748'19"3s06
    Mercury1510'51"7n27
    Venus26'41"11n39
    Mars1023'44"8n45
    Jupiter263' 2"9s05
    Saturn2146'50"22s05
    Uranus2736'10"r10n04
    Neptune1224'12"r7s46
    Pluto1651'59"r21s45
    TrueNode2348'58"r13n35
    Chiron2626'40"r2n16
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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
21-Sep-2017, 18:45 UT/GMT
Sun2858' 9"0n25
Moon1748'19"3s06
Mercury1510'51"7n27
Venus26'41"11n39
Mars1023'44"8n45
Jupiter263' 2"9s05
Saturn2146'50"22s05
Uranus2736'10"r10n04
Neptune1224'12"r7s46
Pluto1651'59"r21s45
TrueNode2348'58"r13n35
Chiron2626'40"r2n16
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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