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    Current Planets
    30-Jul-2016, 23:52 UT/GMT
    Sun812'58"18n12
    Moon135'34"18n30
    Mercury021'28"12n02
    Venus233'28"15n13
    Mars2859'45"22s44
    Jupiter2153'14"4n16
    Saturn955'26"r20s18
    Uranus2430'26"r8n55
    Neptune1129'17"r8s03
    Pluto1539'19"r21s12
    TrueNode1310'55"r6n36
    Chiron2446' 2"r1n56
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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
30-Jul-2016, 23:52 UT/GMT
Sun812'58"18n12
Moon135'34"18n30
Mercury021'28"12n02
Venus233'28"15n13
Mars2859'45"22s44
Jupiter2153'14"4n16
Saturn955'26"r20s18
Uranus2430'26"r8n55
Neptune1129'17"r8s03
Pluto1539'19"r21s12
TrueNode1310'55"r6n36
Chiron2446' 2"r1n56
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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