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    Current Planets
    24-May-2015, 20:28 UT/GMT
    Sun3Gemini21'18"20n49
    Moon23Leo49'33"10n10
    Mercury11Gemini55'51"r21n49
    Venus18Cancer9' 9"24n56
    Mars8Gemini56'47"22n13
    Jupiter15Leo40'33"16n59
    Saturn1Sagittarius30'14"r18s19
    Uranus19Aries0'26"6n52
    Neptune9Pisces43'26"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn12'39"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra23' 5"r3s19
    Chiron21Pisces8'12"0n39
    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
24-May-2015, 20:28 UT/GMT
Sun3Gemini21'18"20n49
Moon23Leo49'33"10n10
Mercury11Gemini55'51"r21n49
Venus18Cancer9' 9"24n56
Mars8Gemini56'47"22n13
Jupiter15Leo40'33"16n59
Saturn1Sagittarius30'14"r18s19
Uranus19Aries0'26"6n52
Neptune9Pisces43'26"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn12'39"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra23' 5"r3s19
Chiron21Pisces8'12"0n39
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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