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    Current Planets
    21-Apr-2018, 02:44 UT/GMT
    Sun057'26"11n48
    Moon718'23"20n25
    Mercury68' 4"0n49
    Venus2538'18"19n34
    Mars1839'22"23s04
    Jupiter2033' 5"r16s39
    Saturn98'29"r22s14
    Uranus2837'48"10n30
    Neptune1535'27"6s32
    Pluto2117'12"21s28
    TrueNode1116' 0"r17n24
    Chiron012' 9"3n13
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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)

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Current Planets
21-Apr-2018, 02:44 UT/GMT
Sun057'26"11n48
Moon718'23"20n25
Mercury68' 4"0n49
Venus2538'18"19n34
Mars1839'22"23s04
Jupiter2033' 5"r16s39
Saturn98'29"r22s14
Uranus2837'48"10n30
Neptune1535'27"6s32
Pluto2117'12"21s28
TrueNode1116' 0"r17n24
Chiron012' 9"3n13
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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