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    Current Planets
    29-Mar-2015, 17:02 UT/GMT
    Sun8Aries41' 8"3n27
    Moon5Leo38'34"14n13
    Mercury27Pisces28'27"2s54
    Venus14Taurus43'59"17n00
    Mars28Aries32' 4"10n49
    Jupiter12Leo44'53"r17n55
    Saturn4Sagittarius44'21"r18s59
    Uranus16Aries0'20"5n43
    Neptune8Pisces25' 5"9s06
    Pluto15Capricorn27'32"20s29
    TrueNode10Libra0'17"r3s58
    Chiron18Pisces35' 2"0n26
    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
29-Mar-2015, 17:02 UT/GMT
Sun8Aries41' 8"3n27
Moon5Leo38'34"14n13
Mercury27Pisces28'27"2s54
Venus14Taurus43'59"17n00
Mars28Aries32' 4"10n49
Jupiter12Leo44'53"r17n55
Saturn4Sagittarius44'21"r18s59
Uranus16Aries0'20"5n43
Neptune8Pisces25' 5"9s06
Pluto15Capricorn27'32"20s29
TrueNode10Libra0'17"r3s58
Chiron18Pisces35' 2"0n26
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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