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    Current Planets
    26-Dec-2014, 14:04 UT/GMT
    Sun4Capricorn42'49"23s21
    Moon5Pisces59'40"6s19
    Mercury15Capricorn0'37"24s45
    Venus19Capricorn56' 9"23s10
    Mars16Aquarius48'50"16s55
    Jupiter22Leo6'49"r14n56
    Saturn0Sagittarius18'28"18s20
    Uranus12Aries34'44"4n21
    Neptune5Pisces15'28"10s16
    Pluto12Capricorn58'36"20s38
    TrueNode15Libra34'46"r6s08
    Chiron13Pisces35'54"2s09
    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
26-Dec-2014, 14:04 UT/GMT
Sun4Capricorn42'49"23s21
Moon5Pisces59'40"6s19
Mercury15Capricorn0'37"24s45
Venus19Capricorn56' 9"23s10
Mars16Aquarius48'50"16s55
Jupiter22Leo6'49"r14n56
Saturn0Sagittarius18'28"18s20
Uranus12Aries34'44"4n21
Neptune5Pisces15'28"10s16
Pluto12Capricorn58'36"20s38
TrueNode15Libra34'46"r6s08
Chiron13Pisces35'54"2s09
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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