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    Current Planets
    22-May-2015, 09:59 UT/GMT
    Sun1Gemini0'43"20n21
    Moon23Cancer51'25"16n28
    Mercury12Gemini43'23"r22n36
    Venus15Cancer36'30"25n16
    Mars7Gemini14'44"21n55
    Jupiter15Leo22'36"17n05
    Saturn1Sagittarius41' 8"r18s21
    Uranus18Aries53'51"6n49
    Neptune9Pisces41'53"8s39
    Pluto15Capricorn15' 3"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra32'11"r3s23
    Chiron21Pisces4' 8"0n37
    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
22-May-2015, 09:59 UT/GMT
Sun1Gemini0'43"20n21
Moon23Cancer51'25"16n28
Mercury12Gemini43'23"r22n36
Venus15Cancer36'30"25n16
Mars7Gemini14'44"21n55
Jupiter15Leo22'36"17n05
Saturn1Sagittarius41' 8"r18s21
Uranus18Aries53'51"6n49
Neptune9Pisces41'53"8s39
Pluto15Capricorn15' 3"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra32'11"r3s23
Chiron21Pisces4' 8"0n37
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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