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    Current Planets
    21-Feb-2017, 10:36 UT/GMT
    Sun259' 9"10s24
    Moon145' 7"18s46
    Mercury2212'41"16s05
    Venus1053'21"8n58
    Mars1755'35"6n58
    Jupiter2246'46"r7s29
    Saturn2615' 6"22s05
    Uranus2145'41"7n57
    Neptune1122'44"8s05
    Pluto1835'15"21s13
    TrueNode323'20"r10n16
    Chiron2325' 2"0n53
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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
21-Feb-2017, 10:36 UT/GMT
Sun259' 9"10s24
Moon145' 7"18s46
Mercury2212'41"16s05
Venus1053'21"8n58
Mars1755'35"6n58
Jupiter2246'46"r7s29
Saturn2615' 6"22s05
Uranus2145'41"7n57
Neptune1122'44"8s05
Pluto1835'15"21s13
TrueNode323'20"r10n16
Chiron2325' 2"0n53
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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