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    Current Planets
    11-Dec-2016, 08:06 UT/GMT
    Sun1942'56"23s02
    Moon120'35"11n06
    Mercury1023'38"24s59
    Venus418' 6"21s26
    Mars2355'28"14s43
    Jupiter1828'31"6s07
    Saturn1857'29"21s41
    Uranus2041'47"r7n31
    Neptune922'11"8s51
    Pluto1615'30"21s24
    TrueNode653'36"r8n59
    Chiron2042'59"0n04
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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
11-Dec-2016, 08:06 UT/GMT
Sun1942'56"23s02
Moon120'35"11n06
Mercury1023'38"24s59
Venus418' 6"21s26
Mars2355'28"14s43
Jupiter1828'31"6s07
Saturn1857'29"21s41
Uranus2041'47"r7n31
Neptune922'11"8s51
Pluto1615'30"21s24
TrueNode653'36"r8n59
Chiron2042'59"0n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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