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    Current Planets
    22-Sep-2017, 15:58 UT/GMT
    Sun2950' 3"0n04
    Moon296'16"6s45
    Mercury1642'49"6n54
    Venus311'32"11n17
    Mars1057'21"8n33
    Jupiter2613'54"9s09
    Saturn2149'10"22s06
    Uranus2734'20"r10n03
    Neptune1222'49"r7s47
    Pluto1651'49"r21s45
    TrueNode2343'28"r13n37
    Chiron2624'15"r2n14
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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
22-Sep-2017, 15:58 UT/GMT
Sun2950' 3"0n04
Moon296'16"6s45
Mercury1642'49"6n54
Venus311'32"11n17
Mars1057'21"8n33
Jupiter2613'54"9s09
Saturn2149'10"22s06
Uranus2734'20"r10n03
Neptune1222'49"r7s47
Pluto1651'49"r21s45
TrueNode2343'28"r13n37
Chiron2624'15"r2n14
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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